Archive for October, 2010

I’ll just keep it to myself…In The Sun!

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Daca ati vazut filmul “500 Days of Summer”, va amintiti cu siguranta de Zooey Deschanel. Si daca vi le amintiti pe toate acestea, sigur va vine in minte si piesa “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I want”, cantata de atateaaa ori pe coloana sonora a filmului. Peformerii erau She & Him, aceiasi pe care vrem neaparat sa ii asculti astazi, acum, aici, cu o alta piesa, extrasa de pe albumul “Volume Two”, lansat anul acesta. Ah! FYI: trupa o are ca vocal pe Zooey Deschanel! Iar partea de…Him ii revine lui M.Ward. In the Sun!:)

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The Haunted Mansion of Gaia

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Ghosts and witches and creatures of fright! Don’t miss the call of the Halloween night and get ready to howl in Gaia’s moonlight! Bring your scariest costume and the tastier date! It can be even your vampire mate! This Saturday we’ll have plenty of treats including free make-up and tons of gifts! Just come over and show us your tricks!

Lea, transexualul fascinant al modei

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Daca ti-a cazut in maini editia de august a Vogue France, nu se poate sa o fi ratat. Sau daca amintirile iti sunt inca vagi, incearca sa rememorezi acel sentiment de usturime a ochilor pe care ii dilatasesi pana la ultimul strop de mirare. Acolo ai regasit-o pentru prima data pe Lea. O femeie cu trasaturi exotice, cu picioare interminabile si un par seducator. A pozat goala, en toute sincerite, cum ar fi zice francezii, intr-un profil care ne dezvelea intocmai si intr-un mod cat mai autentic aceasta sinceritate: organe genitale masculine. Lea este, de fapt, Leo, un brazilian nascut intr-o familie hiper religioasa, pentru care transexualitatea sa nu a reprezentat niciodata un subiect “negociabil”.

Asta pana cand Ricardo Tisci, directorul de creatie al casei Givenchy, l-a descoperit pe vremea cand inca era student la Central Saint Martin School of Art. Si astazi Tisci declara ca a vazut in Lea “o adevarata zeita”. I-a propus imediat sa mearga la o petrecere purtand pantofi cu toc, i-a echilibrat chipul deja foarte feminin, cu retusuri de make-up si o mica interventie asupra sprancenelor, iar de atunci o noua revelatie a produs un freamat nemaintalnit in lumea modei. Astazi Lea se pregateste pentru operatia finala, care ii va reda intru totul feminitatea. Intre timp, a devenit unul dintre cele mai solicitate modele, dovada – usor subiectiva? – sta in aparitia ei in campania publicitara a casei Givenchy pentru iarna acestui an, cat si inevitabilul statut de muza a lui Tisci.

Lumea modei si nu numai pare sa se bucure aproape in exces de aceasta spargere a barierelor si anulare a nedreptelor discriminari, insa intrebarea care ne roade este: de ce momentul adevarului a sosit de-abia odata cu ultima si decisiva interventie chirurgicala? Lumea inca are tendinta de a se scandaliza la umbra falselor pudori? Era nevoie de promisiunea ca acele organe genitale vor disparea, iar Lea va fi “normala”, pentru a putea digera si aplauda aparitia sa in sfantul Vogue? Sau e cazul doar de un act de curaj din partea unui transexual care va cuceri lumea si a unei publicatii care deja a facut-o? Sa ne bucuram de aceste date ca atare? Iata ce spune Lea: ” Nu imi permit luxul de a ma indragosti. Transexualii traiesc in mod ipocrit; e o variatiune la singuratate. Noi ne nastem si crestem singuri. Dupa operatie, suntem ca si renascuti, dar ramanem singuri. Murim singuri. Este pretul pe care il platim. Dar merita sa faci o alegere: intre a fi nefericit pentru totdeauna sau a incerca sa fii fericit”. Dincolo de tema fericirii, insa, noi credem ca Lea este cea mai noua si mai intensa provocare cu care lumea modei s-a confruntat in ultimii ani. Miza, insa, merge mult dincolo de moda. Gaia recommends you to think about this!:)

Vogue France

Givenchy Fall 2010 Campaign

Givenchy Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2010/2011

O ie pentru Yves!

