Friday, March 14, 2014

March Madness

The March happenings.
The forever-fashionable Hollywood stars.


I thought I could start with Hollywood's latest comedy gal: Lena Dunham, and her gorgeous Glamour cover.
I love Lena Dunham. There is just no way around it.
Although she gets a lot of (mostly nudity-related) grief for her controversial show, I think she is such a strong and powerful role model for women today. 
Not only does the 27-year-old have her own HBO series -which she writes, directs and stars-, the woman is not afraid to speak her opinion. I loved that she took a stand in the whole Dylan Farrow scandal, and that she wasn't afraid to speak her mind even if it might be going against one of Hollywood's legendary directors.

【★】


Lara Stone and the Game of Thrones's Kit Harington, grace the pages of Vogue and look absolutely perfect.
The pair was photographed by Peter Lindbergh, and the end result was something between a fantasy and a fairytale.


【★】


The ultimate power suit. YES.
Mindy Kaling is probably one of the coolest chicks in Hollywood. 
The writer-actress-producer-comedian is not only adorably quirky and funny, but she is as fashionable as they come, with the ultimate girly girl style.
Mindy wore this gorgeous coral-pink power suit to the SXSW Festival. Adorned with a beautiful necklace and color-blocking with the shoes. 


What do you think?

Best!

Francesca


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Chanel Glamorizes everyday routines


All hail Chanel.
The fashion power house has once again managed to surprise us all with its latest fall/winter Paris fashion show.
This year, the fabulous Karl Lagerfeld orchestrated a faux supermarket -with everything from trolleys to non-perishables and cash registers. 
The models treaded down the supermarket aisles runway, embodying the dazzling and debonair housewives we are used to seeing in amc's Mad Men.
Although a raging feminist myself -hence I have a natural hatred for the portrayal of women in the 50s-, I loved the Chanel supermarket. Lagerfeld always finds a way to surprise us (remember last year's art gallery?), and this year was no different.


Moreover, Lagerfeld described his latest fashion show masterpiece as "un grand magasin" or a huge megastore. His attention to detail is also evident in all of the labels (all Chanel products) and every aspect of the show -including the signs and trolleys.


In an interview with the NY Times, Karl Lagerfeld said:

"Why a supermarket? It is something of today's life and even people who dress at Chanel go there- it's a modern statement for expensive things"


The atmosphere: rows and rows of supermarket non-perishables and perishables decked with the gorgeous CC logo. 
At the end of the show, fashionistas could take Chanel's fresh produce and candies.


The names of the products were a play of words with all things Chanel: 
from a can of tuna named "Delice de Gabrielle" to Cambon cheese (in honor of the Rue de Cambon, where she had her first shop).


And the collection was absolutely amazing!


Epitomizing a fashionable remake of Olivia Newton's Let's get physical (the pink jumpsuits), but of course with the undeniable Chanel glamour, largely due to the ever-present tweed.


Pearls, prints, leggings and sneakers. The collection was a hit everywhere, and it probably is one of my favorite Chanel collections.


What do you think?
Are you a fan of Lagerfeld's over the top fashion show-experiences?
What do you think of Chanel's new sporty collection?
I simply can't get enough of it..

Thank you for checking in!

Francesca♡


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

✬Oscars: Fashion Repercussions✬


The OSCARS. The culmination of Hollywood glamour
Above, all the fabulous gowns worn by all the Academy Award winners. From Audrey Hepburn's white Givenchy to Gwyneth Paltrow's pink princess Ralph Lauren gown.

The Oscars are the perfect event for designers to showcase their most beautiful haute couture creations, at the hand of their hand- picked movie star.

Below, a few of the gorgeous gowns that graced this year's Oscar's red carpet:


Lupita Nyong'o in Prada, Charlize Theron in Dior, Amy Adams in Gucci 
and Jennifer Lawrence in Dior.



Cate Blanchett in Armani, Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab, Jessica Biel in Chanel 
and Kristen Bell in Cavalli.



Naomi watts in Calvin Klein, Kate Hudson in Versace, Camila Alves in Gabriela Cadena 
and Jada Pinkett-Smith in Versace as well.



Anne Hathaway in Gucci, Emma Watson in Vera Wang, Anna Kendrick in J Mendel 
and Julia Roberts in Givenchy.

There were a lot of bold colors and sheer fabrics, with little to no cleavage.

What do you think of this year's Oscar dresses? 

I have to admit one of my favorite gowns has to be Camila Alves's soft pink Gabriela Cadena. The gown is girly and classic, with a long drape of fabric on one side. It compliments her glowing olive skin beautifully and it has an amazing fall.

What do you think?

Thank you for visiting!

Francesca


Monday, March 3, 2014

Fashion's Newest Star: Lupita Nyong'o


Lupita Nyong'o, the latest academy award winner -for her debut feature film might I add- is one of the most talked about fashion icons today.
Born in Mexico and of Kenyan descent, the beautiful and charismatic Lupita attended Hampshire College and later obtained an MFA in the Yale School of Drama. 



Talk about getting of on the right foot, the gorgeous Mexican-Kenyan actress has had one of the most spectacular -and dare I say jaw dropping- array of gowns this award season. Earning her one of the most sought after titles in Hollywood an oscar winner that of a fashion icon.


From a red Ralph Lauren to a turquoise Gucci, the versatile fashionista isn't afraid of color or cut-outs. And there is no doubt that she can do it all!


Lupita wore a beautiful pleated mint Grecian gown designed especially for her by none-other than the household fashion brand: Prada.  


In the red carpet, the lovely star of 12 years a Slave spoke to the the always fashionable E! correspondant, Ryan Secreast, and said..
"This gown was made for me, it's a blue that reminds me of Nairobi
so I wanted to have a little bit of home"

What do you think of the beautiful Lupita? Are you a fan of her colorful gowns?
I'm especially a fan of the gorgeous mint-turquoise gown she wore to the Oscars.

Thank you for checking in!

Francesca



PS: Need another reason to fall in love with her?
Just click here to listen to her heart-felt acceptance speech at the Oscars. There is no doubt in my mind that you will be that much more in awe with how beautiful this young actress is inside and out.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Material Girl around the globe

Rita Ora is -once again- gracing the beautiful Material Girl ads, and this time the chosen destination has been the flamboyant Miami.

The beautiful and stylish songstress described the original Material Girl as "such and inspiration to so many people" and said: "It's really good fun being the face of something so exciting."




And here..  previous Material Girl ads, around the globe.

Georgia May Jagger rocking the streets of Hollywood in a fabulous convertible.

The blonde bombshell (aka the fabulous songstress Rita Ora) posing around her native London town.


What do you think of the around the globe Material Girl ads?
Do you like the latest Miami ads?


Thank you for checking in,

Francesca

Friday, February 7, 2014


With the summer slowly ending (yes, I'm a southern hemisphere gal), classes are starting and it's time for all of our old routines to take over.

Hello Again!