Thursday, May 17, 2012

Quotes by Coco Chanel.

.Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.

.Fashion passes, style remains.
.Fashion is not simply a matter of clothes. Fashion is in the air, born upon the wind. One intuits it. It is in the sky and on the road.

.In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
.The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

.As long as you know men are like children, you know everything.

Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.

.How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.

.Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.

.The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good, on you.

A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future.

.Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.

A woman is closest to being naked when she is well dressed.

If a man talks bad about all women, it usually means he was burned by one woman.

I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.

There goes a woman who knows all the things that can be taught and none of the things that cannot be taught.

Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.

There is time for work, and time for love. That leaves no other time.

There are people who have money and people who are rich.

I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.

Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.

Fashion is made to become unfashionable.

Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.

Those who create are rare; those who cannot are numerous. Therefore, the latter are stronger.

My friends, there are no friends.

Great loves too must be endured.

A style does not go out of style as long as it adapts itself to its period. When there is an incompatibility between the style and a certain state of mind, it is never the style that triumphs.

Elegance is refusal.

Since everything is in our heads, we had better not lose them.

I love luxury. And luxury lies not in richness and ornateness but in the absence of vulgarity. Vulgarity is the ugliest word in our language. I stay in the game to fight it.

Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.

Jump out the window if you are the object of passion. Flee it if you feel it. Passion goes, boredom remains.

Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.

It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure.

I don't know why women want any of the things men have when one the things that women have is men.

A woman has the age she deserves.

Innovation! One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics.

Why am I so determined to put the shoulder where it belongs? Women have very round shoulders that push forward slightly; this touches me and I say: 'One must not hide that!' Then someone tells you: 'The shoulder is on the back'. I have never seen women with shoulders on their backs.

When I can no longer create anything, I'll be done for.

Material things aside, we need no advice but approval.

Youth is something very new: twenty years ago no one mentioned it.

Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.

I was the one who changed, it wasn't fashion. I was the one who was in fashion.

A fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion.

Scheherazade is easy; a little black dress is difficult.

May my legend prosper and thrive. I wish it a long and happy life.

In fashion, you know you have succeeded when there is an element of upset.

I've never done anything by halves.

My reason for choosing diamonds is that, dense as they are, they represent the greatest worth in the smallest volume

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

2012 MET GALA hits and misses

 The MET gala, better known as the Metropolitan Art Costume Institute Gala 2012 was held in New York yesterday. Its the night were stars show of their fashion sense and designers works are displayed for the world to see.
 When Bruno Mars was on stage at the Gala he greeted the audience saying, "hello fashion", he couldnt have been more right.
  Designers definitely brought their A-game whilst dressing stars but as usual, there were hits and misses. there was alot of sequins on the red carpet of the MET gala this year.
 here are some pictures from the red carpet

January Jonnes looks gorgeous in Versace

Carey Mulligan always looks sweet but i'm not quite sure about her look in the sequined Prada

Lana Del Ray, i am a big fan of her music. she stunned in this custom Altuzarra sequined dress. however the cape and her dark make up i dont like much

Rooney Mara who likes to wear black alot looked great in custom Givenchy

Kirsten Dunst never impresses me,  she  wore this Rodarte  outfit that bored me, looks like a santa suit

i never understand anything that the Olsen twins wear, they always wear black and i never like the outfit.  Mary Kate here is wearing one of her designs.

Jessica Alba was a stunning goddess in her metallic gold Michael Kors grecian gown

Kristen Stewart fails in Balenciaga

i didnt like Rihanna;s look at all!  she wore a crocodile skinned  dress by Tom ford

super model and mother of one, Giselle Bundchen, wow-ed as always in her Givenchy dress

Scarlett Johansson in Dolce and Gabbana has to be my favourite look of the night

Eva Mendez in Prada didnt interest me

Emily Blunt in a pink cut out  Calvin Klein dress,  i love the look

Emma Roberts gets is on the path of being a fashionista and aces the  look in this Escada dress, the  idea of the belt was just perfect!

Paula patton was gorgeous in this piece  by Vera Wang

Emma Stone gets it very right, looks very pretty in Lanvin

Sarah Jessica Parker gives me the creeps in her Valentino dress, she looks like she is wearing drapes.

Camilla Belle looks stunning in her  Ralph Lauren dress, hate her make  up however

my jaw dropped when i sighted Hilary Swank in this figure hugging Michael Kors

normally i am a huge fan of Leighton Meester, she looks gorgeous in  this Marchesa  gown, but just from her neck down. i dont get her face and hair.

Ashley Greene's white number from Donna Karan is sweet and lovely.

face of Burberry Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wore  a piece by Burberry

Heide Klum didnt impress me in her Escada dress

Lea Michelle's daring neckline and high slitted dress by Giambattista Valli screamed sexy, i love it

solange Knowles gets ten stars for her outfit, a canary yellow Rachel Roy gown, the minimal jewelry works well, allowing the dress to stand out, the hair is retro chic, her geometric cuff is to die for. 

i cant understand Florence Welch,t he 25year old who loves twice her age wore this lamp shade looking dress by  Alexander McQueen

model, Chanel Iman wore this Tom  Ford design

Beyonce's dress by Givenchy was a topic on its own at the MET ball.

Gwyneth Paltrows dress by Prada, could have bit a hit but i think she missed it, too much boobs spilling out. however her hair looks great, compared to how lifeless she usually wears it. her clutch,earrings and shoes, perfecto!

Victoria secret Model, 28year old Anja Rubik looked awful. worst look! she had no underwear, her hair  looks awful, she is super skinny, no once of flesh on her just look at her knees and hip bones. she is channelling her inner Angelina Jolie her, sticking out her leg like its a prosthetic.

Angelina Jolie at the 2012 Oscars.

total miss!
which outfits did you absolutely love?

Friday, May 4, 2012

How a Hermes bag is made

i was reading my daily fashion articles and stumble upon this one and just had to share.

its pictures and details about how an Hermes bag is made.

Hermes work shop

the work station, where the ostentatious bags are born

pure leather and threads

hand sewn Hermes Jypsiere saddle bag, priced at over four thousand pounds.

The high street brand is the label of choice to the worlds women like Victoria Beckham and Grace Kelly, founded in France , the brand celebrates its 175th anniversary.
 Hermes bags are hand stitched and can take up to 48hours to complete a Hermes Birkin bag.
last year their profits ran into about 495million pounds!!!!

The Leather Forever Hermes Exhibition takes place may 8- may 27 in London. entrance is free, visit

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