Archive for July, 2011

Amy Winehouse was a Rockabilly. Let’s Rockabilly!

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

…with her big black hair and her black eyeliner and many-many tattoos and girly dresses and jazzy voice and live-forever-last-forever songs. Amy Winehouse made rockabilly fun and fierce again. Amy Winehouse was a fashion icon . Amy Winehouse walked on air and paced the style. She was a natural rockabilly. This Thursday, our tribute goes to a legend who lived it all on stage, from vice to love and from cocaine to deep suffering. She showed controversy, scandal, pain, talent and incredible genius.

This Thursday, make it all be as Winehouse as possible – bring out the flower dress, the polka dots and the animal print and team them up in hypnotic ways. Use leather and studs, say your boots “hello” and show us how tattooed you are. Let the hair go up and the eyes go witchy.  Be a natural. Wild can sometimes be fun!

Keep the best, praise the best of Amy Winehouse!

 

Vive la France!

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

The reds, the whites and the blues were all in the house to celebrate all the French you can get: French flag, French revolution, French brioches, French couture, French fromage, French everything that’s good, tasty, stylish and refined. We love France and Paris and fashion and cuisine and perfumes and for all of these and so much more we partied hard a la francaise and proudly screamed “Vive la France!”. Et voila la France!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now I ain’t sayin’ he a Gold Digger…

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Dupa ce ne-am batut mintea sezoane la rand ca sa intelegem care-i treaba cu goticul lui Givenchy via Riccardo Tisci si tocmai atunci cand ne gandeam ca nu mai e loc de alte intrebari, a venit numirea lui in functie la Dior, ca substituent timid al legendarului Galliano. Si tocmai cand ne scuturam de himerele gotice si ne pregateam pentru je-ne-sais-quoi-je-ne-sais-rien-ul ce va urma sub ocrotirea Diorissima, iaca vine rap-ul. Mhm. Exact asa. Cum ar veni, pana una-alta si pana ne bate Fashion Week-ul la usa, Tisci s-a gandit sa ne ofere un warm-up de creatie.

Mai precis, la solicitarea duo-ului Kanye West-Jay-Z, designerul a imaginat, semnat si realizat coperta albumului pe care cei doi titani ai rap-ului l-au generat impreuna, ‘Watch the Throne’. Unii spun ca aminteste de colectia masculina Givenchy a toamnei ce se apropie, altii ca este un mariaj destul de previzibil de gotic si grafic. Noi aproape ca am spune ca este o redare pe care in teorie am fi crezut-o imposibila, de couture si ghetto gold sau, mai exact, de couture si de ostentatie afro-americana cum numai Kanye West stie execute. Pentru melomani si fashonisti, available incepand cu 2 august.

PS : Nu in zadar a fost PR-ul masiv pe care l-a intreprins Kanye in front row-ul show-urilor Givenchy de pana acum. Christian (as in Maître Dior), à la vôtre!

ROCKABILLY – A tribute to Amy Winehouse

Monday, July 25th, 2011
A perfect combination of pin-up with punk rock. Amy adopted the look and made it look fresh yet retro. Rockabilly style has been strong since the birth of rock and roll. It has become a sophisticated yet still edgy look with big hairs, black eyeliner, trashy tattoos, red lipstick, girly swing dresses and leather jackets.
Guys should go for – slim-cut dark jeans, thin white t-shirts, tough leather jackets and boots!
Finally, when it comes to accessories, wear tattoo-inspired necklaces, leopard print or hounds-tooth purses, headbands or add a flower to your hair.

D is for Diva

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Divas here, Divas there, Divas everywhere! It was a Divas’ weekend at Gaia BoutiqueClub Mamaia and they so rocked our mood! Well, we first had to prove ourselves way too sexy for our (beach) hair but you know what they say: once a Diva, always a Diva!  So here go the Divas, the Divos, the young, the cool and the beautiful!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crave You, Crave Me…

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Flight Facilities. Asa te ia un dor de duca atunci cand auzi numele acestui duo, despre care nu avem prea mult inside information, de altfel. Doi DJ pasionati de muzica Indie si despre care inca nu se stie foarte sigur daca sunt din Trinidad and Tobago sau din Sydney, care sunt proaspeti pe piata si al caror single, “Crave You”, ne rasuna de zile bune in casti, urechi, boxe, case, masini. Let it play!

Stripes Live Forever!

