martedì 27 ottobre 2015

License to Kill

He's back! James Bond is back and he's glamorous as ever!
Daniel Craig is interpreting the agent 007 since 2006 and I have to admit that at the beginning he didn't impress me much, but after Casino Royale I changed my mind. He was the perfect mix of danger, charm and elegance which characterize the most loved secret agent of the world.



After 3 years of absence, he's back with "Spectre" and two amazing bond girls: Lea Seydoux and Monica Bellucci directed by Sam Mendes who directed also the last film Skyfall.
On Monday evening it took place the world premiere in London at the Royal Albert Hall and it was attended by all the cast and also by some actual royals like Kate Middleton, William and his brother Harry! Handsome as always!




Daniel Craig was a perfect James Bond with his impeccable black smoking and a red poppy pinned on his chest.


However, we should say that the protagonists of the night were the women and their amazing outfits!
Naomie Harris aka the loyal Eve Moneypenny wore one of the simplest outfit but one of the most effective one. She chose a bright orange Stella McCartney gown with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, Jimmy Choo clutch, all matching with breathtaking Harry Winston jewelry and a vintage diamond Omega bracelet watch, which, in my opinion is something not so usual but it can become an exquisite detail.





The french bond girl, Leas Seydoux, known for her controversial role in "Blue is the warmest colour", wore a gold and silver sequin dress with Chopard jewelry. She was simply a golden vision with her perfect styled hair.


And here have my beloved Monica, our italian bond girl Monica Bellucci, who is an unconventional bond girl because she's a mature beautiful woman. It's incredible that she's 50 because she looks so young! She's gorgeous!
Monica wore a flawless velvet Ralph & Russo dress with glamorous Chopard jewelry.




 At the after party which was themed Mexican Day of the Dead, the bondgirls didn't disappointed our expectations and wore other wonderful dresses. Lea chose another pink and gold Prada dress, Monica, instead wore a super elegant sheer and silk long black dress.
Naomie was the best with her cut outs navy blue mini dress. I loved it so much! I'm sorry for my beloved Monica Bellucci but Naomie won for the best outfits of the night.





Kate Middleton opted for a backless delicate light blue Jenny Packham gown with Jimmy Choo shoes.



Besides the royalty, there were also internet celebrities like youtubers Jim Chapman and his wife Tanya Burr, who was wearing an adorable Alice and Olivia dress.



Sam Smith who was chosen to sing the main theme of Spectre with his Writing's on the Wall, chose a black and white tuxedo.




Also other celebrities like Ralph Fiennes and James Bay attended the premiere.




After meeting Kate and William, Daniel let go himself and kissed his wife Rachel Weisz who was wearing a wonderful skin tight semi sheer white and pink floral dress by Alexander McQueen.



In some recent promo interviews of Daniel Craig, he seemed so fed up to interpret this amazing character which bring with him a lot of pressure. (For example when he refused to do the classic James Bond's pout answering to the interviewer "I think you need to move on"... Mmmh kinda rude?) I would be disappointed if Daniel decided to leave this role, because right now he is perfect for that.
Otherwise there is always need of fresh air, most of all with an old character as James Bond by Ian Fleming. I would suggest Jamie Dornan or Henry Cavill, both young and very talented, or someone completely different that can give a new fresh face to Bond would be Idris Elba.. OMG he's so hot!

BTW, I wasn't a fan of these king of film but after Daniel Craig began to portrait James Bond I became keen on them. In fact I can't wait to go to the cinema with my dad to see it!! Watching a James Bond's film always make me imagine of all these super rich and glamorous places, locations and dresses that in any time can become the worst place or the most dangerous dress in the world.


That's all for now


Talk to you soon


Carol


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lunedì 19 ottobre 2015

10 outfits a day

You all might know that I LOVE Blake Lively! She's gorgeous and she seems to be a very nice and kind young woman. 
Back in April she did a really big promo for her upcoming film "Age of Adeline" and she rocked a lot of different outfits in just one day.. they were at least 10!



In the last few days Selena Gomez tried to bet Blake's "record" wearing 10 outfits in 2 days.

