"Your clothes may say disco, but your eyes say rock'n'roll"


T-Rex is T-Rendy

Sophie Hulme's AW 12 collection presented this recent LFW counts with an unexpected and
uncommon motif which has just arrived from Nublar Island and that settles in the accesories and details.
Discover the best kind of lace ever, the "Dino-lace".

[images from: AlexLoves]


Karlie Kloss loves Americana

Karlie Kloss is definitely one of the most chameleonic models at the moment. She can look fierce, sweet, strike impossible poses, and -like in this Manhasset Spring 2012 Campaign- look like a perfect 50's wife, i would even say like a Barbie by the style of some pictures

The Karlie Kloss doll cooks, dances to music, loves milkshakes, cooks, plays golf... and she looks flawless! Includes all accesories: kitchen, car, husband, house with swimming pool and dog.
Avalaible this Spring!

If you want to see all the pics, this slide show is for you.


Models Off Duty, LFW

You've already seen them here in the New York edition, now get inspired by what they wear for London.


Hedi Slimane May Be YSL's New Designer

Five years after leaving Dior, rumors say this creator herald of the rock imaginery is about to come back to fashion. According to AFP, in the coming days he will be appointed creative director at Yves Saint Laurent, replacing Stefano Pilati. Matter will be addressed by a spokesperson during Paris Fashion Week.


Harper's Bazaar US-Turkey Connection

It's not the same, but it's quite the same...

On the left, Better Franke by Lachlan Bailey for Harper's Bazaar US.
On the right, Mini Anden by Koray Birand for Harper's Bazaar Turkey.

At first glance the styling is very different in both spreads: US one has a clear retro inspiration while the Turkey one has a more actual choice of clothes. But if you look twice, apart from being both February issues of the same magazine, you can find there's much more in common.

Like some of the poses the models strike, the composition of some shots, the swimming pool, the dark lips make-up, the California vibe -US' spread footage is Palm Springs and Turkey's spread is L.A.-.
Come on, you must have just seen the similarities by now as well.


The Origin of the Peter Pan Collar

Everybody -celebrity, streetstyle star or fashionable mortal human being- has worn it, every collection and magazine has featured it, every tumblr and blog have a DIY tutorial to make it.

But, where this girly rounded collar came from and why is it back?
And even more intriguing... why is it called like that?

Despite the fact that when we hear "Peter Pan" the first thing that comes to our mind id the 1953 Disney animated movie, the name has nothing to do with it, given that -if your childhood memories are accurate enough to remember it- in this movie Peter Pan character was wearing a deep-V green t-shirt.

The costume that launched the trend was designed back in 1905, for the first American stage production of J.M. Barrie’s play. Maude Adams, the Broadway star who played Peter, wore a forest-y looking blouse with a white, rounded collar; a bit wider than the Peter Pan collars in vogue today.
So did the trend originate with Maude Adams? It’s unclear.
The same type of collar had become wildly popular in France five years earlier, with the 1900 publication of Colette’s Claudine à l'école (Claudine at School). Claudine wore a collar much like the Adams one, which launched the trend among the ladies of France, who referred to it as le col Claudine.

But also the col Claudine bears many similarities to other, earlier or contemporaneous, collars, such as the Little Lord Fauntleroy collar; the Buster Brown collar and even the collar traditionally worn by Quakers, which also enjoyed a moment in the fashion spotlight in the first decades of the 20th century.

Whichever was the true origin of it, by 1907, the papers were buzzing with opinions of all kinds on this new trend, which was around for good: The collar have popped up as a fad in nearly every decade since Adams introduced the style.

 In the 1920s the collars became standard fare on little girls’ dresses, creating an innocent association that persists to this day.

By the 1930s, the style had become nearly de rigeur at weddings: Wedding announcements  in the ’30s and ’40s (even into the ’50s) describe the bride in white satin and a Peter Pan collar.

In the 1960s they have a loud mod come-back, with icons like Twiggy or Mia Farrow wearing them, and most of the dresses having them.

