martedì 31 maggio 2011

Fall 2011 Accessories: Miu Miu

Let's have a look at Miu Miu accessories collection for next season: beautiful frame bags or clutches and sparkly booties will add the right touch to our Winter outfits.

domenica 29 maggio 2011

Dolce & Gabbana: Fall 2011 Collection

Ho deciso di selezionare parecchie foto dalla sfilata della collezione Dolce & Gabbana per il prossimo autunno-inverno, perché tanti sono gli spunti. La collezione propone  il tema del maschile-femminile alternando tubini e abiti-corsetto a gilet, giacche e pantaloni. L'ispirazione va dagli anni '20 di "C'era una volta in America", al rockabilly anni '50, fino al glam rock anni '70, fra stelle, pailletes, pizzo, pellicce, note musicali, bianco-nero e flash di colori acidi.
Le scarpe sono piatte, stringate oppure classici stiletto indossati con calze da uomo.

I decided to select an extensive number of shots from the Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2011 collection show, because so many are the ideas. The collection is based on the theme of masculine-feminine, alternating sheath and corset dresses to vests, jackets and trousers. The inspiration runs through the 20's of "Once upon a time in America", the rockabilly of the 50's up to the glam rock of the 70's, among stars, sequins, lace, furs, musical notes, black-white and flashes of acid colors. Shoes are flat with laces or classic stilettos worn with socks. 

sabato 28 maggio 2011

Michelle Obama and Kate Duchess of Cambridge Stylish Meeting

Kate e Michelle si sono incontrate a Buckingham Palace lo scorso 24 Maggio, un incontro fra due donne moderne e due icone di stile dei nostri tempi. 
Kate è apparsa elegante, sofisticata e sicura di sé in un abito della catena inglese Reiss, ormai praticamente introvabile, ma altrimenti alla portata di tutte visto che il prezzo è inferiore alle 200 sterline. Michelle, più formale, ha scelto un abito della collezione Resort 2011 firmato dalla designer Barbara Tfank.
Adoro entrambe queste donne, naturalmente eleganti ed espressione di un glam contemporaneo,  che non temono di attingere dalla moda più accessibile, mantenendo sempre classe e buon gusto. Cosa ne pensate?

Kate and Michelle met at Buckingham Palace last 24th May, and this was the meeting between two modern women and two fashion icons of our times. Kate looked elegant, sophisticated and self-confident in a dress by the English chain Reiss, which is now unavailable anywhere, but  that would be affordable to anyone considered the price of less than £ 200. Michelle was more formal, wearing a dress of the Resort 2011 collection signed by designer Barbara Tfank
I adore both these women, naturally elegant and expression of a contemporary glam, with no fear to draw from the high-street fashion, but still showing good taste and staying classy.  What do you think?

venerdì 27 maggio 2011

Britney Spears on Harper Bazaar's Cover

Britney Spears is on Harper Bazaar's cover of July issue and she looks simply perfect in a Bill Blass white dress.
 

mercoledì 25 maggio 2011

A New Italian Designer: Elena Leone Winner of "Next Generation" Contest

 

Elena Leone is the winner of the contest "Next Generation", by the Italian Fashion Chamber (Camera Nazionale della Moda). Here are some shots of her collection for next Fall, dedicated to a woman who seems to embody the spirit of a brave but still romantic warrior. The collection name is "the last Winter" and it has been inspired by the Mayan prophecy on the end of the world on December 2012.  I think the collection is remarkable, with some pieces that I would definitely wear, what do you think? Is a new star born?

