Photoshoot Reality Vs Vogue Reality Lara Stone Beach Body

I’m generally very relaxed with magazines stories and what they’re trying to sell us. After years of drooling over the pages of this and that magazine, I’ve come to the only natural conclusion I could, in the era of the Almighty Internet: I’m not buying fashion magazines ever again.

With a few exceptions (like Mario Testino’s special edition of Vogue Spain of which you’ll soon see wall art hanging around my home office). Something doesn’t click between me and those glossy fashion magazines. And today I’ll give you one of the reasons why. Far from being the first time we’re tackling this topic, the amount of retouching on the photographs we see in fashion magazines creates unreal projections of reality. Lara Stone’s Vogue Australia April 2016 (also) by Mario Testino.

Lara Stone Vogue Australia cover Testino April 2016

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Why Do Popular Fashion Bloggers Stop Blogging?

Is blogging officially dead? Some of the most notorious bloggers keep deserting their online platforms migrating – they say – towards new, more rewarding projects.

Blogging has lost its shine and magic – do we need to refocus our blogging energy on something else? A ton of question arise after each blog left behind. The last dinosaurs… ahem bloggers – how do you find the motivation to keep on blogging and what pushes others away from the once-so-addictive blogging activity? I will talk about the three main reasons why blogging is dying. Let me know what you think and if you have an opinion, do speak up, I’d love to hear more about this!

to blog or not to blog

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Rock Your Jumpsuit Like Gwyneth And Rosie!

The other day, a particular event raised my interest in more ways than I originally anticipated: The Hollywood Reporter launched an edition of the 2016 list of the Most Powerful Stylists with multiple covers showing stylists and the celebs they’re styling.

A party marked the momentum (sponsored by Jimmy Choo nonetheless) where the said celebrities were in attendance as well as many famous faces and bodies we’re used to see on the Red Carpet, on the big or small screen. Looking fabulous – no doubt! But as they come to sustain a pro-stylist movement, we too, non-pros, can wonder about the benefits of fashion styling taking Gwyneth Paltrow and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as examples!

flattering jumpsuit

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Media Uses Our Personal Insecurities To Keep Us From Finding And Expressing Our Style

Not long ago, I read a title on the prestigious styledotcom prophesying about the diy haircuts as the new ‘it’. Not the new ‘hair it’, no, the new ‘it’. Apparently, this big shot stylist designing for this big fashion house was bringing ‘diy haircut’ back on the catwalk, into the spotlight in her latest collection.

I was naturally attracted by this bait-type title (who wouldn’t want to save extra $ by cutting their hair at home and be mega fashion avant-garde as well?) and I was puzzled to read a story about models in a fashion show who received a blunt faux fringe for the defile and about their haircut stories… Umm – where’s the diy haircut thingie then? (see what I meant with the ‘bait title’? – less substance, more shock – they must’ve been avid daily mail readers)

how media manipulates us into thinking we have no style

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2016 Oscars Red Carpet Dresses: Candied Elegance

As is the case with the awards, the Oscars Red Carpet is turning into a politically correct fashion moment. Preferably long dresses, strapless corseted floor sweeping gowns in safe colors and cuts.

I know you’ve probably seen the Red Carpet and you must already have shaped an idea about the style of the 2016 Oscars Red Carpet Dresses, however, I love discussing these things with you ^_^ and especially confessing my own views. Last night, all the ladies looked like giant wrapped candy. Few notable exceptions, of course, but other than that, giant wrapped candy!

2016 Oscars Red Carpet dresses

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Haute Couture Details: Chanel Spring Summer 2016

What could be better than taking extreme fashion risks into Haute Couture collections? Perhaps taking an extremely serious issue and turning into a pretext for luxury?

I’m always baffled by Karl Lagerfeld’s chameleonic ability to twist and turn and take the entire world with him in a crazy fashion journey season after season. The Spring Summer 2016 Chanel Haute Couture collection was as splendid as it was derrelictuous. Yes, I’m making that a fashion word. For all things that are brought to the fashion level without having anything to do with fashion in the first place. Der Kaiser can bring a derrictulous storm upon the fashion world and be utterly nonchalant about it.(more images will follow, do come back to see all the details magic right under our eyes!)

Chanel Spring Summer 2016 Couture details

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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!

celebrate love valentine s day

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