Athleisure at its best

Alexander Wang has been considered the prince of NY fashion.

With his eponymous label and with collaborations, the man leaves a indelible trademark on everything he touches.
Adidas, considering the fact that for the last years athletic gear mixed with casual everyday wear has been on the rise, snatched him for a new capsule, with a twist.

Yesteday, Madonna and her family were wearing the clothes created by Wang at his show in NYFW, and there even was a way to get yours, around New York City. Obviously, it was meant to be seen by all, accesible to a very few, since the caravan would be constantly moving and people had to catch up with it.
The trick that has everyone talking: The threefold and the stripes are upside down.
Adidas has twisted its worldly known logo for Alexander Wang.
And there’s a weird, abstract video that shows pieces of confidentiality documents, and email prints, to tease the launch of the campaign which is far from a surprise since he got the Ciccones to wear it.

Watch it here: Alexander Wang by Adidas

Jeremy Scott’s people

So this is the trailer for Jeremy Scott’s documentary, called The People’s Designer.

I do believe that Jeremy Scott has brought the attention of everyone toward his designs and creations, since he developed the first Adidas Sneaker, up until his naming as Moschino’s creative Director, and let’s face it, he has brought back Moschino from the fashion abysm.

Now Moschino has strong brand ambassadors, Katy Perry, Madonna to name a few. And the Sponge Bob, Barbie and really extravagant pop culture figures captured on the clothes are certainly Scott’s seal as he loves to have fun with fashion and mock the apparent rigid structure.

But he’s not a “people’s designer”. He designs for the bold, for the quirky, for the extravagant and the edgy-crazy ones, but the ones that can actually afford Moschino or $250 adidas sneakers.

I understand that he had a dream, and he came from a hard environment, but he’s so far away from that that I don’t think he even notices it anymore.

Watch the trailer and let’s wait for the full documentary.

Jeremy Scott’s muse

With almost an obvious choice, Jeremy Scott and Katy Perry showed the latest shopping Moschino campaign featuring the Black Horse singer.

In case you forgot, Katy has been a walking ad for Scott’s creations. Just to name one: the MET Gala. Perry wore Moschino, even hanging from her nails, which was a little too much. But also was Madonna, wearing Moschino also, with her latest a album ad on it.

Jeremy Scott clearly lives to have fun with pop culture, and understands the values of Moschino as a brand. 

And this campaign is clearly a “picture perfect” of the undying love of the designer for everything that’s bright, colorful, baroque and crazy.

  

MET Gala 2015 China: Through the looking glass.

Tonight, The MET hosts fashions biggest party, as it unveils its fashion exhibit.

This year you will be able to see China’s fashion development. And it is always interesting, as the “asian” trend has been off the table for some time now. If you remember, back in the 90’s, we were all wearing those “China inspired” dresses and jackets.

Asian influence also goes to animals and bamboo prints. Sheer, delicate fabrics with a lot of flow, and at the same time, silky body hugging satin and structured taffetas. As it is China, it is mandatory some red and gold. The Invite also included some intricate head embellishments, and flowers. You’ll get it when you see Sarah Jessica Parker, as every other year.

Gold and silver, as well as semi nakedness under shiny embellishments and sheer fabrics, cut outs and some king of crop top were some of the trends on the red carpet.

Let it be said that most of the dresses had no relation whatsoever with China or any asian influence whatsoever, so the theme of the Gala should be stablished sooner so the participants had more time to figure out their dresses.
Rihanna showed up with a Guo Pei Couture gown which is obviously chinese by origin, but if you didn’t know I’m sure you would not figure it out it has any “asian influence”. I have to say that i loved Rihanna wearing the extra fluffy Pink Giambattista Valli, but this yellow giant cape with train and the head piece, and the shiny white sandals, and the necklace were a little bit too much, even for Rihanna who has proven to be able to pull off almost everything.

Let’s see the dresses.

