Archive for the ‘Christian Dior’ Category

Slimane to Art + Commerce

October 19, 2008

The agency announces its representation of the designer and photographer –  (NEW YORK) Ever since Hedi Slimane left Dior Homme last year, rumors have swirled about his future business plans. Yesterday, Art + Commerce announced that it will represent the artist. Slimane’s photography has appeared in French Vogue, Vanity Fair, V, VMAN, Purple and Dazed & Confused and he has published nine books of photography. Slimane has also curated several art exhibitions and designed architectural spaces. He recently unveiled a furniture collection for Comme des Garçons. Under his new representation, Slimane will remain available for projects, while his photographs will be made available for licensing.

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Kate Moss Looks Unpretty on the Cover of Vogue!

August 8, 2008

Kate Moss Looks Un-pretty!

Kate Moss Looks Un-pretty!

The August edition is the Ageless edition which profiles stylish and/or aspirational women of all ages. But what got my attention is how haggard Kate Moss looks without her hair in her face and harsh make up! Kate ends up looking tired and old which is quiet ironic since it’s suppose to be the Ageless Edition!

The most exciting part of this edition is the editors’ personal style:“it’s perhaps the most instructive portfolio we’ve ever put together… (it’s about) looking on-trend and beyond trend and totally themselves”. Forget “timeless classics every woman must have that she can wear for ever and a day” we want to be “on trend” yet “beyond trend” while still being clued into our own style!

 

Vintage Christian Dior Sunnies!

August 7, 2008

Classic Dior Sunnies which will serve as a relevant purchase now and in time... Classic choices never fade!

Classic Dior Sunnies which will serve as a relevant purchase now and in time... Classic choices never fade!

 

I love sunglasses and have been in love with the vintage Christian Dior Sunnies, Mischa and Nicole Richie have worn. I spotted them on ASOS.com but they were not to be mine as they were sold out in a matter of days! Later new stock arrived and I missed out again! Just as I thought that they simply were not meant to be I stumbled across them on Ebay!

I put in the winning bid today at 3.29 and at 3.30 I was declared the winning bidder so now these gorgegous gold sunnies are on their way to me.  I am so happy. My new sunnies are due to arrive on Saturday and I am thrilled. I’ll let you know what they look like and post some pics.

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Has the time come to create a virtual International Best Dressed List within the Fashion Blogging Community?

July 29, 2008

Bruni-Sarkozy appears in the September issue of Vanity Fair with a front cover shot by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz.Bruni married the French president after a three-month romance that began when they met at a Paris dinner party

Some people are born to be Fashion conscious (here’s looking at the Goldsmith’s & Lauder’s of the world) it was not decided by them personality per se it’s something that was beyond their control an extra bonus if you wish it sort landed simply and softly into their privileged laps like front row tickets to the Christian Dior show or the LV bag that they sling casually over their shoulders. They come from a legacy of style and grace where opulence and decadence reside and their clothing is simply an extension of that privilege. (Nearly 20% of Vanity Fair’s best dress list consists of Royalty!)

Then there’s those that are more interesting the individuals that are the fashion lovers, movers, shakers and makers of the fashion industry those that used their passion with such force that they created fashion movements, revolutions or looks that will always inspire us or be used as a knowledge base for further exciting designs.

These individuals serve as reference for What is? What was and What can be?

Here’s looking at YSL for introducing the tuxedo suit for women, here’s looking at CoCo Chanel for making the tan chic and the LBD a statement piece. Here’s looking at Dior’s revolutionary silhouette – the small shoulders, voluptuously curved torso with nipped – in waist and long full skirts. Here’s looking at the unnamed designer (to my knowledge) who created the stiletto heel in Italy in the 1950’s.

Real style is created though the love and desire for fashion, a list is just an exercise in who’s the flavor of the month or in this case flavor of the year.

I think that the time has come to create a virtual International Best Dressed List within the fashion blogging community. This idea really makes sense to me so much so that my keyboard has a life of it’s own….

Wow there’s no stopping this idea…

Criteria could be as follows:

·         Criteria for entry – to have your own personal fashion blog that is updated regularly with fashion postings and pictures of that illustrate the blogger’s fashion style and dress sense – these photographs will be used for the basis of judging the list.

·         The judging will be done solely on fashion and dress sense and not aesthetics of the individual, however the individual should dress in a way that highlights their best features and expresses their personality.

·         Accessories can also be photographed and included and photographs should only consist of photographs taken by the blogger thereby eliminating unfair advantage of using for example a BF that also happens to be a professional photographer and/or experienced photoshop genius.

·         Judging will not be based on how many designer labels are cramped into a blog instead it’s about how chic the blogger looks for their personal fashion budget!

·         Perhaps different categories could be established for example. Rock chic, vintage style ect.??? This allows for acknowledgement and celebration of different styles.  

 

 

Keep it Chic

 

An Ode to Dior Fall 2008 Collection!

July 28, 2008

Dior Rocks!

How I the love the Dior Fall 2008 collection let me count the ways…

I love the sexy cowboy-esque hats, I love the box jackets, I love the chic and sexy eyeliner, I love the buttoned up blouses, I love the prints and colour, I love the black and white ensembles, I love the glamour, I love the voluminous hair, I love the large square sunglasses … I LOVE YOU DIOR !!!

Raquel Zimmermann and Anja Rubik.

 

Sure it may seem bizarre to do an Ode to Dior Fall collection even a bit odd and untimely. Yes, I know we’re currently experiencing the middle of summer (it’s hot and I’m looking at fur with a holiday to shop and pack for – cause inevitably I’m going to have a look at my wardrobe and shout I’ve got nothing to wear) but it all started when I was surfing the blogosphere and I stumbled upon the make-up looks for the Dior 2008 Collection which just pulled my into style.com and the rest is history.   (more…)

Have I found Nicole Richie’s sister?

July 28, 2008

Lily Donaldson

Here I was minding my own business when I stumble across Nicole Richie’s Doppelgänger  

Lily Donaldson has an uncanny resemblance to Nicole Richie don’t you think?