Category Archives: Inspiration

Studded with Colors – Jewel Tones

We are almost in next season (DON’T BOTHER ME, I’m not ready for next yet), and we can’t avoid the massive atack of winter clothes that all the stores show us!
Come on, you already know what fashion will bring us next, but, as this trend is my new baby love, I need to show you my point of view of…

COLOR BLOCK FOR WINTER!

Ok, Every year is the same…
Bold and bright colors for summer, tons of white things, fresh everywhere and, when winter comes, the colors get in gray shades.

Oh well, color blocking couldn’t run fast enough to ecape that “law”, so from now on the great trend are jewel and gem tones for our fashionista wardrobe. What? You don’t like it? Is that right? OK, I think is (miles away) easier to administer these new shades that those primary colors we were used to all over the summer.

As an amazing alternative to the basic black, can be worn in a head-to-toe outfit (THAT I LOVE AND COMPLETELY AGREE WITH THE ALTERNATIVE, even because with this palettes is hard to look “cheesy” than with that bold ones of last seasons).

 

 

“With names like amethyst, sapphire, emerald, ruby, garnet and citrine – these hues have the power to make you feel rich and sophisticated.
While there was plenty of black to be seen on the catwalks, it was peppered with striking colours that dazzled in their desirability, just like real-life gems.”
From British Vogue

 

 

 

 

Particularly, I was almost sad because bold colors was coming to their “Doomsday” (and still think that this day will come soon), but I really agree that gem colors are much more wearable than those others..

OK I ADMIT, I LOVE COLORS! I LOVE COLORS WITH SEQUINS, I LOVE BOLD COLORS WITH FUR,  WITH FEATHERS AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT HAVE SPARKLE! Gosh,  I said it!

 

 

 

We can still se some bites of bold tones, but not a whole outfit, just some pieces to “UP” your look, or an amazing one-piece with a dark shade in it..

SORRY IF I LEFT YOU IN THE DARK, AND I PROMISE TO BE MORE DISCIPLINED TO KEEP MY THINGS AND THIS BLOG IN ORDER!!!
I’ll try to post every week as I used to do and will always be open to your suggestions and comments 😉

LOVE YOU ALL! THANK YOU for not abandoning me during these tough times.

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My love for Charles James


Charles James 1948 Collection – Portrait by Cecil Beaton for Vogue

If you are a fashionista, who knows and study fashion’s history but never heard about Charles James I have no idea where have you been and what did you study.

Charles James is the America’s first Couturier.
Just like Gabrielle Chanel, he start creating hats (in Chicago, 1026) and than moved to NYC (1928) where started to create his first dresses.

 

Charles is really important, probably more than you can imagine.
He influenced Monsieur Dior to create the New Look, even Galliano (while working for Dior) made a collection inspired on his creations allowed to Dior ones.. BUT DIOR AND JAMES HAVE A LONG HISTORY, I WOUKLD NEED ONE POST JUSTO FOR THEM!!

Brilliant developing new forms in fabric, Charles works was compared to that of an architect or a sculptor. Actually, he used to develop his designs as sculptures projects, bringing back romanticism and glamour to american fashion.

 

 

 

James is one of those rare, truly iconoclastic designers.  He was fascinated with cut and construction, experimenting with new shapes.

As you should imagine by now, he really inspire designer nowadays with his forms (like the Arc Sleeves and the Butterfly Dress, my favorite BTW).

 

He had his Golden Years in the 40’s, in Paris, when he showed his most brillant collections, mostly the in 1947 and 1948.
He is famous for his sculpted ball gowns made of lavish fabrics and to exacting tailoring standards, but is also remembered for his capes and coats, often trimmed with fur and embroidery, his spiral zipped dresses, and his white satin quilted jackets.

 

I fell in love in the moment I discover about him, and now can’t stop researching about.

I hope you got in love too.

LOVE YOU, ANGELS!!

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I Give Up: COLOR BLOCKING

I tried, as hard as you can ever imagine, to fight against this, but now need to admit:
I’M DEEPLY IN LOVE FOR COLOR BLOCKING!

(When even Lady Dior get Color Block, you need to shut up and get used to it!)

I know is a little late to do this post, even because everyone else already did it, but now there is a love feeling for it growing inside me.

