Tuesday, 30 October 2007
Friday, 26 October 2007
Thursday, 25 October 2007
Tuesday, 23 October 2007
- Be cheap.
- Not tested in animals.*
- Recommended for oily skins.
Friday, 19 October 2007
Thursday, 18 October 2007
Tuesday, 16 October 2007
Song: Tell her tonight - Franz Ferdinand.
Sunday, 14 October 2007
She defines her style as romantic, but not "too girly". She likes vintage clothing "such as old laces, retro prints or granny knitted jumpers, navy costumes, or 70's trousers and blouses mixed with brands like zara or h&m" and some designer pieces. But she always takes her time to find a good piece always following her heart.
She likes young, fresh and pure girls like those featured in David Hamilton's photography or Sofia Coppola's films. It comes to no surprise her love for baby doll dresses, light and floaty fabrics, and floral prints. Alix, doesn't fancy colourful clothing, and adds lots of accessories to give her outfits a twist: "I use scarves, brooches, long necklaces, vintage bags, and I'm fond of tights which are really practical when somebody is wearing so much skirts and dresses as me!"
What's in your bag? "some magazines of the moment such as Jalouse and the Lula issue number 5, my I-pod, cell phone, a small sketchbook, color pens (I like to make drawing anywhere), lip balm, red lipstick I use for lips and cheeks, vintage wallet, a small umbrella, Paris map (I'm an ignorant citizen), a little candy box , keys, and boyfriend pictures (haha what a sentimental). "
You smell to... "At the moment it's "daisy" by Marc Jacobs, I also like "premier jour" by Nina Ricci and "éclat d'arpège" by Lanvin "
A book, a film, and a song: "my favorite book is "l'écume des jours" by Boris Vian, my favorite film is "the virgin suicides" by Sofia Coppola, and my favorite song is "cherry blossom girl" by Air"
Do you have a fetish? "not at all, but I must admit I'm a bit attracted to shoes."
What is, in your opinion, the best garment ever designed? "the dress! easy and always feminine."
Which beauty product you can't live without? "I'm not using makeup so much, but sometimes my skin turns a little bit red, especially during winter, that's why I'm really keen on the Chanel double perfection fluid foundation, it's so light and soft! I also use many different day and night face creams, the ones from the brand "doux me" are the best on my sense.
Who are your favourite designers? "Sofia Kokosalaki, Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy, Nicolas Guesquière for Balenciaga, Consuela Castiglioni for Marni, and Stella McCartney. I was a huge fan of Phoebe Philo for Chloé. I'm also fond of the line unique for Topshop."
Do you have a style icon? Who is she/he? "not really, but sometimes I'm a bit inspired by Kirsten Dunst outfits. I've been inspired a lot by movies characters, the very first one being Mathilda (Natalie Portman) in "Leon", and then of course the Lisbon sisters."
What does elegance mean to you? "stay natural...and smile! the clothes make part of the job but not everything!"
Song: Cherry Blossom Girl - Air
Thursday, 11 October 2007
It's been playing in my head the whole week: La Belle et la Bête - Babyshambles
Wednesday, 10 October 2007
Here, I was celebrating my first birthday (the quality is poor, I know it, and I apologise for that).
Another childhood pic, wearing my favourite dress at the time.
Radiohead gave me the best gift; their new CD for free.
Song: Unhappy Birthday - The Smiths.
Tuesday, 9 October 2007
Lanvin was, in my opinion, the best show of the week. Albert Elbaz creations haven't looked this good in years.
MiuMiu looked much better than Prada, this season. Very girly and funny. This top reminds me of a first holy communion dress. I suppose babydolls haven't gone yet.
Gimmick was the word most people use to refer to the Victor&Rolf show. I can't decide whether I like it or not. Kiki de Montparnasse came to mind when I saw that black strapless dress.
I applaud Alexander McQueen and his homage collection to Isabella Blow.
Song: La vie en rose - Edith Piaf (so typical, I know)
Saturday, 6 October 2007
They claim, the differences between patterns are not computerized, but established on their own artistic criteria.
Song: Wake up- Arcade Fire
Friday, 5 October 2007
"the scarves are like Balenciaga last season"
"let that god damn awful terrorist scarf die already"
Caroline Lange-I started crocheting when I was a little girl, my grandmother taught me. I loved to go to her house so I could learn some more.
A- Was the start very difficult?
C.L.-The start was fun, I was a kid having fun with my grandmother! I started weaving as an adult and that was not so easy, but is was fun too!
A- Do you commercialize your designs or is it just a hobby?
C.L.-It started as a hobby, but my friends started to order things from me, then was the friends of my friends and now I sell my work in Brazil and other countries as well.
A-What garment are you most proud of?
C.L.-It is a beach dress I made for a friend, so pretty and feminine. It takes a long time to make, that was the only one I`ve made and I have to make one for me too.
A- And finally, what would you recommend to someone who is starting now in this industry?
C.L.-I recommend a lot of research and the best model for your work is yourself, I wear o lot of my work and that`s how I started selling.
Thanks to Caroline for being so supportive with this interview, and to my friend of why fashion? for helping me to formulate the questions.
Song: Luz do Sol - Caetano Veloso
Wednesday, 3 October 2007
But overall I don't like this collection because it doesn't respect Balenciaga's legacy. The broad shoulders so typical of the 80's, the Chinese prints, the Gothic armour-like silhouettes...When did Cristóbal do all this? Correct if I'm wrong, because I obviously don't have the whole archive in front of me, but I really can't remember anything similar.
Song: Megalomaniac - Incubus
Monday, 1 October 2007
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Song: Muscle Museum - Muse