sexta-feira, 24 de outubro de 2014

Did the Clooney´s moved to Downton Abbey?

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George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin (now Mrs Clooney) moved to their new house, in Sonning Eye, between Oxford and London, in the UK. In the name of love, he abdicated the US to be near by his wife´s place of work. 

The luxurious mansion was 12,5 millions of euros and is just a few kilometres from the Highclere castle which become famous after the "Downton Abbey" drama series.

The property has a graden with more than 3500 square meters and house has 9 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms (some completely covered in marble). It boasts a gym and steam room, a library, study, family room, formal dining room and cellar and a boat house. The kitchen has an Aga and the breakfast room overlooks a sun-soaked terrace and formal gardens reach down to the water.

 I don´t know about you, but I just love it! It´s classic but yet very cosy home. 

quinta-feira, 23 de outubro de 2014

The Hunger Games Costumes - How Fashion can they be?

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I´m an huge fan of the "Hunger Games". I know it´s not an intelectual movie and I cannot tell why I became so addicted: if the story itself, the addrenaline, the amazing costumes or maybe these all together!

The responsable for the costumes in The Hunger Games  was Trish Summerville: “The goal was to make it darker, moodier, and more lush,” she says. 

Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton designed the red dress worn by Elizabeth Banks as Effie on the right. Burton also designed the wedding dress of Kate Middleton. 
“I contacted McQueen’s public relations team and told them how we were changing from the first to second films, and what character we wanted their pieces on and what we wanted to achieve. They were lovely about loaning us one of a kind and archive pieces.”

The dress worn by Jennifer Lawrence for the Capitol Couture is similar to ones created by the Alexander McQueen for the AW11 collection.
“Jakartan designer Tex Saverio and I collaborated on the dress. We discussed fabrics and how we needed it to catch light and air and to flow, and it needed to burn away for when the Mockingjay dress comes out. I wanted the metal bodice to feel like a frame. We used feathers to incorporate Girl on Fire and the Mockingjay.”

“For the Mockingjay dress, there’s supplemental printing on layers of chiffon with different images of blue jays, mocking birds, peacocks, and pheasants. There’s a corseted bodice at the top, and we worked with an illustrator who constructed a literal image on the bodice and feathers on the skirt, and metallic chiffon to catch light. Finally, I paired it with cobalt blue Jimmy Choos that Jen (Lawrence) really loved.”

The one worn by Katniss during their victory tour was inspired by Christopher Kane. 

Effie in Alexander McQueen:
“There were some unbelievable pieces McQueen sent, and we pretty much used all. Effie wears dresses with an exaggerated hip area and exaggerated collar. It’s all about her constantly being uncomfortable, cinching her waist too tight, like she’s always doing penance.”

More McQueen:
“It was so incredible with Elizabeth Banks, even at the first set of fittings. She came in as Elizabeth Banks, no makeup, her own clothes. As soon as she put the costumes on, her posture would become erect and she had this torque where her chest is in and bum out and her hands would go up—and you knew that was Effie Trinket!”

Joanna in... again, yes, you´ve guessed:
“If I had to describe Johanna in three words, it would be: Intense, ferocious, and hard. This dress is made out of cork pressed into a fabric with tiny brass nails in it; it’s perfect for her. It’s shredded at the bottom, so it looks like falling leaves. Her chariot costume (not pictured), is one of my favorite I designed. She wore McQueen boots have a patina on them that looks like vines. But you only see her from the waist up! I was heartbroken. I hope there are some head to toe images of her that will surface at some point.”

The last movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 will have its World Premiere tour in London on November 10th, but will begin in Beijing on November 1st and end in Los Angeles on November 17th at the Nokia Theatre.

terça-feira, 21 de outubro de 2014

Oscar de la Renta - the death of the "The Sultan of Suave".

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Today, the Fashion Industry become poorer after Oscar de la Renta has passed away. 

"Óscar Arístides de la Renta Fiallo (July 22, 1932 – October 20, 2014) was a Dominican fashion designer. Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, De la Renta was trained by Cristóbal Balenciaga and Antonio del Castillo; he became internationally known in the 1960s as one of the couturiers to dress Jacqueline Kennedy. An award-winning designer, he worked for Lanvin and Balmain; his eponymous fashion house continues to dress leading figures, from film stars to royalty, into the 2010s. De la Renta is particularly known for his red carpet gowns and evening wear."(in wikipedia)

His last famous moment came when he designed  Amal Clooney's wedding dress:

segunda-feira, 20 de outubro de 2014

Luxury Mini Bags and iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 plus

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The iPhone 6 is not just bigger, it's better. In everything. It's big, but considerably thinner. It's more powerful but uses less energy. And has a polished metal surface that integrates seamlessly into the new Retina HD display. It's the perfect marriage between hardware and software, which creates a new generation of iPhone better in every way.

And precisely due to the fact of being bigger, you might ask yourself if it will fit in your hottest luxury mini bags, you may now rest your spirit: they do fit!

Balenciaga Classic Mini City Bag - it fits
Balenciaga Mini Papier . it fits
Celine Nano Luggage Bag - it fits
Chanel Classic Flap Mini bag - it fits
Chanel Wallet on Chain - it fits
Chloe Drew Shoulder Bag - it fits
Fendi 2Jours Mini Bag - it fits
Fendi Peekaboo Mini Bag - it fits but a bit tight
Givenchy Mini Antigona Bag - it fits
Louis Vuitton Petite Malle Bag - it fits but a bit tight

The iPhone 6 measures at 138.1 mm H x 67.0 mm W x 6.9 mm D (5.44”H x 2.64”W x 0.27”D)
The iPhone 6 Plus is slight larger measuring at 158.1 mm H x 77.8 mm W x 7.1 mm D  (6.22”H x 3.06”W x 0.28”D)

quarta-feira, 15 de outubro de 2014

For the lucky New Yorkers - Hermès Sample Sale at Soiffer Haskin

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The Hermès sample sale will take place from October 23, 2014 to October 25, 2014, at Soiffer Haskin, in Midtown Manhattan. Doors will open at 9AM so you better go early to take a good place in the line. Expected to be lot of RTW and shoes, but scarves are rumoured to make a return!

Hermès Sample Sale

Soiffer Haskin
317 W 33rd St
New York, NY 10001
(Just west of 8th Avenue near Penn Station)
(917) 562-2140
October 23 – 25, 2014
9AM – 6PM

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Karlie Kloss by David Sims in Hermès Scarf

Hermès "Aube Libre Comme l'Ange" Silk Scarf by Zoe Pauwels 

Hermès “Real Escuela Andaluza Del Arte Ecuestre” Scarf by Hubert de Watrigant

Hermès 'Astrologie-Dies et Hore' Silk Scarf
for sale

Hermès "Confidents des Coeurs" Silk Scarf

The Return of John Galliano to Fashion for Maison Martin Margiela

John Galliano is back after the huge polemic scene in a  Paris bar in September 2011, he will be the new creative director for Maison Martin Margiela. 
Galliano, 53, was for almost 25 years at Christian Dior before he left in disgrace.  
But now he´s back! Watch out!

Sienna Miller wearing a Dior coat
Photo By Nick Knight

Picture credit: Tim Walker

Picture credit: Getty
Kate Moss in a John Galliano Afghan jacket.
Photo By Patrick Demarchelier

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