Anne Wintour in Chanel

Anne Wintour in Chanel

Poppy Delevingne in Marchesa

Poppy Delevingne in Marchesa

Katie Holmes in Zac Posen

Katie Holmes in Zac Posen

Diane Kruger in Chanel

Diane Kruger in Chanel

SJP in H&M and Phillip Treacy headpiece

SJP in H&M and Phillip Treacy headpiece

Dolce & Gabbana

Tabitha Simmons in Dolce & Gabbana

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

Alicia Keys in Jean Paul Gaultier

Alicia Keys in Jean Paul Gaultier

Anne Hathaway in Ralph Lauren

Anne Hathaway in Ralph Lauren

Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy

Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy

Georgia May Jagger in Gucci

Georgia May Jagger in Gucci

Rosie Huntington in Versace

Rosie Huntington in Versace

Selena Gomez in Vera Wang

Selena Gomez in Vera Wang

Lilly Collins in Chanel

Lilly Collins in Chanel

Olsen Twins in John Galliano

Olsen Twins in John Galliano

Dakota Johnson in Chanel

Dakota Johnson in Chanel

Kate Hudson in Michael Kors

Kate Hudson in Michael Kors

Donna Karan & Calvin Klein

Donna Karan & Calvin Klein

Jennifer López in Versace

Jennifer López in Versace

Emily Blunt in Prada

Emily Blunt in Prada

Katy Perry in Moschino

Katy Perry in Moschino

Kim Kardashian in Cavalli

Kim Kardashian in Cavalli

Madonna in Moschino

Madonna in Moschino

Rita Ora in Tom Ford

Rita Ora in Tom Ford

Miley Cirus in Alexander Wang

Miley Cirus in Alexander Wang

Reese Witherspoon in Jason Wu

Reese Witherspoon in Jason Wu

Lady Gaga in Balenciaga

Lady Gaga in Balenciaga

Rihanna in Guo Pei Couture

Rihanna in Guo Pei Couture

Cara Delevingne in Stella McCartney

Cara Delevingne in Stella McCartney

Beyoncé in Givenchy

Beyoncé in Givenchy

Olivia Wilde in Prada

Olivia Wilde in Prada

FKA Twigs in Christopher Kane

FKA Twigs in Christopher Kane

Solange Knowles in Giles Deacon

Solange Knowles in Giles Deacon

Cher in Marc Jacobs

Cher in Marc Jacobs

Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli

Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli

Amal Clooney in Martin Margiela by John Galliano

Amal Clooney in Maison Margiela by John Galliano

Kerry Washington in Prada

Kerry Washington in Prada

Sienna Miller in Thakoon

Sienna Miller in Thakoon

Joan Smalls in Burberry

Joan Smalls in Burberry

Rose Byrne in Calvin Klein Collection

Rose Byrne in Calvin Klein Collection

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Roland Mouret

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Roland Mouret

Zendaya in Fausto Puglisi

Zendaya in Fausto Puglisi

Carey Mulligan in Balenciaga

Carey Mulligan in Balenciaga

Karlie Kloss & Gigi Hadid

Karlie Kloss & Gigi Hadid

Lisa Bonet & Lenny Kravitz

Lisa Bonet & Lenny Kravitz

Lorde in Calvin Klein

Lorde in Calvin Klein

Uma Thurman in Atelier Versace

Uma Thurman in Atelier Versace

Kristen Wiig in Prabal Gurung

Kristen Wiig in Prabal Gurung

Keri Russell in Altuzarra

Keri Russell in Altuzarra

Julianne Moore in Givenchy

Julianne Moore in Givenchy

Liu Wen in Michael Kors

Liu Wen in Michael Kors

Jessica Chastain in Givenchy

Jessica Chastain in Givenchy

Claire Danes in Valentino

Claire Danes in Valentino

Jennifer Connelly in Louis Vuitton

Jennifer Connelly in Louis Vuitton

Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren

Rachel Weisz in Chanel Couture

Rachel Weisz in Chanel Couture

Kate Beckinsale in Diane Von Fustenberg

Kate Beckinsale in Diane Von Fustenberg

Karen Elson in Dolce & Gabbana

Karen Elson in Dolce & Gabbana

Some may be missing, but you get the point.

