Dienstag, 24. Februar 2015

New Links

Links auf polyvore
For the runway show of Victoria Beckham at the New York Fashion Week her whole family sat at the front row and encouraged Mama. Refinery 29 has the pictures here.

An unretouched picture of supermodel Cindy Crawford appeared on twitter these days. This was one of the most discussed photos on the web. On the German Stern magazine there is an interesting article on this subject.

Quite the opposite way: Julianne Moore softened and retouched for the best. Look for the 54 year old on a shooting for the LA Confidential Magazine.

Refinery29 presents 20 year old Chantelle Brown-Young, alias Winnie Harlow as a new model celebrity. She works successfully as a model although she has severe pigment disorder. At the New York Fashion Week she modeled for Desigual and she has also other advertising contracts.

For the Oscars 2015 there is a short entertaining video showing the history of the Oscar. There are a lot of interesting moments in the course of history on Refinery29

Who is the prettiest? Oscar robes 2015

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Everybody knows. For me, this year I was not so much impressed with the robes of the stars at the Oscars. Either I don't like the color (Emma Stone in Ellie Saab) or the look is repeating itself (Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph und Russo). But despite that, I have found three prettiest, at least for me:

Keira Knightley auf polyvore
The heavily pregnant Keira Knightley looked sweet and radiant in her Valentino Couture dress. The gained weight suits her very well. The flowing creme Valentino robe is embroidered with delicate flowers and French words. It's both romantic and gorgeous. 

Cate Blanchet auf polyvore
Cate Blanchet's robe from Maison Margiela Couture with jewelry from Tiffany & Co. is not really a new look. But she wears it with great elegance. This dress with train in black is a real classic. The bright turquoise choker enhances the plain dress. I would wear this instantly. Her appearance at the Oscars 2014 was also one of my favorites, look here

Jamie Chung auf Polyvore
Jamie Chung was one of the first stars on the red carpet. She wore a wonderful sleeveless robe from Yanina Couture with layers of tulle and embroidered sequin stars. The diamond earrings from Leticia Linton were the only jewelry and let the impressive dress be very effective. Her radiant skin and nude lips fitted perfectly to her silky hair.

For further coverage of the  Oscars 2015 and the winners see various internet pages. 

Samstag, 21. Februar 2015

Favorites from New York Fashion Week Fall 2015

Following is a compilation of my favorite Looks from the New York Fashion Week FW 2015. It is quite not complete because there were many more which I really liked.

New York Fashion Week 1 auf Polyvore
The collection of Monique Lhuillier I liked a lot. My favorite look is plain outfit with the lace upper part in black. Flowers are normally a theme for spring, but I am fascinated by the matchy set of Suno. The great designer Carolina Herrera also put a spell on me. Not only she showed my beloved Culottes as trend items for the next winter.

New York Fashion Week 2 auf Polyvore
The trend color Marsala - I love all the red shades from dark and whine red to the dark berry shades, - was shown at Tibi. Victoria Beckham impressed me once again with the precise cuts without a lot of chitchat. The color grey also stays on trend and the coat dress from Lela Rose I like a lot.

New York Fashion Week 3 auf Polyvore
The intense look from Boss, the bright red dress with black knee-high boots I think is terrific. Also capes stay on trend and therefore they are shown by Michael Kors or Ralph Lauren. J. Crew convinced me with the simple Jeans button-down together with a gorgeous sequin long skirt. I like these contrasts a lot. 

New York Fashion Week 4 von fourtyand auf Polyvore
Besides the elegant collection of Ralph Lauren, I also loved Tory Burch's Runway Show with ethno-prints, because I like a little bit of Hippie-Feeling and the 70-s fashion vibe.

Montag, 16. Februar 2015

Pink against fur

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The popsinger Pink is now engaged for animal protection organization Peta and has released naked pictures of her. This way she emphasises the problem of gaining reals fur consum in our time.

