Posts tagged feminine
Catwalk La-lovin! { Chanel Couture }

My goodness it has been faaar too long since I've posted anything! This last week was ridiculously busy so please excuse my silence and prepare to be bombarded with my overflowing desire to share and be creative to make up for the lack thereof recently. So today, I've picked my favourite items from the Chanel Spring 2009 Couture Collection. Creamy, textured, white with amazing detailed headpieces, light and fresh, totally feminine and jazzed up with hints of black. Fabulous. Enjoy!

And of course, the man himself: Karl Lagerfeld:

Interestingly enough, I was reading Dion Chang's  piece in Elle this month and he talks about Twitter and how Lagerfeld has over 270 000 followers, only 51 tweets and follows... No one. Dion says: "That level of arrogance is somehow fabulously appealing and - if truth be told - is the ego massage Twitter so readily provides." Follow them both: http://twitter.com/dionchang and http://twitter.com/Karl_Lagerfeld

Thanks to Style.com

I <3 Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette

J'adore director Sofia Coppola's film about France's doomed young queen, Marie Antoinette (released 2006). Based on the book by Antonia Fraser, with Kirsten Dunst as the main character, this film is one I watch over and over to perv over the exquisite styling, set, Versailles, decor, fashion and even food!

Coppola's modern twist on a historical tale highlights the awkwardness of arranged marriages, the ridiculousness of the expectations put on the queen to 'produce' an heir and the naivety of the queen as to how unusual her opulent lifestyle was.

In terms of styling the costumes are rich, intricate and French/Victorian with that same modern twist seen here or there in terms of colour or materials used. The music contrasts with the setting, from rock to feminist punk tunes it only adds to the irony and effectiveness of the movie. Dunst is amazing in her role and looks stunning  and feminine throughout the movie.

Wikepedia: The Styling..."Milena Canonero and six assistant designers created the gowns, hats, suits and prop costume pieces. Ten rental houses were also employed, and the wardrobe unit had seven transport drivers. Shoes were made by Manolo Blahnik and Pompei, and hundreds of wigs and hair pieces were made by Rocchetti & Rocchetti.  Ladurée made the pastries for the film; its famous macarons are featured in a scene between Marie-Antoinette and Ambassador Mercy."

http://www.yourfantasycostume.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/marie-antoinette.jpg, http://analienparisienne.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/marie_antoinette.jpg, http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/07/12/kirstendunst_wideweb__470x298,0.jpg, http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/12/26/MA_061219115749264_wideweb__300x375.jpg, http://soberingconclusion.com/movies/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/marie-antoinette.jpg, http://z.about.com/d/movies/1/0/A/i/N/marieantoinettepubp.jpg, http://specullector.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/teenqueen.jpg,http://www.toutlecine.com/images/star/0006/00062184-sofia-coppola.html, http://www.flickr.com/photos/33147213@N03/3283041874/,http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kri3la5Gna1qzeglvo1_500.jpg, http://www.flickr.com/photos/26238029@N04/4618271519/

Appreciation Station: Oysho & David Hamilton

Whilst perusing a gorgeous blog, Lola is Beauty, I came upon the clothing brand: Oysho. Its b.e.a.uitful!! And the latest collection was inspired by a photographer's work, namely, David Hamilton.

Oysho

They were established in 2001 and are based in Tordera (Barcelona). Feminine, stylish and pretty with a dash of nostalgia. Each section is divided with a quote adding a story-like quality to it all. e.g: That afternoon, silence reined under the majestic chestnut tree. A gentle summer afternoon breeze gradually entered, rustling the tree's jagged leaves.

David Hamilton

According to Wikipedia, Hamilton was born in 1933 and was an evacuee from London to Dorset during World War 2. This is said to have influenced his work as well as his current country of residence: France. He worked as a designer for Elle and Queen Magazine as well as Art Director for Printemps in Paris. His photographs became popular in the 1960s and the hazy, feminine style came back into fashion in various magazines, such as Vogue, in 2003. He produced numerous books of his work during this time. His photos have a soft, eerie feel to them and this ethereal style is still attempted by many photographers today. These particular photos are from his book Demoiselles published in 1972.

Thanks to Lola In Beauty, Wikipedia and Oysho. Pic sources: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_sT25j09iTbY/SmgA2d6G3kI/AAAAAAAAT90/6biCSVI1g6Y/s400/David+Hamilton+....jpg,   https://thethinkingtank.wordpress.com/2009/11/page/2/

i <3 GALAXIE ANDREWS

Wow. I love photography at the best of times but this girl just has a way of doing it that makes it seem fresh and cool and yet... classic and vintage with depth. Her pictures are real and emotional and artistic and she seems to do mostly couples, maternity pictures and fashion shots. She loves polaroids and pretty things, nature and romance.

In her about me section she says, "I favour absolute honesty and intimacy over forced smiles and cliches.While being recptive to imperfection and the ordinary."

I also really like the way she meets with people for a chat over coffee or whatever to get to know them and really capture their true personality in the photos. And, the way she expresses something totally different with each set and even with each photo! Someone commented on her blog saying this:

luminescent one is she…

one that captures those breathlessly…

lighted within, many contend,

eye to hand with rules to bend

exploration to be viewed

gracefully poised, Miss Andrews

http://galaxieandrews.wordpress.com

Such humour in these "Modern Love Pics"...