Monday, April 26, 2010

Favorite looks of this week 19-25.04.2010

Taylor Swift wearing a Marchesa gown:

Cameron Diaz started her day in a Proenza Shouler dress and finished it at the "Shrek III" premiere in a Lanvin dress

Amanda Seyfried in Victor & Rolf Resort 2010:

Drew Barrymore in Oscar de la Renta pre-fall 2010:

Zoe Saldana in Balmain Fall 2010:

Nicole Kidman in L'WRen Scott Fall 2010:

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Pastel Pink obsession

I've just seen the newest movie by Jane Campion „The Bright Star". And I must say I really loved it! It's one of the most graphic and artistic films I've ever seen. The characters and interiors look like they were hand painted in beautiful pastel colors. The color that was seen most often and I must say caught my attention was pink pastel.

While searching through the SS10 collections and what’s being sold in stores I’ve found a lot of dresses, skirts and accessories that are perfect to wear for the spring. As we all know pastel pink is a romantic color and what color is better to wear in spring when people fall in love and want to share their happiness with everybody else.

Pastel pink looks great with other colors from the pastel family like baby blue for example but it also looks great while compared with the natural background. Like in „The Bright Star“, try to wear it for a walk to the park or to the forest. Be romantic!

My little collage presenting pastel pink inspirational products from SS10 Collections:

Pictured above:

- Emilio Pucci asymetric jersey dress $1,435
- Kara by Kara Ross 14-karat gold-plated triple-stone ring $255
- Lanvin le genereux soir sil bag $1,120
- Marni polka dot silk-satin camisole $360 and briefs $145
- Miu miu cat-print silk blouse $955
- Thakoon draped silk-georgette top $1,365
- Versace silk-knit bodysuit $1,375
- Versace Python cutout platform boots $1,995
- Versace Studded leather mini skirt $2,295
- Pastel pink lambskin handbag inspired by the Chanel boutique gift bag
- Halston Heritage Halterneck stretch-jersey dress $455

All of the items can be found at

Karl Lagerfeld is doing coke

Karl Lagerfeld has never hidden that he loves to drink Coca Cola light. In one of the interviews he admited that back in 2001 he's lost around 30kg with coke's help and it remains his favourite drink until this day. Now he could have thanked Coca-Cola company by designing the limited bottle of Coca-Cola Light. As you can see from enclosed pictures the Lagerfeld's white bottle shows designer's silhouette in black with his signature and Coca-Cola logo also in black. The word light and bottle's cap are pink.

The picture for coke light's ad was taken by Lagerfeld himself. He's chosen models Coco Rocha and Baptiste Giacobini to pose for him for the picture. The limited Coca-Cola bottle is sold together with a bottle opener. It costs approximately 50 euros and can be bought in Parisian stores Les Galeries Lafayette and Colette. Anybody going to Paris in the near future?

Ella Simms' style (Melrose Place 2009-2010)

The new "Melrose Place" series came to an end, at least its first season. I must say I am a fan of both the old and new series and really hope to see it back in the fall. While waiting for CW's announcement, I'd like to pay a little tribute to a "Melrose Place" character Ella Simms, played by Katie Cassidy. Ella Simms is a blond and beautiful publicist, who'd like to make her name in a PR business and is ready to do it at any cost.

Katie Cassidy was first spotted by me in a "Harper's Island" series, where she played a fiancée to the main character. She is slowly making her way to the top in Hollywood just as her character in "Melrose Place". She will soon be seen in the remake of "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and hopefully coming back to the "Melrose Palce" set to again wear shoes and clothes of Ella Simms.

A lot of viewers choose to watch "Melrose Place" especially for Cassidy's character. She's a hard working, savvy and always perfectly dressed PR girl. What I love most about her style is that she's not afraid of trying different things. She wears a lot of short dresses, cool jewellery but also puts on great, big hats or black gloves. Whatever she wears, she always looks fabulous. I really like especially her work style. The way she combines little dresses with cute jackets just makes me want to work for her agency and be able to wear all of those amazing dresses to work.

Favorite looks of this week 12-18.04.2010

Maggie Gyllenhaal in an Acne dress and a sweater by Ann Taylor LOFT for Fall 2010

Camille Belle in an Yves Saint Laurent gown

Camille Belle in a Jason Wu dress from Spring 2010

Diane Kruger in a Roland Mouret dress from Spring 2010

Zoe Saldana in Lanvin from Spring 2010

Sex and the City 2 is coming!

