Monday, 30 November 2009

Please give me an answer...

So, my dear friend... Please tell me....
Which one are we?

temporary
wrong time
too late
FOREVER

Cross the answer you like.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

*New Moon

The phenomenal success of Stephenie Meyer’s teen-vampire book series has Hollywood salivating over what could be the biggest film franchise since Harry Potter.



Yes, apparently we’ve been bitten! By the Twilight bug, that is. VF.com went back to photographer Peggy Sirota and asked for nine more images from the shoot, at California’s Ventura Farms. Feast your eyes!

Pictures via Vanity Fair

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Burberry Prorsum, S2010

Collection: Burberry Prorsum - Womenswear
Season: Spring Summer 2010
Designer: Christopher Bailey
Website: www.burberry.com

Closing this years Spring Summer London Fashion Week was Burberry Prorsum's Womenswear Collection titled "Twisted Classic".


Creative director Christopher Bailey literary gave a new twist to the statement shoulder trend and scrunched skirts. Genially constructed materials, new domination of the trench, made fashion history happen before our eyes.

The message was Burberry gone short, draped, deluxe, and glamorous, and aimed at the very young. For sure the collection will dominate editorial pages for seasons to come.

Pictures via Design Scene

Friday, 27 November 2009

Remember

Many times in life,
We forget the things we should remember,
And remember the things we should forget...

If you remember, just remember,
Sometimes there's beauty where you least expect it.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Why are We not Together?

My dear sweetheart,
What a terrible and awful thing absence is!
I tell myself that half of my existence and happiness is in you;
that for all the distance that divides us,
our hearts are united by indissoluble bonds.


Yet my own rebels against destiny,
and in spite of the pleasures and distractions that surround me,
I cannot overcome a certain secret sadness,
which I have sensed at the bottom of my heart ever since our separation.

Why are we not together as we were last summer?

Monday, 23 November 2009

I'm Tired...

I don't want to ride the wind anymore,
I'm tired.

I don't want it to just take me anywhere it wants me to be,
I've already tried that and I'm tired.


I want to be able to feel the warm sand under my feet.
Feel the sun's heat against my skin.
I want to feel the earth,
stand on it, run on it again.

I've been floating aimlessly for quite awhile now,
and I'm tired.

I want to be grounded again...
I'm tired.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Thinking of You

Comparisons are easily done once you've had a taste of perfection.
Like an apple hanging from a tree, I picked the ripest one.
I still got the seed.

You said move on. Where do I go?
I guess second best is all I will know.
Cause when I'm with him,
I am thinking of you.
Thinking of you.

What you would do
if you were the one who was spending the night?
Oh, I wish that I was looking into your eyes

You're like an Indian summer in the middle of winter.
Like a hard candy with a surprise center.
How do I get better once I've had the best?
You said there's tons of fish in the water.
So the waters I will test.

He kissed my lips, I taste your mouth.
He pulled me in, I was disgusted with myself.

You're the best. And yes I do regret.
How I could let myself let you go?
Now the lesson's learned.
I touched it I was burned.
Oh, I think you should know.

Oh, won't you walk through
and bust in the door
and take me away.
Oh, no more mistakes,
cause in your eyes I'd like to stay...



Song Title Thinking of You
Singer Katy Perry
Songwriters Katy Perry
Album One of the Boys

Pictures via Anja Rubik

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Is It Time to Take a Nap?

Sometimes the best thing you can do is just go take a nap. That's because when you're physically down, it's hard to be emotionally and spiritually up. Simple logic?


"Fatigue makes cowards of us all."
It's amazing how much better things look when you're rested. If you're discouraged right now, it might not mean you have to make a change; it may simply be that you need some rest.

Farmers know that soil needs rest, so they rotate their crops and systematically leave a portion of their land fallow. They do this because land that has rested produces a greater harvest.

A good night's sleep makes a big difference. And even a quick nap can help you see things clearly.

Friday, 20 November 2009

{Easy Luxe}

As seen at Chloe, MaxMara and Stella McCartney, go for Easy Luxe. It's a breezy and relaxed everyday-look style!


KeY piEceS:
Definitely a coat or an oversized jacket. Camel is a huge trend, but you could opt for taupe, grey or navy. All of these colors will look fresher than black.

AcCeSoRiEs:
Start with a great handbag -anything equestrian detailing is good, or with a shoulder strap you can sling over your body. Also go for boots in a neutral color.

StyLe:
The key is not to look too "done". It's all about looking unstyled and expensive, but in a cool way -Chloe Sevigny meets Hermes is a good starting point.

Best fashion advice for 2010:
"Mix it up and don't look like you're trying too hard!"

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Prada L’Eau Ambrée

Ad Campaign: Prada L’Eau Ambrée Fragrance
Models: Sigrid Agren, Toni Garrn, Viktoriya Sosonkina and
Ymre Stiekema
Photography by Steven Meisel
Website: www.pradaparfums.com
Prada presents their fragrance L`Eau Ambree in September 2009. The perfume incorporates modernized amber, lemon and May rose essences. Dry-down includes patchouli, oppoponax and vanilla. Its sophisticated and elegant nuances are represented by an advertisement in which a girl poses as if in a trance; a modern statue which alludes at ancient reliefs. Outer carton is colored in white.


The fragrance is available as...
a deluxe edition 80ml edp,
along with standard packages:
30, 50 and 100ml edp.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Hot [Blush]

On the big day, it's the little things that count.
Add a light sprinkling of color hues -orange perhaps,
to a perfect party to make sure every detail shines!