After Gucci and Prada Spring shows, it became this magnificent trend that all we know. I’m not fan of too many colors or patterns together, but, moderated, is a great opportunity to wear crazy colors.

 

 

Maybe it’s just my eyes, but the color blocking do not work with any color combination. Bold pinks, oranges, yellows and purples are the tones of the trend, allowed with darker greens and blues, all mixed with a huge variety of neutral colors.
If you’re a addept, PLEASE, be carefull to don’t look like came from Teletubbies. From runaways to streets, there’s lots of adjustments necessaries to don’t look insane (or at 80’s!!!!!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re new in color blocking, start with shoes or amazing bags like everyone else – shirts, blouses or anything like that is to easy! Then take bold color pants and as fast as you can see you’ll be wearing a head to toe full colored outfit!

Thank God that now that I get used to it, designers are doing the same for next season! Probably not strong as now, but I’ll be wearing the same!

(for me, this look Raquel Zimmermann wore at Gucci’s Spring 2011 show, is the great representant of the Color Block Movement!)

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Better, Better, Better + My Favorite Fashion Show Ever

GUYS AND GIRLS WHO I’M DEEPLY IN LOVE (yeah, all the readers!!!!)

I’ve been sick, really, really sick and had no strenght or inspiration for make any post!
And I didn’t even responde your comments or visit your blogs, SORRY!!
I don’t know, but seems that I lost all my package of themes, I’m feeling kinda lost, really!

I’m totally open to your sugestions and I promess I’ll make a post until weekend, all right??

Like Regina Spektor says: “All my friends say that of course it’s gonna get better!”

But, I’ll inspire you with

MY FAVORITE FASHION SHOW EVER!

Guess what: IS DIOR HAUTE COUTURE!
This show, Fall 2008,  always inspire me, whenever and whatever I’m going through, I hope you get inspired too 😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you have glam dreams!!!

Love you!

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Is in the Water

I dreamed about a girl.

She was sinking and sinking but she didn’t fight against it.

With soft moves, she spread her ethereal apparel all over that dark and clean water.
She emanates light, shiniging around her and contrasting with all the deep black water.

She looks at me,
and smiling desappear through yards of silk, fading in the darkness.

I couldn’t forget her face, her smile…

I can’t forget that magic!

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

I got entranced with the nostalgia of her movements…

But it was just a dream.

PS: Thanks to Zena Holloway’s photos

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TO JACKIE WITH LOVE!!!!

Mother’s Day is already here, but I won’t post anything extremaly melodramatic or how wonderful and important they are.
EVERYONE ALREADY KNOWS THAT!!!!

This is a post about the most stylish, fierce and powerful mother ever, our eternal inspiration…

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, or like we used to know her,

Jackie O.

Always remembered as a style and fashion icon, was married to John Kennedy, and after his death, married to the “poor” magnate Aristoteles Onassis (I’ll never forgive her to take Callas man! NEVER!!!!!!!).
Mother of four, had a remarcable sense of style and was a trend woman without lose her atemporal fashion soul or her own sense of fashion. This is a Mother’s Day inspirational post for all mums around the world…

 

She had a originality that no one can deny, was always unique and loyal to her, independent of what or who was wearing.
Minimalizing, mixing different styles and wearing pieces with perfect fit, she built a fashion legacy that fashionists all around the universe copy.
Got in Top 10 lists of best dressed and Top Styles ranks, always headed the Best Sixties Style Icon.

Known as the best dressed First Lady in history, supported her problematic marriages with shoppings.

 

 

 

 

But she wasn’t too different of normal women: was famous for her love for french labels like Chanel, Dior and Givenchy. Also for Carolina Herrera and Oleg Cassini.

Something about her that always intrigated me is that in every video or photo that I saw, SHE IS SPARKLING. She always seems standing out in the crowd, did you notice that? She was so iconic that people used to have a distance of her.

 

 

#MadameGrèsLovers

Before I finish it up, I need to highlight how intelligent and smart was her, because she wasn’t just a pretty face and cute clothes.

High school at The Chapin School, graduated in French Literature at George Washington University, after Onassis death, tooke a job as editor at Doubleday (before Kennedy she had a column at Washington Times-Herald).

She died at 1994 with 64 years only, and we world lost one of our most incredible woman ever!

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY FOR YOU ALL! Love, hugs, chocolates, Balenciaga dresses and Hermès scarves to you!

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