Thursday, August 25, 2011

I'M BLOGGER OF THE WEEK YAY!






Dear beloved readers. (stop)

I’m taking a break from the blog till September (only 6 days). (stop)

My thesis delivery is in a few days. (stop)

This telegram is getting very expensive. (stop)

lol (stop)

Wish me luck! (stop)



Well, 
in the meanwhile,
 I just want to tell you that 
Fashion-à-Porter as blogger of the week, 
which is a grand honor and honestly 
I couldn’t be happier!

Thank you very 
much!
  





Olá a todos!

Estou numa maratona para entregar a tese a tempo e horas e por isso não devo por os pés no blog até Setembro (também são só 6 dias).

Só passei mesmo por aqui para contar que o grupo de Facebook Portuguese Fashion Bloggers escolheu o Fashion-a-Porter para blog da semana! YAY!

Confesso que não estava mesmo nada a espera e não podia estar mais feliz com este reconhecimento! ♥  É muito recompensador ver a nossa dedicação e o nosso esforço reconhecidos.

Muito, muito, muito obrigada! ♥ 




Tuesday, August 23, 2011

RAGE (FASHION BUSINESS FILM) REVIEW AND LINK (not spoilers)





THIS SALLY POTTER'S REVOLUTIONARY MOVIE
CREATED A NEW GENRE CALLED
NAKED CINEMA






Rage is a brilliant performance movie that pushes all the boundaries in form and distribution, (first film ever released on a cell phone), but unfortunately, not for everyone's eyes. If you are a mainstream-blockbuster kind of viewer don't even bother to watch it, 'cause you'll almost certainly be bored to death. 

It's a back to the basics in a series of monologues, where you have, actually, to use your imagination to figure out the whole action, throughout noises, emotions and other clues. Which is kind of attention grabbing (at least for me), because it ends up being your own personal "movie"/ interpretation of the story. 

What I found so fascinating about this movie was the whole irony behind it. Do not expect a normal plot, cause it was made out of randomness, clichés, effective close ups and absurdity. Which also feels very genuine, intriguing and captivating. 

And I don't know if you noticed (if you haven't seen it yet, is a good tip), but the colors of the background changes accordingly with the personality and mood of the characters. And you can also tell by the colors that some of them actually change emotionally during the "week". 

It's not a typical fashion business movie. It talks about the power of new media relationships (bloggers/audience/networks), the ugliness of fame obsession, naivety and capitalism - there is nothing new about the subjects, to be honest - in a series of intimate interviews at the backstage of a fashion show, shot by a schoolboy on his cell phone camera, for a "school" project. However, what started as a school project ends up as a murder investigation (not going to spoil). 

The cast is amazing:  
  • Jude Law as Minx (lovely)
  • Steve Buscemi as Frank
  • Judi Dench as Mona Carvell
  • John Leguizamo as Jed
  • Dianne Wiest as Miss Roth
  • Eddie Izzard as Tiny Diamonds
  • Riz Ahmed as Vijay
  • Bob Balaban as Mr. White
  • Lily Cole as Lettuce Leaf
  • Patrick J. Adams as Dwight Angel
  • David Oyelowo as Homer
  • Adriana Barraza as Anita de Los Angeles
  • Simon Abkarian as Merlin
  • Jakob Cedergren as Otto
Sally Potter is also a visionary and very clever in understanding the power of giving power away in this New Millennium paradigm.

Pépa Xavier

You can watch it HERE

Monday, August 22, 2011

FAVORITE FALL TRENDS






COLOR BLOCK
GRAPHIC PATTERNS
METALLIC GOLGDISH COLORS
PETER PAN COLLARS 
BOLD COLORS
3D FLOWERS
SEQUINS 
TRANSPARENCIES
POLKA-DOTS
BOWS
60's & 70's















1. Maria Palm by Honer Akrawi 
for Madame Germany 
June 2011

2. Anja Rubik by Josh Olins 
for UK Vogue 
September 
2011

3. Jessica Hart by Santiago Esteban 
for ELLE España 
August 
2011










Sunday, August 21, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

NEW STORE ON THE BLOCK



Mademoiselle Tara
(little "sister" of Tara Jarmon)
IS MORE THAN D-E-F-I-N-I-T-E-L-Y
ON MY SHOPPING LIST THIS
FALL/WINTER 











Thursday, August 18, 2011

ADVANCED STYLE: AGE AND BEAUTY (inspirational video)



THIS SHORT-FILM IS A 
must watch!

Advanced Style: Age and Beautyfrom Ari Cohen on Nowness.com.


by Lina Plioplyte and Ari Seth Cohen
on nowness.com

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

IT'S A WOMAN'S WORLD (MIU MIU'S SHORT FILM)





MUTA 
directed by Argentinean Lucrecia Martel 
is a personal reflexion on the transformative power of femininity.


 An all-female world 
of symbolism, hidden meaning and intrigue 
featuring Miu Miu’s Fall 2011 collection 
and Noir sunglasses
 collection.



Tuesday, August 16, 2011

NEW OBSESSION:




DANNIJO

METAL COLLARS







PHOTOS: DANNIJO.COM