Monday, 16 May 2011

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Not-So-Happy Story

Ever since I watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s one month ago I can't forget this fashion show for Givenchy, who designed Audrey Hepburn's costumes.  He was the first high fashion designer to break into film. I understand why this movie appeals to so many generations of girls. Myself, I preferred to watch Roman Holiday, a fantasy story of a princess who escapes from her life for a day - escape from responsibility and societal expectations. Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s is more down to earth, a wanna-be socialite who is trying to move ahead in life. While escaping from her past, ignoring lack of founds, she aspires to becoming one of the fabulous New York ladies. In fact, Holly is a high class escort, if not a call girl. I understand her aspirations, but I'm far from understanding the way that she chose to fulfil them.  The fact is the fabulous Audrey Hepburn represents the ideal of young women -  beautiful, feminine, and fun loving. 

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

'Hello Boys' Billboard Voted Most Iconic Ad

The Wonderbra's 'Hello Boys' billboard was voted most iconic ad image ever in a poll carried out by the Outdoor Media Centre, the British trade body for outdoor advertising. After Wonderbra had unveiled the campaign with Eva Herzigowa in 1994 it was acclaimed  a taraffic-stopper and I can imagine how much aditional buzz marketing it produced! It mast have been brilliant and effective campaing!
The Outdoor Media Centre has teamed up with Campaign magazine to identify the best 100 posters of all time. Over 10, 700 Brits voted for their favourite billboards and here are the selected:

The Top Ten British Ads Ever
1. Hello Boys/Eva Herzigova (Wonderbra, 1994)
2. Labour Isn't Working (Conservative Party, 1978)
3. Lord Kitchener Wants You (Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, 1914)
4. His Master's Voice (The Gramophone Company, 1901)
5. Management trainee aged 42 (The Economist, 1991)
6. Pregnant Man (The Health Education Council, 1969)
7. Araldite (Ciba Geigy, 1983)
8. Think Different (Apple, 2003)
9. Beanz Meanz Heinz (Heinz, 1966)
10. Dumb Animals (Greenpeace)

Click here if you'd like to see the winning ads.

Source: Daily Mail

Friday, 18 March 2011

Lamborghni's Pair of Carbon-Fiber Stilettos

Tonino Lamborghni came up with a design for potential stilettos. The heels are modeled after the Gallardo Superleggera and designed by Modo illustrator Tim Cooper.It's a high heel sexy object of desire for fast driving female fashionistas! I'd love to put them on! And why not? 


Sunday, 13 March 2011

Home on Wheels - Best Caravan Interior Design

Many times on this blog I emphasized how much I love to travel. And I really do! Since I've moved to Argentina, road tripsbecame my favourites. Car travelling gives us the flexibility of deciding our own route and travel times. We can also stop off wherever we want and it gives us the opportunity to see and experience more. In our times, we loose so much of the magic of travelling, that otherwise we would have experienced if we hadn’t travelled by plane.

I've never been a great fan of caravan holidays until recently, when I came across with this wonderful caravan manufactured by Caravanolic, a Spanish architectural studio. I was smitten with it's original interior design, functional and modern yet personal and cheerful. I dare to say it looks like taking your home for a ride! I love it!

Friday, 4 March 2011

art is the triumph

Quote by John Cheever (May 27, 1912 – June 18, 1982)
from The Death of Justina

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

The King’s Speech starring Van Cleef & Arpels

The King’s Speech won 4 Academy Awards 2011. It’s a British historical drama directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Seidler It is a wonderful movie and I enjoyed watching it a lot. There is however a scene that increased my enthusiasm more than others: it was during a party where Wallis Simpson (performed by Eve Best) appeared wearing the unforgettable aubergine dress. I literally hold my breath when I saw it! The draping around her neck and the fabric draped from shoulder to shoulder in a low scoop revealing her bare back and a gorgious Van Cleef & Arpel's Zip Pompom necklace. 'King's Speech' costume designer Jenny Beavan, a nine-time Oscar nominee, did a great job. The whole outfit including accesories (especially gold and diamond set Cadenas watch, and already mentioned diamond Zip necklace) represented the sophisticated, chic and timeles style… and timeless is why I truly enjoy fashion.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Givenchy Spring 2011 at the Oscar Night

