I’ve had an incredibly busy with barely any weekend at all. Seems like the holidays from the last two weeks are catching up on me 😉 Here’s a snap shot of what my week looked like 🙂
1. Chocolate+Marshmallow pizza at Max Brenner2. Working my first trade show ever and loving every minute! Turns out I am a people’s person after all 🙂3. Still mulling over these new surreal Dior ads.. Hate/ Love? 4. Couldn’t resist the charms of a polka dotted pullover and took it home with me.5. Added this cute painted wicker laundry basket to my humble abode 🙂
Hope everyone’s had a great weekend. 🙂 Over the weekend I had a brainwave and I decided to do this new regular column on my blog called Hi5 – which is a compilation of 5 blurbs of the things I have seen/read/done through the week that you’ll might interesting 🙂 So every monday it is… starting today 😀
1. The orchid room at the first ever Raf Simons couture show for Dior! Breathtaking even in low resolution! 🙂 The collection did have some remnants from his work at Jil Sander but overall it was fab! What did you’ll think?2. A lovely dinner at Meskerem – A yummy light fermented ethiopian pancake( Injira) platter with wildly different dips to go with it.. the joy of eating with your fingers 😀 Try it 3. A super creative picnic themed display at the rugby store window while I was strolling around university place.4. A messy top bun can carry you through the super hot sunny days when you don’t want to stay in 😀 just like me!5. How interesting is Elsa Schiaparelli’s couture salon in Paris? Have a great week ahead everyone.. 😀
After a prolonged period of confusion and name guessing, Raf Simons finally claims the throne at Dior, a privilege previously held by a string of extremely talented predecessors that include John Galliano and Yves Saint Laurent. I have great admiration for Simons who has proved his mettle time and again during his tenure at Jil Sander. Couture in itself is a herculean task; throw in a fashion house with a 100 years of heritage and the whole fashion world watching – Simons has a lot to shoulder. Here’s wishing him plenty of luck! At this point I only find it fitting to look back and celebrate the man who started the label himself, Christian Dior, a visionary who will forever be known for his feminine aesthetic and ethereal quality he brought about his clothes. Here are some of his classic looks frozen in time!
I wouldn’t be exaggerating when I say The Oscars event is the biggest runway; what with most of the world watching. So it’s no surprise that celebs are in their A game, but sadly over the last couple of years I have come to believe that most of them settle for “safe” bets! Obviously no one wants to be on the “worst dressed” list but there’s only enough of corset dresses I have patience for! So I tuned In expecting clichés! Let’s say I was surprised but only a little! Hollywood glamor reigned supreme with abundance of swept up hair, red lips and ladylike dresses! The risk takers for the evening of course included Angelina Jolie with her leg perpetually stuck out( Bravo!) in Versace and Gwyneth Paltrow (god bless her)who managed to give us regular folk a glimpse of Tom ford’s latest collection. There were other who looked great as usual Natalie portman in vintage dior, Jessica Chastain in a black and gold Mcqueen, Tina Fey in Carolina Herrera and Milla jovovich in elie sab! From all the clutter, I managed to pick the emerging trends. Here are my findings
2. White! (We saw a lot of white on the runway this NYFW and so it’s no surprise that white is going to be big next season)
3. Green( surprise surprise!) There was definitley more red than green but however there was more green this year than there has ever been (especially in the after parties)!