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)
Eyewear. Some of the most fashion forward brands currently, are gathered in a very important eyewear company, Safilo Group, that invited us yesterday to see all the new Summer 2013 collections of fashion houses like Dior, Celine, Bottega Veneta, Yves-Saint Laurent, Gucci and Marc Jacobs. I tried on dozens of sunglasses but -given that I’ve grown a small obsession the past few years- Celine were two steps ahead of them all.
Beverly Hills, 19 of July 2011 – Miu Miu flies to Los Angeles for the premiere of “Muta”, the short film directed by Argentinian director Lucrecia Martel, which is also the second chapter of The Miu Miu Women’s Tales project: A contemporary film noir and a personal reflection on the transformative power of femininity.
For this occasion, an iconic 1920s mansion on La Collina Drive was transformed by Oscar winning set designer Martin Childs. Their interior designs were inspired by the Miu Miu Autumn/Winter 2011 collection where old Hollywood from the 40’s meets European Glamour. The intention of the set design was to recreate a cinematic film noir stage which has been abandoned by its actors.
Upon entering the courtyard, guests encountered a vintage car with chauffer from the 1940 s, setting the tone for mystery and glamour. Guests were invited to mingle with characters living within the light, and intriguing shadows of the home.
During the course of the evening, a cigarette girl presented guests with the Miu Miu Noir sunglasses collection, which represented the main characters in the film. Guests and young actresses had the privilege of trying on the sophisticated 40s styles while
being photographed by a roving reporter.
this is what i’m all about the last month, sleeping and waking up with south pacific islands on my mind. you could say it’s work and pleasure at the same time.
i took a look at next season’s sunglasses and my favorite trend -coming from last year- is the round lenses, classic 90′s or with a 2011 twist. not too big, neither too small. love them. but if your a cat-eye-sunglasses girl, guess what, they’re here once again, wear them like there’s no tomorrow. Persol and Rayban’s re-editions of basic older models are presented below. put aside for a while your Wayfarers.
Jil Sander and Marni catwalk pictures from style.com
Sharing common values, Maison Martin Margiela and Cutler and Gross group have decided to join forces through a licence for the first time in their history. Grounded by their creative approach on thoughts and vision yet complementary in their aesthetics and expertise, Maison Martin Margiela and Cutler and Gross group reveal their first collection based on irreverential design and hand-made quality.
The first collection is made of two lines:
‘anatomic’ – an enlarged rounded shape enveloping the face to protect the full visual field.
‘wrong size’ – a geometric play on lenses seemingly ill-fitting the frame.
Line : Line 8 ‘Eyewear collection’
Reference 1 : ‘wrong size’
Reference 2 : ‘anatomic’
Materials : black or dark turtle acetate, silver or gold Monel
Design/Art Direction : Maison Martin Margiela, Paris
Product development : Cutler and Gross group, London
Country of origin: Hand-made in Italy
Available from November on in all Maison Martin Margiela’s stores and selected Cutler and Gross retailers.
Roisin Murphy collaborates for the first time with London based sunglasses designer Linda Farrow, under the label Linda Farrow Projects.
Based around a classic half moon cat eye frame made from titanium and coated in 24 carat gold. The sunglass is available in two colours, matt white gold teamed with a grey gradient lens and yellow matt gold teamed with a brown gradient lens.
Linda Farrow Projects now in their third season, in collaboration with Roisin Murphy, Peter Pilotto, Charles Anastase, Todd Lynn, House of Holland, Jeremy Scott, David Szeto, Kokon to Zai, Hussein Chalayan, Tim Hamilton, Gaspard Yurkievich, Walter van Beirendonck and Tim Soar. Each designer creates one sunglass and thus creates his own artistic style through sunglasses, overall complementing the complete silhouette for his brand.