Thursday, July 9, 2009

Pace yourself.

In the winter, we dream of popsicle summers and colorful kaftans. Come summer, we plan our winter wardrobes. A mesmerizing coat we find in a magazine jump-starts random thoughts of a chocolat-chaud-full winter. Even the magazines we read are ahead of us by a month. We're surrounded by pre-fall collections hitting boutiques starting on a scorching day in July. Why can't we simply live the moment? Leave the summer for the summer, and winter for the winter? Easier said than done (unless you have super resistance powers of which I would like some thank you very much). Its too hard to resist all these beautiful winter pieces. But the thought of even trying on winter clothes during midsummer is horrific. Let's enjoy cool popsicles in the heat for now and worry about winter when it comes - if it ever does decently lol!

I wrote this post after reading Garrance Dore's "Some like it hot" post. Totally made me laugh out loud! So true, I've always wondered why we were always so ahead of ourselves.

So if there is one thing you learned today, let it be this piece of advice: pace and immerse yourself in the moment.

Ta ta x


To read Garrance's article, click here.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Givenchy Fall 2009 Couture: hommage to the Middle East.

A whole collection paying hommage to the Middle East? Why thank you Riccardo Tisci, we're so flattered ;p

Models dressed like Beduin Queens in black & white chiffon robes paraded down the runway to nomadic karkabou tunes. Inspiration came from North African Queens as well as the Middle East. Models wore "Arabic headgear", hoods, and snoods, and were jeweled in gilded armors, gold cuffs, and metal rings. The overall beauty look consisted of bare faces and slick jet-black hair semi-covered in chiffon veils.

The monochrome collection was accentuated with two contrasting silhouettes: sensually harem and sharply tailored. Flesh-colored crepe gowns stood out quite dramatically.

Im in awe: couture-struck.

N xx

photocred: fashionologie

Standing Ovation.

Chanel Haute Couture FW09 10

More photos are rolling in as I type but I couldn't resist giving you all a first look of the collection, absolutely brilliant! The runway is adorned with huge Chanel no. 5 bottles from which the bride and groom came out! Oh Karl.

P.S sorry for being a slacker I promise to make it up to you readers by more fabulous posts asap x

fabulous dreams!

N xx

photocred: tfs