Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Penelope Cruz in Vogue

I would like to share with you my complete fascination with Peneople's Cruz photoshoot for a new Vogue edition.
Obviosly most of the praises go to the photographer Mario Testino. It's not common for a fashion magazine to do such a natural and delicate photos, especially for the cover, especially for Vouge ( with Lady Gaga's and Rihanna's strong images before)
Therefore this session was a healthy change.
It's just a pure beauty, and I love Penelope, she's been on of the girls that I define beauty by for a very long time.
As for fashion , all Dolce and Gabbana.
I think their decision was influenced by D&G adverts on that colletion. They showed few Hispanic beauties , dark haired dark eyed wearing white with a lot of lace, this adverts shouted to me straight away SPAIN !

Here is Dolce and Gabbana spring 2011 ad campaign 


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Delfina Delettrez

Last time my post was about not very werable but still adorable jewelry. Now I'm coming back to earth and present you with a jewelry designer that sets the trends. Delfina Delettrez. She brought fashion's focus this season on collars because of her 'collar collection'.
Delfina is a fourth generation member of Fendi empire, she have design in blood. She's a daughter of Sylvia Venturini Fendi , artistic director for Fendi.

Company was found in 1925 by Adele Fendi, it was Roman leather goods company diversified in 1950s with the coming-to-power of five daughters : Paola, Anna Franca, Carla and Adele. In the 60s they collaborated with Karl Lagerfeld and made Fendi an international brand.

Delfina started off in Chanel's design department however she followed more of her father's footsteps. He is a jewelry designer.

She have launched her first Jewelry collection at as very young age as 17.

The collar above is an absolute winner for me !! I just love it too much !

because I've never seen anything similar on a high street I'm thinking when something inspired by Delfina will appear, it's definitely something too look for... well I'am, in impatience.
And a jewelry collar like this will make a simplest outfit look amazing and sophisticated :)) 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Fashion History: 1920s


The 1920s is often referred to as a Birth of Style, it gave up on a Victorian status ''quo'' as magazines and catalouges have been introduced and made is more accessible to a regular people. It originated in America in times of a very good economical situation, nobody had to worry about the money, people wanted to have fun and they focused on creative development. It's when fashion entered modern world. Roaring Twenties is also a period which perfectly illustrates that fashion doesn't simply live it's own life, it's influenced by many situational factors, because the change also happened because women during the war entered the life of men, because of the labour shortage they were doing jobs that men did before, they also adapted men lifestyle for a while and certainly they liked it and it translated to fashion :)

''Sexy Independent'' was a great trend among the women of 20's. They wanted to be powerfull, sexy and financially independent, so they were lookig up to Chanel, which was a representation of it all. Independence meant ''looking more like men''.
 ''Without breasts, without hips, without 'underwear,' who smoke, work, argue, and fight exactly like boys and who. . . with their heads swimming under several cocktails, seek out savory and acrobatic pleasures on the plush seats of 5 horsepower Citroëns''
This ideally describes young generation of those times.
All of the aboove was reflected in what in French was La Garçonne , in English translation ''Flapper look''.

Louise Brooks

She was a silent movie superstar. Her haircut, black short straight bob, have become iconic, redefining the boundaries. It was more free spirited and youthful. She was famous for her Sexual promiscuity ( an affair with Charlin Chaplin ). Being sexy was bang on trend. She wans't mixing only with a movie stars, she liked to hang out with intellectuals of the time , like F Scott Fitzgerald who bought attention to the sophisticated aspects of a new post war society that emerged in the 1920s. 


1920s Silhouette

Roaring twenties was all about elegance. Looking feminine but without curves. A flat chested women had an advantage at those time, cause it was taken as more attractive and they even had special underwear that flattened the boobs. The silhouette is long and cylindrical with skirts falling behind the knee.Waistlines were dropped dramatically, in the early 20s it was even below the hips, and as the years past by the wait line was climbing higher and higher but still lower then it's natural place.Truly authentic knee length dresses were matched with short necklaces long dresses had long necklaces. Despite the fairly simple design of the outfits the amount of details was astonishing and they had many varations, one extremely popular fashion was Basque dress or Robe de Style ( pictures below ) and are best known from creations from Jeanne Lanvin the most influential fashion designer of the times

It was a great period for fashion, that's why it's so often copied and updated. Very often on a big Celebrities Galas like move awards we can see most of the girls being inspired by 1920s. Personally I love the elegance but also a hint of a free spirited feeling to a flappers style :)

I absolutely adore last two picures, they are from Gossip Girl, the best Tv series EVER ! and the fashion in it is just AMAZING !!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Joshua Demonte

Joshua Demonte is a jewelry designer that takes his inspiration from architecture.Architecture is a famous and very common source of inspiration when it comes to fashion, however Joshua takes in on a whole new level, generally architecture based designs consist only of basic shapes not so many details. He translated a beauty of building nearly literally with a great amount of details. It's a dear to wear.

 I'm fully aware that fashion is not only clothing for purely basic need, it's art even more then art, it's a lifestyle. It's about acknowledging all the rules of it in order to break them, and it's accomplished here. However when it comes to me thinking about wearing staircase around my neck I think I would have second thoughts, don't think I'm that brave, but I would adore people who have, cause those pieces of jewelry are outstanding.

Don't you think some it is in fact wearable? Like them bracelets ? They are kind of adorable in their way, but I'm just trying to think what kind of outfit would it go with ?

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Royal Wedding

No one can escape the excitement and amount of our attention being forced on Royal Wedding. My only interest in this event was, surprisingly , Kate Middleton's dress haha :)
and... It's classy , simplistic and beautiful, however I think I was just expecting something else. Probably more like a ''wooooow'' factor the first time I see the dress and a bit more modern , but it was stunning.

and I was sure there will be a lot of lace, and there we had it :)

And as we are on that subject, I have a chance to show off one of my favorite designers ( on which I by the way based my GCSE Textiles work )


And as I was wisping through spring 2011 Haute Couture shows I've found probably one of the best creations I recently saw.  It's from Christian Dior , and all this collection is really worthy of checking out, some amazing work there:)