October 9th, 2013 by kpriss
Aren’t you curious to see what a former Angel is doing? How is life outside Victoria’s Secret box? Join me, as my Inbox, although crammed up with pumpkin goodies and Halloween costumes ideas (not to mention fall polish new launches) is stocking on winter fashion ideas. So here I am, malgre moi, admiring the new fall winter 2013 lookbook beautifully modeled by Miranda Kerr for Mango.
Mango seems to be onto something, doesn’t it? In the past couple of years, they followed a steady path neighboring fashion bloggers and street fashion, celebrity and wearability that’s getting them somewhere. Into fashion wardrobe worldwide. Mango has become a sort of you-don’t-want-to-miss style destination I’m checking up every season.
Arranging for Miranda Kerr to be photographed by Inez and Vinoodh is also another trick that charmed me into reviewing their new catalog. Ready to see what my top 5 For Fall is?
October 7th, 2013 by kpriss
Whether you’re a Homeland fan or rooting for Alfonso Cuaron’s latest project, Gravity, Vogue has it covered for you: the UK and US Vogue issues for November 2013 and October 2013 respectively are both built around a Hollywood movie star. What more reason do you need to turn your life from immediate reality to screen-fiction?
I am huge admirer of both actresses and while Homeland is one of my tv fixtures, I will definitely go watch Gravity now, knowing much more about it (without being a spoiler, I watched the movie trailer’s beginning and at 3 the seconds mark I was convinced it was just another ‘Solaris’ . Granted, George Clooney starring in Gravity was a big part of my ‘Solaris’ reasoning. ). But what I enjoy more, beyond the fashion of it – which is a bit irrelevant since both ladies are more famous for their acting career than their fashion value – is the return of the action hero au feminin. Lady she-roes – we needed that!
October 3rd, 2013 by kpriss
If you’re going against the trends, Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2014 collection is the right one for you. If you’re fancying feathers and beads, Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2014 Collection is the perfect one for you. If you’re Angelina Jolie, Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2014 Collection was designed for you.
An all black fashion show (save for a couple of washed out jeans) designed by Marc Jacobs for the maison he officially parted with. A decision, he confessed, he took the very morning of the show. Yeah. Right. I will pretend he didn’t just insult the entire fashion world by saying that and I’ll just focus on the fashion of it all.
So it was a good-bye collection, celebrating the sweet 16 years of Vuitton commercial and conceptual fashion domination under Marc Jacobs’ creative directives. (hint: having a model parading around handcuffed and chained would that be creative enough?)
October 3rd, 2013 by kpriss
This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: what would you do to support the cause? Besides wearing pink – the color of this particular awareness? Oh, I know: let’s get inspired by Gwyneth Paltrow and her way of bringing up the awareness talk!
Just last month, a new movie starring Gwyneth Paltrow (Mark Ruffalo and Pink, among other brilliantly gifted actors) premiered world wide. Although filmed in 2011, ‘Thanks for Sharing’ only saw the light of the cinema theaters this fall. But that’s ok because it’s really one of those timeless movies you can watch now or in a few years, nothing really changes. Because it’s a movie about addicts and addictions. And we’ll always have plenty of that, won’t we? (yours truly is a self-confessed nail polish addict, what is your addiction?)
But it’s not the movie I wanted to talk about this time. Although I think all the actors were spectacular and I was oh-so pleasantly surprised by Pink and her acting! I wanted to talk about Gwyneth Paltrow.
October 2nd, 2013 by kpriss
If you’ve always enjoyed the strange, unusual looks and the daring constructions of Alexander McQueen’s shoes, the Spring Summer 2014 collection designed by Sarah Burton will most certainly become a reference in your footwear fantasy book!
Like fighting against the general trends suggested for the SS14 season, the house of McQueen staged a geometrically graphic show on the Paris Fashion Week scene spiced with warrior allusions. The usual fetishy hints, the always stunning care for details and the couture-ish level of craft invested into every outfit make the maison’s shows a must-stop in my fashion musings travels.
The models, although keeping their neutral expressions, were dressed like warrior fashion princesses, untamed and undefeated, protected by their own style shield. The helmet-like headwear, the feathered skirts and capes, the jewelry and especially the footwear – they all made me think dearly about Terry Gilliam’s Fisher King movie.
October 1st, 2013 by kpriss
Because everyone loves to hate Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent collections, let’s take a moment to see what gets all that negativity in motion!
Since his debut in fashion, Yves Saint Laurent had a controversial trajectory – by which I’m not implying that he made it to fashion stardomness through intricately braided backdoors but that his fashion life was a succession of head spinning heaven-high ups and abyssal lows. And although the house of Yves Saint Laurent ceased to exist for over 11 years, the controversy karma follows Saint Laurent’s namesake brand at any place and any time.
Hopefully, Hedi Slimane has a strong spine and a healthy perspective on himself and everything around him and he won’t feel as disappointed as the grand Saint Laurent felt as a direct result of how the world received and saw him and his creations.
September 30th, 2013 by kpriss
If an entire month of graphic prints and black and white monotony on the catwalk is getting to you, stop for a moment to breathe the beautiful neutrals in Chloe Spring Summer 2014 collection!
Lovely pleats and bright printed creases, it was a contrasting collection. The loose fabrics and the fluttering sleeves and hems look pretty tight because of all the narrow pleated and creased clothes. A natural looseness and softness of the styling process made all the clothes look good in movement. Which, again, is one of the principles followed by fashion designers for their Spring Summer 2014 collection.
September 28th, 2013 by kpriss
If you dream of endlessly glamorous parties and supremely elegant shiny flapper dresses but most of all you like bows and dancing, stop for a moment to admire the beautiful Lanvin Spring Summer 2014 collection!
Trying to capture the essence of the Lanvin Spring Summer 2014 collection in one word is like trying to capture the flutter of a butterfly with glitter wings. It just doesn’t fit. In one word. In one phrase. In one column. Alber Elbaz collection was sheer poetry in movement, infused with glamour of a past era and memories of a lost style in a new fashion party.
The shiny tea of metallic fabric and loose silhouettes hinted back at the flapper glory days when all you need were your dancing shoes to make a memorable night out of any night.