Saturday, 30 May 2009

the beautiful life

photos from the set

This new CW´s TV show ( is supposed to air for the first time in Fall ) is about models and with Mischa as a leading lady. Don´t know how much we can expect from the plot and actors (Mischa seemed to me a bit wooden every time I had the chance to watch her performance...) but it looks quite promising fashionwise.

What do you think about this show and which TV shows are inspirational for you ?


Thursday, 28 May 2009


I fell in love with Bona Drag and I would love to own almost everything they sell...
I should raid bank:)


Tuesday, 26 May 2009

sweet liberty

these just scream "Summer!!!!" to me

Sasha Beznosyuk by Steven Chee

Monday, 25 May 2009


childhood dreams come true...I want one too!


Friday, 22 May 2009


....I've been tagged by lovely Sarah from kissing her cage goodbye...

What is your current obsession?
sitting in my garden, enjoying the smell of flowers, listen
ing to songbirds and whispering in leaves ( I could do that all day long), reading poetry and trying to understand

What are you wearing today?
white sundress (it´s hot outside!)

What's for dinner?

chocolate cake...I know, I´m spoiled:)

What's the last thing you bought?
book - The Virgin Suicides by Jeffre
y Eugenides

If you could choose only one dress that you have to wear till the end of your life, which one it would be?

this Givenchy one

What are you listening to right now?
Beth Orton - Don´t Need a Reason

What is your favourite ic
e-cream flavour?
lemon with green pepper

What do you think of the person who tagged you?
I don´t know Sarah personally, but as much as I could "meet" her through her blog, she lives in a lovely world, full of dreams and beauty. Reading her blog and seeing those beautiful pictures always put smile on my face:)

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
anywhere on the beach (not overcrowded, please) or in the woods

What's your must have piece for summer?

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?

here.... this photo was taken by my friend on our holiday stay in Croatia

Which language do you want to lea
French ( and improve my Russian)

What's your favorite qu
"The future belongs to ones who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt

Who do you want to meet right
lady Antonia Fraser, Sofia Coppola, Sophie Sc
holl and many, many more

What is your favorite colour?

What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe?
loose tank dress - it´s just perfect

What is your dream job?
teacher - I´m a crazy idealist, I want to inspire people and show them the way...

What's your favourite magazine?
Vogue Paris and Lula

Which picture describes the mood you are in right now?

If you had £100 now, what would you spend it on?
presents for my dear ones

Favorite designer?
Riccardo Tisci and Alberta Ferretti (when I´m feeling girly)

Do you admire any one's style?
charlotte gainsbourg, sofia coppola

Describe your personal style?
simple, minimalistic with few statement pieces ( few things of lace , chiffon and feathers for times when I´m in romantic mood)

What are you going to do after this?

What are your favourite movies?
Atonement, Diamonds of the Night, Donnie Darko, A Very Long Engagement and many more

What's your favourite fruit?

What inspires you?

What music do you like this week?
listening to Donnie Darko soundtrack again and again...

The rules :
1. Respond and rework; answer the question on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your invention, add more one question of your own.
2. Tag eight other people.

So I think I´m breaking the rules a bit but since I don´t want to force anyone to do this, I´m tagging anyone who hasn´t done this yet and wants to have fun:)


Tuesday, 19 May 2009


I know that there´s a big part of Cannes Film Festival ahead of us, but these are my favourite moments so far:

This is the movie for that I´ve been waiting for so long!
Jane Campion, Abbie Cornish ( she´s going to be huge, believe me - think Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman) and Ben Whishaw ( my favourite actor and soo cute) at the photocall for their new movie Bright Star.
This movie about John Keats is getting excellent reviews (mesmerizing piece of art! exquisite! etc.) and it´s considered to be a favourite of this competition.
You can watch excerpts of the movie ( trailer is not out yet) and interview with Jane and Ben ( I love how passionate they both are and how beautifully they are talking about their movie) here.
I can´t wait to watch this movie...

Isabelle Huppert is the president of jury of this year, she could not be more charming and more beautiful in this Armani gown.
When I grow up I want to be like her :)

Charlotte Gainsbourg at premiere of Lars von Trier´s new movie Antichrist (that is according to reporters quite shocking - but that´s not surprising - well, it´s von Trier). She and Willem Dafoe play a couple that lost their son and seek their sanity in woods.
She´s gorgeous as always in this Balenciaga dress and i want her shoes!


Sunday, 17 May 2009

diamonds of the night (1964)

63 minutes of incredibly strong movie that you can´t get of your head
no music, almost no words, minimalistic, unique, surreal and so touching

movie by jan němec, based on the novel darkness casts no shadow by arnošt lustig

Friday, 15 May 2009

cotoure garden

Eugenia Volodina and Julia Stegner by Karl Lagerfeld for Vogue Russia, April 2004
it reminds me of Art Noveau

and I have to share this....

it´s not flawless, their technique could be better but despite this all, their performance is incredibly beautiful and moving.
music, costumes, choreography - everything is perfect.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009


A stylist who is half Spanish and half British, mixing good British taste and Andalusian heat, Vanessa works this LOOK and others with the same conviction: feeling good and freedom above all.

