Monday, January 13, 2020

A CENTURY AGO

A century ago, during the Twenties decade, fashion was revolutionary and extravagant and wonderful.The hemline crept up the leg as the decade unfolded the back line dropped a little lower, but the neckline remained chaste and demure. The androgynous, youthful look came to represent the decade., though not every woman could carry it off. Thankfully there were several styles to choose from, as long as they had a low waist. Hemlines rose and dropped at least twice, skirts being at their shortest around 1927. The gown's straight silhouettes were often broken up or emphasized by geometric decoration, and different colorurs could be used for the top and bottom halves. Fuller skirts remained in fashion, becoming more prominent when hemlines were lower. But the 1920s are characterized by two distinct periods of fashion: in the early part of the decade, change was slower, and there was more reluctance to wear the new, revealing styles made popular. From 1925, the public more passionately embraced the styles now typically associated with the Roaring Twenties. Despite the brevity of their reign, knee-leigh evening gowns sprinkled with beads and sequins are probably the main garments associated with the Roaring Twenties.  

Dress by Paul Poiret 1922

Thalia Barbarova


Norma Shearer

Pyjamas by Edward Molyneux

Coco Chanel



Gilda Grey


 Louise Brooks


Tuesday, January 7, 2020

CLASSIC BLUE IN FASHION - COLOR OF THE YEAR PANTONE 2020

The United States Institute - that since 1999, every year, decreases its color of the year - has revealed what will be the color that will influence trends and market in 2020: Classic Blue, as a symbol  of hope and encouragement for the future.
Each season the team at the Pantone Color Institute creates the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report; a color overview highlighting the top colors fashion designers showing at NY Fashion Week will be featuring in their collections for the upcoming season. With color on the catwalk a key indicator of the color stories we can expect to see showing up across all areas of design, the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report is your easily accessible guide to the season’s most important color trends.
Classic Blue is a timeless and enduring blue hue elegant in its simplicity.
Here below classic blue in S/S 2020 collections:
TOP: Gucci - Mugler
DOWN: Marco De Vincenzo - Salvatore Ferragamo

TOP: Acne Studios . Alberta Ferretti
DOWN: Antonio Marras - Balenciaga

TOP: Boss - Carolina Herrera
DOWN: Balmain - Elie Saab

TOP: Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons - Emporio Armani
DOWN: Coach 1941 - Etro

TOP: Fila - Giorgio Armani
DOWN: Givenchy - Marni

TOP: Altuzarra - Alexander McQueen
DOWN: Akris - Anna Sui

Monday, January 6, 2020

GOLDEN GLOBE 2020 - THE LOOKS

TOP: Nicole Kidman in Versace - Priyanka Chopra in Cristina Ottaviano
DOWN: Reese Witherspoon  in Roland Mouret - Renée Zellweger in Armani Privé

TOP: Thomasin McKenzie in Valentino -  Zoe Kravitz in Saint Laurent
DOWN: Zoey Deutch in Fendi - Winnie Harlow in LaQuan Smith

TOP: Cynthia Erivo in Thom Browne -  Awkwafina in Christian Dior
DOWN: Rachel Bilson in In Brock Collection - Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Ralph & Russo

TOP: Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture - Cate Blanchett
DOWN: Ana de Armas in Ralph & Russo - Gillian Anderson in Safiyaa

TOP: Dakota Fanning in Christian Dior - Gwyneth Paltrow in  Fendi
DOWN: Helen Mirren in Christian Dior -  Jennifer Aniston in Dior Haute Couture

TOP: Jennifer Lopez in Valentino Couture - Jodie Comer in Mary Katrantzou
DOWN: Joey King in Iris van Herpen -  Kaitlyn Dever in Valentino

TOP: Kerry Washington in Altuzarra -  Kirsten Dunst in Rodarte
DOWN: Lisa Bonet in Gucci - Laura Dern in  Saint Laurent

TOP: Lucy Boynton in Louis Vuitton -  Margot Robbie in Chanel
DOWN: Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton -  Naomi Watts  in Armani Privé

TOP: Rooney Mara in Givenchy - Salma Hayek in Gucci
DOWN: Saoirse Ronan  in Celine - Scarlett Johansson in Vera Wang 

TOP: Shailene Wooldey in Balmain  -  Sienna Miller in Gucci
DOWN: Sofia Vergara in Dolce & Gabbana -  Taylor Swift in Etro

Friday, December 27, 2019

THE FLOATING VILLAGE OF KOMPONG PHLUK

Kompong Phluk is a floating village, it is a permanent community that has based its economy on fishing and is surrounded by flooded forest. During the dry season, you will be able to sight stilt houses rising up to 8 meters in the air while in the wet season, the water rises to within one meter of the edifices. To reach this village you need to travel about 40 minutes from the center of Siem Reap along the main road and then down a "side road".
You arrive at the start of the estuary from the river to Tonle Sap, It's interesting to see how the people live. There houses are on high stilts, but none touching the water. It is really nice to see all the houses on stilts and 'normal live proceeding'.
I would highly recommend also a boat tour towards the gigantic lake Tonle Sap.










Monday, December 23, 2019

BANTEAY SREI - THE TEMPLE OF WOMEN

Banteay Srei or Banteay Srey is a 10th-century Cambodian temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Located in the area of Angkor, it lies near the hill of Phnom Dei, 25 km north-east of the main group of temples that once belonged to the medieval capitals of Yasodharapura and Angkor Thom. Amazing with the three towers of Vishnu, Shiva n Brahma, Banteay Srei is built largely of red sandstone, a medium that lends itself to the elaborate decorative wall carvings which are still observable today, known as Women temple in Khmer. It is quite different from other temples in Angkor Area. This temple is out in the countryside about an hour by tuk-tuk from Siem Reap, but I highly recommend making the extra effort to go out and see it. Bantãy Srĕi was the only major temple at Angkor not built by a monarch; its construction is credited to the courtiers named Vishnukumara and Yajnavaraha who served as a counselor to king Rajendravarman II The foundational stela says that Yajnavaraha, grandson of king Harsavarman I, was a scholar and philanthropist who helped those who suffered from illness, injustice, or poverty. His pupil was the future king Jayavarman V. Originally, the temple was surrounded by a town called Īśvarapura.











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