Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Sweet Reminiscence

Dammit, when did we grow up?

When did we stop sliding back & forth making giant waves in the bath?
When did we start caring about what people thought?
When did we stop playing in the dirt because it wasn't proper?
When did we start worrying about being perfect?
When did we stop thinking life was so simple,
and that the world ended at the end of your street?

When did we start hurting loving?

Sometimes, I hate reminiscing.

Monday, 26 July 2010

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Shit happens. Yes, it's inevitable...
It's my shit! All mine! Isn't it beautiful?

Picture via Angeline Melin

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Sonia Rykiel, Whimsical Fall

Everyone always wonders what Sonia Rykiel gives to her models backstage to get them all hyped up before a runway show. It's always a pleasure to go see a collection, knowing full well that you’ll be smiling the whole time the models strut the catwalk. And because Sonia Rykiel has yet to ever disappoint, we were all the more enamored by her latest fall 2010 collection.

Just as you can count on her models smiling and slapping high fives, you can be sure that if it's Fall, there will be plenty of knits, cardigan dresses, both fitted and slouchy; a frock that looked as if it were made from a pair of sweaters, one wrapped around the waist, the other around the bust; and some familiar trompe l'oeil faux-layered numbers.

In Sonia’s mind, she imagines her jubilant girls sporting a fancifully oversized pompom hat with matching pearl-studded high platform sandals. Crowd pleasers included a wool cardigan that served as a dress, tied at the waist with a multi-strap leather belt. A delightful 40’s inspired lambskin sac fermoir looks to be a palpable accessory come this winter.

There is something childlike and innocent about the pompom shaped head pieces, combined with smiling models and free fitting clothing, that makes this Sonia Rykiel collection uniquely quirky. Sonia was letting us relive our early childhood through her pieces. You got the sense that Sonia was taking us back to a time when she would play with everything in her mother’s boudoir – from the jewelry to the sewing kit. Stripes, oversized suits, feathers and fur all hit the runway as part of Rykiel's whimsical Fall 2010 collection.

Friday, 23 July 2010


Do you realize,
that even the calendar spells W T F after Tuesday?
So, Thank God it's Friday!

When it comes to having fun, supermodels know how to do it superbly!
Well, you should too! Your passport to paradise? a carefree mix of liberty floral bikinis, slouchy tomboy cover-ups, neon flashes, and breezy accessories.
Let's cruise to the summer land! Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, 22 July 2010

The Forgotten Star

You keep telling me to be glad for what we had while we had it.
That the brightest flame burns quickest.
Which means you saw us as a candle.

And I saw us as the sun.

So, there will be,
no explanation.
no follow up.
no reaction.

There will only be this moment,
because just like everything that's ever happened to anyone,
this too shall pass.

I found my hand slip in and out
of what I thought was your hands.
but apparently...
you weren't even holding my hand in the first place.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Fashion House

In front of Paris haute couture fashion houses...
Natalia Vodianova is striking a pose.


Mid-Century Muse
Natalia Vodianova strikes a pose outside the house's couture salons in John Galliano's Lisa Fonssagrives-inspired coat (its toile is to its right). The technical staff includes head dressmaker Florence Chehet (on sofa, to right) and head tailor Raffaele Ilardo (beneath ladder). Dior Haute Couture wool coat with patent leather peplum cummerbund, pony-hair hat, and calfskin heels.

Shear Genius
Vodianova wields dressmaking scissors in the garden of the designer's 18th-century couture house on the Faubourg Saint-Honoré. The workroom staff includes head dressmaker Martine Berger (seated, center), and head tailor Rosine Delaplace (seated, right). Christian Lacroix Haute Couture scarlet painted satin-and-organza bustier dress with sequined and embroidered noir lace sleeves and Chantilly-lace veil.

Mirror, Mirror
On Chanel's celebrated staircase, head dressmaker Martine Houdet (in black) admires the wedding dress she and her team created. Chanel Haute Couture alabaster embroidered-pearl-and-strass organza dress with layers of pleated tulle, and ruffled hat with silk camellias.

Hoop Dreams
Some of Jean Paul Gaultier's atelier—from left, head dressmaker Mireille Simon, directrice Agnès de Rozières, and premières mains qualifiées Fanny Thinselin and Françoise Bavant (both standing)—with the experimental toiles they created for his most recent collection, in his couture salon in the Marais. Gaultier Paris black silk-lace-and-velvet cage dress over flamingo-pink silk chiffon dress, gloves, and tights. Manolo Blahnik for Gaultier Paris shoes.

High Flying
On the balcony of the house salons, Vodianova wears Tisci's silk fringed dress. The couture technicians include directeur Richard Lagarde (second from left) and head tailor and dressmaker Marta Gil Costa (third from left). Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci creamy-powder silk organza dress and shoes.

Pictures via Style/Vogue.com

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Fashion in My Eyes:

is an expression of individualism mixed with charisma.
Fashion is something that comes after that.

My personal taste?
I've always been fond of a girl whose hair looks like it needs a wash,
and who looks more likely to run off with your purse
than with your boyfriend.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Measure of a Man

A man who's realized that he has someone in his heart,
should never intentionally let another woman fall for him.
A woman's heart is not a toy.
Any man who treats it like so, such is not a MAN yet; he's a boy.

