It’s been a while since I’ve found a new interesting fashion blog, but it does happen once in a blue moon – you MUST check out this girl’s site! Every picture of hers belongs in Purple Magazine.
Some very covetable knitwear.
Kelly Cutrone. Gaaaah! Needless to say I’ve seen every episode of The Hills, The City and Kell on Earth that she was on and fallen in love with her wisdom and no-bullshit persona. Here’s an example of a strong, independent and driven business woman in the ruthless fashion industry, who never gives up or lets anything stop her from succeeding. She made herself who she is and founded her own company. She wasn’t born socialite and thought fashion might be a nice pastime, oh no. She ain’t keeping it all to herself either by writing very inspiring books for all the success-hungry fashion girls out there.
Carine Roitfeld. This woman has had the career so many of us dream of – starting off as a writer for a fashion magazine, progressing to styling, editing Vogue Paris for 10 years and now getting to do whatever she the f*** she wants as a freelance stylist and a creative consultant for many brands. Styling Barneys windows, holding Vampire Balls and releasing coffee table books every now and then… sounds perfect, right? What makes her so inspiring is that through all those stages, she’s just been herself – doing what she knows and loves and putting a goddamn nipple on the cover if she feels like it.
Phoebe Philo. In my opinion the strongest female designer out there today. She made Chloé chic in the beginning of the 00′s, she rose Celiné from the ashes in just one season. A person who’s singlehandedly started God-knows how many trends and has had a strong influence on the simple aesthetics we see in fashion today. Also noted for her meticulous work ethic and clear vision – a real powerhouse on her own.
Louise Wilson. The head of the MA program in Central St. Martins. There are many stories and legends going around about her, some say she’s the devil but hell, if you can obtain what she has to teach, the stars are yours to take. She stays out of the limelight and I doubt it’s an ambition of hers but I think she’d rock the very foundations of the fashion world if she’d ever come out with her own line. One can only imagine what knowledge and ideas are stored in the head of the person who’s nursed Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Phoebe Philo and John Galliano.
Michele Lamy. The eccentric and mysterious wife and business partner of Rick Owens, or more importantly his muse, as Wikipedia so bluntly puts it. Little is known of her but that she has been a real force behind her husband and for example, inspired the parachute dresses of SS 11 when she asked Rick for “something flowy for swimming”. Wow, pretty much sums up all I have to say.
Recently I’ve been immensely inspired by Old Hollywood actresses of the 30′s and the 40′s. Their hair, their make-up, their jewelry, arched eyebrows, the way they carry themselves. I often hear women complaining about gentlemen being scarce in this day and age. Well perhaps if more women were more ladylike, the men would also follow. In my experience, if you look the part then you become the part. And women looking like this are certainly courted with more dignity. I think slight experimenting with the retro glam look is very welcomed at the end of the year parties. It’s worth trying. You’re guaranteed to create a stir. Just think of Dita Von Teese.
Oh and just a tip: if you do decide to go for this, according lingerie is quite essential for giving you the right feel, since such poise has to come from within.
I think I myself might be on the verge of a style evolution.
Excusé moi for the mini-hiatus. Busy times.
Some DIY inspiration from Avelon.
As the fall collections are rolling into the stores, this year I find that very little of it suits my personal taste. But actually this is a good thing because this means that in order to update my wardrobe, I gotta get creative myself – go digging in thriftstores, fabricstores, remodel stuff, sew some myself – I’m getting excited right now. Here’s some inspiration for something Balmain-ish to come.
There are no limits to Luxirare‘s creativity. Why she’s not already running a badass global fashionhouse, I do not know.
“Venom” shirt. Highly covetable.
Contemplating on toying around with some denim and bleach.
Allow me to introduce you one of my favorite fictional characters ever - Patsy Stone from “Absolutely Fabulous” played by Joanna Lumley. She’s ffffing LEGENDARY! Apart from her outrageous persona – she doesn’t know what words like “morality”, “sin”, “sobriety”, “modesty” or “shame” mean – her fierce sense of style also represents just how cunningly sinister this British Samantha is. The first thing about Patsy is her big blond beehive. That thing has a life of it’s own. No other hairstyle could compliment her more. And then there are the ALWAYS present red lips and smoky eyes. Excessive and bold gold jewelry. Pearls. Diamonds. Miniskirts and black tights. Leather. HEELS. Chanel suits. Animal prints. Elegant silk prints. No stupid colors – only black, white, red, grey and beige. Cat eye glasses. A cigarette and a glass of champagne. Damn… I would have so much fun with her but since that’s not an option, might as well become her one day…