Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Living in Style: Rue Magazine Issue No.2

Rue Magazine is here...  I wanted to share with you pictures from the second issue of my favourite online magazine. It is has plenty of inspirational ideas, amazing home tours and great tips from interior designers, bloggers and people with taste and love for design.

This time I have selected "white chic" images from the fashion designer Katie Ermilio's house. I hope you enjoy it!

Images from Rue Magazine Nov/December Holiday Issue, by photographer Jamie Beck

Monday, November 29, 2010

Valentino for Gap Collection

One more collaboration... How exciting! I love it when the big designer houses use their talent and their creativity to collaborate with a high street brand.
Now anyone will be able to buy something designed by Valentino...

"We love mixing different cultures and we have been excited to mix gap's timeless essentials with our roman culture of couture," the label's designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli explained. "It brings together the iconic world of Valentino and Gap's fashion staples, synthesising the current trend of combining luxury with basics."

The seven-piece collection, which was launched to celebrate the opening of Gap's first Italian store last week in Milan, arrived at Gap in London- as well as Dover Street Market and Colette in Paris on November 27.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Christmas Gift Guide: For Him

Something for him this Christmas

Swatch watch, €50, www.colette.fr
The New Gent by Swatch? It's the Gent but in maxi version! After the success of the classic Gent, here are 10 new models which are larger and even more beautiful! Bravo for the color combination, collectible without a doubt! 

Zeiss Video Eyewear, €500, www.colette.fr
The new video eyewear from Carl Zeiss is your take-along personal video screen and mobile TV. In the future, you'll be able to watch any movie anywhere.

Maison Martin Margiela Tshirt, €145, www.colette.fr
Mini collection of Maison Martin Margiela made up of tee-shirts and shirts dedicated to old cars.

Dries Van Noten scarf, €200, www.brownsfashion.com
Add interest to a simple pair of jeans and t-shirt combination with Dries Van Noten’s Printed Silk Scarf. Perfect for a hit of bold colour.

Marc by Marc Jacobs headphones, €75, www.net-a-porter.com
Headphones in style in a great bright colour.

Polaroid Camera, €140, www.colette.fr 
This my favourite gift for him!
The Impossible project proudly presents carefully saved, refurbished and tested Polaroid cameras in a very limited Special Edition, designed by Paul Giambarba, who created the iconic look of Polaroid from 1957 to 1977.

CD Various Artists, €28, www.colette.fr
The 10th volume of the series, which began almost 10 years ago, comes along now at the beginning of a new decade. A simple black and white sleeve for a very colorful world: on the first CD we find the selections of Michel Gaubert and Marie Branellec. 

Paul Smith bag, €315, www.paulsmith.co.uk
Paul Smith, canvas bag printed with an 'interior' shot of a suitcase and contents.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Christmas Gift Guide: For her

Perfect finds for the serious fashionista


Chanel bag, from €1800, www.chanel.com
The perfect gift ! Love the red color as it is more Christmasy!

Smythson diary, €47, www.smythson.com 
The iconic portable Panama diary was first introduced by Frank Smythson in 1908, and remains virtually unchanged today, with its distinctive, durable, flexible floppy leather binding and gilt-edged featherweight paper, recognizable the world over. 

Kate Spade bracelet, €69, www.katespade.com
This vintage-inspired typewriter keys, sends a whimsical message with great panache (consider it the last word in retro chic).

Kate Spade iphone case, €29, www.katespade.com
Kate Spade has dressed up functional cases exclusively for the iphone with her signature colours and playful designs. 

Anya Hindmarch clutch, €290, www.anyahindmarch.com 
Give a festive look to your outfit with this sparkling evening clutch bag. 

Μarni necklace, €285, www.marni.com
A stylish gift for a real fashionista!

Bulgari ring, €300, http://us.bulgari.com 
SAVE THE CHILDREN 1-band ring in sterling silver with black ceramic is a perfect gift for a conscientous buyer.

Lanvin Tshirt, €40, stylelimitededition.myshopify.com
This is a limited collection of T-shirts in colaboration with famous designers.

YSL ring,€140, www.net-a-porter.com
Team this molten accessory with a printed dress to bring boho-luxe to your fall wardrobe.
Christian Louboutin, €660, www.brownsfashion.com
Take a walk on the wild side this season in Christian Louboutin’s luxe ‘Dorepi’ 120 Pony skin Courts.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Lanvin for H&M collection launch

At last, the Lanvin for H&M collection hits the stores on November 23rd! We are just a few hours before the big day and I bet there will be mile-long queues outside every H&M store!

Here's my favourite selection for women

...and for men

Friday, November 19, 2010

Shoot of the week: Maximum Overdrive

I just got my December issue of Elle, I sinked into my armchair and I enjoyed every page of the magazine! I wanted to share this shoot with you because I LOVE the styling and the energy ot the shoot. So colourful, so stylish with really unique accessories.

The photographer is Terry Tsiolis (one of my favourite photographers) and the stylist is Lester Garcia.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Living in Style: Framed photography obsession

White wall, black frames, white background, black & white photographs!

Create your own art / photography gallery on a plain white wall and give yourself something to marvel at every day. This doesn't have to be in your living room, it's equally impressive and adds something extra to any space (bedroom, kitchen, dining room, office, shop, etc.). It also doesn't have to be on a wall - try the floor or on shelves, you can get as creative as you want!

You can either buy works of great photographers that inspire you, download photos or use your own and DIY your way to your own black & white gallery.

Either way, here are a few examples to get to started.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Trend Report: Fur obsession

Fur is this season's instant glamour hit and nothing will keep you warmer. 
Karl Lagerfeld made us more conscientious and everyone is talking about Faux fur which has become a lot more desirable.

ACNE leather and shearling jacket, 1650€, www.net-a-porter.com
LANVIN fox fur earmuffs, 945€, www.brownsfashion.com
INES & MARECHAL fox fur coat, 2.025€, www.mytheresa.com
TOPSHOP faux fur clutch, 58€, us.topshop.com
HALSTON HERITAGE faux fur gilet, 450€, www.net-a-porter.com
JAEGER LONDON faux fur jacket, 210€, www.my-wardrobe.com
ISABEL MARANT fur coat, 3.978€, www.mytheresa.com
ELIZABETH & JAMES fur skirt, 89€, www.mytheresa.com
YSL fox fur, 1595€, www.mytheresa.com

Get inspired...

This Isabel Marant coat is so beautifull!

Photos from style.com, the Sartorialist, Stockholm-streetstyle.com

Friday, November 12, 2010

I LOVE: Grace Kelly

Oh how much I love these pictures of Grace Kelly! I love her style and her beauty! 
She always looks so elegant like a real Princess :) 

These photos were taken by Howell Conant, who was Grace's favourite and became the Royal family of Monaco photographer after Grace married Rainier. These shots are from a vacation she took with her elder sister Peggy in 1955, and were shot for Collier's magazine. It was Grace's idea that Conant join them in Jamaica to do the shoot there.



"I would like to be remembered as someone who accomplished useful deeds, and who was a kind and loving person. I would like to leave the memory of a human being with a correct attitude and who did her best to help others."
Grace Kelly