With two more weeks to go, are you already looking forward to more beauty and inspiration at Fashion Week? I personally love backstage glimpses, the quiet moments amidst the storm. The candids and the friendships. Here's a start.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Of course, you immediately know what I'm talking about. The closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics was rocking fantastic! All that great music jammed into one amazing venue, filled with the most unbelievable people, all in one utterly glorious night! All the British Greats, legendary musicians, bands and even supermodels came out to play. Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell strutted their stuff on the largest catwalk ever, accompanied by Stella Tennant, Karen Elson, Lily Cole, Lily Donaldson, Georgia Jagger, Jourdan Dunn and yes, even David Gandy. Too bad one of my favourite iconic Brit models, Agyness Deyn wasn't there. And then there was the SPICE Girls. Quite the highlight for me I must say, it definitely took me back. All five looked fabulous! The Adele rumours unfortunately were not true but since she's pregnant it wasn't a huge surprise that she couldn't be there to perform. Wouldn't that have been the cherry on top though? The Brazilian segment brought more beauty in the form of Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio, the much adored football star Pelé and lively, traditional drumbeats. Goodbye London, it's been so lovely. See you at the Carnival in Rio!
Friday, August 3, 2012
I've been indulging a major white shirt obsession lately. A search through my collection the other day revealed that my affection for this particular type of clothing is challenging the limits of my closet. The specially designated 'white shirt' section has burst its seams and is tugging on the sleeves of its 'checkered shirt' companions. Not that I mind with so many great brands making their version of the classic. Pure cotton or pure silk, they are a delight to put on in the early mornings and sharpens your entire look with a hint of formality. Theory's shirts never fail me. Carven's are beautiful, Boy by Band of Outsiders' are a new discovery and Acne and Equipment make ones that are always a pleasure to wear. When I need a boost on barely awake days, I reach for two things. A white shirt and a double shot latte. A lethal combination but it works!
images from Russh, last image Karla Spetic