Thursday, September 19, 2013

Shoes shoes shoes

   We are all obsessed and in love with shoes. This is one thing I've been doing a lot lately, in my long-time absence:


Since Fashion Week happens as we speak, which are your favourite shoes from the spring collections?
These are mine:
Narciso Rodriguez
                                                                                 Alberta Ferretti

                                                                              Calvin Klein

                                                                                  Donna Karan


                                                                               L'Wren Scott

                                                                              Manolo Blahnik

                                                                        Roksanda Ilincic

                                                                             Zac Posen

Proenza Schouler
Tell me what you think.
   Love, A.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Yves Saint Laurent

   I am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style. - Yves Saint Laurent

   I was asked some time ago if I were to name my favourite designer, who would that be? I took few seconds and I decided: Yves Saint Laurent forever.

   Yves Henri Donat Mathieu- Saint- Laurent was born on the 1st of August, 1936, in Algeria. He began designing dresses in his teen years for his two sisters, after his childhood, when he would play with paper dolls for whom he would make paper clothing.

   At 18 he moved to Paris and he entered the Chambre Syndicate de la Couture. Michel De Brunhoff, the French Vogue editor, introduced him to Christian DIOR, for whom he work( he would first decorate his studio and then he would design accessories).

   Dior fascinated me[...] He taught me the basis of my art. Whatever was to happen next, I never forgot the years I spent at his side." - Y.S.L. about Christian Dior

   In 1953 he entered the International Wool Secretariat competition and won the first place, beating his friend, Fernando Sanchez and a young German student( Karl Lagerfeld).

   At age 21 he was the head designer of the House of Christian Dior and he saved the company from ruin by introducing the " trapeze dress"( he is also the first to use the tuxedo in women's fashion).

   We must never confuse elegance with snobbery. - Y.S.L.

   In 1960 he was forced to enrole in the French Army during the Algerian War of Independence.

   He died of brain cancer on the 1st of June, 2008,in Paris; he was incinerated and his ash was sattered in the Majorelle Garden( Marrakech, Morocco), a place of refuge and great inspiration for him.

   Did you know that...?

- He was a collector of paintings and sculptures? ( Picasso, ancient Egyptian sculps)
- He was a great admirer of Marcel Proust?
- He was the first living designer to have a solo exhibition in the Metropolitan Museum of Art?

   Y.S.L. models:

   A good model can advance fashion by ten years. - Y.S.L.

- Iman ( his " dream woman", his muse)
- Loulou de la Falaise
- Betty Catroux
- Talitha Pol-Getty
- Katoucha Niane
- Rebecca Ayoko
- Nicole Dornier( first Y.S.L. model, then his assistant)
- Laetitia Casta( bride in his shows from 1997 to 2002)

   Fashions fade, style is eternal. - Y.S.L.


Friday, July 19, 2013

Rihanna.S(tyle) and M(use)

   Even though I am not into her music, I must admit that it's been a while since every public appearance of Rihanna has always been close to gorgeous( also thank to her body which is in the best shape). It is obvious that she and her style grown up and I am really looking forward to see what's next.

   Rihanna has been a trend setter since she entered the big industry, remember her short, shaved on one side haircut, the latex costume, the dominatrix style, sporty chic, and now there are the 2 piece netted costumes, short tops, the boyfriend jeans, the pencil skirt and classic pumps.


 Rihanna is one of the most appreciated R'n'B stars, both for her artistic skills and for her image. Her style will always be a guide for the others, both famous and ordinary people( probabbly even more than Lady Gaga, because her outfits are usually appropriate for going out on the street, Lady Gaga is a genius, but you have to be Lady Gaga to wear those clothes).

   The fact that Rihanna has become one of the most influential muses is more than predictable and all right. But there is always the same problem: it is OK to get inspired, it is KO to copy!

Dear Miley Cyrus,
Rihanna is the first good girl who gone bad. Please stop being awkward. Whatever suits Rihanna will not suit you the same, it is also about attitude and genuineness.

Love, A.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Vintage Earrings

   What I love the most about the Vintage jewelry is that it can be worn in very modern, avangardist way and they fit in any outfit. Take a look at a gorgeous example :


Spanish inspired outfit:

 Old Hollywood, Audrey Hepburn-like outfit:

Rock outfit:

   This pair of earrings is purchased from a very stylish boutique, Italian Vintage( online shop: ). Trust me, everything is fabulous about it.

Frida Kahlo

   Summer time...

   Everybody is obsessed with getting tanned and there are a lot of tricks that make your skin appear a shade or two darker. The most common is the use of strong colors, neon or fluorescent (or marker as I call them). I opted for another: smassive gold jewelry and strong shades of red on lips, nails and floral prints.

    My choice was inspired by the photos of Frida Kahlo, who have become iconic. Who does not recognize Frida, the one with the flower tiara, bonded eyebrows, plain or printed shawls, long flared skirts and gold jewelry?

    July is the "Frida- month": she was born on the 6th(1907) and she died on the 13th(1954). I took some photos of my new look, only that I don't go out with the bonded eyebrows. Please let me know your opinion.

   The earrings are vintage, the rings were taken from different boutiques, the bracelets are from Meli Melo, the roses broches are made by my grandmother and the shawl is from a hippie boutique called Forever Young.

    Spanish- Mexican night out:

   Have a lovely week.
   Love, A.