I am over thrilled with Prada’s latest toy, the web application dedicated to parfume “Rossetto”. I’ve already spent several hours creating collages (some of which you see below) and I just can’t stop. A different idea pops in my head every five minutes.
You may try it but I warn you, it’s highly addictive
“A digital project born from the collaboration with Michael Rock and New York’s studio 2×4. A platform that will allow users to create their own moodboard starting from the suggestion of different backdrops, where iconography and graphics with different references are applied. All in line with the user’s creativity and taste and – of course – signed off with the graphics of the new Prada fragrance, red lips”.
Photographer Panos Davios shot the new look book of the Fall 2013/14 SOMF collection -which, may I say, is an absolutely great collection and the best of the girls so far!- so we had many things to say and lots of work to do together with Mariaflora and the rest of the team. But mainly we talked about the inspiration of the collection “Laura (Palmer) does Dallas”, and made scenarios for the nice cheerleader and highschool’s sweetheart who fell in love with a bad-ass cowboy and now, she’s not that much of a good girl anymore.
This is just a small taste, Miss-Athenes has more to show you.
I have been waiting for a while to present you this.
During last fashion week in Paris, I was invited to the headquarters of Lanvin House, for a private view of the Spring/Summer 2013 collection, after the fashion show. A huge fan of Alber Elbaz myself, I could never miss such an appointment.
The gorgeous Lanvin silk fabrics looked absolutely amazing in the famous bright colors that the house uses, such as pomegranate pink and emerald green. Some high-tech additions, like the digital prints of naked female bodies that seem to move with you, creating the illusion of nudeness. Much less embroidery, apart from four or five pieces and some details on the dresses. Bodysuits: *swoon*. BUT. The greatest highlight of them all -maybe because I’m too much of a sharp-suit type myself: the tuxedos. Inspired by far east, Japanese tradition and origamis, Elbaz created the perfect, slightly deconstructed suit, with quiet bows and cropped jackets, some of them even sleeveless, combined with his popular it-piece: the silk shirt.
A down to earth collection, deprived of any trace of unnecessary extravaganza.
A post with the accessories of the collection to follow pretty soon.
It was a cold and drizzle night but I had two parties to attend, after a long period of mainly staying in or going out 19.00 to 22.00, so I pulled the night off with my vintage fur coat -which by the way looked great in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens. Flowering quince is the pre-spring harbinger (are you out there somewhere?), as well as the anemones and lilacs that begin to make an appearance at this time of the year. The crystal necklace is my latest ♡, by designer Mimika Ciboyianni.
For the end, here is last night’s music highlight:
The one and only Jenny Vanou in an early 80s hymn of greek disco psych, played by DJ Bad Spencer.
Falling too deep in my daily routine and my day-creme/foundation/remover/blah beauty steps, I often tend to forget the immense possibilities of the newest ultra high-tech achievements in the science of cosmetology.
I am overexcited, as we speak, to have tried a full beauty treatment at the Helena Rubinstein cabin, a true beauty pioneer, escorted by a facial massage as well. And trust me, I am not of those who drool over new beauty products that pop out every nanosecond in the industry.
Should I had to describe the cremes, serums and masks of Helena Rubinstein, “luxury for yourself” would be it. Make yourselfie a gift and get something according to your needs (there is the most appropriate cosmetic waiting for you at an HR stand) and remember my words.
The HR experts profiled my skin and created my own private cocktail, as you’ll see below. The Re- Plasty Pro Filler corrector does miracles, so does the Collagenist Re-plump lip zoom, which, apart from being a lip anti-wrinkle, also re-curves lips, giving you day by day extra plumpness (!). They say that one of those gems is being sold every three seconds somewhere around the globe. I already got mine.
And I’m so having the Prodigy PowercellFoundation.
Another Miu Miu film from the series “Women’s Tales” launched today, by Ava DuVernay: “The Door”.
I love Miu Miu’s shorts films but this, especially.
The new short film is a celebration of the transformative power of
feminine bonds, and a symbolic story of life change.
“The symbolic centre of The Door is the front entrance of the protagonist’s home. As she
opens it to greet a friend in the powerfully framed opening scenes, she is shrouded in
an oblique sadness. “In the film, characters arrive at the door of a friend in need, bringing
something of themselves”, explains DuVernay. “Eventually, we witness our heroine ready to
walk through the door on her own. The door in the film represents a pathway to who we are”.
“Every time a woman makes a film it is a political act, in my view, whether we mean it to be or not” states DuVernay. “Films by women – whether comedy or drama, documentary or narrative – illustrate the human experience through a woman’s voice, through a woman’s eyes, through a woman’s creativity. Experiences which are often marginalized, fabricated or simply ignored. I think what Miu Miu is doing with this film series is wonderfully radical”.
“The Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation exceptionally presents at the ING Cultural Centre, at Place Royale in Brussels, creations from the Yves Saint Laurent collection, a major part on display for the first time, in a solo exhibition devoted to the Parisian fashion designer.
Women’s desire, masculin-feminin, the shock of colours, the paper fashion house, the heart, jewelry, drawings and sketches come together to reveal the alchemy of the Saint Laurent style
…and oh the 1965 bride standing there, most highly protected from evil photo shooting…
Well this is what came out by poor hidden camera and several warnings from security guards”.
Sure we went over the latest Fashion Room Service at Y Hotel, a great opportunity always to meet with friends and check what’s new. The highlights: The coolest greek shades Deepshallow Exposition by gorgeous Elizabeth (say hello to the high-voltage blond beauty below), hanging around at room 404 with Mariaflora and the Somfs, the new Adidas by Jeremy Scott, Bela’s latest jewelry and old-fashioned drinks accompanied by some 80s tunes at hotel Pentelikon afterwards (last night’s OST belongs officially to Donna Allen)