Sunday, 15 November 2009

31, rue Cambon

More than understanding the iconography of Chanel, a house that first opened its doors at 31, rue Cambon in 1921, Karl knows what the name means in the history of Paris. Unlike many other houses that have disappeared behind corporate facades or disappeared altogether, Chanel still sits like a white-gloved lady on the Rue Cambon.

Probably to a great many young tourists who come to take pictures of its famous entrance and the Cassandre-designed logo, the Rue Cambon is Chanel.

Friday, 13 November 2009

Passing...

Living...
Breathing...
No real sense of place, no real sense of time.
It is simply not about "the moment".
It is about the passing.

What day is?
What is supposed to be?
Elapsing surreality...

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

What Do You Think?

I've just been opening up
about all the questions and pains I have in my heart to a friend.
It might have the possibility to ruin our relationship forever.
But somehow I feel truly serene...

I have no regret at all.
It's something I've got to do.

Pictures via bluquote

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Vivienne's Digital Clutch

This mini notebook designed by noted fashion designer Vivienne Tam for HP is called the world's first digital clutch.


It comes in this beautiful red and purple peony design. The keyboard letters are done in gold; the enter key is the Chinese symbol for double happiness.

It comes with its own embroidered Vivienne Tam sleeve to protect the outside while you carry it like a clutch. This chic little laptop has looks and brains, with Tam's stunning design on the outside and HP technology on the inside.


At $700, it is a great idea for the woman who is passionate about fashion and technology. It was even unveiled at Tam's fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Bryant Park.

Monday, 9 November 2009

All I Ever Wanted...

I don't give a damn about anything else in this world.
All I want is you.
right here. right now.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Burberry Girls


Where:
Backstage at Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Spring Summer 2010 London Fashion Week show.


Christopher Bailey poses with models backstage at his autumn/winter 2010/11 London Fashion Week show.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Freedom of the 1920s

"Fashion should empower you as much as it dresses you
-it should make you a femme fatale one moment and a romantic the next.
Fashion is there to transport you -it's escapist and seductive"
-John Galliano


The 1920s was the decade in which fashion entered the modern era. It was the decade in which women first liberated themselves from constricting fashions and began to wear more comfortable clothes (such as short skirts or pants).

Social customs and morals were relaxed in the optimism brought on by the end of the war and the booming of the stock market. New music and new dances came on the scene. American women won the right to vote in 1920 and were entering the workforce in record numbers.The women's rights movement had a strong effect on women's fashions.

Most importantly, the confining corset was discarded, as undergarments changed to suit the new fashions in this decade. Instead of drawers and knickers women were now able to wear panties which were more comfortable. The chemise or camisole was employed in place of the corset. During the early part of the decade, chemises paired with bloomers kept a woman covered beneath her outer garments.

For the first time in centuries, women's legs were seen with hemlines rising to the knee and dresses becoming more fitted. A more masculine look became popular, including flattened breasts and hips, short hairstyles known as the bob cut.

Pictures via Style/Vogue.com

Friday, 6 November 2009

*Breakfast at Tiffany's

Director:
Blake Edwards

Writers
:
Truman Capote (novel)
George Axelrod (screenplay)

Cast
:
Audrey Hepburn
(Holly Golightly)
George Peppard
(Paul Varjak)
Orangey
("Cat")

Release Date
:
5 October 1961

Genre
: Comedy, Drama, Romance


Holly Golightly,
lives in a brownstone on Manhattan's swank East Side. Totally madcap, she has a partially furnished apartment, owns a cat with no name, gets rid of the "mean reds" by visiting Tiffany's jewelry store, and is forever misplacing her door key.

Paul Varjak,
a young writer who is supported by an older woman nicknamed "2E".

A love story between them.
Beautiful, charming, engaging and more than a touch of eccentric.

Paul Varjak: I love you.
Holly Golightly: So what.

Paul Varjak: So what? So plenty! I love you.
You belong to me!

Holly Golightly: [tearfully] No. People don't belong to people.

Paul Varjak: Of course they do!

Holly Golightly: I'll never let anybody put me in a cage.

Paul Varjak: I don't want to put you in a cage,
I want to love you!

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Brooding Over You...

I had come in lower spirit than usual, recently...
The ebb was occasioned by a poignantly felt disappointments.

Perhaps you think I've forgotten him,
amidst these changes of places and time.
Not for a moment, his idea was still with me
Because it was not a vapor sunshine could disperse,
Nor a sand traced effigy storms could wash away.
It was a name graven on a tablet,
fated to last as long as the marble it inscribed.

The craving to know what had become of him followed me everywhere,
I sought my parlor each night to brood over it.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

# City Girl, Olivia Palermo

Now, we don't really know Olivia Palermo. Maybe she's annoying. Maybe she stole your boyfriend. Maybe she's a rare gem who's been clawed and scratched at by the queen bees of the giant high-school cafeteria that is the New York social scene. We don't care, really.

Because at the end of the day, she had the stones to show up at an event -- the Dressed to Kilt fashion show -- that was chock full of the e-mail's recipients and the people who no doubt gobbled up every written word about her supposed ignominy, and she didn't flinch.

Here's the secret dreamworld of Olivia Palermo:


Age: 21

Who's the daddy?
Olivia's mother is an interior decorator
and her father is a real-estate developer.

Where does the money come from?
Family money meant that Olivia was a shoo-in
to the mercenary world of Manhattan society.

Interesting fabulousness:
Short-lived reign as New York's new It-girl,
now gets the sympathy vote
for having been the subject of so much bitching.

Key look: Italian-American princess.

Although Olivia Palermo is one of NYC's most photographed and most talked-about citizens as of late, super style web site Style.com failed to add her on the "people that matters" list. Oops, bad news for her...