Monthly Archives: agosto 2014

“A woman’s chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.”

Nathaniel Hawthorne

TRENDS

TREND OF THE MONTH

CABAN

Comfortable, warm and practical, in its most classical version.

Image: Steven Meisel

TRENDS

ACCESSORIES

GUCCI: LEOPARD-PRINT CALF HAIR SNEAKERS

Add pattern and texture to off-duty looks with Gucci’s leopard-print calf hair sneakers. This comfortable pair has been constructed in Italy and trimmed with black leather.

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FASHION SHOWS

THEMES

CABAN

Themes from Fall/Winter 2014/2015 Collections

  • Alexander Wang
  • Gucci
  • Dolce Gabbana
  • Aquilano Rimondi
Images: style.com

SHOPPING

BUY IT

MICHAEL KORS

Double-breasted wool-blend blazer

GET IT HERE!
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SHOPPING

THE BOOK

JOURDAN DUNN: MISS VOGUE APRIL 2014

Dunn is photographed by Angelo Pennetta in Venice Beach, Los Angeles.
Dunn chats about her new-found friendship with Beyoncé and being a top model. She’s also serving as a speaker at the Vogue Festival, a fashion convention in which industry insiders discuss various topics. Dunn will join Karlie Kloss and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, to talk about opportunities and trials in modeling.

Image: Angelo Pennetta

MUSE

JOURDAN DUNN

Jourdan Dunn (born 3 August 1990) is a British fashion model. She was discovered in Hammersmith Primark in 2006 and signed to Storm Model Management in London shortly thereafter. In 2008, she was the first black model to walk a Prada runway in over a decade. She has attracted attention because of the paucity of black models in the fashion modelling industry. In April 2014, it was announced that Dunn was signed as the new face of Maybelline New York. As of July 2014, she was declared an icon by models.com

Image: Damon Baker

BEAUTY

FRAGRANCE

GUCCI: GUCCI PREMIERE EAU DE TOILETTE

Gucci Premiere Eau de Parfum was launched in 2012. Its Eau de Toilette version comes out in the summer of 2014 as a lighter and more delicate reinterpretation. The original fragrance is supposed to be used on special occasions such as red carpet events, while the new fragrance is more suitable for everyday events.
The composition opens with accords of bergamot and orange blossom that evoke the smell of vintage champagne. The heart offers an intensive bouquet of freesia, Bulgarian rose and jasmine embroidered with musk. Smoky leather, creamy woods and patchouli form the base of the perfume.

Image: fragrantica.com

NEWS

THE PERFORATED LIGHT BOX PHOTOGRAPHS OF DANIELE BUETTI

Daniele Buetti is a Swiss artist who, during his impressive career, has experimented with a variety of artistic forms, from photography and drawing to video, sculpture and installation. His creations blend popular culture references, newspaper and magazine headlines, commercial fashion photography and a certain dose of existentialism, all with a remarkable sophistication and sensitivity. His most famous series to date is called “Dreams result in more dreams” and is a collection of perforated light box photographs, based on fashion and beauty magazine images. The enlarged photos are further adorned with speech bubbles that address psychological and philosophical issues such as “Is life really worth living?”, “Does it damage us psychologically when we destroy something we find beautiful?”, “Which role does desire play in art?” or “Is there a ‘true’ nature?”. By taking the photographs away from their original context, the artist speaks about the emotional relationship between appearance and reality and reveals the omnipotence of the media in our society, as well as the vulnerability of human nature.
Buetti uses light to magnetize the viewer in the same way that the mass media use beauty. “Light, no doubt, is the most seductive and the most magical of all the media. Flashing, colorfully sparkling spots enthrall us like moths drawn to the light. This simple, indeed crude trick allows me to lead the observers very close to the work. To seduce, to bewitch them, in order then to, almost imperceptibly, confront them with sentences and questions, swirling as speech bubbles around the models,” explains the artist. Standing somewhere the kitsch and the surreal, his creations raise important existential questions about the relationship between the seducer and the seduced, the mass media and our personal identity, and challenge our perception of reality with their hypnotic allure and otherworldly beauty.

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