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A bit of Alexander's genius

Fashion's "terrible child" Alexander McQueen follows in the steps of fellow couturiers and lends his brilliant talent for a Designer Collaboration with American mega chain store Target.

McQ Alexander McQueen for Target, released at the beginning of March, is a rock-chic styled collection that mixes McQ (McQueen's diffusion line) classic craftsmanship aesthetic with "a rebellious, nostalgic flare", having as muse the lead singer of the British rock band Duke Spirit, Leila Moss (yep, another Moss).

MCQ spring 2009

Glamour in times of recession

You'd think that in this darker times fashion would be as stark as our new (forced) lifestyles but the red-carpet season just began and already stated an optimistic tone. Come to think of it depression times have been also eras of glamour in terms of fashion statements.

Film awards events including Critics Choice, Golden Globes and SAG were a fashion delight; more colorful than ever, the red carpet was a spring celebration.

 

 

Roisin Murphy's erratic style

Europe's disco diva Roisin Murphy might not be a huge pop star (in fact I love she is not in the mainstream) but she is an untiringly muse for couturiers and an undoubtedly style icon.

Her fashion sense matches the eclectic music she's known for, a cutting-edge electronic, pop and dance mix, with references going from her idol Grace Jones to David Bowie circa Ziggy Stardust era.

Roisin Murphy's style

Glamour at London, Berlin and the Grammys

After a short look at this month's red carpet events before the Oscars I can say that glamour has exceeded Hollywood's boundaries.

2008 Bafta Awards were illuminated by shiny dresses in silver, gold and sparkling turquoise. Marion Cotillard who won Best Actress wore the most daring outfit: a silver mini Chanel Haute Couture dress with a built in white cape.

Shiny dresses at BAFTA Awards

Keira Knightley (Valentino), Marion Cotillard (Chanel), Emily Blunt (Marc Bouwer) and Kate Hudson (Dior).

Fashion World's Return to 40s Glamour

A strong trend in fashion this season is the forties style. Old Hollywood glamour is being revived by A-list designers such as:Alberta Ferretti, Blumarine, Bottega Veneta, Calvin Klein, Dior, Dsquared2, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Jil Sander, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Nina Ricci, Ralph Lauren, Roberto Cavalli, Versace.

High-street stores and online shops offer their affordable versions of skirted suits with over-the-knee pencil skirts, high-waist pleated or A-line skirts , fitted jackets with oversized shoulders and accentuated waists, wide-leg flannel and tweed trousers worn with bow-blouses, fedora hats and berets, trench-like redingotes reminding of the elegant and brave Lauren Bacall, Katherine Hepburn and Ingrid Bergman.

The Tough Chick

The Tough Chick

Carrie Bradshaw and The City

I have to say that as a big fan of the Sex And The City HBO show (I saw all episodes more than once) I'm looking forward to see SATC: The Movie which will be released on May 30th, 2008. Images from the set are already available on the internet such as these from InStyle online magazine.

When I'm dieing to see an upcoming movie I watch all trailers and photos and by the time the movie is released it's not all that new and fresh for me so that is why I m a little disappointed I can see this pictures before the release. On the other hand, InStyle editors wrote: "For those of you who want Sex and the City: The Movie to be fresh and new, look away!". Ha-ha! Are they kidding me? How can I not look?

Carrie in a Vivienne Westwood wedding dressCarrie in a Vivienne Westwood wedding dress

On the red carpet at Cannes

For almost two weeks (May 16-27) Cannes Film Festival 2007 was also a runway show bringing up an army of stars on the French coast. The film festival highlighted many of this spring trends but also launched others – my favorite being beautiful draped gowns in golden yellow and silvery grey. Angelina Jolie arrived at “Ocean's Thirteen” premiere dressed in a wonderful canary yellow silk gown by Ungaro Haute Couture. Helen Mirren wowed the crowd once again; she wore a flowing yellow freesia chiffon dress and Bar Rafaeli, Leonardo Di Caprio’s ex girlfriend, looked like a golden goddess.

Ali McGraw

Ali McGrawAli McGraw Love Story's major star Ali McGraw is one great inspiration for the 70s look. Wear a white turtleneck jersey top with wide-leg blue jeans and platform sandals. A woven leather accessory, belt or handbag, adds a hippie chic feel but the most crucial element is a laid-back, relaxed attitude.

Best Oscar Fashion

Rachel Weisz looked wonderful in a light gold gown by Vera Wang and Cartier jewels completed her perfect look. Penelope Cruz, beautiful and stylish as ever wore a nude-pink full feathery gown signed by Versace.

Oscar Fashion

Audrey’s inspiring style

I know I’ve already written about Audrey Hepburn but it seems that her fashion style has never been so fresh and modern. SabrinaSabrina I think she always looked good, whatever she did and her style summed up beauty, grace and innocence that are referred to this season, with the retro-elegance trend and all...

Audrey Hepburn style

Audrey Hepburn captivated the audiences with her slender figure, aristocratic manners and graceful movements, representing not only a new look but also a new femininity. With her boyish body, pixie haircut and swan neck she complemented everything she wore.

Audrey StyleAudrey Style

The elegant Audrey was the complete opposite of some of her contemporaries as Marilyn Monroe or Elizabeth Taylor, because, by fifties standards, she was too tall and too skinny.