Thursday, April 28, 2011

Coachella hosts the stars

Kanye West wears a piece from Celine's woman's line. While Eliza Doolittle flaunts her custom head piece in the presence of truck loads of established fashion and music lovers.

season essentials

Hats are no longer associated with warmer more whimsical climates.. Nor full hems with an off the shelf generation. And I love it. Sheer maxi skirts (in neutral shades) are available at Uh La La. Dated looking denim jackets or hemps at Rage stores. Handle bags, which are officially on my lust have list, can be bought at Foshini or YDE. The doc like platform with wooden sole is literally everywhere... My favorite are those at Luella and ALDO. Woolworths has released a line of vintage inspired hats that would cushion the conscience of any style savaged lady loving the hat above. So go ahead, get at it :).

Via StuddedHearts

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Royal post

In more than a few hours from now ,irrespective of time zone, a swamp of high profile, related as well as privileged individuals (including Sir Elton John, Joss Stone, Guy Ritchie and Sir John Major) will be attending the royal wedding. That of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Kate will wear a ring made from Welsh gold, already owned by the Royal family, and has decided to do her own make up. Its been rumored that Sarah Burton, the current creative director at Alexander McQueen, will be designing her dress. Although the palace's spokesperson stated that "Miss Middleton wants it to be a surprise for Prince William on the day." Below is a detailed summery of what will happen when, UK time (we are an hour ahead).

10.15am: The groom, Prince William, and his brother Prince Harry arrive at Westminster Abbey (they leave from Clarence House).

10.42am: The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (Camilla) arrive at Westminster Abbey.

10.40am: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh leave Buckingham Palace to arrive at the Abbey at 10.45am.

10.48am: The bridesmaids and page boys leave the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey to arrive at 10.55am.

10.51am: The bride, accompanied by her father, Mr Michael Middleton, leaves the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey.

11am: The Royal Wedding service begins.

12.15pm: The Carriage Procession of the bride and groom, with a Captain’s Escort of the Household Cavalry, followed by The Queen’s Procession with a Sovereign’s Escort of the Household Cavalry, leaves Westminster Abbey for Buckingham Palace.

12.30pm: The bride and groom’s Carriage Procession arrives at Buckingham Palace.

12.40pm: Members of the Royal family and members of foreign Royal families arrive at Buckingham Palace.

From 12.40pm: Other guests for the reception arrive at Buckingham Palace.

1.25pm: The Queen, the bride and the groom, together with their families, appear on the balcony.

Info courtesy of swipe, Telegraph and Official Royal Wedding 2011.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

true style has no sense of time

From Dolce & Gabbana’s 1992/1993 “The Trip” ad campaign.

Karl Lagerfeld on Dior

It is no secret that since Galliano's dismissal from Dior speculations of Riccardo Tisci replacing him have risen. Karl Lagerfeld's opinion on the matter: "I think Riccardo Tisci would be good, and then Haider Ackermann at Givenchy—not because they are friends of mine, but because they are good." Although Riccardo Tisci states his contentment with his position at Givenchy. it seems the Dior team is going to continue unhinged, towards another season.. With or without a successor.

Gucci everywhere

Vogue Japan's June issue is graced by Naomi Campbell in Gucci's Fall 2011 show-closing gold dress. Also worn by Beyonce in a past issue of Lofficiel Paris. But seriously, innovation is the name of the game. Its like two ladies wearing the same dress to the same party. Great PR for Gucci, yes. But what sort of damage could that pose to a publication? I'm not saying they are any losers... I'm just saying. Being Vogue I'm sure it will bounce either unaware/concerned due to its status in the established heirachy of fashion media. The point is, do it right. Please? Homework doesn't end in high school. I just hate when an idea (a creative one, at that) is exhausted. The dress is gaspingly beautiful, but we wouldn't want over exposure deteriorating its exclusive image now would we?

Balmain news

My respect for the French fashion house has witnessed new altitudes. I commend their decision to stray from expectations from the media and replace their creative director, Christophe Decarnin, from within instead of bringing in a famous designer. To allow a smooth and seamless transition between collections that would maintain the esteem of the brand. In line for this position is Olivier Rousteing who's worked in Balmain since 2009.

These stunner pieces speak volumes for the brand, its esteem and sense of self hood in fashion media. So does the hype over this silk tank "embellished" with cigarette burns and safety pins from their Spring '11 collection showcased in Paris last September. Selling for $1,515... And selling out as quick as the life span of the cigarette they would have used (I assume).

For style's sake, I've taken the time to pair the tank with lustry lazy oaf shades. What do you think?

abby in faux?

If a zebra met a panda, mated and had a baby...

statement jewls

Oh, but that dangly "metal fringe" ring (in the forth frame) takes me. The structure of that silver neck piece (in the last frame) is genius. The balance of hardness and softness evident in the styling is, too, admirable. The pieces express a conviction and liberation in one's sense of creativity. As if punctuating a statement... Reinforcing the intention of an outfit.


What will it be? Which cover does it for you? I personally appreciate the effortless sensuality of Spain's cover, but think the team exhausted that intention by excluding any color in the headlines. I mean the grey seems to fade intoo ther background. Russia's cover hit all my spots. the romantic detail and lusty red say "you want me". Classy. I'm only expressing opinion.

ELLE Spain

ELLE Russia

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Kate Moss in Vogue Paris May Issue

The most elite fashion publications, in the history of ever, does it again. A subtle take on one person's (probably more) avant garde perception of woman's fashion. And Kate? May I say timeless beauty? Bananas (Rachel Zoe voice) :).

Via FashionGoneRogue

his or hers

Some things aren't meant to be as clear as black and white. Although the precise detailing in the following collection plays evidence to the designer's eye for perfection and competence on tailoring. Making more look like less* (workmanship wise). The way is should be done.

Friday, April 22, 2011

belt it

Its all about the waist. All of it. It dates back to midevil europe. Dressing to flatter a female body suggests one acknowledge and celebrate the waist. Any sort of fit can be altered by a belt of design intended to bring attention to it. My favorite are high waist pants.

via fashion toast, style slicker

beauty editorial

Forecasters predict the return of 70's allure.

down under

In appreciation of fashionable shoes.

Thursday, April 21, 2011