Tuesday, 31 January 2012

The Phantom of the Opera


Tonight, the place to be seen was at the opening of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera at the Montecasino Teatro, Johannesburg...

Chic Chignon

This fresh, easy style is as modern as it is timeless: Low-swept curls recall a classic chignon, while an asymmetrical silhouette lends a flirty vibe... 

Monday, 30 January 2012

Couture Collections: Givenchy


Riccardo Tisci, the Creative Director of Givenchy took inspiration from the 1927 Fritz Lang movie Metropolis and the theme music from Russian film, 1924′s Aelita (Аэлита), to create the Haute Couture Range for S/S 2012...

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Queen of Snow

This Eskimo inspired editorial titled, “Queen of Snow” is featured in the January 2012 issue of Vogue Korea. 

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Neighbourgoods Market



Today I ventured out to the Neighbourgoods Market in Braamfontein, Johannesburg and I must say I am Absolutely Amazed  ...

Friday, 27 January 2012

Ditto for M•A•C




Beth Ditto, most famous for her work with the indie rock band Gossip, is to collaborate on a limited-edition line of make-up with M•A•C...



iCase for iPhone



Ok, Ok, so I've been waiting for iStores and Vodacom to get stock of the Oh-So-Wonderful iPhone 4S. They still don't have stock but I'm already planning on how to accessorise my little Gadget: no iPhone is complete without a rather cool case (How else are you supposed to make your iPhone Look unique?)...

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Cool like Clémence


Glamour UK‘s February 2012 issue shows a softer side of one of my Favourite French Actresses, Clémence Poésy...
  

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

The Printed Blazer



These high-impact jackets are festooned with everything from elegant floral patterns to cool graphic designs. It instantly elevates any ensemble whether you're in the Summer or Winter Season. It's no wonder why most Trend Reports put the Printed Blazer in the spotlight...

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Parlez-vous français?



I started learning French this week ... No fancy courses, just good old CD's in the car (to put the time spent in traffic to good use). It has been rather fun so far, and I feel like a French Foreigner driving the streets of Jo'burg...

Monday, 23 January 2012

Drama (Mc)Queen


Sarah Burton, the creative director of Alexander McQueen, showcased a rather dramatic Pre-Fall 2012 Collection...

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Victorian Midnight



Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, once again, based a collection on Dolls, this time set in the Victorian era for their Pre-Fall 2012 Collection in Paris ...

French Roast

I decided to make a cup of French Roast coffee this morning, and I remembered this little short film which was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Short Film (Animated) category in 2010 ...




Saturday, 21 January 2012

A night with the KONGOS




You may have heard their songs on the radio, but last night, the only way to listen to the KONGOS was to watch them perform live at Tanz Cafe Fourways ...

Friday, 20 January 2012

Platoon of the Future

Thierry Mugler played on a futuristic theme for the Menswear F/W 2012 Collection for Paris Fashion Week...

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Spot the Dot: Yayoi Kusama


Yayoi Kusama, 82, is best known for her polka dot obsession; she started painting at age 10 applying polka dots to canvases, trees, entire rooms, and even people. She has described herself as an "obsessive artist", having a fascination with repetition, pattern, and accumulation.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Zarkana

Cirque du Soleil will be premiering their new show "Zarkana" in the Kremlin Palace and to commemorate this event the January issue of Vogue Russia created a Fashion Editorial inspired by the show. The story features Crystal and Alana Zimmer photographed by Arthur Elgort. Titled “В Стране Чудес,” literally “In Wonderland,” the Anya Ziourova-styled story provides a preview of a forthcoming Cirque du Soleil performance.
 

Alice in ... Waterland

I recently came across Russian born Conceptual Underwater Photographer Elena Kalis.  Below is a series of photographs titled “Alice in Waterland” - The magical series features Elena’s 12-year-old daughter as Alice.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

A Night at the Opera

Dolce & Gabbana rolled out their very theatrical Menswear F/W 2012 Collection for Milan Fashion Week...


Arctic Explorer

It’s was a frosty-cold show at Vivienne Westwood Man, where the iconic designer presented her Fall/Winter 2012 Collection to audiences at Milan Men’s Fashion Week...

Monday, 16 January 2012

Happy Birthday Kate!

Britain's Most Famouse Supermodel, Kate Moss, turns 38! 

UP!

Wouldn't it be wondrous if you could uplift your house and fly it anywhere in the world  by tying hundreds-of-thousands of Helium Filled Balloons (I mean, sure, air traffic might be a bit tough if everyone got to do it and I'm sure the people at green peace might not like all the refuse from the popped balloons) ... but just imagine the possibilities! 

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Keeping the Faith


Vogue Japan really knows how to start the year off right. The February 2012 Edition includes an editorial by photographer Carlyne Cerf de Duzelele titled “Keeping the Faith”, staring models: Lindsay Ellingson, Vika Falileeva and Simon Nessman... 

Friday, 13 January 2012

Curls, Corsets and Crinolines

I sometimes feel I was born in the wrong era. Don't get me wrong the technology part of the 21st century is awesome, not to mention having Woman's Rights, but somehow, a piece of my soul lives elsewhere, a different time. A time where Corsets and Crinolines Ruled where dressing to go out involved meticulous adoration of every Curl...

