Stylish quote

27/02/2013

Angela Lindvall in Marie Claire US February 2012 (photography: David Roemer) via fashioned by love british fashion blog
"The clothes in themselves do not make a statement. The woman makes a statement and the dress helps."

Jean Muir

Photo source: Angela Lindvall in Marie Claire US February 2012 (photography: David Roemer)

MFW Fall 2013: most indulgent

26/02/2013

Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter 2013
Milan wrapped a woman in the most sensual, delicious, timeless and beautiful clothes imaginable. After the sharp minimalism of New York and extravagant London, Milan visually welcomed me with wearable dreams and made me realise that, should I’ve had an unlimited budget, the shopping would be inevitable and so would be the tears of joy as I touched and embraced the clothes and buried my face in the wools, silks, cashmere and buttery soft leather inhaling the most intoxicating scent of luxury.

The lady-like full skirts and figure-fitted dresses at Prada, the soft and romantic as marshmallow’y clouds at Blumarine, the utterly gorgeous, sculpted and effortlessly chic Bottega Veneta, the Byzantine-inspired couture disguised as ready-to-wear at Dolce & Gabbana, the lady-like slick designs with a 70s feel at Maurizio Pecoraro and the emotional fashion moment at Prada.

And now it’s time to dream…

Dream No. 1. Blumarine

Blumarine Fall/Winter 2013
Blumarine Fall/Winter 2013
Blumarine Fall/Winter 2013
Dream No. 2. Bottega Veneta
Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2013
Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2013
Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2013
Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2013
Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2013
Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2013
Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2013
Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2013
Dream No. 4. Maurizio Pecoraro
Maurizio Pecoraro Fall/Winter 2013
Maurizio Pecoraro Fall/Winter 2013
Maurizio Pecoraro Fall/Winter 2013
Maurizio Pecoraro Fall/Winter 2013
Maurizio Pecoraro Fall/Winter 2013
Maurizio Pecoraro Fall/Winter 2013
Maurizio Pecoraro Fall/Winter 2013
Dream No. 5 {the ultimate}
Prada Fall/Winter 2013
Prada Fall/Winter 2013
Prada Fall/Winter 2013
Prada Fall/Winter 2013
Prada Fall/Winter 2013
Prada Fall/Winter 2013
Prada Fall/Winter 2013
Prada Fall/Winter 2013
Prada Fall/Winter 2013
Prada Fall/Winter 2013
Photo source: Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter 2013, Blumarine Fall/Winter 2013, Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2013, Maurizio Pecoraro Fall/Winter 2013, Prada Fall/Winter 2013

Christy Turlington as Jean Seberg in Vogue 1990

25/02/2013

While the world is talking about Oscars, I am here to share a story inspired by a movie star. Christy Turlington posing as Jean Seberg for the October 1990 issue of Vogue, styled by Grace Coddington and photographed by Ellen von Unwerth.

Christy Turlington in Jean Seberg | Vogue US October 1990 (photography: Ellen von Unwerth, styling: Grace Coddington)
Christy Turlington in Jean Seberg | Vogue US October 1990 (photography: Ellen von Unwerth, styling: Grace Coddington)
Christy Turlington in Jean Seberg | Vogue US October 1990 (photography: Ellen von Unwerth, styling: Grace Coddington)
Christy Turlington in Jean Seberg | Vogue US October 1990 (photography: Ellen von Unwerth, styling: Grace Coddington)
Christy Turlington in Jean Seberg | Vogue US October 1990 (photography: Ellen von Unwerth, styling: Grace Coddington)
Christy Turlington in Jean Seberg | Vogue US October 1990 (photography: Ellen von Unwerth, styling: Grace Coddington)
Photo source: Christy Turlington in Jean Seberg | Vogue US October 1990 (photography: Ellen von Unwerth, styling: Grace Coddington)

LFW Autumn 2013: few and far between

22/02/2013

Christopher Kane Fall/Winter 2013 backstage
What can I say about London fashion week? If I should say anything at all, really… It was a disappointment and felt more like a hyperactive pit stop between New York and Milan, not a proper landing in one of the fashion capitals. I was excited to see my favourites (no names this time, for obvious reasons), but some just didn’t deliver and left me feeling not just confused but fooled and I didn’t like that. At all.

It wasn’t about a woman who wears but men who design. And all I can say to those men is that it doesn’t matter how handsome you are, how many A-listers you have in a front row, or how many times you send Cara walk down the runway – if you get it wrong, you get it wrong, and everyone, even those who don’t say it out loud, will remember it until you get it right again.

Somehow I was left with an impression I usually get after watching X-Factor/American Idol editions. A kid who can’t sing is often the one who is told by his family and friends (or Central St Martins professor for that matter) how “awesome and talented” he or she is and how mean the judges are. In reality, the truth may hurt but it’s best to experience the pain in a company of your close friends than get out there in front of the millions.

Here are my favourites, though. Sculptural and feminine Antonio Berardi designs, exquisite Christopher Kane feather dress, soft vinyl-inspired geometry at David Koma, fairy tale Fairy-worthy coats and silk dresses covered in mesmerising prints and embroidery at Kinder Aggugini, elegant white ensembles at Mulberry and Temperley.

Antonio Berardi Fall/Winter 2013
Antonio Berardi Fall/Winter 2013
Antonio Berardi Fall/Winter 2013
Antonio Berardi Fall/Winter 2013
Antonio Berardi Fall/Winter 2013
Antonio Berardi Fall/Winter 2013
Antonio Berardi Fall/Winter 2013
Antonio Berardi Fall/Winter 2013
Antonio Berardi Fall/Winter 2013
Antonio Berardi Fall/Winter 2013
Antonio Berardi
Christopher Kane Fall/Winter 2013
Christopher Kane Fall/Winter 2013
Christopher Kane Fall/Winter 2013
Christopher Kane Fall/Winter 2013
Christopher Kane Fall/Winter 2013
Christopher Kane Fall/Winter 2013
Christopher Kane Fall/Winter 2013
Christopher Kane
David Koma Fall/Winter 2013
David Koma Fall/Winter 2013
David Koma
Kinder Aggugini Fall/Winter 2013
Kinder Aggugini Fall/Winter 2013
Kinder Aggugini Fall/Winter 2013
Kinder Aggugini Fall/Winter 2013
Kinder Aggugini Fall/Winter 2013
Kinder Aggugini Fall/Winter 2013
Kinder Aggugini Fall/Winter 2013
Kinder Aggugini Fall/Winter 2013
Kinder Aggugini Fall/Winter 2013
Kinder Auggugini
Mulberry Fall/Winter 2013
Mulberry
Temperley London Fall/Winter 2013
Temperley London

Photo sources: Christopher Kane Fall/Winter 2013 backstage via vogue.com, Antonio Berardi Fall/Winter 2013, Christopher Kane Fall/Winter 2013, David Koma Fall/Winter 2013, Kinder Aggugini Fall/Winter 2013, Mulberry Fall/Winter 2013, Temperley London Fall/Winter 2013 via style.com & stylebistro.com