Jan 30, 2012

Teen Kardashians

After all the family drama in the last few weeks, with Kim's divorce and rumors that Khloe is not a Kardashian, it's about time for some positive publicity. I have to say I think Kendall and Kylie, the teenage daughters of Kris and Bruce Jenner, are just adorable. Kendall has already successfully started her model career and has now made it on the cover of Teen Vogue with her sister Kylie, who is just as pretty. Only the headline "Kardashians in Training" is slightly disturbing. Let's hope the two sisters stay as down to earth as they are, the world really doesn't need another generation of Kim Kardashians as far as I'm concerned... 

Jan 27, 2012

Fairytale by Elie Saab

Living in the Middle East, Elie Saab is obviously quite a big name here. However, the Lebanese designer also became very popular among Hollywood's A-list with his beautiful evening gowns. At this year's Paris Fashion Week he once more proved his sense of making dresses that make women look like a princess from a fairytale. With pastel shades, sparkles and an incredible lightness, there's no doubt at least one of these dresses will make it on the red carpet at this year's Oscar's...

German Label Tigerhill

My last two posts were about fashion from my home country Germany and also this one features a German label: Tigerhill. I was approached by fellow blogger Carolina Ballesteros who is also the model of Tigerhill's latest collection. I loved the pictures on her website and the line itself, but see for yourself:

For the entire collection visit tigerhill.wordpress.fuga.eu.

If you want to see more about gorgeous Carolina, read her blog Nights in White Satin (www.carolinaballesteros.com) about her life in the modelling world.

Jan 26, 2012

Kaviar Gauche @ Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin

Check out the beautiful runway show of Berlin designer label Kaviar Gauche at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin.

Love the show and love the collection!
See the video here on InStyle Germany: http://bit.ly/yujDMl

Karl launched at Net-A-Porter

Finally the luxury online store Net-A-Porter exclusively launched Karl Lagerfeld's new collection Karl. The line is based on black and white items and looks ever as cool and sleek as one might expect from Karl and as he told Net-A-Porter magazine "A white shirt, jeans and a jacket are the three basic things that everybody needs".

Naturally the launch of Karl's line was quite a spectacle with five pop-up store windows debuting in Sydney, Berlin, Paris, London and New York City . The biggest event took place in Paris where models wearing the new collection and holding iPads and Lagerfeld balloons drew attention to the pop-up window. 

If you want to get your hands on any of the pieces you better be quick, we can be sure this will be sold out fast!

Jan 24, 2012

Dior Autumn/Winter 2012

Yesterday Dior presented its new Autumn/Winter 2012 Haute Couture line at the Paris Fashion Week, visited by front row guests Bar Rafaeli and Cameron Diaz. The dresses remind me of the stylisher version of the Stepford wives, but I love it. So chic, so elegant, very 60s. Also loving the models classy make-up with a thick black eyeliner. Here I am showing you my favourite dresses from the show:

Jan 23, 2012

WTF Fashion Part I

OK, so I decided to start a new series...called "Fashion WTF". My tribute to all designers that make me think "WTF were you thinking?!". 

So here we go, my highlight of the day: Bernhard Willhelm, the Austrian designer and his show in Paris. Please pay attention to the head bands... No further comment needed from my side I guess.

Pregnant Alessandra Ambrosio hits the Runway

These Victoria Secrets girls are just a bunch of wonder-women I start to believe... They walk the runway skinny as ever only weeks after having a baby and now Alessandra Ambrosio shows off her baby bump (if that's even the right word for it) five months pregnant foBrazilian label Colcc in Sao Paulo. Jealous? Hell ya!

The end of Hollywood's dream teams

Finally after almost a week without blogging (due to a little accident with my right hand in the kitchen) I am now back and unfortunately with shocking news... The divorce of Heidi Klum and hubby Seal is confirmed! 

Rumors have been around for a few days now and I was surprised to see Heidi alone at the Golden Globes. Last night the former dream couple finally told US magazine "People" that they decided to go separate ways. I am really devastated about these news I must say. Not only because I love Heidi (as I previously admitted several times) but especially because Heidi and Seal seemed to have the perfect marriage and for 7 years they have been renewing their vows every single year. You never read about fights or drama...the 38-year old supermodel and the 48-year old singer were always so much in love. Who would forget the infamous duette "Wedding Day" at the 2007 Victoria's Secret fashion show?! Now I really lost faith in celebrity marriages! The reason behind the divorce is apparently the hectic schedule both of them have, with Heidi shooting the latest season of "Germany's next Topmodel" in Germany and Seal being the judge at Australia's "The Voice". Their lives drifted apart but they remain friends and "still love each other very much". I hope they will really remain friends, especially for the sake of their four kids...

Another couple that I did not expect to split up is Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis. 

After 14 years the French singer's and US actor's relationship is said to be on the brink of collapse. Johnny Depp made an appearance at the Golden Globes without his girlfriend and mother of two children whereas Vanessa stays with her family in France. During her recent promo event for her latest movie in Paris, she even said she didn't believe in marriage because "if you lose your soul mate everything is done for you".

I hope there won't be any more divorce or split announcements anytime soon! 

