June 28, 2012

Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2012 Campaign Ads: Femme Fatale Ms Kloss

The campaign is shot by Willy Vandeperre at the iconic Parisian district called Les Frigos. It's the dark, seductive, tight body-fitting attire. I can imagine this as the ensemble of a vampire Queen. Sharp and alluring. Karlie is don in a sensual, yet sophisticated, vampish makeup and hairdo. What's more with her pale skin and amazing legs.

This is just the sneak peek by the way. Can't wait for more!

Prada Fall 2012 Campaign: The Futuristic Multidimensional Couch

The press release.

“A virtual labyrinth of fantasy and reality is the set for Prada’s autumn/winter campaign, photographed by Steven Meisel. Shifting camera angles and an endless depth of field create a playful illusion of perspective and proportion, recalling the setting for a videogame. Occupying the space on multiple levels characters in the foreground appear magnified, while others recede into the distance like virtual princesses poised for combat. The models’ unified gaze creates a seductive focus. Blocks of coordinated colour created by clothing, dip-dyed hair and furniture produce a chromatic architecture for our fashion avatars. The effect of the campaign is a new take on beauty and a futuristic vision of fantasy and desire.”

The layman.

Matchstick-thinned models, super long silky smooth blonde semi-dyed hair, a cool futuristic couch, and fabulous sleek doctor bags. The ads got a very interesting colour combination, with plenty shades of purple on the decor and outfits. And note that fabulous exotic purple doctor bag and east-west tote.

June 27, 2012

My Money Minded Month

Matthew 6:24
No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

What interests me the most this month is about being financially secure vs insecure ($___$)

I think, people can have as much money as they can get, but as long as the internal struggle (financial insecurity) is still present, they won’t be able to enjoy their wealth. While the financially secure bunch will be able to just relax, exercise the responsibility God gives them, and enjoy life as it is.

Have you seen a workaholic person? Is any of your family members addicted to “providing for the family”? How does it feel?

Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 Campaign Ads: From Railway to Runway

First thing I see: Big, weird hats. Lol!

The handbags, the outfits, the luggage, and the poised ladies are all cool though. Just the hats. I want to see who will wear them in real life.

"We wanted to continue the journey we started with the fashion show - the glamour of travel and the romance of going somewhere," said Marc. So they use the train they used in the fashion show. Deconstructed it and shipped it to New York to be under the mercy of Steven Meisel, the amazing photographer.

What's there to wait? Aboard the Louis Vuitton Express!

June 25, 2012

Fendi Peek-a-Boo Sold Out This Season?

So I've heard rumours that Fendi Peek-a-boo is going hot again this season. I certainly know that many people are smitten by this bag all over again.

This time, Fendi offers custom-making as a saucy extra for Peek-a-boo admirers and fans. We can tailor made the bag starting from the leather material, colour theme, hardware, exterior/interior lining, etc. It makes a very interesting option, specially to the perfectionistic bag lovers out there who I know will make such a big fuss over silver/palladium hardware (both are white, fyi).

I'd very much love to have a cream/milk outer colour with gold hardware and leopard printed suede inside. Just exactly like this one produced in year 2010. Beautiful isn't it? Very classy.

Vogue's July with Karlie Kloss: Brazilian Sun, Spa, and Paradise

Magazine covers in July W Magazine with Joan Small, campaign ads for Gucci and Valentino, then editorial in Vogue. She's surely on fire now.

June 24, 2012

Emma Stone in July 2012 Vogue Photoshoot

I reaaaally love her sweet smile and voice. And her complexion is soo fair and smooth and (again) so sweet..

This is the photoshoot's video describing her experience wearing two sides of fashion on consecutive days - the masculine and feminine aspects of a woman. One day it's blazer, ties, pencil pants and a hat. The next day it's lace, braids, slips.

June 23, 2012

Diane von Furstenberg Resort 2013: Stress-free Sophistication

They're so easy, so light, and so fluid. It's like wearing stress-free clothes. Very relaxing and comfortable, while all the way being so effortlessly fashionable with the prints and modern air to it.

Strappy heels will be around again in this Resort season. Many designers have opted for these sexy stiletto showing the feet's pretty skin and toes.

While DvF shoes colour is on the basic tone, the clothes have a considerably mixed orientation. In general, it's the basic shade with plenty of prints which is so DvF. But there's also few gleaming pieces like the two-piece bright fuchsia suit and lime green semi coat (which is sooo my colour).

J'Adore Spider Girl Emma Stone

A collection of Emma Stone looking pretty and fabulous in the red carpet. Brunette or blonde, both style suit her fair complexion and give different feel to her looks. Charming!

