Thursday, August 7, 2008

Street Favorites



Ed Westwick
I love his look and style

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

John Galliano Launches Eye Wear Line

John Galliano's first eye wear line models are expected on Autumn 2009.
Their distribution will be very selective, only to renowned high multi brand and department stores.
Obviously, they will also be found at John Galliano stores.
Still to come, the designers' perfume "John Galliano," elaborated with Selective Beauty.

Didier Ludot-Vintage in Paris

Confined within the walls of the Palais Royal lies the most notorious vintage store in Paris, Didier Ludot. Its Haute Couture collection includes pieces from Schiaparelli and Courreges to Jean Lanvin, Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel. It has a remarkable accessories assortment from 1920 Hermes to 1960 Gucci Bags. Didier Ludot also has its own line of fragrances and jewelry. This place offers a glamorous journey back in time via every creation in sight. Look out for its soon to be released book, "The Little Black Dress."

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Anthony Peto-Chapelier

Anthony Peto was born in London and led a varied life in theatre, art, charity balls, organizing events and parties pefore becoming a hat designer. In 1986 he moved to Paris where he teamed up with Marie Mercie and later on settled his own brand.
Anthony seeks to make hat wearing fun again, hats that are appealing to a young, confident and why not excentric market. He achieves this by altering the traditional forms and by using new fabrics and colors.
Nicolas Cage, Yoko Ono, Milla Jovovich, Steffi Graf, Andre Agassi and Juliette Binoche just to name some, are big fans of Anthony's hats.

Anthony Peto-Interview

I had the opportunity to ask Anthony a couple of questions..

Q: Who whould you love to see wearing your hats?

Q: Where is the most inspiring place you have ever been to?
A: Everywhere inspires me, but I am most influenced by London, where I spent much of my life.

Q: Who inspires you?
A:Nobody in particular, but I am inspired by people's attitudes. Hat wearing is an expression of attitude and I always try to examine the different nuances: cocky shy, faux modest, devil may care, devil will care!

Q: Why hats?
Why anything? If we knew why we did everything we would be more boring than machines.

Q: Why Paris?
A:It's prettier than Calais, and not much further from London.

Q: How did you end up teaming up with Marie Mercie?
A:I fell in love with her.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Yazbukey and Bjork

Yaz and Emel-Their Creations

Interviewing Yaz

Q: Who would you love to see wearing your creations?
A: Any person with some inner class from 17 to 87

Q: From the dead, who is your favorite designer?
A. Schiaparelli

Q: And still alive, which one?
Miuccia Prada

Q: How do you define your jewelry?

Q: Who's style do you admire?
Peggy Gughenheim

Q: Trend you dislike the most?

Q: Trend you wish would stay for ever?
A: The dramatic one


Yaz, a princess and designer.
She's based in Paris where she studied at the renowned fashion school Studio Bercot , then worked for Margiela, Givenchy and Jeremy Scott before creating her own clothes and accessories brand Yazbukey,  which she runs with her sister Emel.
The sisters creations are adored by celebrities who usually create impact with the way they dress such as Bjork.
I personally love Yaz's style. Always on her super extra high heel shoes, carrying her two chihuahuas who's ears are tattooed  with Yazbukey. 
Yaz's style and lifestyle speaks for her self.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Lack of Simplicity

Throughout the week I concluded that many designers had a need to show too many things at the same time... Some things were too much, being a shame because simplicity would have been the best allied when portraying their designs.
This bathing suit technique is beautiful, and the bathing suit itself would have been gorgeous, but so many things, colors, shapes and volumes at the same time steal the attention from what really needs it. 
How much nicer it would have been if the girls would have been wearing nothing but the bathing suit? No need of boots.. maybe bare foot or simple sandals.
This is just an example, but from my point of view, TOO MUCH could have been written on many of the creations throughout this week.
Simplicity speaks louder.

Olga Piedrahita

Was sad not to see the room full for Olga's show. Personally, I think she is one of the best designers Colombia has. I guess it was a bit early, and the day before everyone went out until late hours..
Still, her show was great. 
She takes the risk, she experiments but ever coming close to tackiness which happens to many.
Her looks are smooth but out of the ordinary. They were chic and classy, but with a crazy touch that makes her out stand from all the rest.
I loved the hats, shoes and chains across the faces.