7/31/2014

TAGGED. THE STYLE DETAIL.

CÉLINE F/W 14-15

With an eye built for precision, elegance, balance and refinement, Phoebe Philo transformed Céline
in one of the most desirable brands on the fashion scene. Essentially contemporary, the collection she imagined for this Fall 14 made women think once more that small details do count and big earrings
do make a statement when they are not worn in pair. 
This is a trend others tried to master as well but as a chic option, it was explored best at Céline.

7/30/2014

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Louis Vuitton SERIES 1 Fashion Campaign by Juergen Teller


BEAUTY CUES

DIOR, Dissolvant Abricot

Two years of perfecting the art of homemade manicure have tought me that one of key products
one should have in the beauty cabinet is a proper nail polish remover. I discovered one of favorites, DIOR Dissolvant Abricot, in one of the trips I took to Paris and since it was highly recommended by one of Le Bon Marche's employees I gave it a go. It's been a while ever since but, this product remained a necessity.

7/29/2014

THE SHOPPING BUZZ

Charlotte Olympia clutch, Thakoon dress, Valentino bustier,  Eddie Borgo bracelet, Tabitha Simmons sandals, Nina Ricci clutch, Valentino shorts

 Between the weekends at the seaside and the weekdays spent at the office, blue remains the IT color of any summer. This week's selection, the ultimate shortcut to chic, is an an ode to my absolute favorite color.

7/28/2014

FASHION MEMO: REPOSSI FALL 14 CAMPAIGN


It is hard to imagine how such a young woman like Gaia Repossi can run a world wide renowned jewelry house but somehow, she does. The artistic director of Repossi represents the third generation 
to take over the Italian power label and she was not afraid to ad to the legacy a personal touch.
The effortless yet classic pieces she imagines are go-to for stylists and celebrities and her youthful approach and minimalist aesthetic never cease to surprise the audience.
Her newest campaign follows the same winning formula and it was entrusted to David Sims, Joe McKenna, Paul Hanlon, Linda Cantello, Maartje Verhoef and Iselin Steiro.

7/25/2014

FORM AND FUNCTION

Alexander Wang Objects Collection No. 5

After managing to make women completely addicted to his clothes and accessories, Alexander Wang
turned his attention towards an area not to many designer dare to step in and experiment with: design.
Today, Wang finds himself at his 5th Objects Collection that includes everyday essentials who follow the same aesthetic promoted since the beginning and that also taps to the house's codes. The line is becoming successful by the day and puts Wang on a different kind of map, the one of the design world.

7/24/2014

3 FROM 1. THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME.

From left to to right: Look 3, Look 25 and Look 5

Known for playing with duality when it comes to No.21 and for the passion he puts into every single 
project he is involved in, Alessandro Dell'Aqua is giving us a new lesson about masculine and feminine with an edge. The charming collection signed by Rochas's designer is now available at Moda Operandi.

THE DREAM BUY

Stella McCartney, Elyse shoes

Part of an exclusive limited edition, the Elyse shoes inspired by the oxford style are definitely 
a piece one should invest in this fall. Yes, one month till the next season and is already time 
for a wardrobe check.

7/22/2014

TAGGED. THE STYLE DETAIL.

Chloé F/W 14-15

As the perfect transitional accessory from summer to fall, Chloé's fringe bracelet is the hero piece of
this week style detail. Think about easy elegance around the wrist...

7/21/2014

THE SHOPPING BUZZ

Valentino dress, Hermes Mini Clous earrings, Vintage Rolex watch, Valntino sandals, Valentino bag

Designed to satisfy the most demanding women and their tastes, Valentino SS 14 collection is the perfect excuse to play dress up these days. 

TODAY'S INSPIRATION

7/18/2014

3 FROM 1. THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME.

From left to right: Look 30, Look 29 and Look 28

When Roksanda designed her Resort 2015 collection, what she had in mind was her new London store. The signature styles are impossible to missed among others and the bold colors
for which she is known, are beautifully displayed. As a plus, the mix between sporty and formal references speak about refined ease. As you can see, nothing is optional when it comes to Roksanda. Everything is a must.


7/17/2014

BEAUTY CUES. DEAR ROSE.

DEAR ROSE at BEAUTIK HAUTE PARFUMERIE

Say hello to 5 new fragrances from Dear Rose I recently discovered. Behind the company there
are two talented ladies, Chantal and Alexandra Roos, mother and daughter, and the ligne
recently launched is signed by the famous Fabrice Pellegrin.
The products, are available now at Beautik Haute Parfumerie.

FASHION MEMO: MANGO FALL 2014 CAMPAIGN




Mesmerizing Daria Werbowy is looking stunning as usual in her latest Mango campaign. This is the second season in a row the Spanish house decided to use the super model in one of its campaign
 and to complete the task, they've designated the project to the photographer Josh Ollins.

