23 June 2014

Walking through the London suburbs

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Maybe fashion is cyclic but I don't remember this trend ever going away: sequins with leather. I love every piece in this editorial, especially those jeans with sequins from Ashish, which I find insanely beautiful.

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11 June 2014

Rick Owens\ Rules of style

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I'm not good at subtlety. If you're not going to be discreet and quiet, then just go all the way and have the balls to shave off your eyebrows, bleach your hair, and put on some big bracelets.
Working out is modern couture. No outfit is going to make you look or feel as good as having a fit body. Buy less clothing and go to the gym instead.
I've lived in Paris for six years, and I'm sorry to say that the Ugly American syndrome still exists. Sometimes you just want to say "Stop destroying the landscape with your outfit." Still, from a design standpoint, I'm tempted to redo the fanny pack. I look at it as a challenge—it's something to react against.
When a suit gets middle-of-the-road it kind of loses me—it has to be sharp and classic and almost forties.
Hair and shoes say it all. Everything in between is forgivable as long as you keep it simple. Trying to talk with your clothes is passive-aggressive.
There's something a little too chatterboxy about color. Right now I want black, for its sharpness and punctuation.
Jean-Michel Frank, the thirties interior and furniture designer, supposedly had 40 identical double-breasted gray flannel suits. He knew himself and is a wonderful example of restraint and extravagance.
It's funny—whenever someone talks about rules, I just want to break them. I recoil from the whole idea of rules.

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10 June 2014

Million dollars girl

10th Muse

Let's play If I Had $1000000. 
I'd quit my job and never take one again. I'd spend all my days sleeping, either in my bed or on a lost beach. I'd travel the nights from one movie to another, from song to song in passed lives. I'd drink wine in the Gardens of Babylon, I'd dine with Delacroix and Matisse in Tangier and party with Nico at Club 54. In the most vivid dreams I'd be a courtesan, a vampire and a spy. After a full night of wondering through history I'd fall asleep knackered. The sun would set up while my body would set down. No one would know my name but everyone would remember my face. I'd take long breaks and hide in the desert or in long forgotten, abandoned cities. I'd come back to life only to attend the most lavish parties and the Seven Dials' infamous pubs. My room will be a secret passage between fantasy and real life hungers. Everything in it would belong to both worlds. Candles, sculptures, red velvet cushions, mirrors and Hi-Fi sound systems.  My armoire would contain only silk, linen and white leather. The air would carry scents of a vintage Narcisse Noir.
If I'd have a million dollars I'd never leave my dreams and you'd never see me again. 

29 March 2014

Summer essetials p (II)

Summer essentials p II

And this is all I have on my shopping list this summer: a pair of glasses, a watch, a palm cuff, I already own the snapback and water. I need a pair of sunglasses bad, really bad and I've been trying to find some nice ones in the little town I live in, but with no luck so far. Maybe I should order them online?! The water bottle has a reason, I can't think of a proper summer without having to drink tons of liquids, usually Coke water. What's on yours?

26 March 2014

UK blogger

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Mathilde Brandi

Since I’ve moved to the UK I couldn’t help noticing a Facebook trend called “*drop name here* UK Model”. I’ve been looking at fashion models for over 10 years now and every time  I end up on one of these pages my heart cringes a little. Many girls feel pretty enough to aspire at a mainstream modelling career but sadly very few qualify. I completely understand where their wishes some from, I mean who wouldn’t like to be treated like a little star, photo shoots, magazine covers and all the clothing perks that come along but sometimes it’s really not the case. To be a model takes more than a powerful wish, you also need Mother Nature on your side. If she has not given you the right height, body shape, the good bone structure or symmetric face then there’s nothing you can do, especially when the competition is so strong.  To make it in this industry you also need to be naturally photogenic and have a good knowledge of your “angles”, a good posture and a strong runway walk (learned or natural).
By writing this post I’m not aiming to put anyone down, by all means everybody is free to pursue their own dreams but maybe trying to become more self-aware of your body and skills will land you a position on an adjacent field like niche modeling (body parts and  plus size modeling), TV commercials or acting.

photo source: models.com