December 29, 2011

Giambattista Valli granted highest fashion honor

I called it, didn't I? I'm sorry to brag, but I feel as if a pair of shoes I bought was featured in Vogue a month later! I feel my personal taste validated by a higher authority. Why, you may ask? Well, my "new love", Giambattista Valli, turned out to be the Fédération Française de la Couture's new love as well!

Even though his first couture collection, as an guest member, was only last July, la Fédération has already granted him the official status of Couturier (a honor that usually takes "guest members" about five years to get). This is a first! And although it was, of course, done as an strategic commercial move to get some young blood injected into the archaic couture system, it is, nonetheless a highest of honors and, I believe, it was bestowed on a most deserving recipient!

December 28, 2011

Lady Gaga married the night!

This post is long overdue!... I give you my take on Lady Gaga's latest video, the self-directed, self-starred, 14 minute movie, a.k.a. Marry the Night.

I think it's genius, and if you don't get it, like I bet no one does, you can watch the whole explanation here, like I did. It will save you a lot of head scratching!

But now, let's get down to business. Fashion credits! The styling was, of course, by Nicola Formichetti. In his website he gives you the most scrupulous fashion credits. I, on the other hand, will give you the condensed version.

Number one, the hospital robes and nurses' uniforms, all by Calvin Klein. The shoes, just like Gaga says it herself, custom Giuseppe Zanotti.

Number two, all the ballet outfits, which I love, are by Atsuko Kudo.

Number three, the whole denim-glitter number, shoes included, by Atelier Versace.

...Many outfits later, vintage Moschino suit. I adore it!

To top it all, the hat we're all wondering about (ok, the hat I was wondering about), by Void Of Course.

The very last scene, features Lady Gaga in a Paco Rabanne outfit out of a collection that, let's face it, was practically made for her.

And that's that! Hope you like it as much as I did!

PS. The scene with the cheerios, the most decadent thing I've seen Gaga do. And that's saying a lot!
PS2. I loved the scene with the cheerios!

December 27, 2011

Super model reunions

This music video by Duran Duran of their song "Girl Panic!", sent to me originally by my friend Istuo, features the fantastic four of the catwalks, Naomi, Cindy,  Eva and Helena, playing members of the band. It's hilarious!!

The sexy rocker outfits are all by big names, including Dolce and Gabbana, Giles, Ann Demeulemeester, Ralph Lauren, among others; and a couple of those names actually appear on screen, Dolce and Gabbana, the designers themselves, make cameos as fashion editors.

And it seems that on screen is not the only place supermodels get together. Change Cindy and Naomi for Claudia, and you've got yourself last September's Vogue Spain cover! They're even wearing Dolce and Gabbana! Apparently, as the French would put it, L'Union fait la force.

December 21, 2011

Chanel Paris-Bombay

Yes, it's been over a month, I'm aware of that, and I'm sorry! But my graduation is finally over I can now officially commit to my blog! And, yes, I am aware that the Chanel pre-fall collection has been around for two weeks, but as you may guess, my special predilection for the maison won't let this collection go unnoticed! So here it is! Better late than never...

 So this is Bombay as viewed through the double C shaped glass, right? Don't you love the way Karl is always able to Chanel-things-up? I bet he could make a Chanel-Volcano-Apocalypse collection and pull it off splendidly! Oh, wait, he kinda already has. Point proven!

This collection was just a wonderful explosion of eastern decadence and pearls. Best part about Paris-Bombay? He's never been to India!... You gotta love him! Here you have my favorite looks!

Last, my absolute favorite, *someone, please, get it for me for Christmas*...

That's it for today. It's good to be back!... Expect more, soon.