Although I am not the biggest fan of the Oscar Night, what I truly enjoy is the red carpet celebrity arrivals. It's a glamorous night designed for gossiping, fashion commenting and showing off! I always have my own best dress winner. This year Cate Blanchett's dress was definitely my favorite. She was wearing Givenchy Spring 2011 Couture and looked sensational. I googeled the Givenchy collection and learnt that one dress,  with hand-dyed and hand-cut matte sequins, took 4,000 hours of handwork to assemble! The dress was made of lilac chiffon with pearls details and with shocks of bright yellow in the back. Sensational combination!
The collection’s designer, Riccardo Tisci, was inspired by Japanese robot toys and Kazuo Ohno, the legendary Japanese Butoh Dancer. It’s goes beyond fashion. It’s a masterpiece!

Monday, 28 February 2011

Drinking the Stars Is Why I Love Champagne

Beyond all the wonderful things my boyfriend did for my birthday, he made a champagne cork pop up for me the other night.  The bubbles! I love bubbles! Rising charmingly in every glass of champagne, the infinite streams of tiny perfect bubbles, running upwards like they don’t want to be late for some appointment. I am drinking the stars! cried Dom Perignon on his first sip of champagne. Champagne might indeed taste like the stars - or like the star dust maybe - but  it will always represent the whole underwater world captured in a single champagne glass aquarium. Remainding me of the ocean, the beach, diving, and the freedom. It's the hapiness. And quite oposite, the infinit, and the silence of the soul.

How that would feel to drink champagne from the Varga's Pacifica crystal champagne flute? Exquisitely detailed images of Starfish, Medusa, Seahorse, Shell, Octopus, and Shellfish decorate each glass. Varga Art Crystal is a tribute to the timeless elegance of Hungarian craftsmanship. Each hand-cut stem or is individually signed by hand.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

The Heart Has Its Reasons

I stumbled upon this cute drawing today morning. There’s something deep about it I couldn’t ignore. You just keep looking at it and you’re thinking: Does it apply to me?

Monday, 21 February 2011

Victoria Beckham fall 2011 collection at NYFW

 Victoria Beckham proves she's more than a celebrity trendsetter. Now she's also a designer. Her fall 2011 collection presented at New York Fashion Week is sophisticated and chic. Classy cocktail dresses look modern and comfortable to wear. Some of them I would even wear to work. Gorgeous long boots are the result of Beckham's collaboration with Christian Louboutin. Victoria Beckham obviously improved on her style since the Spice Girls. It’s not another revolutionary high fashion she makes but it’s a reflection on what contemporary women want to wear to feel confident and sexy.

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Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Inspired me: Neo Patch Bag by Kate Moss

Everybody has some hobby. I make bags. This Saturday I hope to buy leather to make shoulder bags that I designed myself. The design was inspired by an old vintage bag I own. It's spacious, functional, comfortable and it goes well with everything. It's my favourite travel bag and my festival bag, and my everyday bag... It's simply the bag one loves. The second bag collection by Kate Moss for Longchamp inspired me to match different colours and textures... Neo Patch is a vintage, patchwork style bag designed in Kate's favourite colors including graphite gray, jade green and cherry red.

It's wonderful and I love the edgy colour combination! It's truth the design calls attention, but most important it's practical as the colours mach most shoes and clothes - there is no need to change the bag before you leave home; it's light - made of lambskin, lizard and other lighter weight leather pieces. I'm excited to go leather hunting!

And that's the bag that inspired my design:

Thoughts for the Valentine's Day