18 September 2012

What's going on this fall

Stella McCartney Fall 2012 Ready-to-wear

Taylor Tomasi Hill, New York Fashion Week September 2012

EN - The two leading colours of this autumn definitely have a strong personality. Blue, especially in the “electric” shade, will be the new black together with a very intense burgundy, with shades ranging from crimson to fuchsia. Blue matches delightfully the latest Chanel nail polish, Frenzy 559, a delicate grey with lavender gradations, while burgundy gets along divinely with the timeless Chanel Rouge Noir.

FR - Les protagonistes indiscutables de cet automne seront deux couleurs aux caractères marqués: le bleu, surtout dans sa tonalité “électrique”, sera le nouveau noir avec un bordeaux intense aux nuances qui vont du bourgogne au fuchsia. Le bleu s'assortit délicieusement avec le dernier vernis de Chanel, Frenzy 559, un gris délicat aux nuances lavande, alors que le bordeaux s'entend parfaitement avec un grand classique intemporel de Chanel, le Rouge Noir.

IT - I protagonisti indiscussi di questo autunno saranno due colori dal carattere molto deciso: il blu, soprattutto nella gradazione “elettrica”, sarà il nuovo nero insieme ad un intenso bordeaux con sfumature che spaziano dal borgogna al fucsia. Il blu si intona deliziosamente con l'ultimo smalto arrivato in casa Chanel, il Frenzy 559, un delicato grigio con sfumature lavanda, mentre il bordeaux va perfettamente d'accordo con uno smalto che è un classico intramontabile di Chanel, il Rouge Noir.


Chloé Fall 2012 Ready-to-wear
Manicure with Chanel Frenzy 559 
Manicure with Chanel Rouge Noir 18

EN - There will be an invasion of colourful geometric prints to the detriment of the supremacy of the monochromatic fabrics of the last years.

FR - Il y aura une invasion d’imprimés géométriques de toutes les couleurs au détriment des  rassurantes teintes uniformes protagonistes des dernières années.

IT - Ci sarà un'invasione di coloratissime stampe geometriche a discapito delle rassicuranti tinte unite protagoniste degli ultimi anni.

Prada Fall 2012 Ready-to-waer
Jessica Quirk from “What I Wore”

EN - After years of towering heels (often uncomfortable and painful), the medium heel finally is again fashionable. Terribly chic, it is a relief for all women who use the shoes for walking and at the same time don't want to give up to the elegance of the heels. One inch heels, featured in the latest collections of Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Chloé and Chanel, have been worn by many fashionistas at London and New York fashion weeks. What a revolution!

FR - Après des années de suprématie des talons très hauts (souvent inconfortables et  douloureux), finalement cette année le talon moyen est retourné à la mode. Terriblement chic et discret, il est un soulagement pour toutes les femmes qui utilisent les chaussures pour marcher sans vouloir renoncer à l’élégance du talon. Le talon moyen, présent dans les dernières collections de Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Chloé et Chanel, a été repéré aux pieds de beaucoup des fashionistas  aux fashion weeks à New York et Londres. Quelle révolution!
(Merci Davide pour la correction de la traduction)

IT - Dopo anni di predominio di tacchi altissimi (molto spesso scomodi e dolorosi), finalmente quest'anno il mezzo tacco torna di moda. Decisamente chic e discreto, è un sollievo per tutte le donne che usano le scarpe per camminare e al tempo stesso non vogliono rinunciare all'eleganza del tacco. Il mezzo tacco, presente nelle ultime collezioni di Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Chloé e Chanel, è stato avvistato ai piedi di molte fashioniste durante le fashion week di New York e Londra. Che rivoluzione!

