One of my favourite television commercials for a perfume has always been this Chanel No.5 advert with Nicole Kidman. Even though it is cheesy and rather dramatic, the long necklace that falls in the space of her backless dress gets me every time. There is just something so striking and elegant about the shot where she looks behind her. The fantasy and romantic elements also steal my heart.
The fun fact is that the modern era of perfume originated with the famous Chanel No.5 perfume from Coco Chanel since 1921. The scent is an exotic and floral one.
I suppose Chanel has every right to produce such a hopelessly romantic, whimsical advert like this because they were the founders of modern perfume.
Navy Blue is the colour of the week. It is a classy, royal, deep, emotional colour that is always on trend. For both women and men, Navy Blue is a winner. Matte or metallic this colour is exquisite; against most colours, or even white or black, Navy Blue is a standout and all time favourite.
This is the hem of Navy Blue.
Navy Blue was originally known as Marine Blue until it became more logical to call it the current name since it was the British Royal Navy’s uniform colour, from 1748.
Eddie Redmayne at the Met Gala 2013 last week, in Dior Homme.
“Now that’s interesting! Mary Phelps, a young New Yorker socialite used handkerchiefs to design the first rudimentary bra 1914. Women everywhere loved Mary’s new design and Ida Rosenthal eventually started designing bras with different cup sizes.”
Here are some of the magnificent looks from the VS 2012 show.
Victoria’s Secret has changed the world of underwear; underwear and bras are seen to be just as important as clothing. Victoria’s Secret highlights this fact at their annual spectacle “The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show”. It is one of the highlights of my year every year. My mom and I wait in anticipation for the day that the show airs. What is cooler is that one of the main Angels is our very own South African, Candice Swanepoel. The set designs are amazing and are only a glimpse to how imaginative and spectacular the designs for the bras and panties are. It is incredible that every year there are different themes and yet they get better and better. I love Victoria’s Secret. The show is brilliance.
Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace at the Golden Globes 2011.
Emerald green is so lush, so royal and oh so eye-catching. Emerald green is the colour named after the gemstone emerald, since it shares the same look of the colour. It is a tone of green that bright and light, yet deep, with a bluish undertone. It is just exquisite.
An insight into the “Detox” campaign by Greenpeace International, where activists who are passionate about both the environment and fashion better the world for one another.
Every year at NY Fashion Week, the shows are often delayed by about 30 minutes to starting time. What is funny though, is that the shows last only about 11 minutes long.
Here are my favourite items from the Lacoste show at New York Fashion Week for Autumn/Winter 2013/2014, ready-to-wear. The designs are impeccable and immaculately tailored.
Skorzch, Spring/Summer 2013, at South African Fashion Week this month.
The golden yellow number seen above is the colour of Saffron yellow. Many people may know saffron to be the spice ingredient used in cuisine, and seen as the hot red colour. Little did you know that the stigma of the original saffron crocus thread is actually golden yellow.
Knowing how popular jewellery is in the fashion industry today, it is odd to think that men were the first to wear jewellery, since women are the biggest consumers of it nowadays. Men began to wear jewellery initially as a societal status symbol. Jewellery is a necessity in a women’s outfit today, whether it is the show-stopper or not, just a little touch of jewellery is inevitable. However, men are coming to the party too. More and more men are defining a new masculinity with adapting to jewellery once again. Boucheron make some of the most exquisite jewellery items in the business. The designs are an acquired taste, but the artisan is easily appreciated.
This is the hem of Boucheron.
“An innovator and a visionary, Frédéric Boucheron founded the French art of High Jewellery. More than one hundred and fifty years later, the Boucheron atelier has become legendary and continues to create and perpetuate the savoir-faire of the Maison.”
“Carmine” is a deep, rich red and has a purple undertone. Carmine is an exquisite colour – very Royal and very modish. It is certainly an attractive colour too. In my opinion, this colour looks best on larger pieces of fabric, or on more clean, simple linear designs; anything that is along the lines of Chanel’s pieces or Valentino’s. The feminine drama of carmine red is evident.
Valentino, ready-to-wear, Autumn/Winter, 2013.