Never allow someone to become a priority in your life,
when you are just another option in theirs.
Always remind yourself that you are worth more than that.
Why waste your tears on someone who makes you cry?

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Slim Chips

No fat, no calories.

Have you ever looked at the nutritional information on the side of a bag of chips? 150 calories, 11 grams of fat… FOR 10 CHIPS! Can anyone here truly stop at 10 chips, especially when lounging in front of a 2-hour movie?

Well, for the health-conscious geeks among you, Icelandic designer Hafsteinn Júlíusson has come up with the perfect solution, the 0-calorie, paper-based chip, which he presented at Milano Design Week 2010: Slim Chips.

Named “Slim Chip” for obvious reasons, the basic ingredient here is non-toxic edible paper, almost nutritionless. Yes, you read it right! Slim Chips is actually edible flavored PAPER SNACK. In the process, organic colors are used along flavors in blueberry, sweet potato and peppermint. As far as taste is concerned, the designer puts it best: “It’s like eating tasty air. Don't get fat, just eat nothing.”

If you are an unconscious snack-addict the Slim Chips will help you avoid gaining excess weight with their "Don't get fat" motto and you might even curb your appetite for snacks altogether given the hefty price tag. A bag of slim chip will cost you $20. That is nearly ten times more expensive than Pringles and about triple the price of a carton of frozen blueberries for a bag of 'nothing'.

So would you, or would you not?

Friday, 16 July 2010

LV, Prefall 2010

There weren't any Afro wigs, but the vibe at Louis Vuitton's pre-fall presentation was just as playful as at the Spring ready-to-wear show—think crocheted tube socks in place of furry clogs and micro-mini cashmere sweater dresses instead of pleated kilts.

This season, the design backstory goes, the Vuitton woman has stumbled across a stash of brimming LV heritage trunks (lucky girl!). Inside them is a treasure trove of goodies, many with a 1960's slant, from a gray fox vest straight out of Love Story and a swingy cape cut from a vintage Vuitton blanket to reverse tweed skirtsuits and stripey handkerchief dresses.

And then there are the accessories: tote bags in steel lamé jacquard lined in quilted safety orange, and evening sandals complete with fur leg muffs. The collection may be young at heart, but it's 100 percent luxe.

Pictures via Style/Vogue.com

Thursday, 15 July 2010

So What.

I guess I just lost my boyfriend, I don't know where he went.
So I'm gonna spend my money, I'm not gonna pay his rent.
I got a brand new attitude, and I'm gonna wear it tonight.
I'm gonna get in trouble, I wanna start a fight.

So what, I'm still a rock star.
I got my rock moves and I don't need you.
And guess what, I'm havin' more fun.
And now that we're done I'm gonna show you tonight.
I'm alright, I'm just fine and you're a fool.



Wednesday, 14 July 2010

J. Crew Bridal Store, NY

Here Comes The Brides...

The J.Crew campaign to dress every girl, every day, soldiers on, and the retailer’s first bridal boutique makes a strong case that the wedding day should be no exception. The bi-level space on Madison Avenue marks the first expansion: J.Crew bridal collection, which launched in 2004 with three styles, is available all in one, bricks-and-mortar location, and despite the neighborhood, dress prices start around $300.

It also marks the debut of the new 769 cocktail collection, which will be mostly exclusive to the store. Though designed by the bridal team, head of wedding design Tom Mora is quick to note that it’s all-occasion cocktail fare, not just bridesmaid frocks. (A full rack of black dresses, not to mention a mannequin in sequined harem pants, bears him out.)

The downstairs, appointment-only bridal salon can accommodate a blushing bride-to-be and scores of family and friends, while upstairs, buyers can pick up nuptial accessories (collaborative and exclusive pieces from Lulu Frost, Miriam Haskell, Fenton/Fallon, and Albertus Swanepoel) and a few honeymoon necessities like Cosabella lingerie and Histoire de Parfums scents, too.

Executive creative director Jenna Lyons mused on a timeless truth of aisle-walkers: As much as things change, girls still want to be married in pretty dresses.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

A Lonely Hunter

Everytime I close my eyes,
My heart sinks further down.
The moon has faded these nights.

I long for you every minute of my life.
I want more and more of you.
Like a hunter in the night,
I want to find you and make you mine.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Home Sweet Home

Home is a name, a word.
It is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke,
or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.
-Charles Dickens

I'm glad I'm home,
I've been too homesick.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Leaving on a Jet Plane

So kiss me and smile for me.
Tell me that you'll wait for me.

Monday, 5 July 2010

On Hold.

Somehow I am lost for words, for you, me and us.
Days grow shorter and my patience longer.
And I crave a dark room and a candle to waste time in.

Will you come to me now?
Is the moment right and the time now?
Will I ask these questions until age has ravaged me?

For now I sit and I breathe what I can of you.
And I burn your face into my mind.

I am not yet taken, but waiting.
And my heart is on hold
-when you are ready.

Courtesy of Being Brazen.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Diane Kruger's Chanel Dazzle

Let the Games Begin...
Chanel's Saint-Tropez Festivities Start With a Screening and a Few Rounds of Bocce.

A game of boule adds a youthful touch to Diane Kruger's casual ensemble during this Chanel Party on Place des Lices in St Tropez. As if Chanel couldn't think of more ways to tempt us more...