Kate The Great

Kate The Great

kate moss 90s10 kate moss 90s14 kate moss 90s38You’ve probably already seen the winter cover of i-D featuring one of the best winks of all time, Kate Moss looking at us through her 1995 Calvin Klein ad photographed by Craig McDean. If you haven’t seen the cover, or didn’t care about it, or you don’t even recognize that photo – I recommend don’t waste your time reading the rest of the post because it’s purely about worshipping Kate Moss and my sacred book is made of her photos from 90’s.

Today, after a friend told me that her friend saw and met Kate Moss at a house party in Istanbul couple of days ago (?!?!?!, right??) I suddenly had a rush of feelings, I remembered how crazy I was for Kate Moss. And not just during my childhood, in 2006 when I was studying German at Goethe Institut in Bonn, they asked us to tell a story about our icon. When I finished my short paragraph about Kate the Great, people were looking at me blankly. First I thought it was my awful German, but then I realized nobody knew her. NOBODY! That’s probably one of the main reasons I’ve hated German and didn’t continue the courses. Something like that would never happen in a French course, right?

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Everlasting Gatsby

??????????????? miafarrow in great gatsby20s (3) I don’t get why the most glamourous fashion movement ever went out of style at some point, like why don’t we wear pearl and rhinestone headpieces, flapper dresses and feather coverups all year long? No other decade could top the 20’s, and I don’t believe anything else will be able to. I’m just like Gil in Midnight in Paris, hopelessly stuck in the era – luckily for the past 2 years we are able to adjust and keep it alive thanks to the vicious cycle of fashion and also to The Great Gatsby the most.

I still haven’t watched the movie, which kept us waiting for more than a year, it still haven’t opened in Canada – but we’ve all been exposed to its fashion excessively, something I’m not sure if is good for the movie or not. But what I’m sure is that it works very well with our wedding – prom season gusto. Let’s embrace this magnificent era in every way possible – headbands, jewelry, dresses, shoes, bags and more…

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Orient Express

orient inspired editorialsorient on the runway orient shoppingIf I were to make a public opinion poll (among fashion public of course) about the biggest trend that is taking hold of our wardrobes and magazine pages; the answer would be obvious: modern minimalism. (Gotch’ya.) But if I were to ask the most powerful influence on fabrics, cuts and prints; the answer is inarguably the oriental inspiration.Whether you associate it with satin, dragons, assymetrical skirts, getas, floral embroideries, kimonos, sumo belts or chopsticks – it has probably already had you under its spell.

While – I have to admit yet again – Zara has everything you can search for; I recommend you to hit etsy or local vintage shops for genuine kimonos. If you are ready to splurge; Haider Ackermann and Damir Doma are, in my opinion, the leaders of the trend this season. There are also the Prada shoes, but… you know, I can not ask anyone to grab a pair and wear them to..well..anywhere. Kudos to people who can pull THAT off, meanwhile, let’s see my little shopping guide for asian inspired fashion (and some street style photos from the pros to guide through the way.)

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Having a Denim Affair

Hey folks. Here I am to discuss one of the biggest problems of our century: Is denim on denim cool or tacky? It would have been so much better if I could open the argument with a photo of my dad wearing denim on denim, unfortunately I don’t have access to family photo albums right now, so you just have to imagine it. I know, shame.

The furthest I could go was this, light denim on white denim. Which basically isn’t like denim on denim to me. But I don’t understand; we can wear black on black, white on white, even prints on prints now. What makes this American tent canvas so special yet equally disturbing that its impossible to combine together? Even after its officially declared as a trend, more than half of the population is unsure. I’ve made totally reliable surveys.

I personally like denim on denim IF its weared by the right people, with the right pieces and the right shades. It’s like rocket science. I don’t think I could ever do it, but I have to state that the styles and oufits I like the most are usually the ones that I couldn’t or wouldn’t wear myself – because I don’t think I could pull it off. This is no exception. I mean, how could I possibly look near as cool as Jenna Lyons?

Need you some denim now? Shop some denim below:

1) TOPSHOP Moto Acid Wash Jeans – £38.00

2) Vintage Levi’s Ripped Sleeveless Denim Shirt – £14.00

3) TOPSHOP Sleeveless Denim Jacket – £35.00

4) Buffalo by David Bitton Pure Blue Wash Skinny Jeans “Gisele” – $108.00

5) Motel Octavia Top – £28.00

6) H&M Acid Wash Stretch Jeans – TRY 49.95

7) ZARA Wide Leg Jeans – TRY 99.95

8) ZARA Ripped Baggy Jeans – TRY 99.95

9) IRO Armon Denim Shirt – $217.00

10) Diesel FlairLegg Jeans – €130.00

11) Vintage 90’s Denim Sleeveless Tank Blouse – $34.00

12) Buffalo by David Bitton Flare Jeans “Ferria” – $99.00

13) ASOS Reclaimed Vintage Levi’s Boyfriend Jeans in Dark Stonewash – £50.00

Back to the Future #2

Back to the Future #2

I don’t know if you remember the first “Back to the Future” post which I compared 30 splendid vintage gowns that resemble, or maybe even inspired, the most remarkable or recent red carpet looks, but I do, and I’ve never enjoyed another post as much as that one.

