Chance or cercle prive?

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Every Chanel show is continuing to be or having to be a show stopper or you can call it an instagram meltdown, and this time it’s Chanel Casino. With is private circle of invited, Julianne Moore (which I totally adore!) and Kristen Stewart, G Dragon Rita Ora, Vanessa Paradis and her daughter, a highly cercle very prive and very cinematic indeed.

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Couture mash up

So as most of you well informed people already know the Fall Haute Couture show has started!! And as you are so well informed you know by now that I am also late! but in fashion lateness is ok, and I have been enjoying too much my first 4th of July in New York, so I haven’t been blogging a lot… (and any spare time has been dedicated to my class presentation happening tomorrow at Parson’s, I will share with you all my mood boards and all once it’s over I can relax a little..)

Revenons a nos moutons, (meaning let’s get back to the subject here!) ZTHE COUTURE!! yes so I decided this time to put it all mixed up as it is nice to see together what designers are thinking and imagining in their looks.

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Dior Fall 2015 Couture_ULY0077 _ULY0315 _ULY0962 Ulyana Sergeenko Fall 2015 Couture_ULY1492 _ULY1645 _ULY1858 GValli16Giambattista Vali Fall 2015 Couturebalmain-001-1366 balmain-017-1366 Balmain Resort 2016 Ok I admit that’s the odd one out! but I found those intricate lacy (?) dresses so chic and very sexy couldn’t resist!!KIM_0730-1 KIM_0833Schiaparelli Fall 2015 Couture in her signature pink obviously! I love that head drawing print (is that how you said it?) Anyway loved it..

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Norman Parkinson

So while in New York, I am enjoying all the culture available in the city, and all it’s fashionable heritage too. Where I am staying, I found this wonderful book on Norman Parkinson photograph’s. His images are so iconic, timeless and most are still so inspiring today.

The amazing make up artist Charlotte Tilbury teamed up with Parkinson’s (family) on creating a limited edition make up range with his photos. Her products are already so desirable. But now it’s even more so… (Personally I am desperate for the 1975 Red lipstick!)

IMG_4890Queen, 1960IMG_4883Thelma Woolley, advertising for Matita 1938IMG_4895

Jan Ward, Vogue 1970IMG_4888Wenda Rogerson, Vogue 1951IMG_4885Wenda Rogerson, Vogue 1949IMG_4899Look how tiny those women’s waist were at the time! It’s incredible. You can see it in vintage clothing you can find today, some dresses are so tiny at the waist. What happened? We got more hormones? Weird, well I cant complain my waist is quite small for today’s standard. IMG_4886Young Velvets, Young prices, Vogue 1949IMG_4893Celia Hammond, Queen 1964IMG_4894Jerry Hall, Vogue 1975 This particular shoot was style by the Amazing Grace Coddington. She talks about it in her book, and tells her side of the story to this trip. IMG_4897

Jerry Hall, Vogue 1975, again here it is Grace styling and this image is so timeless and genius!IMG_4900IMG_4877The book is Norman Parkinson Portraits in fashion Robin Muir National Portrait Gallery

 

Met follow up….

Ok so I’m afraid there will be many follow ups. So this was taken while in class last tuesday, as we went to the Antonio Ratti Textile Center that reside at the Metropolitain. You have to make an appointment but it’s so worth it.

These underneath are samples made for men’s jacket from the 18th century (if I recall correctly) Those embroideries samples were made just for those men’s jacket. How incredible!

I do appologise for the poor quality of some of the photos… (there were taken rapidly and I wasn’t considering sharing them with you.)

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My new obsession has taken the form of the Metropolitain museum (or going repeatedly to it), or as the New Yorker call it the “Met”. I excuse myself for the million of photos in advance as there is too much much to see, and be inspired. I actually even decided to have several post from that museum as I have by now gone three times, (trust me there will be many more…) and too much to share in one post. So I went the first time to see the very much talked about exhibition China Through the Looking Glass. I have since re-saw it twice properly. It is just so rich wonderfully magic a “bewitching” exhibit. However I also went to see a one room exibit that is the Van Gogh flowers and specifically the Iris flowers (been my favourite flowers..) I had to see it!!

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Vincent Van Gogh Irises 1890IMG_4846IMG_4847

This room was mostly John Galiano and the headpieces were Stephen Jones. IMG_4539IMG_4542This stunning ensemble is by Cristobal Balenciaga 1955-56 IMG_4837IMG_4537

On the left American Robe a la Polonaise 1780-85 on the right French Robe a la Polonaise 1780IMG_4842

IMG_4476 Jeanne Lanvin Robe de style Spring Summer 1924IMG_4826IMG_4819 Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Autumn Winter 1977-78IMG_4471

Jeanne Lanvin Evening Jacket 1936 – 1937IMG_4544 Jean Patou Dress 1920’sIMG_4545 IMG_4563House of Chanel Karl Lagarfeld House of Lesage Dress Autumn Winter 1996-97IMG_4567

IMG_4500 Chinese Shawl early 20th CenturyIMG_4506IMG_4529 Spanish Shawl 1930IMG_4530

