Monday, February 23, 2015

INSPIRATION 'Pretty Woman" 1990... Christian Dior HC SS||2015

Could a cheep hooker dress ever be the inspiration for a Haute Couture collection? Well, yes. The super sexy Julia Roberts was wearing an explicit outfit, accessorised with over knee patent leather boots, while attending clients on Hollywood Boulevard [left] in the movie 'Pretty Women". A similar dress with similar boots was showcased at Christian Dior HC SS||2015 in January in Paris [right]. Oh là là!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

INSPIRATION No. 21 SS|| 2015… Proenza Schouler FW 2015||16

As a famous statement t-shirt says: ‘Italians do it better!”… they do it in advance to others too. The beautiful black leather bow mules created for SS|| 2015 by Alessandro Dell’Acqua for his label No.21 [left],  might have been more than an inspiration to a quiet similar felt version showcased by Proenza Schouler yesterday in New York [right]. Something of the original gorgeousness has got lost in the translation, but the stockings are beautiful. 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

INSPIRATION ‘The Royal Tenenbaums” 2001… Lacoste FW 2015||16

The extremely fashionable characters that Wes Anderson features in his movies continue to inspire fashion designers and their collections. This time it is the turn of ‘The Royal Tenenbaums”, which suggested some outfits for the latest collection of Felipe Oliveira Baptista for Lacoste FW 2015||16 [all rights]. Yesterday, during the New York Fashion Week, we could watch walk down the catwalk versions of Margot and Chas Tenenbaum [all lefts]. Margot’s original little polo dress is actually a Lacoste, while it seems a weird idea to base a Lacoste outfit on an Adidas tracksuit.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

INTO THE ARCHIVES … Valentino Garavani 1971 and Valentino HC SS||2015

A beautiful Angelica Huston on the cover of the Februrary issue of Italian Vogue is wearing a Valentino Garavani outfit [left], that could have been an inspiration to this romantic gown shown during the last Valentino haute couture defilé [right] designed by Pierpaolo Piccioli an Maria Grazia Chiuri.

Thursday, February 5, 2015


The love for similarities and discovering them is the essence of my blog... so how could I not become totally infatuated with the amazing TASTE OF RUNWAY, created by the talented Anna Marconi. In her inspiring food and fashion editorials Anna prepares visually delightful dishes inspired by her love for fashion and seasonal runway looks. One of her new segments features not only outfits  from the catwalk but also the ones of her friends. This week I had the privilege to become one of her recipes, a delicious ‘Arroz with leche”... Thank you Anna!