“It's not the having, it's the getting”.
“I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can't possess radiance, you can only admire it”. 
“I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them”.
“I've only slept with men I've been married to. How many women can make that claim?”.
“It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting”.
“The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues”.


The RUNWAY ~ (Wo)Man Ray

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Fall-Winter 2011/2012 Ready-To-Wear collection takes varied inspirations: Disney's 101 Dalmatians, Dracula and Strangler in the night. Though the expertly fashioned garments, the results it's a lot of confusion and not a main clear theme collection. He should't have let the 101 Dalmatians out of the showroom!  
Castelbajac's show draws upon a surrealism undercurrent with citations of Elsa Schiaparelli eccentric hats, Dalì's mustache and Man Ray's masterpieces. A collection he dubbed "Woman Ray". Nevertheless it's another example that can be added to the long list of the use of art icons in fashion. Unfortunately not a good one. The positive thing is that using famous photographs by Man Ray on the dresses might be an efficient way to practise art history these days. There was no creative effort. Castelbajac creative phase culminated in the presentation of the moodboard. A mere copy and paste on the dress that is symptomatic of a lack of inspiration. Or to be precise, inspiration it's the only thing which he have thought. 'A propos, do you remember Victor and Rolf Fall 2008 collection? ...


The MUSTHAVE ~ Polka Dots

Polka dots were the most popular prints propagated by designers  for the spring summer 2011 season. Polka dots, among the timeless designs used to decorate dresses, is reenergized and feeling fresh again. The print add a hint of summer breeze to your classy dull outfits and provides you to blur the monotony of your look. To have an insight for your sight-pampering outfits, check out some of the hottest and bizarre ideas lined up on the runway I've selected. As seen on fashion frontrunners this spring dots result in spot-on style.  Off the runways, polka dots are already receiving attention from style icons like Alexa Chung, Erin Wasson and Olivia Palermo.


The MUSTHAVE ~ Sweater, belt and long skirt

Angelo Marani
It’s Friday, and we’re in love. Yes, we do happen to be listening to the Cure, but Robert Smith is not the only romantic round here, where next winter's concerned, romance is rife. Next Fall Winter 2011/2012 season one of trends are billowing long floaty skirts to match with sweaters and belts. Better if ballerina-inspired plisse skirts down to the floor. Pleats rule the roost next winter. Also this spring lightweight skirts is a must: long lines that sweep the floor for full-on romance. Take inspiration from Chloe‘s ballet-inspired skirts, Lanvin‘s long flowing and leg-flashers skirts and J. Mendel.


The BACKSTAGE ~ Bizarre Fall 11 12

A photograph selection of the most bizzare backstaging from Fall Winter 2011/2012 shows. A different perspective of people and models attending the shows or hanging around the venue. Remeber the post for the Spring Summer 2011? If you've missed it, check it out here.