Couture What?

Love it or hate it, there is no in between. That’s what Haute Couture collection is all about. With the Spring Summer 2015 Couture Week last month in Paris and Rome, see few of most hideous outifts that will make you wonder who the heck are going to buy them other than Lady GaGa.

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Daizy Shely

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Christian Dior

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Atelier Versace

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Chanel

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Giambattista Valli

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Ulyana Sergeenko

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Green, Green Grass

Down the lane I walk with my sweet Mary, hair of gold and lips like cherries.
It’s good to touch the green, green grass of home.
Yes, they’ll all come to meet me, arms reaching, smiling sweetly.
It’s good to touch the green, green grass of home.

– Green, Green Grass of Home by Claude “Curly” Putman

Except, it’s not home.

But it doesn’t mean that it’s not good to touch the green green grass out of home.

Don’t we all just love green wherever it is?

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Jumper: Massimo Dutti, Pants: Dolce & Gabbana, Shoes: Adidas, Arabian Scarf: Vintage

The Good Boots

Don’t we all just love the new year? Besides the complete money wasting parties, obviuosly not environmentally friendly fireworks, and that new year new me bullshit, here comes that time that social climbers are waiting the most: Winter Sale.

The fact that Winter doesn’t officially end and they put the things on sales for the sake that fashion always goes one step ahead totally give us advantage to shop for things that we actually need. And actually, there are several countries that lie around the equator line and have pretty much the same climate every time of the year and don’t really care about certain accessories because they are totally wearable anytime. In this case, boots.

Winter, spring, summer, or autumn, boots can be fashion ultimatum. This season or next year, wear them anytime you want. Here are 9 picks of febylous boots you can find easily in the worldwide retailers.

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Black Biggin Leather Utility Boots – Topman

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Combination of Flanel and Blue Suede Boots – Massimo Dutti

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Brown Leather Boots – H&M

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Brown Leather Buckle Trim Boots – River Island

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Brown Leather Work Boots – Topman

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Leather Dockside Ankle Boots – Zara

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Leather Trekking Boots – Zara

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Mathan Boots – Aldo

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Settecamini Boots – Aldo

Oh, and yes. We buy clothes on sale and wear last season’s clothes, all the time!

Looks Hot, Feels Cold

Welcome winter as today officially marks the winter solstice in northern hemisphere. I have no idea why they call this place Middle East since it is technically not in the middle geographically because it lies above the equator line and that makes it as part of the northern hemisphere.

It is obviously not snowing here so ditch the fur coat as it is both a fashion suicide and a sign that you support cruelty to animals. But it is actually really cold with around 10 degrees on the average days. That is why, sweater, jacket, or cardigan are the perfect tops you can possibly wear.

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Sweater: Balmain, Pants: Dolce & Gabbana, Shoes: Topman, Bag: Zara

Doll Nation

Barbie comes to real life, but just, more gorgeously High Fashion…

That pretty much what I thought the past 10 years. Gemma Ward who is, without a doubt, the biggest Australian supermodel ever were a big hit for having a sensational body of work in such a very young age. I was still in the last year of middle school and nobody sold Vogue (even if there were any, I would not be able to afford it) back then in Pontianak, the city where I grew up. I could only see the baby doll-face through some fashion shows on TV every Saturdays after school or on the celeb page.

I went to high school and for some reasons had more access to a bigger fashion world. There were these other girls who were literally everywhere and had the similarity with the Australian sensation: they all look like dolls. Sasha Pivovarova, Caroline Trentini, Jessica Stam, and Lily Donaldson were a group of High Fashion girls with exceptional experiences. They have handful covers of International magazines, walk on the A-List fashion shows in the fashion capitals, and become photographer’s and designer’s muses for the last decade.

At this very moment, years after their debut, their powers are still undeniably strong. Gemma kinda took a long hiatus but even with just a single appearance by opening Prada Spring Summer 2015 in Milan, she took over the fashion world’s attention more than any other girls in the season. Lily still regularly walks on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show and honoured to wear a special outfit made of hundred pieces of Swarovski crystal. Jessica, Caroline, and Sasha still regularly appear on the cover of prestigious magazines including the historical Vogue Italia 50th Anniversary September 2014 Issue.

With such portfolios under their belts; Gemma, Sasha, Caroline, Jessica, and Lily are truly fashion icons. But what is amazing behind is that they remain pals when the curtain is closed. This time’s Women Crush Wednesday will be dedicated to their print work together in various campaigns and editorials these many years. It’s such a shame that there is no work that have all 5 together in a picture. But hey, It-girls come and go but the legends stand still! I believe that we will see that some point as they will absolutely still be around!

Gemma Ward & Sasha Pivovarova by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia

Jessica Stam and Lily Donaldson in V53 by Sebastian Faena

Lily Donaldson & Jessica Stam by Sebastian Faena for V Magazine

Lily Donaldson, Gemma Ward & Caroline Trentini by Steven Meisel for Vogue US December 2005, Glamorama 05

Caroline Trentini & Lily Donaldson by Steven Meisel for Vogue US

Lily Donaldson, Gemma Ward & Caroline Trentini by Steven Meisel for Vogue US December 2005, Glamorama 06

Lily Donaldson & Gemma Ward by Steven Meisel for Vogue US

Gemma Ward & Lily Donaldson by Emma Summerton for i-D

Jessica Stam & Caroline Trentini by Steven Klein for Dolce & Gabbana

Sasha Pivovarova & Lily Donaldson by Mario Sorrenti for Kenzo

Fashion Model Sasha Pivovarova, Jessica Stam, Lily Donaldson, Style inspiration, Fashion photography, Long hair

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Caroline Trentini, Lily Donaldson, Jessica Stam by Steven Klein for Dolce & Gabbana

