Thursday, 28 April 2011

La Farmacia...

Santa Maria Novella is one of the oldest pharmacies in the world, established by the dominican fathers in 1221. In 1612, the grand duke Medici gave the fathers permission to open a store to the public. Since then, their herbal secrets have become internationally renowned. The range is exquisitely packaged and consists of colognes, candles, soaps, creams, oils and the most distinguished product in the ancient range, the pot-pourri.













Tuesday, 26 April 2011

The future is here...

Anastasia Radevich is a Canadian cobbler with a futuristic vision. She honed her skills at the London School of Fashion and had stints with Alexander McQueen and Nicholas Kirkwood. Her first hand-finished collection "Biofuture" was exhibited at a London gallery in 2009, since then she has continued to make spectacular looking shoes.

Dreamfall collection

Dreamfall collection

Kinetik collection

Kinetik collection

Biofuture collection

Biofuture collection

"Inspiration"

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Kate is still super...

The incredible Miss Moss, looking spectacular and photographed by Mert & Marcus in French Vogue.





Thursday, 21 April 2011

Bold brow...

If eyes are the window to the soul, then your brows are the window frame. Luckily, the trend for a strong, daring eyebrow is in. A good eye gel and pencil will keep them looking beautifully groomed.









Fashion with a twist...

Belgian artist Francois Cadiere will be collaborating with luxury label Louis Vuitton on a collection of silk, printed scarves. His take on FW 2011 depicts the different ways on how to wear scarves. The artist is renowned for his photography and handmade collages, all treated with a quirky surrealist edge. Enjoy!



Images FW 2011 via magazine.motilo.com

 His other works - just amazing...




Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Icon...

Barbie the fashion icon has been in the biz for over 50 years and she hasn't aged a bit. Plastic really is fantastic!


Le Chapeau...


Maison Michel, founded in 1936, is the place to have a hat made in Paris. They first designed for Pierre Cardin, then other famous houses such as YSL, Nina Ricci, Lanvin and Chanel who took over the house in 1996. The artistic director is Laetitia Crahay who designs hats and hair accessories. Her styles have a feminine refinement with a rock chic attitude. A visit to the Maison is a must next time you’re in Paris!












Sunday, 17 April 2011

One to watch...

I first noticed Michael van der Ham when I saw his SS2011 collection, which was collages of different fabrics and textures combined to make unique and beautiful fashion. This collection was inspired by the great Hollywood costume designer Adrian. His winter collection sees more of the same technique, but with solid colours and luscious velours. Take a look.

SS2011
SS2011

SS2011

SS2011

SS2011

FW2011

FW2011


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