Marni for H&M directed by Sofia Copolla

Ever since the collaboration between Marni and H&M has been announced back in November, fans have been waiting desperately to see the first hints.And finally the time came!
Under the guidelines of famous director and fashion lover Sofia Copolla, Imogen Poots introduces us to the casual “escaping” atmosphere of Copolla. Shooted in Marrakesh, the short film reveals the atmospheric and sophisticated attitude of Marni and makes the anticpated collection even more promising.

Coppola, as a director, may have never “really done anything around fashion,” but she is, of course, a fashion fixture, style icon to many, and one of Marc Jacobs’ besties. But it turns out she’s a Marni girl, too. “I always thought [Marni] made interesting fashion and that the prints were always unusual and they really have their own look–it doesn’t look like anything else.”

The commercial is a quintessential Coppola-party: beautiful rich-looking kids (Annabelle Dexter Jones), models (Liu Wen) and assorted hot boys (actors and models Sam Hayes, Antonine Peduzzi, Nicolas Peduzzi, Charlie Klarsfeld, and Jonatan Frenck) swan about looking effortlessly cool at a party that goes from day to night. And as always with Coppola, the music choice is spot on. Bryan Ferry’s “Avalon” provides the soundtrack, cementing the sort of hazy, effortless, cool-girl vibe of this collection.

Surreal Jewelry!


If experimenting with your clothing is not your thing, there are many other good ways to make a look interesting! Deisngners like Maison Martin Margiela, Aurelie Bidermann, Pamela Love and lots of others put unlimited imagination when they design jewelry and really make us enjoy fashion! A zippers as a bracelet, a watch bracelet as a ring, an oversize “engagement” type ring and so on, are beyong realism and super exciting and cool without being too loud… Surrealism and fashion always shared a symbiotic relationship in the past (Elsa Schiaparelli), but now it is more innovative and a lot more glamourous! We chose some of the best for you! Enjoy!

Here is where you can find them…!

1.Maison Martin Margiela watch bracelet, 2.Aurelie Bidermann knitted bracelet, 3.Aurelie Bidermann arrow bracelet, 4.Aurelie Bidermann helmet ring, 5.Aurelie Bidermann lace cuff, 6.Bottega Venetta knitted ring, 7. Bottega Venetta eye bracelet, 8. Chloe snake cuff , 9. Eddie Borgo trap bangle, 10. Maison Martin Margiela two finger ring, 11. Maison Martin Margiela watch band bracelet, 12. Maison Martin Margiela ring, 13. Maison Martin Margiela watch band bracelet, 14. Maison Martin Margiela four finger ring, 15. Pamela Love talon ring, 16. Jennifer Fischer zipper bracelet.

Va va voom…Prada!

After a series of hugely successful shows, Prada once again managed to surprise us! From last falls 60’s space age to clean and chic 50’s elegance, Miuccia Prada wanted to bring to the runway some “Sweetness”. But what was the core of the collection really? Well, Italian men have two meaningful relationships in their lives: women and cars. Miuccia put the two together—women in cars—and situated them in a moment in time (maybe the last such) when the world was awash with unambiguous hope for the future, and by that we mean the 50’s.

There were many ways for Miuccia to make her point. The celluloid iconography was irresistible: B-movie roadhouse gals in bandeau tops and leather pencil skirts that had been customized by their spray-painting mechanic boyfriends; David Lynch heroines in varsity jackets and sunray pleats; rhinestone cowgirls in studded Baracutas. If the sweetness in such tough cookies was a little elusive, Miuccia also offered coats in lace or crochet in palest pink and blue and bathing suits that begged for pinup poses round the pool at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The fire graphics and the 50’s cars along with the pastel colours and the feminine silhouette really gave us a smile! Oh and, of course, don’t forget the shoes! The absolutely Whaaam shoes with literally fire on their heels symbolizing the speed of cars!

HATS and How to wear them this season | written by CandyHell

BERETS and beanies, cloches and caps, trilbies and trappers – hats in every size, shape and style are the ultimate topping this season.

Often a product of fashion’s mood for nostalgia, at Gucci wide-brimmed fedoras added to the air of Seventies glamour, Marc Jacobs’ chin-strapped pillbox caps fed into the Forties feel and Burberry Prorsum’s berets completed Sixties styling.