Remember that the MET announced that they would ban any social media posting, but apparently that isn’t working effectively since Madonna, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga have already released a picture of themselves inside the party. So let’s stay tuned to see how these people can survive in their naked dresses.

D&G vs Elton John: The Chronicle

So, for all of you out of the loop of the Dolce & Gabbana media fight with Elton John, here’s the showdown:

At the Milan Fashion Week Fall 2015, Dolce & Gabbana kept their very sicilian style and filled the runway with moms and their children as well as a very pregnant Bianca Balti. The theme was, you guessed it: Sicilian motherhood.

At an interview with “Panorama”, Domenico Dolce actually stated that, in spite of him being gay, he believed that “traditional” families were the right ones. The ones with mother, father and children. He said that IVF children (and other fertility technologies) were “synthetic”. He also declared that that was the way he felt about it, and that was the way he was brought up.

By the time Panorama published that interview, Elton John went nuclear at Dolce. “How dare you call my beautiful children synthetic?” the british singer wrote in his Instagram account. He also said he would never wear their brand again, and even went as far as calling for a boycott on the italian maison.

For the third act, Stefano Gabbana went for the punch. He defended his friend and business partner Dolce at Corriere della Sera newspaper (and Instagram also), calling Elton John Intolerant for not being respectful of other people’s opinions. He said that he believed Elton to be a smarter than that, because he preached tolerance and respect and he was the one who initiated the attack.
Domenico also had a chance to explain himself better, by saying that he was brought up in a traditional sicilian family, but  that didn’t mean that he didn’t believes or had respect for the other family types.

Of course, some other public figures such as Victoria Beckham felt the need to support Elton publicly, and today Madonna went for it, in spite of being good friends with the italian duo, and herself being the recipient of Elton’s fury in more than one occasion.

And it gets better, one day after the very public spat, and the “boycott”, Sir Elton John was seen with a Dolce&Gabbana bag.

I’m still a little in awe that Dolce said that babies that come from surrogacy and IVF are synthetic. First of all, because those methods are not exclusive for gay couples, but they also happen to be incredibly helpful and hopeful for those women and couples who happen to be unable to conceive and just feel the need to be parents. So, there. Maybe he shouldn’t have gone that far.

Also, Elton John went a little far… again. Because it is obvious that Dolce wasn’t aiming for him or his family.
I do get the reason of his anger, but you could also preach with some example and talk like civilized people, instead of going for the “boycott” craziness.

Stefano defended Domenico and also attacked Elton, while they were getting the “frowned upon” treatment in the fashion world, and of some other public figures.

I really don’t understand why Madonna felt the need to get herself into this mess. I mean, Elton John has gone after her with two tantrums, and Dolce & Gabbana are her friends.

And then, Sir Elton John appears with what clearly is a “recent buy” from Dolce & Gabbana.
So, where did the “boycott” fury go?

Do you get the irony and the lesson in this story?

Maybe we should all get a little less access to internet, and a lot more of a real life.

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Fashion at the Grammy Awards

In every red carpet season, people awaits for Grammys ‘cause the music industry has a little room for improvising and making weird statements with their clothes. It’s kind of expected, but sometimes this leisure can be stretched way too much.

As you saw in the Haute Couture Week, the “Mirror Ball look” will be a thing, as well as fringes with beading.

Metallic keeps going on, as extreme cut outs.

I will keep it short

I loved Rihanna in Giambattista Valli. You need that kind of personality to pull off such a complicated tulle-filled princess pink dress. And she did good with so little make up, because the dress was enough.

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Gwen Stefani was remarkable in both red and black Versace. The black was the Atelier dress turned into jumpsuit, but that has also been a trend of every red carpet so far. So it was a great choice. I’m not sure I liked the nude lips, but I’m sure I loved the red hot lips with the red dress.

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Red Carpet

Miley Cirus Decided to ditch her “forever redneck” style for a night and went for a Couture Alexandre Vauthier. Even with the extreme cut outs, she kept it elegant, specially because she had something on. Again, I would have made the make up pop up a little more, but when it comes to Miley, it is just fine.

