Filed Under (Models, jewellery) by Nadine on 27-11-2011
Less than four weeks until christmas! I have to admit, I’m not in the holiday mood yet, mostly because of the warm weather that we’ve been experiencing here lately, but I always love to look at the winter campaigns, especially the ones that look festive. Of course, Tiffany & Co delivers wonderful christmas campaigns and this year’s is no exception. Laetitia Casta walks down the steps of what I think is the New York Library in a beauuutiful gown while it’s snowing and is holding the hand of a handsome guy. Sigh!
Another snowy picture was chosen for the Banana Republic campaign. Yes, it looks staged and fake and too happy, BUT… isn’t that what christmas is like? ;)
And then there are the campaigns that aren’t shot in a wintery scenery, yet remind the viewer of christmas nevertheless, because of the party outfits. The H&M holiday campaign pretty much looks the same every year to be honest and even though that’s a bit boring, it still works somehow. My favorite pic this year is the one with Edita Vilkeviciute; she just makes that cheap dress look a hundred bucks more expensive.
Another pretty example of a good holiday campaign is the H by Halston one. Pretty model, pretty set, pretty shoes, thats all you need! So? Can you feel the holiday spirit?
Pictures: storemags, fashiongonerouge, tiffany&co, halston
Filed Under (Fashion) by Nadine on 22-11-2011
To everyone who wasn’t able to snatch what they wanted from the Versace for H&M collection: Do NOT pay ridiculous prices on ebay because you think it’s sold out everywhere. It’s not. On saturday afternoon, I went to a H&M in Amsterdam and what I saw proved to me what I had been thinking the whole time. The Versace for H&M collection is just too damn ugly to sell out quickly. The Amsterdam store pretty much still had the complete collection more than two days after the launch. There was everything from dresses to bags to shoes, everything in all sizes except for the leather jackets. People didn’t seem interested at all in the tacky plastic bags and jewellery and I didn’t buy anything either. Here’s hoping for a more classy designer collaboration next year, what about Chloe or Alexander McQueen? So if you still want to have a piece from Versace for H&M, make sure you check out your stores for ‘leftovers’ and returns.
Picture: Versace for H&M by Mert&Marcus
Filed Under (Fashion, Models) by Nadine on 16-11-2011
Note to myself: Combine preppy blouse and sweater with black leather skirt and manly coat! It’s that simple! Alright… it probably helps to look like Miranda Kerr to really pull off that look and her amazing bordeaux Prada bag that shes been carrying everywhere lately makes the outfit quite expensive, but I’m still very inspired by Miranda’s latest off-duty looks!
Filed Under (Fashion, Models) by Nadine on 11-11-2011
I know there are thousands of sources out there where you can read about yesterday’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2011, so I’m not gonna bore you with the obvious, like Miranda and the fantasy bra etc, but tell you about my favorite facts and looks of the show.
First of all, the model cast. There were quite a lot of newbies on the VS runway this year, and although I don’t care for a lot of them, my personal highlight was Toni Garrn. To me, she had the most adorable outfit - if not the best - and just made VS look less tacky. Being the beauty that she is, Toni is perfect for VS and it was about time she turned 18 to do the show.
Other great outfits included Adriana Lima’s black wings with the purple lingerie (fierce!) and Erin’s pink fishy wings (the color just suited her so well!). Of course the majority of outfits were tacky as hell and absolutely over the top, but hey, that’s why we all love VS, right?
As for the music choices, I’m semi-happy. Aparently the opening song was Taylor Momsen’s band The pretty reckless’ “Make me wanna die” , which I looove and imagine to be really good for VS. But then there were terrible choices like Rhianna’s California Kind Bed, aka snooze fest…
Now, all we have to hope for is that the editors at CBS aren’t stoned as in 08 and make the best out of 45 minutes. Fingers crossed for the final product which airs on Nov 29!
Filed Under (Fashion) by Nadine on 07-11-2011
As you might have read on numerous other blogs last week, Anna Wintour, editor in chief of US Vogue, turned 62. Fashionologie collected 62 pictures of her smiling for her birthday and as I was looking through all of them, I noticed a couple of pictures from the 80s and 90s that showed Anna in outfits that couldn’t be any more trendy today.
It is surprising how fashion repeats itself every now and then. And I don’t mean just some colors or cuts or fabrics, no, I mean that complete outfits that you see on the red carpets nowadays were pretty much worn by Anna Wintour 20 years ago. Take for example the black see through top that she wore in 1991. It could come straight out of Stella McCartneys last winter collection.
Or what about the orange silk skirt combined with a black round neck sweater and a classic Chanel bag worn in 1988? I can see Olivia Palermo or any other socialite wearing this today.
Last but not least, the rainbow colored sequin dress that I would die to wear, as well as probably Katy Perry. Well, Anna wore it in 1990. And that is why she is the most powerful woman in the fashion industry.
Pics: wireimage via fashionologie
Filed Under (Fashion) by Nadine on 02-11-2011
So excited about my latest online purchase! It’s this gorgeous glitter peter pan collar by Abataba that you can see above! When I saw it, I immediately had hundreds of outfits in my head that would look really good with it. Just think black skinny jeans, a white cotton Tee and this sparkly collar! Or how about a simple black dress with it? Or a cashmere sweater! The point is, with this accessory I can turn any outfit into something special. Now, I am hooked on collars… look at all of these Gemma Lister ones, they’re awesome! I especially want the leather ones, which one would you get?
pic: Abataba, Gemma Lister