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Caroline Trentini, Lily Donaldson, Jessica Stam by Steven Klein for Dolce & Gabbana

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Caroline Trentini, Lily Donaldson, Jessica Stam by Steven Klein for Dolce & Gabbana

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Gemma Ward, Jessica Stam, Lily Donaldson by Steven Klein for Dolce & Gabbana

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Gemma Ward, Jessica Stam, Lily Donaldson by Steven Klein for Dolce & Gabbana

Caroline Trentini

Caroline Trentini by Nigel Barker for Senhoa

Caroline Trentini by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for Vogue US

Caroline Trentini by Fabio Bartelt for Harper’s Bazaar Brasil

Birth Date: July 6, 1987

Nationality: Brazilian

Height: 180 cm

Measurement: 33 – 24 – 35

models.com Ranking: Industry Icons

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Gemma Ward

Gemma Ward by Steven Klein for Dolce & Gabbana

Gemma Ward by Craig McDean for Vogue Paris

Gemma Ward by Beau Grealy for Sunday Style Australia

Birth Date: November 3, 1987

Nationality: Australian

Height: 176 cm

Measurement: 34 – 24 – 35

Years active: 2003 – Present

models.com Ranking: Industry Icons

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Jessica Stam

Jessica Stam by Terry Richardson for Aldo

Jessica Stam by Bojana Tatarska for Glass Magazine

Jessica Stam by Alan Gelati for Numero Russia

Birth Date: April 23, 1986

Nationality: Canadian

Height: 178 cm

Measurement: 33 – 24 – 35

Years active: 2002 – Present

models.com Ranking: Industry Icons & The Money Girls

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Lily Donaldson

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Lily Donaldson by Hong Jang Hyun for Harper’s Bazaar Korea

Lily Donaldson by Ben Weller for The Edit

Birth Date: January 27, 1987

Nationality: British

Height: 178 cm

Measurement: 33 – 23 – 34

Years active: 2003 – Present

models.com Ranking: Industry Icons & The Money Girls

Twitter | Instagram (click to visit)

Sasha Pivovarova

Sasha Pivovarova by Victor Demarchelier for Neiman Marcus

Sasha Pivovarova by David Sims for Vogue US

Sasha Pivovarova by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Japan

Birth Date: January 21, 1985

Nationality: Russian

Height: 174 cm

Measurement: 32.5 – 23.5 – 33

Years active: 2005 – Present

models.com Ranking: Industry Icons

Burberry Boys

Everyone who follow fashion knew that Burberry has been always committed to support the British young musicians. The music itself has a really important role in all of Burberry Fashion Shows. People worldwide are always waiting which music from which artists will they use and BOOM, they will just be famous because of the fashion show. They even have this cool project on youtube which is called Burberry Acoustic. They’re featuring a full song of British indie bands on their youtube channel and their music are totally amazing, the creative director Christopher Bailey really has a brilliant taste of music which is totally in line with the brand itself. Totally Best of British.

Recently, Burberry has stepped up their game by not only playing a recording music in their famous Kensington Gardens, the venue for all fashion shows as their authenticity. They literally bring the musicians themselves to perform live during the Fashion Shows. In our Man (Men in this case) Crush Monday this time, I am introducing you three young musicians that will make yourselves crazy about their style, and of course their musics. Here we go!

1. Tom Odell

Burberry had used his music several times before we were really WOWed by the surprise performance of his in the fashion show. It was the Women’s wear Autumn Winter 2013 collection where it started. The model who opened the show was Fashion’s It-Girl Edie Campbell, followed by bunch of gorgeous models with the amazing collections. The recorded music was playing beautifully in the background until all of a sudden a major change happened when the wall was opened with Tom Odell on the piano and two lines of backing vocal were there played directly of Odell’s hit “Hold Me”. The moment was magical and the room was filled with excited applause. It was totally one of the best Fashion Shows this decade.

2. George Ezra

I fell in love with George Ezra’s music since the first time I heard his Benjamin Twine playing at the beginning of Autumn Winter 2014 collection. But the real time he gave me goosebumps was when he sang live at the beginning of Burberry Celebrates London in Shanghai show. He was performing one of my most favourite songs “Did You Hear The Rain” with his guitar and a really cool visual effect that Burberry created for the show. His strong deep voice blended in perfection as every tones and lyrics came to my heart through my eyes. George Ezra is such a complete package.

3. James Bay

The currently most-talked-about Burberry performer as he just played for the whole Women’s wear Spring Summer 2015 collection last month in London Fashion Week. His signature long hair and fedora hat stole the attention with his pretty face and magical voice since the first time he played his guitar and performed “Clocks Go Forward”. As the show went on, he continued to play my most favourite of his songs “When We Were On Fire” and closed the show with “Scars”. James Bay didn’t have a wikipedia article by the time he performed at Burberry which totally sucked but thank again to Christopher Bailey and Burberry for introducing him to us and made us fell in love right away. He will surely be the next big thing!

Triple Poly

Our Woman Crush Wednesday, The Fashion Icon, Natasha Poly scores 3 Vogue covers this October 2014. Enjoy the Russian supermodel each on Vogue Paris, Vogue Turkiye, and Vogue Deutsch.

Vogue Paris with daughter Aleksandra Christina by Mario Testino (Photographer) and James Pecis (Hair Stylist)

Vogue Turkiye photographed by Cuneyt Akeroglu

Vogue Deutsch by Luigi and Iango (Photographer) and Virginia Young (Make Up Artist)

Bonus:

Poly Pur – Vogue Deutsch Editorial

Luigi & Iango (Photographer)

Patti Wilson (Fashion Editor/Stylist)

Virginia Young (Makeup Artist)