Atelier Versace Autumn 2011

30/09/2011

Autumn inspirations

23/09/2011

Merle Bergers in Grazia Germany No. 36 September 2011 (photography: Leo Krumbacher, styling: Nino Cerone)
Whether it’s the cut, colour, shape or texture, the autumn is about beautiful comforts that feel like a warm hug and make me feel feminine. It’s just a mood board, a bit of fun, a few ideas that help me create a few new looks with clothes I’ve already got, although I’ll need to get a new lipstick and continue my search for that special dress or top in a rich shade of burgundy.

Merle Bergers in Grazia Germany No. 36 September 2011 (photography: Leo Krumbacher, styling: Nino Cerone)
Amelia Heinle in In Style November 1999 (photography: Matthew Rolson)
Elle Russia November 2010 (photography: Jan Welters) | burgundy | marsala
Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2010
Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2010
Kendra Spears in Vogue UK August 2010 (photography: Ben Weller, styling: Emma Elwick-Bates & Verity Parker)
Natalia Gotsiy in Vogue Paris October 2005
Marie Claire UK September 2009 (photography: Jonty Davies, Myres Robertson, Heather Favelli, Stewart Shining, Iris Brosch & Frederic Pinet)
Photo source: Merle Bergers in Grazia Germany No. 36 September 2011 (photography: Leo Krumbacher, styling: Nino Cerone), Amelia Heinle in In Style November 1999 (photography: Matthew Rolson), Elle Russia November 2010 (photography: Jan Welters), Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2010 via style.com, Kendra Spears in Vogue UK August 2010 (photography: Ben Weller, styling: Emma Elwick-Bates & Verity Parker), Natalia Gotsiy in Vogue Paris October 2005, Marie Claire UK September 2009 (photography: Jonty Davies, Myres Robertson, Heather Favelli, Stewart Shining, Iris Brosch & Frederic Pinet)

LFW: Mary Katrantzou Spring 2012

22/09/2011

Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012
“Inspired by nature, but viewed through a hyper-real lens", Mary Katrantzou’ Spring 2012 collection set in the old Eurostar terminal softened with thousands of carnations was a hypnotic blend of stunning images printed on tulle, chiffon and techno fabrics.

Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012
From borrowed from Paradise fields of flowers, exotic birds, and coral reefs to bows of steel, car parts and tin cans inspired by the crushed-car sculpture of the American artist John Chamberlain the prints were mesmerising.

Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012
It was a fresh, rainbow-like, summer-perfect and totally unforgettable collection that looked like a wearable work of art.

Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012
Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012
Photo sources: Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012 via style.com, fashionising.com

Viktor & Rolf launch a book

Viktor & Rolf Fairy Tales Book launch / via fashioned by love
Creative people are talented in many ways. Take Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, the

Gucci love

21/09/2011

Gucci spring/summer 2012
Fell in love with this dress after watching Gucci Spring 2012 collection streamed on-line earlier today. It’s so simple, chic and sensual in a way it moves and the back view can totally catch you off guard. It would be a dream to have this piece one day.

Photo source: Gucci Spring/Summer 2012 via style.com

Stylish quote

Carolyn Murphy in Vogue US June 1997 (photography: Steven Meisel)
"Real fashion change comes from real changes in real life. Everything else is just decoration."

Tom Ford

Photo source: Carolyn Murphy in Vogue US June 1997 (photography: Steven Meisel)

LFW: Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012

19/09/2011

Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012
There are a lot of things I love about Burberry even before I get to talk about the actual clothes and accessories. I adore Christopher Bailey for being so incredibly talented and charming and actually taking his time to twit personally just about an hour before the show no matter how crazy busy it must have been for him, for making a small video for all of us anxiously waiting before our PC screens and, of course, streaming the show live later and twitting a photo of every look before it hit the runway.

Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012
Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012
Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012
Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012
Again it was the highlight of the London Fashion Week for me. The collection was perfect, yet again, from head to toe, from the stripy raffia hats to the most gorgeous sky-high booties, sandals and wedges, especially those, in delicious toffee-coloured leather, woven and decorated with wooden beads and, of course, incredible skirts, pleated dresses, trenches and parkas in between. I loved the tribal and batik prints, leather and raffia details and rich colour palette.

Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012
Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012
Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012
Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012
With his new Spring collection Christopher Bailey gave us coquettish dresses, printed pencil skirts, sweet tops and dresses draped around the body and decorated with most adorable bow details. He also kept in mind the fact that good old British summer isn’t so much about floating around in barely there silks, but requires some wardrobe substance to protect our pale selves from the rain and temperamental weather. As a result knitwear, classic trenches and cropped parkas, from beautifully simple to most elaborate works of art completed this yet again gorgeous collection.

Photo source: Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2012 via style.com

La nouvelle amazon

Natalia Vodianova in La Nouvelle Amazon | Elle France Special Mode 2004 (photography: Stephane Sednaoui)
A special story from Elle France 2004 photographed by Stephane Sednaoui. It’s like a dream that lives among enchanted trees and hidden treasures just waiting to be found. A magical kingdom guarded by an amazon who has the most beautiful eyes in the world.

Natalia Vodianova in La Nouvelle Amazon | Elle France Special Mode 2004 (photography: Stephane Sednaoui)
Natalia Vodianova in La Nouvelle Amazon | Elle France Special Mode 2004 (photography: Stephane Sednaoui)
Natalia Vodianova in La Nouvelle Amazon | Elle France Special Mode 2004 (photography: Stephane Sednaoui)
Natalia Vodianova in La Nouvelle Amazon | Elle France Special Mode 2004 (photography: Stephane Sednaoui)
Natalia Vodianova in La Nouvelle Amazon | Elle France Special Mode 2004 (photography: Stephane Sednaoui)
Natalia Vodianova in La Nouvelle Amazon | Elle France Special Mode 2004 (photography: Stephane Sednaoui)
Photo source: Natalia Vodianova in La Nouvelle Amazon | Elle France Special Mode 2004 (photography: Stephane Sednaoui)

Latest fashion news & musings

17/09/2011

Natalia Vodianova in From Russia with Love | Telegraph Fashion UK 16 March 2003 (photography: David Armstrong, styling: Daniela Agnelli)
How fabulous is that Lanvin dress from 2003 Natalia’s wearing? It was a gorgeous collection…

Well, today I’m following a “talk about what you see” rule, so please don’t seek any logic in a story – just enjoy the reading (hopefully).

According to the latest fashion news, Giles Deacon left Ungaro and nobody knows who is going to replace him. I quietly hope it’s going to be Giambattista Valli because he’s highly capable of producing couture, ready-to-wear, colour, gorgeous shapes, chic and impeccable cut. He would feel solid to me and it would be nice to see somebody like him finally giving the house of Ungaro plenty of TLC after it’s been through hands of several designers and, most shockingly, Lindsay Lohan.

Another house that’s trying to get their act together is, of course, Dior. Apparently, Mr Jacobs will be replacing him. I’m not going to jump in with my opinion on the new creative collaboration, however, do want to mention that, as far as Dior is concerned, I’m totally with Franca Sozzani on this, but frankly I don’t think Galliano would actually return to the house of Dior after they treated him like some unwanted toy that got a few dusty spots, nor Dior would have guts to apologise to the designer. Shame, but here we go.

Oh, lets talk more about fashion houses, shall we? To celebrate the launch of their first perfume Bottega Veneta released a short movie directed by Christian Weber and Tomas Maier. It’s all about sensations as if showing the birth of the fragrance itself. Beautiful and classy, as always.



And that’s about it for now. Don’t want to keep you in front of your screen for ages on a glorious Saturday morning.

Photo source: Natalia Vodianova in From Russia with Love | Telegraph Fashion UK 16 March 2003 (photography: David Armstrong, styling: Daniela Agnelli)

NYFW: Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012

15/09/2011

Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
An indulgent drama created by yards of traffic stopping coloured crisp taffeta, delicate organza, intricate lace, perfect craftsmanship and classic patterns. My heart began to race as I was browsing the looks, falling in love with the parachute skirts that begged to be gathered in my hands in all their voluptuous deliciousness when I take them dancing... The dreams also included white eyelet lace and crochet dresses, a white three-quarter sleeve coat and a powder-pink dress covered in delicate applique of organza petals, a burst of yellow and red silks, lady-like suits with an ageless feel and a gown that resembled melted gold gliding over every curve of the body. It felt fresh, young and perfect. Definitely my most favourite Oscar de la Renta collection so far.

Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012
Photo source: Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2012 via stylebistro.com