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The Dolce recipe

All the ingredients that make the Dolce and Gabbana essence were in their Fall Winter 13 show. The Collection is just breathtaking with a sharp sense of details, beautiful embroideries and prints highly inspired by Catholics churches and murals. One of my favorite of the season!

 Baroque and Religious

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The sexy Italian widow

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The white Lace

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All images are from vogue.com

40’s vs 60’s

I couldn’t decide between the hair style at Bottega Veneta and Pucci so I am highlighting both! I just love the soft vaporous curls at Bottega which inevitably reminds me of Rita Hayworth or Veronica Lake. At Pucci when you see the long straight but still wavy lengths accentuated by a heavy bang you can’t help but thinking of Jane Birkin or Marianne Faithful… I am a big fan of both eras, so I leave it to you to pick a side!

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Bottega Veneta beauty close up

all images are from vogue.com

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Pucci beauty close up

all images from style.com

Fashion week girl

Bette Franke is without any doubt the girl of this Fall Fashion Week, she is also for me the ideal model: pretty, natural, thin but with harmonious curves, able to morph from innocent looking to sexy amazon. The Dutch model has been spotted at almost every single show this season (Tom Ford, Oscar De La Renta, Marni, Versace and the list goes on and on), and is the face of several prestigious Spring Summer ad campaigns (Bottega Veneta, Miu Miu, Hermes, See by Chloe fragrance…)

Bette Franke (image from new york times.com T style magazine)
Bette Franke (image from new york times.com T magazine blog)
Bette Franke Elle Cover
Bette Franke Elle May 2009 Cover
Bottega Veneta SS13 ad campaign
Bottega Veneta SS13 ad campaign
Gucci FW13
Gucci FW13
Miu Miu SS13 ad campaign
Miu Miu SS13 ad campaign
Marni FW13
Marni FW13 (image from vogue.com)
Tom Ford FW13
Tom Ford FW13 (image from style.com)
Oscar De La Renta FW13
Oscar De La Renta FW13 (image from style.com)

Black Dahlia

Black was already everywhere for the Spring Summer Collections, the non color returns for Fall with a delicious overpowering twist. Flowers and other intricate embroideries details play in creating a dark mysterious heroin as seen at Erdem, Christopher Kane and Gucci…

Erdem FW13
Erdem FW13
Christopher Kane FW13
Christopher Kane FW13
Erdem FW13
Erdem FW13
Gucci FW13
Gucci FW13

All images are from vogue.com

 

Sono Mama

I loved the Phillip Lim Fall/Winter Collection so much that I had to dedicate a post to it! I am definitely into mixing utilitarian, and “Hells Angels” inspired pieces with very feminine accessories such as those beautiful chandelier earrings to create a bold and rebellious look…

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All images are from vogue.com

Le Mill Concept Store in Mumbai

I read about Le Mill in the last edition of The New york Times Style magazine Spring issue. I found it fascinating that the owners, Cecilia Morelli Parikh, Julie Leymarie and Aurelie de Limelette took the risk to open a contemporary luxury concept store in Mumbai in a deserted area (Cecilia compares it to what used to be the Meatpacking district in New York 30 years ago). Among the well curated interior design pieces and home furnitures, you can shop highly coveted designers such as Phillip LimThe Row, Acne, and soon Azzedine Alaia. Once again, it shows that emerging countries are the next eldorado for the luxury business and this is just the beginning!

Le Mill store in Mumbai (image courtesy of new york times)
Le Mill store in Mumbai (image courtesy of
new york times-Thibault Montamat)
Le Mill interior 1 (image courtesy of new york times Thibault Montamat)
Le Mill interior 1 (image courtesy of new
york times- Thibault Montamat)
Le Mill Interior 2 (image courtesy of new york times-Thibault Montamat)
Le Mill Interior 2 (image courtesy of
new york times-Thibault Montamat)

Fall/Winter 13 Collections

Already the Fall/Winter 2013-14 Collections!  I love the “Cruella De Vil” fur/leather trend spotted at Altuzarra, Alexander Wang, Reed Krakoff among others (special coup de coeur for the Altuzarra fur mittens!)

