Archive for December, 2011

Eclipse Broadcast

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Empire of the Sun. Dac-am spune doar atat, ar fi mai mult decat suficient. Desi nu ii auzim decat din anul 2008, dupa un album si trei single-uri care au rasunat in toate topurile, Luke Steele si Nick Littlemore raman australienii nostri preferati, iar Empire of the Sun, unul dintre cele mai bune proiecte de muzica electronica din ultimii ani. “We Are The People”, “Walking on a Dream”, “Without You” sunt must-uri intr-o viata de om. Tot asa cum o sa fie si cea mai noua piesa a lor, Eclipse Broadcast.

Welcome to a Top Model’s Home!

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Voyeurismul n-a fost niciodata o cauza prea straina de rasa umana, iar curiozitatea nu mai e de mult o trasatura dominanta a femeilor. Ne place intotdeauna sa aflam, sa vedem, sa stim cum arata “habitatul” unei persoane, cu atat mai mult a unei figure publice, celebritati, icon etc etc etc. Din seria…”see it, learn it, maybe you’ll get to do it”.

Asa ca hai sa tragem si noi cu ochiul astazi la cum arata culisele unei case de top model, mai exact, a bizarei, interesantei si ultra-titratei Agyness Deyn. Casa sa din Williamsburg a fost recent scoasa la vanzare pentru suma de 2.5 milioane de dolari, iar cuvantul care i se potriveste este acelasi: “bizar”.

Impresii de mediu subacvatic, trimiteri la motive marine combinate cu influente de Dali, franturi de jungle africana si cateva semne de opulenta europeana sunt tot atatea directii pe care sa te pierzi. Nu ne este foarte clara senzatia pe care ne-o genereaza, dar nu ne lasam cu una, cu doua. Pana la finalul anului, vom afla in cate filme jucam la o singura trecere cu ochiul prin casa lui Agyness. Iar sentimentul – aproape garantat – va fi acelasi cu cel pe care l-am vazut cand am zarit-o in prima ei campanie: “Is she for real?”. And it ain’t bad.

 

Ann Demeulemeester’s Xmas Gift

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

De Craciun se intampla lucruri. Si – surprise, surprise! – nu doar din categoria “bucate traditionale romanesti”, ci si putin dincolo de orizontul domestic al sarbatoririi. Oamenii devin creativi si inspirati si, drept urmare, designerul Belgian Ann Demeulemeester a creat, la randul sau, o colectie-capsula special pentru Craciun, in colaborare cu thecorner.com. “Capsula” ramane cuvantul-cheie intrucat, ce sa crezi, colectia consta in patru piese – o vesta din piele si bumbac, un top din casmir si bumbac cu imprimeu de fulg de nea, o pereche de pantaloni (atat pentru ea, cat si pentru el) si un shopper bag din piele de miel. Preturile merg de la 430$ la 1290$ si pot fi regasite exclusiv pe thecorner.com. Ah! Si nu va asteptati la nicio culoare “craciuneasca” sau prea jucausa: Demeulemeester ramane o gotica incoruptibila, indiferent de calendare si sarbatori, asa ca toate piesele de mai sus se regasesc in culoarea ei statement: negrul.

Si pentru ca aceasta isprava sa nu treaca neaclamata, aceasta l-a rugat pe Erik Madigan Heck, artistul care a lucrat in egala masura cu Kenzo si Mary Katrantzou, sa realizeze in Antwerp un scurt film de…promovare a colectiei. Un film in alb si negru, in care modelele se definesc la limita dintre real si ireal, in care apar si dispar in feluri misterioase si contraste neasteptate. Let’s see and wonder!

 

We’ll say it again: Buna seara, iubito…

Monday, December 26th, 2011

We’ll say and you’d probably all agree by now that this has been one of the most amazing nights in Gaia’s history and, for sure, a 1st of December like no other that we will all proudly remember. We had Romanian evergreen tunes, we had Loredana and her awesome band, we had everybody sing along with them “Buna seara, iubito…”, we had the bold shoulders of the 80′s, the long, shiny dresses, the loud make-up and the reckless hairdo. To sum it up, pure 80′s Romanian perfection! Let’s celebrate it in pictures once more!

