Monday, May 9, 2011

Art & Style: Bugaboo meets Missoni


A few months ago I started looking for a stylish baby stroller for my (yet unborn) baby boy.
Had I seen this back then, it would have definitely been at the top of my list!

Bugaboo, known for their modern strollers, has teamed up with Italian fashion house Missoni to design and produce an exclusive Bugaboo + Missoni special collection.

Featuring two tailored designs — vibrant zigzags and a bright print block — and a Missoni signature knitted blanket, this collection will satisfy mommy fashionistas everywhere. The collection will be available in July 2011 at selected stores.



Thursday, May 5, 2011

MET GALA 11: What they wore...

The 63rd annual Costume Institute Gala was held on Monday night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The celebrating theme was the opening of the museum's new Alexander McQueen retrospective exhibition "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty", which was first unveiled in London by Anna Wintour and Samantha Cameron during the fashion week in February.

My favourite looks...

Gisele Bundchen in Alexander McQueen

Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen

Ashley Olsen in vintage Christian Dior couture

Diane Kruger in Jason Wu

Karl Lagerfeld in Tom Ford and Blake Lively in Chanel

Gwyneth Paltrow in Stella McCartney

Anna Dello Russo in Alexander McQueen

Jessica Alba in Ralph Lauren, Cash Warren
Jessica Stam in Tommy Hilfiger gown

Zoe Saldana in Calvin Klein




Monday, May 2, 2011

What designers said about Kate Middleton's dress...



Karl Lagerfeld: “[Middleton] is very elegant. The dress is classic and goes very well in the Westminster decor. It almost reminds me of (Queen) Elizabeth’s wedding, the royal weddings in the '50s. The proportion of the train is good. The lace is very pretty. I like the veil a lot.”

Christian Lacroix: “I like the dress very much, simpler than expected: A combination just in between 1956 Grace Kelly and 1947 Queen Elizabeth dress. I love the modest veil with the Queen Mother’s '30s scroll tiara and balanced volume of the whole gown. She’s radiant; she never was so beautiful. And Prince William’s red Irish uniform is gorgeous.”

Hubert de Givenchy: “The dress is very simple and very nice. The veil is a little flat, but because she has such a lovely face, she can afford to wear it this way. She is very pretty.

Donatella Versace: "Kate's dress was beautiful. She looked very regal."

Jason Wu: “I thought Catherine’s dress looked stunning. The details were very well done and I loved the emphasis on craftsmanship and the use of British talent. Her choice to pay tribute to Alexander McQueen was both touching and exciting.”

Viktor & Rolf: “Kate’s dress was simply elegant. Her hair down was a beautiful and natural touch, and the tiara was stunning. She looked as at ease as humanly possible and was radiant. Our compliments.”

Diane von Furstenberg: “The dress was beautiful. I think she is irresistible, she is so beautiful. I am happy it was McQueen. It was absolutely the right thing to do. They made [the dress] simple, so it wasn’t costumey but a beautiful evening gown. I was happy for Sarah, happy for the Met, and happy for McQueen."

Tory Burch: “Kate looked stunning. Choosing Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen reflects Kate’s modern aesthetic and style, but the handmade lace details and craftsmanship are a great nod to British tradition. The lace, the clean lines of the dress, Queen Elizabeth’s tiara — every detail was stunning.”

Donna Karan: “The dress was extremely elegant. For me, it wasn’t so much about the dress though, it was all about her. She was the most beautiful bride in the world.”

Oscar de la Renta: “She looked absolutely ravishing. She looked like a bride should look and she handled herself tremendously. And they look like a much loving couple. I am happy to see fresh blood coming into the family. It was a very traditional, beautiful dress which it needed to be for that kind of wedding. Most of all she devastated with her charm. Listen, she will wear anything and will look ravishing.”

