Monday, 24 January 2011
I admit it, I'm addicted to shopping. And here for you guys some purchases made this weekend.
Bags and shoes once again... It was so hard to resist a great pair of shoes and a bag. Maybe two...
I decide to choose colorful bags this time so these two, a petrol Marc Jacobs and a aubergine Juicy Couture, were definately what I want.
How cute are these Vivienne Westwood Lady Dragon Cherry Shoes?
So what do you think? Do you like them?
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
Monday, 17 January 2011
- Proenza Schouler's green leather satchel
- Miu Miu's bright-green satin-twill polka-dot sandals
- Miu Miu's transparent green plexiglass bangle with an apple charm
- Jimmy Choo's blush leather ballerina flats with a glitter-embellished toe
- Stella McCartney's precisely tailored pink wool-crepe jacket
- Alexander McQueen's metallic-gold cracked-leather bracele
- Vivienne Westwood Anglomania dark-pink and navy striped stretch-linen dress
- Alice by Temperley's white sheer cotton dress
- Balenciaga Giant City Tote
- Christian Louboutin's Gunmetal-studded dark-blue denim pumps
- Nina Ricci's coctail dress
- Isharya's turquoise bead and freshwater pearl earrings
Thursday, 13 January 2011
Today I visit the site of Italian Vogue and read the following text written by the magazine's director, Franca Sozzani. It's the best I've ever read by the female director of the magazine. Not only about fashion, not just the female magazines, or even just journalism. Concerns over the field of "communication" in general. I quote you, as she wrote in English, because I want to share it with you. This article helps you understand a little bit why so many things go so wrong around us ...
***I am in Madrid at Carlos University III and I will be talking on communication. It's the start of the academic year. Students are enrolling on a Master's in communications.
I read the program of classes. Fashion, beauty, media, TV, Internet, images. Publich Relations for companies, designers, brands, museums, public and private organizations, banks. And a thousand others. Communications.
A journalist does communicate, or at least should. A writer, artist, actor, testimonial, advertiser. Everyone communicates today just about everything. There is no selection, they communicate. From the tragedies communicated in an obsessive and morbid manner to have more readers, to the shows by talking about famous models or who is sitting on the front row, forgetting what we are actually there for. The clothes.
I mentioned social networks. It's fast and it allows you to communicate with everyone. The blogs. They communicate everything, even things they don't know about. It doesn't matter though. Most of the blogs don't have readers, it's just a means of personal communication for fun. Is this communications? News after news, mail after mail filling up you inbox. Thousands of press offices send you e-mails on nothing everyday. You put them into trash.
I believe in young people, they can learn a new way to communicate. For a new way I mean learning to communicate things that are worth talking about.
From universities or these master's programs students will go on to work in press offices, newspapers, television, or media in general. It's an important job, it requires responsibility. An effective communication can help a brand or a public person or else. Behind it there must be good work and honesty.
By continuing to follow scoops that don't exist or low media coverage, you end up skipping the real news. The reader doesn't trust you anymore, your message gets lost. It's not the quantity of insignificant news that create a good communication. It's not the quantity. It's the quality. There must be a strategy, a concept. The concept has to be strong. The result will be winning.
In a society based on bluff, momentary success, creating ephemeral things, we tend to believe that being superficial will be effective always. When the phenonemenon disappears, the five minutes of glory disappears, the press officer does the same. Promoted for having found a scoop, and fired for the same reason.
Communications is being loyal to the message we want to give. Young ambitious persons and improvised PR agencies ready to do whatever it takes to get noticed are an old phenomenon. They had their moment of glory in the 80s and 90s when we didn't use to talk so much about communication as we do today.
Now everything has changed. We all know which news is true and which one they made up. To communicate is a real profession and not just a fun way to talk about everything without checking your sources.
To study communications is not learning how to give the news, it's based on theories and books you prepare for exams. There needs to be a spirit of initiative and an innate sense of how to divulgate the information. The real one.
Monday, 10 January 2011
It wasn’t so cold the last couple days in the city, so yesterday I wore my new leather shorts from les petites...
With a very interesting glam rock look, skulls create a certain attractive and nonconformist look, which suits both men and women. I'm sure that when the word skull comes to mind one cannot think of something uber-stylish, but fashion designers have made this fashion trend absolutely lovable. One of the fashion designers who loved implementing skulls into his fashion designs whether outfits or accessories was Alexander McQueen.
I’ve been looking everywhere for these house of
Leather Shorts Les petites...
Bag Tommy Hilfiger
Henry Holland for Pretty Polly Super Suspender Tights
Hope everyone had a nice weekend
and a great start of the week!
Thursday, 6 January 2011
Wednesday, 5 January 2011
The Berkeley London designer afternoon tea, Prêt-à-Portea, is inspired by the themes and colours of the fashion world. The menu is transformed every six months to follow the changing seasons in fashion.
London's most fashionable afternoon tea has seen Haute Couture cakes come and go, and to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Prêt-à-Portea, The Berkeley has invited fashion aficionados to vote for the most memorable creations of the past 5 years, suitably named "Greatest Hits".
A collection of cakes and fancies in in the colours of the fashion season and in the style of the world’s finest designers:
- Alice Temperley apple and pannacotta mousse with Manolo Blahnik high heel tuille, topped with golden blueberries S/S 2005
- Philip Treacy chocolate hat cake with Monarch butterfly A/W 2009
- Zac Posen chocolate striped Joconde sponge shoe with chestnut bavaroise A/W 2007
- Alexander McQueen pale green pistachio dress biscuit with silver belt S/S 2006
- Anya Hindmarch cassis sponge tote covered in baby blue icing with iconic bow S/S 2009
- Fendi chocolate baguette with praline croquant A/W 2008