Monthly Archives: julio 2015

“Nowhere beats the heart so kindly as beneath the tartan plaid.”

William Edmondstoune Aytoun

TRENDS

TREND OF THE MONTH

TARTAN

Classic print hailing from the Highlands with which fashion has an enduring love affair.

Image: Craig McDean

TRENDS

ACCESSORIES

SAINT LAURENT: SUEDE OVER THE KNEE BOOTS

A key style for this season, Saint Laurent’s over-the-knee boots have been made in Italy from soft black suede. They’re lined with supple leather and finished with discreet elasticated inserts and a sturdy block mid-heel for a comfortable stride. Wear them with high hemlines or skinny pants. Heel measures approximately 75mm/ 3 inches and Zip fastening along side.

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FASHION SHOWS

THEMES

TARTAN

Themes from Fall/Winter 2015/2016 Collections

  • 3.1 Phillip Lim
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim
  • Daizy Shely
  • Custo Barcelona
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SHOPPING

BUY IT

BURBERRY PRORSUM

Checked wool and cashmere-blend cape

GET IT HERE!
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SHOPPING

THE BOOK

DAKOTA JOHNSON: MODERN WEEKLY MAGAZINE CHINA FEBRUARY 2015

Image: Eric Guillemain

MUSE

DAKOTA JOHNSON

Dakota Mayi Johnson (born October 4, 1989) is an American actress and model, who played the lead role in the short-lived Fox sitcom Ben and Kate (2012–2013) and appeared in The Social Network (2010), Beastly (2011), 21 Jump Street (2012), and Need for Speed (2014). Most recently, Johnson was cast in the lead role of Anastasia Steele in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey (2015).

Image: Autumn De Wide

BEAUTY

FRAGRANCE

BURBERRY: BURBERRY BRIT NEW YEAR EDITION POUR FEMME

Burberry Brit New Year Edition Pour Femme by Burberry is a Oriental fragrance for women. Burberry Brit New Year Edition Pour Femme was launched in 2010. Top notes are citruses, pink pepper and clove; middle notes are cinnamon and peony; base notes are woodsy notes, amber and tonka bean.

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NEWS

“SHOES: PLEASURE AND PAIN” EXHIBITION AT VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM

A new exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum, London, pays homage the different cultural connotations of shoes and their transformative power, while examining the latest technological advances that have created new possibilities in shoe design. The exhibition, titled “Shoes: Pleasure and Pain”, juxtaposes historical and contemporary styles from all around the world, from ancient Greek gladiator sandals to architect Zaha Hadid’s sculptural creations, all carefully selected for their cutting edge design and their historic significance. More than 250 pairs are on display, many of which belong to celebrities and have never been displayed before, including shoes worn by Queen Victoria, Marilyn Monroe, Sarah Jessica Parker, Daphne Guinness, Kylie Minogue and Lady Gaga.
The exhibition has gathered the world’s greatest designers, from Manolo Blahnik and Christian Louboutin to Roger Vivier, Jimmy Choo and Prada, offering visitors the chance to discover why shoes are still considered an object of desire, capable of revealing or disguising their owner’s emotional state, socio-cultural background and aspirations. “Shoes are one of the most telling aspects of dress. Beautiful, sculptural objects, they are also powerful indicators of gender, status, identity, taste and even sexual preference. Our choice in shoes can help project an image of who we want to be,” explains the exhibition’s curator Helen Persson.
“Shoes: Pleasure and Pain” is divided into different themes that explore a specific quality associated with shoes: transformation is dedicated to the magical power of shoes and the way they are portrayed in myths and fairy tales; status examines how extravagant and impractical shoes have been often used as a status symbol; seduction explores shoes as an symbol of sexual empowerment; while two different sections look at shoes as commodities and collectibles, while covering the shifts in production and consumption, focusing on the future of shoe design. “Shoes: Pleasure and Pain” runs from June 13 to January 31, 2016, at Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL, London.
Image: vam.ac.uk

Image: vam.ac.uk