duminică, 30 mai 2010

My new blog

I'm back for just few seconds because I would like to invite you all on my new blog - here. Yes, my great project Tuxedo confessions - online concept store - is launched. Please come, visit and pick your favourite piece.

marți, 9 februarie 2010

Tahir Sultan

I love Tahir Sultan from Middle East :-) It's simply about his design that is matching perfectly my style. Yes, I would dare to wear all of his outfits especially his pants. Tahir Sultan graduated Central Saint Martins and interned John Galliano. Great start. Check his knitwear here.

joi, 4 februarie 2010

Walter van Beirendonck

Walter van Beirendonck is my kind of daring & innovative designer. His first breakthrough was in London (1987) as part of 'The Antwerp Six' (with Dirk van Saene, Driese van Noten, Dirk Bikkembergs, Ann Demeulemeester and Marina Yee). I discover him as designer for W.&L.T. (Wild & Lethal Trash) where from he signed of in 1999 after 6 years of great work. Walter van Beirendonck is considered to be 'one of the main trend-setters in men's fashion by the professional press.'

Foto: 'Glow' collection - winter 2009/10

More: here

luni, 25 ianuarie 2010

La (lalalalalala ) vie en rose

So thrilled, so proud, so happy to announce you our first 2010 Chic project - AloChic Diary. This is a special edition of 20+1 handmade diaries. More, for Romanian readers - here.

sâmbătă, 23 ianuarie 2010

Unravelled, by Louise Goldin

Last night I watched the 'Unravelled' fashion project documented by the cult knitwear designer Louise Goldin for Show Studio. She told us in 10 short videos about 1/ her inspiration her forthcoming collection ('Transformers'); 2/ the development & research for A/W 2009; 3/ sketches; 4/ the process of creating the fabrics; 5/ creation & recreation of the outfits, 6/ the support from Swarovski; 7/ the collaboration with London leather specialists; 8/ the final 48 hours before the show; 9/ the show. The last video include some of her supporters and mentors point of view on what her strengths are. Louise Goldin recently win the British Fashion Council Fashion Forward award sponsored by Coutts and Co and supported by the London Development Agency. Louise will receive sponsorship for two seasons to show at London Fashion Week in February and September.

miercuri, 20 ianuarie 2010

Laetitia Casta playing Brigitte Bardot

Image from 'Serge Gainsbourg: vie heroique' - movie to come.
Director: Joann Sfar
Staring: Eric Elmosnino (as Gainsbourg), Lucy Gordon (as Jane Birkin) and Laetitia Casta (as Brigitte Bardot)
Trailer: here

joi, 14 ianuarie 2010

Knitwear, by Annabel Scopes

I know it's winter, but I am still wearing T-shirts. Ok, with warmers :-) But, if I would have to reconsider my love for knitwear I would start with Annabel Scopes. One of his dress it would make me just happy along with Camper shoes. Her collection ‘The Great Madness’ is inspired by her travels through South America. More - here.

sâmbătă, 9 ianuarie 2010

Warrior, by Samantha Cole London

Excellent collection for stage or editorial stuff designed by Samantha Cole. She studied at The London College of Fashion and worked for Burberry. This particular collection 'Warrior' is clearly for a woman with no fear, yet feminine. The first dress is simply beautiful.
Price: here / More: here

joi, 7 ianuarie 2010

Mark Fast. Faster

Mark Fast is a fashion designer that graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2008. This year he was nominated for The Swarovski Emerging Talent Awards for Ready-to-Wear. The winner announced by the British Fashion Council was Peter Pilotto. So, Mark Fast goes ... faster. Yes, he will launch a new line with nylon/elastacene knits but at an affordable price. The tube dresses, tops and leggings will be retailed between $40-$200 comparing with the usual $2K+ price tags on his Fast line. The difference is that 'Fast garments are produced on domestic machines, by hand and one-at-a-time, while the new Faster duds are made (faster) in a factory somewhere in Italy'. More, here.
Photo: SS 10 collection

luni, 28 decembrie 2009

Covers of the year 2009

What beautiful cover from 2009 is still hunting your mind? Models.com is presenting it's version of this top. The images above are the first 4. Take a look here for more and pick your favorite one. As for my favorite, this is it!