Without further ado I present to you Back to the Future Vol#2 – another 30 remarkable red carpet looks, another 30 vintage gowns that are on sale!

1) Cate Blanchett in John Galliano at Academy Awards – 80’s Beaded Black Silk Gown with Sheer and Embroidered Back – $79.00

2) Mila Kunis in Elie Saab at Academy Awards – 40’s Lavender Sequined Lace Dress – $180.00

3) Scarlett Johannson in Elie Saab at Golden Globe Awards – 80’s Beaded Champagne Gown – $145.00

4) Jennifer Lawrence in Ralph Lauren at The Hunger Games Premiere - Carmen Marc Valvo Couture 90’s Gold Lace Evening Gown – $95.00

5) Natalie Portman in Lanvin at Golden Globe Awards - Jessica McClintock 80’s Iridescent Magenta Matte Strapless Satin Evening Gown – $35.00

6) Kate Bosworth in Prabal Gurung at Vanity Fair Oscar Party – 80’s The Starry Night Dress – €39.90

7) Ashley Olsen in Vintage Christian Dior at The Met Gala – 80’s Flamboyant Black and White Cocktail Dress – $49.00

8) Rooney Mara in Givenchy Couture at Academy Awards – Victor Costa 70’s Silk Goddess Gown – $625.00

9) Michelle Willams in Vera Wang at Academy Awards - 70’s Sweet Sorbet Yellow Grecian Gown – $64.00

10) Florence Welch in Valentino at Academy Awards – 70’s Dusty Rose Victorian Style Lace Dress – $120.00

11) Lea Michele in Oscar de la Renta at Golden Globe Awards – 80’s Satin Pink Huge Bow Pleated Black Gown – $98.00

12) Julianne Moore in Chanel at Golden Globe Awards – Lillie Rubin 80’s Draped Black Crepe Evening Dress with Ruffles – $69.99

13) Zoe Saldana in Marios Schwab at Vanity Fair Oscar Party – 60’s Black Chiffon Sheer Silver Glitter Evening Gown – $165.00

14) Michelle Williams in Jason Wu at Golden Globe Awards – 80’s Black Velvet Floral Long Sleeved Backless Evening Dress – $44.00

15) Jessica Chastain in Calvin Klein at SAGA – 50’s Bright Blue Hourglass Evening Gown with Mermaid Hem – $125.00

16) Ariel Winter in Dolce&Gabbana at Golden Globe Awards – 50’s Lavender Purple Tulle and Black Lace Dress – $189.99

17) Julie Bowen in Reem Acra at Golden Globe Awards – 50’s Dusky Pink Satin Lace Party Gown – $108.00

18) Reese Witherspoon in Zac Posen at Golden Globe Awards – Victor Costa Sculptural Red Strapless Gown – $295.00

19) Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad at Academy Awards – 30’s Blush Pink Satin Dress with Subtle Stripes – $225.00

20) Jessica Chastain in Monique Lhuillier at Coriolanus Premiere – Vintage Metallic Lace Evening Gown – $188.00

21) Alexandra Edenborough in Roberto Cavalli at Academy Awards – 70’s Strapless Vintage Sequined Gown – $85.00

22) Rachel Zoe in Marc Jacobs at The MET Gala – 60’s Chiffon Empire Waist Jeweled Gown – $338.00

23) Meryl Streep in Lanvin at Academy Awards – 80’s Metallic Copper Sequin Covered Silk Open Back Evening Dress – $129.99

24) Viola Davis in Marchesa at SAGA – 50’s Gold Long Rose Designed Strapless Evening Gown – £250.00

25) Sandra Bullock in Jenny Peckham at Golden Globe Awards – 50’s Pink Satin & Lace Long Party Dress – $255.00

26) Kyra Sedgwick in Emilio Pucci at SAGA – Victor Costa Red Velvet and Satin Gown – $298.00

27) Kate Beckinsale in Roberto Cavalli at Golden Globe Awards - Jessica McClintock Lace Strapless Wedding Gown – $248.00

28) Milla Jovovich in Salvatore Ferragamo at The Three Musketeers Premiere – Sequin Trophy Draped Gown with Low Cut Back – $135.00

29) Evan Rachel Wood in Elie Saab at Emmys – 40’s Black Lace Full Line Gown with Boned, Beaded and Sequin Bodice – £160.00

30) Kate Hudson in Oscar de la Renta at Bride Wars Premiere – 50’s Black & White Cocktail Dress with Full Skirt and Nipped Waist – $265.00