Calvin Klein, stepping into the future

30/10/2013

calvin klein by bruce weber for love magazine issue 3 spring summer 2010
Calvin Klein Ltd. started with $10000 and an elevator-facing rented room on the sixth floor

Calvin Klein, the beginnings

29/10/2013

Christy Turlington in Marie Claire 1997

28/10/2013

Anne-Marie Van Dijk in Elle Italia

27/10/2013

Outfit idea: borrowed from the boys

26/10/2013

Madison Australia August 2010 / photography: Simon Upton / borrowed from the boys outfit idea
Menswear has been on my mind for a while now. I am not sure where I caught the style

Bag of the Month: October is for Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta mini Madison
When we think of Oscar de la Renta, we picture gorgeous clothes, elegant gowns, stunning shoes, sparkling jewellery, scarves and sunglasses.... And yet it's not often that we associate the name with handbags, which are, as it turns out, just beautiful… 

Take the mini Madison handcrafted with textured calfskin, lined in soft rose suede and bejellewed with pink quartz and sodalite. 

Isn't she a darling? 

Available at oscardelarenta.com

That Rag & Bone campaign

25/10/2013

Rag & Bone Fall/Winter 2013 campaign
Léa Seydoux photographed by Glen Luchford for the Fall/Winter 2013 Rag & Bone campaign.

I love it. I simply love it. The unfussy reality. The feeling of freedom, joy, untamed beauty and peacefulness.

Real moments captured on 35 and 15mm film, each shot carefully hand-printed in a dark room. Just like the good old times.

Rag & Bone Fall/Winter 2013 campaign
Flawless.



Photo / video source: Rag & Bone Fall/Winter 2013 campaign (photography: Glen Luchford)

Shoe stories: Bionda Castana

24/10/2013

 Bionda Castana shoes Autumn/Winter 2013 campaign by Sonia Hensler / fashioned by love british fashion blog
Clearly, it was only a matter of time before my heart would choose to converse

Stylish quote

23/10/2013

L'Officiel Brazil July 2007 (photography: Lionel Guyou)
"Fashion is about emotion. It's not about shocking. It's about what you want to wear."

Ricardo Tisci

Photo source: L'Officiel Brazil July 2007 (photography: Lionel Guyou)

On a rainy day: Intimes sensations by Paolo Roversi

21/10/2013

Magdalena Frackowiak in Instimes Sensations / Vogue Paris October 2007 (photography: Paolo Roversi; styling: Anastasia Barbieri)
Beautiful sensuality captured by Paolo Roversi for Vogue Paris. A sweet Parisienne in a middle of autumn. Gorgeous cosy and chunky Pringle of Scotland, Marithé + François Girbaud and MaxMara knits, classic Isabel Marant coat, a silk barely there Galliano dress and satin Lanvin slip, all topped up with an Hermes fedora. I just want to be this girl… Or have all these clothes…

Magdalena Frackowiak in Instimes Sensations / Vogue Paris October 2007 (photography: Paolo Roversi; styling: Anastasia Barbieri)
Magdalena Frackowiak in Instimes Sensations / Vogue Paris October 2007 (photography: Paolo Roversi; styling: Anastasia Barbieri)
Magdalena Frackowiak in Instimes Sensations / Vogue Paris October 2007 (photography: Paolo Roversi; styling: Anastasia Barbieri)
Magdalena Frackowiak in Instimes Sensations / Vogue Paris October 2007 (photography: Paolo Roversi; styling: Anastasia Barbieri)
Magdalena Frackowiak in Instimes Sensations / Vogue Paris October 2007 (photography: Paolo Roversi; styling: Anastasia Barbieri)
Magdalena Frackowiak in Instimes Sensations / Vogue Paris October 2007 (photography: Paolo Roversi; styling: Anastasia Barbieri)
Photo source: Magdalena Frackowiak in Instimes Sensations / Vogue Paris October 2007 (photography: Paolo Roversi; styling: Anastasia Barbieri)

The world according to Karl

17/10/2013

the world according to karl lagerfeld / lagerfeld best quotes / famous fashion quotes / quotes by fashion designers / book reviews / best fashion books / via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Karl Lagerfeld is a bit like an iceberg – we only get to see the very top that, whilst incredibly

Stylish quote

16/10/2013

John Galliano Fall/Winter 2012
"Fashion week used to be something with a certain degree of quality, but now it resembles the ready-to-wear trade fairs of the 1980s."

Nocolas Ghesquiere
System magazine, issue #1

Photo source: John Galliano Fall/Winter 2012 via stylebistro.com

When a woman loves menswear

14/10/2013

Beautiful dozen: camel coats

11/10/2013

Elle Russia November 2009 (photography: Mario Sierra)
Made into an iconic style item by Achille Maramotti, the founder of  Max Mara, the camel coat remained at the top of the fashion pedestal for over 60 years along side the Birkin bag, Chanel jacket and Cartier watch as  a piece of understated luxury and sinful pleasure. Of course, making Max Mara a part of one’s life is a truly wonderful experience, but it doesn’t mean that other coats would look less stylish.

