Friday, October 30, 2009

Cats Rule!

O.k., you are about to see a lot of cat pictures, so be prepared, it’s gonna be fun…
As a huge cats fan, every cat picture catches my eye- especially if it’s on the pages of Vogue or in a fashion campaign…
Fashion world was very into cats this year, Lanvin used black cats as the perfect accessory in their 2009 Fall-Winter campaign, United Bamboo used cats as their models in theis catalog this season- absolutely brilliant, and the Russian Vogue's August issue featured cats that are modeling fine jewelry, and of course their own furs. These reminded me that cats were a big hit last year as well, as you can see in the French and Italian Vogue.
Besides, cats never go out of fashion…

Lanvin Fall-Winter 2009/10

United Bamboo

Russian Vogue, Aug 2009

French Vogue, Feb 2008

Italian Vogue, May 2008

Check out this blog that is all dedicated to cats and fashion: Cat Party

And maybe this is the place to remind my beloved cat Nickol, that was my cat for 13 years...

Saturday, October 24, 2009

The bow belt

First of all, we wanted to thank Florrie from Intrinsically Florrie for nominating our blog for Honest Scrap Award- Thanks Florrie!

A couple of weeks ago, the very talented Hilla Harel wrote about my designs on “Rating” magazine.

The belt and the necklace are made of hand embroidered leather; I am very into embroidery lately.

When I buy a new piece of clothing or an accessory- or as in this case, when I design it myself- I am very exited to try it on with different clothes I have, to create new looks with the new piece. Here are two looks with the belt; the first one is a day time “secretary look" and the second is more of an evening “going out look".

Skirt- Second hand
Shoes- H&M
Necklace & belt- My design

Dress- Monsoon
Shoes- TopShop
Necklace- From Berlin
Belt- My design

I took the photos on the second floor of my sweet apartment…

Monday, October 19, 2009

Free association

You will have to Excuse me for this short post, I am in Paris with no real internet connection. I promise to bring you lots of pretty Parisian pictures. In the mean time I am living you with this wonderful Alexander McQueen pictures which was inspired by some kind of mythological sea creature but for some reason really reminds me an art work by Klimt. While looking at the new collection I stumbled upon this fabulous dress from the previous resort collection. This lace is just amazing don’t you think?

On the left, Alexander McQueen spring 2010 ready to wear show, on the right an art work by Gustav Klimt.
Some pretty detail shots from the show
On the right a dress from Alexander McQueen's 2010 Resort collection, on the left a mask made by the Etsy seller Tom Banwell that in my opinion is just perfect with that dress.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Shoe it yourself

Last week I found this online shoe designer game, and I have to say it is a great way to satisfy my shoes obsession, without buying more of them. This shoe designer game is part of an exhibition site titled "Shoes: The Agony and the Ecstasy" -there you can find information regarding the whereabouts of the exhibition these days, a shoe gallery and a shoe analysis.
Here are a few examples of shoes I had designed myself; a classic black bootie, a gray pip toe shoe with pink bows (I am so obvious…) and a brown studded platform. Is that a wish list? Definitely!
Here is the link- have fun!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

So SoHo

My husband was away for a meeting in New York and left me to play single mother for Nobi (our dog) for three whole weeks. That, and the combination of us celebrating our second wedding anniversary, made him go to the SoHo and really work hard to find me an appropriate "Sorry I left you to baby-sit the dog and happy anniversary"-present, which ended up being this wonderful Anna Sui dress. I absolutely adore Anna, she has the amazing ability to make incredibly intricate designs with so much color and texture, and still keeps it chic and non tacky.This dress, which is modeled by the very beautiful Viktoriya Sasonkina was part of Sui's 2009 winter collection that was inspired by the Belle Époque. This is my first real designer clothing, I am for financial and style reasons more of a "thrift store" kind of girl but have to admit there is some thing so wonderfully decedent and luxuries in having a piece that is so well made. So thank you Odedi for this wonderful dress and to Nina that helped to chose it with her iphone. I just love it!!

Dress: Anna Sui
Socks: H&M
Bag: hand made leather bag that Nina designed especially for my Birthday

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Oh Italian Vogue...

This beautiful editorial from June 2009 Italian Vogue, portrays just the combination I love- of the soft and beautiful with the rough and weird. I love the tension and the contrast it creates.

The beautiful clothes are by well-known designers like Chanel and Cavalli, but the acsessories are by less known, non conformist designers like Delfina Delettrez, Fleet Ilya, Marc Deloche and Julia Deville. These ones bring the neo into the romantic, so here is a spotlight on their work.

Delfina Delettrez

Marc Deloche

Fleet Ilya

Julia Deville

Thanks to the beautiful Yael Katzavoy for editing.