 Blake in April wore an entire outfit from Marc Jacobs' Fall 2015: a patterned coat and dress which she matched with a pair od Louboutins' pumps and of course her amazing blonde curls.


 

 Blake at "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" show chose a really nice palm leaves printed jumpsuit by Sam and Lavi. It's so casual but at the same time elegant. You can wear it with a bright red sandals like Blake did or with some flats of killer heels as your mood is.

 


Later she chose a broght hot pink semi stripe dress by KristinIt, which, of course, she paired with strappy purple sandals and a lot of bangles on her wrist.
 

Later she chose this colourful entire outfit by Roksanda Lockwood, wearing a bright blue and yellow coat with matched tight mid-lenght dress, everything combined with her loyal silver Louboutins' heels. She then decided to matched her eclectic outift with a laid down hair style with a low pony tail.


In the afternoon she wore an amazing off-the-shoulder printed dress by Zuhair Murad matching it with a pair of Louboutins (of course) and a pearl necklace and a chignon. Oh, she looks like she came out directly from 1950's!



Later she changed and she rocked a beautiful John Galliano ensemble: mini dress and coat matched with killer lace up sandals.


 
It's almost evening and she opted fot a total baby pink outfit: top, trousers and long coat by Cushine et Ochs. Should we talk about how gorgeous her hair are?? Omg, those locks!


Then she wore a "old but gold" black tight dress by Antonio Berardi with some gold appliques on the front. She paired her balck dress with some silver Louboutins heels and straight hair. Simple but effective.



And then, my favourite outfit! The Balmain black tight bodysuit and loose colorful pants paired up with a big green and gold waist belt. Gorgeous!




Selena Gomez, who I find a really nice girl since she began to sing and perform with The Scene (Omg, I think I've listened to Round & Round a million times!). I like her style, she's young so she wears outfits which are suitable for her age but at the same time elegant and  sexy but not too sexy.
Right now she's promoting her latest album Revival her her singles Good for You and Same Old Love through Europe and US.
She tried to beat Blake's record but she didn't make it.
She wore 10 outfits in 2 days.. fair enough!

While promoting she wore this little black dress  from David Koma matched with some black but simple sandals.



Later she wore a total black outfit: a fit sleeveless crop top and a long black skirt with a deep tear to show off her long legs.



She remained on the black with this silk jumpsuit and her loyal black sandals.




Selena, then, quickly changed for a snow white jumpsuit by Isabel Marant, which was decorated with super elegant gold buttons.


The next day she wore a delicate cream cashmere long dress and again her loyal black sandals. These sandals must be very comfortable! She always wore them!


Later she chose a mini black dress with classic black pumps.


At a live show she wore the simpliest dress: black and silver with some open toe boots.


After her performance she chose a very sexy black dress with deep neckline and tear. So sexy! The touch that I loved the most about this outfit was the headband with a little lace veil to cover her eyes... So fricking glamorous!


At the end of the night she opted for a little bit of sparkle with this orange, purple and black stripes of sequin of her black dress.



Selena opted for a black and white style, so classic and elegant. Blake instead dared for some bright colour for her outfits. What style is your favourite? Do you like it classic or would you dare a little bit more?
Personally I would love a mix between Blake's and Selena's styles.. It's ok being elegant but you always need something special  and extravagant in your wardrobe!
Who is your favourite? Selena or Blake? Let me know!!!

That's all for now



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venerdì 9 ottobre 2015

A Breath of Spring

From Milan to Paris.. Here we are again for the best Ready To Wear collections of  Paris Fashion Week.
Paris is one of the best locations for fashion, for example, Dior expressed itself creating a floral covered dome in the courtyard of the museum of Louvre. It was such a clever idea for the S/S  rtw colletions: in the middle of fall you can find a breath of spring made by a waterfall of blue and purple flowers in the middle of Paris.




For me Vivetta was a total suprise. I have to say that I never heard about this brand before.. but my bad! This collection is so fresh and cute! It's like we've been thrown in the 60's with all these bon ton but super fashionable young girls. I loved the pussybow blouses and all the big glasses and sunglasses with some floral appliques on them. However the thing that I loved the most was the cute floral band that some model rocked on the ankles or just underneath the knee.








