Saturday, 21 July 2012

Signing off for a much needed break

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Last night I’ve decided to do something I have never done before. I’ve told myself to take a break from blogging and have a bit of time off. You know, the most interesting thing was that it felt totally natural and much needed, so I guess, I am doing the right thing.

So off I go… To have some me time, concentrate on work projects and, if we, Brits, are lucky enough, catch a few rays of summer sun (very doubtful, but there’s always hope).

Will return on 1 August or may be 30 July if I feel that way too familiar itchy feeling called inspiration just waiting to burst out of my brain.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend and a beautiful week!

Always yours,

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Photo source: Vogue US February 1990

P.S. Wanted to use this photo for ages – isn’t it just fabulous?

P.P.S. Miss me… xxx

Friday, 20 July 2012

Fashion models in their bathrooms

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So did I get the title right to grab your attention? Today’s post was inspired by our on-going bathroom renovation project and my love for beautiful fashion editorials. I combined the two and came up with a small collection of images where bathrooms became a background for some of the most gorgeous fashion models.

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Photo source: Elle Russia November 2010, Allure September 2011, Cosmopolitan UK June 2012, Tatler Russia 2010, Tatler Russia May 2010, ???, Vogue Germany July 2011, Vogue Italia 1993, Vogue Italia March 2011, Vogue Italia November 2002, Vogue Nippon June 2010, Vogue Italia May 2008, Vogue Russia December 2010, Vogue UK 1990s, Vogue Nippon March 2009, Vogue Paris March 2012, ???, Numero June/July 2008, Vogue US April 2012, Elle Spain April 2011, Elle February 2009, Elle UK April 2011, Allure March 2009, Elle France January 2007, Elle Italia May 2011, Elle Russia March 2008.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Deja vu editorial moment: Vogue Nippon 2010 vs Marie Claire Spain 2012

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It happened again. I have come across yet another editorial that was clearly “inspired” by something from the recent past. I just wonder why somebody would want to do that and how a magazine editor could happily sign off something that bears such an obvious resemblance to the Vogue shoot, particularly something so distinctive, so unmistakably Camilla Arkans? Beyond me, to be honest.

On the other hand the recent story from Marie Claire Spain is a perfect example that every successful editorial starts with a vision and requires real talent, not just a model, guy with a camera and a few bales of straw.

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VS

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Photo source: Vogue Nippon march 2010, Marie Claire Spain February 2012

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Stylish quote

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“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”

Coco Chanel

Photo source: Evening Standard April 2007

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Proenza Schouler

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One cannot remain indifferent to Proenza Schouler footwear because every pair is gorgeous, edgy, but without being too over the top rock chic, incredibly well-made and very, VERY comfortable. There are a few designs from the past and present I would love to own. I would also very much like to have this pair, but unfortunately for me, they aren’t available in my size anymore.

Spotted them on TheOutnet last week and was about to press the “add to the basket” button when realised my size is the only one that actually got sold out. Such a shame as was already picturing myself walking around in these lace-up booties paired with jeans, romantic summer dress, structured summer coat or very long floaty skirt and then transitioning into autumn with added chunky cardigan, trench or blazer…

Oh, and they are 70% off retail. Available here.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Natalia Vodianova in Vogue 2007

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Something decadent, like a box of delicious truffles wrapped in gold foil. A fashion delicacy, full of character, details and touches that can be admired for hours. Natalia Vodianova made up by Pat McGrath, styled by Grace Coddington (not that I even have to mention it – her genius work is so easily recognisable) and photographed by Steven Meisel.

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Photo source: Vogue US May 2007

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