Altuzarra FW13
Altuzarra FW13
Altuzarra FW13
Altuzarra FW13
Close up on fur mittens Altuzarra FW13
Close up on fur mittens Altuzarra FW13
Alexander Wang FW13
Alexander Wang FW13
Tom Ford FW13
Tom Ford FW13
Oscar De La Renta FW13
Oscar De La Renta FW13

The boxy silhouettes hommage at Balenciaga and 60’s conceptual shapes (Altuzarra, Victoria Beckham, Alexander Wang)

Alexander Wang FW13
Alexander Wang FW13
Victoria Beckham FW13
Victoria Beckham FW13
Altuzarra FW13
Altuzarra FW13

The pigmented colors and prints at Tom Ford are just divine and the Oscar De La Renta Collection is a pure moment of refined elegance with just enough exuberance brought by John Galliano. John worked in Oscar’s studio this season, a first step towards his fashion rehabilitation?

Tom Ford FW13
Tom Ford FW13
Tom Ford FW13
Tom Ford FW13
Tom Ford FW13
Tom Ford FW13
Oscar De La Renta FW13
Oscar De La Renta FW13
Oscar De La Renta FW13 Finale
Oscar De La Renta FW13 Finale

More to come in the next following days!

all images are from vogue.com

Gentlewoman-Beyonce Knowles

The Gentlewoman is one of my favorite magazine even though I never read it from A to Z. I should probably before making this big statement, but by seeing the type of women they feature, I don’t need more proofs to know that this magazine has a smart approach and is inspiring to the modern women whether they are in the creative field or not. Beyonce is on the cover of the new issue which is awesome, when we think she can not be more on top she always manages to impress us, ah Beyonce…

Beyonce Knowles for the Gentlewoman SS13 issue
Beyonce Knowles for the Gentlewoman SS13 issue

L.O.V.E

It’s funny to see how love can be interpreted in many ways, here are some cool pics to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

Lolita by Stanley Kubrick
Lolita by Stanley Kubrick
Love magazine cover SS13 issue
Love magazine cover SS13 issue
Kanye West 808s Heartbreak album
Kanye West 808s Heartbreak album
Laetitia Casta for Les Galeries Lafayette by Jean Paul Goude
Laetitia Casta for Les Galeries Lafayette by Jean Paul Goude
Artist Jeff Koons hanging heart
Artist Jeff Koons hanging heart
Guy Bourdin photography
Guy Bourdin photography
Royal heart by Salvador Dali
Royal heart by Salvador Dali

 

Au Naturel

I like the raw yet glowing feel of the pictures captured by photographer Juergen Teller (the March Jacobs ad campaigns, it’s him) in W magazine February issue with actresses Freida Pinto, Marion Cotillard or Amy Adams among others. It’s old news but I also love the Celine’s ad campaigns under Phoebe Philo, Daria is just beautiful with minimal make up. Plus, Agyness Deyn is back but as an aspiring actress which I find interesting…

Freida Pinto for W Magazine february issue
Freida Pinto for W Magazine february issue
Marion Cotillard for W magazine february issue
Marion Cotillard for W magazine february issue
Amy Adams for W magazine february issue
Amy Adams for W magazine february issue
Celine SS13 ad campaign
Celine SS13 ad campaign
Agyness Deyn for Interview magazine february issue
Agyness Deyn for Interview magazine february issue

Warm and Fuzzy

Celine mink fur pumps
Celine mink fur pumps ss13 (image from style.com)

Difficult to resist these furry pumps by Celine, but I know what you are thinking: it’s definitely a challenge to pull them off unless you are a super fashionista. I’m pretty sure we will see a lot of them on street style blogs (promise I’ll try to post some pics if I see some) especially with fashion week around the corner!