By the ’70s, fashionistas proclaimed a ’50s revival, including a renewed love for this collar.

The ’80s saw the collars incorporated into power suits and were also adopted by young people trying to look ironically demure.

Finally, the trend seemed to go briefly into hibernation in the ’90s.

 And the trend has simmered away on low heat since then—until suddenly, in recent months, when it seems to have reached another boiling point. So why is it back with us again?

Is it another step of designers and people who rule fashion to develop neckwear obsession and market?
Is it the perfect twee accesory for a generation of women afflicted with Peter Pan syndrome (think: pretty much anything Zooey Deschanel might do)? Is it the need to look more ladylike? Or the need to make a maybe too sexy or too tight outfit look more mincing?


Models Off Duty, NYFW

While we're all checking all the shows from NYFW, processing all the information,
trying to pick the collections we liked the most, and also keeping an eye on LFW,
why not enjoy some of the models' looks after work?
Everybody knows we are all nosy people and love to see what they wear!


The Most Fashionable Place On Earth...

Exactly, according to Alexa Chung's recent interview for Company Magazine,
the most fashionable place on Earth is a bus! But not any bus, the 149 one in London.

Starting at London Bridge bus station, the 149 crosses the river and just keeps on heading north.
The route forges through the heart of the City - past Monument, Leadenhall Market and
Liverpool Street - and on to the trendy shops of Shoreditch High Street.

LFW is coming, so you know what is the place to be!


Karl Lagerfeld, everywhere

He's probably the most omnipresent designer ever:

fashion, photography, more fashion, video games, diet coke, oh wait another fashion collaboration, illustration, toys, books, interiors design, glasses...

But if you still want to keep his portrait close, you have these keychains and pins. Avalaible his pop-up shops which sell his new line, KARL.



Atelier Afrique

I've just found this old editorial from Acne Paper. I think it is from December 2010,
but I always like Andrea Spotorno's work, always with a fresh and original view.
This one reminded me of "Hairspray" days.

Photographer: Andrea Spotorno
Model: Jeneil Williams
Stylist: Mattias Karlsson


Enough About Lana

The all-american popstar is apparently not happy with having got a modelling contract, singing at fashion events and getting covers - not only in music related publications but also this month's Vogue UK one- .
Now it seems like her elaborated style is also inspiration for editorials, just like this one starring French model Constance Jablonski photographed by Greg Kadel for Vogue Italia Beauty.


CO-TE: The New Austerity

CO-TE is an italian brand founded by the designers Tomasso Anfossi and Francesco Ferrari,
who founded this brand after a fast friendship created from several collaborations.

They make clothes for women who like to experiment without resulting vulgar.
The ever present reference in all their collections are the geometric shapes, the chromatic overlays and the care of every single piece they make. That's why they do it in the Italian way, following the tradition and quality which are pennant from their country and their national fashion industry.

Video and images from the S/S 2012 collection.
To know more and visit their website click on the images.


Behind the Scenes: Marni at H&M

Sofia Coppola talking about the footage of the advert for this collaboration's campaign in Marrakesh.
If you want to watch the full ad or more information about the collection, wait until the end of the video.


LOVE Celebrating The End of Elegance

Here it is, the Spring/Summer LOVE's issue. The first edition of the magazine with just one cover,
a statement one featuring Linda Evangelista portrayed by Mert & Marcus.
The unusual shot is kind of inspired by the style of Jamie Reid, the artist behind the artwork for
Sex Pistols' "Never Mind the Bollocks" album and many other singles such as "Anarchy In the UK",


Sunny Blazer

Celebrities keep chosing yellow for their public appereances in galas and events,
defying the superstitions this colour has for the artists, like Liya Kebede did not so long ago.

This time, two actresses have chosen the same yellow blazer, from
Stella McCartney's Resort 2012 collection, but they combined it in different ways.

While Elena Anaya decided to go for the total look; Kirsten Dunst decided to mix it with 
Rodarte's Spring 2012 crop trousers and go for a mono chrome look.

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