I'm never attracted to celebrities who try to sell her sexuality outside of her work responsibilities. Sometimes, a job will require us to do something we're not really comfortable with, we have to seek a balance between conforming and resisting to that task. There's a certain level of compromise we can take (which will strengthen our work commitment) and the degree is different for each person.

But if being a famous actress means selling your sexuality and let the world measures you through your seductiveness.. I don't find that amusing at all. Female sexuality is a pearl on its own. It's a strength, a treasure, a woman's unique identity that differentiates us from the male race.

Bombarding people with your sensual images to assure people how desirable you are is quite pointless, I think. True strength and confidence come from within. You can be as pretty and hot as Marilyn Monroe but if you're full of holes on the inside, it all comes to nothing. Why do you think anorexia and bulimia rate is always increasing year after year? And it's only in well-developed countries like States and Japan.

Well anyway, it's only my personal thoughts. This topic somehow reminds me of my friend's saying.

Strong people never try to appear strong.
Confident people never try to appear confident.
And wise people will never try to argue.

June 22, 2012

Hermes Birkin Crocodile Set On Fire: Brainy or Brainless Art?

The so called Birkin art slash destruction slash publicity stunt.

From Tyler Shields, featuring a "$100,000 Hermes Birkin Crocs" and his girlfriend Francesca Eastwood. Many people have shunned this pair for their silly attempt to advertise Eastwood's reality show. Many Hermes experts have also put their verdict on the pitiful bag- bitten, chewed on, chainsawed, burnt alive. But all in the name of a fake Birkin.

Nice advertising, still. I don't care whether it's the real deal or not, but this shots definitely balloons up their name in the world of Hermes cult. Though maybe not in a positive light.

June 21, 2012

Hermes Rogue Casaque and Jaune

Really, which one would you prefer? The Rogue Casaque of Jaune? Both are in epsom leather and parma brass hardware. As their popular nicknames: K35 or B32?

Both are really attractive, don't you think? I'm more of a Kelly person but the yellow shade is sooo alluring.

June 20, 2012

Vogue US July Edition with Emma Stone Our Spider Girl

This is her first shot in Vogue. The charming, sexy girlfriend of our Spiderman Mr Peter Parker has undergone a fairly smooth transition into adulthood.

Guess how old she is?

23!! That's my age this year! I'm soooo impressed with her achievements and talents in acting. It's also said that she persuaded her parent to let her enter the entertainment industry since she was 14 years old - the age of my..... PC games and MSN Messenger. So she made a powerpoint slide to convince the worried mom and dad. Awesome!

Alberta Ferretti Resort 2013: Free-Spirited Crepe World

What really captivates me about this resort collection is the beautiful, gentle, flowing dresses with hemlines fluttering the body shape. Feels a bit retro, but sweet and elegant. I can already imagine wearing these beautiful pieces with an all-laced umbrella taking a stroll in the lily garden.

Cream with an accent of scarlet, peach, and mustard. Also with sky-light blue and purple. Very beautiful.

June 19, 2012

Lady Gaga on Atelier Versace

Gaga just visited Sydney (my college year city!!) and was photographed with this extremely gorgeous Atelier Versace gown in front of the Sydney Opera House. That minty green hair and that hairdo is so cool! You look incredible Gaga.

June 18, 2012

Shopa Shopa Shopaholic

God is good! When the going gets tough, He'll inject new energy to give me hope. Sometimes solution will miraculously appear. But when it doesn't, I know He's training me to grow me up.

I feel it a lot, really. Maybe you'll say it's only in my head and I'm just constructing imaginary things to suit how I want life to be. But His presence is real! There's thing amazing sensation of peace.. A soothing, comforting feeling that I experience whenever I'm drawing strength from Him. They call it God's presence in your heart.

I've never known how it feels like until I took a decision to step forward and grow up in Him. Now I know..

My heart used to yearn for something more. It was...always crying out, "More, more, more and more." But now it's a feeling of contentment and peace. It's not that I don't want things any longer. I still appreciate beautiful and exquisite things and most of the times they come with a pricetag. But the desire now turns into an entity that's higher than those materials... that won't last for 1,000 years.

Even higher than a Hermes Kelly :p

June 5, 2012

Chanel Resort 2013: Versailles and Antoinette-Inspired Runway

A beautiful day - sunshine, garden, fountains, and pretty ladies. Even more with the show being held in the Versailles. And even much much more with the private, invitation-only exclusivity of this enchanted world of the Kings and the Queens.

My only objection is the shoes. With denim, it's alright. But fabulous dresses with those high-sole sneakers?? (-__-)