Elena Leone è la vincitrice del concorso "Next Generation", indetto dalla Camera Nazionale della Moda. Questi sono alcuni scatti della sua collezione per il prossimo Autunno, dedicato ad una donna che sembra incarnare lo spirito di una guerriera coraggiosa ma romantica. Il nome della collezione, "L'ultimo Inverno", è stato ispirato dalla profezia Maya sulla fine del mondo del Dicembre 2012. Credo che la collezione sia notevole, con alcuni pezzi che senz'altro indosserei. Cosa ne pensate? E' nata una stella?

lunedì 23 maggio 2011

MAC Cosmetics Summer Collection: Surf Baby

Summer is knocking at our doors, and we all want to be ready for that.
MAC launches "Surf Baby", a limited edition collection to get the perfect beach babe beauty we all want. Bronzing powders and sticks, plus lip balms with SPF 20 in wild and hot colours will take us to the beach ;) 

One of my Polyvore Sets

Hard Soft

This is one of my favorite Polyvore sets I made, with some of the pieces I love most:  Alexander Wang jacket, Valentino lace skirt, Alexander McQueen ankle boots, Fendi clutch, my Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne and a touch of Laura Mercier blush ;)

domenica 22 maggio 2011

Lady Gaga: Commercial for Google Chrome

This is the new commercial of Google Chrome starring  Lady Gaga, I think this is pure energy... what do you think?



May 22: Happy Birthday Naomi Campbell

What can I say more on Naomi? Everything has been said on her, with her career running through the last 20 years. She is in the group of those Über-Models that since early 90's have become so popular that there is no need of a surname: Claudia, Naomi, Linda, Cindy, Christy...

I selected a gallery of amazing shots and a tribute video... Happy Birthday!

sabato 21 maggio 2011

Cannes AmfAR's Gala against AIDS: A View of the Red Carpet

I was away for a while (yes, I have a real job...) but my passion never stops and I selected some red carpet pics from the AmfAR's Gala against AIDS at Cannes. 
What's your favorite star? I love Karolina Kurkova, simply stunning in a Chanel Haute Couture dress from the Fall/Winter 2009/10 collection. I would love to know what you think :) Kisses

mercoledì 18 maggio 2011

A Style Icon: Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis

Talking of fashion, a due tribute goes to Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis, the ultimate icon of effortless chic, always perfect in every occasion, from off-duty to formal events, she brought the style to Capitol Hill (and we had to wait for another beautiful and strong woman, Michelle Obama, to see this again...).
I selected a gallery of pics showing different styles for different moments of her life.

martedì 17 maggio 2011

Miu Miu New Face: Hailee Steinfeld

14-year-old actress Hailee Steinfeld will be the new face of one of my favorite brands, Miu Miu. This young artist was nominated for an Academy Award as best supporting actress for the role she played in 2010 film "True Grit". After Katie Holmes, Vanessa Paradis, Lindsay Lohan and Kirsten Dunst, this rising star is now called to be the next muse for Miuccia Prada most modern and avant-garde label.
L'attrice quattordicenne Hailee Steinfeld sarà il nuovo volto di uno dei miei brand preferiti, Miu Miu. Questa giovane artista era stata nominata all'Oscar come miglior attrice non protagonista, per il ruolo interpretato nel film "Il Grinta" del 2010. Dopo Katie Holmes, Vanessa Paradis, Lindsay Lohan e Kirsten Dunst, questa stella nascente è ora chiamata ad essere la prossima musa per l'etichetta più moderna e avant-garde di Miuccia Prada.
HAILEE STEINFELD

lunedì 16 maggio 2011

Spring Trend: Balenciaga and Balmain Celebrate the Punk Glam

Punk glam firstly emerged in 2010 and it is still a strong trend for this season.
But how can we take the best from punk inspiration, while we look at the over-exposure of skulls everywhere? We want to be edgy and cool but we do not want to look like Sid Vicious after all...
Here to follow, just a few pictures from SS11 catwalks of Balmain and Balenciaga, which I think are the best examples of  punk glam around. Let them inspire us.

