I would like to take this moment to wish all mothers out there a very happy day! Give yourself a break and take a moment or two to escape from the routine and pamper yourself with something nice because you deserve it! : )
Thank you moms for your unconditional love and care. You really are angels walking on earth! We love you! : )
Emilio Pucci might have left us 21 years ago but you can still feel his spirit and legacy until today. Born in one of the oldest noble families in Florence, his eyes for fashion were captured beautifully through his unique details of kaleidoscopic prints and colors. If we’re talking about these two elements, I must say that he was the only designer that could pull it off — The Pucci prints are like breaths of fresh air — They’re jolly, artsy and so avant-garde. It is the kind of style that you will wear with pride. They’re so feminine and artistic without being over the top. You know how some geometric prints can be just way too much? When it comes to Pucci prints, they’re simple but classy, modern and fancy. You can never get bored with his geometric imagination because everything that comes out of Pucci’s fashion house is divine and if I may add, very hypnotizing and meditative at the same time.
To get more intimate with Emilio Pucci, Taschen Books recently released a Pucci book. There were 3 people involved in this project. Vanessa Friedman, the writer, a fashion editor for the Financial Times. Alessandra Arezzi Boza, the contributor author, a Costume and Fashion historian. Finally, editor Armando Chitolina, a design consultant and art director for Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue.
What makes this Pucci book so special is the fact that there are 4 different covers available, based on his famous prints. Now I’m not sure if it’s a good idea, because they are all so pretty! You’re gonna have hard time choosing just one. This hardcover book is priced at US$69.99 and the multilingual versions will be out in May, 2013.
Here’s a little peek!
My final coverage of the showcase would be about Tulola Jewelry. I was lucky to have a chance to chat with the designer herself, Ms. Sri Luce Rusna (third from the left). Looking from the uniqueness, softness and elegance of the jewelry, you will know instantly how talented, passionate and inspired this young lady is when it comes to art and glam.
Tulola jewelry was created approximately 6 years ago, the same year as the birth of Ms. Luce’s daughter. In fact, that’s where she got the name from — PuTu Lola, I thought it was really sweet and not to mention cute! I also got a chance to meet the little girl at the showcase and she was such a doll.
Based in Bali, all jewelry in Tulola are meticulously hand-made using simple yet powerful tools. So you can imagine how amazing the details are, and how careful yet gentle each finger is when crafting the jewels before transforming them into such perfection.
Following my report on last Saturday’s event, I would like to introduce Utama Spice. When I first walked into the venue, I couldn’t help but noticing a strong herbal scent. I don’t normally go crazy over herbal but this one is absolutely different. They were actually quite refreshing and very calming. Their little showcase was located in the middle of the pathway and it immediately caught my attention.
Bali is famous for its natural resources, and this inspired Utama Spice to be creative in turning them into something organic, fresh, healthy and pure. Based in Ubud, an area that’s known for its art, culture and well-being, Utama Spice was established in 1989 and incorporated in 2000. Having been in the aromatherapy industry for years along with careful researches, they manage to create only the best products from best ingredients — from body care such as soap, body butter, lotion, lip balm to essential oil and bug spray! Everything is made au natural to benefit our body (and soul).
I gotta post this video because it’s just too good not to share. This Chanel fashion show is beautifully shot by Trevor Undi. Those who aren’t familiar with him, I’ll tell you a bit about this talented director/photographer/writer. First of all, he’s British/Canadian and he has been working with major artists both in music and film industry, such as Jennifer Connely, Keanu Reeves, Wesley Snipes and more. Photography has always been his passion and main medium and you can see throughout his works in fashion and art. His latest project is this beautiful and artistic “short film” of Chanel – Édimbourg Métiers d’Art 2012/13. Combining his skills in capturing objects both emotionally and artistically, the result is romantic, dramatic and absolutely sensual. Karl Lagerfeld played the impressive Creative Director role and managed to bring out the Couture, the Culture and the Entertainment all in one. This video was shot in Scotland’s Linlithgow Palace, set against the haunting and poetic “Retrograde” by James Blake.
The fashion was very flamboyant and vintage-oriented. From the Victorian collars to delicate and fully-detailed jewelry of pearls, crystals and stones. Watch how meticulous each curves and tailoring are in every dresses, the plaid and shimmering French lace, aren’t they just amazing? But then again, we’re talking about Chanel here. The catwalk itself was oh-so-wooden-couture. Some thought it was a bit creepy while others thought it was quite amusing.
Anyway, I can’t help but noticing the gorgeous dress at 1:10, I love the half-balloon sleeves and stunning brooches. They’re amazing!
Hope you enjoy this video as much as I do, God knows how many times I’ve watched it! : )