This video made me cry.
Christian Lacroix is not exactly my favourite designer...but he IS Couture, he's the best example of the craziness of Haute Couture.
I hope he can still be creating those fabulous pieces in the future...because we need to keep dreaming, right?
I hope so, Monsieur Lacroix.



Lara, Vanessa and Lauren have in common (among other things)...
Their lovely fron teeth gap!

I'm aware that many people really can't stand it and find that gap ugly, but I love gap toothed people. Of course, when they are fabulous models it looks even better, haha.
I think it's very cute and beautiful!
And it can be iconic, like with these three ladies above.



These three beautiful women have something in common that I love (apart from a career in fashion, of course)...

What is it, what is it?

(Lara Stone)

(Vanessa Paradis)

(Lauren Hutton)



Shocking news just minutes ago...

Michael Jackson just died...
I wasn't a big fan at all, and was very little or not even born when he was really big. And of course his life was defined by controversy.
For me, he represented all the excess and genious of the 80s...and the fact that having everything doesn't necessarly mean happiness, health or good mental shape.
But he was definitely an artist, and an icon, with a huge influence in music, art, dance, fashion...

I always thought of him, his attitude, the way he danced and his baroque style when I saw a Balmain jacket. And also thought of all the paradoxes I wrote about above...

I'm sure he will still be very influential on arts, and will always live on many people's minds and hearts...you know, icons never die, artists live forever...



I love love love those editorials and ads where models are photographed jumping...I know there's many people that can't stand them or don't get why they are jumping (for not a good reason, in many occasions)...but I love them, the girls ususally look so relaxed and happy in them (with some exceptions...see last pic).
I can't help but think...do they really jump, or do they need some help or a trick?
The official jumping expert is Caroline Trentini...Anna Wintour loves showing her like that at least once a year.

(Carmen, Liya and Stella, jumping in flats)

(Caroline Trentini, with the boys from the Billy Elliot musical, Vogue US September 2008)

(Caroline Trentini jumps in all the pics in this editorial from Vogue US September 2007)

(Lacoste ad...all the ads from last years show the models jumping)

(Natalia Vodianova as Twiggy, Vogue US May 2009)

(Natalia again, for Vogue US September 2005)

(Raquel Zimmermann, Vogue US April 2008)

(Richard Avedon jumps with Twiggy, back in the 60s)

(I don't know what I feel about this jump...Agyness Deyn in Pop Magazine, 2008)


Looking back to the 90s, there were so many "power couples", some of which are now surprising and most of them fascinating in terms of style. I know the 90s are probably not the most amazing decade in fashion, but I also feel that what it was precisely that "confusion" in the time what makes the 90s very interesting...

(Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder, photographed by Herb Ritts for UK Vogue in 1991)

(Iconic grunge "royal" family: Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love and little Frances Bean)

(My favourites...indie couple Harmony Korine and Chloé Sevigny looking stunning)

(Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis pairing the 20s look with that hairstyle in the Oscars)

(The model, the rocker and the bandana: Axl Rose and Stephanie Seymour)



They look quite similar to me...

(Louis Vuitton Fall 2009 RTW)

(Prada Fall 2009 RTW)



Summer is almost here. So I was thinking of my new sunglasses obsessions. Surprisingly, both from Dior...

(Diorette sunglasses, by Dior. Also in brown and pink. Find them here)

(Seen on The Lady Noire Affair, worn by Marion Cotillard. I LOVE them. Catwoman would wear them. And also the bad girls from black and white films)

(These are not on sale, they were just made for the Miss Dior Chérie ad, worn by Marina Lynchuk...they are so cute, I love their retro shape, the plastic frame...and they were also made in pink)



After realizing that I've been all night up studying, and probably won't go to bed until a few more hours, I couldn't help but remembering this picture of beautiful Valentine Fillol Cordier in Nylon Mag (back in 2007, I think). I just love it. And just wish I didn't have dark circles under my eyes now...

I'm also thinking of making some vanilla flavoured coffee right now...
(Will I ever get tired of the "nerdy" look...it's so lovely)



These women are so incredibly elegant, and they know how to mix patterns, textures and complements in such a beautiful way.

I'm so impressed by this lady...look at the colours, and the hair, and the jewelry, and her eyes...

I love her necklaces...

Beautifully braided hair, and such an elaborate outfit...

All these extremely elegant women come from the Kalash tribe, which is located in the Kalash region in northwest Pakistan. They always dress like that, isn't it amazing? The way they mix all those colours, and complements (and isn't it hard to mix without looking bad?)...just incredible. Makes me think of what "elegance" and savoir-faire means...



Seriously...how cute does he look? I have to say that, although I think he is a genious, I don't always love Mr. Jacobs' collections...and I was never a big fan of the famous bunny ears (part because of the Madonna trauma, I confess).
But then, today, I saw this picture taken for the CFDA prizes, cause Marc Jacobs is nominated for best womenswear designer and best accesories designer, and this year the designers are modelling their own creations, and I just thought...Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!



Are the "no-eyebrows" an upcoming trend? I still don't know what I feel about it...and can't imagine it in people in the street. But that's what happens with some really fabulous trends of the present and past, right?



STILL thinking of that Chloé dress from the AW 2009 collection...and ways to create/find something similar...



Karl Lagerfeld is one of the greatest artists of the century (this one and also the past one)...I'm still speachless after what I saw from the Resort collection shown yesterday in Venice, one of the most beautiful Chanel shows I've ever seen.
Just had to share these pictures...Tadzio was there, wasn't he? Driving everybody crazy with his beauty...



I was just thinking of the fab work by Japanese hair&makeup artist Katsuya Kamo, who created those unbelievably beautiful paper head pieces for the last Chanel Couture show.

Katsuya Kamo loves using paper among other materials, like feathers and flowers, and has also worked with Junya Watanabe.
Surprisingly, there isn't a website or online portfolio for Katsura Kamo's work, although you can find many images online in different webs and blogs.