As I promised, I have organized a worldwide giveaway together with fabulous designer of Fensice unique jewelry Desire Crnković, interview with whom I did several weeks ago, and you can read it here.

This fabulous young designer and quite successful business women and I decided to reward you, my readers and her fabulous customers with this valuable and unique Fensica sheep.

As she said in her interview Desire pays special attention and hand makes each and every detail on her Fensica’s as if she is making it for herself or her friends to wear.

Here are the looks I put together inspired by some of my favorite Fensice sheep.


Fensica sheep on the first photo in this post, with Swarovski crystals is the one you can win by participating in this worldwide giveaway which starts today November 28th, 2o11 and it will end on midnight on December 5th, 2011.

In order to be eligible to win this gorgeous Fensica sheep you need to do three simple steps listed below:

1.Like Fensice page on Facebook.
2.Follow my blog on Twitter: La__Kat & via Google Friend connect (right column)
3.Write down the comment on this post containing your email & the name you would give to your Fensica sheep.

Good luck to you all lovelies!

Fensica sheep might be a great Christmas gift for the ladies in your family! Price list is here, delivery is worldwide.

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So I came to the office today at 8 am after all day of work and shows yesterday and after minor heart-attack due to my computer not wanting to turn on I could finally push this post live!
Alright, let’s get down to business.

For the most of the evening I was flapping around with my social butterfly wings chatting with business partners, agencies and organizers, as well as the backstage team and my fellow blogger Maybe who is doing backstage beauty report.

This year I love the positive energy, hard work, team spirit and professionalism I am seeing while observing this young team. Obviously, there is always room for improvement but I think that fundamentals set are quite strong already.  So cheers to you DFWZ team!

While I was chatting away in front of the runway hall some cool looking foreign guy with bright green sneakers kept interrupting me with various questions, naturally I was polite but a bit surprised as well as I had no clue what he wants or who is he, sorry Nino Bollag but you made a dramatic style change with that beard you grew.

My favorite three shows were definitely The Rodnik Band, Milena Rogulj and sisters Špoljar.

The Rodnik band.

Since I already wrote a postannouncing their collection, here I would like to emphasize the business sense as another of Phillips talents. Phillip has carefully selected to tone down a bit for Zagreb, showing price wise acceptable and very wearable pieces all wrapped up in another charming musical and dancing performance. FYI – the Rodnik Band has left Zagreb three seasons ago with empty suitcases, selling out the whole collection within an hour after the show ended.

Milena Rogulj.

I must admit I have had a preconception about this designer as a bit too abstract, sculptural and targeting the older audience; however with this Fall/Winter collection she wowed me as she presented the proper combination of wearable, innovative and “winter theme magazine editorial worthy” collection while still staying true to her brands image and vision. Individual pieces, like the brown vest and patchworked cozy and warm looking puffy jackets are sure to make an appearance with its volume, color and innovative design. They can be styled and worn as athletic apparel, casual but also dressy. Milena, you have definitely widened your customer base with this collection!

Špoljar sisters.

All photos: (c) 2010 Borna Čavrag Photography

These two charming ladies are now traditionally cooperating with auto-industry and have won numerous international awards as a result of it. I really admire their creative idea, strength to stitch this kind of material (car safety belts) ;) and eco way of thinking as they are recycling old auto gear transforming it into lovely and wearable clothing pieces.

I am so looking forward to Basso & Brooke tonight, as well as the marvelous Bad Spirit and talented Nino Bollag! For those of you who cannot be with us live, be sure to watch DFWZ live stream here (link appears at 8pm) if you have missed yesterday shows video is available here .


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This will be the third time The Rodnik Band is showing their collection on Dreft Fashion Week Zagreb, every single time they prepare a special show, bursting with positive energy and each time they wow the audience!

Zagreb loves The Rodnik Band! This is why I am so excited that they are coming back this week, their show gives that much needed kick in the ass to sometimes a bit to snooby, conservative, quite mainstream and brand oriented Croatian audience.

Rodnik's designer Philip Colbert is equally fashion designer, rockstar and the artist, driving inspiration for his collection from any of his listed talent areas.

His most obvious influencers are Andy Warhol, Duchamp and similar pop-art artists. Philip first started The Rodnik Band in colaboration with Richard Ascott (left the band in 2008) designing primarily Russian folk inspired knit scarves.

The Rodnik Band SS 2012. Collection is called „Cod save the Sea“. It is designed as a support to environmental action organized by Justice Foundation.
Photo source: www.fashionmagazine.com/The Rodnik Band/Asos.com


There is one t-shirt from the collection already available on Asos.com for $44.93, all of the proceeds from the t-shirt sale are going towards the Justice Foundation charity, the rest of the collection will be available for purchase in December.
Bellow you can see the SS 2012. „Cod save the Sea“ collection video:

The Rodnik Band will kick of the Dreft Fashion Week Zagreb with a bang as the opening show on Thursday at 8:30 pm! Can't wait! I'll drink to that!


“I wanted my new collection to scream, with a self awareness and acknowledgment that fashion 

is ridiculous—even absurd—but that’s why I love it, and that’s what makes it an art.”

Philip Colbert



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I had the opportunity to hang out with Ada Zanditon during last year’s DFWZ after parties when I also first met Victor whom I still remained in contact with for my NYC visits. 

Ada has left an impression of very direct, absolutely fierce, very fun loving and cool person and above all an amazingly talented young designer who I very much admire as I know how hard it is to fight to make a living, do what you love and study in such a demanding school in one of the most expensive cities to live in the world- London.

Ada’s mission is to create an elegant and sculptural womenswear embellished by her unique illustrations.


Here is the Poseisus collection Ada has prepared for SS 2012. Collection is inspired by seahorses, Greek goddesses and Haiti’s festival while accessories and details are inspired by origami.


Another thing which I like about Ada’s work is that she very much thinks about and is dedicated to creating a environmentally friendly fashion pieces using organic and natural fabrics which she sources from ethical and reliable manufacturers; as well as jewelry in cooperation with a designer Luca Romany using recycled plastic. 

Here you can find more about an amazing dedication Ada’s has for sustainability.

Since graduating from London College of Fashion Ada is showing her collections on prestigues fashion events worldwide like London Fashion Week, Kiev Fashion days and Dreft Fashion Week Zagreb. Her work is featured in many publications such as Vogue, Glamour, Grazia, Telegraph, The Sunday Times etc. 

Bellow is a reminder of what her previous collections looked like:

Here is a little preview of 'Poseisus' S/S 2012. Collection presentation which was shown on London SS 2012. Pre Fashion Week, which we will now have the opportunity to see live on Saturday November 26th at Dreft Fashion Week Zagreb where Ada is coming with a real power squad. 

The hairstyles for her show is going to be done by famous hairstylist and wig master Christian Landon, who pulled the inspiration from colorful cotton candy specially for Dreft Fashion Week show.


I can't wait to see Poseisus live next week!
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You might have noticed if you follow my blog regularly, that I have a thing for sculls and Rock&Chic alongside of my other elegant and feminine side (like romantic Lei Lou dresses), well we all have angel and demon moods & style needs don't we? J

I have written about my ultimate favorite Alexander McQueen who never really had a competition when it comes to scull branding,however while doing my pre-work for upcoming Dreft Fashion Week Zagreb reviews I have came across an amazing Italian designer and a business owner of a Bad Spirit brand whose collection and work exactly fits my demon mood taste ;) 

Very rockerish, punkish, gorgeously tailored, reasonably priced considering the quality of making and well known Italian quality of manufacturing Bad Spirit brand was founded 1994 by Massimo Sabbadin. Massimo uses skulls and studs, with collections focusing on great rock and punkish bands as Metallica, Iron Maiden and AC/DC whose members love and wear Bad Spirit clothes alongside many other celebrities.


Male and female collections contain jeans, T-shirts, outerwear ( like these amazing leather jackets and sweaters on the photos) accessories like hats, scarves and belts – all inspired by rock lifestyle and embellished with sculls, studs, Swarovski crystals and print.


Massimo has a showroom and a concept store in Via de Amicis in Milan which is decorated in all back furniture, leather carpets and a big black scull featured everywhere as it is a Bad Spirit's logo.

Photo sources: Black leather jacket – www.blondsalad.com; store photos – www.onescentlife.com ; brown lether jacket – www.vogue.com ; Clothes – www.fashionweekzagreb.com


Bad Spirit collections are also available for purchase via numerous online sites and in showrooms in France and Hong Kong.  My only remark (I might be wrong here but I haven't found it) is the lack of brand's presence on Facebook (only FB group but not the page) and no Twitter presence. Hopefully that changes soon as the brand is growing fans rapidly! Amazing stuff! I'm in love!

P.S. Bad Spirit show is scheduled on Friday 25.11. @ Hypo Center Zagreb as part of 17th Dreft Fashion Week Zagreb!





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I was thrilled to hear that british-brazilian designer duo Basso & Brooke are coming to Dreft Fashion Week Zagreb! These two first met in London nightclub and are pilling up successes ever since launching their line in 2003. After winning the London's Fashion Fringe Award in 2004. the signed a production and distribution deal with Aeffe and then joined London Fashion week a year later. They are known by their wild graphic print.

Their latest SS 2012. showed on London Fashion Week this year is inspired by Brazilian half of the brand duo – Bruno Basso’s trip to Siberia where he drove from London. The collection features strong structures and contrasts, bright tropical prints (digital power print is their signature strength) which they further evolved it pulling the inspiration from the journey to Siberia.



Colors of the print are representing different periods of the day gradually focusing our view onto clothes itself and the way it is tailored and structured.

My favorite pieces are long maxi dresses with deep V cut on the back, gorgeous pencil skirts and lovely perfectly tailored blazers.

Photo source: www.vogue.co.uk

Bellow you can view the collection videos in two parts, film was directed by Thiago Jenne, modeled by Laura  Paine and styled by Jose Camarano, while beauty part was done by Lucio Flajore in August 2011. In London.


The duo has teamed up with Turning Leaf Wines as part of their ‘Designers in Residence’ programme. As part of this collaboration, the design due has created a very small number of limited edition umbrellas, while later in the year based on this success they launched a limited edition wine bottle labels.





I cannot wait to see these pieces come alive on Dreft Fashion Week runway! See you at the show lovelies
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