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I Don't Want Flowers!

Again (and always) I have to say... I'm in love with the Lanvin S2 H&M collection. And no... I don't want flowers or diamonds... I just wanna all these perfect dresses forever!! But from where (you might be asking) where all this love come from?

Haute Couture my friend!... yes it makes this effect - A piece of an haute couture is a work of art, it's the dream of a brilliant and privileged mind that in the time it turns real it turns into a dream again! A consumer desire's dream for thousands of women all over the world, shaking and increasingly contributing to the growth of millionaire' fashion industry... 

It's the dream of the impossible, the unreachable, the unattainable ... the luxury of exclusivity or the uniqueness that makes luxury?
There are no answers, just a solid future (unlike some people may think), because after all, we need dreams to live!

Why Lanvin?

Jeanne-Marie Lanvin (1 January 1867, Paris – 6 July 1946, Paris) was a French fashion designer and the founder of the Lanvin fashion house. 

One of the most influential designers of the 1920s and '30s, Jeanne Lanvin's skillful use of intricate trimmings, virtuoso embroideries and beaded decorations in clear, light, floral colors became a Lanvin trademark. When Lanvin died in 1946, ownership of the firm was naturally ceded to the designer's daughter, Marguerite di Pietro.
The eldest of 11 children, she became an apprentice milliner at Madame Félix in Paris at the age of 16 and trained at dressmaker Talbot before becoming a milliner on the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in 1889.
In 1895, Lanvin married her first husband, Count Emilio di Pietro, an Italian nobleman and two years later gave birth to a daughter, Marguerite (also known as Marie-Blanche) (1897–1958). The couple's only child, Marguerite di Pietro became an opera singer, married the Count Jean de Polignac (1888–1943), and was, on the death of her mother, the director of the Lanvin fashion house. Lanvin and di Pietro divorced in 1903. Lanvin's second husband, whom she married in 1907, was Xavier Melet, a journalist at the newspaper Les Temps and later the French consul in Manchester, England.

In 1909, Lanvin joined the Syndicat de la Couture, which marked her formal status as a couturière. Lanvin made such beautiful clothes for her daughter that they began to attract the attention of a number of wealthy people who requested copies for their own children. Soon, Lanvin was making dresses for their mothers, and some of the most famous names in Europe were included in the clientele of her new boutique on the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris. She became known for her mother-and-daughter outfits and exquisite robes de style, as well as her modern and global approach to the fashion industry.

From 1923, the Lanvin empire included a dye factory in Nanterre. In the 1920s, Lanvin opened shops devoted to home décor, menswear, furs and lingerie. 
However, her most significant expansion was the creation of Lanvin Parfums SA in 1924 and the introduction of her signature, fragrance Arpège, in 1927, inspired by the sound of her daughter Marguerite's practicing her scales on the piano. ("Arpège" is French for arpeggio.) 

In addition, Lanvin commissioned Rateau to decorate her apartment at 16 rue Barbet-de-Jouy, Paris, and two country houses. (The living room, boudoir and bathroom of the apartment was reassembled in 1985 in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.) For this domicile, Rateau designed some remarkable 1920–22 furniture in bronze. During 1921–22, Rateau was manager of Lanvin-Sport and he also designed the Lanvin spherical La Boule perfume flacon for Arpège (originally produced by the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres). To this day, Arpège perfume containers are imprinted with Paul Iribe's gold image (rendered in 1907) of Lanvin and her daughter Marguerite. Rateau also designed Lanvin’s fashion house and managed Lanvin-Décoration (an interior-design department, established 1920) in the main store on the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

Alberto Elbaz was born in Casablanca, Morocco. He immigrated to Israel with his family at the age of ten and grew up in Holon. After serving in the Israeli Defense Forces, he studied at the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in Ramat Gan.

In 1987, Elbaz moved to New York City and spent two years working for a manufacturer of mother-of-the-bride clothing. He then worked for Geoffrey Beene for seven years. He says he was influenced by Beene's rejection of trends and masterful drape and fit. "It was a very beautiful relationship.... Our best dialogue was not in words," Elbaz has reminisced.

In 1997, Elbaz left Beene and, through retailer Dawn Mello, was hired by the firm of Guy Laroche. But, by the time of Elbaz's arrival, the Laroche enterprise had become overly conservative and lackluster. Even so, Elbaz was able to update the collection and somewhat enhance the image of the firm, whose activities at the time included the management of 15 boutiques and 70 license agreements worldwide. However, he departed within a year, 1998, and began designing ready-to-wear women's clothing for Yves Saint Laurent, because Saint-Laurent himself wished to withdraw from his hands-on design of prêt-à-porter (ready-to-wear). In the position, Elbaz's talent was recognized, and he was groomed to become the head designer of the house when Saint Laurent retired. This was not to happen, because the Gucci Group purchased YSL Rive Gauche, the ready-to-wear label, and, hence, Gucci design director Tom Ford dismissed Elbaz after three collections. Elbaz instead began working for Krizia in Italy and designed a well-received inaugural collection.

In October 2001, Elbaz was appointed artistic director of Lanvin in Paris. In August 2001, the company had been purchased by investor group Harmonie S.A., led by Mrs. Shaw-Lan Wang, a Taiwanese media magnate, who hired Elbaz. In 2006, he introduced new packaging for the fashion house, featuring a light forget-me-not blue color, a favorite shade which Lanvin purportedly had seen in a Fra Angelico fresco. Packaging has included shopping bags, imprinted with Paul Iribe's 1907 illustration of Lanvin and her daughter Marguerite, and shoe boxes designed like antique library files, tied with black ribbons, to emphasize the precious nature of the product.

