Ballet by Henry Leutwyler

Photos by Henry Leutwyler, from the book and exibit Ballet - via New York Magazine // The Cut

I've been missing this so too much. But now, at least part of that same feeling, is back. Back to the hard work.
Have a look to the beautiful photos by Henry Leutwyler (taken backstage @ New York City Ballet) and read the article by Rebecca Milzoff.

My puppet look #2

Dream Look today, inspired by 007 - SKYFALL
Some FW12 Proenza Schouler on some SS13 Prada wanted pieces.
I am still dreaming and dieing for that Shangai skyline and Macao dragons on the water.


Kowtow Apparel

KOWTOW is a chinese expression meaning "the act of deep respect shown by kneeling and bowing so low as to have your head touching the ground." I am already taken.
The brand behind the logo and its philosophy is something I would "KOWTOW" to. And not only for the garments, but for the very DNA of the project, that has earned important acknowledgements.

Gosia Piatek, founder and owner



The founder, Gosia Piatek, started the company with a very low budget, wanting her business to be ethical. And she made it possible through collections that are not only made of 100% fairtrade certified cotton but that are beautifully minimal, perfect for layering and awesome as basics to build up very personal looks.
I was really impressed looking at the "Behind the scenes" video, shot by Piatek's ex business partner, Boofa.

Good Morning

ON THE LEFT, PH. BY UNKNOWN AUTHOR. ON THE RIGHT, ARTWORK BY ALBERTO  SEVESO

My puppet look #1

I introduce you the graceful "Mrs Puppet" (thank you MMM) who will gracefully play myself when I want to post random looks.

What I was wearing today:
the magnificent Neil Barrett Oversized Single Breasted Coat in black;
a red silk vintage shirt;
black leather leggings;
red patent kitten heels by Zara.
The coat is great in volume and really looks like the right picture. Sorry for not having found a better image of the front... 

On the left: MRS puppet wearing Neil Barrett coat. On the right, Neil Barrett FW2012 (same coat, better image)

Saskia Diez Accessories

Saskia Diez presents "L'enfer 2012", a film by meyers bureau. 
A sparkly and dreamy short movie. Starring the pure, clean, feminine jewelry collections by the brand.

Prints and Patterns: digiliciously covered

It is no secret that I am very sensitive about printed fabrics. Especially whimsical digital prints.  I obviously have a selection of the Top Favorite Designers mastering the technique...let's mention Peter PilottoBasso & Brooke, Mary Katrantzou but also Dries van Noten, Alexander McQueen, Prada (remember beaches and palms from their SS10 Collection?). 
Fact: digital prints have turned into almost-a-classic-trend lately
Fact: you can find digital print sweaters, tees, leggings, skirts and dresses almost everywhere, almost by any label.

Now you're probably thinking how boring I am, pretending to post about digital prints while everyone around has done it for seasons now?
Well, I think I do have a reason, and to me it is a very yummy one. Before showing you what a wonderful thing I found (even if you are way more ahead, internet-conscious and aware of everything new) I want to mention the latest project by the incredibly talented Masha Reva. The young Ukrainan designer artist has teamed up with Syndacate of Kiev for "Botanical Layers", a collection of prints available on a limited shirts series this month. You can already order yours by choosing one of the subjects and your size here. Well, have a look to these wonders: digital layers anddigital/era/codes interlocked with luxurious nature.

Botanical Layers by Masha Reva and SYNDACATE of Kiev - ph Synchrodogs




Botanical Layers by Masha Reva and SYNDACATE of Kiev - ph Synchrodogs
Botanical Layers by Masha Reva and SYNDACATE of Kiev - ph Synchrodogs



Going back to the point: Constrvct.
Created, designed and coded by Mary Huang and Jenna Fizel, known as Continuum Fashion, already known for innovative high tech fashion design, including LED dresses and the N12 3D printed bikini.

