June 15, 2009

Glamoursly trashy

I know - what a (gramatically incorrect) oxymoron. But that's what came to my mind when I stumbled across these photos of Ana Beatriz Barros ages ago. Its from a 2003 editorial; but judging from the gorgeous styling, I could never guess its that old!

Source: Vogue España Dec 2003 via
The Fashion Box

Story of my life

Source: News from Fashion

June 14, 2009

Man style: non-traditional suits

I thought there wasn't such a thing as way too much eye candy until working on this post! A good-looking man in a classic suit is a lethal weapon; and when one wears suits that are as fashionable as these, its just too good to be true!

Source: popsugar.com

Moroccan Holiday

Source: Vogue Italia May '09 via http://luxurina.blogspot.com/

Stella McCartney for Adidas

- That's what Stella McCartney is. Don't these pictures just make you want to just get up and go? They sure inspire me to workout! Now, if only I could afford more of the Stella for Adidas line.....sigh!

Source: stylemaven.com, frillr.com, ohjoyblogs.com, friseurlier.com, shmcom.au, notcot.org, getoutdoors.com, telegraph.co.uk

June 12, 2009

Desert Rose

Source: fashionising.com

Biker Glam

Source: fashionising.com

June 10, 2009

Coppola's Marie Antoinette

This movie recieved a ton of negative reviews and press. A lot of it had to do with the fact that it did not focus on the historical aspect of the era, didn't show the beheading of the Queen etc.
Personally, I though it was phenomenal. I wasn't looking for a lesson in history and an uptight period film. Sofia Coppola meant for it to be a glimpse into the life of a troubled rich girl who was forced to leave her country at 17 and magically transform into an hier-producing Queen.
All the hedonistic activities, debauchery and self-indulgent behaviour displayed in the movie was Marie Antoinette's way of escapism. It is ridiculous that she lived in a luxurious bubble eating pastries and drinking champagne while the rest of France starved. But I don't think that was the point of the movie. And I don't think it's right to compare it to Lost in Translation either. Judging it on its own, in the artistic sense, it was brilliant.

Random things I loved/found interesting about this movie:
  • Coppola was given unprecedeted access to Versailles by the Government of France
  • Kirsten Dunst wore a total of 60 gowns
  • The palette of the movie was based on the colours of macaroons
  • Jason Shwartzman as King Louis XVI, providing comic relief
  • The Dutchess of Polignac - I would love to party with her
  • The array of footwear Manolo Blahnik designed esp. for the movie
  • The lavish desserts made for the movie by Ladurée
  • Count Fersen - yum!
  • The beautiful imagery of Versailles and the wardrobe (obviously!)
  • The daring soundtrack
Stills from the movie
At the Oscars where it won an Academy Award for Best Costume Design
Random magazine article and features
In Vogue US (one of my favourite issues)