Elbaz illustrated the song "Lady Jane" in singer-songwriter Mika's extended play "Songs for Sorrow.
Elbaz's simple, feminine clothing, which has been compared to Lanvin's 1920s outfits, has been lauded by the fashion press. Suzy Menkes wrote: "Elbaz is every woman's darling. And that includes Nicole, Kate, Chloé Sevigny, Sofia Coppola and a slew of rising movie names."

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Sorry Girls... I'll post the photos of my Lanvin look tomorrow I promise!!

Happy Easter!!

My bunny cousin and I... some years ago ;)

Mirror Mirror on the wall

Kind of busy 'cause of the Holiday... no time to post... so I let you with my last night's outfit ;)

Zara's t-shirt
Santa Lolla's boots


Please send me some of these at Easter this Sunday ok? I'd apreciate a lot ;)

Fashion Illustration

I draw since I was born... but it's not enough! I wanna make great fashion illustrations too ;) So let's practice more!

Just bought! Ilustração de Estilo by Bil Donavan

Sertão très Chic!

O sertão nunca mais será o mesmo... não, calma, não vai virar mar ainda não! rsrs... O motivo de toda agitação é a ilustríssima visita de vossa majestade, o rei de Seráfia, Augusto (Carmo Dalla Vecchia), na pacata cidade nordestina de Brogodó!

E foi assim que "Cordel encantado", a novela de Duca Rachid e Thelma Guedes, estreiou - trazendo muita confusão e fantasia no horário das 18h na Globo. A história com direção de Amora Mautner, promete fortes emoções e teve cenas esplêndidas gravadas em pleno Vale do Loire na França, em vários castelos, como o de Chambord.

Por se passar no fim do séc.: XIX o belíssimo figurino de época chama atenção pela preciosidade de detalhes. Para compor os looks dos 4 núcleos (Seráfia do Norte, Seráfia do Sul, Brogodó e Cangaceiros), as inspirações das figurinistas Marie Salles e Karla Monteiro foram fadas, a madrasta da "Branca de Neve", os filmes "Guerra nas Estrelas" e "O Senhor dos Anéis", além de ícones da história mundial, como o rei russo Romanov, a rainha Vitória e a rainha Dona Maria I, a louca. 

Vale a pena conferir as imagens dos personagens do núcleo "real", vídeo com os bastidores... e claro, assistir a novela!!

os bastidores das gravações na França (Video Show)

J'aime Lanvin!!!

Please somebody pinch me 'cause I can't believe my dress already arrived!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wait for a post and looks!!!!

My first (almost) haute couture!!

Inside the box

Or should I say... container?!
Led by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects in association with Nowhere Resort, the main purpose of the Ex-Container Project is to provide immediate housing for those who were displaced following the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on 11th of March, 2011.
Further details about the project and how you can offer support can be found here.

Going Gaga... again!!

O clip novo de Gaga nem estreiou ainda e já está dando o que falar... 

"Judas", seu último single foi fortemente criticado por grupos religiosos de acordo com o tablóide britânico "The Sun", assim que foi divulgado que a #loka iria interpretar ninguém mais ningém menos que Maria Madalena! 

O presidente da Liga Católica para Direitos Civis e Religiosos, Bill Donahue, considerou o single uma manobra de marketing (jura?). "Existem as pessoas com talento, e depois existe Lady Gaga...", afirmou.  

Sinceramente, eu acho que já está passando da hora das pessoas acostumarem com a idéia que não existe Mother Monster sem uma polêmica básica! E é exatamente disso que os fãs gostam. Uma nova versão (dizem) de "Like a prayer"? Que venha! Estou curiosíssima!!

Enquanto isso ficamos com as fotos - provocativas como sempre, mas também ótimas! - feitas por Terry Richardson para a Harper's Bazaar de Maio.

looking for the perfect kiss

Some I found at the movies...

Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman - Casablanca (1942), Michael Curtiz

Glória Coelho

Sim, definido o tema da minha monografia de Pós-Graduação em "Moda, Cultura de Moda e Arte". Por enquanto nenhuma palavra... a pesquisa está apenas começando, mas já promete ser um surpreendente encontro de moda, arquitetura e muito esoterismo!!

Yes, I've set the theme of my thesis to Post-Graduate course in "Fashion, Culture of Fashion and Art. " I can't tell you anything about it yet... The research is just beginning, but already promises to be an amazing gathering of fashion, architecture and some esoterism!

Sweet Friday

Best thing about Fridays... Celebrate the weekend :) Cheers!

have some drinks with friends to relax 

do it yourself - Strawberry caipirinha ;)

first step: you need strawberries!! 
And then... clean and slice them...

squeeze they in your glass like this...

and finally, add vodka, a little water, ice and sugar or sweetener if you're on a diet like me ;)

Beyond the straight hair...

Yes! There's still life!!

Based on a true story: My dear friend if you're that kind of girl that has a fixation with straight hair, you already did a lot of hair treatments, you can not live without sloshing and just can't take it anymore... if your hair is damaged or for a misadventure by the fate your "hair straightening iron" broke at the exactly moment you were leaving home to go for school.... keep calm! No need to throw anything out the window (much less your sister! lol...), let's take a deep breath, count to 1000 .... There is life beyond the straight hair!

Baseado em fatos reais: Minha amiga leitora se você é daquelas que tem fixação com cabelo liso, já fez vários tratamentos, não vive sem chapinha e não aguenta mais essa vida, seu cabelo está todo estragado ou se por uma desventura do destino a chapinha quebrou na hora que você estava saindo de casa para ir pra aula..... calma!!! Não precisa jogar nada pela janela (muito menos a sua irmã! rsrs...), vamos respirar fundo, contar até 1000.... existe vida além do cabelo liso!!

Gisele ficou famosa com os cabelo natural... e Leonardo DiCaprio gostou!