Thursday, May 27, 2010

INSPIRATION Bianca Jagger in Roy Halston... Chloé FW2009//10

...beautiful volumes and tasseled ends... Bianca Jagger in and with Roy Halston [left] and two Chloé FW 2009//10 outfits [right]... I'd say quiet the same!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

INSPIRATION Balenciaga 1955... PRADA FW 2008//9

...a beautiful Balanciaga outfit from 1955 [center] and its reinterpretation for FW 2008//9 by Prada [left and right]...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

INSPIRATION Céline silhouette SS//2010 ... Chloé and FW 2010//11

This Céline SS//2010 silhouette [left] is so beautiful that others had to notice it for their FW 2010//11 Chloé and Lanvin [right].

Sunday, May 16, 2010

INSPIRATION Vogue 1972 ...VOGUE 2008

A beautiful Ossie Clark dress in a Vogue photo shoot in 1972 [left]... and a picture by Steven Meisel for Vogue in 2008 [right].

Friday, May 14, 2010


ex·ec·u·tive: noun [ig-zek-yuh-tiv]
During the late 70ties, as more women took on highly paid jobs traditionally held by men, 'executive' dress for women became part of the general fashion picture. It consisted of tailored suits and jackets, often in pinstripe fabric, worn either with a men shirt and tie, a turtleneck or knotted silk scarf at the neck.

Vogue photo shoot 1986 [left] and a Chloé outfit for FW 2010/11 [right]... and notice the 'one hand in my pocket' style!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

INSPIRATION Harpers Bazar 1953 ...PRADA FW 2010//11

A wonderful Tom Palumbo photography taken in 1953 for Harper's Bazaar... and an outfit of Prada's FW 2010//11 collection.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

INSPIRATION Ettore Sottsass 1981... BALENCIAGA FW 2010//11

The porcelain lamp ASHOKA by Ettore Sottsass from 1981 [left] might have been the inspiration for the multicolor block stripes dress by Balenciaga [right].
Ettore Sottsass (1917–2007) was an Italian architect and designer of the late 20th century. His body of designs included furniture, jewellery, glass, lighting and office machine design. In 1981, Sottsass and an international group of young architects and designers, came together to form the Memphis Group. A night of drinking and listening to Bob Dylan’s ‘’Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again’’ gave the group its name. Memphis was launched with a collection of 40 pieces of furniture, ceramics, lighting, glass and textiles which featured fluorescent colors, slick surfaces, intentionally lop-sided shapes and squiggley laminate patterns. The group's colourful, ironic pieces were considerably different from his earlier, more strictly modernist work, and that was hailed as one of the most characteristic examples of Post-modernism in design and the arts.
Sottsass described Memphis in a 1986 Chicago Tribune article: "Memphis is like a very strong drug. You cannot take too much. I don't think anyone should put only Memphis around: It's like eating only cake."

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


cas-u-al-ness: noun (kaz̸h′o̵̅o̅ əl) freedom of constrain; careless grace; everyday...
Unquestionably casual is the right definition for these three total black outfits from Calvin Klein [left] Chloé [center] and Stella McCartney [right]. Sweaters and pants we do not see very often on the catwalk.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

INSPIRATION Grey Gardens 1975... CHLOé FW 2010//11

Edith Bouvier Beales...the mood, the colors... so 70ties
Grey Gardens is a 1975 documentary film by Albert Maysles and David Maysles. The film depicts the everyday lives of the two Edith Beales, a reclusive socialite mother and daughter of the same name who lived at Grey Gardens, a decrepit mansion at 3 West End Road in the wealthy Georgica Pond neighborhood of East Hampton. The film was screened at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival , but was not entered into the main competition. "Big Edie" Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale were the aunt and first cousin of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. The two women lived together at Grey Gardens for decades with limited funds, resulting in squalor and almost total isolation. In the fall of 1971 and throughout 1972, their living conditions—their house was infested by fleas, inhabited by numerous cats and raccoons, deprived of running water, and filled with garbage and decay—were exposed as the result of an article in the National Enquirer and a cover story in New York Magazine after a series of inspections by the Suffolk County Health Department. With the Beale women facing eviction and the razing of their home, in the summer of 1972 Jacqueline Onassis and her sister Lee Radziwill provided the necessary funds to stabilize and repair the dilapidated house so that it would meet Village codes.
Albert and David Maysles became interested in their story and received permission to film a documentary about the women, which was released in 1976 to wide critical acclaim. Their direct cinema technique left the women to tell their own stories.