Thursday, January 31, 2013

INSPIRATION Helmut Newton Vogue 1964... Louis Vuitton AD FW 2010||11

A beautiful photo shoot by Helmut Newton for the September issue of Vogue France is featuring a gorgeous total look by Chanel with a sable cape, a black velvet dress and a pair of two-toned slingbacks [left]. A similar set has been created for the Louis Vuitton advertisement campaign for FW 2010||11, photographed by Steven Meisel [right].

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

INTO THE ARCHIVES... Gianni Versace FW 1997||98 and Versace FW2012||13

Sometimes a designer's sister does research in the archives of her big brother's collections and re-proposes or even evolves themes into contemporary fashion.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

INSPIRATION Irving Penn 1968... Saint Laurent SS||2013

A very typical west coast bohemian-chic look of the end-sixties, photographed by Irving Penn for Vogue America and interpreted by model Ann Turkel who is wearing a Victor Jaris for Cuddlecoat cape [left], ...and an outfit of Hedi Slimane's debut collection for Saint Laurent Paris [right].

Friday, January 25, 2013

INSPIRATION Cher by Richard Avedon 1969... Dolce&Gabbana FW 2011||12

Wonderful singer and style icon of her time Cher, photographed by Richard Avedon for Vogue US in 1969 wearing a short t-shirt dress with a black and white star pattern [left]... and Dolce&Gabbana's FW 2011||12 twinkle twinkle collection [right].

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

INSPIRATION Marilyn Monroe 1952... Dolce&Gabbana SS||2013

An extremely amusing picture of sex symbol and fashion icon Marilyn Monroe in a potato sack dress, created by costume designer Travilla and photographed by Earl Theisen in 1952 [left]… could have been on the mood and inspiration board of Dolce&Gabbana for SS||2013 [right].

Sunday, January 20, 2013

INSPIRATION Guy Bourdin 1968... Nathaniel Goldberg 2009

Model Cynthia Korman in a wonderful Pierre Cardin outfit photographed by Guy Bourdin for Vogue Paris in 1968 [left]... and a picture of Stella Tennant by Nathaniel Goldberg wearing Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci [right].

Saturday, January 19, 2013

INSPIRATION Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson 1936... Yves Saint Laurent FW 2012||13

Wallis Simpson, famous for her quote 'You can never be too rich or too thin", photographed in 1936 wearing a wonderful silk dress with a sensual calle pattern [left]…  might have inspired Stefano Pilati to create a similar calle print for hits last Yves Saint collection for FW 2012||13 [right]. Wallis Simpson was an American socialite whose third husband, Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom and the Dominions, abdicated his throne to marry her.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

INSPIRATION Richard Avedon 1969... Gucci SS||2013

Sixties maxi floral patterns are back at Gucci for SS||2012 [right]... as also seen in this photo shoot by  by Richard Avedon for Vogue US in 1969, featuring top model Berkley Johnson in a transcendental attitude [left].

Saturday, January 12, 2013

INSPIRATION Moncler Gamme Rouge FW 2012||13... Osklen SS||2013

The wonderful outdoor and cocoon wear of Moncler Gamme Rouge's FW 2012||13 collection, designed by Giambattista Valli, romantically covered with photos of snow-capped peaks [left]... might have been an inspiration for Osklen's  summer capes [right].

Sunday, January 6, 2013

LOVE IT| WISH IT|| SHOP IT... the Acne Studios 'Laurie Pistachio Mix" bag

I just have fallen in love with the Acne Studios 'Laurie" bag my mom has given me for Christmas [a black version of it]. Today I find on Acne's online shop a wonderful new color combination in light pastels and black, and I want this one too....

Friday, January 4, 2013

INSPIRATION Marilyn Monroe 1962... Sportmax SS||2013

An amazing picture of sex symbol and fashion icon Marilyn Monroe [left] photographed by Bert Stern in 1962, year that tragically wil become the year of her death. This picture, with her holding a transparent foulard with a graphic pattern, could have been on the mood and inspiration board of the design team of Sportmax for the SS||2013 collection [right].

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

INSPIRATION Vogue Paris 1966... Louis Vuitton SS||2013

The Louis Vuitton fashion show [right] has been one of the most amazing shows seen during PFW and one of the collections with many promising iconic looks for SS||2013, launching the second crucial pattern of the season: the 'Damier" or chess pattern [the nr. one pattern would be stripes of cause]. The inspiration for this season lies for sure also [see previous post on Prada] in the sixties, as we can see in this picture by Terence Donovan, taken for Vogue Paris in 1966 [left].