Lectura de sambata dimineata

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Mi-aduc aminte cand scriam ca au mai ramas 10 saptamani pana la Craciun, apoi 9, apoi 6, apoi 5… E saptamana viitoare, iar anul asta a trecut ca naluca unei sanii cu zurgalai. Se pare ca am fost si nice, si naughty, pentru ca Mosul m-a tot vizitat de-a lungul anului – ba mi-a facut cadou un drive test cu o bijuterie de Citroen, ba spatiu sa scriu 5 pagini in Tabu in fiecare luna, ba invitatia de onoare de a tine un curs la Calea Victoriei, ba tot felul de petreceri, ba un munte de carti frumoase, ba oamenii din aia minunati pe care ii poti suna la 2 dimineata ca sa razi si sa plangi cu ei… Darurile astea mi le-a facut surpriza, pentru altele, care au venit mai greu si pentru care am muncit mult, a complotat cu alte zane, spiridusi si elfi – ei mi-au pus stars in my eyes, music in my ears, love in my heart etc 🙂  Voua ce v-a adus anul asta?

Astazi nu va tin mult de vorba, pentru ca trebuie sa ajung in vreo 4 locuri de poveste. First and foremost, azi si maine ma gasiti la „All you want for Christmas”, unde pe langa tot felul de cadouri din zona modei si frumusetii – de la genti unicat, creatii de designer de la DesignerCraft, FeMale si Tuxedo Confessions, accesorii de la Miss Babacilu, Lady Magpie, Gabi Urda sau cosmetice bio – , exista niste spatii alocate pentru sesiuni de machiaj, hair styling si consiliere de stil (that’s me, yes…).

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Tot astazi ma grabesc sa ajung la Unveiled, un alt eveniment dedicat tinerilor designeri romani. Desi sponsorizat de un nume din afara industriei fashion (este vorba de GeminiCAD Systems), Unveiled ii strange in acelasi loc pe Diana Flore, Florina Farcas, Carmen Chereces, Raluca Popa, Sergiu Chihaia, Alina Ene, Luana Pradatu, Oana Lazǎr, Alexandra Maftei, Florentina Giol, Mihaela Carp și Irina Neacsu.

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Daca mai ai timp, voi incerca sa trec si pe la Marche de Noel, de la The Ark. pe la Santa’s Secret Shop de la Hotel Carol si pe la Xmas Fairy Tale

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Cat despre citit, iata ce va recomand daca preferati sa stati la cald 🙂

Fashion in the Noughties –  „It’s not until one reaches the end of a decade that hindsight provides shape and clarity to what went before; a loose generalisation that nevertheless holds true for fashion, as well as other manifestations of history. Which may be why, as 2010 draws to a close, the Noughties are coming into focus; and amid the welter of bits and pieces that add up to an era, a few pieces stand out as more iconic than most.” In The Telegraph.

Finding inspiration with the Sartorialist – “Regularly visiting The Sartorialist, a picture blog created by Scott Schuman, is akin to a serendipiter’s journey with a guide whose eye for detail, gift for framing and hopeful outlook help you see how many beautiful people there are.” In NY Times.

Sci-fashion – “The fusion of fashion and science as [serves] to expose science to more worldly thinking outside the lab, while at the same time allowing fashion to stop relying on ‘periods of history’ and look forward instead.” In Wall Street Journal.

Carine Roitfeld steps down from Vogue Paris – „An ex-model who was scouted on the streets of Paris at 18, Roitfeld later turned her hand to styling, teaming up with up-and-coming photographer Mario Testino on fashion shoots for US Vogue and Vogue Paris. When Tom Ford took up his role as creative director of Gucci in 1994, Roitfeld was enlisted as his muse, and stylist of his iconic advertising campaigns.” In The Telegraph.

Todd Lynn: dressing the rock’n’roll elite – “Todd Lynn has been dressing the rock ‘n’ roll elite for years. Legends of the music world seek creations by the masterful tailor. He has dressed the Stones, Marilyn Manson, Bono and Courtney Love.” Pe Clash Music.

A few boring ways to spend $300,000 – “Pocketing $300,000 from the CFDA/Vogue Fund in mid-November, Billy Reid did not consider (a) having a Paris runway show; (b) spitting out some dresses for the Oscars; or (3) inviting his friends over for beer and shrimp.” In NY Times.

