This is how you wear it…no, not her the girls below!!!

The most talk about celebrity this days:  Angelina Jolie’s Leg.

What about all that awkard possing?

Why trying so hard?

Regarding her posing on the red carpet, yes we know you were wearing a very sexy dress, but there is nothing sexy about putting so much effort to let us know.

 After seeing her I had to do my own research and I found this:  here are some images of how is done.

via red carpet fashion awards

via red carpet fashion awards

 So the moral of the story is if it feels awkward is because it looks awkward.

Please don’t try this at home….Kisses Paola

Rachel Fortin Luxurius and Recycled…Really? Wow!!!

I had seen Rachel’s work in local editorials, but it wasn’t till the last Braderie de mode Québécoise that I got to see some of  her stuff in person. I also met Rachel in person yey added bonus :). 

She is not only talented but super sweet…I fell in love with this black leather vest but unfortunately I waited to long to buy it 😦 . So my advice is when ever you fall in love with any of  her pieces get it right away.

Made from recycled materials: from fur hats and amazing handbags to jewelery, Rachel  has it all.

Thanks again to The Braderie for all the incredible finds and the opportunity to meet in person so many talented  local designers.

Extract from Rachel’s website:

THE LITTLE STORY OF RACHEL.F. …
 
 rachel.f. isn’t just a name branded on a recycled leather and fur accessory line company. It’s also the alter ego of a young girl from Chicoutimi who dreamed of being a Paris fashion designer when she realized she wouldn’t be a child for the rest of her life.
 
 “La petite histoire de Rachel Fortin ne dit pas si sa passion de la fourrure vient du fait qu’elle a grandi au coeur la nordique région du Saguenay – Lac St-Jean. Et elle ne mentionne pas non plus si l’idée de travailler uniquement à partir de cuir et fourrure recyclé pourrait découler du fait qu’elle fût élevée par une gentille famille d’ours brun. Toutefois, les faits sont là … “

Images credit: http://www.rachelf.ca/

Rachel & I at La Braderie.

Hope you guys love it as much as I do…Kisses Paola.

LANVIN for H&M

The latest collaboration LANVIN-H&M is just great and on time for the holidays.

Loving the colors & the mix of textures hope you enjoy it and maybe if you are really, really lucky you might be able to take a look at it, unless you were inline for hours before the store opened and mange to get a piece 🙂 I am not that crazy, but my respects to those who did!

 

LANVIN TO DESIGN EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION FOR H&M THIS AUTUMN

H&M is proud to announce that its next designer collaboration will be with Lanvin, one of the most influential brands of the 21st century. Designed by Lanvin’s artistic director Alber Elbaz, and menswear designer Lucas Ossendrijver, the collection will go on sale on November 23 in around 200 H&M stores worldwide. The collection of both womenswear and menswear will be revealed to the world on November 2, just three weeks before the clothes hit the store, making the launch of Lanvin for H among the most anticipated fashion events of the year.

“H&M approached us to collaborate, and see if we could translate the dream we created at Lanvin to a wider audience, not just a dress for less. I have said in the past that I would never do a mass-market collection, but what intrigued me was the idea of H&M going luxury rather than Lanvin going public. This has been an exceptional exercise, where two companies at opposite poles can work together because we share the same philosophy of bringing joy and beauty to men and women around the world.” Alber Elbaz, artistic director of Lanvin.

“We are thrilled about Lanvin’s collection for H&M, it is such an exciting moment. Lanvin will bring to H&M a luxurious French tradition that is also modern and playful. It is very much a Lanvin collection, using their cut and tailoring, with lots of focus on form and details for both women and men. The launch in November is going to be full of wonderful surprises.” Margareta van den Bosch, creative advisor at H&M.

Since joining Lanvin as artistic director in 2001, Alber Elbaz has transformed the Paris-based label, founded in 1889 by Jeanne Lanvin, into a fashion powerhouse bursting with ideas and creativity. Alber Elbaz has pioneered there some of the biggest trends of the past decade – ribbon, bows, pearls, raw edges, sumptuous colour and metallic embellishment among many others. Alber Elbaz has a mastery of cut and an instinct for cloth which leaves a very personal signature on his work, ensuring that all Lanvin clothes are instantly recognizable. Since the introduction of a new menswear line in 2006, Alber Elbaz has also transformed the male wardrobe, bringing a relaxed elegance to men’s clothing which is as special as the womenswear. 

Lanvin is the latest brand to collaborate with H&M, with previous collections designed by the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Comme des Garçons and Sonia Rykiel. In a new twist, the Lanvin for H collection will be revealed to the world through a special film which will be launched on November 2. The film will be available for all to see online at http://www.hm.com. Following the film’s debut, it will be just three weeks before customers have the chance to get their hands on a covetable piece of Lanvin for H

source: www.hm.com

Please visit www.hm.com/pressdesign2010 for press material.

Information about Lanvin: www.lanvin.com

One of my favorites!

Images source: taaora.fr

Zara October 2010 lookbook

Is all about the knits!

The knit dress

Who doesn’t love a comfy sweater? well this season you can get a comfy dress 🙂

Maxi dress

Their version of the maxi dress for winter, now that looks hot!, you can wear it with a nice pair of boots or nice ballerinas.

More maxi dresses

The sweater and the skirt combo

 

The cherry on the sunday...the cape!

In love, so far my favorite lookbook of the year, hope you enjoy it…let me know which are your favorite pieces.

Kisses Paola

Fashion for a very good cause| Moda por una buena causa

TOMS Shoes

Cool, comfortable & great designs.|Cool, comodos y con increibles disenos.

I bought my first pair last summer and I just love them, I had no clue at the moment of my purchase that each time you buy a pair of TOMS shoes another pair is donated to a less fortunate child. Now that I and you know  let’s give them a hand…spread the word. Kisses Paola

My TOMS

 

One for One

TOMS Shoes was founded on a simple premise: With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. One for One. Using the purchasing power of individuals to benefit the greater good is what we’re all about.

Their Story

In 2006 an American traveler, Blake Mycoskie, befriended children in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One. Blake returned to Argentina with a group of family, friends and staff later that year with 10,000 pairs of shoes made possible by caring TOMS customers.

Since our beginning, TOMS has given over 400,000 pairs of shoes to children in need through the One for One model.

Our ongoing community events and Shoe Drop Tours allow TOMS supporters and enthusiasts to be part of our One for One movement. Join us.

Why shoes?

Most children in developing countries grow up barefoot. Whether at play, doing chores or just getting around, these children are at risk.

Walking is often the primary mode of transportation in developing countries. Children can walk for miles to get food, water, shelter and medical help. Wearing shoes literally enables them to walk distances that aren’t possible barefoot.

Wearing shoes prevents feet from getting cuts and sores on unsafe roads and from contaminated soil. Not only are these injuries painful, they also are dangerous when wounds become infected. The leading cause of disease in developing countries is soil-transmitted parasites which penetrate the skin through open sores. Wearing shoes can prevent this and the risk of amputation.

Many times children can’t attend school barefoot because shoes are a required part of their uniform. If they don’t have shoes, they don’t go to school. If they don’t receive an education, they don’t have the opportunity to realize their potential.

There is one simple solution…SHOES.

Of the planet’s six billion people, four billion live in conditions inconceivable to many. Lets take a step towards a better tomorrow. Source http://www.tomsshoes.ca/

Some Gossip Girl Inspiration

I wanted to share with you some of Blake Lively’s cool looks, nothing complicated.

I often get inspired by her outfits, we share a green miss sixty rumper  on the first image :).

Hope I could share more clothes with her…anyways I get to share with you guys…Kisses Paola

It all begins here…