The VOGUE FESTIVAL 2016

The VOGUE FESTIVAL 2016

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?

Right mix of CHAOS & LOVE.

Right mix of CHAOS & LOVE.

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.

OLGA NORONHA - Backstage

OLGA NORONHA - Backstage

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. 

AW 16/17 TRENDS - ModaLisboa

AW 16/17 TRENDS - ModaLisboa

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. 

ModaLisboa - SANGUE NOVO

ModaLisboa - SANGUE NOVO

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.

My BVLGARI

My BVLGARI

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. 

Cashmere & Chocolate

Cashmere & Chocolate

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.