Let me just quote a sort of manifesto published on their blog:
"...This moment in history will be marked as where the voices of millions can be instantly expressed and shared across virtual networks. Technology has changed the way we live and communicate. We created CONSTRVCT as a fashion label born purely from the digital medium-- fashion design that represents immediate personal expression distributed globally..." and "...Please, go ahead and construct as many designs as you like! It’s wonderful to see what people come up with. Just upload your own images and choose between the available styles. Once you have a design you love, you can order it custom made to your size."

Yes, exactly, get ready to indulge yourself with your graphic skills and start playing with the available styles: 3 dresses, 1 male and 1 female tee, a long sleeved tee, a skirt. At this point I get very excited. And, if you want, you just take send them your measurements and "voilĂ ": you got your wonderfully digital printed piece delivered at home.

I am not a real master yet, but just to have an idea about it...these are my first "babies"...

A chandelier @ the flea market becomes the "Crystal skirt"
A bamboo garden inspires the "Bamboo Dress" (yes, how acreative name...!)
A tree in the mountains becomes the "Fallen skirt"
A promise: I will be back soon with much better works....you can also check the whole collective collection here.
Opinions?

ANDREW GN RESORT COLLECTION & ONE FALL AFTERNOON

It happened that I was in the Alps last weekend and I had the chance to loose myself into the vivid colors and scents of Fall. A very nurturing and refreshing experience for my eyes and for my imagination, after weeks spending my days and night in front of another window: my laptop screen...!

Instagram taken by me,  Andrew GN Resort 2013 via Style.com
Going through images of  2013 Resort Collections I have been captured by Andrew GN's one. Same vibrant colors and classic beauty I have experienced just a few days ago. Precious fabrics, bermuda pants glorified by volumes, precious embroideries, perfect colorful evening gowns. Every ensemble would make a perfect wardrobe for the upcoming Holiday Season... have a look to the whole collection.

Instagram taken by me,  Andrew GN Resort 2013 via Style.com

LOUNGING

OMG! Can I just melt with my sofa wearing this today?

3.1 Phillip Lim

UNIQUENESS OR MY ENDLESS CRUSH FOR PINK FLAMINGOS

Photo by Klaus Nigge

I've been having a crush for pink flamingos since forever. Me and my parents used to spend our summer holidays in Sardinia, since I was six years old. And, every single year, my father brought me  to watch colonies of these incredible birds, stopping by the island during their migrations. These memories and their extraordinary beauty just gave them a very special place in my heart, and inspiration.

Photo by Stefano Todde

No wonder, then, if I am obsessed by a couple looks by Uniqueness (obsessed by two, but love most of the pieces...) 2.01 Collection, designed by Alessandra Facchinetti.














Above is look #35. The side of the pants are covered in a genial digital pattern of my fav bird and salmon pink feathers. I am a follower of the Uniqueness Pinterest account: the "Shades of Rose" board includes some very impressive inspirational images which suggested me this composition. Poetic and delicate. The look is very balanced: romantic yet contemporary with the strong caban jacket,  rich in volume but very clean.  The whole look is made to blend with grey shades of metropolitan winter skies. Like the palette of this Liu Wei's artwork "Beyond the sky limits", perfectly translating this idea.




And here is Look #39, a long dress with a Seventies attitude, enriched by the same precious print and perfectly styled with the same accessories.  Just made me want to cover the model's skin with a simphony of soft colored clouds.


Enjoy this rainy Sunday morning thinking pink and dreamy!

IT'S BEEN ONE YEAR: AND NOT A COMMON ONE

Twelve months and some days from my last post. 
I knew that the year that I just left behind was one of those I would never forget. And going through my Instagrams I really felt the consistency of what has happened into my life since November 2011. 





A new life. New professional opportunities and horizons, brought to me like gifts from the best of my friends. New places, new tribe members, new feelings. A big love making my life the most special one. A new approach to fashion and the discovery of the "beautĂ©" world. A lot of planes and a lot of diy nail art. Emotions. So deep and colorful to make me shiver most of the time. 
I feel much better, somehow reliefed and, most of all, conscious.


I am really wanting to start all over again with this blog, that was able to give me such 
satisfactions and which I do not want to abandon. New deal, I guess. 
Thank you. 
Love, S