Valentino: “I loved the dress . . . it was very simple and young even if a hint of Grace Kelly's dress spoke of 1950s! I loved the flounce on the back of the skirt and the little decoration all around the short veil. I loved the choice of the tiara: simple, pretty, very right for the dress and for her attitude . . . it was used almost as an hairpiece to keep the hair and the veil, not as a heavy decoration. Compared to the famous Diana’s dress, Diana’s was a dress of a fairy-tale princess . . . still a dress everybody remembers. Kate’s one is a very pretty, modern dress that will be copied everywhere but lacks that fairy-tale element. Today most of the new princesses are young, modern, nonroyal women who have clear ideas, independence from stiff protocol . . . they want to be themselves and not anymore a symbol of the crown.”

Royal Wedding dresses

Prince William told Kate Middleton, "you look beautiful" after he saw her and this is the truth! Three days after the Royal wedding and I can't stop looking at all these pictures from this fairytale wedding! Kate looked amazing in her dress designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen!













Here is a round up of what the family and the guests wore on that day...

Queen Elizabeth in hat, coat, and dress by Angela Kelly, her personal dresser

 Camilla Parker Bowles wowed at the royal wedding in a cream wide-brimmed Philip Treacy hat


Carole Middleton in Catherine Walker dress and coatdress (a favorite designer of Princess Diana's) with Jane Corbett hat

This couple was certainly the most stylish of the wedding!
David Beckham in Ralph Lauren Purple Label and Philip Treacy top hat, and Victoria Beckham in a modified version of Look #2 from her Fall 2011 collection, Philip Treacy hat, and custom Christian Louboutin shoes

Tara Palmer-Tomlinson in Deborah Milner dress and Philip Treacy hat

Princess Letizia of Spain 



English actress and wife of Lord Frederck Windsor, Sophie Winkleman.
The black asymmetrical Philip Treacy hat matched the elegance of her navy Giorgio Armani dress

Princess Beatrice wins for the most interesting headpiece of the wedding with a dramatic bow cream fascinator by Philip Treacy

Kate Middleton has changed into another dress, designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. The new dress is white satin gazar and strapless, with silver diamante embroidery at the waist and a circle skirt giving a similar silhouette to her wedding gown. Middleton paired it with a cropped angora sweater (which I personally didn't like at all)


Pippa was seen arriving at the evening reception in an emerald green Alice Temperley dress with rhinestone accents. She looked stunning!


The day after the wedding...

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge walk hand in hand from Buckingham Palace to a waiting helicopter as they leave for a secret honeymoon location.






Pippa Middleton and her family were spotted on their way out of the Goring Hotel. The Middletons looked freshfaced and happy on Saturday morning after all of the royal wedding festivities had come to a close.


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Art & Style: Dressed up for Easter

HAPPY EASTER!!!

Aren't you tired of the same old chocolate eggs every Easter? Vogue asked a number of créateurs to design their own version of an Easter egg, following a century old tradition started by the House of Fabergé.


 Using a sturdy glass base, the designer’s ethereal veiled lady began to take shape with some flower-cut lace trimmings and the help of a strong red pout.


 Creative director for Chanel Makeup Peter Philips used a trio of eggs as canvas for a beautifully made-up set of peepers and lips.


 Designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville crafted a biker-clad chicklet that looks runway-ready. 

The accessories designer’s bejeweled offering was inspired by Fabergé eggs. His lovingly hand-carved and gilded cone is crowned with quartz bijoux making for an alluring, other-worldly incarnation. Available by special order: eddieborgo.com


The milliner covered an ostrich egg in triangular-cut African shweshwe fabric and used grosgrain ribbon as seams for an eclectic patchwork look.
 
"The secret is out, I am button-obsessed and especially love mother of pearl buttons. I love how this very natural material can be so glamorous." Derian suggests The Garage as a great place to find antique buttons. 


Florist Meredith Waga-Perez arranged sequences of sumptuous greens and delicate lilac blooms for a lively egg-shaped garden.
Photos from Vogue.com

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I love: The Coveteur

”The Coveteur takes you inside the closets of internationally influential cultural forecasters, showing us what culminates in their personal style - one item at a time.”













Photos from The Coveteur