Jan 16, 2012

Golden Globes 2012

Last night it was the start of the award's season 2012 with the 69th Golden Globe Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. There were some clear style trends to spot, from cream and nude colors to mermaid dresses. Here I am presenting you my favorite dresses and also my least favorites...

Angelina Jolie looks like a goddess in her one-shoulder Atelier Versace with Lorraine Schwartz earrings and ring.

Nicole Kidman in a Versace dress, Fred Leighton jewels, Manolo Blahnik shoes, and Roger Vivier clutch.

True Hollywood style came on the red carpet with Charlize Theron in her Dior Couture gown with an over-sized bow at the waist. Her jewellery is Cartier and I am especially loving the 1920s hair band.

Kate Beckinsale looked stunning as usual in a white strapless Roberto Cavalli gown.

Modern Family star had a little misfunction on the red carpet with her zipper "exploding". Still she looks fabulous and I am loving this vintage nude lace Dolce & Gabbana dress.

Sheilene Woodley was showing off her body in this amazing Marchesa dress with Tabitha Simmons shoes.

My favorite model Heidi Klum paired her cream backless Calvin Klein dress with matching shoes, and handbag, as well as a Lorraine Schwartz necklace.

Not everyone wore cream and nude colors, The Help's Emma Stone opted for a maroon and fuchsia pleated Lanvin gown with jeweled eagle belt buckle.

Colombian-born Modern Family star Sofia Vergara looked elegant in a night blue mermaid cut gown by Vera Wang which showed off her famous curves. 

Salma Hayek looked like a modern Cleopatra in this bold Gucci gown.

Now let's have a look at my least favorite dresses:

Kelly Osborne is one of E!'s Fashion Police critics, but honestly, what was she thinking?! The hair color and this dress make her look like grandma gone Golden Globes.

Lea Michele from Glee wore this metallic Marchesa gown which simply had too much going on for her.

Jan 13, 2012

XL Models

"Most runway models meet the Body Mass Index physical criteria for Anorexia" 
Plus Model Magazine

No real news, but the editorial by Plus Model Magazine still makes me worry. Not only runway models become thinner and thinner, even plus size models have to shed some kilos. Around ten years ago these models were size 12 to 18, whereas today they start at size 6 in most agencies. I am a size 6 myself, like most of my girlfriends and I would not consider any of us anywhere near plus size! Very alarming. Unfortunately it is not only the models who set this standards, just look at stars like Angelina Jolie and Victoria Beckham. I love VB, mind you, but she gives young girls the impression that we all have to be a size 0 which - let's face it - is not realistic for the majority of women. 

The model of Plus Model Magazine's editorial, Katya Zharkova is a size 16 and happy with her body. In my opinion, this is the most important message: be happy with your body, may it be a size 0 or a size 16...

The new model generation

                                                                                 via @MegMatthews 

Meg Matthews, ex-wife of Oasis's Noel Gallagher recently tweeted this modelling photo of her 11-year old daughter Anais - twice! Yes, I can understand that she's a proud mom, Anais looks gorgeous. She is even said to be the new Kate Moss and has already been signed to Select, the modeling agency that Erin Heatherton works with. It seems like there's a new generation of models coming up, with Anais and Lottie Moss (Kate's little half-sister). 

Heidi and Michael Kors for Vogue Germany

Heidi Klum was shooting yesterday with Michael Kors at the Beverly Hills Hotel for the cover of the German Vogue. Can't wait for the results, I love Heidi. 

Jan 12, 2012

Salvatore Ferragamo Spring Summer 2012 advertising campaign shoot

Noah Mills and Gisele B√ľndchen in Jamaica... What a beautiful trio! Great Salvatore Ferragamo Spring Summer 2012 advertising campaign shoot. Sorry peeps, gotta go, I have to book my next vacation ;)

Blue Ivy Carter

It is finally time for my first blog entry and what better way to start than with THE news of the new year? Yes, I am talking about Blue Ivy Carter, our new It baby. Congratulations to Beyonce Knowles and rapper-hubby Jay-Z to the birth of their first baby girl.

The couple reportedly rented a whole floor of the Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City where Beyonce had a scheduled caesarian section on 7th January 2012, paying around $1.3 million. 

So what is it with the name though? We were all wondering, but here's the reason for this unusual name: Blue stands for Jay-Z's series of albums with the name "Blueprint". Ivy stands for the Roman number 4 which is Beyonce's and Jay-Z's lucky number - both their birthdays' are on the 4th , they got married on the 4th and both have matching IV tattoos. 

Now that this is clarified, we are waiting for the first official pictures of little Blue Ivy and I am already very excited to see what the daughter of two fashion entrepreneurs will be wearing. I am pretty sure though that she will be a little baby stylista, just like Suri Cruise and Harper Seven. 

But Blue Ivy will probably not only have a closet the size of an apartment before she even can walk, Beyonce, Jay-Z & friends already spent around 1.5 million US dollars on toys and baby accessories. Among them a golden rocking horse, a Bugatti toy car and a Swarovski encrusted baby bathtub, courtesy of former Destiny's Child band mate Kelly Rowland. Blue Ivy will certainly grow up a little princess...