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

“Am nevoie de o ie!!!”  Nu-i asa ca asta a urmat dupa ce ai aflat ca joia aceasta te invitam la un party very…Romanian Chic? E piesa traditionala de care ne declaram intotdeauna foarte mandri si nu din cauza vreunui avant patriotic, ci dimpotriva: pentru ca arata cool si pentru ca este mai fashion forward decat si-ar fi putut imagina creatorii ei initiali din singuratatea vailor vreodata. Cand se poarta etno, cand se poarta hippie, cand se poarta “mix it up”, cand porti jeans, cand porti mini, cand porti piele sau cand preferi botine, ia e mereu “in schema”. Sa fi fost si vina lui Yves Saint Laurent? Noi vom spune ca da:) Ba mai mult decat atat, in mod indirect si fara sa ne dam seama, poate tot el a ridicat, prin mijloace couture, cota turistica a Romaniei. Saint Laurent a inclus in anul 1981 intr-una dintre colectiile sale haute couture, o ie romaneasca, avand ca sursa de inspiratie tabloul lui Matisse, “La blouse roumaine”. Creatia a facut inconjurul lumii si a ramas, alaturi de costumul barbatesc si look-ul safari, o piesa iconica marca Yves Saint Laurent ( via portul traditional romanesc – sa nu uitam sa ne aparam orgoliul national!). Acum un an, daca va amintiti, piesa s-a aflat in vizita la Bucuresti, alaturi de cateva schite si desene ale maestrului, in cadrul unei expozitii gazduite de MNAR. Dar! Hai sa ne scuturam usor de nostalgia designerului, sa privim mai jos si sa facem in asa fel incat, joia aceasta, sa sarbatorim ACEL Romanian Chic! Keep your blouse Romanian and stay Chic in a Yves Saint Laurent unique way!


Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture

…Michelle Williams

…si Matisse

Dressed up for the Bodeguita!

Monday, October 25th, 2010

We dreamed of bodeguitas long before and a lot after, we danced and sang along, wore colors and flowers and crazy  hair so here are our picks for the happiest party ever!

Red it up and call her “chica”!

The prints that made our night

All the Cuban mix

Statement shoes and black&white

Rip off and add some stockings

One pimp style coat we love!

Hairs like hats

Naked in Color

Monday, October 25th, 2010

We went astray for a whole long night on that ile nue where we all loved beige and wore it up as good as it got! Minimal, precious, fluid or layered, beige was the color for us and for those outfits we’ve chosen out of so many:) Here they are!

Those boots are made for walking…

The oh-so-NUE touch

Sand meets Beige

Powdery tones fabulously layered

T-shirts are the real deal

Put it on the accessories!

Animal print always on! Gotta love the touch of red

Looks like white and it’s so nude! Adorable fringes!

La Boheme du Jour

Precious Lace

Hat, tie and leather accents

Fatboy Slim meets David Byrne

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

One would have never thought that this song will bring together a master of electronic music and a founder of the new wave Talking Heads. However, Fatboy Slim and David Byrne got their British-Scottish act together for this record we can’t stop listening to! It has Santigold’s amazing voice on it, so, let’s face it, has got it all! Please, do press play!
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Romanian Chic hosted by Loredana

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Nelipsita in costumul popular romanesc, purtata cu mandrie in lume de Regina Maria a Romaniei, sursa de inspiratie a celebrului Henri Matisse, emblema in imbracamintea boema si adusa chiar la rangul de haute couture de Yves Saint Laurent, ia este mandrie nationala! Sa gustam traditia in forma ei pura in aceasta joi la Gaia si sa ne bucuram de frumusetea actualului cu iz de trecut!

In Love with a Style Icon: Anna Dello Russo

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

What does fashion need most? Colors, fabrics, cuts? Models, designers, marketing? True! But what does fashion ULTIMATELY need to turn it all into history and make us all boys and girls, men and women altogether want to die for an item or, for that matter, for the whole signature story behind it? Think in terms of Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn, Catherine Deneuve and Yves Saint Laurent, Jackie O. and Gucci or Lady Diana and Christian Dior. These are the style icons! And they’re what the designers themselves and the whole fashion industry are after nowadays. They influence trends, catwalks, street style, magazine covers and books. Among them, our very favorite Anna Dello Russo. She’s 47,  has worked for Vogue Italia, she’s now the editor-at-large for Vogue Japan and never misses a Fashion Week.  She bought her first Fendi bag at 13 and she now has 4000 pairs of shoes and 250 black tuxedo jackets. She’s far from being a contemporary version of Sleeping Beauty but she’s more than we need in terms of fashion and style. She has just launched her own perfume called “Beyond” and is preparing to write a book. Here she is in an editorial for the November issue of W magazine, shot by Juergen Teller at her Milan home which consists of two adjacent one-bedroom apartments, one for Dello Russo and one for her clothes. Well, what can we say? A style icon’s gotta do what a style icon’s gotta do:) And she’s definitely one of them! A NEW style icon for a brand new era.

INFAMOUS STUDIO 54

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

 

The end of an era, the beginning of a wilder one! Generations battle!They say that the disco decadence of the “Studio” could never been topped. It’s our duty to prove that the nightlife history can be rewritten! It’s our time, it’s show time!Dress excentric, 80′s disco, wear wigs and funky make-up,come naked or on a white horse, just make sure you are this Thursday in Gaia!Vezi mai mult