I genuinely cannot wait for a new Sex and the City movie to come out. It feels like it's been ages since the last film hit the cinemas and I'm really looking forward to the new adventures of Carrie and her friends. I'm a huge fan of the series and didn't really know what to expect before the first SATC movie came out but I must admit I was in the group that really loved it. Girls seemed more mature but they still were those New York label-loving characters we all love so much. Now two years after the premiere of the first movie, the sequel is going to out next month on My 26th. It's really exciting as we were able to see two of the posters, previews and of course lots of lots of pictures that were either taken by the paparazzi or by random people who were able to spot the cast on their shooting sets (lucky bastards hehe).

There are many surprises coming in the next instalment of the SATC. First we've seen Sarah Jessica Parker shooting scenes with other actresses wearing clothes that were screaming 80s. Now we know that there are going to be some scenes when Carrie is going to remember her times when she first arrived in New York City. I think that is going to be a great part of the movie as well as girls' travel to Abu Dhabi. But I've saved the best for the end. In the second trailer of the film we can see that Carrie is going to meet Aidan! Thank God Aidan is back. I thought she should have been with him in the first place ... but anyway it looks like Carrie will have some BIG decisions to make.

And of course fashion. When first SATC2 poster was shown to the public all the fashionistas wanted to know what Sarah Jessica Parker was wearing on it. It turned out to be a simple, white Halston Heritage Stretch-jersey V-neck dress. It's available at for $325. Some sizes are still available so hurry to get yours! She paired her dress with an Egyptian styled necklace, golden aviators by Mykita & Bernhard Willhelm FRANZ for $525.00, which are sold on Patricia Field's website but are unavailable at the moment and finished it with gold-glitter Laboutins. It seems like white and gold are going to be very in vogue this season.

Just one more months and the movie comes out. I don't know about you but I'm counting the days!!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Favorite looks of this week 5-11.04.2010

Chloë Sevigny in Proenza Shouler from Fall 2010 collection:

Heidi Klum on the cover of May's "Cosmopolitan" wearing Emanuel Ungaro from Spring 2010:

Demi Moore in Marchesa Fall 2010 dress at the "Joneses" premiere:

Rachel Bilson in a Preen dress from Fall 2010 collection:

Gisele Bündchen in Hervé Léger from Resort 2010 collection:

Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl wearing Marc by Marc Jacobs dress:

Leighton Meester in Giambattista Valli Spring 2010:

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Rest In Peace President Kaczynski and Polish Government

I know it's not a fashion related post but today a great tragedy happened to my country - Poland. Our President, his wife and other 94 great politicians, military men and civilians died in a plane crush in Smolensk, Russia. Here in Poland we sill can't believe that this great tragedy had happened and so many people had died. It's a mourning time for all the Poles. Let God save all of their souls. R.I.P.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Magdalena Frąckowiak is the new Louis Vuitton's face!!!

Polish supermodel Magdalena Frąckowiak has been chosen by Louis Vuitton to become the face for their new bag/suitcase ad campaign! Magda, who has been a cover girl for “Vogue” 5 times and a face for print campaigns for Ralph Lauren, Alessandro Dell'Acqua, and Oscar de la Rent, has scored for the first time in her career such a big and prestigious campaign. She advertises the classic line called „Monogram Idylle”. I just want to say how happy I am for Magda. She looks amazing in the pictures. I believe there are big things coming for her in the future. But for now New York – based model has something to celebrate. Go Poland!

Friday, April 2, 2010

History of the “it” bags

Chanel 2.55

This is definitely one of the most popular bags in the world. Those who can afford it buy it in different sizes and colors. Not everybody knows that it’s not just a random bag with Chanel logo on it but a symbol of changes made in world’s fashion back in the day. Coco Chanel was a true visionary but also liked when things were comfortable for women. In 1920s she said no to carry her bags in hands only and she’s decided to design a bag that would free her hands. Based on soldiers’ bags she’s added straps to the bag and introduced her innovation to the market in 1929. After the war in 1954, when Chanel came back successfully to the fashion world, she’s shown an updated version of her bag to the modern women. Since the bag was created in February of 1955, the bag was named 2.55. This year it was celebrating its 55th birthday and it still has the power to make a girl crazy about having it. Who wouldn’t want to get the classic black quilted caviar Chanel 2.55? I know I would. It’s timeless, classic and goes with everything!

