Sunday, January 31, 2010

Art student falls into Picasso painting.




I was just taking a peak at the news and came across this article and well I just had to post about it.

So a woman who was taking an art class at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art accidentally fell into a Picasso painting "The Actor" worth $130 million and ripped it. (ahhhh the pain)

Gosh can you imagine if that happened to you, I would probably die on the spot.

The work from the Rose period was painted in the winter of 1904-1905. Thankfully the damage did not affect the "focal point of the composition" and should be repaired for an exhibition later this year, the museum said.

Haute Couture Spring 2010: Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Valentino

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"I was scared of couture at the beginning, and reacted by staying away from looking at the past at all," Riccardo Tisci confessed before the show. "But now I'm more confident, I started looking into the archive, and found the idea of this strong, erotic phase of Parisian women I related to."

Riccardo Tisci work for Givenchy its absolutely remarkable, with each collection his flawless trailering and attention to detail is only becoming more pronounce. Everyone wants to know what he's thinking.

I so love the glam-rock electric blue and green mosaic-embellished jumpsuit, its a risk taking piece that will certainly look amazing in editorial work.

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Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring 2010



Jean Paul Gaultier went down Mexico way. All the way. He had a mariachi band. He had gauchos, sombreros, striped peasant blankets, Spanish shawls, and cigars. He had a conquistador moment and then he was into the jungle, weaving leaves with indigenous peoples.

ahhh I love Gaultier's collection so fun and lively, with incredibly funky tribal details. Just makes me wanna party on a beach. Can he ever go wrong !?! it would seem not.

Influenced by an exhibition about Moctezuma, the Aztec emperor, in London last year and side influence of Avatar's tribal-eco message.
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Valentino Haute Couture Spring 2010



Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli created a Garden of Eden in cyberworld for their third Valentino couture show with a stunning tribal concept moulded into a new and futuristic style of draping and body-con.

I'm a huge fan of Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Picciolis work for Valentino, they bring the fashion house a youthful and modern twist that is perfect in this time and age.

Each of their collections brings something new and exciting so I can't wait to see what they have some up with for the Valentino Fall 10 collection.

Haute Couture Spring 2010: Chanel



"an electronic flash in my head at five o'clock one morning Silver and pastel,"said Karl Largerfeld to style.com. "It's the first time in my whole career I've done a collection without black or navy. There's not one gold button."

From the heart-shaped cartoonish hair to the horizontal bands of mille-feuille chiffon frills, minutely frayed at the edges, his collection was a soft romantic paradise for any girl looking for her feminine side.

The collection personally reminded me of Wendy from the book, play and animated film Peter Pan. Im not sure if it was the long silk garments, that gave a sense of a 1950's night gown or just the mix of youthful fun with a sophisticated femininity of growing up.

Overall i really adore the whole collection, as always Largerfeld captured the classic Coco Chanel designs while creating something new and beautiful to see.


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Haute Couture Spring 2010: Christophe Josse, Stéphane Rolland, Dominique Sirop

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Haute Couture Spring 2010: Armani Privé



"It's about the moon," explained Giorgio Armani before his show. "I always need a hook to get into a collection, and that was it thinking about something romantic and dreamy, far away
from our everyday life. Something less harsh." "is also a bit of a joke."

The collection is absolutly stunning with perfect renderings of sparkling silver beading, pale metallic pinks and greens, synthetic moiré treatments of organza, and paillettes shot with flashes of electric blue.

I especially love the shaping of the fabrics around the body, giving lengthening, figure-narrowing illusions and as always the flawless detailing.




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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Look of the Day

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Haute Couture Spring 2010: Alexis Mabille, Anne Valerie Hash, Thimister

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Haute Couture Spring 2010: Christian Dior

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crop-switching equestriennes in top hats, veils, and impeccable riding habits John Galliano wowed the fashion world once again yesterday with his stunning Christian Dior Haute Couture show. It had the classic Dior look with a twist of a classic high class American women.

"I was reading that, actually, it was Charles James who influenced Monsieur Dior to come up with the New Look," he said. "And then I was looking at a photo of Charles James doing a fitting and on the wall behind him was a picture of women riding sidesaddle.

and then there were the incredible ball gowns swathed and swagged in dozens of yards of duchesse satin.

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