Apparently I ain’t that bad. The lovely Jeannie Richard have nominated pret-a-reporter with The Versatile Blogger Award. Does this mean that from now on I can get away with inserting “award-winning” every time I refer to my blog?
I highly recommend having a read through their blog and maybe snatching an item of jewellery, carefully crafted by them. The pieces there are pretty awesome.
Meanwhile, I am supposed to reveal 7 random things about myself and spread the award further on, i.e nominate more awesome bloggers.
So here is some good trivial information about yours truly:
- Most of the time I have very intense and strange dreams. I died in my dreams twice.
- According to the monthly and yearly Zodiac, I am a Capricorn and a Dragon.
- My music of choice is rock and metal. I listen to trance only in summer.
- I only use Chanel lipstick as it is the sole brand that does not give me an allergy.
- I have been with the boyf for 7 years now.
- My style icon is my mother.
- Other men that I love include Humphrey Bogart, Clint Eastwood as well as Stephen King.
I nominate my absolute faves (Jeannie Richard – the award is going back at ya as well – no matter if it’s playing by the the rules or not), in no particular order:
You can follow the tag and reveal 7 random things about yourselves or just snatch the award.
In the image I am wearing one of my favourite make up looks – Cleopatra eyes – as well as classic pearl earrings. If you’d like to know how to achieve this look – let me know, I’ll cook up a tutorial.
UPDATE (10, May, 2011)
The absolutely amazing Jeannie Richard has awoken pret-a-reporter from its hibernation and put a smile on my face with one more award.
One simply must follow, read and LOVE this amazing and creative blog. It’s one of pret-a-reporter’s faves.
I am in the middle of moving home, so I will start blogging again very soon.
Until we meet again.
Location: London, UK
I attended the Yohji Yamamoto fashion and design exhibition at the V&A last year which took my breath away seen as it had a workshop which allowed visitors to try on some of Yamamoto’s kooky designs. The reason I came back to show you this image was the fact that one of his fashion lines, Y3, which is a collaboration with Adidas, has some great stylish sportswear. I am about to commence a series of boxing classes and yes, looking good while kicking the crap out of the bait is of vast significance to me.
Location: London, UK
Despite looking and feeling like someone chewed me and spat me out, my good friend Svetlana managed to find a good angle in a hopeless situation that was my appearance.
Saved by the fact that I decided to inject some vibrant colours into my look, the outfit turned out to be quite good, no doubt the background that is Wesfield in Stratford, East London, added some fashion credentials to that.
Some of you might have noticed my absence from the blogging sphere – this is because I was fighting off a viral infection that dominated pretty much everything in my life for a brief period of time. I must report that I am well now.
Here I am wearing a Calvin Klein Collection button-up shirt, Hugo Boss orange knitted crop cardigan, Twenty8Twelve jeans, Sinéquanone classic trench, DKNY shoulder bag and New Look yellow flats that I got 5 years ago.
I’ve pictured myself in beautiful embroidered, princess tulle, 70s bohemian or backless white dresses very often. However, I have never pictured or dreamt about wearing THE dress on THE day.
Close friends of mine will probably underline that when speaking to me about wedding attire, it’s something like a one way conversation. I can add my style critique to their ideas, I can probably design a wedding dress for them (I have several sketched here and there), I can select the accessories for them as well as the shoes. But I will never speak about my own big day fantasies. Why? Because I simply have none.
You might think that this is one of those bitter always the bridesmaid, never the bride situations. Well you’re wrong. So damn wrong.
I am more than happy to live and to know that THE day may never come. I don’t need an excuse to don exquisite designs, be it in white, peach or nude. Wearing something borrowed is almost a daily occurrence for me (I like to occupy the boyf’s wardrobe, and wear his tees and ties), I wear blue when it matches an outfit, oldies and vintage are also a part of my style and who doesn’t buy and wear something new every now and then?
My wedding fantasy is blank. I don’t feel a strict obligation to wait for proposals, diamond rings and months (if not decades) of planning wedding receptions just to be the centre of attention in a white dress for a day and a half. I do casually look through wedding dresses and think that they would definitely work in different contexts, not only brides or their maids – but that’s the couture lover speaking in me.
Here’s a selection of a few beautiful designs from New York’s Bridal Fashion Week. Would I wear them? Yes. To a wedding? Who knows, I might but not necessarily.
Gowns by Vera Wang and Oscar de la Renta from New York Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2013
(Images: WWD and Nathan Kraxberger)