2016 BAFTA Red Carpet Dresses: Red & Black Elegance

Another week, another Red Carpet rolling out for the movie stars. This time in Europe, at the Royal Opera House in London, UK. Although the nominees were pretty much the same (and so were the awarded), the Red Carpet proved to be one of the most boring I’ve ever laid eyes on.

Yet so elegant and classy. And boring. Oh – did I say that already? Wherever you would turn your hear there was a lady dressed in black or red. I wish I would’ve been a fly on the Opera House wall that night, to see half the audience dressed in red and the other half dressed in black! I think someone must’ve slipped something in the invite saying ‘formal wear, black or red for the ladies and black for the gents!’!

2016 Bafta Red Carpet dresses Kate Winslet Alicia Vikander Cate Blanchett

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14 Temporary Love Tattoos For Valentine’s Day & More!

How was your Valentine’s Day? I mean.. I know this piece would’ve been better before the actual V Day but I’m celebrating Love Day any day, so… If you’re like me (as if we need a special day to celebrate love or the loved ones! Pfff!) this story is suitable for any given day! Speaking for myself, V Day it’s a perfect pretext to anything pink and hearts. And I kinda love that. For a day, at least!

There’s something amazing about temporary tattoos, especially if you’re not sure you’re ready to commit to that drawing for a lifetime… In some respects, I think higher of temporary tattoos than I do of jewelry and I think you’ve seen me talking about ink more than I did about bling… Back to the occasion, now with a handful of temporary tattoos to wear the love on your sleeve. Or wherever else your heart wants!

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Haute Couture Details: Valentino Spring Summer 2016

I did say something about the Valentino maison and its in-house designers success earlier, haven’t I (when we discussed Dior HC)? That is if you all recovered well after the Super Bowl halftime regal with Coldplay, Bruno Mars and Queen Beyonce!

So if you came back to your senses – after all, even Beyonce herself almost fell during her performance, why wouldn’t you feel dazzled (now that I brought it up, how about Gaga’s National Anthem, huh? I was floored)? how about you sit back, relax and have some Haute Couture Details, then? From the Valentino Spring Summer 2016 Collection!

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Changing The World One Image At The Time: Lego, Barbie & More!

Struggling with body image and self esteem is an issue long transgressing our ‘generation’. If our parents and grandparents would rely on image to pioneer advertising, today everything is about image. Because everything is about advertising.

Just look at the buzz created around the Super Bowl ads! You rarely get an answer if you ask about the Denver Broncos’s quarterback (that would be Peyton Manning, if anyone’s wondering) or even about who’s facing who in the Super Bowl 50 (Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos)! Ask about who’s starring in Bud’s Super Bowl Ads and you’ll get tons of answers and details! Regardless of the occasion, ads rule the world. Consequently, image rules the world (you thought it was ‘girls’, huh? ^_^).

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Haute Couture Spring Summer 2016 Details: Dior

Talking about Giambattista Valli and linking him to Dior (hypothetically and visually) demanded a short review of the Haute Couture details in the Spring Summer 2016 Christian Dior collection (with a short advertorial intermission and a quick Red Carpet gazing in-between).

The usual flowers, the usual layering and the usual palette, dare I say déja-vu, reign over the Couture catwalk at the Dior maison this Spring. The beads and the sequins magically shaping flowers and insects peaking from under skirts and sleeves, like nature trying to free itself from within the sartorial shapes.

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Cesare Paciotti SS16 Ads: Alessandra Ambrosio Is Penelope Cruz Lookalike!

It may be the ridiculously rippling effect ‘Zoolander 2’ has on us and on every media ever since the news broke out about its release. After all, January 2016 US Vogue’s cover was held by an Oscar contender who swept every award so far (Alicia Vikander) so February’s cover highlight is Zoolander in a tight embrace with Penelope Cruz.

Long introduction? It’s a long lasting effect, what can you do? Thing is, Cesare Paciotti unveiled its Spring Summer 2016 ad campaign with Alessia Ambrosio and Justice Joslin as photographed by Mariano Vivanco. And although the titled sat nicely above the images, making it impossible to be mistaken about the lady within, I couldn’t help but notice the uncanny resemblance with Penelope Cruz!

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2016 SAG Awards Red Carpet Tops And Flops

They say we shouldn’t ignore the 2016 SAG Awards Red Carpet as our beloved celebrities might take some sartorial risks as the event is not very highlighted in the media… Everywhere there’s a Red Carpet, there’ll be plenty of media, methinks, but let’s stop for a moment and look at the SAG dresses!

The mandatory length was floor sweeping with the occasional leg slit but overall safe, borderline boring looks. To my greatest surprise, Alicia Vikander made yet another smart style move, as counseled by her model-turned-stylist Victoria Sekrier. A Louis Vuitton sequined patchwork dress. Beautiful choice, beautiful lady, crossing my fingers for the Oscars night!

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Haute Couture Spring 2016 Details: Giambattista Valli

Ever so often we’re looking at endless catwalks, countless fashion shows, compressed fashion weeks or dull Red Carpets but rarely do we capture the spark and the essence that is Haute Couture.

It’s always in the details. The tiniest stitches, the smallest sequins and the shiniest beads. There lies the very magic of Haute Couture. As the Spring 2016 Couture Week has kicked in and the internet isn’t shy in sharing images from the defiles, I’d like you to take a moment and admire the wonderful details in Giambattista Valli’s Spring 2016 HC collection (if you want to see larger images, click on the ‘gallery’ thumbnail up on the right).

Haute Couture Spring 2016 Giambattista Valli

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