Strytllng

Milano-Go-Round

Posted in Fashion Week by strytllng on October 14, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen: Sit back and relax as we are about to present the good, the beautiful and the stunning! Enjoy the show and let the fashion circus take you on a unique journey. Today’s entertainers are a world class act: Missoni, Roberto Cavalli, Alberta Ferretti with the help of Anna dello Russo, Claudia Schiffer, Daisy Dee…but see it for yourself as the show begins!

 

Yes, I am the girl on the microphone you’ll never get to see – I much rather leave that to the pros.

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..:: String Theory @ Roberto Cavalli ::..

Posted in Fashion Week, Lookbook by strytllng on September 30, 2010

It was my last day in Milan and probably the most exciting…but let’s go back to my arrival for the whole picture.

I had thought about fashion show delays while standing in the tram on my very first day in Milan. While I was thinking about the trouble most designers go through waiting for Anna Wintour who is stuck in Milan’s traffic jam, a car door opens next to me and Anna herself jumps out of the car to avoid the traffic by WALKING to the Fendi show in her heels. My mind power sort of overcame me at that particular moment let alone the walk in killer heels to make the show is nothing you would expect her to do according to the myths surrounding her figure – but wait until you hear what my crazy mind did to me 3 days later.

It is the night before the big Cavalli show and dreaming that she kidnapped and now forced me to be her personal assistant to her children and herself, awoke me with cold sweat. I took a quick shower and an even quicker beauty routine to prepare my interviews to be made with the front row guests and the maestro himself at Roberto Cavalli’s 40th anniversary runway show in the Arco della Pace at Piazza Sempione. We had been very late for a press team and just as we took our stand with the camera, Anna runs right past my right shoulder, making herself one of the first front row guests. My camerawoman rushed me to grab the microphone and go over to America’s Vogue editor in chief and probably still one of the outstanding figueres in fashion but I refused still in shock from my dream. I finaly managed to go near but once again had to step away after receiving one cold look from her. I guess I wasn’t the only one for no reporter took her picture or dared to ask one single question that day. I must say it was probably out of respect of her position in fashion and her perfect looks that seemed to be so above everyone that I didn’t interview her that day but I would still like to meet her for tea some day and have private tour through her wardrobe.

Instead I started my series of interviews with InStyle’s Anette Weber (Germany), Anna Dello Russo, and style icon Anna Piaggi, among others.

The show itself was in the most beautiful locations I have seen so far. A light-flooded all white tent with a fantasyjungle in greens and golds at the beginning of the catwalk. The models wore sleek hair and the music was sensitive classical music supported by modern bass kicking in giving the impression of a strangely serene garden with strong creatures living in it. The clothes itself can be discribed as the Indian Hippie Chic. Innumerable strings hanging from long flowing dresses made of light fabrics or skintight leather were cmbined with boho bags. The cuts for Roberto Cavalli’s Spring Summer 11 season are hip-hugging and with back-baring cutouts held by bikinistrings. The Hippie Chic may not be entirely new but the smokey pastel coloring was a different approach to the known whites + brights one suspects for this type of style. A piece or two from this collection could give my summerwardrobe a new edge.

After the show I was the last reporter to ask one last question to Roberto, which I will show you as soon as the video will be finished. My personal highlight may have been interviewing his son, Daniele Cavalli, now designer for the men’s line who, may I add, almost had me forget my name when he elaborated his philosophy of a woman’s sparkling eyes being one of the most beautiful things she could wear. (Ok, so he is a very handsome, charming and flirty boy already, speaking with a velvet voice just a few inches away from my eyes. What can I say?)

And while I tried to remember my name and interview questions Anna was already on her way to Laura Biagiotti, Iceberg or Armani without ever knowing who I was. I promise: The next time I’ll see her, I will be a brave blogette, holding my microphone in my right hand and the recording device in my left while looking my most-confident self and ask her the sharpest questions one could ask.

Until we will meet again Anna, I will be drawn into your web of fashionable strings and continue to admire you for your poise and accomplishments.

What a beautiful day this was!