L.K. Bennet London Fall 2012


Images:  Beauty And The Dirt - buy now, blog later - CHANEL.com - From Me To You by Jamie Beck - LK Bennett Online Shop - Studded Hearts - Style.com - What I Wore

06 September 2012

My Lieblingsorte in Munich


I know the Bavarian capital very well as I spent there the past three years, so I thought to realize a small “shopping & food” guide about Munich, that is something you can look through in addition to your professional tourist guide. The central thread is “where would I go if I spent forty-eight hours again in Munich?” and so here you are my favourite places ("Lieblingsorte") in Munich!


SHOPPING

The first place where I would go is certainly the department store Oberpollinger (Neuhauser Straße 18) because there I feel like Holly Golightly at Tiffany, where “nothing very bad could happen to you there”. I would love to have lunch at Le Buffet Restaurant on the fifth floor. From the terrace you can enjoy a beautiful view of Munich from above that becomes superb in a sunny day.

The terrace of the department store Oberpollinger located in Munich (Neuhauser Straße 18), Germany.

Then I would go to the Einkaufspassage Fünf Höfe (Theatinerstraße 15) that I find architecturally wonderful and the selection of shops inside is very refined. I would visit above all:
  • Longchamp (Maffeistraße 6-8 ) for the updates on the latest colours of Le Pliage bags;
  • Mohrmann Basics (Maffeistraße 6) for the sophisticated selection of the latest cutting-edge fashion trends;
  • Pupille (Theatinerstraße 8) that has a great selection of the coolest sunglasses of the moment;
  • Muji (Kardinal-Faulhaber-Straße 11) as I am fascinated by the Japanese design and pragmatism;
  • St. Emile (Theatinerstraße 15 ) because I find this brand spectacular!

The Einkaufspassage Fünf Höfe located in Munich (Theatinerstraße 15), Germany.

After Fünf Höfe I would go the bags store of the German brand Bree (Salvatorstraße 2, Zugang Theatinerstraße). There you can find practical bags of high quality leather.

I would go also to the department store Ludwig Beck (Marienplatz 11) and I would at once have a look at the section dedicated to the hats at the ground floor, because it is simply chic and refined.

The department store Ludwig Beck located in Munich (Marienplatz 11), Germany.

TEA

It is very agreeable during Munich's cold and snowy winter having a cup of tea or hot chocolate with a piece of cake in an elegant café.

My favourite café is Café Luitpold (Brienner Strasse 11), opened since 1888, has a very elegant atmosphere and all the cakes are delicious!


Café Luitpold located in Munich (Brienner Strasse 11), Germany.

Do you want to eat some macarons as good as in France? Then you should go to Cafè Maelu (Theatinerstrasse 32).

For a typical British breakfast at whatever time of the day go to The Victorian House (Frauenstraße 14).

The Victorian House Café located in Munich (Frauenstraße 14), Germany.

HAPPY HOUR

My favourite places for the happy hour are:
  • Brenner (Maximilianstraße 15), located in the elegant and expensive Maximilianstraße, has a very dynamic mood;
  • Dukatz (Maffeistraße 3a), where you can go for a happy hour as well as for breakfast (Dukatz's manager is French so you can find there delicious croissants);
The restaurant/café Brenner located in Munich (Maximilianstraße 15), Germany.

DINNER

Concerning dinner, I bet you can find on your tourist guide all the best places where to eat great Bavarian food, so I am going to advice you the best place where you can eat a pizza worthy of an Italian palate: Riva Tal (Tal 44).

The restaurant Riva Tal located in Munich (Tal 44), Germany.

WELLNESS

I advice you the Blue Spa of the Hotel Bayerischer Hof (Promenadeplatz 2-6) for a pure relaxation and regeneration high above the roofs of Munich!

The Blue Spa of the Hotel Bayerischer Hof located in Munich (Promenadeplatz 2-6), Germany.



Gute Reise nach München!



Images: brennergrill.de, de.wikipedia.org, fabeau.de,  munich-eventlocations.de, oberpollinger.de, parkavenue.de, riva-tal.de, victorianhouse.de.

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