Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Alexander Skarsgård by Peter Lindbergh




Alexander Skarsgård stars as the dapper hero of a film noir romance, caught between the love of two women, portrayed by Lara Stone and Frida Gustavsson.
The story, in this month's Vogue US, was shot by Peter Lindbergh and styled by the keen eye of Grace Coddington.







Saturday, June 18, 2011

Rock&Roll Edge



I got a bit tired of seeing all these girls in flowery cotton dresses for summer while out getting coffee this morning...how uninventive.
I would much rather channel Balmain's rock and roll attitude for an edgier look through the coming months :)

Vince Drape Front Jacket
$709
Helmut Lang Twisted Back Jersey Tank
$96
Hudson Denim Shorts with Leather Waistband
$575
Alexander Wang Kirsten Tote Bag
$945
Christian Louboutin Pigalle Spiked Ballerina Flats
$995
Alexander McQueen Swarovski Flower and Skull Cuff
$395
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum
$110
O.P.I Nail Lacquer in Mod About You
$8.50

Contrast the rock and roll aspect with light nail polish and fresh, flowery perfumes like my favorite, Coco Mademoiselle <3

Friday, June 17, 2011

Grand Prix Monaco F1 1966



I am big fan of F1 and especially of the Monaco circuit,
and I find this to be just about the chicest thing I have ever seen.
Style, elegance and fast cars
Love Love Love

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tobey Maguire by David Sims





David Sims shot Tobey Maguire for the Prada fall 2011 campaign, in what can only be described as a surprising choice by Prada's marketing team (i've never really seen him linked to the fashion industry). 
Surprising, perhaps, but a great choice nonetheless.
I don't think I had heard anything about Tobey since his Spiderman days, but this is a great 'comeback' so to speak.
The shots are beautiful..the stylist obviously did an amazing job, but I think the actor's transformation from the shy, bespectacled Peter Parker to the elegant and flawless model seen here can, in larger part, be attributed to David Sims' immense talent.
I had never thought of Tobey Maguire as a very handsome man but these shots most definitely changed my mind.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Lanvin Resort 2012




The quintessential Lanvin bow


Bows and Blush tones


1920s inspiration


Incredible handcrafting

The unveiling of Alber Elbaz's resort 2012 collection came as a breath of fresh air.
Most presentations for resort 2012 have been a bit..well..stiff. Very pretty and elegant but stiff.
Alber breathed life into his designs with giggling models running down flights of stairs and bouncing about the room.
The collection was very much Lanvin as always but with the added bonus of a considerable use of accessories.

To view the full collection click here


{Photos: style.com}

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Bold and Bright



Vanessa Bruno Single Breasted Blazet
$549
Jil Sander Stretch Cotton Slim Leg Pant
$605
Vanessa Bruno Chiffon Blouse
$352
Zara Tricolor Elastic Sandal
$100
Brian Atwood Maniac Pumps
$649
Marc Jacobs Clutch
$1,395
Illamasqua Nail Polish
$25

Sometimes you shouldn't have to settle on one pair of shoes

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

CFDA Fashion Awards 2011

The most talented individuals in the fashion industry gathered this Monday to honour those whose genius went above and beyond this past year.

I was delighted that Phoebe Philo won the International award for Celine. I have admired her work for a very long time and, now that I think about it, I am almost sure her collections for Chloe are what instigated my interest in fashion.

and...

Prabal Gurung was the recipient of the Swarovski Award for womenswear...another well deserved honour in my opinion :)
(Other winners included Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang)




Jason Wu and Karlie Kloss in a dress by the designer
Loved the boldness yet simplicity of the dress


Whitney Port wearing Pamella Roland
Amazing draping and shoulder detail

I must admit the celebrity stylists were not on par with the night's nominees.
These were the only two pieces I really liked.




Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Current Craving...Blush Tones


Escape With Romantic Chandeliers, Nudes, and Powdery Pinks
<3


Maje Paillettes Sleeve Blush Jacket
$465
Jason Wu Black and Nude Tie Blouse
$985
Iro Marwen Leather Pants
$795
Marais USA Footwear Maryjane Bow Flat
$96
TopShop Leather Foldover Lock Satchel
$100
Alexander McQueen Twin Skull Ring
$195
Aurelie Bidermann Wheat Necklace
$450


Monday, June 06, 2011

Jason Wu Resort 2012

Oh Jason Wu!
You always have the uncanny ability to make a girl look casual yet dressed-up.
Which is why we all flock to your stores for those delicate blouses you have made a staple .
And your resort collection was no different.

Pretty blouses, tailored shorts, and floaty dresses...

Corals, yellows, beiges and caribbean blues...

What more could a girl ask for?

Here are a few of my favourites






[photos: style.com]