Sabtu, 31 Oktober 2009

*Runway: Gucci

Gucci is a brand who's always been famous for it's luxury and sex appeal.

Inspired by ’80s fashion icon Tina Chow, Gucci’s Fall collection was all about “a glittering, glamorous time, when going out was a way of life.” The legwear were black skintight thigh-high boots disappearing into the hemline of tunic tops. Or leggings patchworked in suede, leather, and patent coming down in the opposite direction to cover the foot. Much leather and sequins, chic fabrics and modern styles make the collection really memorable.

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Kamis, 29 Oktober 2009

Style Crush: Maggie Gyllenhaal

I love Maggie, she is a terrific actress and represents a very small group of actresses that I think fit into a category all there own.  Actresses like Marion Cottiard, Audrey Tautou, Rachel McAdams, .... these ladies are unconventionally pretty women that for the most part, keep themselves away the papparazzi, and just get on with the business of building their careers and living their lives like us normal people.  I like that.

Of course, part of their normal lives is attending world premieres of their movies and often being invited to be the body and face of a major fashion label.  Which I guess is a nice little perk, wouldn't you say?  That and the free clothing!

She's unconventional, takes risks with her clothes and her hair and can wear just about any colour in the spectrum, and quite often does.  J'adore!

Maggie stepped out from brother Jake’s shadow when she starred in the 2002 S&M comedy The Secretary (I love that movie - H). 

Maggie, who is married to actor Peter Sarsgaard, gave birth to the couple’s first child, Ramona, in October 2006.  The Dark Knight star replaced British supermodel Kate Moss as the body of Agent Provocateur in 2007.

The Hollywood actress couldn’t believe she was fronting the raunchy campaign for the French lingerie company so soon after giving birth to her daughter: 

“I never think of it as modeling—it is just like playing a character. I mentally disconnected when I agreed to the Agent Provocateur campaign. Then, suddenly, I’m in my underwear on top of a piano adjusting my garter belt for a picture, having just had a baby. I thought, ‘What? How did I end up here?’”

Maggie says she “mentally disconnected” when she agreed to model underwear for Agent Provocateur.

Maggie also revealed she loves wearing expensive clothes and was thrilled when top designers began sending her free outfits. The 31-year-old brunette star explained to Britain’s ELLE:

“I couldn’t believe it. When they started lending me clothes, I didn’t know what Louis Vuitton was. I love fashion. I think Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood are great.”

Maggie Gyllenhaal doesn’t “have motherhood down” (- who does? - H).  Maggie has two-year-old daughter Ramona with husband Peter Sarsgaard – worries she is not giving her child the best start in life because she still works.  She explained: 

“I want to give my daughter the same gift that my mom and my grandmother gave to me, which is the knowledge that, as a woman, I can do anything professionally and personally. I have everything open to me. But that doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy."

“I continue to make lots of sacrifices to make sure my daughter feels comfortable, or at least as comfortable as she can. But I can’t and don’t pretend I have it down.”

Maggie she finds the challenge of motherhood “complicated”, and often feels pained when she leaves Ramona to go to work.  She thinks it would be easier for her daughter if her job had more structured hours, and so has decided only to commit to films which make the wrench of leaving home worth it.

Maggie also appeared in the Miu Miu Spring/Summer campaign in 2004.

“Sometimes I fantasise about staying home with Ramona all day, so that I don’t miss a thing in this amazing two-year-old’s life."

“I’m an artist; I love my job. I feel very, very lucky to be in the position where going to work means I’m feeding myself. As a mother, you have to make sure you do that because that will nourish your child too.”

Maggie's street style is cute and unfettered.  She doesn't care what the critics say about her red carpet choices either.  Some have claimed that they are a tad boring.  What?  Boring?  Hardly!  Here is a woman who knows herself and her personal style perfectly.  Just because they don't look like all the other numbers on the red carpet does not make her boring.  I think she is ultra daring with both her red carpet and her everyday ensembles, something which I admire greatly about her.  I love those days when I feel like trying something different and taking a risk - sometimes it works, sometimes not - the point is to do it!

Ciao for now,



Senin, 26 Oktober 2009

*Fashion: Fashion Week Ladies Part 2


In Fashion week, you can spot an interesting 'street style' at the turn of every corner. The big cities around the world are literally transformed into a candyland of eclectic wares and looks. The underground scene is more creatively diverse and energetic than ever before. With many street style fashion blogs who have more then 70,000 hits a day, It seems that street style today matters more than ever.

*Enjoy this snapshots, tell me what you think and






stockholm streetstyle

Jumat, 23 Oktober 2009

I Heart Audrey as Coco

The magnificent Audrey Tautou as Coco Chanel.  She was hypnotic!

I have just returned from seeing Coco Avant Chanel ( - yes I am aware that I am well overdue in seeing this wonderful film, but my life just doesn't allow me to get to many movies these days). 

I loved it!  What a woman, so much guts and determination, so inspirational!  I loved how the director illustrated how Coco's talent was born and also how she drew her inspiration - how obvious it seemed to her.  She simply saw things differently and she never let convention hold her back.   

She wasn't afraid to speak her mind nor let society tell her how to behave.  She broke free of the ties that others felt bound to and wore her clothes how she wanted to wear them.  It just makes me feel so proud to be a woman... I mean, how lucky are we that  Coco was the woman who gave us Pret-a-porter - she gave rise to the way we dress today.

If it wasn't for Coco, would we still be wearing corsets?  I wonder?  She took a gift for tailoring and millinery, and turned it into an empire.  She was a true trailblazer.  

Coco's classic suit interpreted by Karl Largerfeld, in my favourite colour green - it's on my wish list, of course.  

Thank you Coco for being so brave.

Ciao for now,