Timeless chic: Akris Spring 2006

29/08/2013

Akris Spring 2006 ready-to-wear-2

Feminine, sensual and sharp, just like those august evenings that make us think of autumn, but still reach for a beautiful silk dress, just one more time, holding onto every particle of summer resting on the skin like a delicate powder.

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Vogue Italia, January 1973 (I am not 100% sure that this is the right photo, but it made sense to me…)

Inspired by the 1970s and a portrait of Anjelica Huston photographed by Richard Avedon, Akris Spring/Summer 2006 collection designed by Albert Kriemler was beyond any trends or time frames and perfect in every way, from the pleats and subtle bows, to muted colours of sand, aubergine and smoke to the gorgeous combinations of weightless silks and strong but soft leather.

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Akris Spring 2006 ready-to-wear-1

Something beautiful to make us dream a little romantic dream… And hear that gentle knock as the autumn throws a handful of gold leaves into our window.

Photo source: style.com, stylebistro.com, vogue.it

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Stylish quote

28/08/2013

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"Poor taste is simply a lack of imagination"

Loulou de la Falaise


Photo source: Glamour Russia December 2010

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Natalia Vodianova stars in The Legend of Shalimar

27/08/2013

Gisele Bundchen in Vogue Brazil 1997

26/08/2013

Gisele Bundchen in Instante urbano / Vogue Brazil June 1997 (photography: Gui Paganini)
Clean lines, timeless shapes, luxurious fabrics and light sprinkle of beaded sparkle. The greys

Autumn transition pieces: leather jacket

23/08/2013

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Daria Werbowy photorgaphed by Patrick Demarchelier for the September issue of Vogue UK wearing gorgeous Balenciaga jacket

Leather jacket was the very first thing I acquired after moving to England almost a decade ago. Coming from a country where most leather items were black, resembled a bulky armour and looked very KGB, I was excited about something completely different. Buying a jacket was, in fact, my husband’s idea who said that I simply couldn’t be without it. He then took me to the shops and after an hour long search, I finally found myself at Nine West trying on a classic leather blazer – light and buttery soft, in a delicious shade of cream that somehow matched my highlights.

I wore it for years until it became too obvious that the beloved treasure got a size too big for me. Although the jacket had to retire in my wardrobe, the love for that softness and my need for something so incredibly versatile remained. Eventually I ended up with a duo of a tan blazer and a shorter and frillier ivory design that were perfect for throwing over a light silk dress or wearing with a pair of jeans and cosy cashmere sweater whether it was a crisp winter day, cool summer evening or sun-kissed dreamy autumn gorgeousness.

I love my leather jackets very much. They get a lot of wear and mix well anything as a proof that once you find something that suits your style and wardrobe, it will become almost literally a timeless item.  

Trend - leather jackets. Most beautiful leather jackets for all budgets and styles from biker jacket and classic leather trench to leather blazer. Shop the edit.

Where to buy: 1. Yvory  leather pleated detail jacket, Forzieri (£496), 2. Cropped leather biker jacket, Mango (£39 Was £115), 3. Lyra leather biker jacket, Muubaa (£210 Was £389), 4. Aylish weave leather jacket, Reiss (£450), 5. Zipped leather biker jacket, Rick Owens (£1199), 6. Britt leather biket jacket, Bastyan (£295), 7. Brown leather trench coat, Forzieri (£1363), 8. Tan leather blazer, Vince (£369 Was £880), 9. Draped leather jacket, Aula Aila (£1473).


Photo source: Vogue UK September 2013 (photography: Patrick Demarchelier, styling: Kate Phelan)

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Bag of the month: August is for A.P.C.

22/08/2013

beautiful A.P.C. chain shoulder bag in tan leather - a perfect must have bag.


Italian grained caramel leather, goldstone metal chain that smoothly runs through your fingers like a playful pet snake and a beautiful button closure to keep your precious possessions safe. This Parisian beauty is a gorgeous hug-me-hold-me chic shoulder bag by A.P.C. (“Atelier de Production et de Création”), a French brand known for its minimalist and clean style with a feminine touch, the no-logo rule ('A.P.C. rue Madame Paris' is embossed under the flap) as well as being deliberately "anti-elitist" and refusing to be promoted by celebrities. Absolutely perfect in every way.

If you are not a fan of tan leather, the black option is equally charming.

Both girls are available via Monnier Freres.

 
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Stylish quote

21/08/2013

Glamour US April 2002 (photography: Walter Chin) via fashioned by love
"A designer dresses not only for the eyes, but for the other senses as well."