A trend that’s no stranger to high drama, oversized headpieces gave John Rochas’ models the appearance they might topple over, while Lanvin’s low-hanging black sheriff hats sat way below eye line. At John Galliano, hats of every incarnation were covered, from ornate feathered fascinators to sequin-covered berets complete with demure eye veils.

That’s all about season’s hats!*For the easiest ways to work the trends into your wardrobe, here’s the most enlightening slideshow to click through !

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All the Runway Pics from the 2011 Victoria’s Secret Show!

OK, brace yourselves kids. The pictures from the 2011 Victoria’s Secret Show have landed, and good golly— they certainly didn’t scrimp on the hotness this year!

 Karlie Kloss proved she’s got what it takes to strut with the best of them, whilst VS veteran Miranda Kerr did the Fantasy Bra proud — donning a seashell inspired costume for her exit.

The 2011 VS crew had a killer line-up this year, with Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Lily Aldridge, Chanel Iman and Candice Swanepoel donning their wings — as well as newbies Joan Smalls and Shanina Shaik.

Are you ready to take your front row seat at the sexiest fashion show of the year? If yes, then enjoy the slideshow 😉

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Jimmy Choo XV Book

Jimmy Choo is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the icon shoe and accessory brand, by publishing a coffee table book: Jimmy Choo XV. The luxurious Jimmy Choo Chronicles presents fifteen of their most recognizable shoe designs since the companies launch in 1996. Also included are studio design sketches, red carpet shots, behind the scenes fashion photography, past advertising campaigns and a host of stunning editorials. Jimmy Choo is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the icon shoe and accessory brand, by publishing a coffee table book: Jimmy Choo XV.

The luxurious Jimmy Choo Chronicles presents fifteen of their most recognizable shoe designs since the companies launch in 1996. Also included are studio design sketches, red carpet shots, behind the scenes fashion photography, past advertising campaigns and a host of stunning editorials.

The high-fashioned book will be made available at booksellers across the globe in February of 2012.

A sneak peek at fall winter 2011/2012 trends (by Helena M.)

Color Trends

A traditional seasonal palette of black, gray, taupe neutrals and woodland shades through to lighter forest shades of green. Elegant, teal-like sea green is a major player, along with Honeysuckle that continues to be a key color for the year. Matte black makes a statement, whilst deadened metallic hues add a touch of class. Coffee adds a welcome alternative to black as a fashion color staple, along with the introduction of warm Bamboo.

Bright colors are also here to stay, you can do it from top to bottom., or in case it sound too edgy to you, a safe but funkyway to follow the trend would be combining classic colors with a touch of bright.  New way combinations are also vibrant. Some classic fall tones matched more intrudingly will definitely be an indication of a fashion alerted look. Definitely try the autumnal leaves and mustard yellow, bottle green and burgundy red.

Masculine or Feminine| the Big Choice

Blame it on the girls or on the boys, next winter is about opting for the right appeal. After seasons of general cool confusion it seems hot to get back to the two real options. Power dressing is back and an oversized tuxedo might be your number 1 fashion item. If you go feminine tea dresses, elegant maxis and roaring twenties flapper dresses, whilst clever cuts on minimalist pieces such as dresses and coats include asymmetric slashed necklines and multiple-layered collars.

40s style

The calf-length skirt, worn with fitted tops (bodies or polo necks) or pussy bow blouses.

Ballet Look

The Ballet look is achieved with even more pleats, softer, looser silhouettes and fabrics of diaphanous tulle and soft silk.

Maxi Dress

Maxi dresses for the evening, elegant, jeweled and sequined encrusted and draped. Flapper dresses with 360° view details: semi-precious placements and in soft tulles and liquid sheens.

Fur

Mongolian and astrakhan are still on the guest list but they come hand in hand with fake fur. This year fake looks real and real looks fake.


Lace

 Another round of transparencies and sheer effects comes in skirts and dresses.

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I have a very good feeling about this season. Whilst there will always be one-season wonders, for the most part what I saw were wearable pieces, with emphasis on clever cuts and flattering silhouettes in beautiful fabrics and textures, that bode well women of all personalities.