IMG_4524 Cristobal Balenciaga Evening dress 1960IMG_4525 IMG_4526IMG_4533Jean Paul Gaultier Ensemble Autumn Winter 2010-11IMG_4534IMG_4517Cristobal Balenciaga Evening dress 1962IMG_4519IMG_4496Most of the rooms there were showing extracts of films that influenced the west idea of china. The films were selected by the director Wong Kar Wai, they made real sense in the exhibit. I so need to find a dvd rent store to watch all of those! Here is the actress Anna May Wong, she was so stylish and elegant!  IMG_4848

Yves Saint Laurent Ensemble Autumn Winter 1977-78

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So there you have it! so much to see and take in! I am going to post soon some more on another exhibit I saw there too. For the moment enjoy! xx

 

Card collage decoupage

I am in the middle of creating new prints and I wanted to create some card and reuse the bit left behind in the creation process, and I kind of liked the cards more than the prints them selves… hum something is wrong, might have to start again…

Anyway I wanted to share them with you regardless.

 

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inside the wardrobe

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I fell upon this video and I loved the big difference of these two Vogue editors approach to their own wardrobe and how they dress.

Well I obviously I love Bay Garnett, I love her comments too! “my posh cupboard”  “It’s the kind of jacket that could actually lead to a divorce! because it’s so expensive!”

I mean I want a posh cupboard!! that Jacket too! She a bit more messy than me ( I hope I am a bit more organised!) but I totally relate to her sense of style and her passion for odd colourful special pieces that express how you feel, express you personality. Who has time for minimalism!

The other editor is to me so safe (and to be totally honest BORING!) I can’t comprehend someone who is so neat and wear jeans and t-shirt everyday! (live a little!)

And by the way been very bad at uploading new posts recently, (enjoying NYC way too much!) and my courses started and also found an internship last week (that I am so happy and enjoying ALOT!) so my time has been a little less free to take the time to edit upon the blog, but promise I will upload more! xx

NY walk

So yesterday I woke up super early still jet lagged, and decided to take a walk, from Soho all the way to Central Park. This is going to be a photographic journey of my walk, of the architecture I encountered, artwork from my long visit to the Moma, ($25 had to make it worth the spend..) to the famous buildings, and famous department store too.

Starting with my view from the loft I am staying the moment.

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This is getting on to 5th Avenue. Just a few famous sights…

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Then there was my visit to the fantastic collection of the Moma (with the expensive entrance…) So here are a few of the artworks I loved and gushed over…

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Mark Rothko’s fantastic paintings, the hues are just so intense, you can loose yourself in it. 

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The ones and only famous Demoiselles d’Avignon, from the one who doesn’t even needs to be named, Picasso.

IMG_4245This painting I was so excited to see, as I am getting to this period in the book I am reading on his life. It is called “Girl before a Mirror” from 1932. The colours and the texture on this painting is tremendous. Such a strength in this composition.

IMG_4263This wonderful painting from Andre Derain, is from 1906 (how incredible his use of colour at that time!) is called “Bridge over the Riou”. It was painted in the South of France where colour is so demarked and intense. The juxtaposition of the colours is just mesmerising to watch.

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This is my most FAVORITE painting in the museum! As most of you who knows me, I am completely in love with any work by Matisse. This painting I had seen many representations before but never the actual painting! It is called “the Red Studio” from 1911. Isn’t it just wonderful! The way he represents the space, and that red colour, the mini paintings and sculptures. It is as if it represents his state of mind, where he is at. Just sublime!! Leave the rest to the imagination.

IMG_4257IMG_4258 This painting I didn’t know it, it is called “The Moroccans” dated from 1915-16. Here he uses a lot of black which is a bit unusual for Matisse. It was painted during the war time too, maybe that is why, although not a very good argument. I love how he painted the mosque and his simplification of the trees.

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These are just details of a very big (and crowded) painting by Basquiat. I love his drawings, they are so full of expression and creativity. Just so inspiring.

IMG_4298IMG_4293Here is the very famous Tiffany’s building and me in my attempt to do like Audrey Hepburn.  Although there is no chance as it was very crowded I was surrounded of tourists… needs to be done like in the film very early in the morning after a wild night out…

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IMG_4300IMG_4289 The most AMAZING department store in the World! Bergdorf Goodman! As you can tell by now, I love this store, it is magical, mesmerising (their window display is out of this world!) and beyond chic! I just love walking around the store pretending I am Blair Waldorf (and obviously not buying anything…).

So there you have it, my photo walk trip around Manhattan. XOXO

Estado de incrivel! (state of amazing-ness!)

So as I said before here is the proper digital version of the article that came out last Sunday in the newspaper Estado de Minas.

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The text is written in portuguese, and I must apologise it is rather small. Anyway if you can’t speak portuguese problem solved! I am still under shock of how amazing and massive (2 pages and FRONT COVER!) this article is! It is as well so well written and really express my process of working and how I am. It represents me beyond my wildest dreams! it is incredible!! And apparently I am international? with talent… whaou… still processing this thought…