Karl Lagerfeld

Photo source: Glamour US April 2002 (photography: Walter Chin)

Shalom Harlow in Allure June 1997

19/08/2013

Shalom Harlow in Allure June 1997 (photography: David Lasnet, styling: Ricky Vider) via fashioned by love
I fell in love with the black and white photo and, to complete the story, picked the other two

Stylish quote

14/08/2013

Joan Smalls in Smooth sailing / Vogue US April 2013 (photography: Patrick Demarchelier, styling: Tonne Goodman) via fashioned by love british fashion blog
"When you are not dressing to show off and be seen, you don't need much."

Phoebe Philo

Photo source: Joan Smalls in Smooth sailing / Vogue US April 2013 (photography: Patrick Demarchelier, styling: Tonne Goodman)

Reflections of Glamour in Vogue Italia 2008

12/08/2013

eflections of Glamour / Vogue Italia March 2008 (photography: Steven Meisel, styling: Edward Enninful)
It’s interesting that the happier I feel the moodier and darker editorials I choose for my Monday posts. I’ve always loved this story from the March issue of Italian Vogue because despite its black and white nature that is striking in its own right, the Reflections of glamour created by Meisel takes me away on an imaginary journey made of liquid dreams and fogs. I have no other way to describe it.

eflections of Glamour / Vogue Italia March 2008 (photography: Steven Meisel, styling: Edward Enninful)
eflections of Glamour / Vogue Italia March 2008 (photography: Steven Meisel, styling: Edward Enninful)
eflections of Glamour / Vogue Italia March 2008 (photography: Steven Meisel, styling: Edward Enninful)
eflections of Glamour / Vogue Italia March 2008 (photography: Steven Meisel, styling: Edward Enninful)
eflections of Glamour / Vogue Italia March 2008 (photography: Steven Meisel, styling: Edward Enninful)
eflections of Glamour / Vogue Italia March 2008 (photography: Steven Meisel, styling: Edward Enninful)
eflections of Glamour / Vogue Italia March 2008 (photography: Steven Meisel, styling: Edward Enninful)
eflections of Glamour / Vogue Italia March 2008 (photography: Steven Meisel, styling: Edward Enninful)
eflections of Glamour / Vogue Italia March 2008 (photography: Steven Meisel, styling: Edward Enninful)
Photo source: Reflections of Glamour / Vogue Italia March 2008 (photography: Steven Meisel, styling: Edward Enninful)

Stylish quote

07/08/2013

Gisele Bundchen wearing John Galliano in Etats de Grace, Vogue Paris December/January 2006/07 (photography: Nick Knight)
"Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It's not about brands. It's about something else that comes from within you."

Ralph Lauren

Photo source: Gisele Bundchen wearing John Galliano in Etats de Grace, Vogue Paris December/January 2006/07 (photography: Nick Knight)

Timeless chic: Chloe Spring 2006

06/08/2013

Chloe Spring/Summer 2006
With the summer coming to its end I have been frantically sorting out my favourites for the Timeless chic series picking the ones I cannot finish the season without.

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Chloe Spring/Summer 2006
Chloe Spring/Summer 2006
So lets talk Chloe Spring 2006, the gorgeous easy-to-wear collection inspired by the 1960s blouses and, believe it or not, old ladies.

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Chloe Spring/Summer 2006
Chloe Spring/Summer 2006
Chloe Spring/Summer 2006
Only Phoebe Philo could start with something so dusty and dream up the prettiest collection made of summer must-haves, from smoke dresses and sheer blouses to ruffled skirts and chic coats spotting the most gorgeous embroidery, appliques, pleats, frills, buttons, bows and flowers. What could make a girl happier? Only a pair of those sky-high Chloe wedges that playfully tie around the ankles in a sweet leather bow.

Chloe Spring/Summer 2006
Chloe Spring/Summer 2006
Chloe Spring/Summer 2006
Chloe Spring/Summer 2006
Chloe Spring/Summer 2006
Chloe Spring/Summer 2006
Chloe Spring/Summer 2006
Chloe Spring/Summer 2006
Chloe Spring/Summer 2006
Photo source: Chloe Spring/Summer 2006 via stylebistro.com

Diana Vreeland. Allure.

02/08/2013

Diana Vreeland / Allure / book review / best fashion books / via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Allure by Diana Vreeland couldn’t have arrived at a better time. I kept it on my wish list, always postponing