A Woman: She settled in Paris two years ago to work with Marie-Amelie Sauve, an editor who’s pointed tastes provide campaigns with the best names in fashion. With a degree in French, Spanish and cinema, from the University of Edinburgh, it was during a year sabbatical that Vanessa Reid began to assist a photographer – and caught the fashion bug. She divides her life between her 1st arrondissement apartment in Paris and her studio in Portobello, although her return tickets often show regular stopovers in New York and California.

A Style: “My style? It depends on (or corresponds to) the environment I am in. Sometimes I’d rather wear urban jungle clothes, sometimes I’d rather be undressed with flowers in my hair if I am in the outdoors”. In any case, Vanessa Reid would rather look at all dimensions of designers – Balenciaga, Martin Margiela, Anne Demeulemeester, Comme des Garcons – who have the best ready-to-wear. With one absolute rule: it has to feel good and be durable. “I like pieces that you can keep beyond the trend of the season. I don’t buy anything because it is the hit of the moment, but because I believe in the clothing.
Another principle: mix your pieces, a feminine top with a masculine pant. Current taboo? “Jeans. But, it’s a question of mood … I will surely return to them”.

Q.G (I think this refers to favourite stores) In Paris, the vintage store Brigitte on Crusoll Street, and in London, One of a Kind. “It’s an absolute paradise, run by Jeff, a guy who has more class than the whole of the United Kingdom.

Fetishes: Lingerie: “It’s the look under the look: I spend more time choosing my lower parts than on anything else”, explains Vanessa, more of a follower of the effects of silk and lace than of the basic neutrality of white cotton or the ease of string. Where to find: Carine Gilson in Paris, “the haute couture of underwear”, Jean Yu in New York, and in London, Underneath Margo at Coco du Mer – but also Agent Provocateur.

Accessories: An oversized Balenciaga bag, which carries her three iPods, a Blackberry, vintage Cutler and Gross sunglasses, and a Hermes makeup case. Also, Alaia and Jill Sander shoes, and jewellery – “as chunky as possible: it’s my Latin side”. She wears an amulet, an Andalusian medal of the Virgin given by her grandfather. “It supposedly saved his life by stopping a bull’s horn”, she explains as she lights a cigarette, sitting in front of green salad and a quart of San Pelligrino at Alfredo Positano. “But I love everything that suggests Naila de Montbrison, in Paris, or the mind-blowing zodiac rings from Solange Azagury Partridge in London.

Evening: “It’s more of a question of attitude, otherwise the concept is the same”. “Fluid materials, silk or other muslin, whatever has the honour, but the mood, it remains the same: lighthearted and amusing.

Beauty: All her products are certified organic - Jurlique Pure Rose Water spray and Dr. Hauschka’s daily Rose Cream, and Ren oils for hands and body. For makeup, only Cle du Peau mascara, because, after all, “the eyes really are worthy of it, because they are supposed to be the mirror to the heart”. Her beauty recipe? “A bottle from Vina Ardanza, the best Rioja (wine) today, and a sleepless night with my boyfriend”.

Escapes: In Seville countryside, the San Rafael Hacienda - “Sublime” - , hidden away in the middle of an olive-wood and covered with bougainvilliers (flowers). Once a year, at least, Africa: Botswana for its nature and safaris, Mozambique for “its unimaginable beaches”, and Swaziland for House on Fire, a sort of Medici Villa dedicated to theatre, dance and music and that gathers musicians from all over the world to play world music. “I’ve never heard anything like it elsewhere”.

Hobbies: Cooking in general, and Honeycomb ice with honey from the restaurant J. Sheekey especially. Raymond Carver novels (for their worldly chaos) and John Fante books (for his ability to put humour in extreme situations). But also movies (Almodovar, Lynch, Wong Kar-wai…) and the exhibitions of the Gagosian Gallery at the Tate Modern. Also Scottish whiskey, with one condition: it being really good.

Elegance?: Everyone has their own Paradise. Everyone has their way of wearing clothes. Foch Street is not the privilege of the chic. It’s what is in fashion but also your attitude: since you have to get dressed every day, you might as well make it fun.

une fille un stylle from vogue paris is currently my greatest source of inspiration and not only stylewise!
what inspires you?

souce: tfs, great thanks to diorette (scans) and vikingqueen (translation)

Friday, 8 May 2009

kate moss and mario sorrenti

in their early modelling days, Seventeen magazine September 1992


kate by mario sorrenti for CK Obsession campaign, 1993

mario by kate moss

the times when these two were a couple, start of Kate´s way to stardom and Mario´s career as a photographer (he used to be a model before)

P.S. who knew that kate is so talented (and mario was looking so good)!

life magazine, channel4,

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

the costume institute gala: the model as muse

daria werbowy in balmain

lou doillon with olivier theyskens, in nina ricci

ashley olsen in the row

my favourite looks of the night
(more here)

source:, tfs

Monday, 4 May 2009

milla is back!

source:, tfs

Saturday, 2 May 2009

all i need is....

...sun, holidays and that miumiu dress in that first picture...

Mario Testino for Vogue UK July 2001
Erin Wasson and Delfine Bafort
styled by Lucinda Chambers

I walk without flinching through the burning cathedral of the Summer.
My bank of wild grass is majestic and full of music.
It is a fire that solitude presses against my lips.

Violette Leduc - Mad in Pursuit

source: tfs