31 January 2011

A poetry made of light


EN - The latest Haute Couture collection (S/S 2011) by Chanel enchants and captivates. On the catwalk a fairy tale was told, whose words were wonderful gowns full of grace and femininity with luminous and impalpable fabrics, indefinite and soft lines.

IT - Incanta ed ammalia l'ultima collezione Haute Couture di Chanel (P/E 2011). Sulla passerella sfila una fiaba, narrata attraverso meravigliosi abiti pieni di grazia e femminilità, composti da delicati tessuti luminosi ed impalpabili, indefinitivamente strutturati in linee morbide, sinuose e leggere.


EN - The guests present were very elegant: sophisticated Lou Doillon in black and gold, classic Gaia Repossi with wide black trousers and a grey bouclé blazer (Chanel cut) with the three-quarters sleeves (this detail is already so vernal).
 
IT - Eleganti le ospiti presenti: sofisticata Lou Doillon in nero ed oro e classica Gaia Repossi in ampi pantaloni neri e giacca bouclé grigia (dal classico taglio Chanel) con le maniche a tre quarti (che fanno già primavera).

Lou Doillon arrives at the Chanel show as part of the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 
at Pavillon Cambon Capucines on January 25, 2011 in Paris, France.

Gaia Repossi attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 
at Pavillon Cambon Capucines on January 25, 2011 in Paris, France.


EN - Definitely aristocratic Inès de la Fressange in black and white and casual with her turtleneck. Original the addition the the third tone, the grey colour.

IT - Aristocratica Inès de la Fressange in bianco e nero e sportiva con un pullover a collo alto. Originale l'aggiunta del terzo tono, il grigio.

Inès de la Fressange attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011
at Pavillon Cambon Capucines on January 25, 2011 in Paris, France. 


EN - Kirsten Dunst chose a blue dress (less predictable than a black one). A bit rock and (already) a bit Byzantine Anna Mouglalis, in black with gold seams.

IT - Kirsten Dunst ha optato per un intramontabile blu (meno scontato del nero). Un po' rock e (già) un po' bizantina Anna Mouglalis, in un completo in pelle con cuciture oro.

Kirsten Dunst and Anna Mouglalis attend the Chanel show as part of the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 at Pavillon Cambon Capucines on January 25, 2011 in Paris, France. 


EN - This is a haute couture that abandons the self-referentiality, though maintaining its (huge) distances with the ready-to-wear.

IT - È questa una haute couture che mette da parte l'autoreferenzialità, pur mantenendo le sue (enormi) distanze dal prêt-à-porter.




Sources of the images: Style.com, Zimbio

23 January 2011

Don't use the straw bag in summer #2

New York City


EN - Do you remember when last year I told you about the trend, in Munich, of using the straw bag exclusively in winter, abandoning it at the beginning of the spring and accurately rebuffing it during the summer?
Well, it's the same in New York!
Far away from the typical atmosphere of Capri and Saint-Tropez and used in a snowy city, the straw bag becomes absolutely snob and original, especially if it will be definitively put inside the wardrobe as soon as the spring arrives.
PS: Also Valentine, in Paris, does the same!


IT - Vi ricordate quando l'anno scorso vi ho parlato della tendenza, a Monaco di Baviera, di usare la borsa di paglia esclusivamente in inverno, abbandonarla agli albori della primavera e snobbarla accuratamente d'estate?
Bene, è la stessa cosa anche a New York!
Estrapolata dalle sue atmosfere di Capri e Saint-Tropez ed usata per le strade di una città innevata, la borsa di paglia acquista un'aurea assolutamente snob ed originale, soprattutto se verrà definitivamente riposta nell'armadio non appena arriva la primavera.
PS: Anche Valentine, a Parigi, fa lo stesso!




Source of the images: From Me To You (post of January 19, 2011 10:25 AM)

20 January 2011

Rouge


EN - My pale complexion and my black hair don't allow me to renounce it. I couldn't, although I am crossing a minimalist phase.