Giovanni Bedin revitalizes a heritage brand – “Charged with meeting the lofty standard set by the brand’s legendary founder, Charles Frederick Worth, Mr. Bedin is simultaneously determined to pursue the modern.” In Wall Street Journal.

Robin Givhan to leave Washington Post – “Robin Givhan, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer who became one of The Washington Post’s biggest stars of the last generation, is leaving the paper to join Tina Brown’s reconstituted Newsweek.” In Media Decoder.

The joys of Joyce – “Joyce was a pioneer which was the first to bring international designers such as Givenchy, Lanvin, Margiela, and Fendi, amongst other luxury names, to Asia. To celebrate their 40th anniversary, Joyce has specially commissioned works of over 50 designers.” In Dazed Digital.

Black, white and plaid all over – “This season has brought plaid of a more restrained stripe just for them: shadow plaids — that is, subtler patterns rendered in blacks, grays and whites. A kind of mash-up of vanguard and rear guard, of Antwerp and Edinburgh, they offer some of the dandyish charm of tartans while paying homage to the black mood that never goes out of fashion.” In NY Times.

Diane von Furstenberg and China: a perfect fit? –  „Ms. Von Furstenberg and eight associates made preparations for a coming retrospective in Beijing, “Journey of a Dress.” It chronicles her life in fashion, beginning in the 1970s, when the simple wrap dress she designed created a sensation.” In NY Times.

Is fashion in danger of going the same way as the ad industry? – “Sharing the inner workings of the business and marketing of fashion is pop culture these days, behind the scenes interviews, makings of, documentaries, buy from the runway etc. Cleverly marketing the marketing of fashion in consumer culture, or, an industry talking to itself?” In PSFK.

Pierre Hardy: the fun house awaits – “Like any Frenchman worth his fleur de sel, the new Pierre Hardy boutique immediately poses challenging questions. Like, where is it?” In NY Times.

Vogue Italia opens its doors to give readers a „vogue” experience – “Opening our magazine to people is just to give them the chance to meet persons working in fashion, how we work, where we are and our offices…Why should seeing each other take away the mystery?” Pe Fashionista.

10 biggest fashion-business mistakes of 2010 – “In 2010, fashion businesses made missteps in everything from design to manufacture and sale — and if you were here, you were there. From management decisions in questionable taste to mystifying merchandising, we singled out the truly awful in hopes there won’t be a repeat performance in the new year.” Pe BNet.

Fashion triumphs: deflecting the male gaze –  “Since April, Ms. Medine, 21, has been publishing photos of herself wearing these pieces on her blog, the Man Repeller, as well as shots of similarly challenging recent runway looks: fashions that, though promoted by designers and adored by women, most likely confuse — or worse, repulse — the average straight man.” In NY Times.

In plus…

Even the tree has a stylist – „For those who regularly employ the services of interior designers, holiday decorations may be part of the contract.” In NY Times.

Turning the pages of 2010 – „Just in time, here’s a retrospective glance at the year’s want-to-reads and ought-to-reads, which should fit in the travel satchels of your hard-to-please friends and relations (and perhaps in your own). ” In NY Times.

Yuletide Pop’s golden age – „For a songwriter, a Christmas hit is the ultimate jackpot. Singer Mel Tormé could easily have lived his whole life just on the royalties from „The Christmas Song” (Chestnuts roasting…), for which he wrote the music as a young man. But given the rewards, why have so few songwriters since then had any luck giving Rudolph and Frosty a run for their not-insignificant money?” In Wall Street Journal.

Irina Markovits

Sunt creator de imagine, consultant de stil, jurnalist de moda si personal shopper. In ADN-ul meu se amesteca rafturile de carti cu umerasele de haine: asta e motivul pentru care biroul imi e plin de carti, reviste, haine colorate si pantofi splendizi. Prin Style Diary si munca de stilist personal transmit femeilor doua principii in care cred: stilul - la fel ca mersul pe bicicleta sau pe tocuri - este o aptitudine care se invata, prin exercitiu, cu perseverenta si urmand cateva reguli logice si de bun-simt, iar a te sti frumoasa si cu stil nu au nimic de-a face cu tendintele, cifrele de pe cantar sau din buletin, cantitatea hainelor din dulap sau pretul. Mai cred in puterea de transformare a hainelor si, mai presus de orice, ca o femeie frumoasa este neaparat educata, inteligenta si cu un interior bogat.

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