czwartek, 4 listopada 2010

Blow up!

Hi, there! All I am doing now is watching movies (I've finished my papers for this philosophical thing, but now I have to write like 15-20 pages for the next competition - in literature and culture this time. The topic is interesting as I'm writing about the development of the motive of the creator of new Man in culture on the examples of Pygmalion and dr Frankenstein and the reinterpretation of these two attitudes to the act of creation in modern culture. This is why I'm watching and watching again both "My Fair Lady", which is great in my opinion, and such crap as "Van Helsing"), so when I thought about adding a new note to the blog, the first thing that came to my ming was... a movie. Meaning - "Blow-Up" by Antonioni. I've seen it years ago and I don't consider it my favorite movie, but I'm kinda still under impression of the mastery of pictures. The film is in my opinion visually marvelous, mystic, attractive and intriguing. And the actresses, they are so beautiful! The whole atmosphere is great. By the way - I believe it was the novel "Kensington Gardens" where I read that the backstage of "Blow-Up" was the most fabulous party in London in the sixties. Everybody wanted to be there. If you were super it-girl or one of the most wanted bachelors in those times, you must have been invited to star or work on the production of "Blow-Up".


piątek, 22 października 2010

Why won't you stay on a desert, huh?


(Chloe, Prada, Burberry RTW FW 2010)

Well do I remember the day when I opened my brand new "Elle" to get familiar with the trends for the following season and I immediately fall in love with camel. I was sick to death with all these winter gloomy colors and found such a warm, pretty color a wonderful alternative. 

About a week after this event I had a chat with Polly about RTW 2010 over "Elle" September and her only reaction was: "Bleh! It's awful, this color looks like shit! I have no bloody idea how come the bunch of sadistic designers signed a pact of making all the fashionistas wear clothes in this terrible dog's poop color!" I replied she was being silly as I believed that the last Chloe collection was fabulous and so was camel.

I started to doubt in it's fabulousness when I saw one of my acquaintances, who is an international booker and definitely an it-girl wearing an oversize camel pullover. She is absolutely gorgeous and her beauty is breathtaking (I'm not exaggerating, she really is one of the prettiest people I've seen and I've seen many working as a model), but I have to be honest - she looked only a little bit prettier than a usual girl (meaning - bad. BAD).

But still I wanted to give camel a chance and so I went to my favorite second-hand shop in search for a camel V-necked sweater. I don't like spending much on one-season hits, so I was delighted to find a camel lamb wool  Gap sweater for less than half an average novel in an average bookshop. I went to try it and became standing on the verge of a nervous breakdown in the fitting-room. I'm light red/golden blond and pale, so I reckoned I would look as great in camel as in ivory/nude/warm yellow/light brown. But the view in the mirror shattered all my hopes. I closed my eyes and kept my eyelids down until I took off the sweater and put it far away from me. To say the least - I looked shitty. Or so did the sweater.
Now I have to ask if you have any personal experience with this color and if you still believe it can look splendid outside of a catwalk. I really doubt. And I really wonder why can't we wear something simply pretty. Oh, Tom Ford, why won't you come back and make women look sexy and glamorous again?! Thanks god Dolce&Gabbana stay in fashion industry, if they decided to, for example, start designing only furniture, my probable nervous breakdown caused by myself in camel would become extremely real.
Frankly, I do think that camel should stay on a camel and wander on his back through a desert. So, tell my, camel, why won't you get back to Sahara, huh?

poniedziałek, 18 października 2010

little dream

picture: Polly, make-up, styling, model: Testinova
I'm wearing Orsay blazer, Zara Kids dress and Polly's mother's pearls plus Polly's bracelets.
I'm in a very dreamy mood, so I'm pasting here my own tribute to such a dreamy designer as Chloe and a dreamy song, although I was inspired also by:

I believe it was one of the best Dior shows ever

I don't know why but there's something so much Pollyanna in this picture

niedziela, 10 października 2010

Fat legs strike back!

Hi, people! I've been extremely busy for a while + I've been working on my papers for two competitions + my Internet in the dormitory has suddenly disappeared = I couldn't write anything new on the blog until now. The late fashion inspector, Testinova, reports that one of the hottest SS 11 trends are fat legs! Cheer up, ladies, you don't have to loose weight anymore! Let's have a look!

(all of the pictures come from Jil Sander SS 11 show,

Oh, designers, designers, how perfidious human beings you are! The clothes seem to be perfect for women with cellulite on their buttocks and thights plus nice and fat tummies, who wear 12. But, for God's sake, size plus ladies, don't let the designers mislead you! They're mischeivous ad only skinny models look fine in tents on their hips. If you're size is bigger than 6, you're gonna look as a big champignon wearing such skirts and trousers.
I might sound a little bit ironic as somebody who wears 4/6 and gives advise to bigger woman, but this whole tendency to design clothes for "real woman" seems unfair to me. Curves are beautiful, so they should be shown, not hidden. And how are you going to show your shapes if you listen to what the clever fashion editors say and wear supertrendy loose-fitting "so seventies" trousers. My mum bought them and has worn them only once as she says she feels as "one big champingon" in them.
Staying in the topic of curves, I like whar Victoria Beckham did for her last show (SS 11 on NY Fashion Week). The clothes REALLY emphasise beautiful shapes of woman with the classic line of body (I mean with breasts and hips).

And here comes the moment when out-of-the-fashion-industry people should ask the question: "why won't the rest follow her and create real fashion for real women?" Because the fashion is not about reality. It's all about dreams. Models are the fairies and the elves of the present. Sorry!

sobota, 2 października 2010

the roof is on fire

 photos: Polly
make-up: Beata Czapla
styling: Testinova
model:  Testinova
clothes: Polly's mother's fake fur (I wouldn't wear a real one as I'm a vegetarian, not a vegetarian hypocrite), shoes - H&M, hairband - Polly's mother's pearls, dress - Zara Kids

Hi, people! It's freaking cold here now, c'mon, it's not an early October, but late November outside. That's why we were shooting in furs. We almost froze to death, though. We wanted to create very elegant look, nut not too posh, modern and charming, I'd call it a modest glamour. I'm pasting only a few pics here as the others are in completely different style, but also nice. It seems that Polly has developed the nature of David Sims in herself as even my model agency liked the photos and soon I'm going to have them in my book! Polly, move to NY and become the next Annie Leibovitz! ;-)


(yes, I am still mournig after the end of "Sex and the City" as I have really tough period at school and no entertaining escape from my darling Marcus Aurelius, Seneka, Epictetus and loads of tests and quizes)

Chanel FW 2010 RTW, the Yeti collection (the make-ups are so modern and full of courage!)

Chloe FW 2010 RTW (what I love the most about this collections are its colours - they are so calm and delicate, almost semi-transparent, they smoothly emphasise the natural beauty of the person who wears them)