Sunday, 17 April 2011

Natalia Vodianova: Chateau California

In Vogue US May 2011, model and actress Natalia Vodianova unpacks a cinematic urban summer wardrobe at the iconic Chateau Marmont and finds young Hollywood talents behind every door. Photographed by Bruce Weber.

Bear Necessities: When unexpected adventure is in store, suitably glamorous ladies (here with Cody the Bear) as well appointed as their surroundings don't travel light. On actress Dakota Fanning, left, who stars in Twilight: Breaking Dawn: Part I in November: Dior cotton jacket, matching dress, and T-strap heels. On Vodianova: Rochas wool cardigan and brogues. Marni silk blouse and satchel. Jil Sander skirt.
Meet-and-Greet: First impressions are important, especially when hotelier André Balazs greets you at the door. On Vodianova: Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière floral silk radzimir–and–leather dress. On actress Isabel Lucas: Nina Ricci silk-crepe cardigan, cashmere-and-silk top, and wool tweed skirt. Hermès bag. On Balazs: Loro Piana trench. On actor Max Irons, center: Ralph Lauren Purple Label suit. Giorgio Armani scarf. On actor Martin Henderson, who plays Dr. Ben Keeton in ABC's Off the Map: plaid shirt from Melet Mercantile, NYC. Polo Ralph Lauren shorts.
Rescue Party: Reel them in with candy stripes on a '50s-flavored midriff top and high-waisted shorts. Vodianova throws a lifeline to (from left) Irons and actors Dave Franco and Ethan Peck. Marc Jacobs knit sweater and shorts. Bottom, from left: On Peck, Ralph Lauren Purple vest and pants. Band of Outsiders tie. On Irons: Dior Homme suit. Jil Sander tie. On Franco: Dolce & Gabbana shirt.
Frame of Mind: Best known as Dr. Spencer Reid on Criminal Minds,Matthew Gray Gubler has fulfilled a dream by stepping behind the camera on the hit show. "I love doing anything that entertains people," he says, "but directing is 51 percent of my heart." Ralph Lauren Collection embroidered dress. On Gubler: Lanvin shirt. Dior Homme tie. Calvin Klein Collection pants.
Supporting Roles: "It was an amazing experience," says Vodianova (here with hotel staff) of starring opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the upcoming romance Belle du Seigneur."Acting is an extension of what I do as a model because I never just pose. I always give a bit more." Giorgio Armani sequined dress and evening bag.
Sleeping Beauties: Some actresses take their Oscars to bed; Vodianova wears Oscar to bed. Oscar de la Renta feather-and-silk cardigan and silk dress with jeweled buttons.
Sleeping Beauties: Clockwise from top left: On actress Hailee Steinfeld: Brooks Brothers pajamas. On actress Chloë Moretz: What Goes Around Comes Around T-shirt. Olatz pajama pants. Prada fox stole. On actress Elle Fanning: Olatz pajamas.

Taste for Adventure: Long admired for his fearless screen performances, Ed Harris has taken up a fitting hobby: tightrope-walking. "So far it's only a couple of feet off the ground," says Harris (who stars in That's What I Am), "but even that keeps your interest." Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière cashmere sweater and skirt. On Harris: Dior Homme shirt. AllSaints T-shirt. Levi's jeans.
Sunset Boulevard: Arguably the most storied hotel on the strip, the Chateau has been a celebrity retreat since the days of Greta Garbo, who would spend weeks at a time holed up in her suite. Vodianova steals a solitary moment and channels that old-Hollywood mystique. Céline cotton poplin–and–denim shirt, cigarette pants, and pumps.
Chase Scene: Sequined stripes as glitteringly chic as these have Irons in hot pursuit. Prada paillette dress and heels. Céline clutch.

Credits: Vogue US 

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Taylor Swift's Style

Taylor Swift writes and sings music that reflects her life and feeling, while her style reflects her personality and music perfectly. Unlike other celebrities, she is often spotted shopping at Topshop, Zara, H&M, Anthropologie or other high street shop. These makes her style more approachable and affordable to her fans. We can always recreate her style easily. 

Taylor Swift loves girlie dresses. She has a lot of floral dresses in different colours and prints. She also loves lace or ruffle dresses. 
(Left) Taylor Swift went out with her band wearing a red one-shouldered dress, Ralph Lauren satchel and nude mary janes. (Right) She give extra length to her Topshop Cream Lace Flippy Dress by wearing a black tutu skirt underneath. She accessorized with black skinny belt, satchel and two-tone lace-up oxfords.
(Left)Shopping in Galerie Lafayette Paris wearing a quirky H&M bird print dress, stripes tights, and brown high heel oxfords. (Right)She also loves bargain! Spotted in Target in a cute lavender floral dress, her favourite satchel and cream T-strap sandals.

Layer a neutral cardigan over summery dresses to brave the cold weather and add a casual touch.
A grey oversize cardigan adds comfort and warmth against the chilly weather of Paris. 
(Left)Out and about in London, she layer a boyfriend cardigan over her ModCloth Lakefront Property Dress. (Right)In London too, she goes old school preppy chic with black Armani Exchange cardigan, brown mini skirt, french connection tote and Steve Madden oxfords.

Play with Classics
Taylor Swift is a practical girl. She repeats her clothes all the time. Invest in a stripes top, blazer and pea coat which is always timeless.
(Left)At the airport in Zara top and skirt. (Right)Chic and comfortable in Breton stripe black skinny jeans, blazer and brogue.
She has the classic trench with full skirt and Topshop navy pea coat.

When she's not wearing skirt, she wears jeans, mostly dark wash, black or dark blue. Ripped jeans? No.

