August 11, 2009

The Best of...

what lies ahead!
Although we still think in terms of mini dresses and bikinis, we can not deny the evidence: the winter is just around the corner. In forward you the very best of everything that lies ahead. Our list of the Marc Jacobs opens that far from 80 years to revisit the use of colors and elegant lady winks. Insurmountable.

Although it is not merely a collection of autumn-winter 2010 resort but the first sample of the reborn Vionnet is a current, stylish, sensitive, and drawn up the legacy of the designer.

Marc Jacobs again, this time for Louis Vuitton, wasted pouring fresh creativity. But how is it that impossible mix volumes, and ochentera elements reminiscent of the cartoons without dying in the attempt.

Leaving aside (finally) the futuristic aesthetic, Balenciaga takes the best of the legacy of the creator to give a tribute to the master collection Guetaria. Feminine, optimistic and decisive.

Chloé has become the best ambassador for the naïve and romantic aesthetics without falling into obvious. This winter we are again with a surprising collection pure, clean and full of subtle details.

Unrelated to the rumors that place him as the successor of Lagerfeld at the helm of Chanel, Albert Elbaz updates the mystery and sophistication of 40 years in key twenty-first century for Lanvin.

Olivier Theyskens draws a dreamlike and magical night with divas and somewhat stylized Gothic in his collection for Nina Ricci.

Far from sinking into autohomenaje, Alexander McQueen evolves not only in its dramatic style and sumptuous, but rather about a more conceptual own positions of Japanese designers.

As if a queen of snow were contemporary, Rodarte's wife for the next winter is cold but close. The Mulleavy sisters have become one of the most creative couples circuit fashion.

The circle closes, of course, Miuccia Prada, that by next winter rewrites the austere aesthetic, almost post-war, built from rough fabrics and patterns and very strong arms.

August 9, 2009


If you ask me what I am thinking about him, I could tell you more than few words. But, if you aks me, what I am thinking about his work, about his delicious photos, my answer will be just one word: Fabulous!

He has creativity, his Polaroids, adorable blog The Singular, and many, many marvelous shoots!

He is Antonio Barros.

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*In a period of digital information, people are flooded with countless images.

One unique polaroid picture. One single moment.

An attempt to be out of the ordinary.* - Antonio Barros

Ana: Tell me something about your beginning?

Antonio: I started to photograph professionally runway shows for brazilian newspapers and magazines in 2004. In january 2006 I moved to Paris and began to photograph for WireImage. I had the opportunity to see shows like Jean Paul Gaultier, Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Fendi, DKNY, Marc Jacobs, Yves Saint Laurent and mostly all shows in Paris, New York, London and Milan. It was not easy but I was really lucky and my work started to be published in many magazines.

Ana: Who is your nonesuch?

Antonio: I'm a big fan of Mario Testino and Helmut Newton!

Ana: Have you ever wished to leave your profession?

Antonio: Yes. Many times! When clients don't pay, when money is short... but I always get over it.

Ana: What is the most important to photographers, except for high-quality camera?

Antonio: Creativity!

Ana: With whom you have had the best cooperation?

Antonio: I worked with many amazing make-up artists, hair stylists, models and wardrobe stylists. It is really difficult for me to say just one person.

Ana: In which your photo you are in love?

Antonio: Right now I'm in love with my Polaroids!

Ana: What is your Life philosophy?

Antonio: "Why not?!" If I have one opportunity to do something that I never did... or to go somewhere I never went... or to try... why not?!

Ana: Tell me something about your Inspirations?

Antonio: I walk a lot in the streets and always like to observe people and architecture. If I find a nice place I right down the address and keep it in mind until I get the right clothes/model/thema.

Ana: Which construction, building is the most beautiful at your photos? And, whose face is the most beautiful on your photos?

Antonio: The Louvre is for sure the prettiest building I have photographed. Tanya Dziahileva looks always gorgeous in my backstage pictures.

Ana: Average your threshold of tolerance, on the scale of 1 to 10?

Antonio: I'm very tolerant with people as long they don't abuse of me. I would pick number 5.

Ana: You would award yourselves the medal for ...?

Antonio: I would not award myself anything yet! I will evaluate my life and give me awards only when there is nothing left to do.

Ana: What invention would you most delight?

Antonio: Teletransportation!!!

Ana: Do you accept criticism? Did you able to destroy the image, if not highlights what you want?

Antonio: Sure I accept criticism but it has to be constructive and show me where I did wrong. If I'm not pleased with an image I did, I keep the image.. but don't use it.

Ana: Whom you appreciate that you learned something? And what was that?

Antonio: I'm grateful to all make-up artists, hair stylists, models, stylists and journalists I worked with! I learned something every time I have worked with someone!

Ana: To whose “Bravo” you care?

Antonio: The most important "Bravo" is always the one from the client!

Ana: Which scents the entire, challenge whole body react?

Antonio: I can't resist the smell of Pizza!!!

Ana: When you overacting?

Antonio: Driving at traffic jam's makes me go insane!

Ana: Do you prefer models whos flirt with the object~glass?

Antonio: It is always easier to work with models that come up with their own ideas and interact with the camera. But it is also very nice to work with shy models or new faces.

Ana: Did you kind always or kindness conditional kindness?

Antonio: I'm always kind to everybody.

Ana: Did you ever find ahead, in front of the objective? How you behave and how you feel in the front of the objective?

Antonio: I don't like so much to be photographed. I'm very shy in front of the camera and don't know what to do.

Ana: Is the objective“dangerous lover”?

Antonio: The camera for me is just like the scalpel for the surgeon, an instrument. Without knowledge the result will never be like planned.

Ana: Anyone who has at least one was in Serbia will tell you that Serbian women are the most beautiful women in the world. Whether it was enough (in the professional sense) that if you get a call, accept and visit Serbia?

Antonio: I have some Serbian friends and they are very kind and pretty! If I had the opportunity to travel to Serbia one day, I would go!

More photos by Antonio Barros you can see on his site.

Thank you, Antonio!

August 7, 2009



On the 40th anniversary of the legendary festival recover everything in a style that marked an era.
40 years ago, a couple of friends from New York who used to go to the meadows of Woodstock to escape the harsh events that hit the American imagination, thought it would be a good idea to organize some open-air concerts in the area and invite musicians premises. But what they ended up going out of their hands. And how. During the 3-day festival, more than half a million people lived collective ecstasy and delivered entirely hedonistic enjoyment of music and relaxing life. The year was 1969 and the hippie movement was born.
And there, among pacifist slogans and much rock & roll, a new aesthetic was imposed in relay to cut trapeze minivestidos so characteristic of the 60: the long dresses of fabrics lightweight jackets and suede boots with fringes, oversize glasses round, and especially the flowers in all its manifestations, came to stay for many years. The change affects not only the courts of fashion, but also supposed to release the woman's body, which never would be constrained by uncomfortable underwear silhouettes or compromised. Freedom with a capital "was born in Woodstock, and we have not been abandoned. (via

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Milly also declines the particular aesthetics of the festival hippie dress code.

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The American national anthem will never be the same again after that Jimmy Hendrix is disrupted at the festival armed with only his guitar and his wonderful talent.
Without doubt, was one of the great performances, not just the festival, but the career of musician.

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The designer Diane Von Furstenberg is the most fervent defender of the reissue of the spirit of the festival. Its psychedelic caftans stamping as evidenced.

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Roberto Cavalli also applies to accessories of the highest-colorful festival power.

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Can this foundation of Benefit you feel just one more. But we love the musical design of its packaging.

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Hat natural fiber wing-wide fall due, of course, was a basic kit Woodstock. The image is of the Emilio Pucci.

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The oscarizado director Ang Lee released in a short film inspired by the festival.

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The dresses had their own code to be long, light fabrics and floral prints. Leaves of Grass as effectively reinterprets after 40 years.

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How pleased were those attending the festival if Kate Moss has become fashionable Katiuska the time. The Hunter had been a good antidote to the quagmire.

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The only rule was valid in Woodstock love. Calls for him with this shirt Marc by Marc Jacobs.

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Oliver Peoples reinterprets the silhouette in the seventies sunglasses round lens.

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The performance of Janis Joplin was a veritable earthquake in the festival. Today is one of the most memorable singer.

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The spirit indeed collar flower power in the hands of Missoni.

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Suede boots with fringes, so fashionable now, are a real must for the time. The image is of Minnetonka.

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A big bag of leather, like this See by Chloe, was the best ally to keep everything they needed for three days without rest.

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The classic Volkswagen van, a vehicle made in Woodstock, par excellence, as reinvented by Urban Outfitters bowl.

August 5, 2009

Fall 2009

Someone once said - the autumn collections, as well as men, women always expected too much, and those that fail ...

You must agree with me, this is different!

Party Like It's


The eighties—the decade that fashion won't forget. Marc Jacobs led the latest revival with an unapologetic dose of New York nightclub nostalgia (metallic leather and acid-wash jeans, anyone?). Antonio Berardi and Gucci's Frida Giannini also went after-hours glam via crystal-studded minidresses and sharkskin suits, respectively. And leave it to Donatella Versace to put a gloss on the era with the season's most irresistibly sexy party dresses.



Designers went, ahem, hog wild for zipped and shrunken toppers this season. Balmain's Christophe Decarnin is the poster boy for the tough-chic trend, of course, but Haider Ackermann, Alexander Wang, and Roland Mouret also revved up the look's have-to-have-it factor.



From lacy bralettes at Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton to molded corsets at Fendi and Hussein Chalayan, all eyes were on the bust for Fall. That is, when they weren't on the legs or the midriff. YSL's Stefano Pilati channeled Elsa Peretti as a Playboy bunny with a leather one-piece that bared his model's gams, while Roberto Cavalli and Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci played a game of now-you-see-it, now-you-don't peekaboo.

Forties And


Adrian lives! The costume designer who made an icon of Joan Crawford and a virtue of out-to-there shoulder pads would have approved of the Fall 2009 productions. Dolce & Gabbana, Lanvin's Alber Elbaz, and Aquilano.Rimondi whipped up 1940's tailleurs to do an MGM star proud, while Zac Posen, Victoria Beckham, and Bottega Veneta's Tomas Maier focused on long, languorous looks for impossibly glamorous evenings.



Designers went completely drape for Fall. Both miniskirts and jodhpurs came swagged in silk charmeuse at Balenciaga; no outfit was complete without five, six, or seven mix-and-match layers at Missoni's nouveau nomadic show; and the fluid evening numbers at Donna Karan and Oscar de la Renta were so red carpet-ready they gave new meaning to the notion of "destination dressing”.



When the going gets tough, the tough wear camel hair. And pinstripes. The classics were back in full force on the runways—even rule breakers Christopher Kane and Miuccia Prada sent out double-breasted jackets, while Ralph Lauren and Marni's Consuelo Castiglioni went with tweed. In risky times, nothing spells sartorial security like a Burberry trench, a Chanel suit, or, just possibly, a swaggering fur-lapel great coat from Hermès.