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Red Carpet

Taylor Swift is making such a great style for herself. This teal Elie Saab with the purple sandals was just a great choice. It fits her right, the colors favor her a lot, and the rend with the long skirt in the front and the long train on the back is here to stay. Very nice hair and make up, as usual too.

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Red Carpet

Beyonce wore her extensions proudly and rightly with the bright black Proenza Schouler, with that plunging cleavage. She also went for the “barely there” make up and it serves her right, ‘cause sparking beaded dresses do not need more help.

Beyonce

I love Chrissy Teigen. She has a beautiful body, she knows it, she’s very confident and she wears everything just right. She’s a married lady and yet she’s not afraid to go a little sexy, without going insane. White is also a trend, and this Emilio Pucci was a good choice.

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I am not sure about Katy Perry’s sparkling fringed Zuhair Murad. Maybe it was the purple hair that threw everything off for me, or the nose ring (it is just too late for her to go down that road), or that face as if she was under the influence of strong medication. I wasn’t convinced at all.

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Red Carpet

Rita Ora has always had weird fashion choices, to say the least. This “mirror ball” Prada, and that pixie that had some long parts just don’t work at all. And the crystals make her look disproportioned, or maybe that is just and effect but who would wanna look bad in such an occasion?

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Lady Gaga went for the “Mirror Ball effect” too, but with scales, and a plunging neckline, and a hight thigh slit, and a huge emerald between her breasts, because the dress wasn’t shiny enough. But let’s remember this is the woman who wore a meat dress before, so this falls under the “We’ll go with it and let it go” category.

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Red Carpet

Oh my beloved Madge. Once you saw her onstage with the red matador Dolce&Gabbana, you could make some sense out of the “matador” sparkling Givenchy for the red carpet. But still it was such a bad idea. The ass bearing, the black vail under the torero hat, too much and not in a good way.

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Red Carpet

Iggy Azalea just proved that you can ruin a perfect Armani gown with a horrible hairdo. And that’s just how it went down, she had that braided hat and ruined the Armani royal blue gown, with the cut outs, the sheer fabric over her feet and that “no make up” was the worn choice for this. She wasn’t wearing accessories and the dress was left alone with horrible hair.

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Red Carpet

Nicki Minaj also went for the “wardrobe malfunction happening any moment”, with this black Tom Ford with beaded fringes. She did a little better with the accessories, but not the make up.

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Red Carpet

And last, but the worst outfit of the night is never least, was Kim Kardashian ruining another great designers work, this time Jean Paul Gaultier, with that ass clown bath robe also in the wardrobe malfunction category (but we know she loves to have the first spot in that place). Too much “emo” hair, too much make up, excessive shoulder pads, bags and cuffs. Again, wrong and horrible.

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Red Carpet

Givenchy’s new face

Ricardo Tisci has just launched Givenchy’s latest ad campaign, with non other that Julia Roberts as the French brand’s ambassador.
It has all the Givenchy look, but it is rather odd for Roberts, who is usually associated with more colorful and happy ads.
It matches a lot with the aesthetics of Madonna for Versace. I have a hunch that we’ll be seeing some more of these.

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MDNA Skin: So Madonna is doing this

Madonna and MTG have recently launched MDNA skin. And it only exists in Japan, for now.
These are skincare products under Madonna’s image, and the proud ad has just been released.
And I still don’t understand what is really about. Is this line for the entire skin or just the face? Will you be ready to be taken pictures looking like you’ve gone insane, while you use these products?
As much as I love Madonna, and I truly do, she’s going out of her way to “be younger” like singing with Miley Cirus showing their tongues, or taking Instagram pictures showing armpit hair or you know, doing crazy ads for a skincare line. I believe aging with dignity is far better than looking desperate to be young when you no longer can even seem like it.
I mean the images in the ad are beautiful, but if you see the instagrams, those faces do not look remotely the same.
We will not be able to try the products any time soon, but I pretty much stand the same way that I did with the perfume: God, NO!

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