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Love Symbol

Prince for V Magazine shot by Inez and Vinoodh Matadin (image courtesy of V Magazine)
Prince for V Magazine shot by Inez and Vinoodh
Matadin (image courtesy of V Magazine)

Deeply sad to learn the death of Prince, the world has lost another genius. His influence was huge in terms of fashion, style and music, his art was timeless. Sincere condolences to his family, friends and worldwide fans.

 

 

 

Bowie Le magnifique

David Bowie in his legendary stripped bdysuit for the Aladdin Sane tour
David Bowie in his legendary stripped bodysuit designed
by Kansai Yamamoto for the Aladdin Sane tour

When the news broke that David Bowie passed away after battling liver cancer, millions of fans lost their idol. Until the last day he never stopped working and just released “Blackstar” his last album. No need to say how much he contributed to music, fashion and (more…)

Change is good

Actress Lupita N'yongo for ELLE UK January 2016 (image courtesy of ELLE UK)
Actress Lupita Nyong’o for ELLE UK
January 2016 (image courtesy of ELLE UK)

A new year, a chance to refresh, reboot, re start or eventually, just start. Start to be confident, to be hopeful, fearless, bold, proud, strong. I always think about my resolutions when the year starts, but when asking a friend the other day what would be hers, she simply said (more…)

Why is the New Gucci so good?

Gucci Fall 2015-16 ad campaign
Gucci Fall 2015-16 ad campaign (image courtesy of Gucci)

After the talented Frida Giannini, Alessandro Michele has been named Creative Director of Italian luxury house, Gucci. The brand  is entering a new era exploring more of the 70’s baroque prints and embellishments, going complete opposite of the glamorous 70’s power woman we were used to. Here are 3 reasons to rediscover the iconic house:

  • Today’s Gucci girl is a romantic, an original, she’s playful and totally assume her quirkiness. The last Spring Summer Collection (SS16) is full of rich fabrics and bold mix of patterns with a strong vintage feel.

 

Gucci SS16 (image from vogue.com)
Gucci SS16 (image from vogue.com)
Gucci SS16 (image from vogue.com)
Gucci SS16 (image from vogue.com)
Gucci SS16 (image from vogue.com)
Gucci SS16 (image from vogue.com)
Gucci SS16 (image from vogue.com)
Gucci SS16 (image from vogue.com)
Gucci SS16 (image from vogue.com)
Gucci SS16 (image from vogue.com)
Gucci SS16 (image vogue.com)
Gucci SS16 (image vogue.com)
Gucci FW15
Gucci FW15
  • I can not help but picture 70’s style icons Ali Mc Graw, Bianca Jagger or Marisa Berenson wearing most of the pieces of the collection and notice how relevant the clothing are as they would have been 40 years ago!

 

Actress Ali Mc Graw circa 1970's
Actress Ali Mc Graw circa 1970’s

 

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Model Bianca Jagger in the 1970’s

 

Actress and Model Marisa Berenson in the 1970's
Actress and Model Marisa Berenson in the 1970’s
  • With its beautiful bucolic illustrations and jewellery details, the Dionysus bag is fast becoming a must have as well as the fur loafers (for those who can afford it)! Just perfect for Christmas gift!!

dyonisus gucci bag

The Gucci Dionysos bag (image from Buro 247)
The Gucci Dionysus bag (image from Buro 247)
gucci bag
A bigger version of the Dyonisus bag
Gucci shoes
FW15-16  Gucci shoes

Balmain Nation

Balmain x HM ad campaign (courtesy of Balmain Paris)
Balmain x H&M ad campaign (courtesy of Balmain Paris)

The very anticipated collaboration between Balmain and H&M arrived in stores (worlwide) on November 5th. Embellishment, sequins, body conscious dresses, padded shoulders, the French luxury house lovers won’t be disappointed: Balmain went full on in incorporated its DNA into a rich yet affordable collection. After Alexander Wang, Isabel Marant, Marni or Lagerfeld just to name a few, H&M once again took the fashion world by storm and we can predict that the Balmain x H&M line key pieces will be a huge it!

 For more information and shopping go on hm.com

 

Beaute Congo

Autoportrait from artist Moka
Autoportrait from artist Moka

It’s been a while since I wanted to post about this great exhibit, Beaute Congo 1925-2015, that I saw at the Fondation Cartier. The exhibit showcases the work of congolese artists such as Cheri Samba, Cheri Cherin, JP Mika, or Moke, a journey in the early days of Congolese art to nowadays masterpieces. Colours, love, (more…)

In the mood for…

Blogger Margaret Zhang shot during NYFW by Phil Oh (image courtesy of Phil Oh)
Blogger Margaret Zhang shot during NYFW by
Phil Oh (image courtesy of Phil Oh)

This lovely black lace see through blouse and suede brown skirt seen on Margaret Zhang during NY fashion week. Miss Zhang, a favourite of mine when it comes to style, masters the combination of sexyness and the romantic aspect of this look with a touch of 70’s nostalgia. I will copy this asap!

SUMMER in SNEAKERS

Comptoir des Cotonniers sneakers by Anne Valerie Hash (image courtesy of wwd.com)
Comptoir des Cotonniers sneakers by Anne
Valerie Hash (image courtesy of wwd.com)

The star of this summer is without any doubt the sneaker, I don’t think I saw that many in years! Probably since the late 90’s when the Air Max, Stan Smith and New Balance were the must have shoe on male and female feet. Now the big fast fashion chains offer sneakers at affordable (more…)

Before After

Taraji P Henson for W magazine
Taraji P Henson for W magazine July issue (photo by Mert
Alas and Marcus Piggott courtesy of W magazine)

Taraji P Henson was the cover girl for July’s W Magazine issue. Her black and white picture referencing Diana Ross circa 1980 where she posed in white tee and jeans for her hit album “Diana”. Two ways of being sexy at different times!

Diana Ross
Diana Ross in 1980 on the cover of
her album “Diana”

Saga Africa

Studio 189 Collection images including the collection with Opening Ceremony featuring the Quann sisters
Studio 189 Collection images including the collection with Opening Ceremony
featuring the Quann sisters. On top left Abrima Erwiah co founder of the brand

This a movement in fashion that is quite up in the air since a few years now, we remember luxury houses who have been inspired by Africa (Christian Dior, Yves St Laurent, Givenchy…). Smaller fashion (more…)

In the mood for…

Beyonce ( photo courtesy of Beyonce Instagram)
Beyonce ( photo courtesy of Beyonce Instagram)

For Beyonce’s ponytail and natural glowy make up at the Met Gala last month. Once again queen B stole the spotlight with her beauty and bejewelled embroidered gown by Givenchy. Ideal for Summer nights and keep your look young and fresh, the ponytail is an hair trend to copy immediately!

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