Day: October 14, 2010

A Vintage Collection for the Modern Princess

Just saw the Alona Freeman collection  from Etsy on Flygirls. It is incredible and got to share it!

Alona’s jewelry is vintage inspired, unique and gorgeous! With more than a hundred pieces it is quite a collection, but most pieces have only one or two units, so they are truly one-of-a-kind.

Oh and the styling of the photos is immaculate! Check my faves and then look through them all…

Coral Red and Mint Green Garden Vintage Collage Necklace



Black Beauty Vintage Collage Necklace



Sweet Sparrow Vintage Collage Necklace






Hot or not? Louis Vuitton Discovery Boots

Louis Vuitton’s Look of the week is the DISCOVERY boots:

I think it is cool that at last there is a “cool” shoe that is not on a 10 inch heel and exudes a bit of comfort. However is the world of aspiring fashionistas ready to step on the ground?

Fashion’s Night In

As if we need more reasons to shop… or maybe we do! Vogue announced Fashion’s Night Out little sister – Fashion’s Night In. It is going to be on November 1st and Vogue are very excited about it.

“VOGUE.COM’s Fashion’s Night In is the perfect reason to sit back, kick off your heels and spoil yourself as we bring you the best that online shopping has to offer with a night of exciting and exclusive digital fashion events.”

Check out the participating retailers and their offers.

It is great that Vogue are doing that, as part of the proceeds are going for charity, however the whole idea behind why Fashion’s Night Out is so appealing is the socializing, partying, free drinks and amazing music, yes along with the fashion shows and goodie bags. So far Vogue are not very clear on how the whole online community is going to join together and enjoy the fun and creativity of Fashion Night Out well… IN. However this is the almighty Vogue, so  I am expecting social media fashion wonders.

The Secret Behind Real Beauty- Photoshop

There is no secret that 99.99% of all photos that are published in magazines and ad campaigns are some more than others heavily photoshopped. We all know this and yet live in a bliss of pretend ignorance admiring and striving to look like the gorgeous creatures looking at us from the magazines. There has been so much written about that, but it is always surprising when a “before” and “after” pictures leak into the press, because then we become disillusioned and it hurts a little…

So do you remember last year when this image was all over the bloggosphere:


And it was turned into an amazingly beautiful advertising campaign for Louis Vuitton that looked like this:

Well Madonna is in the news again, because an untouched picture from her new Dolce and Gabbana campaign leaked yesterday and it is all over the news. The veiny arms are something that is quite obvious, but for crying out loud the lady is 53 years old. I saw her Sticky and Sweet tour last summer and I can only pray and hope to look like her when I am her age…

And the actual campaign photos will look like this. Polished and perhaps 20+ years younger…

Well this is the world of celebration and fashion, everything should be perfection, and unfortunately we as human beings, even Madonna, are not. So as long as we are aware that photoshop perfection is what we are looking at, we are good. Illusions are so beautiful.

Images courtesy of the Daily Mail and Fashion Foie Gras