Lectura de sambata dimineata

Pana nu uit – va puteti incercui in agende trei date: 22 februarie si 15 martie, doua intalniri Style Conversations (prima este dedicata regulilor stilistice pe care le putem incalca – acele Do’s & Don’ts, cea de-a doua este editia tendintelor pentru primavara-vara 2014), iar apoi 29-30 martie (noua editie a Fii propria ta stilista, cursul intensiv de stil si educatie vestimentara). Stay tuned, voi anunt in urmatoarele zile toate detaliile, dar ne puteti scrie deja la office(at)imagematters(punct)ro sau la inscrieri(at)imagematters(punct)ro.

Lectura de sambata dimineataIn alta ordine de idei… Ianuarie e de domeniul trecutului, ati facut ceva pentru voi in primele 31 de zile ale lui 2014? Cum v-ati cultivat sufletul? Ce ati citit? Cum v-ati privit in oglinda? Ce lucruri noi ati invatat sau descoperit? V-ati gandit cum vreti sa aratati, ce vreti sa creati, ce drumuri vreti sa deschideti, cine vreti sa fiti in acest an?

Stiti cum e vorba aceea: „the road is long…”, dar e frumos sa aveti o destinatie finala.

Lectura de sambata dimineata

Si, inainte de a va lasa sa cititi recomandarile saptamanii: inca mai puteti castiga albumul „C.Z. Guest: American Style Icon”, oferita prin concurs de BooksExpress.ro!

An intellectual fashion: inerview with Edmund White – „An elegant person is not necessarily fashionable. Ivan Nabokoff, for instance, has been called the most elegant man in Paris, but many of the clothes he wears he’s owned for years. It’s a question of an attention to detail, of what looks good together, that doesn’t draw attention to itself, to a perfect fit and cut.” In AnOther Magazine.

Gucci’s power couple of the future of the brand – „Frida Giannini and Patrizio di Marco, the duo behind Gucci, open up about their office romance—and their plans for the luxury brand in the post-logo era.” In Wall Street Journal.

Art exhibit celebrates the New York Fashion Work of Charles James -„Never heard of Charles James ? The 20th-century American couturier inspired Christian Dior’s wasp-waisted New Look and Halston’s slinky gowns yet failed to become a household name, until now: He’ll finally get his 15 minutesin a new exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.” In Wall Street Journal.

Trousers: the new shape for spring – „It’s the straight-leg trouser for me, with occasional forays into a wider, slouchier masculine cut. Most designers are quite radical about this. While their resort collections are full of mannish trousers, the directional option is a pair of designer jogging pants.” In The Telegraph.

If the style fits, build a following – “Companies such as Lane Bryant for plus-size women and Destination XL Group, which has a slew of stores throughout the country for big and tall men, have been around for decades — but the ones today are less stigma, more style.” In NY Times.

Russia: where the delivery man gives fashion advice – “Galina Melnikova doesn’t have much time for shopping. So the 31-year-old office worker from Moscow has joined the 1.5 million active customers of Lamoda, an Internet fashion retailer with a twist: It sends sales assistants directly to shoppers’ homes.” In BusinessWeek.

New York beats London to world Fashion Capital title – „“It was almost a tie between 2nd-place Paris and New York as just 0.5 per cent separated their rankings. Bekka Payack, the New York-based fashion director for The Global Language Monitor, explained: ‘New York City has, indeed, earned its Top Global Fashion Capital ranking through its disciplined, methodical yet creative approach to its fashion industry.’”” In The Telegraph.

Copenhagen Fashion Week: 6 things we learned – „“Shoehorned in between the official menswear shows in January and February’s womenswear collections, Denmark’s fashion week is a healthy mishmash of both. In the impressive city hall, a stone’s throw away from the Tivoli amusement park, the latest fashions from new and established designers were on display last week.” In The Guardian.

Where the middle class shops – “Sears, J. C. Penney, and Loehmann’s aren’t failing because of changing demographics. They’re failing because they haven’t adapted to an era of increased access and information.” In The New Yorker.

Slave no more – „As the runway revolves, one front-row fashion fixture ponders how practical dressing has come to feel like the most modern of ideas, and why designers haven’t quite caught on.”  In NY Times Magazine

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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