Monday, 10 October 2011

R as Red...

Today, I found that the fashion illustration I drawn many years ago. It made me think of Red color...

Many fashion elites believed that Red color will be back and hit SS2012 collections next year. I love this idea because Red color will make pavement more vivid and lively, just like in this picture

I spot this woman during fashion week SS2012 

...As Bill Blass said: "When in doubt, wear red"... since red is the cure of all sadness

And red color is the sign of the emergence of sweetest moments, just like this song

Lady In Red - Chris de Burgh

He must tell her that : "I never will forget the way you look tonight. The lady in red"...  this must be an unforgettable moment in her life...

Have a nice everybody

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Sunday, 9 October 2011

I wanna have those Bookshelves

I found those amazing bookshelves in various sources on the Internet. Must share to you guyz ^^ 

Movement bookshelf - Hugging your book 

It is called Infinity Bookshelf 

The idea to group books with same color-tone cover in a shelf make this assemblage wonderful 

The designer just want to convert the stair into bookshelf to optimize the surface of his small apartment. Brilliant idea 

Cupcakes : A-Z

The name “cupcake” was first mentioned in the cookbook «75 Recipes for Pastry, Cakes and Sweetmeats» by Eliza Leslie, written in 1828.

 At that time we do not have any means to measure ingredients, so they used cups, the name "cupcake" rooted from that. There are a number of other names: "1-2-3-4 cake” to remember the formula the cake: 1 cup butter, 2 cups of sugar, three cups of flour and four eggs.
 Become very popular in the 1950s, the cupcake is always the first choice in birthday parties, Halloween or Thanksgiving because it has many colors, then, cupcake gradually disappear with the rise of Donuts, bagels, cookies, macaroons and French pastries.
It was not until the years 2006-2008, cupcakes make their return with full of success with the help of "Sex And The City".
The flavors of the cupcakes multiple: chocolate, banana, strawberries, raspberries, mascarpone, praline, coconut ...

If you want to make some for you, here is the recipe : 

I tested for you, here is the result :

Have a nice week end 

Friday, 7 October 2011

Paris fashion week 2012 most interesting looks (part 2)

I did write reviews on some fashion shows such as: Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Chloe , Tsumori Chisato, Vivienne Westwood, Manish Arora , Carven , and Limi Feu and Moon Young Hee

I'm sure that all those brands that I didn't mention above deserved a separate review... However, I want to make it succinct this time. In this part, I just pick looks in same category: feminine, smooth, silky, charming and sheer.

Elie Saab : 
The designer named his collection color shock as he opened his collection by pearl-pastel color evening dress then continued with yellow mustard, orange, electric green and ended with purple. Elie Saab has always the same core design for his ready to wear: couture-alike looks offered by meticulous details makes people who wear them more elegant, classy and feminine. 

It is all about laces and laces baby ^^. As we take a look on the whole collection, we find out that the the next look is more seductive, mature and feminine that the earlier. From girlish to womanish... The bad thing is that: girls will never have enough "resources to have such a fairy dress from Valentino. The details are too meticulous and the dresses are too precious 

Nina Rici 

The whole collection reminds me of 50s 70s. All the looks are neat, feminine but sexy. Te main color is white, print and floral patterns are largely used. The most interesting elements of this collection are high-waist shorts, leather jacket anf sandwiched coats 


One of the challenges the designer set himself was quite typical: How can a tracksuit work for evening? That's why he mixed the show up, daywear and dressier stuff wantonly intermingled. The shoulders that gave the collection its epic silhouette, and helping that happen was Elbaz's conviction that "modernity is beauty." Flip that formula, then think for a moment about how simple, timeless, and radical it is.


The overall assemblage was of rich primary color, texture, and blocked prints, not to mention loads of product in bright tubing: bracelets, mesh totes, fringed bucket bags, and visors. It felt just right, as did the youthful but not young sensibility. What struck you most was the sophisticated level of design. And consider that every brightly hued taffeta piece in the last group is reversible.

Something crazy for Friday

Hey it is Friday and tomorrow is week end. Yayyyyyyy. I'm still happy even though I have to mug harder faster better stronger for the mid-term next week. Haha

I want a Cupcake - (After having it) I got a brilliant idea ^^ 
 Ready for Elie Saab fashion show
Taken on 5 Oct 2011 
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Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Paris fashion week 2012 most interesting looks (part 1)

I did write reviews on some fashion shows such as: Louis VuittonChanelChloe Tsumori ChisatoVivienne WestwoodManish Arora , Carven , and Limi Feu and Moon Young Hee 

I'm sure that all those brands that I didn't mention above deserved a separate review... However, I want to make it succinct this time. In this part, I just pick looks in same category: geometric, tough, voluminous, and futuristic style. 


This fashion show was interesting with the brouhaha story of broken bench which sent all the fashion-elites standing up with there gigantic high-heels.
Jean jackets inspired spongy color-blocked numbers with shoulders as exaggerated as the short shorts paired with them were small.Ghesquière really pushed the silhouette with the dresses at the end of the show. Patchworked from archival black and white prints or panels of tan and black

Paco Rabanne 

Manish Arora was up for helming Paco Rabanne from the first look out. No single square of silvery painted python is the same shape as the next. The silhouette actually recalled Mugler, the Thierry variety.


Dolls' clothes informed the girlish silhouettes, the stiff nature of the fabrics, the oversize lace prints, and the blown-up proportions of the stitching that held the clothes together


Jackets that were sharp and soft at the same time, with strong, confident shoulders, and, for contrast, suggestive, undulating lapels and come-hither peplums trimmed not in leather but eel skin, shark, or stingray. Speaking of exotic materials, the jackets themselves weren't exactly cut from workaday fabrics. Chiffon sequins and lasered leather cutouts recalled the most stunning creations in his July couture show.

Alexander Mcqueen 

Sarah Burton's were goddesses. She based her collection on the three Gs: Grès for the pleating and draping, Gaudí for the architecture, and Gaia for the sense of all-encompassing oceanic life that infused the clothes, like the outfits composed of coral or shells.


there was a new softness to a wallpaper-floral motif rendered in pastel silk embroidery on an hourglass dress, one that was echoed in the baby blue and white print of the opening trousers

Rich Owens 

Issey Miyake

This was the first collection for Yoshiyuki Miyamae, the designer who has taken creative control at Issey Miyake after ten years working in the design studio. Critics did not give good reviews for this collection, however, I think that this collection is a kind of breakthrough of this brand. I love the color and the simple concept conveyed by the show: Body-consciousness