From left: Chanel's new face Lilly Allen, Alexa Chung, Lauren Conrad

Hermès Kelly Bag

The Legendary Hermès Handbag is named after Hitchcock’s favorite actress and later on Monaco’s Princess - Grace Kelly. It’s one of the most famous bags of our times. Together with its sister – the Birkin Bag – they are the two handbags all of the fashionistas would want to get during their lifetime. Hermès Kelly Bag first came out in 1956. It became a huge success straight away thanks to Grace Kelly, who was appearing in public with it to keep her pregnant stomach hidden behind it. Suddenly eyes of the press focused on the Hermès bag, with pictures appearing is such magazines as “Life Magazine”, where it even made a cover. Shortly after it became an “it” bag of the glamorous 50s age in Hollywood. Kelly bag is a statement. It shows the status of a person carrying it. Until this day celebrities and socialites keep using its power to show their importance. The bag costs around $3,000 - $6,000. But even if you can afford to get it, there is still a long list of people who want the same thing. Apparently there is a 3 – year – long list of admirers, who dream about getting it. And I believe it’s worth to wait for a while.

From left: Kate Moss, Catherine Zeta - Jones, Victoria Beckham

Birkin Bag

The second of Hermes’ bags is called Birkin after British actress and singer Jane Birkin, who’s spent most of her time living in Paris. The Birkin is considered number one by a lot of celebrities, business people and even royalty. They say that when you’ll get a Birkin, you don’t need any other bag, because it’s as perfect. While looking at the pictures of Victoria Beckham, Katie Holmes or Heidi Montag, it’s hard not to agree. They seem to go well with everything. With vast amount of colors and sizes, everybody could find something that suits them best or follow Victoria Beckham’s footsteps and get all of them in all the colors and sizes there are! In “Sex and the City” Samantha Jones is trying to fasten her position on a waiting list, where usually people must wait for about 8 months to 6 years to get one. So what is the story of a Birkin bag? It says that during one flight from Paris to London in 1984, Jane Birkin sat next to Hermes chief exec Jean-Louis Dumas. She told him that it’s hard for her to find a nice and comfortable weekend bag. Supposedly this thought gave him the idea to design such a bag. The price for Birkin starts at around $5,000. The same as with Kelly Bag, it’s hard to get it before waiting for it for at least one year. The only way to get it faster is to create a good relationship with a salesperson, who might put you on a special shopping list. Birking bag is one of the most luxurious things out there. It’s loved and desired by many but the only way to get them faster than through a waiting list, is to buy one on e-Bay, where people like Michael Tonello, author of Bringing Home The Birkin, sold them and made a fortune. In his book he describes a way to make salespeople sell the bag to him. Afterwards he was selling it on e-Bay to all of those impatient women, who were willing to pay more for their Birkins. Birkin bag during years has become more popular that its sister Kelly. It now has the status of “it”bag of all.

From left : Kelly Osbourne, Katie Holmes, Lindsay Lohan

Fendi Baguette

I guess we all remember Sarah Jessica Parker totting it around in Sex and the city circa 1999. I remember thinking that this bag makes a statement even though is so small. Apparently this is also the reason for designing it. Silvia Venturini Fendi, who is “Baguette’s” creator, said that it’s a perfect bag for everyone, since each and every one model is like a mini piece of art that would make every outfit special. It comes in different colors and fabrics. Even though it is so small that can basically fit keys, lipstick and some change, it still is one of the most worshiped bags in the world. The price of Baguette starts at £1,000.

From left: Sarah Jessica Parket, Mandy Moore

Louis Vuitton Speedy Bag

The Speedy series are probably the most recognized series of bags in the world and they definitely are Louis Vuitton’s best sellers. In 1959 LV has decided to give a little face-lift to its signature Monogram Canvas but if it wasn’t for Audrey Hepburn, we might have never gotten a chance to be totting around beautiful Speedy Bags. In Roman Holiday Audrey is carrying her Louis Vuitton suitcase. She wanted to get something smaller and lighter to go with it. And so LV designed the Speedy bag for her! Her personal LV was a Speedy 25. She used 30 a lot as well but it’s the size 25 that remained Audrey’s forever. LV’s Speedy bag is also the one that gets copied most The fake versions can be bought all over the world and that’s why for some people Speedy bag got boring, because everybody has one. I personally don’t agree with this idea – an original Vuitton is a classic, something that would never be passé and we should definitely say no to fakes.

