26 Kasım 2012 Pazartesi

Breakfast at Barney's

Although the Tiffany's and the dearest Audrey Hepburn are the unchangeable symbols of every woman's dream, I kinda think as the fashion craze has gotten bigger and bigger every other day, the place where this glorious dream is supposed to take place has already moved to its new habitat; the Barney's. So as the Barney's media creatives must have thought, they came up with this oh so cute cartoon film.
The scene where Minnie goes poker face the moment she starts walking on the catwalk is soo much fun! I'd love to see Grace Coddington too, but naaah, they forgot her. That's a shame:/

edit: Oh! There's also no Anna Wintour! Sure, it's wise of them not to pull Vogue US' leg, never and ever, not even in a cute way, not even Minnie with her cutie pie face! 

11 Kasım 2012 Pazar

La Nouvelle 'Vintage'

I know this has just made your heart skip a beat. It seems like vintage but it's not. In fact it's so up to date, from the latest collection of Vivetta. Vivetta Ponti, the creator of the brand, describes a Vivetta girl as "a girl  living in a sugar coated surrealist world, always looking to the past for inspiration, but with both her feet firmly in the present..." She emphasized on the profile section of the brand's website that Vivetta gives a vintage-y touch to the 'contemporary silhouettes' of her designs, and add some surprising details on them. I've always been rather selective when it comes to shopping some vintage clothes. Because there's this tiny little risk of looking cheap and 'dowdy'. So you better spy some pieces with a polished look. And right here let Vivetta be there for you. 
Any time, dear Vivetta. 

5 Kasım 2012 Pazartesi

Rise and Shine!

I looove it when you can multi-use an outfit. 
I don't know who is the creator of this multi-purpose jacket but it's just adorable. I saved this image as 'cape goes hood' right on my desktop. And its pattern and colour and shape and 'the buttons'...juuust perfect!

2 Kasım 2012 Cuma

Hey there Miuccia!

"To want to be a fashion designer was really the worst thing that could happen to me..."
Guess who said this? The last person we could think of; i.e. Miuccia Prada. Who could have known that the queen bee of the fashion world, once upon a time, hated fashion and thought of it as dumb and conservative. What's more shocking than this is Miuccia Prada had her PhD in political science and was a member of the Communist Party during the 70s in Italy. The story from there goes on as we all expect it to be, but the point is how can a woman changed her mind entirely and end up being one of the-or may even be the only (female) best- in fashion world? My answer is just what my inner voice always whispers to me from deep inside when I happen to sniff at an intended job just after I graduated from the college; "You'll never know. Just give it a shot." To me, that's one of the biggest problems which faces the young adults before they begin their professional career. We all assume that our first job after the college would be the one we've been craving for. That's why even myself, sulking and grumbling, was saying 'No!' to all the job options my father suggested me to apply for. 

 "...But my education at home pulled the other way, giving me a taste for beautiful things, an instinct for fashion. I adored that." Miuccia completes her saying. That's the one and only gist-or endeavor I may say-of the fashion, 'a taste for beautiful things.' Creating beautiful things for one's-designer's-own sake and presenting them to their followers' taste is the baseline which the whole fashion world is built upon. 
Speaking of these, I can't stop thinking about the quotation I've seen on Garance Dore's site. That's exactly what I've wanted to mean above, this tiny line between 'getting pleasure' and 'consumerism', that's the issue on which fashion world still centers around and doesn't know on which side to lie heavy.

 " Yes, I know I could stop – that’s why I don’t want financing or people behind me. Because the day I want to stop, I’ll stop! That’s why I decided to postpone the date of the show, too bad if the buyers and journalists don’t turn up, if just four French journalist turn up, it’s enough, there is no point in turning it into an obsession, into consumerism…

Azzedine Alaïa

1 Kasım 2012 Perşembe

Charlotte the Magic Hands

Once upon a time, there was a woman named Charlotte. Olympia's job was to design shoes which make their owners feel like a true princess the instant they put these shoes on. 
One day, Charlotte the Magic Hands, decided to lay her magic hands on bags....