Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Summer Style 09 or 10?

Hey Everybody!
I'm back after a break, and after personal journey. Big news : I've moved to Sydney, Australia. It's pretty amazing out here! I've heard Australia is one of those places you just want to be but after I got here I've realized how lucky I am. People in Europe freezing but here in Australia we have SUMMER. Actually it's arriving very soon with almost 40 C degrees yesterday when all you wanted to do was to get as soon as possible to Bondi Beach and dive into ocean's waves.
It's really amazing to have two summers in a row. The European one was pretty great but I've spent most of it working so wasn't really enjoying it. This time I got a second chance and I'm going to use it! This summer subject got me all thinking about one crucial thing. Last July/August I was prepared. Prepared for the summer obviously, knew all the trends and what I wanted to get. This time of year and with Australian summer I have one small question. Which season is it in here now??!! On one hand it could be Summer 2009 but then maybe Aussies are the season ahead and already getting the 2010 Summer trends? Believe me when I say it really could be quite challenging to figure this out but hopefully I will. Probably with the street style observation plus the help of Aussie Vogue and In Style, I will manage. I'm going to research now! Write you soon!
There is only one sad part about living in Australia - no H&M stores. Meaning? No Jimmy Choo Collection for H&M ;( You guys have no idea how sad I am. But I'm looking forward to hearing what all of you have to say about all those beautiful bags and clutches ... OK I really must go. The beach is the only place that can save me ;)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Sorry for the hiatus!!!

Hi Everybody!!!
I'm sooo glad that there are people checking out my blog! Please leave a comment from time to time so I'd know what you all think. I'm really sorry about quite a long hiatus - I've started a new job and have been quite busy in general! But the pause is over and I'm ready to put on my best game. A New Season has arrived and already I'm working on few posts about it. I'm really excited for the fall season. Write to you soon! Lena

Monday, July 13, 2009

The guys are back!

OK. So I am very excited seeing Entourage coming back to the small screen with its 6th season premiering tonight on HBO. This is one of my favorite shows out there and I hope it will never be canceled. Entourage shows the story of a movie star Vincent Chace (Adrian Grenier) and his friends that help him survive in Hollywood - his manager, driver, big brother and manager.

The guys hit the red carpet together accompanied by the wonderful women of the show to premiere their newest season at the Paramount Theater in Los Angeles on July 9th. Adrian Grenier looked very fashionably wearing Ferragamo (I love purple and grey mixed together). Also in attendance there were Kevin Dillon (Drama), Kevin Connolly (Erick Murphy), Jerry Ferrara (Turtle), my favorite Jeremy Piven (Ari Gold), Emmanuelle Chriqui (Sloan), Jamie-Lynn Sigler and many more.

With two Emmy 2009 nominations for the Best Comedy and Best supporting Actor - Kevin Dillon, Entourage is back in the game, unfortunately only for the next 12 weeks. Damn I wish they made the series longer ... ;)

Jerry Ferrara (Turtle) with his on - and - off screen girlfriend Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Stunning looking Emmanuelle Chriqui (Sloan)

Adrian Grenier (Vinnie) in Ferragamo

The gang, from left : Jerry Ferrara (Turtle), Jeremy Piven (Ari Gold), Kevin Connolly (Erick Murphy), Adrian Grenier (Vinnie Chace) and Kevin Dillon (Drama)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Last week in movies

With the summer all around it seems like if you're not spending your time at the beach and you're stuck in the city, you have only one option and it is - going to the movies. First of all cinemas have air conditioning and even though all of the best movies will premiere at the end of the year, now it's time to watch all the comedies and action flicks that are just coming out and will make the biggest amount of money for Hollywood producers this year.

Harry Potter and the Half - Blood Prince

For the last couple of days some of the premiers took place. Definitely the biggest and most anticipated one was a new Harry Potter movie. It had premiered in both London and New York. With Rupert Grint feeling better after his swine flu accident and new Burberry face Emma Watson looking gorgeous in both her Proenza Shouler dresses, who needs to see the movie?? Just kidding. The movie comes out in Europe this week and a lot of you will for sure see it.

