Hundreds of photographs, sketches and candid images from the archives of the Emilio Pucci Foundation capture the breathtaking elegance and drama of this unique brand in a book: Pucci, by Vanessa Friedman, published by Taschen.
Pucci is a tale of innovation stretching back over 60 years, recounting a brand that was among the first to bear a logo, that was a pioneer of diversification into interiors, athletic wear and accessories. It introduced free-flowing, lightweight fabrics, pop art prints and a proprietary, revolutionary colour palette into womenswear while constantly expanding the frontiers of fabric and printing technologies.
The text, prefaced by Laudomia Pucci and written by Vanessa Friedman, is a tribute, telling its tale in themed chapters that shed light on the designer and his legacy through to the present day, and is peppered with anecdotes and quotes from those who knew him best, who learned from him, who were struck by his vision and talent. It places the brand’s achievements in the context of fashion history and opens a new century with insight into the remarkable resonance of the Pucci style.
The XL tome is bound in printed Pucci fabric from recent collections, and each copy differs from the others, making each piece a collector’s item.
For diehard Pucci connoisseurs, a Vintage Art Edition – available in just 500 numbered copies – is bound in original vintage Pucci fabrics from the house’s Archives. It is packaged in a protective transparent acrylic box and is accompanied by four art prints of original drawings by the maison’s founder, Emilio Pucci. Each copy will be signed by his daughter Laudomia Pucci, who continued to design under the Pucci name until 1992 and who has been Image Director and Deputy Chairman of the company since 2000.
.. the Dsquared2 designer duo during Vogue Hellas shooting.
I was surprised by how sweet, easy-going, smiling they were. they’re like two cute little toys you wanna take them home and play by dressing them up with different pairs of jeans. That cute.
more backstage pictures to come in a couple of weeks. for now i’m leaving you with their sexy/lurid shoes from FW2010-11 collection. they’re 16cm high but with that platform you feel like not wearing heels at all- i’m sure i could work in them all day through. well, at least till evening. but then, who wants to take them of in the evening?
having spent last weekend pretending to be on vacations, on saturday evening i took the walk to Herodion Theater to watch Bellini’s Norma. i always catch a play every summer at Herodion, the atmosphere cannot be compared to anything else
i was pleasantly surprised to see a modern direction of the play, with costumes and sets following the same minimalism. In the story, the male co-star falls in and out of love TOO many times with Norma and that doesn’t make him very popular, as you can imagine, but they die together hand-in-hand at the end. i strongly believe Norma should never have followed him into the fire but women in love are so stupid.
after that and for many hours i stayed at my friend’s balcony at Thissio enjoying the view above, and found it extremely difficult to take the decision and actually leave. who can blaim me.
The most popular aria from the play, Casta Diva (which always reminds me of that Aparadektoi episode with Spyros’s boss eating chicken listening to Casta Diva, hilarious) by Montserrat Caballe.
Vogue Hellas July’s issue is out, featuring the fashion story we did at breathtaking Hotel Poseidonion Grace, at Spetses last month. It’s summery and joyful and kind of 60′s on greek islands. the shooting was exhausting but fun thanks to a really good team- Mara Desypris, Manos Vynichakis and Nicolas Viliotis are always so cool to work with.
Louis Vuitton brocade mini dress
D&G lace tunic a Matthew Williamson-4-kilos-dress with chains and crystals
May i say how cool was Baby Guru last night at Velvet Prize party? Baby Guru was ultimately cool last night at Velvet Prize party. There, i said it. Don’t miss them at European Music Day June 21st, 21.00, at Kotzia square
musicians & music junkies: M. Hulot, Orila.net, Fantastikoi Hxoi and Ku
remember the S&O collection i’d told you about at Synch festival? remember the dress Olivia and Sophia would be making for me? the dress is ready and it’s a b e a u t y, has a boxy shape that makes it loose and easy-to-wear but with a minimum of accessorizing it becomes something else. i’m telling you, those girls do a great job with their shred pieces
for info you can contact them here: firstname.lastname@example.org
it’s getting hot in here and your skin’s melting like fresh butter.. wait until you listen to this one-minute distorted guitar playing and tell me if you feel your brains too, melt and ooze from ears and mouth. sweeeeeet.
“This video is a FICTION and an ARTISTIC PROJECT, I don’t claim to have reached the bottom of the hole (202m) without rope and fins, as the world record in no-fins discipline is 95m. We made this movie to show another approach in freediving videos. We wanted to express the strenght of the elements water-earth-air and the sensations of freedom, harmony, exploration. All the shots were made on breath hold by Julie Gautier. We directed and edited the movie ourselves, Julie and me. Jerome Espla (Poisson Lune Productions) was the gradder of the clip (color corrections…). The music is from ARCHIVE – you make me feel. The camera is a Canon 5D mark II.”
Guillaume Néry is a world champion and record man freediver. Next stop for him is the 3rd Mediterranean World Cup organised in Kalamata, Greece.
Given that in what he does at least three of my greatest phobias are involved, i could do nothing but admire him.
Fact: Louis Vuitton is a fashion house with great history, that mainly started from luxury leather goods. that has always been the trademark for Louis Vuitton: Excellent leather handcraft. Although the house has made a fortune by selling zillions of LV logo bags, something considered to be classy/ classic, i detest logos and the only LV i own was gifted to me.
However, once again i was dazzled by the amazing job they do there, and nobody can deny that. i attended Louis Vuitton private view of their F/W 2010-11 collection the other day at hotel Pentelikon, and was blown away by the beauty, the perfect work, the infallible tailoring and detailing of every single piece. Alain from the press office in Paris took the time to present and describe every piece in the presentation, pointing out that the effort put is the same as at couture pieces..
as i’ve told you before, Marc Jacobs showed for winter a very cinematic collection, internally inspired by 50′s and especially Brigitte Bardot in the movie “And God created woman”. but what is even lovelier is the use and combination of textures: very feminine narrow waisted dresses and circle skirts made of thick masculine fabrics. sexy corset tops beneath heavy bouclet coats. contrast and harmony between fragility and power.
knit top full beaded with sequins and velvet pumps with swarovski heels
if you take a closer look, this skirt was quilted by hand and every square was filled with feathers
checking out the goodies with fellow voguettes
with Areti, Louis Vuitton PR Manager in Greece, and a tattooed twelve-year-old fooling around (boss, behave yourself or stay away from my photos)
Imagine a tsunami of dreamy tropical music filling your heart and mind.
Now hear it.
Beloved Swedish label Service, which mainly signs swedish artists (Jens Lekman, The Embassy, Studio) -who seem to create beautiful balearic-pop music so effortlessly- announced that Korallreven (coral reefs fitting perfectly to their music), will be releasing their album “The Truest Faith” in Autumn 2010.
It all started on the South Pacific island Samoa three years ago, where music journalist Marcus Joons and The Radio Dept.’s Johan Duncanson felt like creating a kind of tropical-nature pop music clearly affected from the island’s Catholic church choirs and the hypnotic melodies of its people. And since then it was a matter of time for Korallreven to release their single “Loved-Up”, making us love them even more.
Peter Dundas, Creative Director of Emilio Pucci, designed the “Marquise” bag for summer 2010. Classic box shape in rich suede with chain shoulder straps and a subversive silver ring-piercing: Aristo-rebel.