The new addition to my bag collection - a leather tote bag from an Argentinian brand, NAIMA. Let's just say, it is as gorgeous as it looks and it is as roomy as it looks!
October 27, 2013
October 14, 2013
|Marlene Dietrich's tuxedo in "Morocco" has caused quite a stir in Hollywood and across the art community, as one of the first women in film and in real life to prefer trousers to the conventional women style of skirts and dresses. Dietrich's tuxedo later inspired Yves Saint Lauren to design his Le Smoking collection.|
The current exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York "A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk" explores the LGBTQ community contribution to fashion from the 18th-century England to the present-day America. It is the first museum exhibition to explore in depth the significant contributions to fashion made by LGBTQ individuals over the past 300 years.
Long before the macho street style of Castro district in San Francisco came about, there were Molly and Garçonne gay fashion styles that were the first fashion trends among the members of the 18th and 19th Century of LGBTQ community.
Click here to read more about this fascinating exhibition.
September 22, 2013
It becomes more fashionable. It becomes more aware of what's hot and what's not. It becomes more busy. It becomes celebrity-packed. It becomes competitive, when it comes to getting into the hottest restaurants of the city: everyone wants to be there...
But, when it comes to me, I love the moments of the fashion weeks that really stand out: like the strangest invitations the designers sent to the press and celebrities, the strangest looks on the runaway, the awkward moments in the crowd of attendees, the interior design of the shows that no one has done before, and...the outfits on and off the runaway. That's my favorite. I devour in it.
So, here are a few things that I found...not ordinary during the New York fashion week 2013:
September 21, 2013
|In El Caminito district of Buenos Aires, Argentina.|
Click here to check out a very personal recollection of my trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina last January. It's a very detailed guide into everything you should know about the city before your trip from a very local perspective: from where to have the best Argentinian steak, pastries, and coffee to how to tango, shop, entertain and spend week days and weekends like a local.
More of my travels here.
The KIKO nail polish is back!
A few years ago I went to Milan, where I've discovered the "Sephora sister" - KIKO beauty store. KIKO for the Italians is like Sephora for the Americans, only on a smaller scale and only it favors the local brands more than the international, which works pretty fine with me as I always prefer to buy a local brand, when traveling, to bring back home as a reminder of the fashion style of the country I've visited...
So, what nail polish Italian Fashionistas favor this season? I found out...
September 19, 2013
Coming back from a great trip to the South of Italy back to the reality of always busy and crazy New York City is never easy, especially with the jet-leg that keeps on 'waking me up' before East Coast sunrise...But I shouldn't be complaining after a three week long trip to Europe, which allowed me to once again fall in love with the Italian culture.
Of course, Milan is the heart of the fashion in Italy, but other parts of the country also offer some very specific takes on the local street fashion. Take for example, Positano...
August 28, 2013
Ever thought you'd have someone deliver you wine and cheese to the banks of Seine? A trip to Paris just got more fabulous.
Imagine someone bringing you a bottle of frozen rosé wine and toasts with tapenade...