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Specs Appeal

The Majority of the population owns this Little Accessory; whether they be prescription or tinted for the sun or both, glasses are always a voguish item to have. But what are the trends to expect for 2012: Square or Round ... or both? 

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Dilly for illy ♥

Ever had an espresso or a cappuccino and on having your first sip found that it tasted awful? 
Well, as of today, I will avoid such affairs because I can now spot tell-tale signs which cafés make a good coffee as well as how-to make a great 'cup of joe' using proper equipment. Complements of Neofundi and illy, I attended an Amazing Barista Course through "Università del Caffè del Sud Africa" today. Being a devoted coffee drinker I can honestly say I was overwhelmed as to how little I really knew about coffee and the Art of making that perfect Espresso or Cappuccino! ...

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Royal Intrigue



The December 2010 issue of Vogue Russia features this baroque styled shoot of Ashley Smith by photographer Sharif Hamza and styled by Simon Robins. The costumes were designed by Atelier Versace, Valentino Haute Couture and Agent Provocateur. 

'Дворцовая Интрига' directly translated means 'Royal Intrigue'. Under the Title ('Дворцовая Интрига') reads the following: "Democracy does not apply to Couture: Dominating Satins, Brocades, Velvets and other attributes of Absolute Monarchy"

Like a Doll

This stunning editorial, shot by Tim Walker, is featured in Vogue Italia (January 2012). Titled 'Like a Doll', this shoot captures the mysteriously eerie yet playful notion of dolls. The Model, Lindsey Wixon, was styled by Jacob K.


Passion for Pastel

Photographer, Sharif Hamza makes Spring’s most feminine frocks shine in his outdoor images shot for the February edition of Vogue Japan. Magdalena Frackowiak is a stunning vision in pastel dresses from labels such as Prada, Diane von Furstenberg and Givenchy. Lush curls by hair stylist Neil Moodie and blushed cheeks by makeup artist Yadim perfect the ladylike ensembles.
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Monday, 9 January 2012

Arm Candy ♥

Like most Ladies out there, I Love Bags!  So below a compilation of Bags seen on the runways for 2012 ...
Dolce & Gabbana

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Tie-d Down?

In an Office environment most men wear suits, and with suits comes The Tie. When dressing in suit, it is the necktie that will often add a dash of flavor to the overall outfit. While suits are typically gray, navy, or black and dress shirts either blue or white, it is a man's neckwear that adds a strong accent with its color and pattern. 



Saturday, 7 January 2012

Full Steam Ahead!

What do you get when you cross Science Fiction, The Victorian Era and Inventions? ... Steampunk!




Friday, 6 January 2012

Disney Bound

Ever wished you were a Character from a Disney Movie or Animation? ... I know I have! Well, last year I stumbled upon a really Awesome Blog called Disney Bound. Its a site run by Leslie Kalbfleisch (AKA Leslie Kay), who helps every girl find their inner Disney Princess (or any other Disney Character of your choice)...

Mechanical Dolls

‘Mechanical Dolls’ editorial was captured by photographer Tim Walker for the October issue of Vogue Italia 2011 which features the adorable pairing of Audrey Marnay and Kirsi Pyrhonen. The twosome plays dress up complete with pale faces, moustaches and painted on eyebrows...

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Dior's New Muse

Mila Kunis is the New Face of Christian Dior and fronts the label's Spring/Summer 2012 Miss Dior handbag campaign and follows in the footsteps of Oscar winner Marion Cotillard.


The Braided Bun

I found this really Cute Hair Tutorial from The Beauty Department. It can be done on almost any texture or length of hair, using regular or fishtail braids! See below for instructions...

Suit Up!

Dear Men of the World,


A Man in a Suit for a woman is the equivelent of a Woman in Lingerie for a Man ... It's just sexy!

♥ Marina B


Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Beauty and the Beast

Patrick Demarchelier's Portrait of Diana (Left) and Puffy, his Dog (Right)

It has always been said that "A Dog is Man's (and Woman's) Best Friend". Even VOGUE photographer Patrick Demarchelier, admitted in an interview today his all-time favourite subject was his Dog, Puffy "People always expect it to be Princess Diana, or someone famous," he said.  "But the answer is my dog, Puffy. They think I mean Puff Daddy. No, it is the dog." ...

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Blood Thirsty Scents? ...

Photographer Antonio Zuddas and Designer Giovanni Castelli have created a New Fragrance Concept based on blood types. Castelli says that it was a fascination with the substance he calls “the river of life” (and not a vampire obsession as most would assume).

PANTONE Pretty for 2012: Tangerine Tango

Tangerine Tango PANTONE Colour for 2012.

Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the PANTONE Color Institute®. “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.” ...


Monday, 2 January 2012

Never Never Land with Peter Pan (Collars)

A Peter Pan Collar is a specific type of shirt collar, usually found on women’s and girl’s clothing. The collar evokes a sense of innocence, and the simple design appeals to Ladies of all ages.
Elle Fanning for Marie Claire
Top, $550, Peter Pan Collar, $490, Louis Vuitton; Gloves, $40, Carolina Amato.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Here's to 2012 Darlings!

After copious amounts of Champagne and Dancing the night away in 6-inch heels with Amazing People, it's finally here ... The first Morning (and Hangover) of 2012.