Trash Got Back!

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Man, we’ve waited for this Trash to happen again! And it did. Madly, badly, unexpectedly, with its coolest ways and nastiest styles, with a dream crowd and some tricks to hold on to till we’re in for the next crazy ride. Let’s rerun and rewind the best looks of the night!

THE MAGIC IS IN YOU

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Jingle those bells cause is not going to be a silent night!
Grab someone you love and hold him tight!
It’s been a hard year and sometimes you felt blue?
Keep always in mind that the magic is in you!

The tree is up, your friends are near
Listen to the music and let’s have fun my dear!
It’s Christmas night, when dreams comes true
Everything is possible cause the magic is in you!

Let The Knitting Begin!

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

We put out our best energies to turn Gaia into a cosy house of knitwear. We’ve built it up and wrapped it around in all the knitting tools you could ever see in an all time fashion chateau. You can take a close look at all the making of process right here below.

Until then, just keep in mind that tonight we’ve got some important winter trend to celebrate: we’re gonna wear it heavy, we’re gonna do it oversize, we’re gonna strut in knitwear and we’re gonna style it up with precious jewels, smooth heels and a hair to remember. You know knitwear is a basic component of fashion trends, season after season. However, there are times when it can simply not avoid being the star and stealing the thunder. This winter, knitwear has come strong on the world’s catwalk. Designers have embraced it and reinterpreted in manners one couldn’t even dream of, in all forms, colors, layers and wearing formulas.

Go for chunky pieces, may it be a sweater, shawl, a cap or a dress! Create contrast with accessories and colors and leave your hair run free. Keep your make-up nature-wise and act as natural as if in the middle of the woods. Knitwear is no game for calculated poses. Let the pieces fall or choose the more constructed ones. Wrap them around, wear layers, mix textures and add some sparkling jewelry! Play, invent, flirt, be unexpected! It’s time to knit yourself up and away!

 

Making Of …La Fabrique de Tricotage

La Fabrique de Tricotage

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

 

When you think of knitting it comes in your head the image of an old lady by the fire, lots of colourful yarns and needles? Well..think again! Time to break that mentality cause knitwear is the new top fashion trend! Feel free to wear over sized sweaters, knitted dress and your grandmother scarf! Play with volumes, colours, make it chic and compliment your silhouette or go for junkie with threads hanging and lot of holes.

Room Service Accomplished

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Fashionable maids and buttlers, this was truly your night to stand out! And, really, our rooms never looked cleaner and there was no room service ever as the one compared to what we got from you all night long. We loved your black and white allure, your waistcoats and bow ties, your aprons and shaving brushes! A Room Service to praise and some looks to remember!

The Book of Couture

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Daca esti pe meleaguri straine si ai acces la lucruri care la noi nu ajung inca (?!?) decat pe calea online-ului, asigura-te ca ai sa le surprinzi pe fashionistele din viata ta cu un cadou care se inventeaza once in a lifetime: Dior Couture. O antologie, un volum, o carte, un album…un masterpiece, in adevaratul sens al cuvantului. Pe scurt, un recueil realizat in stil portofoliu, care cuprinde peste o suta de look-uri si piese exclusiv haute couture din intreaga era Dior, pornind de la creatiile maestrului Christian Dior insusi si pana la succesorii sai Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan si John Galliano.

Fotografiile au fost realizate de renumitul fotograf francez, Patrick Demarchelier, textul aferent imaginilor fiind scris de Ingrid Sischy, redactor al editiilor europene ale revistei Vanity Fair. Din ceea ce am reusit sa intrezarim pana acum, Dior Couture este, fara doar si poate, cartea unei epoci si, fie ca ne place, fie ca nu…la mode c’est l’air du temps. Va invitam sa “rasfoiti”!