7/15/2014

3 FROM 1. THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME.

From left to right: Look 10, Look 1 and Look 20

A new wave of designers emerged on the fashion scene over the past decade and among the
ones that clearly made a name for themselves, Jonathan Saunders seem to stand out.
A simple visit on his website or just a glance over his latest collections definitely makes you
understand how he got the "Prince of Prints" reputation, but what everyone noticed, no matter the season, was this clean aesthetic he decided to follow. Talking about that, what I love about Saunders and made me realize that I would be able to wear all his day pieces from the Resort 2015 collection at the office and still feel super comfortable, was that classic touch he added to the designs. The innovative prints of course remained there yet, everything felt relaxed. Just what I would expect from a Resort collection: wearable pieces that transcend the season.

7/14/2014

FORM AND FUNCTION

NATIVE UNION "Jump" Cable + Battery at COLETTE

Quintessential for any smartphone owner, the Jump offered by Native Union earns the title of
the ultimate object from the "Form and Function" column. Available now at COLETTE, this small pocket charger is no bigger than a lighter and works with all smartphones. 

THE SHOPPING BUZZ


7/11/2014

BEAUTY CUES. HERMÈS, EAU DE MANDARINE AMBRÉE.

HERMÈS, Eau de mandarine ambrée


Starting from the Colognes Collection and Parfums-Jardins, HERMÈS has imagined "Le Bain". This is a new art of living through perfume and is translated in a vast range of products that include body milk, shampoo, gentle soap or bobble bath, all in various textures and notes.
As an ultimate beauty gesture, Eau de mandarine ambrée is one of my favorite products from this collection.

7/09/2014

3 FROM 1. THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME.

ROSIE ASSOULIN RESORT 2015 at MODA OPERANDI
 From left to right: Look 1, Look 4 and Look 23

If you are looking for couture-worthy craftsmanship and also plan revamp your summer wardrobe with beach inspired pieces, than the Resort 2015 Collection signed Rosie Assoulin is your answer.
  The name that makes waves in the fashion industry and gives the standouts more reasons to grace the red carpet, proves that surfer influences can send that couture vibe when combined with 
blocking colors and surprising proportions.

7/08/2014

THE DREAM BUY. A VACATION ESSENTIAL.

AGNONA Flip Flops at FARFETCH

 Each season, there are at least six items I am developing an obsession for and this time is now different.
 From the "Vacation Essential" series, meet AGNONA and one of its chichiest flip-flops.
Though this brand was launched more than half a century ago in Italy, its ability to create sophisticated products was never diminished by time. It has adapted and grew to offer a wide range of versatile styles among which ones I happened to discover these staples.

3 FROM 1. THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME.

SONIA RYKIEL RESORT 2015 at MODA OPERANDI
From left to right: Look 13, Look 21, Look 19

Tomboyish and irreverent at the same time, the Resort 2015 Collection signed by Geraldo da Conceicao
is one "not to be missed". The recently appointed artistic director maintained the same Parisian irreverence
for which Sonia Rykiel is so well known but at the same time stepped back in time, masterfully mixing
feminine (pleated even) pieces with more mannish ones.
Right now, you can are can order the collection for a limited period of time, from MODA OPERANDI.

7/07/2014

THE SHOPPING BUZZ

Stella McCartney jeans, Chloé drop hoop earring, Nina Ricci clutch, Vintage Rolex
Ferragamo flats , Stella McCartney jumper

"I'll show you my favorite summer pieces if you'll show me yours". This was the subject of my latest email
exchanged with a friend overseas that turned out to be a great source of inspiration. Of course, in this case, sticking to only six pieces for a story was hard but a girl gotta do what she's gotta do.
Since I basically live on jeans, the perfect summer look had to include at least one pair from
my absolute favorite Stella McCartney. The rest is just a never ending love story developed for brands
that actually create items able to last in ones wardrobe for ever and ever.

7/03/2014

3 FROM ONE. THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME.

WES GORDON RESORT 2015 at MODA OPERANDI

 Four years ago, Wes Gordon set on his fashion venture with a collection dedicated to a more ladylike strict clientele but as the time went by, his style loosened up a little bit yet, in the good way. In the conversations the young designer had later on and also in the ones of the fashion critics, the name Carolyn Bessette Kennedywas mentioned, and all for a good reason.
The effortless elegance that so recognizable in his collections along with the realness and cool nonchalance, of course make as think at the female icon but, above all, make us think that we would actually
like to own and wear almost every single garment he creates.
 It is a lifestyle that the rising star is committed to build on a fast track and for at least one year I must say
that its shape is getting clearer, its voice is getting louder and the list of things
we want to purchase is getting bigger.

7/02/2014

FASHION MEMO: JIL SANDER FALL/WINTER 2014 CAMPAIGN


A big bow to the fashion trio Iselin Steiro, Karim Sadli and Jonathan Kaye for their Jil Sander 
Fall/Winter 2014 Campaign. They perfectly captured the aesthetic promoted by the fashion
force and managed to keep the same minimalistic approach.

7/01/2014

TAGGED. THE STYLE DETAIL.

CÉLINE SS 2014

Not quite a Picasso but close. That was the spin Phoebe Philo decided to gave to a couple of her 
outfits from the SS 2014 collection. This is not by far a normality at the Parisian house we happily
 compel to the designer's will.