Harry Potter cast in New York :

And in rainy London :

500 Days od Summer

This summery flick starring Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon - Lewitt is a story about a young girl who doesn't believe in love and a guy, who falls for her. I know from some people that actually has seen the movie that it shows a problem of first dates and infatuation form a different, fresh angle. Hopefully it would be just a little bit more than another shallow romantic comedy.

A lot of celebrities attended the special screening of the movie at NYC' Tribeca Grand Screening Room. A model Miranda Kerr and a Gossip Girl actress Leighton Meester both came to check out the movie. I must say I really enjoyed especially Leighton's outfit. As always she looked fab, this time wearing a colorful Emilio de la Morena shift dress with Alexandre Birman python peep-toe ankle boots.

Miranda Kerr :

Leighton Meester :

Friday, July 3, 2009

Fashion Week Berlin Spring/Summer 2010

For the last four days Berlin became a fashion capital of the world. It's been 3 years since the first Fashion Week took place in a German capital. With over 20 shows scheduled for these four days, we were able to see new collections from Schumacher, Escada or Boss Orange.

Some of the celebrities attended the event like German - born Diane Kruger, who came to support her friend and German designer Anja Gockel. Gockel presented very classy and casual style for every woman. "The slogan of this year’s spring/summer collection is „The real life of angels“. Today’s angels cannot be identified by their wings. Neither do they breeze through heavenly spheres. Their feet are firmly on the ground. They mesmerize us with their inner and outer beauty".

Pictured below : Anja Gockel's angels

Justin Timberlake came with Trace Ayala to Berlin to host viewing of their Fall William Rast collection. Justin is now at the promotional trip around Europe with William Rast collection. After Timberlake was chosen America's most stylish man by GQ magazine, I'm sure his collection will be bought by many all around the world.

Pictured below : William Rast collection

Pictured below : Sienna Miller arriving at Berlin Fashion Week and Justin Timberlake supporting William Rast fashion show

Pictured below : Diane Kruger in cute shorts supporting her friend designer Anja Gockel and in hot pink during Escada party

Short - shorter - the SHORTS

It looks like shorts became the main part of summer fashion. They look great both during casual days and well accessorized during parties in the evenings. Celebrities seem to fell in love with them too wearing shorts to many events as long as for shopping sprees.

Here are some of my favorite examples:

Lauren Conrad, Olivia Palermo and Kristin Cavallari:

Chloe Kardashian, Chloe Sevigny, Leighton Meester, Ashley Tisdale

Style crash of the moment - Charlotte Gainsbourg

Charlotte Gainsbourg is a child of a legendary couple - Serge Gainsbourg, a French singer and Jane Birkin - English actress and fashion icon (Hermes 'Birkin' bag is named after her). She was born in '71 in London and ever since she was a little girl, she was singing and acting in movies. I guess having parents like that it's hard not to. She was amazing in 'Prête-moi ta main' and 'La Science des rêves'. Lately she played with late Heath Ledger in 'I'm not there' and this year she can be seen in most anticipated movie by Lars von Trier 'The Antichrist', for which she got Palm D'Or in Cannes last May. I've just watched this movie and fell in love with her style once again.

Charlotte is known for her minimal fashion choices, which I love by the way. They are very French and look like she doesn't put any effort in thinking what to throw on in the morning. See the pictures below for some style inspiration.

Charlotte Gainsbourg celebrity profile

Charlotte Gainsbourg celebrity profile

Inspired by ... 90210

Actors from the new Beverly Hills 90210 series are back on the set of their popular TV - series shooting some beach scenes. From the pictures that leaked to the Internet we can see some colorful summery clothes. Since finally it looks like summer has started here in Poland I felt like it's time to think about some summer clothes ideas.

While spending some time searching the online Topshop store, I've found few pieces that reminded me of those 90210 girls are wearing. So here are my clothing options inspired by the picture. They are all chosen from topshop.com and they are really not that expensive (excluding Ray Bans obviously) so all of us can afford them.

Check them out and maybe you'll find something for yourself!

