The time stands still in awe of magnificent couture. It’s just breathtaking.
Atelier Versace Autumn 2011
Versace: campaigns and stories
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
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.
It was a fresh, rainbow-like, summer-perfect and totally unforgettable collection that looked like a wearable work of art.
Photo sources: Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012 via style.com, fashionising.com
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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
LFW: 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.
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.
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
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.
Photo source: Natalia Vodianova in La Nouvelle Amazon | Elle France Special Mode 2004 (photography: Stephane Sednaoui)
Latest fashion news & musings
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)