Monthly Archives: diciembre 2013

“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”

Coco Chanel

TRENDS

TREND OF THE MONTH

STRAPLESS

The suit is reduced to the minimum: no to straps.

Image: John Rawlings 

TRENDS

ACCESSORIES

STELLA MCCARTNEY: BECKETT BAG

Eco faux nappa envelope clutch with a wrist strap. Sleek and minimalist bag with gold hardware featuring Stella McCartney engraved logo, adjustable strap and snap closure.

Image: stellamccartney.com/us 

FASHION SHOWS

THEMES

STRAPLESS

Themes from Spring/Summer 2013/2014 Collections

  • Alessandro Dell’ Acqua
  • Balenciaga
  • Stella McCartney
  • Albino
Images: style.com

SHOPPING

BUY IT

FOREVER 21

Strapless Dolphin Romper

GET IT HERE!
Image: forever21.com

SHOPPING

THE BOOK

NATALIE PORTMAN: “LOLITA” CLUTCH

Natalie Portman showed up at the New York premiere of “Black Swan” with a long black Dior gown, immaculate Dior makeup, and a purse made out of a copy of “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov.The purse is by French designer Olympia Le-Tan. Her book bags feature a hand-stitched version of the books’ covers, usually of titles or editions from the mid-20th century. “Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger, “A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams, “Strip-Tease” by Georges Simenon, “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville, “Nineteen Eighty-Four” by George Orwell, “Dracula” by Bram Stoker and “Letters to a Young Poet” by Rainer Maria Rilke are among the purses in her two first lines. The British newspaper the Telegraph has a slideshow of Olympia Le-Tan’s clutches, with a peek inside “Lolita” (it’s a snazzy purple-and-green print). Each comes in a very limited edition of 16 purses. And according to her website, Olympia Le-Tan clutches are available in the U.S. in only two New York stores. For most of us, the cost is out of reach, A Le-Tan purse costs about $1,250.

Image: moda.es

MUSE

NATALIE PORTMAN

Natalie Portman (born Natalie Hershlag; Hebrew: נטלי הרשלג‎; June 9, 1981) is an actress with dual American and Israeli citizenship. Her first role was as an orphan taken in by a hitman in the 1994 action film Léon: The Professional, but mainstream success came when she was cast as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (released in 1999, 2002 and 2005). In 1999, she enrolled at Harvard University to study psychology while still working as an actress. She completed her bachelor’s degree in 2003.

In 2001, Portman opened in New York City’s Public Theater production of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. In 2005, Portman won a Golden Globe Award and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama Closer. She won a Constellation Award for Best Female Performance and a Saturn Award for Best Actress for her starring role in V for Vendetta (2006). She played leading roles in the historical dramas Goya’s Ghosts (2006) and The Other Boleyn Girl (2008). In May 2008, she served as the youngest member of the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival jury. Portman’s directorial debut, Eve, opened the 65th Venice International Film Festival’s shorts competition in 2008. Portman directed a segment of the collective film New York, I Love You. Portman is also known for her portrayal as Jane Foster, the love interest of Marvel superhero Thor, in the film adaptation Thor (2011), and its sequel, Thor: The Dark World (2013).

In 2010, Portman starred in the psychological thriller Black Swan. Her performance received critical praise and earned her a second Golden Globe Award, the Screen Actors Guild Award, the BAFTA Award, the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award and the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2011.

 Image:Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

BEAUTY

FRAGRANCE

DIOR: MISS DIOR LE PARFUM

Miss Dior Le Parfum is the new perfume extract, more dense and rich with pronounced sophisticated character. The scent is described as seductive, elegant, sensual and intoxicating nocturnal fragrance, suitable for special rendezvous. It states its femininity with oriental – chypre character and prominent and opulent floral notes. Perfumer François Demachy said he “wanted to bring something precious and luminous to the composition of Miss Dior Le Parfum, like an oriental jewellery set or the reflections of shimmering fabric.” The composition includes highly concentration of the following ingredients: mandarin, Bulgarian rose absolute, Turkish rose absolute, patchouli, amber and vanilla. The face of the perfume is elegant yet natural actress Natalie Portman who shows a new aspect of her seduction: more confident and more womanly. Miss Dior Le Parfum is available as a perfume extract in a bottle of 40 ml. Beautiful Natalie Portman in yet another Miss Dior (formerly Miss Dior Cherie) edition campaign. Miss Dior Le Parfum is announced as elegant, sensual and intoxicating nocturnal perfume extract. The nose behind this fragrance is Francois Demachy.

Image: fragrantica.com

NEWS

STARS IN DIOR: FROM THE SCREEN TO STREETS

THE EXHIBITION AT THE CHRISTIAN DIOR MUSEUM IN GRANVILLE, IN NORMANDY, IN THE VERY HOUSE WHERE THE COUTURIER SPENT HIS CHILDHOOD.

From Marilyn Monroe to Charlize Theron, Olivia De Havilland to Sophia Loren, Rita Hayworth to Sharon Stone, Ava Gardner to Marion Cotillard, the stars of the 7th art have often worn creations by the house of Dior, whether they were designed by its founder or his successors, on the set, at cinema-related events or simply in their everyday life. This exhibition retraces the ties, both friendly and professional, that linked the house of Dior and the stars of the silver screen. “In the play of mirrors where fashion and cinema reflect one another, in two visual worlds tied to emotion and beauty, the actress/client is transformed into a model or muse,” explains Florence Müller, the head curator of the exhibition.

 Image: dior.com