Thursday, 28 January 2010

A wedding with a twist

I may be a bit young to be wedding planning, but this shoot with Anja Rubik in Vogue Japan is so subtly bridal, you need never know.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

ELLE collections 2010

Curbing my compulsive magazine addiction hasn't been going as well as I'd hoped so far this year - I have to say I probably own all the January and February monthlies out there. And the arrival of the new ELLE collections magazine doesn't help! Finally, after relentlessly checking the shelves of Smith's every time I'm in town, it has arrived.
So it's time to settle down and read this baby cover to cover...sweet dreams!

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Take note

Let's see how the Parisians have kicked off 2010

The ultimate in chic - cycling in heels

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Merchant of Venice

Chanel's cruise 2010 collection was launched last November on the stunning Lido beach in Venice.

"Venice has a genuine dark and mysterious side to it that fascinated me. I really like the Italian spirit and the Venetian lifestyle...and let’s not forget that Coco Chanel came back to Venice for 10 years.” - Lagerfeld
Hair: 30s bobs
Make up: fresh faced and smokey eyes
Runway: boardwalk
Front row: wooden deck chairs
Soundtrack: Something à la Mode by Rondo Parisiano Ft. Karl Lagerfeld
Key themes: pirate-esque, sailor dresses, open-toe wedge boots, gondola stripes
Fabrics: sourced from "the rich reds of the Renaissance, Fortuny's prints, and the chiaroscuro technique of the great Italian masters"
Guests: about 350, including notable Venetians such as the Countess Brandino Brandolini and the Count and Countess Luca Marzotto
Vibe: understated
Influences: subtly Venetian (black sunglasses, gold brocade and lamé lace adorned dresses), the lion (emblem of Venice & also Coco Chanel's birth sign) appeared in print on flowy sepia-toned chiffon dresses
Pre-show: lounging in the sun on Hotel Europa's terrace
Souvenir: guests took home a Chanel beach towel

My highlights...

Italian actress Vittoria Puccini, actress and Chanel muse Anna Mouglalis, Italian actress Kasia Smutniak and Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi with Lagerfeld

Friday, 22 January 2010

Surf's up

From snow to sea...
I couldn't decide when I saw this whether Chanel and surfboards really mix.
Then again, their sport range even includes fishing rods, why the hell not?!

So what are you waiting for, grab your board... accessorise with heels and a Chanel suit.
Hang ten!

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Hors la piste

Effortlessly chic and classic, this Vogue Paris shoot from 2006 is as stylish today as it was 4 years ago. I'd even go as far to say I prefer it to the edgier take that they shot for the Decemeber 2009 issue with brighter colours and bolder make up.
Classic wins every time for me.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Etre parisienne.

"Pour les anglais, la Parisienne est un être... érotique, sophistiqué, avec une combinaison d'élégance et d'animal."
- Adam Thirlwell, auteur de Politique (25 ans) -
The greatest compliment that one can be paid when in Paris: "Vous êtes parisienne?"

While procrastinating majorly from work in the library the other day, I found myself perusing the back editions of L'Officiel and stumbled across a captivating issue based around the theme of 'La Parisienne'...

An even greater compliment, I suppose, would be to be asked,
"Vous êtes parisienne?" when elsewhere.
Well, one can but dream.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

New you?

Twenty ten?
Oh ten?
One oh?

Who knows?! Still at a loss to define the year we have just begun, what I do know is not only are we at the start of a new year, but we are at the start of a shiny new decade everyone. Which means an even bigger of new beginnings.

My resolutions? Eat less.. Exercise more.. Spend less.. Work more.. Drink less.. Remember more.. and so on and so forth!

And in the spirit of all things new and optimistic, I have started this blog.. as an outlet for everything which will come my way 2010.

Watch this space.