Lectura de sambata dimineata

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.” ~~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

Dupa o saptamana gri, grea de ploaie bacoviana, m-am trezit sa imi descopar casa inundata de lumina aurie de octombrie. Cafeaua parca are alt gust in dimineata asta, ma gandesc la o supa din morcov si dovleac, la rochii din catifea grea, la manusi lungi din piele si fulare lungi, de culoarea chihlimbarului.

Cu toate astea, inspiratie pentru scris nu am. Inainte de a va lasa sa cititi recomandarile saptamanii, va aduc doar aminte ca am deschis inscrierile pentru Fii propria ta stilista din octombrie (mai sunt disponibile doar 6 locuri), vineri am dat startul unui concurs de outfit creation impreuna cu Aldo, astazi si maine in Bucuresti se desfasoara o Conferinta despre Fericire, iar sambata urmatoare ne putem intalni la Secrete de Stil...

Bun, hai sa vedem si ce citim saptamana asta..

20 odd questions for Azzedine Alaïa – „The Tunisian-born Mr. Alaïa has spent the last three decades artfully fusing lush cashmere wools, airy chiffons and specially developed micro-knits with curving seams, spiraling zippers and corset lacing, all in the name of creating an ideal female form. His figure-hugging dresses are seductive without being vulgar.” In Wall Street Journal.

The future of wearable technology – “We’re at the dawn of a new industry loosely called “wearable technology” that may have reached $4.6 billion in sales around the world already this year. And Google Glass isn’t even for sale yet.” In Inc.

Ten years of Costa’s Calvin – „I think the women that we dress, the women who buy our clothes, they have a certain strength. It could be about the clothes, it could be about themselves. It’s just attractive.” In WWD.

New York finally dresses down – “For athletic-wear makers like Lululemon, Nike, Under Armour and a passel of hungry upstarts, the race to put out the next hot style has taken on new urgency, some companies even poaching creative talent from contemporary fashion labels. The change didn’t happen overnight. When Lululemon was founded in Vancouver in 1998, performance wear was its sweet spot, not sports-inspired street wear.” In NY Times.

Lessons from the stylish: Vanessa Bruno – „There are so many women who change their look completely every few years, but why would you do that? It’s much better to put your energies into finding a style that works for you so that you don’t have to deviate too far from it.” In The Telegraph.

Saint Laurent drops a retailer in Tshirt flap – “Hedi Slimane has had his share of battles with fashion critics and magazine editors during his first year as the designer of Saint Laurent. And now he is challenging a retailer who did not agree precisely with his vision for the label. On Tuesday, Sarah Andelman, the creative director and an owner of Colette, said that Saint Laurent had informed her that it was severing ties with her Paris store, one of the most influential independent retailers in the world.” In NY Times.

Overthought, overlooked and afterthought – “Have you ever eaten an eighteen-course French meal and passed out from the exertion? No, me neither. Apparently when they autopsied Louis XIV his stomach was three times the size of an average man. Sometimes it feels a bit like that during Paris fashion week. You feel bloated, stuffed, saturated. It’s with fashion, rather than food.” In The Independent.

Fashion’s new runway: Wall Street – “On Wednesday, Marc Jacobs announced his departure from Louis Vuitton to focus on an I.P.O. of his own brand. Last year, Diane von Furstenberg set off speculation about a stock offering when she hired a top-level fashion executive in a push to expand her business. And while Tory Burch has denied any near-term interest in an I.P.O, there are persistent whispers of a Wall Street debut. Call it the Michael Kors effect.” In NY Times.

 Aging rock stars – „Looking down at my hand as I try on rings in Hatton Garden jewelry dealer Berganza, I take pleasure in knowing that the simple 18th-century gold band contains a secret known only to its wearer. Inside the ring, a hand-engraved inscription reads: „Be ever content.” 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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