Here a few facts at the beginning: 
  • up to 85 percent of all fur pieces come from thousands of animals living on fur farms. 
  • China is the world biggest fur exporting country and delivers more than 50 percent of the fur for the European market. But there are no animal rights in China and no controlling for fur farms. 
  • Wordwide millions of rancoons, coyotes, woolves, luxes, opossums, rats, Otter and other so called fur animals are killed by traps for the fur industry. 
Fake fur auf polyvor
It doesn't matter if animals for the fur industry are bred and killed in Europe, Asia or North America, everywhere they suffer from terrible living conditions and awful killing methods. The animals are held in mass animal farms under extremely constricted cages. The most breeded animals on fur farms are minks and foxes. But even dogs and cats and also hamsters are bred for the fur trade.

Because of the suffering

Sonntag, 8. Februar 2015

How to wear denim on denim on ...

It's time to break fashion rules now. Women don't let them tell what to wear. And since every woman likes denim and it also fits every woman, nearly all of us have denim in our wardrobe. There is no wonder that models and Hollywood actresses show us how wonderful a mixture of different denim clothes can be. Following is a short examination of the denim trend. 

The "Canadian tuxedo" became trend because of fashion bloggers and street style role models. They showed a couple of styling ideas and therefore for instance the combination of jeans and jeans button down became fresh again. Everything goes for this trend. Another example would be a light chambray shirt and a dark blue denim skirt. But most important, the styling should consider your figure and emphasize your assets and hide parts of your body, you don't like as much. Light denim stands out and darker shades have a slimming effect. The right mixture is the success!

Denim and most of jeans have the image of casualty, but it is possible to style dark jeans with a dark jeans jacket also for the office. Combine it with statement pumps and you have and elegant business look. The possibilites are almost endless.

I'm working in a creative business environment, so there are no rules what to wear. I love wearing jeans at the office. On this picture I have even combined three denim items. The dark skinny jeans (from New Yorker) are my favorable jeans and are in contrast with the lighter jeans button down (Esprit) and the dyed blazer (Orsay, similar here). Because of proportions it would have been better to tuck the shirt into the jeans.  

To break up the blue I decorated myself with a glass bead necklace in red (similar here) and a lot of sparkle (from Zara, similar here) on my ears. 

Dienstag, 3. Februar 2015

Instagram's most stylish ladies

Silvia, blogger of 40style has written a great post about middle aged ladies, who are posting on Instagram about their styling ideas. She has made a list of her favorite 40 women with picture and link to their Instagram account.

Reading is a lot of fun and these ladies show that everything in fashion is still possible for women over 40. We are in a very interesting phase of our life and have found our style. However, a little bit of inspiration from likeminded always can help us with new ideas. Instagram is a fast medium, you can open an account very fast and to make comments is rather easy. This is a great advantage versus a blog and therefore I have also opened my own account 40und.

Instagram  auf Polyvore
Silvia has her own blog for women who are interested in fashion over 40 for quite some time. Her styling ideas are great and from time to time I use her style advice for my own outfits. Every woman who wants to try something new in style should follow her blog 40+style.

Sonntag, 1. Februar 2015

10 songs to get to know Bob Dylan on Shadows in the Night

Shadows In The Night is Bob Dylan's newest and 36th studio album. These 10 coverversions of well-known music classics with the amazing voice of Bob Dylan are a treat not only for his numerous fans.  

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Bob Dylan himself said, that it was a real privilege for him to make this album. He wanted to do this for a long time but he was not brave enough to change the arrangements for a  5-headed band. "We knew these songs very well and therefore we made nearly everything live and mixed the songs when we recorded them. We took these songs out of their graves and brought them in the light of the day."

Bob Dylan is a very successful musician His last 5 studio albums were applauded to be the best of his entire carrier. The Platinum album "Time Out Of Mind" of 1997 received several Grammy awards like "Album Of The Year", "Love and Theft" got platin status and also various Grammy nominations and a statue for Best Contemporary Folk Album. "Modern Times" of 2006 became one of his most popular albums with more than 2,5 million sold albums and two Grammys. "Together Through Life" became his first album to debut number 1 at the same time in USA, UK and 5 other countries. "Tempest" was praised worldwide and reached the top 5 in 14 countries. Also the artist held worldwide concerts and has sold more than 125 million records.