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Out Of Service

We hope to be back next week and apologise for the lack of posts until then.

Take care and see you soon!


Paris Seen From Lanvin

This is the view from the windows of the Paris Press Office at Lanvin.

Yep, I wouldn't mind working there, don't think nobody would mind.


Balenciaga And The Infiltrators

Balenciaga's Fall 2012
collection is based on the idea of how all the different women working
in the imagined Balenciaga Inc would be dressed. Nicolas Ghesquière played with the
concept of corporate clothes, and even though the structural and architectural sense of clothes is
always this house's business, there would be a hierarchy in this all run by female company.
Bosses, middle management, interns...and also infiltrators!

These sneaky workers are precisely the ones who would be wearing this sweatshirts displaying sci-fi
imagery and slogans such like " Out of the blue" or "Join a weird trip". In the words of the designer:
They’re industrial spies,they’re here to take over the company!

[Source: Vogue]


The Kids Are Alright

50's style, Chevrolets and editorials in dinners... have you seen too much of it already this season?
I just can't get enough.

Vogue China
photographer: Lincoln Pilcher
models: Wang Xiao, Lily Zhi, Zhao Lei
stylist: Morgan Pilcher


Nurse Dello Russo

The always in the limelight Vogue Japan editor covers the March issue of Interview Germany.
Photographed by Giampaolo Sgura wears Lanvin, Paco Rabanne...and Louis Vuitton S/S 2008.

Anna Dello Russo for Interview     ///     Country Nurse by Richard Prince

That collection was composed by 1950's style clear perspex nurse uniforms worn over bright coloured mini dresses worn with white nurses hats with a single red letter on the front, spelling out "Louis Vuitton". Inspiration for it probably became from Richard Prince's Nurse Paintings.

Julianne Moore for Haper's Bazaar     ///     Crazy Nurse #3 by Richard Prince

This" Louis Vuitton - Richard Prince" connection has also been used by Peter Lindbergh,
who portrayed Julianne Moore as art masterpieces in a great editorial for Harper's Bazaar.


Under The Weather

I saw this picture on The Sartorialist a few weeks ago, and I thought it posed an interesting point.

Do you choose your clothes always according to the weather ? 
Is it just illogical to wear a fur coat without tights ?
Or are we too influenced by rigid rules based on concepts that tie
down our intention to experiment with new mixes and sets ?

As for Scott Schuman himself, he speaks his mind in the post and says:
"Dressing for the weather is a very inaccurate science, and quoting tired concepts
or rules only shows a lack of understanding for the variety in our lives".


Weekly Buy: Car Print Dress

 Car print is cool, well, all Prada S/S 2012 was cool. And us mortals have to see pictures and pictures of fashion editors and street style godesses wearing every piece from this collection and just drool over it.
Well, there is a humble alternative to it, a couple of dress print dresses you can get for less than 30 €.


Home, Bold and Beautiful Home

Blogs are packed with pictures of minimalist beautiful houses, most of them minimalist and perfectly
decored with glaring white walls. They are nice to see, but - in my opinion - they end up being all quite the same and lack personality. Therefore I always settle to more risky and bold colours when it comes to home decor, they give a home a stronger character and charm. So, play the color game if you dare to!

[source: TheDesignerPad]


Don't Play No Game That I Can´t Win

Graphic patterns, chilhood imagery and quirky prints combine in this story from Harper's Bazaar
Russia March. Captured by Natalia Alaverdian, model Daga Ziober sports and pulls off this
complicated outfits, even bringing a sophisticated touch to them.

Harper's Bazaar Russia
Photographer: Natalia Alaverdian
Model: Daga Ziober
Stylist: Natalie Joos


Lips As Pink As Cadillacs

Inspiration: Stephen Shore photography

Leather Lace-up Shoes: Topshop
T-Shirt, Trousers and Batman Ring: Romwe


Party On, Florence

Oh, didn't Florence Welch look a bit dreary on the NME Awards? Even though she received an award and there were so many other distinguished guests from the music business to mingle with during the event.

Among the people who attended you could spot:
[click the names to see their photocall shot]
Alexa Chung, Kate Moss and Jamie Hince, Pixie Geldof, Jarvis Cocker, Carl Barat 
(The Libertines, Dirty Pretty Things), Ladyhawke, Anna Calvi, Marina Diamandis 
(Marina & The Diamonds), the very casual Kaiser Chiefs, the very unpolluted Hurts 
and The Drums - the singer Jonathan Pierce is easy to identify due to his perpetual white socks-.

But as you can see, she didn't keep that face all night, and in the party she loosened up a bit and seems like she had a pretty good time. Dressed up in Moschino, Louboutins in one hand and cocktail in the other, I wouldn't mind to party like that either. (And yes, the girl behind on the right in the pic is Alexa Chung)


Pretty Girls Unmake Graves

What do you mean that Hitchcock won't give me a part?
You say he's dead? I don't care, that's not an excuse!
He'll see what a pretty young actress is up to!


Get the look: Teddy Girl of the 50's

The British Teddy Boys are a subculture formed by 50s rock ‘n roll dandies in long jackets and creepers. They were the first youth group in England to differentiate themselves as teenagers, helping create a youth market.

But parallel to this, there was a whole subculture of Teddy Girls (also knows as Judies).

They dressed much like their male counterparts, sporting short hair, pants, sharply cut suit jackets and flat shoes. Their choice of clothes wasn’t only for aesthetic effect: these girls were collectively rejecting post-war austerity.

They were young working-class women, often from Irish immigrant families who had settled in the poorer districts of London - Walthamstow, Poplar and North Kensington.

They would typically leave school at the age of 14 or 15, and work in factories or offices. Teddy Girls spent much of their free time buying or making their trademark clothes.

It was a head-turning, fastidious style from the fashion houses, which had launched haute-couture clothing lines recalling the Edwardian era.


Get some inspiration with these Ken Russell's pictures. In 1955, this photographer created a series called The Last of the Teddy Girls, which featured photographs taken against the war-torn backdrop of London’s East End.

These quiet portraits -a direct contrast to Russell’s later bombastic directorial style (Women in Love, The Devils, The Boyfriend and The Who’s rock opera Tommy)- are an unexpected and exceptional historical record of cool.

"They document both the attitude and innocence of 1950′s youth and are an embodiment of the rebellious nature that Russell possessed throughout his life."

Don't forget to pair all of it with the proper attitude!

[sources: 1 2 3 4]

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