Naomi's style:

Bleach Hotpant - Price:£22.00, Pink Knotted Triangle Bikini Top - Price:£7.00, Two Tone Twisted Lock Bag in Aqua - Price:£35.00, Wooden Heart Necklace - Price:£9.00, Turquoise Ray - Bans £117.00 from polyvore.com (£73 for clothes + £117 for Ray Bans = £190 total)

Erin's style:

Frayed Hotpant Shorts - Price:£25.00, Knot Front Swimsuit - Price:£25.00, Pearl Knot Necklace Price:£12.00, Leather Tassel Cross Body Bag - Price:£32.00 (£94 total)

Adrianna's style:

One Shoulder Swimsuit - Price:25.00, High Waisted Basque Hotpant - Price:£28.00, Leather Metal Corner Bag - Price:£90.00, Owl Short Pendant - Price:£6.00, Pink Ray - Bans £115.00 from asos.com (£149 for clothes + £115 for Ray Bans = £264 total)

Monday, June 29, 2009

Miss Lucas in Details

I just wrote a post about Isabel Lucas last night and today her pictures appeared on the "Details" magazine website. Additionally to the photographs, there is a text about an Aussie actress. I really like a dress that she's wearing in the first two photos.

All of the pictures from this post are taken from details.com.

Sasha Baron Cohen is Bruno

He was Ali G and Borat. Now Sasha Baron Cohen created a new character. This time it's an Austrian - gay - fashion journalist Bruno, who travels again to America to make everybody uncomfortable. I wasn't a huge Borat fan but I think I might give Bruno a shot. From the trailer I see that he gets to go behind the scenes during the fashion week so it might be nice to get a scoop of a fashion world. During Cohen's Bruno tour around the world he dressed up accordingly to the place he had his premiere. For example in Madrid he wore a bull - like outfit and in London a guardian hat. He can for sure enjoy himself and have fun while dressing up. Nobody really knows why he decided to create Bruno but in my opinion maybe he wants to show us no to treat fashion so damn seriously and have some fun with it.

Los Angeles:







Sunday, June 28, 2009

Crystals are girl's best friends

Lately Swarovski's crystals can be found on everything : clothes, sunglasses and even furniture. We keep on forgetting that Swarovski is mostly known for its crystal jewelerry. Last Thursday Swarovski Crystallized opened a new NYC Store. The concept store opening in NYC took place just few hours after a tragic Michael Jackson news. There was a worry that celebrities and invited guests might not attend the party. Eventually the jewelry fans like "Gossip Girl's" Blake Lively or "Big Love's" Chloë Sevigny attended the party wearing Swarovski blings.

Celebrating opening of the new store, Swarovski partenered with a not-profit Charity : Water, which builds wells in developing countries. "The availability of clean water is such an important issue and it is wonderful to be involved in a project that is striving to make this basic resource available to all people throughout the world" - said the host of the evening Blake Lively. The Divine Rock Light Necklace created especially for this cause can be bought online on Swarovski website. All of the income from the sold necklaces goes to the charity. The cost of one necklace is $88.

The Swarovski Crystallized Concept Store is located at 499 Broadway in Soho, NYC.

Chloë Sevigny in Chloe

Lucy Liu

Blake Lively in Cavalli

Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci

The cover girl

I'm always thrilled to see Sienna Miller on the cover of a fashion magazine but when it's "Vogue" I am totally happy. I'm still waiting for my copy to arrive in the mail but I've just found this video on style.com and thought would share with everybody. We can see Sienna posing during the photo shoot as well as talking about her Broadway debut this fall. All of the designs from Vogue cover and editorial are chosen from the newest fall collections. Sienna looks great as always wearing those perfectly tailored clothes in these wonderful surroundings. With her new movie coming out soon (G.I. Joe) and theatrical appearance, no wonder Sienna once again became a cover girl for American "Vogue".

Below you can see magazine's scans with runway pictures of the designs Sienna's wearing :

Alexander Wang purple one - shoulder mini dress:

Nina Ricci fuchsia one - shoulder tunic :

Gucci emerald - and - black silk mini dress :