From left: Paris Hilton, Hillary Duff, Jennifer Love - Hewitt

Dior Saddle

Dior’s most famous bag is inspired by a horse’s saddle. It was a total innovation in a handbags’ shape when it first came out. It incorporates a stirrup, buckle, bit, rivets, a giant metal ‘D' and various jangly spurs and horsy bits. It’s another bag after Fendi “Baguette” that has been made famous by Sarah Jessica Parker in the Sex and the City series. Designed by John Galiano in 2000 became immediately a huge success. Sarah sported all kinds of “saddles” and definitely had fallen for the western look of the bag. The only problem with the “saddle” is which one to choose?

From left : Misha Barton, Sienna Miller

Balenciaga Lariat/Motorcycle bag

It has been my dream to own one ever since I’ve seen Sienna Miller with it back in 2005. Still, whenever I see them, I have a true moment of happiness! In my opinion Lariat is one of those perfect bags. It has great looks and goes perfectly with both jeans and dresses. When in 2001 Gucci Group (PPR) bought Balenciaga, designer Nicholas Ghesquière started thinking about creating a bag, which could combine his techno dark style with French classicism and bikery style. His creation wowed everybody, especially a lucky group of 30, which he gave his bags to. The group included Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Chloë Sevigny, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Carine Roitfeld. This marketing action turned out to be a great idea – celebs got photographed with bags all around the world and soon Motorcycle’s bags became the most wanted item of the season. Until this day they remain a bag to have.

From left: Sienna Miller, Paris Hilton, Kate Moss

Chloé Paddington

When it came out in 2005, it’s been sold out immediately and didn’t even make it to the shops’ shelves. Ladies fell in love with this a bit funny looking bag with its oversized clunking lock. Personally I fell for this lock as well. With Balenciaga Motorcycle bag still in my head, Chloé’s Paddington made my list as well. A lot of actresses and celebs followed the trend. It’s been 5 years since Paddington first came out but it’s still in high demand with waiting lists all around the world. Paddington is considered the number one bag for “boho” style lovers. There is no wonder then why such “boho” style icons like Kate Moss and Sienna Miller are both fans of this Chloé bag.

From left: Kate Bosworth, Misha Barton, Katy Perry

Marc Jacobs Stam

Marc Jacobs’ bag was named after Canadian model Jessica Stam, who is a designer’s close friend. The story says that Jacobs created the bag for a model, because she didn’t have one, where her whole portfolio would fit. Ever since 2006, when the bag came out, it gathered a huge mass of admirers. The classy look a la Chanel with golden chain and accessories gives the bag an elegant but modern look. The price for it starts at $1350 for smaller versions and $1450 for the original size.

From left : Jessica Stam, Ashley Tisdale, Jennifer Lopez

YSL Muse

Ever since this ‘it' bag came out first, it was pretty much always sold out immediately. It has been spotted with a lot of celebrities like Naomi Watts, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Moss, Jessica Alba and others. The price starts at over $1000 but it doesn’t stop fashionistas all around the globe in getting them in different colors. The Muse has an oval design with double zip and big straps, which gives it a perfect proportion. The bag was launched in 2006 and it virtually became an overnight success. Despite the launch of its newer sister Muse II in 2008, it’s still more popular and desired.

From left: Lindsay Lohan and Khloe Kardasian

Mulberry Alexa 2010?

I’ve decided to put this bag on a list but with a question mark since it’s just appeared in stores and is a part of Mulberry’s SS10 collection. I fell in love with this bag ever since I saw it. It’s a new item to have and sold out everywhere. Named after British model/ TV hostess Alexa Chung might be a first “it” bag of the decade. Alexa was seen sporting it during few events already and it looks like celebs are going to follow. New York based socialite Olivia Palermo has one in her collection already. I’ve put it immediately on my net-a-porter wish list. It costs €1000 but I guess that’s why they’ve created credit cards, right? We’re going to find out soon if Alexa bag could be called the “it” bag. For now we can call it – the “it” bag of the season.

Alexa Chung with a brown version of the bag named after her:

From left : Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo