Chanel

As Karl Lagerfeld said during one of his interviews, and I also trully believe so: " the future of fashion nis six months", which is more than obvious with ever growing market for resort and other mid season collections.

I have selected couple of signature pieces from my most liked Pre-Fall 2011. collections for you bellow.

Chanel show inspired by the lost culture of Byzantium is definitely targeting emerging markets of middle east, India and China as well as the royalties of mother Russia and United Kingdom. 
I love,love,love the filigree headbands, gorgeous embroidery and Chanel's staple - quilted handbags.

Fendi


Emerald and sapphire jewel tones, exquisit detailing and hand picked luxurious fabircation were staples of this La Dolce Vita inspired Fendi collection. I loved the knee lenght skirts, beautiful warm color tones and the transitional character of every single piece. Day to night wear indeed.

Diane von Furstenberg

        Diane was inspired by glamurous american 70's sportswear creating another working women collection, simplified with geometric print and pieces that match with each other easily creating fast, clasic and chic daily outfits. My favorite are knee high thick heel boots worn with matching or bright turqoise socks, warm transitional colors reaching from brown to emerald green, mustard and tuquoise. I also enjoyed the almost horse riding look alike hats, very cool.

Donna Karan

I must admit, when I saw the first photos of Donna Karan's Pre-Fall 2011. collection first thing I said was - hello Ralph! But than I continued to click and noticed more and more layering and said - Ok, Donna is back ;) The warm urban color pallet of military green and  grays) country side chic (made of luxury fabrics - satin, shearling and cashmere) indeed reminded me on classic Ralph Lauren look. 

My favorites were oversized shirt, hanging belt jumpsuit and satin gown at the end of the show.

Elie Tahari
Elie Tahari has showed a red carpet worthy collection with touches of fur to spice us the tailored look. I was most impressed with his dressy jumpsuits, simple but dressy skirtsuits and party ready accessories.

BCBG Max Azria
Max and Lubov Azria put together a collection inspired by "the blazing colors of Guy Bourdin's photographyof" (style.com's - Matthew Schneier) mostly long, loose dresses, all in very bright gem tones. I love the long semi sheer dresses as well as the asymetrical knee high ones all touches with spring's bright color lines.

Carolina Herrera
Carolina Herrera is always one of my favorites as it most coresponds with my personal style, so I daubt I can ever be objective in comments. She kept it simple indeed, working with comfy jersey, silk organza and satin all in frency gray with random pop's of color - my favorites were long red dress, box jacket with fur color worn with almost a sweat pants comfy wool pants, gorgeous flop detailing pencil skirt and trench gown. Love it!

Source: style.com


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hen·peck  (hnpk)
tr.v. hen·peckedhen·peck·inghen·pecks Informal
To dominate or harass (one's husband) with persistent nagging.
adj(of a man) continually harassed or tormented by the persistent nagging of a woman (esp his wife)





Men are not punished for their sins, but by them. 
~Elbert Hubbard~


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I usually write my own lyrics...but these are straight on the point...with what happened...
Shame on you if you fool me once, shame on me if you fool me twice...

I'm not the type to get my heart broken

I'm not the type to get upset and cry
'cause I never leave my heart open
Never hurts me to say goodbye
Relationships don't get deep to me
Never got the whole in love thing
And someone can say they love me truly
But at the time it didn't mean a thing

My mind is gone, I'm spinning round

And deep inside, my tears I'll drown
I'm losing grip, what's happening
I stray from love, this is how I feel

This time was different
Felt like, I was just a victim
And it cut me like a knife
When you walked out of my life
Now I'm, in this condition
And I've, got all the symptoms
Of a girl with a broken heart
But no matter what you'll never see me cry

Did it happen when we first kissed?

'cause it's hurting me to let it go
Maybe 'cause we spent so much time
And I know that it's no more
I should've never let you hold me baby
Maybe why I'm sad to see us apart
I didn't give to you on purpose
Can't figure out how you stole my heart

How did I get here with you, I'll never know?

I never meant to let it get so, personal
And after all I tried to do, to stay away from loving you
I'm broken heart and I can't let you know
And I won't let it show
You won't see me cry 

All my life...
  
by Rihanna
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I am sure many of you are going out tonight for Christmas Eve with friends or tomorrow on a Christmas evening and you are wondering what to wear. You are thinking it should probably be something dressy and holidayish but are already panicking cause stores are working short hours today and you still have gazillion other things to do today and apsolutely nothing to wear?



Here are some tips to make your selection easier....Keep it classic and simple in base!


Elegant classic cut dress and some great shoes are always safe one step solution.
Best fabrics: silk/lace/velvet/sequin
Best colors: red/black/gold/silver/royal green





















Don't forget to pick a stunner shoes if you are going with one color, simple,  none sparkly dress...







Dress it up with focus on details!



Best accessories: head piece/bow tie/big ring/rich neckless/small purse/chandelier earrings
(pick one or two of the listed)








Make up: dramatic (red wine lipstic/red or black nails/smokey eyes)




Most importantly - bring your smile!


Enjoy lovelies! 
Have a berry merry sexy Christmas! :)




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Why my girlfriends are making their fourth or fifth kind of Christmas cakes (and making me feel like a true cake baking Grinch), I am packing my chic lit and fashion history books into boxes for my second move this year, drinking my first cup of coffee today,eating a small piece of Petit Palace cake and listening to Bruno Mars.


  My friend Iva is coming (after she makes another cake) to help me with packing. Until then...Let me share with you inspiratations for Christmas celebration my way & the way I celebrate it.


Decorate your Fab Xmass tree...




Spend some good quality time with family & friends....




Try some of the cakes everyone is making ;)






Finally get some sleep...




Read a new book....




Have a stressles New Year...




Decorate my new apartment...






This is my wish for you: peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, joy to fill your holidays!


D.M. Dellinger



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