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The fantastic Diana Vreeland

Before Anna Wintour, fashion had another empress, her name? Diana Vreeland, one of the most iconic and influent figure of fashion history. Born in Paris, at La Belle Epoque era in the early 1900’s, Diana already a highly regarded socialite, worked herself to the top by always managing to be the most elegant, interesting, smartest woman wherever she went despite her ungrateful features which will be the object of recurrent cruelty from her own mother. Soon she becomes fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar in New York until she joins Vogue as editor in chief right in the middle of the creative and youthful period of the sixties. At Vogue, she will establish her status of most influential person in the industry. Her unique eye and fearless attitude allowed her to discover or propel to stardom talents such as Lauren Bacall, Marisa Berenson, Cher, Ali Mc Graw, Barbara Streisand, Edie Sedgwick, Lauren Hutton and the list goes on. Her last position will be at the MET Museum, acting as a special consultant, where she will revamp the whole fashion department and curate memorable fashion exhibitions. The Eye has to travel is a wonderful documentary on Diana Vreeland that I urge you to watch to learn more about this legendary figure.

Diana Vreeland
Diana Vreeland
Diana Vreeland in her living room that she likes to call "A garden in hell"
Diana Vreeland in her living room that she liked
to call “A garden in hell”
Diana Vreeland style icone
Diana Vreeland style icone

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Diana Vreeland and Marisa Berenson
Diana Vreeland and Marisa Berenson
Cher for Vogue magazine, who will soon become a major artist, 1966
Singer and model Cher for Vogue, 1966
Edie Sedgwick  in Vogue proclaimed It girl by Diana Vreeland
Edie Sedgwick, Andy Warhol protégée, in Vogue
proclaimed It girl by Diana Vreeland

Ad campaigns of the season

Two ad campaigns caught my eye for Spring Summer 14: Rihanna for Balmain shot by Inez and Vinoodh, and neo soul prodige Erykah Badu for Givenchy shot by Mert and Marcus.  Olivier Rousteing and Riccardo Tisci, respectively creative directors for Balmain and Givenchy, are taking their brand to the next level by choosing two strong powerful female artists also known for their unique and highly influential sense of style.  We can only respect those bold choices which hopefully will encourage more diversity in the fashion landscape.

Rihanna for Balmain (image courtesy of Balmain)
Rihanna for Balmain (image courtesy of Balmain)
Erikah Badu for Givenchy (image courtesy of Givenchy)
Erykah Badu for Givenchy (image courtesy of Givenchy)

The lady skirt

The elegant skirts are back. Actually they were never gone, they just belong to this category of timeless and forever fashionable items that every girl should have. Jessica Alba in Ralph Lauren and Dianna Agron in Oscar De La Renta both look perfect and show us how to wear it!

Jessica Alba wearing Ralph Lauren
Jessica Alba wearing Ralph Lauren
Dianna Agron in Oscar De La Renta
Dianna Agron in Oscar De La Renta

 

In the mood for…

Colored hair…One way to lift up your mood and update your look and add a little bit of fantasy is to dare trying flashy hair colorations. The main inspiration being the blue hair from Abdel Kechiche’s movie, La Vie d’Adele, whether you choose to do a kaleidoscope style playing with shades like Katy Perry gorgeous mix of blue and turquoise or adopt Jamie King sophisticated hair locks you will be right in the trend of the moment! You can also go all the way like Kelly Osbourne famously known lavender color or get inspired by the celebs below, have fun!

Katy Perry (source the hairstyler.com)
Katy Perry (source the hairstyler.com)
Actress and model Jamie King (source us magazine.com)
Actress and model Jamie King (source us magazine.com)
Kelly Osbourne (source bellasugar.com)
Kelly Osbourne (source bellasugar.com)
Kelly Osbourne (source huffingtonpost.com)
Kelly Osbourne (source huffingtonpost.com)
Ashley Smith (source Marie Claire US Dec 13 issue)
Ashley Smith (source Marie Claire US Dec 13 issue)
La Vie d'Adele movie poster, (in English, Blue is the warmest color)
La Vie d’Adele movie poster, (in
English, Blue is the warmest color)
Demi Lovato (source starpulse.com)
Demi Lovato (source starpulse.com)
Singer M.I.A
Singer M.I.A
Singer Kelis
Singer Kelis
Lady Gaga at the Grammy Awards
Lady Gaga at the Grammy Awards