BALMAIN


venerdì 13 maggio 2011

Cannes: Lady Gaga's Unexpected Show

 Far from any standard idea of coolness and fashion, there comes Lady Gaga... and her suprise-show in Cannes yesterday

mercoledì 11 maggio 2011

Fashion and Travel: The Ultimate Guide

Fashion and travel, what a perfect pair!
The fashion community of designers and insiders of any degree, releases its sacred knowledge to compile this ultimate guide for the coolest of our travels.
Here comes this stylish scrapbook, with memorabilia pictures, anecdotes and stories of über-trendy travellers, including

martedì 10 maggio 2011

Valentino Fall 2011: A Bon Ton Lady

Another gallery from one of my favourite designers' collections for next Winter, Valentino.
I love the proportions of the coats and I think the lenghts are just perfect, exactly what I love to wear.
Python boots are a recurring theme of the season, and it is just perfect here to add some twist.
 

Season Trends "Bright Colours - White & Stripes" Celebrated by Mango

Eniko Mihalik models in Mango "Color & Stripes" Lookbook, making a statement of the hottest trends of this season.

I Need these Shoes... Resolution for next Fall :)

Yves Saint Laurent patent wedges... j'adore... I just hope to find my size...

lunedì 9 maggio 2011

Chanel Cruise Collection 2012: Pictures

Chanel Cruise 2012 collection was presented at the Hotel du Cap, Eden Roc in Cap d'Antibes today. I already wrote on Chanel here, by reporting about Karl Lagerfeld's new project "The Tale of a Fairy" short film that was also presented today.

Here to follow a gallery from the catwalk. Enjoy :)


Summer 2011 Hot Trend: The Shorts

From school-girls-wardrobe to it-girls hit, the shorts have been seen on most trendsetters worldwide (even on red carpets!)
A fascinating gallery below, enjoy it and happy Monday to you :)

 

domenica 8 maggio 2011

Time For Beach in Italy: Beachwear I love

Finally a sunny Sunday today, so while I am getting ready to go to the beach I wish you all a relaxing time by posting some pieces of beautiful beachwear by french brand Eres, that is probably my favourite one for bikinis (yes I love the "basic" on the beach...!)
I already talked of this subject here by suggesting the perfect choices for the honeymoon beach wardrobe for Kate Duchess of Cambridge, which included italian labels Missoni Mare and La Perla.
So have a good time and happy Sunday everybody. Ciao

venerdì 6 maggio 2011

Karl Lagerfeld Film "The Tale of a Fairy" Shock: the Trailer

Karl Lagerfeld unveiled his last project "The Tale of a Fairy", a 30'minutes film in black and white. 
The film will be shown next Monday 9th May at Hotel du Cap Eden Roc in Cap d'Antibes, for the presentation of Chanel Croisière 2012 collection.


The film is about money abuse, violence and love and, as Karl Lagerfeld stated, could be shocking for someone.

Alexander McQueen: Fall-Winter 2011 Collection

The runaway theme of the brand of the year Alexander McQueen was "The Ice Queen and her court". The outfits were nothing easy wearable in our everyday life, they were pure dreams, fascinating dreams where we would love to loose ourselves... As far as the trend introduced by the brand for next season, that is fur, fur and fur...
More images and full video of the show:

giovedì 5 maggio 2011

Lady Gaga Playing A Golden Killer-Heeled Pump...

Writing on Lady Gaga's outfits is almost impossibile and I must say I love this brave and talented artist who never stops to amaze me.
Let's watch her in this video, while performing "born this way" and playing a giant golden piano that could have been designed by Louboutin... she is a genius...


Middleton Sisters Wearing High-Street Fashion

Middleton sisters chose both blue Zara pieces for their first outings after the wedding.
Lovely ;))

Prada Fall Winter 2011: Introducing Next Season Trends

While we are struggling for the Summer to start, let's have a look at the Prada runaway for next winter, where some of the most recurring themes of the season are introduced: snakeskin and furs for materials and clutches for accessories.

