Monday, June 2, 2008

Can We Say: Naughty!

When I wanted to see what new swimwear and lingerie LaPerla had, I knew it would say naughty all over it. Then I thought, "It can say naughty all over me because it is m-i-n-e." The swimwear and lingerie covers everything that needs to be covered, while leaving the rest to totally tantalize. Honestly it's one of my favorite lines of lingerie and swimwear. Hands down, I wouldn't kid you about this, seriously. Take at look.

A garment that completes and enriches the elegant proposal of the Spring/Summer 2008 La Perla Beachwear Collection, this caftan in stretch-viscose jersey with a print design recalling Digital Art, Detail: wide sleeves and laces fastening in the front. And a very stylish must have for the swimwear season.

A strong striking impact for the one-piece characterized by deep splits and highlighted on the front by a stone of opaque material held in place with twisted LYCRA® cords, from which a draping motif emerges. Color: yellow and black.

"Sculpted shape" for the one-piece made with jacquard LYCRA® with a terry piqué effect. From the cups LYCRA® strips come out, functioning as straps, highlighted by a delicious ribbons. The tone-on-tone borders are with microfibre LYCRA®. Colors: white and black

A real jewel with oriental style gives an hypnotic and sophisticated character to the striking bikini. The jewel, made in a special shiny resin modelled to exclusive La Perla designs, enriches the bra, characterized by lightweight drapes that show off its iridescent reflections. Couture detail: clasp fastening on the back and laces both around the neck and underbust. Color: black.

"Everywhere man blames nature and fate, yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passions, his mistakes and weaknesses."---Democritus

Lovin Life, Truth Is

Yacht Dreamin'

**The Lounge Room featured on the Romance Yacht

My grandfather had a boat, a very nice one at that. But when I was little I didn't appreciate being out on the water in a puffy purple children's life vest with the mist from the water splashing at me. Now that im a lot older and hardly ever have time to myself anymore, I tend to miss those little things that drove me batty when I was younger, like that boat. To be exact, "yachting" a term coined by the super rich for when they go out in their megayachts and spend countless hours and days out on the seas letting their cares drift away has suddenly become popular again with the masses. Although most people can't afford a yacht like Aristotle Onassis there is a way that you might be able to get a little bit of time on one. CRN a premiere yacht building company is currently in the process of building a brand new spectacle that could rival even the wealthiest of mens yachts. The Romance happens to come complete with its own VIP Room, Spa and {if the spa, pool, VIP room and bar weren't enough} Turkish bath. Now, try splitting that up into a timeshare.

Spa Room

VIP Bedroom aboard the Romance

Pharrell + Vuitton = BLASON

royal crown earrings with an ascending There we're several things that I didn't get a chance to do this past weekend -like see Sex and the City movie {yes, please gasp and cry for me as I did the same thing as well}- but of the few pleasurable things that I did manage to squeeze into my weekend, coveted jewels were one of them; jewels of the Billionaire Boys Club type. I remember late summer of 2004 when I first heard of about the collaboration between legendary design house Louis Vuitton and N.E.R.D. co-founder Pharrell Williams I thought "oh this can't possibly be good, it's going to be one of those 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' type of deals." Then, my mind grew even more concerned when I heard rumors of Pharrell being overextended and overwhelmed from the pressure of designing a collection with the legendary French fashion house. But nearly two years later and a You Tube video of the work that Pharrell had done, I must say that he accomplished the feat of silencing any negative thought I originally had about this endeavor. The Blason Collection is here just in time for spring and includes antique staples that have been modernized like a miniature LV logo encrusted with blue diamonds, or a golden cherub brooch that is clutching a white diamond in his two little palms. Watch the video below and let us know what you think. Also, for more information about the Blason Collection check out the Louis Vuitton website.

Hommage à Yves Saint Laurent

As majority of you have read, in addition to my colleague's mention earlier of the passing of one of the last Legendary designers, Yves Saint Laurent, whose birth name is Yves Henri Donat Dave Mathieu-Saint-Laurent. Due to our fond admiration and respect for Monsieur Laurent and all of the marvelous contributions that he has made to the fashion world, we would like to bring you a glimpse of his finale show in 2002 - in which he retired in one last Haute Couture show that spanned the ages and continents of the world and featured almost 300 various looks- which all names came to honor. In addition to our personal dedication, we would like to hear from you, our readers. If you have a fond memory, story of inspiration, admiration or photos, please share them with us as they will be part of a post that we will do on Friday in full spectrum of the life and career of Yves Saint Laurent.

As written on Fashion Windows from the 2002 Haute Couture Show:

They didn't so much fete Yves Saint Laurent at his final fashion show in Paris Tuesday night as canonize the great couturier after an epic catwalk display. Two thousand fans, clients, critics and old friends crowded into the Pompidou Center for the most eagerly anticipated collection of the Paris haute couture season, while thousands more watched Yves swan song projected onto giant screens in the square outside. Over a hundred models crowded onto to the catwalk at the finale, as a clearly moved but never tearful Saint Laurent took his bow. Catherine Deneuve sang, before she and Laetitia Casta - both in tuxedo pants suits - exited with Yves while Nessun Dorma from Turandot swelled over the adoring audience from giant speakers. "I promised myself I wouldn't cry, but I couldn't prevent it. A great man has left fashion. Yves made women sexy, mysterious, elegant but never vulgar," Diane von Furstenberg told FWD after the show. A slew of designers came to pay their respect to Saint Laurent, his first ready-to-wear successor Albert Elbaz, Sonia Rykiel, Pat Field, Jean Louis Scherrer, Vivienne Westwood and Paul Smith to name a few. The show itself, which brings to a close a career spanning four and a half decades, was essentially a retrospective of Saint Laurent's greatest collections, worn by the crème de la crème of models.

**Images courtesy of British Vogue Haute Couture Runway 2002