Lectura de sambata dimineata

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
~~ Anaïs Nin

. . . a fost o vara extraordinara – plina de frumusete, oameni interesanti, evenimente, cer albastru, fluturi si licurici, lumina stralucitoare – , iar cu tot tumultul si munca ultimelor saptamani nici nu am observat ca s-a facut august. Iar acum am senzatia ca, desi totul pare sa se intample in viteza, dintr-o data, pe fast-forward, la sfarsit de saptamana timpul sta pe loc, ne obliga sa respiram adanc si rar, sa simtim aerul greu de vara, sa fim mai atenti la felul in care curge ziua: de la vioiciunea cafelei de dimineata, la leneveala orelor de pranz si pana la stralucirea aurie a serilor inca lungi…

Inainte sa va las sa cititi recomandarile saptamanii, inca un citat care m-a pus pe ganduri:

„Life was about spending time together, about having the time to walk together holding hands, talking quietly as the sun go down. It wasn’t glamorous, but it was, in many ways, the best that life has to offer. Wasn’t that how the old saying went? Who, on their deathbed, ever said they wished they had worked harder? Or spent less time enjoying a quiet afternoon? Or spent less time with their family?” Because we don’t know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, an afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you can’t even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four, five times more, perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps 20. And yet it all seems limitless.”

Fashion’s blind spot – “Five years ago, the fashion industry faced a reckoning over the startling lack of diversity among the models on major designer runways. Reacting to complaints that many shows and magazines included nothing but white models, Vogue, in its July 2008 issue, featured a substantial article that asked, in its headline, ‘Is Fashion Racist?’” In NY Times.

The colorful history of the little black dress – “The little black dress is an iconic French invention, right? Created nearly a century ago by Coco Chanel as emblematic of Gallic chic and worn by Edith Piaf as she sang about love and loss, the dress did make it to America, perhaps most notably as Audrey Hepburn’s costume in the 1961 movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” But that dress was, of course, made by the Paris couturier Hubert de Givenchy.” In International Herald Tribune.

Lessons from the stylish: Marpessa Henninck – „She is an intriguing contradiction of laid-back and fastidious. But so is her parentage: her mother, the world’s „strictest hippie”, her father, a tailor „who used to go mad if he saw me up a ladder paint-stripping a wall in a Chanel jacket”.” In The Telegraph.

Inner space: Hussein Chalayan – “In 1993 Hussein Chalayan debuted The Tangent Flows, his graduate collection from Central Saint Martins. It consisted of oxidised garments that he had buried in his friend’s garden and left to decay for several months.” In Dazed Digital.

The Manhattan Transfer – „The U.S. and U.K. may be divided by one common language, but New York and London are united by another: fashion. The cities, rivals on many levels, are kindred spirits when it comes to style.” In Wall Street Journal.

Is „buy now, wear now” really the future of fashion? -“There’s been a significant amount of hemming and hawing over the fashion cycle: Winter clothes are shipped to stores during the worst of the July heat, and spring outfits land in January and February, when it’s still bitterly cold in the Northeast. But what’s a fashion brand to do about it?” – In Fashionista.

The 6 steps to new season contentment – „there comes a time when a woman has to do her duty. Procrastination won’t get you to the top of the Vanity Fair Best Dressed List. More pertinently, procrastination won’t focus your mind on the task ahead – to get your head round the new proportions and decide whether they are truly for you or not.” In The Telegraph.

Shopping lessons from the world of vintage jewelry – „Get to know your Belperron from your Buccellati with vintage jewelry expert Fiona Druckenmiller. Her staff of seven, now armed with iPads, is always on hand to answer shoppers’ questions and reinforce the most important point about shopping for vintage jewels: Know before you buy. ” 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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    Andreea says:

    Interesante sugestii, deja am gasit „The colorful history of the little black dress” ca ebook si in seara asta ma apuc de lectura, promit sa revin cu pareri.

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