More pics and the video of the whole runaway...

mercoledì 4 maggio 2011

Into the Cover: Vogue Italia May 2011 by Steven Meisel

"Swimwear" is the headline on Vogue Italia cover this month, with a beautiful Kristen McMenamy wearing a John Richmond bikini. However, the atmosphere is everything but sunny and hot, and the top model is a kind of bohemian ice queen sitting by a window on a luminous, blue-grey and certainly freezing New York. Going through the pages, you see that the inspiration comes from the 70's, within the fascinating environment of the historic Chelsea Hotel and the artists, rockers and poets who lived in its rooms.

IT Bag: Proenza Schouler PS1

It seems now clear that next Summer "it bag" is the PS1 by Proenza Schouler.
I know I got a new Givenchy Nightingale last week, but PS1 could be my next obsession! Let's have a look at the best colours available and at the stars wearing it...

MET 2011 After Party: a look at what happened after the formal Gala


After the formal moment at the red carpet, a more loose and relaxed version of the guests... Great fun, well done guys :)

martedì 3 maggio 2011

Fashion and Fitness?

I am not only a fashion maniac, I am also a great fan of fitness and specifically I am a freaky enthusiast of  Les Mills programs.
Fitness and fashion can go together, why not? My very best friend always tells me I like Les Mills because it is a kind of “signature” fitness, I like this explanation but I must say that the reason why I love it, lies all in its effectiveness combined with the amazing degree of fun and energy you are into every time you attend one of the classes.

Today I am so happy I have received the delivery of my first on-line order @Les Mills boutique.
I was a bit concerned about the sizing, but both tops are perfectly fitting and I just love them, especially the yellow one with the BodyAttack logo (Body Attack is the class I love most, I am literally addicted to it…).
I also love the “for a fitter planet” bracelets… I am going to the gym now… Hugs

If you want to learn more on Les Mills here is the link:Les Mills Site

The Annual Ball at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Who Wears What?

The theme of this year's Costume Institute exhibit and last night MET gala is "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty," honoring the genius of the British couturier.
Unsurprisingly, most guests paid homage to the unforgotten stylist, being dressed by McQueen.
Here to follow a gallery of the outfits, who you think was the best dressed? 

Prada Windows in Milan Store: Another Look at SS11 Runway Collection

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Here is one of the windows now at Prada in Milan, a vintage-style fan installed over the striped bags, the iconic pieces of this season.
Do you all remember the quite astonished feeling after the first view of SS11 Prada runway images? "Minimal Baroque" was how she defined it and well, that was it: jungle prints, bananas and monkeys, solid blocks of primary colours, then the theme of stripes in bright colours combination or smokey hues, flashes of electric orange, green, blue, and radioactive violet all accessorized with pop coloured stoles and striped satchels or clutches. Have a look at the gallery of the numbers I have selected among the pieces I liked best: excessive but sophisticated...

lunedì 2 maggio 2011

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty - Exhibition in NYC May4-Jul31

A tribute to Alexander McQueen will be dedicated by the Costume Institute in New York with a retrospective to be opened from next 4th May until 31st July.

'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty'; The Costume Institute, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, 
New York, May 4 - July 31, 2011


Royal Honeymoon: Which Beachwear Brands for Duchess Kate?

The Royal honeymoon has been delayed for a while, but accordingly to rumours going on before the wedding, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge had already visited the beachwear department at Harrods time ago.

I really hope she chose some of my favourite brands there available such as Pucci, La Perla and Missoni Mare. Here to follow a gallery of some lovely pieces of the labels, that would suit beautifully on her.

Gucci for Japan Charity Bracelet

Since last week, a charity bracelet has debuted at Gucci stores throughout Japan.
From May on, the bracelet will be available in Gucci flagship stores across the United States, Europe, and Asia. The donation of all sales will support the recovery efforts in Japan. 

Dalla scorsa settimana, il bracciale a sostegno del Giappone ha fatto il suo debutto in quel paese.
Dal mese di maggio, il bracciale diventa disponibile negli stores Gucci di Stati Uniti, Europa e resto dell'Asia. 
Il ricavato di tutte le vendite sarà destinato a supportare l'impegno per la ricostruzione dopo il terremoto.