Posts tagged Vogue
When I saw this book came out, I immediately thought ‘I have to get it!’
Bur before I had time to go to the bookshop, I was surprised with my very first Christmas gift yesterday… ‘Grace. A Memoir’. Thank you Gabriela!!!
If there’s someone I deeply admire behind Vogue’s curtains is its Creative Director, the feisty ginger hair lady, Grace Coddington.
If you have seen the September Issue documentary (2009) you may agree with me that Grace Coddington quite steals the show, as you get to feel her, what she wants, what will work for the amazing production of the shoots, and best of all, how she confronts editor-in-chief Anna Wintour with her thoughts.
I have always loved her, l love the fact she’s true to who she is and her ideas.
Plus, her background as a model, her sad story of the car accident and the human person she seems to be, just makes her more special.
Now, I can get a bit more of her, told by her. Princess Grace!!!
I don’t know if you would agree with this, but almost everyone looks at the American Vogue’s editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, as someone intimidating and scary. A simple thumbs up or down from her would kick start the career of new fashion talents either for design, business, photography or modelling. She’s an iconic figure in the industry and the face of fashion’s bible, Vogue. And yes, she’s the perfect example of women power. But, is she really the Devil Wears Prada that she seems at the September Issue film?
I rarely share the random things I like when going around the web, but I just loved seeing the other face of Anna. The best quote from her interview: ‘Be true to yourself’. How much I would like to actually meet her and have a long chat without cameras around… Here’s the interview from Forbes… Happy Black Friday!
Yesterday was Fashion’s Night Out (#FNO) and London streets were crowded with shoppers visiting boutiques and queieng to see what’s in-store, enjoy a cocktail or champagne and whichever entertainment they had inside. I pretty much stayed around the same area as my fashion partners last night was shopping too much, so we spent long times at specific stores, we even had a fantastic time at Miu Miu, where we stayed until they closed. Salvatorre Ferragamo had a mini fashion show with models wearing its latest collection of pure elegance. Alexander McQueen was my favourite spot as I went back for fun, its amazing cocktails and yes, a scarf… Those pink envelopes on the mirror? Some of them had presents inside from Alexander McQueen (bracelets & scarves), but unfortunately, I wasn’t lucky enough to bring one home! It was fun though.
Stages on the street were playing great live music and Hermes had a fun stage with swing dance called ‘Swing in Silk’ as every female dancer was wearing a skirt made of Hermes’ silk scarves and male dancers were wearing them on their neck and wrists, it was all decorated with colours from Hermes fab collection. I also spotted British designer Henry Holland at Joseph wearing his latest line, of course, and a great look from a presenter wearing FNO’s Gap tee.
For long I have had that Lulu Guiness red lips clutch on my head, but haven’t got it yet, however, I had a shot with it at their boutique (#LuluFNO) in The Burlington Arcade, where a circus was on all night with dancers, clowns, dolls, popcorn, candy cotton and even reptiles (don’t know if that’s really entertainment).
After going around, I did fell in love with some amazing designs at different stores and really enjoyed DNKY’s fantastic music. Overall, a great night! Big round of applause to London’s boutiques and Vogue. Here’s my resume with lots of photos.
Did you go out? In which city and which was your favourite spot?
Last Wednesday the most exclusive section of London’s shopping centre Westfield offered a fun night at The Village. Vogue and GQ magazine presented the “Fashion Playground” for extraordinary shopping, especial offers at designers’ boutiques and lots of fun with photo shoots, photobooths, candy floss, ice creams, champagne & cocktails, make-up sessions and top tunes by DJ Mademoiselle Robot. Top stores such as Aquascutum, Church’s, Furla, Ghost, Maje, The Kooples and more had great discounts (10-20% off) just for guests, as well as exclusive entertaining spots in-store. Overall it was the perfect way of closing the day, with a great shopping atmosphere and entertainment, which I shared with my cousin Flavia who was visiting town for few days, and made it even more fun!
El pasado Miércoles la sección más exclusiva del centro comercial de Londres, Westfield, ofreció una noche de diversion en The village. La revista Vogue y GQ presentaron el evento “Fashion Playground” para una noche de shopping extraordinario, ofertas especiales, phothoshoots, photobooths, algodón de azúcar, helados, champaña y cocktails, sesiones de maquillaje y música del momento con DJ Mademoiselle Robot. Tiendas exclusivas como Aquascutum, Church’s, Furla, Ghost, Maje, The Kooples y otras, tenian excelentes ofertas solo para invitados (10-20%). Así mismo ofrecian entretenimiento dentro de las tiendas. En general, fue el perfecto cierre del día, con una fabulosa atmósfera y diversion, el cual comparti con mi prima Flavia, quien estaba de visita por unos dias y el evento fue aún mejor!
I think this is the first time you ever see me with an accessory on my head, well different from hats and that fascinator I wore once. But I recently received this hairband as a especial present from Venezuela, which I found so cool. With that Pegasus necklace from Stella & Dot, it gave a golden touch to the outfit I wore for a day that ended up at Westfield London, where Vogue and GQ magazine had the “Fashion Playground” event, which I will share next.
I must say that London’s weather has gone absolutely bipolar… rain, sun, rain, sun, rain, sun… Oh wait, massive storm, sun again… It has been difficult to dress properly for the weather. Yes, it is supposed to be Spring, but it’s not happening yet! However, I have found the times to take the utmost of the little sunshines, but yesterday I was prepared for the rain and cold. Btw, I found that sweater in a random vintage store, so that velvet flower print also added a little different touch to it. How has been your week so far?
Creo que esta es la primera vez que me ven con un accesorio en la cabeza, bueno diferente a sombreros y el tocado que utilicé una vez. Pero recientemente recibí esta diadema, como un regalo especial desde Venezuela, la cual me pareció súper cool y combinable. Con este collar Pegasus de Stella & Dot, le dio un toque dorado al look que llevé en un día que terminó en el centro comercial Westfield London, en donde la revista Vogue y GQ tenian un evento, “Fashion Playground”, el cual voy a compartir proximamente.
Debo decir que el clima está un poco bipolar… lluvia, sol, lluvia, sol, lluvia… Ya va, tormenta… otra vez sol… Ha sido un poco dificil vestirse para este clima. Se supone que es primavera, pero no esta ocurriendo realmente. De igual forma, he aprovechado los momentos de sol, pero ayer si estaba preparada para la lluvia y el frio. Por cierto, este sweater lo encontré en una tienda vintage en las calles de Londres, y esas flores terciopelo le dieron un toque un poco diferente. ¿Cómo va tu semana?
A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of visiting Liz Black‘s studio in London, and I must admit I left pretty much impressed. I knew little about this Venezuelan-born designer, but I did know that Lady Gaga wore one of her coolest designs. From that visit, I not only bring you her fabulous Superheroine AW12, but also the the strong woman behind those designs. As she graduated, she created her own label to let the freedom of her creativity sparkle. Black graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2010 and her graduation collection couldn’t get a better feedback than being Lady Gaga’s choice, who not only wore one of her black & white smoking-like dresses, but also asked for more as she got three pieces to wear in a music video.
Now Black has been called a ‘Vogue talent’ by Vogue Italia and was a semi-finalist for the fashion Fringe awards 2011. As I show you the amazing afternoon I spent with the designer at her studio trying perfect pieces and looking at her collections, I interviewed her, so let’s Liz give us a flavour of the elegant, minimal and aesthetic label that has taken her to an upper level in the fashion industry.
South African actress and face of Dior’s fragance, J’Adore, Charlize Theron returns to the big screen in her latest film Young Adult and covers American Vogue December 2012 issue. In amazing portraits by American celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz, Theron wears Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane and Salvatore Ferragamo while posing in Bushkill Falls in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. What an stellar come back of beauty and elegance! For more visit Vogue US here. -Source: American Vogue