1/ W, November 2009 / Photographer: Pierpaolo Ferrari / Model: Linda Evangelista
2/ Acne Paper, S/S 09 / Photographer: Daniel Jackson / Model: Missy Rayder
3/ Dazed & Confused, April 2009 / Photographer: Josh Olins / Model: Lakshmi Menon
4/ Numero, May 2009 / Photographer: Solve Sundsbo / Model: Magdalena Frackowiak

marți, 22 decembrie 2009

Obama introduces us Sophie Theallet

[ Sophie Theallet is a 'hot' designer: two of her dresses were worn by the US first lady and now she is the winner of the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America award ($200,000). Anna Wintour was one of the judges. Sophie launched her own pret-a-porter collection three years ago in NY, but before that she worked in France for years with Jean-Paul Gaultier and Azzedine Alaia ("Gaultier taught me to stop at nothing and Alaia gave a taste for rigor"). Her style is often called "Bohemian Chic," evoking northern Africa's kaftans and sometimes the bright cottons of sub-Saharan Africa. ]

The entire article - here

duminică, 20 decembrie 2009

Wang. Alexander Wang

[ Alexander Wang - online campaign, using Spring 10 outfits. 'Alex's love for contrasts is reflected throughout the collection with juxtaposing notes of street and luxe, sexy versus androgyny, and where vagabond meets a street smart-modernist.' ]

sâmbătă, 19 decembrie 2009

Shape my body

surrealist / erotic / distorted imagery
silk jersey / handcrafted leather

[ Myrto Stamou is a BA (hons) Fashion Design graduate from UCA Rochester. Her final collection won the Womenswear Award and River Island Gold Award at Graduate Fashion Week 2009. ]

More: here
Take a look here too if you're wondering where else did you see those hands (10q Carola)

vineri, 11 decembrie 2009

Rami Kashou, Between the lines

I don't know why but I do. I love Rami Kashou. I discovered him on Project Runaway, probably season 4. His new collection 'Between the lines' reminds me, in the starting point, of Cecil Beaton creating the costumes for 'My fair lady'. After the black & white dresses I recognize Rami Kashou style: draping superbly, shaping the body as flattering as it could, surprisingly playing with layers (#6), never scared to offer flowers, big flowers. There is also a bridal section in his collection. In fact, I would dare to wear the outfit #10 (composer's jacket & silk organza blouse) if I would get marry in Las Vegas.

Video [ Short Fashion Film directed by Stuart Lessner ] - here.

miercuri, 9 decembrie 2009

Kostas Murkudis

I've done the vilest things - the foulest things - but I've done them... superbly. [ Henry & June ]

Kostas Murkudis - SS 2010 collection

duminică, 6 decembrie 2009


For all my +30 years old ladies
[ Financial Times, Make the most of minimalism ]

So this year, I’m doing some things differently. I’ve decided to embrace beauty’s new mood for minimalism, where the luxe factor remains but the glitz has been toned down. The trend pundits are calling it “less-travagance” or “blingimalism”. Make-up artist Pat McGrath says next season will see a “return to freshness and simplicity as a reaction to excess”. This resonates perfectly with how I’m feeling. The problem of getting older is that it takes longer to look the same. But making the transformation from normal you to party face means straying into enemy territory because, as any woman over 30 knows, the more you do, the worse you look. Foundation plus concealer plus powder will kill that youthful glow while eyeshadow and liner and mascara can make the eyes appear heavy and tired.

miercuri, 2 decembrie 2009


Just looking for great outfits for guys.
great = innovative/courageous matches

via: 1 / 2 / 3 /

marți, 1 decembrie 2009

My air force head

Shilpa Chavan introduced at Lakmé fashion week a World War II inspired collection. In a way she is the feminine version of Philip Treacy. Little Shilpa designed 'headpieces featuring electronically powered propellers and surreal assemblages of Indian air force hats were juxtaposed with antique sari epaulets and vintage silver jewelry.'

[ Price: $110 - $600 / My Sugarland in London &Villa Moda’s Middle East outposts ]

joi, 26 noiembrie 2009

Helmets by Karl Lagerfeld

It was for the fall 2009 RTW collection that Karl Lagerfeld created this kind of helmets. Now the helmets are in stores. Les Ateliers Ruby made for Karl Lagerfeld a limited-edition helmet series (12 units).

[ Price: €1200 - €4545 / Colette ]

duminică, 22 noiembrie 2009

Dear Alicia Keys, I want this watch

"Real time exists outside the box and lives in the heart of the matter". This quote is beautifully integrated on a watch created by The Barber's Daughters label. Yes, it sounds as something new. Surprisingly, is the jewelry line that the singer Alicia Keys has founded with the accessories designer Gisèle Theriault that came backstage at one of her concerts. Just as simple as that. As materials they used sterling silver & gemstone necklaces and bracelets inscribed with poetry and prayers of Masaru Emotu. He is a Japanese author that believes that human thoughts could be linked to water: a thought is directed toward a droplet and than will become beautiful or ugly when frozen. Interested in this spiritual path? More here. Or maybe interested to see the jewelry collection? Take a look here. The final thought of this post came from Shakespeare , quoted on the ring inserted below: 'To thine own self be true'.

[ $315.00 /watch ]
[ $75.00
/ ring ]

[ coutorture ]