IT - Il mio pallido incarnato ed i miei capelli neri non mi permettono di rinunciarvi. Non potrei, nonostante stia attraversando una fase minimalista.


EN - Declined in the shades of pink and red, this tiny precious object - often a work of art and design - always finds place in my bag, even in the smallest one.

IT - Declinato nei toni del rosato o del mattone, questo minuscolo oggetto prezioso - spesso un'opera d'arte di design -  trova sempre posto nella mia borsa, anche nella più piccola


EN - In the chromatic spectrum, particular electromagnetic wavelengths (between 630 and 760 nm) are given the names of burgundy, garnet, carmine, rust, cardinal red, cerise, scarlet, crimson, reddish purple, magenta... in another dimension called perfumery, I was literally conquered by amusing #75, rose stiletto #9 and mauve defilé #680. For each woman her colours, for each woman her tiny magic wand.

IT - Nello spettro cromatico, a particolari lunghezze d'onda elettromagnetiche (tra i 630 e i 760 nm) viene dato il nome di bordeaux, granato, carminio, ruggine, cardinale, ciliegia, scarlatto, cremisi, amaranto, magenta, malva... io, in un'altra dimensione chiamata profumeria, sono stata  letteralmente conquistata da amusing #75, rose stiletto #9 e mauve defilé #680. Ad ogni donna i suoi colori, ad ogni donna la sua piccola bacchetta magica.



Sources of the images: French Frosting, From Me To You, Little Snob Thing, Style Scrapbook, Zimbio

12 January 2011

Austerity

A general view of models posing at the Stella McCartney 2011 Autumn presentation on January 10, 2011 in New York City.

 A general view of models posing at the Stella McCartney 2011 Autumn presentation on January 10, 2011 in New York City.


EN - Tired of studs and sequins, bored with fluorescent colours, scared by the mix & match, slightly disgusted by the animal prints... essentially I am not a lover of the excesses.
Both because of my disposition (at school the uniform was mandatory) and thanks to a higher understanding of the mechanisms of the elegance, a new (old) philosophy can now begin. Few colours will be preferred: black, white, grey, brown and light blue, until spring, when chromatic (but not conceptual) variations will be brought. No more than two colours on (black and white excepted), absolutely self-coloured. The quality will unquestionably prevail against the quantity. Only what fits to me will be worn, even if it is poles apart from from what is in fashion.
Purified from the excesses, free from the needless, I will be perhaps a little bit austere, but surely simple, linear and essential, therefore elegant. Waiting for desiring again a baroque phase (of course slightly austere).


IT - Stanca di  borchie e paillettes, annoiata dai colori fluo, terrorizzata dal mix & match, vagamente nauseata dalle stampe animalier... sostanzialmente non amante degli eccessi. 
Complice un po' la mia indole (a scuola vigeva l'obbligo della divisa) ed acquisita adesso una maggiore comprensione dei meccanismi dell'eleganza, che abbia inizio una nuova (vecchia) filosofia. Saranno privilegiati pochi colori: bianco, nero, grigio, marrone e celeste, in attesa della primavera, quando saranno apportate delle variazioni cromatiche, ma non concettuali. Addosso al massimo due colori (esclusi il bianco ed il nero), assolutamente a tinta unita. La qualità prevarrà insindacabilmente sulla quantità: meglio pochi ma buoni. Sarà indossato solo ciò che sta bene, anche se diametralmente opposto a ciò che va di moda.
Purificata dagli eccessi, libera dal superfluo, sarò forse un po' austera, ma sicuramente semplice, lineare ed essenziale, quindi elegante. Aspettando nuovamente la voglia di una fase barocca (naturalmente anch'essa leggermente austera). 



Sources of the photos: Blog de pomeline, French Frosting, knight cat, Little Snob Thing, Style.it, Studded Hearts, Zimbio

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