It has been a while since I’ve accepted the fact that men are different species, that they do have a mystical “nothing box” (which means they are simply able to be thought free) and that the sooner you know about it - the better chance your relationship has. Women, on the other hand,...
I know, it looks like I do not know anything else but smoothies, however, when summer comes, I must be honest - that is kind of my main food. Now as we have fresh blueberries in the market I could not help but blend some. This one is perfect for breakfast.
That is my much anticipated yearly trip to London, my fashion “olympics”, my greatest source of inspiration. I am a fan of any fashion documentary, I watch interviews with designers or anybody inspiring way more often that cute kitten videos on youtube so you can only imagine how great is to actually be in the same room with Isabel Marant or have a word with Alexa Chung about couture. It’s fabulous. This was my second year at Vogue Festival and even though I kind of thought that topping off last year’s line up would be difficult - they did prove me wrong. So how does Vogue Festival look like and what is it about?
Meet Susana - single mother of two gorgeous kids. She is a designer at BUSCA, a dog trainer and my Weimaraner Kenzo and her German Shepard - Caju are like best buddies. Yes, maybe I have entered that period of life when your facebook page is loaded with images of either babies or puppies, but I guess this is something to be understood only by those who have one or the other.
During last Lisbon Fashion Week I’ve been invited to the backstage of Olga Noronha show to snap some images, that would capture moments from preparation to the actual show. As this was my first time at ModaLisboa, I was a bit stressed from all the silly reasons possible: mainly not being sure what kind of light they have in the backstage area and if I needed to take speedlight or maybe even off-camera flash - these kind of things. I took my speedlight and it was just fine.
Then it comes to fashion trends - one can always choose wether to follow or not. It is a common mistake to think that trend is synonymous word to “rule”, but fashion never really has rules or boundaries - it is entirely your own show. Trend is no more than mutual vision reflecting in number of garments, it is rather suggesting an idea than giving you advice of how to be cool this season. At least this is how I like to think about it.
As ModaLisboa has closed its doors till next season, here is a list of ideas how to update your wardrobe for the next autumn/winter.
The first day of Lisbon Fashion Week started with SANGUE NOVO - a fashion show of young designers selected to this year’s edition. 9 designers had to present a small collection of 10 outfits, based on their vision for AW16/17 season which would have a chance winning a permanent place to showcase future collections at ModaLisboa and sell at ComCor - Lisbon’s well known concept store. The other lucky one would be selected to represent Portugal in the next edition of FashionClash - held in June, in Maastricht.
It is widely acknowledged that there are two fashion pieces that every woman should invest in - a good quality coat and a handbag. Now, not every woman appreciates fashion in the same way and many would not understand the “investment” part, but let’s say we talk about those who get it.
Talking about comfy wraps for the cold season: I finally had the courage to cut my precious cashmere piece that was laying in fabric closet for years. I liked the hand of it and bought few meters for “future coat”. Never happened, but this temperature drop got me inspired I guess.
I do not remember how I came up with the name, but my choice was David Mallett. Some say he’s the best hairdresser in Paris, so you cannot go wrong. His clientele is filled with celebrity names from...
Last autumn we travelled to Paris together. She is a great companion and extremely handy when it comes to communication in french ordering croissant for breakfast - she is fluent. Our points of view when it comes to fashion are quite different...
There was no stress, we laughed a lot as usual, we had some good red wine and felt like being once again “friends in crime” who knew this project will be the best secret we would keep for next few months.