My first one came from Uniqlo when the brand collaborated with Jil Sander, and was a part of J+ collections she designed in 2011. The coat was made of a sturdy camel coloured wool and with its beautiful cut and classic shape looked a lot more expensive than its price tag, which, by the time I got to buy mine, was £65. 

Gorgeous and cosy as a bath robe, the belted knee length Max Mara entered my life last February after I decided that 2013 would be the year to finally make one of the dreams come true. I haven’t taken this beauty for a walk yet, but admittedly had quite a few moments of opening my wardrobe door and stroking the fabric.

I feel that, should you only have one coat, the camel would make the most perfect choice, especially if you are looking for a softer alternative to black, but not a big fan of grey. The shade doesn’t just look beautiful against most skin tones, it also makes burgundy and blue look particularly striking.

Here’s my ultimate selection for all budgets. Which one is your favourite?

camel-coats-for-all-budgets-autumn-fall-winter-2013-2014-trends \ camel coats
Where to buy: 1. Cashmere trench coat, Burberry Prorsum (£1995), 2. Tailored wool-mix coat, Ellos (£49), 3. Wool-blend trench coat, Uniqlo (£89), 4. Manuela coat, Max Mara (£1025), 5. Double-faced city coat, Jaeger (£399) – and some gorgeous SALE finds, 6. Lisa long cashmere coat, Joseph (£595) + Look for Less at Mango, 7. Divine Dorothy coat, FCUK & Bloomingdale’s (£175), 8. Ninetta coat, Max Mara Studio (£408), 9. Hendrick coat, All Saints (£298), 10. Board camel coat, Reiss (£350) – also check their SALE, 11. Classic camel coat, Maison Kitsune (£1503), 12. Madigan coat, Ted Baker (£299)

P.S. By the way, do you know that Max Mara is a blend of two names – Maramotti and Max, an impeccably dressed Count who lived in the area and apparently drank away his fortune. Just a bit of fashion trivia. 

Photo source: Elle Russia November 2009 (photography: Mario Sierra)

Stylish quote

09/10/2013

Lily Aldridge in Sweet surrender / Elle US April 2014 (photography: David Bellemere, styling: Samira Nasr) via fashioned by love british fashion blog
"The purpose of dress design is to make people feel good, not to express the pain and the suffering of the world in taffeta."

Karl Lagerfeld

Photo source: Lily Aldridge in Sweet surrender / Elle US April 2014 (photography: David Bellemere, styling: Samira Nasr)

Paris collections & industry news

08/10/2013

Nina Ricci Spring/Summer 2014
Slightly overdue, this post is still going to happen. I simply could not skip the entire

Helena Christensen, Fabrizio Ferri, Prague

07/10/2013

Marie Claire October 1997 (photography: Fabrizio Ferri & Helena Christensen; styling: Daniela Agnelli)
A fashion gem that doesn’t require a hundred sentences to evoke a thousand feelings. Helena Christensen photographed by Fabrizio Ferri for the Prague story featured in the October issue of British Marie Claire 1997. In the immortal words of Queen, “it’s a kind of magic”…

Marie Claire October 1997 (photography: Fabrizio Ferri & Helena Christensen; styling: Daniela Agnelli)
Marie Claire October 1997 (photography: Fabrizio Ferri & Helena Christensen; styling: Daniela Agnelli)
Marie Claire October 1997 (photography: Fabrizio Ferri & Helena Christensen; styling: Daniela Agnelli)
Marie Claire October 1997 (photography: Fabrizio Ferri & Helena Christensen; styling: Daniela Agnelli)
Marie Claire October 1997 (photography: Fabrizio Ferri & Helena Christensen; styling: Daniela Agnelli)
Marie Claire October 1997 (photography: Fabrizio Ferri & Helena Christensen; styling: Daniela Agnelli)
Marie Claire October 1997 (photography: Fabrizio Ferri & Helena Christensen; styling: Daniela Agnelli)
Photo source: Marie Claire October 1997 (photography: Fabrizio Ferri & Helena Christensen; styling: Daniela Agnelli)

Marc Jacobs leaves Louis Vuitton

02/10/2013

Marc Jacobs photographed by Craig McDean in 2009 via fashioned by love british fashion blog
Hearing the news about Marc Jacobs leaving Louis Vuitton was just as surreal as seeing his latest spectacular show destined to be his last one for the brand, the designer dedicated sixteen years of his life to - still finding it rather difficult to image Vuitton without Jacobs, and, lets be honest, Jacobs without Vuitton. 

Photo source: Marc Jacobs photographed by Craig McDean in 2009