Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tom Ford's new womenswear collection

It's not new for many that Tom Ford already launched his new womenswear collection, the one that everyone has been waiting for. It's been on every magazine, from Harper's Bazaar to Vogue Korea. And I really think that he made quite a comeback.

Tom Ford presented a collection really true to himself, with his own signature sensuality, amazing dresses, best frabric choices, sexy silhouettes and everything else that made him a total success back when he was in Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci as creative director.

For his "debut" show, he chose great female icons to walk down the runway, starting with Beyoncé, who opened the show. Choosing women from all ages, from early 20's to almost 70, to show that her clothes fit all. "There used to be a look for women who were older. You didn’t wear certain things, you did your hair a certain way – but today, 70-year-old women who keep themselves together want to look just like their 25 (year-old) counterparts,’ says Ford.

As a target, he chose intelligent women, with a live, kids, from different ages, inspirational and also iconic and this comes to light, when you see the pieces he presented. He made a great statement for an interview: "The women (in my show) don’t change their look from day to day. They have figured out who they are – that’s what makes you iconic, by the way. Figure out who you are, figure out what you like, figure out what you look good in."

His designs have an "elegant sophistication", as he said, he's now a more mature designer who thinks in his clients and also in selling. Of course, price tags on his clothes are a little bit higher, from $3800 for a jacket to $35000 for a dress. But at the end, the price you pay, worth it. Hand-painted silk, feathers, lace, crocodile skin and mother of pearl sequins are a few of the materials you could find in his gorgeous collection.

Someday I'll have one of his dresses, in the mean time I'll satisfy myself by watching over and over again pictures from the editorial and from his fashion show.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Beyoncé & Thierry Mugler

I'm not Beyoncé's biggest fan, I kinda like some songs (of course "Single Ladies" is one of them) but I must accept the she and her creative team has made an amazing job putting the "I Am" tour on stage.

Like any other big artist, like Madonna, Lady Gaga or Britney, there are some elements of vital importance like the set design, coreographies and of course, the costume design. Starting a few years ago we've seen some great collaborations between singers and fashion designers, like Madonna and Ricardo Tisci, Britney with DSquared and Beyoncé with Thierry Mugler.

Thierry Mugler was huge during the 80's and 90's, famous for creating highly-stylized silhouettes, very feminine and making emphasis on the female body. Another characteristic is his mixture of materiales, playing with leather, metal, vinyl.

I found this video, where it shows some of the pieces that Mugler exclusively designed for Beyoncé's tour and they're just amazing. The way he creates a real piece of cloth from a sketch, respecting everything that's included on the drawing just leaves you speechless. I've seen some of this designs he made on videos, but never got a closer look like the ones you'll see here. From sequins to an amazing "robot costume" made out of plastic and metal, we assure Thierry's greatness as a avant garde fashion designer.

Click here so you can watch the video (sorry I couldn't find the embed thingy to post it).

Friday, December 10, 2010

New Chanel face

Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld just chose the new face for the brand and I couldn't be happier. Blake Lively, the star of Gossip Girl, was in Paris shooting the new advertising campaign that will be launch next year.

Besides her success as Serena in Gossip Girl, she's now a fashion icon, front row girl in most of the fashion shows, has an amazing body (specially her boobs and legs) and also she's been on the cover of Vogue twice and a third time in the cover of the "best dressed" issue. She's one of Anna Wintour's friend, they both attended to the Chanel couture show in Paris and this might be one of the reason why she's gonna be on the new ad campaign.

She's like my number one crush right one and I think she fits perfectly for Chanel, I guess she's gonna look like a blonde version of Daria Werbowy. Sometimes I hate watching some celebrities on fashion ad campaigns (like Angelina Jolie or Lily Allen), but Blake is Blake and no one will be like her. So I can't wait to see this ads! Anxiety attack 'til I see the first photo of her wearing Chanel from head to toes.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Alexander McQueen by Nick Knight

Like two days ago I posted an entry about Alexander McQueen getting the Outstanding Achievement Award at the British Fashion Awards. Also I named a video that Nick Knight was doing, also styled by Edward Enninful and with a soundtrack by Björk.

So thanks to my friend Faby, I got the chance to see the video and of course, start my emotional rollercoaster, loving every second of the video, listening to Björk and also kinda teary and sad because of Lee's absence in this world.

I think the video is a master piece and McQueen's designs go beyond anything that we've ever imagined to see on a runway, plus Knight's amazing images and Björk's unique voice.

God save McQueen

To Lee, With Love, Nick - A Tribute to Alexander McQueen By Nick Knight from SHOWstudio on Vimeo.

I ♥ Joan Rivers

I don't care what people says about Joan Rivers. I just adore her. I know that she's an old snob-y lady, but we have to accept that sometimes she's so right with her comments... And even if you agree or disagree with her, she's always funny and sarcastic.

So I found this video, "Closet Confessions" from Bluefly and besides her amazing clothes collections, her thousands of Valentinos, just watching her, at her 70's, making fun of herself, criticizing Lady Gaga and Victoria Beckham... is priceless.

Just watch it! Maybe you'll laugh or maybe you'll hate her even more, I just know that I want to be like her when I'm old.

Watch live streaming video from bluefly at

Monday, December 6, 2010

An award for McQueen

Tomorrow at the British Fashion Awards, Alexander McQueen will receive a posthumous award for his contribution to fashion. Stephen Jones, Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano are some of the designer who have won this prize before.

To celebrate this unique event/award, Nick Knight will present a film he directed featuring Lee's most iconic pieces, styled by Edward Enninful and with a soundtrack by Björk.

"This film is my way of speaking about a very unique and important person who changed my life. My desire was to speak in some way about the dark and the light contained within Lee, and within us all," Nick Knight said.

"The Outstanding Achievement Award celebrates the exceptional talent of an individual who has contributed to the British fashion industry, both internationally and here in the UK, throughout their career," Harold Tillman explained. There was only one person we felt we could recognise with this award this year - Lee McQueen."

"We are honoured to accept the BFC Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Award and that the British Fashion Council have recognised Lee's work and contribution to the British fashion industry," Jonathan Akeroyd, chief executive of Alexander McQueen, said.

As I've always said, McQueen could never be replaced and his work will be recognize everywhere, his legacy is one of a kind, his work, unique.

R.I.P Lee