Tuesday, November 30, 2010

That coat!

It has got everything; assymetri, layers and puff sleeves. By the up-and-coming New York designer Katie Gallagher.

Boho with Oscar de la Renta

Normally I´m not too keen on the boho style. Since I'm more into a minimalistic style I never really liked it and even though I love colours I never really liked how they come together in typical boho style outfits. It just doesn't suit me very well. However, this Oscar de la Renta Mauve Boho shirt is beautiful. The nylon with a criss cross stitch pattern that ties in the center is gorgeous.

Mad Men revisited

I guess I'm the only one on earth who doesn't really like the series Mad Men. But I love the clothes! Thie floral, "Mad Men" inspired 1950's blouse can be found at Screaming Mimi's in NYC. I just adore this cute blouse which comes to life with the ribbon cross bow at the neck and pearl & rhinestone buttons.

Yes, please Mr Ford

Tom Ford is in the house again after six year's of silence.

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Cruise Collections are here!

Yes! This week the Cruise collections/Resort 2011 hits the stores. This year there were a magical mixture of dots, stripes and colours in many of the collections combined with some clean, basic holiday garments in basic colours brought forward from the Fall 2010 collections; black, white and camel. Apparently we are still not tired of them.

My 5 favourites among the Cruise collections are:
  • Miu Miu
  • Moschino Cheap & Chic
  • Costume National 
  • Alexander McQueen 
  • Salvatore Ferragamo
In my coming posts I will highlight my favourite outfits from the above collections. Stay tuned!

The Ascot Bow Tie

I found this gorgeous, thick silk long sleeve dress from Geoffrey Beane, at Screaming Mimi´s in New York. I love this 60's dress with an ascot tie around the neck. What do you think?!?

Style Icon: Julia Sarr Jamois

Julia Sarr Jamois, Fashion Editor of Wonderland Magazine.  

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The 80's prom dress

I found this beautiful 80s prom dress in satin mint green at Screaming Mimi's in NYC. There is so many thing that I love about about such as the waist with the large side bow, the white sheer overlay, the sparkle chest detailing and the colour! When is the next prom?

Peek a Boo

Bought this and now I'm happy. (Photos from thatsafabuloushandbag.com and awomanalifeablog.blogspot.com)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Tamara for President!

WOW! The stylish business woman Tamara Mellon, founder and Chief Creative Officer of Jimmy Choo Ltd, has been appointed Business Ambassador for Britain by Prime Minister David Cameron. This is part of a major strategy to grow the UK economy by opening new markets, increasing trade and encouraging investment.
This appointment follows Tamara´ss award of an OBE last month for services to the fashion industry and comes on the cusp of the company's 15th anniversary in 2011.
I think that Tamara has done a great job with Jimmy Choo and to form it to the amazing luxury label that it is today!


Miu Miu 2010 v/s Dior 1965

Friday, November 26, 2010

Style & Simplicity by Greta

Since I'm hanging out in Stockholm at the moment I read a lot of Swedish fashion mag. I heard about this label, Greta, through the magazine Chic. The editor-in-chief of the magazine, Charlotte, was wearing the yellow dress above on her blog and I fell for it straight away. I love the vintage feel of the dresses as well as the simple lines in the design. What do you think?

Photographers flash: Henry Clarke

Parisian Chic, Decadence, Power, Luxury, Pleasure, Enterntainment - it's all there when looking at my all time favourite photographer's 1950's and 60's photographs.

Born in Los Angeles in 1918, Henry Clarke, the renowned fashion photographer, discovered his calling in 1945 whilst working as an accessorist at Condé Nast in New York. During an encounter with the great Cecil Beaton during a photography session at Vogue's studio, Clarke was entranced by the photographic image. He promptly abandoned his fashion job, borrowed a Rolleiflex camera and began taking pictures.

Deciding to try his luck abroad, Clarke moved to Paris in 1949. There his friend, Robert Randall, reintroduced him to the fashion world. He quickly found work at Fémina, L'Album de Figaro and Harper's Bazaar. The next year he began a fruitful collaboration with the French, English and American editions of Vogue that would last more than a quarter-century. With the help of women like Suzy Parker, Ann Sainte Marie and Bettina, the most glamorous models of the day, Clarke captured the elegance of the modern woman: young, lively, carefree and seductive.

He also took celebrity portraits: Anna Magnani, Coco Chanel, Sophia Loren and Maria Callas were among his best known subjects. In the 1960's, Diana Vreeland, the formidable editor of Vogue, sent him to such exotic locations as Syria, Iran, India and Mexico to create exciting fashion layouts. Upon his death in 1996, it was revealed that Henry Clarke had named the Institut Pasteur as universal legatee of his estate. He bequeathed his historical collection of photographs to the Musée de la Mode et du Costume in Paris.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Chloé Spring 2010 RTW

One of my favourite fashion journalists, Nicole Phelps, for one of my favourite fashion magazines Style.com couldn't have described it more accurately; "Hannah MacGibbon still loves beige. [---]". Above are the outfits I would love to wear this spring (pics from Style.com)

Lace & Wool

I recently found this vintage seller/blogger - Rhiannon from Atlanta, Georgia - on Lookbook and I just adore her vintage style. These photos are from her blog Liebemarlene Vintage.

we used to be the luminary ones

'Fifties Chic' from Elle Germany, November 2010. Photos by Jonas Bresnan.

Jenny Sweeney for Grazia (Germany) no.43/2010