Thursday, October 30, 2008


Have you heard the good news? Have you, have you??
They are great news!
Apparently, Phoebe Philo is back!

After a couple of years after she left Chloé to live, relax and take care of her baby, the fabulous Brit that I totally adore is back to be the creative director for the legendary French brand Celine.

I adore Phoebe Philo. Her creations for Chloé were just...a dream.
How will this new phase be?
We'll see soon, I hope!

I'm happy too, Phoebe

Promise: a really cool post about Phoebe Philo and why I love her Chloé years and her creative vision in general, very very soon. She totally deserves it, huh? This is too short, just a little news update.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

What are you gonna wear for Halloween?

It may sound crazy...But I would love love love to create a Nibbler costume! I want to be Nibbler this Halloween!! Because I like him so much...
I'm seriously thinking of fast ways of becoming Nibbler...There's not a big Halloween tradition here at all, but I have a party.
We'll see, hehehe...

Friday, October 24, 2008

H&M...I love you

Beautiful knit : H&M

I want this book

"Misty Dawn: Portrait of a muse", by Jock Sturges

Jock Sturges is an American photographer who has published some fab books and exhibitions and worked for important publications such as Vogue Japan and Italian Marie Claire. He has been photographing Misty Dawn for 25 of her 28 years of life. The photos are excellent, as usual with Sturges' work.
His case rememebers me to David Hamilton's. Both have been accused of pornography and of photgraphing nudity in young women. I'm not going no talk about the controversy around their work here. I'll just say that I can't see disrespect or anything like that anywhere here.. Maybe the ones who think that should look at the photos a little bit more and with a new vision without the influence of suspicion that sometimes turns into paranoia..Mr. Sturges is an artist, a fantastic photographer that is just doing his work, taking pictures from the world around him and doing some really great stuff like this collection, dedicated to his muse, where we can see the evolution that happens to most of women...from a sometimes insecure and fragile child to a confident and wonderful woman.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A few reasons why I love/hate American Vogue

After seeing the last cover of Vogue's American edition, I knew I had to write a little about this.
Apart from the fact that Anna Wintour is an icon that we may or may not like, I'm not going to write about her directly...just about the magazine, or I should say some of the last issues of it...I could keep going, because Vogue's history is quite long now, but I think this brief analysis of some of the facts that make me feel this love/hate thing about American Vogue are quite representative.

Ok...I HATE Vogue's last covers. That's it. I can't stand them. They don't make me want to buy the magazine. I don't even like them around in the house. I would cover them with a giant sticker or something.
What happened? They used to be quite good (although I prefer Paris Vogue or Vogue Italia's covers by far...).
Many people say that they don't like the fact that there are always actresses on them lately. I personally don't care that long as they look good.
Because they don't. They don't look as beautiful and stylish as they usually are...why?? I can't understand it. It's a fashion magazine, with the best photographers, graphists, make up artists, hairdressers, and a bunch of other excellent professionals...And things like these have been happening a lot lately:

The last Vogue's cover, November 2008: Reese Witherspoon. I don't find her especially stylish or attractive, but I do think she has charm, and a sweet attitude that was totally ignored here. Instead of it, she looks older and has a strange expression in her face. ANd you can't say anything about her clothes. This is a fall issue...and I can't see "fall" anywhere here. It makes me think of Mediterranean summer or of the USA flag (a bit too obvious, the elections are in November, but I wouldn't have used those colours). Apart from that, the "other" major figure here is Olivier Theyskens, who appears with Reese in some of the photos in the editorial inside. Ok, well, I can't see Olivier's touch anywhere in that technicolor cover.

May 2008: Gwyneth Paltrow. What can I say about this infamous cover? It's unspeakable. Still a mistery for me. The bizarre position of her body. The horrible background. Colours that don't work well together. Her face looks creepy. The hair.
Well...and, of course...the helmet.

September 2008: Keira Knightley. The background, again. I don't think those red letters match at all with the whole thing...But the top doesn't match at all with the trousers and belt either...Again, her face looks strange, I don't know what is it, but it does (maybe the Photoshop retoucher hates Keira or something?). And...why didn't they comb her hair?? At this point, I'm not even asking for a nice hairstyle...but, please, at least comb her hair.

What do you think?

With this, I'm not saying that I hate American Vogue, of course...but I think covers are important, and they are just not working lately, apart from other things that are not working either...and I have to say that I know that advertising is basic here. But that September issue just had too many ads. It was ridiculous.

What I love about Mrs. Wintour's beloved magazine?

Many many many things...but from them, I should say that they have created some of the moest elegant, sofisticated and stylish editorials in fashion history.

I had to choose one, and although I remember some fabulous ones made by Annie Leibowitz (remember "Alice in Wonderland" editorial with Natalia Vodianova, back in 2003?), I'm choosing one from October 2008 issue...just to keep it to the last months too.
It was photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, and the editor was legendary and fabulous Grace Coddington. It was a hommage to Haute Couture, but not only for the dresses and was a hommage for all those who make, too, the crazy fashion dream of Haute Couture come true...of course, they are the tailors, dressmakers, all the couture tecnicians that work hours and hours for that...for dreams like these wonderful creations.

I love it!

Christian Lacroix



Jean Paul Gaultier


Monday, October 20, 2008

Pink Ribbon Day

The Pink Ribbon Day has just passed...hope you all wore pink today, or at least a pink ribbon. We can all beat brest cancer, a disease that affects to one in ten women.

So...did you dress in pink today???

I did!

And I searched through Paris Spring 2009 collections for a lot of pink!

My favs...

Pink Balenciaga

Pink Galliano

Pink Balmain

Pink Ungaro

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Yes, I'm alive...but I've been so busy this past weeks that I thought I could never post again.

Lucky me...I'm back to one of the things I love...sharing thoughts, images and many many things I like with whoever visits me here, darlings...

I have some new purchases to show you soon (but need to take pics first).

Until then, my last crush...the new ad for one of my favourite fragances, Miss Dior Chérie.

What can I say? I love everything there:

-Balloons that look like giant candies
-Beautiful clouds
-A girlie dress
-A giant perfume bottle
-Fab shoes
-Pink and pastel colours

Delicious, isn't it?

I can't wait for the spot, which is directed by...
Guess who...

Sofia Coppola!!

I want a new Miss Dior Chérie parfum!!!!!! (but I'm so broke now, snif)