Tuesday 27 August 2013

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    Enduring Love :: Balenciaga spring/summer 2006.

    In love with another Nicolas Ghesquière creation!

    Photographer: Paolo Roversi.

    Designer: Balenciaga spring/summer 2006.

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    Tuesday 27 August 2013

    {white inspiration} #6

     

    Beautiful and masterful :: A classic collection by Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga spring/summer 2006.

    Valentino Spring 2013 RTW

    Image: Balenciaga under Nicolas Ghesquiere, Spring/Summer 2006.

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    Monday 19 August 2013

    {white inspiration} #4

     

    Floating by in a Giambattista Valli gown.  

    Giambattista Valli is an Italian fashion designer from Rome, Italy.
    His collections, both ready to wear and Couture are presented during the fashion week in Paris.

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    Wednesday 14 August 2013

    {white inspiration} #1

     

    In honour of Diner en Blanc, I thought I’d post a beautiful white image each day.

    Image: detail Dolce & Gabbana.

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    Saturday 20 July 2013

    Valentino :: Paris Haute Couture spring/summer 2013

     

    Le silence de tournesols ~ the silence of sunflowers.

    Breath-taking dresses of luxe embroidery, crystal beading, cording, lace of multi-colored flowers and hand-painted organza from Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli for the Valentino spring summer 2013 Haute Couture collection is magical.  The collection was inspired by  labyrinths, where nature meets architecture and science meets spiritual rebirth.

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    Style revealed the incredible skill involved in creating these gowns.

    One  extraordinary dress featured layer upon layer of organza, embroidered with butterflies and birds, the whole lot wrapped in a tulle cage scrolled with crepe piping. According to the notes, it took 500 hours of hand-rolling to produce the piping in just one dress. One roller apparently developed carpal tunnel syndrome during the production of the collection. There were plenty more such examples of artisanal effort ~ it took 850 hours to embroider an organza jacket and skirt.

    The analogy the designers employed was a garden, where you see the grace and delicacy, but you never smell the gardener’s sweat. “Couture has to be magical,” insisted Piccioli, and that clearly included the power to make the graft disappear.

    Images via Fab Fashion Fix

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    Tuesday 16 July 2013

    a dress to die for!

     

    With so much workmanship to swoon over, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have crafted a gown that is perfect for a sultry princess ~ I’m lusting after this Valentino dress.


    {Photogragher} Vladimir Potop

    Valentino :: Paris Haute Couture spring/summer 2013

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    Sunday 7 October 2012

    chloé spring 2013

     

    Sequins and ruffles, sheer pleats and pretty eyelet trim ~ a pretty springtime collection from Chloé.

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    {Images : photography by Moncia Feudi for vogue.com via This is Glamorous}

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    Sunday 7 October 2012

    Valentino Spring 2013

     

    Delicate embroidery, intricate beading and brocade ~ the valentino spring collection was full of creations inspired by memories of Rome.

    a collection that trod its own path, an authentically Roman road back to a point in the Italian forties and fifties that resonates gently with the the way of the world now. Think of raven-haired, voluptuous “passionatas” in their slips and devout Catholic ladies on their way to mass—and then lay them aside for a second. Sarah Mower, Vogue

    Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccoli’s Spring 2013 collection for Valentino at Paris Fashion Week.

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    {Images : photography by yannis vlamos for vogue.com}

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    Wednesday 3 October 2012

    I just can’t get enough of…

     

    Alexander McQueen!

    {Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2011/12 Collection}

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    Wednesday 3 October 2012

    An ode to “The Ice Queen and Her Court”

     

    Ice queen inspiration :: Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2011/12 Collection ~ I’m coveting it all!

    “I was thinking about an ice queen. Someone strong and noble and romantically powerful.”

    Sarah Burton describing her Alexander McQueen’s Fall/Winter 2011 collection.

    Inspired by ‘The Ice Queen and her Court’

    the muse of the collection is strong yet beautiful, regal yet romantic – all beautifully translated into the collection.

    And there was a Gothic Ice Queen along with bondage harnesses and exposed zippers that graced the catwalk.

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    {Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2011/12 Collection. Visit the official Alexander McQueen website, here.}

     

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