Fashion Junkie

"I think the idea of mixing luxury and mass market fashion is very modern - wearing head-to-toe designer has become a bit passe. It's a new era in fashion - there are no rules. It's all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels and up-and-coming designers all together." Alexander McQueen.

I am amazed by street fashion as well, the way people dress in the streest and what people dare to wear. Here you can see photos of people that is rocking the streets, Real Life Fashion.

June 14, 2011

What's the difference between a Hermès Birkin and a Hermès Kelly Bag?

Can you tell the difference between Hermès Birkin and Kelly bags?
I thought about this a few years ago one night while I was watching a repeat episode of "Sex And the City"  seeing Samatha’s bag, and then realizing that I wasn’t sure which one it was.

June 8, 2011

Real Life Fashion - Wicked Kelly

Wicked , wicked , wicked!! Kelly as she said her name was , it's the name of this great fashionista that I got the pleasure to meet at the theater production "Wicked", in a esmerald blue Betsey Johnson dress, shinny glittery wicked beige shoes, an oversize flower cocktail ring and a cute clutch made her stand out in between all the crowd! Defintetely a piece of art.

June 7, 2011

Alexander McQueen Quotes

 Lee Alexander McQueen,(17 March 1969 – 11 February 2010) was a British fashion designer and couturier best known for his in-depth knowledge of bespoke British tailoring, his tendency to juxtapose female strength and sensuality with fragility in his collections, as well as the emotional power and raw energy of his provocative fashion shows.He is also known for having worked as chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001 and for founding his own label under the name Alexander McQueen.His achievements in fashion earned him four British Designer of the Year awards (1996, 1997, 2001 and 2003), as well as the CFDA's International Designer of the Year award in 2003.

  • “What we do have in London is a fantastic pool of talent coming through the colleges. We are the fashion world's incubator.”
  • “I have so much respect for him, and I don't even think he will mind.”
  • “I kind of like it the way it is right now, ... I believe in that one-on-one sell. I don't really believe in flooding the market with loads of goods that don't mean much, and (you) lose your identity.”
  • “If you ask any lady they want to be taller, they want to be slimmer, you know, and they want a waist. I'm not here to make people look like a sack of potatoes.”
  • “The pink sheep of the family”
  • "British fashion is self confident and fearless. It refuses to bow to commerce, thus generating a constant flow of new ideas whilst drawing in British heritage. "
  • "I think the idea of mixing luxury and mass-market fashion is very modern - wearing head-to-toe designer has become a bit passe. It's a new era in fashion - there are no rules. It's all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together. "
  • "Clothes and jewellery should be startling, individual. When you see a woman in my clothes, you want to know more about them. To me, that is what distinguishes good designers from bad designers."

May 5, 2011

Coco Chanel Quotes

Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971) was a pioneering French fashion designer whose modernist philosophy, menswear-inspired fashions, and pursuit of expensive simplicity made her an important figure in 20th-century fashion. She was the founder of one of the most famous fashion brands, Chanel. Her extraordinary influence on fashion was such that she was the only person in the couturier field to be named on Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century
  • "You should be two things : classy and fabulous "
  • “Fashion is made to become unfashionable.”
  • “I never wanted to weigh more heavily on a man than a bird.”
  • “Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty”
  • “Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.”
  • “I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.”
  • “There are people who have money and people who are rich.”
  • “There is time for work, and time for love. That leaves no other time”
  • “Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.”
  • “There goes a woman who knows all the things that can be taught and none of the things that cannot be taught”
  • “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.”
  • “If a man talks bad about all women, it usually means he was burned by one woman”
  • “A woman is closest to being naked when she is well dressed”
  • “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 women who doesn't wear perfume has no future.”
  • “"The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you!”
  • “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.”
  • “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”
  • “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.”
  • “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”
  • “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”

March 14, 2011

Handbags Spring-Summer 2011 : My Faves!!

Is there a sin to have a bag addiction? Walking through stores just before Spring gives us the first flowery-fresh days I cant help but having the urge of obtaining a new light summery colour bag, and I am not saying it has to be an expensive 2,500 dlls bag, but at least something "out-of-the-ordinary" and I know all the top designers can give me a hand letting me know what is Hot and Trend for this comming soon Spring.
Finding bags that adjust to my badget is soo easy, it is easy just to go to cheapest store and grab a 10.00 dlls bag , but what it is important to me its not much about if the bag is designer-expensive or not , because I do not really go for either if it is cheap or expensive, I rather follow my instincts to see which one I think it is unique, trend oriented and says what I am trying to say with it, try to find the one that makes an statement.
Anyway, I went through all fashion shows and collections of my favourites designers and these are my Top Picks Favourite Bags for Men and Women for SS2011.

My favourite from all the bags this season  is this Chanel from the Cruise Collection, It is the iconic flap CC bag , but with different colours and tones that gives it a bit of a casual look.

Alexander McQueen and his iconic Skull Clutch

Chloe gold bag for those boogie summer nights.

Christian Dior , the fabulous Lady Dior Bag with a touch of pink and peach in a crocodile skin, Gorgeous!

Custo Barcelona and his charms.

Dolce And Gabbana , back to the 80's when Denim Bags were a hit, in love with this retro bag.

Givenchy , obviously leopard printing is ALWAYS IN, with white and black in cross shoulder bag.

Gucci python Bag, it might look a bit like a Hermes but I still love it.

Hermes Birkin , a classic.

Louis Vuitton Miniature, adorable!!!

Marc Jacobs

Miu Miu amazing electric colours.

YSL Muse it seems to me like an everyday kind of bag.

Balenciaga, the bag says it all.

Dries Van Noten mix with denim, sky, leather and hand-carry bag. Exquisite.

Gucci and his Hermes-like bags.

Jill Sander nautical-sailor trend (A big trend this summer, watch!!)

Louis Vuitton classic edgy style.

March 10, 2011

The Lord Of The Rings

The beauty of amazing pieces , the bling, the shine, the colours and the designs on jewelry its always been something that doesnt stop amazing me, the problem for me is that there is not many options for men (it does not mean that stops me from wearing them ) and there are not many that a man can pull off, so what I decided  to do is to focus my jewelry passion on RINGS OOOO, even I dont have the most beautiful hands , the rings kind of give you some indescribable power, from small classy rings to extravaganza big chunky ones, they are a fun piece, easy to match with any outfits and a perfect add on to your look if you are a person that does not wear much jewelry or accesories

So this are only a few of my little collection , I divided them in to categories (my favourites are the ones with animals themes, like the one below Betsey Johnson Chihuahua Dog)

1.- Animal Theme Rings
2.- Casual
4.- Double Finger
5.- Designer