Stylish quote

28/12/2011

Tatiana Cotliar in Elle France September 2011 (photography: David Burton)
"Fashion has two purposes: comfort and love. Beauty comes when fashion succeeds."

Coco Chanel

Photo source: Tatiana Cotliar in Elle France September 2011 (photography: David Burton)

All that glitters

27/12/2011

Shalom Harlow in Harper’s Bazaar September 1995 (photography: Mario Testino)
For some, it’s a trend, for others – a necessity, but whatever your reasons are, a little bit

Merry Christmas to You!

24/12/2011

Sasha Pivovarova by Mario Testing for Vogue UK December 2007 Christmas theme editorial / Come home for Christmas Jon Bon Jovi & Cindy Crawford video by Herb Ritts via fashioned by love / british fashion blog
Are you ready for Christmas? It’s almost here. All the presents are wrapped and the house looks beautiful and feels peaceful.

I don’t believe in a Christmas rush. We like it quiet. No crowds, just the three of us. Oscar gets his presents in the morning, then – a special long walk, a wash and blow-dry. And then we just relax. I cook a special dinner, of course – there’s no Christmas without delicious food and warm mince pies.

For the first time this year I won’t be blogging tomorrow – it’s time to take a break and be with my little family. Blogging will resume on Boxing day and continue as usual, with a beautiful editorial and a stylish quote to inspire and a few other posts to tease and tempt and entertain you.

I hope tomorrow you will get your dream gifts (and if you get an extra Chanel 2.55 that you just don’t need – please think of me, I’ll gladly adopt it), a kiss from somebody special and hugs from the loved ones. I hope your home will be filled with love, warmth, joy and smiles.

I hope it will be just the way you like and want it to be.

Thank you for stopping by Fashioned by Love today. Enjoy this very special Christmas song in a company of Jon Bon Jovi and Cindy C. and have a wonderful holiday!


Photo source: Sasha Pivovarova in Vogue UK December 2007 (photography: Mario Testino)

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

23/12/2011

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

22/12/2011

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

21/12/2011

Natalia Vodianova & Justin Portman in Field of dreams / Vogue US November 2008 (photography: Mario Testino, styling: Grace Coddington) via fashioned by love / british fashion blog
Ten Lords-a-Leaping
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click to reveal today’s wish list item

Photo source: Natalia Vodianova & Justin Portman in Field of dreams / Vogue US November 2008 (photography: Mario Testino, styling: Grace Coddington)

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

20/12/2011

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

18/12/2011

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

17/12/2011

Romee Strijd in The age of innocence / Vogue Novias Spring/Summer 2010 (photography: Stefania Paparelli)
Six Geese-a-Laying
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click to reveal today’s wish list item

Photo source: Romee Strijd in The age of innocence / Vogue Novias Spring/Summer 2010 (photography: Stefania Paparelli)

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

16/12/2011

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

15/12/2011

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me

14/12/2011

Edita Vilkeviciute in Vogue Nippon June 2010 (photography: Nathaniel Goldberg, styling: Ludivine Poiblanc) via fashioned by love / british fashion blog
Three French Hens
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click to reveal today’s wish list item

Photo source: Edita Vilkeviciute in Vogue Nippon June 2010 (photography: Nathaniel Goldberg, styling: Ludivine Poiblanc)

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

13/12/2011

Jeisa Chiminazzo in Lacy Sunday / Marie Claire US March 2011 (photography: Tesh, styling: Laura Ferrera)
Two Turtle Doves…
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click to reveal today’s wish list item

Photo source: Jeisa Chiminazzo in Lacy Sunday / Marie Claire US March 2011 (photography: Tesh, styling: Laura Ferrera)

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

12/12/2011

Elle Russia April 2010 (photography: Marcin Tyszka, styling: Ekaterina Mukhina)
A Partridge in a Pear Tree…
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click to reveal today’s wish list item

Photo source: Elle Russia April 2010 (photography: Marcin Tyszka, styling: Ekaterina Mukhina)

Makes me smile every time

11/12/2011

Russian top-models: Kristina Semenovskaya

09/12/2011

Stylish quote

07/12/2011

Sasha Pivovarova in Vogue Paris June 2009 (photography: Bruce Weber, styling: Carine Roitfeld)
"You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life."

Coco Chanel

Photo source: Sasha Pivovarova in Vogue Paris June 2009 (photography: Bruce Weber, styling: Carine Roitfeld)

Super quick tip for shiny glossy hair

06/12/2011

Ruslana Korshunova in W November 2004 (photography: Mario Sorrenti)
I’ve found this piece of advice in the January issue of Vogue 1973! Yes, I know, it’s been a looooooooooooooong time since that article was published, but this simple tip for achieving beautiful glossy polished hair without using any chemical solutions or heated appliances is so brilliant it must not be forgotten. Perfect for girls with a bob hair-cut or those with long straight hair.

Use a small silk scarf, rub the hair from roots to ends briskly, but gently. The silk will absorb any surface oil or dust, keep stray hairs in place, but won’t disturb the perfect line…
I just love it.

Photo source: Ruslana Korshunova in W November 2004 (photography: Mario Sorrenti)

Natalia Vodianova in Vogue Italia 2004

05/12/2011

Natalia Vodianova in The girl of singular beauty | Vogue Italia September 2004 (photography: Paolo Roversi)
I thought it would be a good idea to publish this editorial before we all get into sparkly full-on Christmas spirit and our excited minds would probably crave something easy-breezy-beautiful (sorry, borrowed the easy-breezy from Covergirl, hense feel like I must mention Covergirl brand. Twice.)

This story is one of my favourite Natalia’s editorials. I think she looks like a frightened innocent princess who, however, never loses her ability to flirt whenever she senses the camera lens capturing precious moments of her life. So very captivating, if slightly haunting, and special.

Natalia Vodianova in The girl of singular beauty | Vogue Italia September 2004 (photography: Paolo Roversi)
Natalia Vodianova in The girl of singular beauty | Vogue Italia September 2004 (photography: Paolo Roversi)
Natalia Vodianova in The girl of singular beauty | Vogue Italia September 2004 (photography: Paolo Roversi)
Natalia Vodianova in The girl of singular beauty | Vogue Italia September 2004 (photography: Paolo Roversi)
Natalia Vodianova in The girl of singular beauty | Vogue Italia September 2004 (photography: Paolo Roversi)
Natalia Vodianova in The girl of singular beauty | Vogue Italia September 2004 (photography: Paolo Roversi)
Natalia Vodianova in The girl of singular beauty | Vogue Italia September 2004 (photography: Paolo Roversi)
Natalia Vodianova in The girl of singular beauty | Vogue Italia September 2004 (photography: Paolo Roversi)
Natalia Vodianova in The girl of singular beauty | Vogue Italia September 2004 (photography: Paolo Roversi)
Natalia Vodianova in The girl of singular beauty | Vogue Italia September 2004 (photography: Paolo Roversi)
Natalia Vodianova in The girl of singular beauty | Vogue Italia September 2004 (photography: Paolo Roversi)
Natalia Vodianova in The girl of singular beauty | Vogue Italia September 2004 (photography: Paolo Roversi)
Natalia Vodianova in The girl of singular beauty | Vogue Italia September 2004 (photography: Paolo Roversi)
Photo source: Natalia Vodianova in The girl of singular beauty | Vogue Italia September 2004 (photography: Paolo Roversi)

The world of Yves Saint Laurent

04/12/2011

Yves Saint Laurent apartment details at Rue Babylon
A very precious documentary from 1992 that tells a story of Yves Saint Laurent and gives a wonderful