Sabtu, 28 Juli 2012

Playlist #1: Sweden

I'm going to Sweden for two weeks tomorrow. How cool is that?! That's the best excuse for me to create a playlist with my favorite Scandinavian music (that are quite a lot!).

Lykke Li - Get Some

Icona Pop - I Love It

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - Heart Attack

Robyn - Dancing On My Own

Loreen - Euphoria

Ane Brun - Do You Remember

Oh Land - Sun Of A Gun

Agnes Obel - Riverside

Maria Mena - Just Hold Me

Soso - Happy People (Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt)

I Break Horses - Winter Beats

First Aid Kit - Emmylou

Fallulah - I Lay My Head

Alphabeat - Fascination

Annie - Heartbeat

Rebecca & Fiona - Bullets

By the way: you can expect more playlists in the future :)

Selasa, 17 Juli 2012

Dior by Raf Simons

 Just one word: perfection.

Raf Simons showed with his first collection an hommage to the style of Christian Dior, the New Look, without losing his own minimalistic style. The show opened with black pantsuits, followed by cut ball gowns worn over simple narrow black pants. Furthermore there were ball gowns, strapless gowns, coat worn as dresses and dresses with different colors on the front and back. I really like the modern take on the fifties. Raf Simons did exactly what LVMH-CEO Bernard Arnault predicted: to bring the style of Christian Dior to the 21st century.

 "I'm not interested in just doing couture that works in magazine pictures. I want it to be relevant" - Raf Simons

Rabu, 04 Juli 2012

Fall 2012 Trend Report: Goth

 You can come over to the dark side this season, as black is seen everywhere on the catwalk. I can hear you think: 'but black is always on trend' and that's right, but for this fall you can think of a more gothic inspired look. And the variations are endless!
 At Givenchy, for instance, we saw a really nice contrast between masculine and feminine. Leather, blood red and lingerie tops came back frequently.
At Yves Saint Laurent we saw a strict silhouette including a wasp waist and bold schoulders. That made this collection very powerful, strong and brave, but still classic at the same time. The show also got a dark feeling because of the multiple use of leather (of course), chains and the motif of the calla lily, which was also used in the jewelry. The calla lily is a Roman symbol for lust, but were also laid on the graves of those who suffered an untimely demise.
The collection of Yohji Yamamoto was all about contrasts and playing with volume. Also assymetric and draped dresses passed in review.
Gucci brought it in a whole diffrent way. Frida Giannini said she found inspiration in the 19th century. The collection got a very romantic and bohemian feel about it, complete with long and graceful dresses.
You see: there are many ways to make this trend your own and you know, fashion is all about personality!