Gallery: front row pictures, Suzy Menkes, Carine Roitfeld, Anna dello Russo, James Goldstein and somewhere you can find myself in the purple vintage jumpsuit that I inherited from my mother.

..:: Sexy ::..

Posted in Words of Wisdom by strytllng on August 24, 2010

Scars

Posted in Words of Wisdom by strytllng on July 20, 2010



Reloading the ‘Little Black Dress’

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on February 16, 2010

Ever since Audrey Hepburn conquered the world in the iconic little black dress by Givenchy in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, every woman wanted to own the classic herself. Now CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements has invited 22 of the world’s leading designers to reinvent the timeless fashion statement themselves and the results are astonishing. The perfect red carpet couture by Armani Privé, sculptural design from Marios Schwab, a sexy silhouette from Jean Paul Gaultier and a dress with a ‘caractère noir’ of course from Givenchy by Riccordo Tisci exemplify the manifoldness of this venture.

The designers list reads like the who-is-who of the fashion glitterati. Among them are: 3.1. phillip lim, Alberta Ferretti, Alexis Mabille, Azzaro Boudicca, Catherine Malandrino, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karen New York, Fendi, Gaspard Yurkievich, Gianfranco Ferré, Giorgio Armani Privé, Givenchy by Riccordo Tisci, Jean Paul Gaultier, Lanvin by Alber Elbaz, Marios Schwab, Martin Grant, Missoni, Sonia Rykiel, Thakoon, Valentino and Vivienne Westwood.

All dresses are unique and will be up for auction in September 2010 in New York City to support the American Cancer Society and Ligue nationale contre le cancer in France with the full profits going to the two charity organizations.

An exhibition showing the ‘Little Black Dresses’ was held in January in Paris. The reactions of the attending guests emphasize the unparalleled combined performative power of the numerous creative leaders not only participating in this venture of recreating an icon but also support the important cause of supporting these organizations.

Watch the video of the January exhibition in Paris with statements by Carine Roitfeld, Mélanie Laurent, Alexis Mabille, Martin Grant, Susan Tabak, Gaspard Yurkievich saying it in black:

I will leave you with the wise words of Margherita Missoni:

It’s black but it’s still some color.

Your Strytllr

Haute Couture Paris 2010

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on February 13, 2010

Dear readers,

this little blog has gone through the roof in its short life during the past week. Thank you very much. I feel flattered and blessed having this many friends wanting to read my everyday inspiration, excitement and share my curiosities. The past week was certainly also overshadowed by the tragic loss of AMQ. I left Strytllng at rest for one day to pay my respect to his genius because nothing I would have written could have come close to being worthy his creative potential. May AMQ never be forgotten.

I want to release you all into this weekend worth a mastermind. Watch the ‘Best of’ Haute Couture from Paris, January 2010. Watch what, Suzy Menkes, Dita von Teese or Alexis Mabille have to say and don’t miss Karlie Kloss’ finish.

Enjoy your weekend!
Your Strytllr

Video via Youtube (Production KO FAHION)

VOGUE PARIS x CRYSTALLIZED exclusive calendar give-away

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on February 11, 2010

This must be good fate. I just received the note that CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements, the partner for this year’s VOGUE PARIS calendar, will ship an issue to the first 200 who register here. I am a fan since I saw it at a friend’s house in Paris. Unfortunately, they are only available in France with the December issue of VOGUE PARIS and somehow I never felt like taking a Paris vacation in December – sorry mes amis!

Photographer Mario Sorrenti, who was hand-selected by Carine Roitfeld, editor in chief of VOGUE PARIS, shot the motifs at Paris’ famed Lido cabaret and created a sexy ode to beauty by specifically celebrating the female form and the element of crystal. Supermodels Raquel Zimmerman, Natasha Poly and Iselin Steiro are covered in (petit) fashion by Givenchy, Lanvin and Balmain – all covered with sparkly Swarovski Elements. The calendar is a modern expression of the art of burlesque.

Your Strytllr already registered @ www.crystallized.com!

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