Giorgio Armani is a classic: in his style, in his collections and his inspiration but it's always a success!
Armani's collections are usually famous for his classic styles which it fit perfectly for a mature style but this rtw collection has something more.. the old mixed with the new and modern. Classic shapes and colours with new materials, modern fabrics, twines and a lot of sparkling!






 Rochas opted for colourful metallic and pastel colours for this collection. The collection was characterized by mid lenght and embroidered dresses and amazing shoes. Some dresses and coats have an amazing and meticulous intricate work made of gold wires on a black back.
The shoes were a touch of extreme elegance with the stylised lace bow in the front. Their mid heel and the weave of the lace fabric confered to the shoe unprecedented elegance.







Chloe was defintely inspired by the 70's fashion. Honestly this collection reminded me a lot the film The Tenenbaum by Wes Anderson.
This collection mixed the sportwear with the bicolour tracksuits and the flower child lond and loose skirts or trapezoid mini dresses passing through long dresses to denim shorts with off-the-shoulders blouses.










Balmain was surely my absolute favourite. The collection was characterized by a lot of warm colours, a lot of suede and really tight waist belts. The pieces were so sensual and fierce with tight-skin jumpsuits, sparkling mini dresses, netfish skirts and a ot of cut-outs and flounces on the long skirts. The sandals were amazing: bright colour and all wrapped on the feet.










Lanvin melted the business woman and the bon ton girl.: perfect mix! The grey tailleur was a great piece modernized by sleeveless long jacket and low trousers' crotch. The mix of mature woman and young girl was perfectly characterized by the polka dots see through blouse with taylored shorts and bow as a belt matched with the classic grey coat. There were also long and super chic cocktail dresses alternated with super fluffy and cute mini dresses.






Dior this year was very minimalist. This collection was characterized by the main colours black and white with neat and simple designs and shapes. Dior chose long classic blazer matched with white virginal shorts or mini skirts alternated with cropped tops and suede jackets.








Rihanna also attended the show wearing an amazing pink loose Dior coat and hugh knee boots... and nothing else! Ahhh RiRi! As always she looked stunning!




Elie Saab was incredible as always. It's incredible how Elie Saab is capable of design the right kind of dress for every occasion without a sign of mistake. This collection is very young and colourful but at the same time sexy and elegant. The collection presented a lot of blockes of colours, floral patterns, stripes, patckwork of materials and at the end the classic Saab elegance with not too demanding cocktail dresses. It's definitely the kind of dresses that I will wear!

 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 

 
 
 

Giambattista Valli followed Elie Saab and his style. Both of them have similar design styles and they're both great! Giambattista Valli for this collection was mainly inspired by 60's and 70's fashion with short skirts and dresses, light colours, silk scarves on the neck and long, voluminous and bright dresses.
I'm always impressed by the shoes: laced-up sandals with sparkling silver sole or heel with some  floral appliques wrapped around it.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Saint Laurent was inspired by 90's grunge punk princesses. The collection was plenty of thin dresses matched with smoking blazers, denim over-sized jackets, leather "rock'n'roll" jackets or fur coats. Saint Laurent pushed on the image of a broken city princess that made the models wear a little tiara through their hair.
However, the thing that I loved the most was that Saint Laurent built this type of punk-chic princess who is always wearing wallie boots!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Chanel created a post futurist version of the classic lines of the dresses. In fact it's like Coco Chanel moved all her creations in 2030!  The collection had a lot of different patterns and fabrics that characterized all the pieces.

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
Karl Lagerfeld create a proper airport for the Chanel show with branded trollies and luggages, real professional flight assitants and stewarts at the check-in desks who were indicating to the models their way out through the gates. Karl was capable of trasform the cat walk in a proper first class airport where the metaphore of travel and fashion was brought to live. 

Welcome to Chanel Airlines!




What do you think about this parisian week? What's your favourite collection? Tell me your opinions! I'm curious!


That's all for now



Talk to you soon


If you want you can follow me on snapchat, I'll be very happy about it! ---> carolstbrother


Carol


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