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

This summer, it’s all about stripes! It all started decades ago with the legendary Coco and her androgynous ways and it started writing a timeless history under the name of  la marinière. It has soon become the signature and benchmark of 60′s sweethearts such as Brigitte Bardot and an epitome of the French ultimate chic.  An “enfant terrible” like Jean Paul Gaultier made it its primary case, James Dean wore it fiercely, Picasso was a fan, not to mention all time icons such as Audrey Hepburn or Natalie Wood.

For this summer, most designers have made their collections an infinite tribute to this timeless classic: white and blue and clean and minimal as in Celine’s or Jil Sander’s approach, colorful barroco as Prada intended it, sexy-cute according to Isabel Marant or incredibly playful in Moschino style, fashion houses sure had their way with the stripes this season! Let’s have our own during this intense Stripe Couture Festival, in the city and by the sea! Compliments of Gaia.

The Iconic

Coco Chanel

Audrey Hepburn

Natalie Wood

 James Dean

Picasso

 

The runway

Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture

Celine

Jil Sander

Moschino

Isabel Marant

Prada

Hussein Chalayan – A Paris Retrospective

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Cu speranta ca nu toti alergam vara spre “nisipuri arzande, valuri de clestar si soare intens” si ca vibe-ul metropolelor inca ne cheama in sezon cald, calea Parisului ramane cea pe care v-o recomandam cu draga inima.

Si pentru ca Parisul fara moda este ca Londra fara Regina-mama, exista un anume loc in care e musai sa ajungeti: Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Nu pentru arta decorativa in sine (desi nici asta nu ar fi tocmai o idee rea), ci pentru unul dintre conceptualii modei in care traim, Hussein Chalayan. Aici veti descoperi o expozitie dedicata unei retrospective a carierei sale.  Nascut in Cipru si educat la Londra, Chalayan se inscrie in categoria unei nise binecuvantate, iar aceasta expozitie omagiala ii surprinde intru totul contributia la istoria modei mondiale. Intitulata “Fashion Narratives”, aceasta include povestile din spatele creatiei, de la video-uri ale colaborarii cu Nick Knight pana la burqa stilizate si rochii electrice, intr-o naucitoare calatorie prin moda, frumusete si aura unui muzeu très à la parisienne.

 

We’ve got Flowers in the Garden!

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

There’s nothing better than a garden full of plenty, a setting full of flowers and a summer full of colors. We enjoyed it all, one by one and all together in Gaia’s own Avantgarden way. Flowers in your hair, hats full of flowers, floral printed dresses, stylish bed hair and gardeny easy-going mood to make us smile, dance, live and love! Hey, boys and girls, this is…Avantgarden!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Love of Scent

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Asteptam de mult sa va povestim despre asa ceva! Parfumuri, designeri, arta japoneza, designeri, parfumuri, iar, din nou, inc-o data, iar si iara…

Exista acest proiect cu totul si cu totul inovator, numit The Six Scents al carei scop este – evident – sa faca parfumuri, insa de fiecare data altele si de fiecare data intr-o alta interpretare si cu alte contributii. Mai exact, se iau cate sase artisti, de cele mai multe ori, designeri, care, in colaborare cu sase artisti-parfumieri recunoscuti vor crea sase arome. Totul intr-un scop nobil, mai exact, strangerea de fonduri pentru cauze caritabile.

 Sase designeri diferiti, din diferite colturi ale lumii sunt invitati anual sa faca o incursiune in trecutul propriu, in ceea ce a insemnat copilaria si adolescenta fiecaruia si modul in care toate acestea si-au lasat amprenta asupra a ceea ce sunt ei astazi.

 Vorbim de aceasta data despre creatiile parfumiere semnate de 3.1 Phillip Lim (impreuna cu Natalie Gracia-Cetto), Damir Doma (cu Yann Vasnier ), Henrik Vibskov (cu Louise Turner), House of Holland (cu Stephen Nielsen), Richard Nicoll (cu Rodrigo Flores-Roux) si Toga (cu Alexandra Kosinski). Cu atat mai ademenitor, proiectul s-a bucurat de aceasta data si de contributia unuia dintre cei mai aclamati sculptori japonezi, Azuma Makato, care a conceput special pentru aceste fragrante, un colaj digital care imbina viziunea sa cu design-ul flaconului si conceptul initial al fiecarui designer. A mix of fashion, fragrance and sculpture. A sense of perfection.