24 October 2011

East meets West...

  Thinking of Junya Watanabe I would never before believe that he would create such a romantic collection as the one he created for the spring-summer season 2012.
  However, romanticism refers only to clothes, mostly dresses, most of them made of tablecloth-like lace, as Tim Blanks suggests in Style.com, or of flower printed cloths seem to be  embroidered by Peruvian old ladies. And as romanticism, in its artistic sense, is all about exaggeration, the amazing headgears, made of cock feathers, could be considered as romantic. As for the shoes, we saw two versions of the classic casino shoe, the style of those worn by the dancers of the style of Cuban salsa: the lace up one in black&white and the strap one in black.
  The whole atmosphere was unique, but we could never set the pieces together and see the big picture without Gene Krell, Vogue Japan's seasoned fashion director, who suggested the idea of a Latin American inspiration. From the traditional lace dresses to the cock feather headgears refering to "Latin dandy cocks of the walk" it was all about the Latin culture and tradition.

 Photos: Style.com

16 October 2011

Versace for H&M

  Although Versace was never one of my favourite fashion brands, I think that this collection is going to be a hit, with so many fashionistas expecting it. Some kind of late, I decided to dedicate some lines and give you a general image of this Iconic project, so you know what to expect on November 17th in Europe and November 19th in US.
  Until now, we've seen several photos of the collection, which will include not only the womenswear and menswear  line but also , for the first time, homewear pieces. The womenswear collection will include mainly dresses in floral and geometrical prints, but also jackets, high heels and accessories. The dominant materials will be leather and silk, reinterpreting the luxurious heritage of the House.

 And this is the dress of the collection that Donatella wore at the last fashion show of Versace in Milan,
which, wore also Anna Dello Russo a few weeks ago and danced in it so excited (and I have to admit that Anna wore it much more better than Donatella), that made us jealous of her advantage to wear it from now. Enjoy the...dress!

As for the menswear collection, it 'll be dominated by plain and printed sharp tailored tuxedos and men accessories.

Can't wait for November the 17th...

12 October 2011


  We are not used to such nice fashion videos like this one and it makes me wish that the opposite was true.
It's funny, not ridiculous, making the clothes seem so alive and full of motion, and in the same time so chic, just like Lanvin has spoiled us! However, the best part remains the end, when Elbaz appears dancing.
  The collection reminds me a lot the one that Albert had designed for H&M last year. The same is true for the video too, as for the luxurious hotel environment. That video was also very good and funny in another way.
 So, I know only this for sure: Lanvin has a unique sense of humour, which makes it special.
Enjoy the video...

And here are some outfits of the collection. . . And it was very difficult for me to choose so few among them, as it was one of my favourite collections of this season.

 ...The whole  setup was excellent, so magical...!

11 October 2011

Faded flowers

  Fashion met Art in New York's fashion week this month but the result could be characterised anything but successfull. 
  The designer sisters Mulleavy used the famous Van Gogh's sunflowers and Walt Disney's bright colours (the greens and the purples as they explained) as patterns for Rodarte's S/S collection. However, the whole collection didn't exhale neither the lust the Dutch painter expressed for life through his works, nor Disney's lust for art. The knee-length dresses were of simple structures (reminding of prom dresses), giving the impression that they were made just to support the theme, which was really powerful.  
  But the collection did not only consist of knee-length dresses: floral midcalf-length pants and striped knee-length skirts made their appearance on catwalk too. Nevertheless, the best parts of the collection were the knitwear (perfect for a casual spring outfit) and the delicate evening maxi dresses, both responding to the reputation the sisters have created through the past years...

Photos: Style.com

10 October 2011

Add some vintage air to your life...

  This week I got inspired from the wintery, cold weather in Athens and decided to focus on vintage looks which is something I 'm really into, whether it's coming of my grandma's closet, or Soretro, or even a common shop, where of course you don't expect to find real vintage pieces but new ones inspired by vintage eras.
In fact, I prefer the most the first choice, which has proved to date an inexhaustible source of retro clothes for me and never has let me down so far. A pencil wool skirt in the colour that I wanted, a white shirt as "see-through" as I wanted it etc.
  My grandma wasn't the most fashionable person of her time, and I suppose the same is true for most grandmothers, but it doesn't mean that I couldn't discover some key pieces like the above in her wardrobe. The same happens every time I visit my parents' house, my favourite goldmine, where I have found the greatest clothes and accesories ever, both of my mum's and my dad's closet.
  No matter where you can get your retro clothes, as there are so many different ways, it's worth trying  to make your own vintage-inspired closet. It's all about recycling.
  So, the following look was both inspired by retro pieces in my closet and the rainy day out there welcoming the winter...