Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fall '09

Some of my favorite fall fashion….

Black is dominant this season as well as some trends from the 80’s like the “high”, padded shoulders, high-waisted pants, the skirt-suit. I especially like the fact that dresses are back and they are so womanly. On the other hand, tomboy models like wide pants and jackets made of tweed and worn with flat boots are inn as well. Another interesting trend this season are the above knee - high boots, which look terrific with or without heel. As always I think it is smart to combine current fashion with some classic pieces like white shirts,
trench coats, black pants and accessorize with hats and scarves.

Dolce&Gabbana RTW


Burberry Prorsum RTW

Versace RTW

Marc Jacobs RTW

Burberry Prorsum RTW

Burberry Prorsum RTW

Emilio Pucci RTW

Christian Lacroix RTW

Versace RTW

Emanuel Ungaro RTW

The Sartorialist – The Book

Since September 3rd lovers of street style can enjoy the book published by Scott Schuman, the most popular street style photographer and founder of the most influential street style fashion blog – The Sartorialist.

The book contains pictures from stylish people around the world taken and edited by Schuman. Tough he began with the simple idea of combining two of his greatest interests - photography and style, Schuman has fast risen in the fashion world and currently runs a blog that has been declared as one of the Top 100 Designer Influence by the Time's Magazine.

Schuman is praised for his ability to produce pictures that reflect clarity and simplicity, in the same time catching details perfectly. He manages to take equally interesting pictures of fashionistas, people popular for their style as well as just simple passers by and even homeless.

“The Sartorialist” is available online on It is inspiring and a real treat for the “chic hungry”.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

A tribute to COCO

Having read the first reviews of the Coco before Chanel movie, it was inevitable to think about her as a fashion icon. What is intriguing and in the same time enchanting about Coco is the fact that after so many years have passed her style is wearable in present times. There is no sense of out-dating or being old fashioned and this is, I believe, why she is one of the most important designers in the history of fashion.

The success of Chanel as a label today, besides on Karl Lagerfeld's immense talent, can be attributed to his ability to keep the essence of Coco's style that everyone loved so much. The colors and materials that don't paint the picture, but perfectly fit within and build elegant, groomed, but in the same time easy to carry look. In Coco's clothes women remain to be women but they are not slaves to what they wear.

Coco left behind many classical pieces, like the quilted 2.55 bag, the little black dress, the classic suit, pearls worn with almost everything.... These pieces are part of the wardrobe of the most stylish women today.

Stylish in her old age

Audrey Tautou in "Coco before Chanel"