Cocktail Dresses
On red carpet, Taylor loves dresses which length fall above the knees.
Peach hand-pleated silk chiffon dress and spaghetti-strap lavender draped dress, both by J.Mendel. Prada criss-cross sandals and Christian Louboutin T-strap sandals.

Sweet heart neckline is also a popular choice for Taylor Swift. Pick a simple strapless dress.
(Left)At the premiere of Easy A in a emerald green Miu Miu bustier dress, Rene Caovilla clutch and Christian Louboutin Madame Butterfly sandals. (Right)At CMA Awards in a flame red Monique Lhuillier Resort 2011 gown. 

Dazzling and sparkly dresses are Taylor Swift's all time favourite. 
(Left)Jenny Packham black lace and sequins dress from Resort 2011 collection. (Right)Z Spoke by Zac Posen metallic halter dress and glittering Louboutin peep toes.

Satchel and shoulder bag are her favourite especially Ralph Lauren Collection bags.

Comfortable low heel oxfords, pumps and sandals are her choice.

She wear beanie with everyting from classic coat to Helmut Lang jacket.

Taylor Swift is famous for her golden locks. She likes to braid her hair into a Alexander Wang loose braid during daytime. On red carpet, she styled her hair into an updo with a few locks of hair framing her face.

Photos : Getty, just jared

Saturday, 2 April 2011

True Love Grows

Peter Lindbergh's photos are simple, realistic and calm. He is one of the few photographers in the world who can deliver his message through his photos. In Tiffany's Spring ad campaign, the message is 'Year by year. Hand by hand. Better and better.' Although this is only an ad campaign, I still can feel the happiness, chemistry and sparks between model Louise Pedersen and actor Robert Buckley. 

Photos : Tiffany & Co.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

This Christian Louboutin flats are sublime

I love Christian Louboutin and I love exotic skins. So, this Christian Louboutin Rosella Water Snake Ballerina Flats is a match made in heaven. I will wear them with every outfit, from a white dress to skinny jeans. The blush colour is perfect with every colour. Unfortunately, I can just admire them in front of my computer screen or in my dream because of the nearly 2000 ringgit price tag. I can buy at least 2 or 3 pairs of Repetto flats with 2000 ringgit. Adieu, Loubi flats..

Photos : Net-a-porter

Brian Atwood Rose Gold Maniac Pumps

Rose gold is my favourite metal colour. It is very hard to find any shoes or clothes in this colour except jewellery. I'm wearing a rose gold pendant and many people complimented on it. This pumps are collaboration of Victoria Beckham and Brian Atwood for her Spring 2011 collection. Actually she asked Brian Atwood to match colour of the pumps with her rose gold Rolex which is a present from her husband for her 36th birthday. She also wore them on her presentation day.
Photos : Net-a-porter, getty images

Just In : Carey Mulligan's Preen Dress

Four months ago, Carey Mulligan wore this tea length dress to the BAFTA Awards. The dress has a beaded taupe bodice and a black crepe full skirt. At first, I thought the dress has black panel at shoulder. It turns out that the back of the dress is a rib jersey back with a keyhole detail. The young starlet paired her dress with electric blue suede YSL Palais pumps. On the other hand, Net-a-porter styled the dress with a YSL statement cuff, black clutch and black sandals. I prefer the blue Palais pumps over the strappy sandals, what about you? 

Photos : Net-a-porter

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Kate Spade Essex Scout Flap Bag

'Less is more' is the perfect phrase to describe this candy-coloured Kate Spade Essex Scout Flap Bag. Some compared it with the Cambridge Satchel Company's satchel, but I think we should also compare it with Proenza Schouler PS11 too. Three of them have flap, front pocket, and buckles. Okay, stop beating around the bush. The Cambridge Satchel Company Satchel (long name, isn't it?) is preppy. Kate Spade Essex Scout Flap Bag is simple and sweet. And Proenza Schouler PS11 is edgy. Apart of that, this Kate Spade satchel's price strikes between the other two at $395. It costs 200 dollars more than the CSCS (you know, I'm lazy to type the name again and again), but it's only a quarter of the price of PS11 which is $1850. It was also featured in Vogue US recently. 
Photos : Kate Spade, Vogue

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Blake Lively shops with Straight-of-the-Runway Chanel Bag

Blake Lively is spotted buying toothbrushes in New York yesterday. She still dressed stylishly even though she was running errands. She wore a grey dress and a Smythe tweed blazer. Her casual outfit is paired with a printed scarf, burgundy tights, lace up ankle boots, cloche hat and a green Chanel Fall 2011 chain strap flap bag. Although this bag is not as classic as Chanel 2.55, but this is refreshing after the remake of Chanel classic bag every season. This colour is not presented on runway, so I think maybe there will be more options of colour during the press preview. Isn't she supposed to tote the new Mademoiselle Bag everywhere? Anyway, she's lucky to have a collection of Chanel bags in her closet.
Photos :, eyeprime

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Alexander 'Ice'Queen

As the title suggests, Ice Queen is in the mind of Sarah Burton when she designed this collection. In the hand of Sarah Burton, the brand gains a sense of serenity, but still maintains McQueen's dramatic aesthetic. The palette is mainly black, grey and white. Most of the pieces have fur trims and zipper details, and some looks have bondage over structured jackets and flowing dress. There was no handbags presented, so we'll just focus on shoes. Lace-up boots and fabulous heelless wedges with metal detail are shown. We'll soon see Daphne Guinness and Lady Gaga walking around in them. My favourites are two dresses with china sew on the bodice and wedges. There are rumours that Sarah Burton will be designing the wedding gown of Catherine Middleton. If it's true, she'll be the most fashion-forward bride in the history.
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