Dienstag, 28. Februar 2012

Auf den Hund gekommen bzw. Wau-Effekt

Für alle Felle - Zwanzig Designer kleiden zugunsten eines Unices Hilfsprojektes Plüschmöpse ein und bleiben auch hierbei ihrem charakteristischen Stil treu.

Die zwanzig modischen Steiff-Möpse werden ab März nacheinander bei Ebay im INternet versteigert. Für Fashionfans ein Pflichttermin, denn die Sammlerstücke sind absolute Unikate!!!!!!



Roberto Cavalli


Viktor & Rolf

Giuseppe Zanotti

Mit dem Erlös wird ein Unicef-Schulprojekt für Straßenkinder in Bangladesch unterstützt!

 Mitmachen und Ersteigern!!!!!!!!!

Keep smiling
(pics via Vogue)



Milan always dishes up lots of velvet, silk and fur but for fall it was an over-abundant feast of riches. Prada, the most directional collection, dished up big chunky jewels stitched to the hems of trousers in 70s’ inspired geometric patterns and scattered over bodices of black dresses. Dolce & Gabbana took the baroque route and featured all black and gold brocade outfits on every single model in their finale – yes, even the knee socks and knickers were covered in gold. 


Milan can always be counted upon to present lots of fur – no matter how many protesters stand outside the show doors. Pretty much every collection – from the quirky Marni to the glamtastic Roberto Cavalli to the more sedate Max Mara showed fur of every type. Astrakhan, a flat curly lamb, was popular everywhere – it’s the kind of fur that can easily be replicated in fur or shown as crushed velvet. 


Gucci’s invitation felt like velvet and from that first day on, the plush pile showed up across the board – in everything from party shoes at Aquilano Rimondi and No 21, to printed gowns at Etro and black coats embroidered with crosses at Versace.


The colour of royalty took the crown as top shade for the season. Standout pieces included rich purple fur coats at Prada, bright purple knits and feathers at Moschino, and cheery purple tiered cocktail dresses at Emporio Armani.

Jil Sander

Pretty soft powdered shades of pale pink, pastel blue and sweet blush made a quiet yet still powerful colour sweep across the collections. A pale pink coat clutched closed by the model – think Grace Kelly as seen by Alfred Hitchcock – drew gasps of adoration at Raf Simons’ final collection for Jil Sander. Marni mixed icy blue with red, and Just Cavalli toned down their mix-and-clash frenzy with a small group of blush rose lace and jacquard pieces.


While many coats and an equal number of capes littered the runway, the oversized coat was the standout hit. Imagined with military styling (gold buttons) at Gucci and Max Mara, it had a more structural look at Gianfranco Ferrè and a couture impression at Jil Sander. Keep your eyes open for the crinkle patent trench – a strong look at Emilio Pucci, DSquared2 and Marni.

Dolce & Gabbana

All of the curvaceous knockout dresses were styled with bra cups, stretch insets and fitted seaming – whether that was more conservative at Bottega Veneta and Jil Sander or full-on glamourama at Versace and Dolce & Gabbana.

Aquilano Rimondi

Trousers cropped mid-calf popped up in every show. While we tend to associate this warm weather look with bare legs and flat sandals, for fall, it was shown with suits and knee socks with flat shoes. Smart sets included those in velvet-trimmed foulard patterns at Aquilano Rimondi, sexy skinny jeans at DSquared2, and studded with brooches at Prada.

Bottega Veneta

Peplums, an attached flat or gathered pieces of fabric that falls from the waist to hip, first showed up last season. For fall, it had oddly moved to the front of the outfit only. The effect looked like a little pouch over the model’s stomach. I might have expected to see this once but not over and over again at a variety of labels as diverse as Antonio Marras, Bottega Veneta, Francesco Scognamiglio and Emporio Armani. At Versace, they jutted out from the sides like fins.


And finally, the top two accessory stories – tied for 10th – were belts and flat mannish shoes. Belts were like weightlifter’s shields at Fendi, tassled PJ sashes at Gucci, and thin and belted high at Missoni. The major footwear story was flat oxfords and brogues – in patent with sparkle insets at Giorgio Armani, studded at Church’s, and in flat riding boots at Bottega Veneta.

.....Now from February 28th to March 7th - these are the days of Paris Fashion Week, which will see the alternation of the famous fashion Designer  creations in the shadow of the Eiffel tower!

