venerdì 8 febbraio 2013

Nature: the dominant element.

Movement, dynamism, and the fleeting impressions which characterize Nature are born from asymmetry. One of the Maison’s favourite themes, Nature finds its full expression in Van Cleef & Arpels’ creations. Through asymmetry, the Maison creates a natural and ineffable harmony which breathes life into all its jewels

We're talking about Van Cleef & Arpels, French jewellerywatch, and perfume company that was founded in 1896 by Alfred Van Cleef and his uncle Salomon Arpels. They opened their first boutique in 1906 at 22place VendômeParis. Van Cleef & Arpels are renowned for their expertise in precious stones and have won particular acclaim for a groundbreaking gem-setting procedure known as the Mystery Setting.

As you might have understood from the title, this post is about Nature, and how it's present in the fashion world nowadays. Obviously, we should highlight the Prada S/S 2013, in which we can find lots of flowers on purses, coats, shoes, jewels, etc.

From the pictures, you can see the undeniable contrast between the purity of a flower, and the fur coats. 
But Prada's not the only one who thought about creating a new collection with the theme of nature.
We can also find brilliant examples of the same theme in the Blumarine S/S 2013 
and from Clements Ribeiro S/S 2013 too.

Freckles and Beauty Spots

"Stand up and show the world what makes you perfectly, imperfect. 
We want you to highlight the features other brands encourage you to cover up. 
Because life isn’t about finding yourself, 
life is about celebrating who you really are."

This is how the famous makeup brand Illamasqua describes its new collection:


and the best thing is that they actually try to make features like freckles or beauty spots stand out. They give them a meaning, they consider them as a beautiful thing nature gave us. More and more foundations from other brands are trying to get rid of such features, covering up everything and giving us that cakey effect that we hate. This collection is aimed to re-discover the actual beauty meaning: a beautiful face is not just a smooth, pale one. The kind of beauty they're promoting is REAL, perfect with its imperfections.
You should really go and check it out!


A romantic heroine, who wears corsets and lives passionate loves. It's Anna Karenina, by Tolstoj. Keira Knightley is the one who now makes us dream, wearing furry hats, feathery stuff and gran soirée clothes.

Designers like Dolce & Gabbana have well understood this new trend, and actually their collection represents this need to go back to 1900. The dominant colours are black and gold (as you can tell from the picture below): this is an intro to Baroque, the art movement of the late 1500s to 1700s marked by ornate details and gilded, decorative motifs using textured fabrics like velvet and silk tapestries. 

This trend fascinates me so much because it shows the importance of the past: we can always learn something from it and apply it to our present. This is a highly innovative collection in which the famous brand (D&G) tried to mix their views to the actual art movement and this led to the creation of a brand new style!

domenica 12 febbraio 2012

Welcome!! :D

It's been ages since I wanted to write in a blog, but unfortunately I've never had a free minute to actually do it. Now that I've created the blog, I'd like to welcome you all!! As you already know, my blog deals with fashion, but there will be many occasions to talk about make up too. So, I hope I can help you in some way with my posts, because I care, because I'm one of you, because I'm an 'almost-eighteen years old teenager who has so many dreams and a strong passion for everything that's related with clothes, make up, crazy hair styling and photography too. ;)