Friday, November 16, 2007
Posted by: fashion fiend Post(s) by this bloggerIn a recent foreign newspaper article, international fashion's big-wigs offered tips for those who are still in the dark:
Ralph Lauren: "Breaking rules is what makes clothes interesting. I love mixing fabrics and shapes in unexpected ways - classic with modern, rugged with elegant."
John Galliano: "Glamour today is confidence, independence, not giving a damn, going for it and indulging your desires - in fashion, life and living."
Donatella Versace: "The most valuable item in your wardrobe is not a piece of clothing; it is an accessory. With a quick switch of a handbag or a pair of shoes, you can instantly change your look and mood."
Heidi Klum: "Wear something you feel gorgeous in and don't try too hard; it's much sexier when it appears effortless. Clothes that don't fit, or don't fit the wearer's personality, don't help."
Giorgio Armani: "Elegance is the result of a natural equilibrium between simplicity, looking after oneself and intelligence. All this generates the attitude we call elegance. It is a quality which, contrary to popular belief, does not require deep pockets."
Elle Macpherson: "Find a personal style by not following trends. I have worn jeans, a white T-shirt, a cashmere jumper and knee-high, cowboy or motorcycle boots, or ballet flats for 25 years. The shape of the jeans changes and that's about it. There is something disquieting about clothing schizophrenia."
Zac Posen: "Dress to make an entrance the same way you dress to make an exit: with aplomb, shoulders back and a withheld secret."
Hmmm, interesting don't you think? Naturally, my fave is the last one - always with a secret!
Posted by: fashion fiend Post(s) by this bloggerDoes it matter to you if a celebrity fronts a perfume campaign?
Do you purchase a fragrance because your favourite celebrity is their face? And if you do, why? Do you think you'll look like her, feel like her or simply become her? Or do you not care at all - you just buy because you like it?
A perfect Christmas pressie.RM155, EDP Spray, 30ml.
On the other hand, it's definitely interesting to see why a certain beauty house picks a certain celebrity. Tresor, one of Lancome's most gorgeous classics recently chose Kate Winslet.
Winsome and witty, she defines the modernity of this perfume that is steeped in tradition. Embodying a legendary fragrance, she is touted as exemplary actress that everyone can identify with. On screen and in life, says Lancome, Kate Winslet is the epitome of a feminine, free woman - free to lead several different lives, all at the same time.
Will a little dab re-create this elegance?
Hmmm... food for thought?