Amusez-vous bien .....

le votre Angelique
(Pics vis fashiontrend)

Montag, 27. Februar 2012

Elegantly WAISTED

The timeless chic of the shirtwaister is spring´s answer to easy one-piece dressing. Button up and go......

Think of a shirtdress and feel free to stifle a yawn. But conjure up a shirtwaister and you´re transported to the sun-toasted cottons of the midcentury French Riviera, to the café society of Rome. Burberry Prorsum offered breezy cotton options with knot-and-bow detailing in flattering earthy shades, and Jil Sander´s Fifties-tinged couture elegance ushered a beguiling chic of beauty-parlour nipped button-through sheaths or swooshing Grace Kelly poplin affairs.
And what to wear on your feet?Classic raffia wedges or flat sandals spell laid-back glamour!

We´re ready to buddy up....

Keep smiling & styling
( pics Vogue UK)

Sonntag, 26. Februar 2012

Bonjour Oscars 2012 - Red carpet fashion best dressed

See what the stars are wearing the moment they hit the red carpet.

In a sea of black and red gowns, a fresh trend emerged on the ladies of the Oscars 2012 red carpet - the return of the waist. From  broach detail on Michelle Williams`s Vuitton gown to Meryl Streep´s embellished Lanvin belt and Angelina Jolie´s cascading velvet ruffle, the high fashion point of focus was somewhere around the middle.  See the girls who wore it best!!

Louis Vuitton




Elie Saab

Zuhair Murad

Louis Vuitton

Alexander McQueen


Tom Ford


Keep smiling & styling
(Pics Harpers Bazaar)

Mittwoch, 22. Februar 2012

London Fashion Week - Kate Chic

London gilt seit jeher als Wiege von Trends.
Britische Mode mit Ihren typischen Elementen zwischen Royal-Klassich und exzentrischen Punk hatte stets ihren eigenen Platz. Doch London fiel in den vergangenen Jahren gegenüber New York, Paris und Mailand immer weiter zurück. Nicht zuletzt der Frau von Prinz William, Herzogin Kate, ist es zu verdanken, dass sich das Blatt so langsam wendet. Was sie trägt, wird auf der ganzen Welt gekauft, kopiert, kommentiert. Glück für die Modebranche: Kate bevorzugt britische Designer!!

Auf der Londoner Modewoche gab es eine reichlich Auswahl an: Fell im Überfluss ( Mulberry) , große Pelzkrägen, Leder, Federn, Gold- und Kupfertöne, langgezogene Spitzenkragen ( Alice Temperley), Samt, Blumenranken im "Gothic-Stil" ( Sarah Burton), knielange Röcke, die von der Welt der Insekten inspiriert sind ( Fyodor Golan), die Farbe Ochsenblut (Burberry Prorsum), ungewöhnliche Schnitte  in Khaki, Grau und Schwarz, grafische Drucke und Muster, interessante Faltenwürfe und ungewöhnliche Kragen in Terrakottatöne,  surreale Prints ( Mary Katrantzou), Spitzenkleider in Neongelb ( Erdem), Elemente von Schuluniformen ( Prickle of Scotland), Light Trucks - Prints ( Peter Pilotto).........

Das Resümee: super-modern, super-glamourös, super-sexy, super-sportlich, was  für ein betörender Mix.

Jetzt ab nach Mailand , wo uns angefangen von Gucci bis Armani die schönsten Herbst/Winter Looks und alle Highlights der Mailand Fashion Week  2012 erwarten!!!!!

(Pics Hersteller, Vogue, Getty Images)

Dienstag, 21. Februar 2012

What a Summer Feeling!

If clothes could talk this season, the´d tell you how happy they are, they would smile a big, wide, generous smile and plant a soft, sensitive kiss on your cheek.

These aren´t just printed, colorful clothes, these are printed, colorful clothes full of joy, personality and optimism.

Mary Katrantzou

Peter Pilotto

Nasir Mazhar


Jonathan Saunders


For the love of Fashion.........

Keep smiling & styling
(pics producer & Elle)

Montag, 20. Februar 2012


It`s the absolute number-one buy this season, the skirt.

So whether it´s Dimitri´s  sexy slim-fitting satin pencil skirt, Erdem´s exquisitely finepleated lace, Rodarte´s perfect velvet fluidity or Jonathan Saunders´shape of the summer - the dirndl - there´s a skirt .................... for everyone.

But the big new thing? The below-the-knee-length.









Absolutely YES!!!

Keep smiling & styling
(pics producer, Vogue)