The first year of Vogue India

"I suspect our Vogue will be nosier and more colorful and more vibrant than the western models" said Alex Kuruvilla, the managing director of Condé Nast India before the first issue of Vogue was published. Here are the results after the first year of its existence (taken from the FashionSpot).

This whole "more vibrant" part worked out. Besides the magazine is mostly very... "Indian" (contrary to the Chinese Vogue, which is less Chinese than what we expected after the first issue). But - being antibollywood person - I feel a little bit lost. Is it still a fashion magazine or more of lifestyle one? Hard to decide seeing only the scans at the Fashion Spot - but I'm disappointed anyways.

As a cover-lover - I was eager to see something more surprising, more original, more fashionable on the Indian Vogue cover. And I've got this:

Please, don't.


We'll be showing some body next season! (3)

We'll be showing some legs. Anyone surprised?

Benjamin Cho, Dolce&Gabbana, Versace

Bluemarine, Marc by Marc Jasobs, Stella McCartney

Dior, Valentino, Herve Leger by Max Azria

Givenchy, Just Cavalli, Zac Posen

La Perla, Alexander McQueen, Erin Fetherston

source: style.com


Vivienne 2.0

Vivienne looking like 100% Dame Commander or simply like an elder British lady. Looks more surprising than when wearing punk-ish stuff (reminds me even of Carolina Herrera. Or Elizabeth II. Can't decide.) Picture comes from 1999, stolen from style.com.

We'll be showing some body next season! (2)

And this time - shoulders. Or, more precise - one shoulder. Next trend, which reminds me of 90's, but comparing to the bare midriff it's less provocative and more likely to stay in fashion for longer. We've already seen many of those for FW 08/09, but in the summer there's just more occasions to show off ones bare shoulder.

Abaete, Bottega Veneta, Max Azira

Carlos Miele, Carolina Herrera, Zac Posen

Preen, Yigal Azrouel, Versace

Luella, Rodarte, Reem Acra

Erin Fetherston, BCBG, Halston

Alexander Wang, Alberta Ferretti, Derek Lam

Calvin Klein, Elie Saab, Etro

Christopher Kane, Gucci, Rock&Republic

All the pictures I put here come from style.com, as usual. This is not even a half of the designers using this trend in SS 09 collections. It's going to become a huge thing.


We'll be showing some body next season! (1)

Bare midriff brings back the memories, doesn't it? Early and mid 90's, Spice Girls on the covers and in our wardrobes - very short tees. This trend really did a buzz during the fashion weeks. It can either look trashy, modern or... just bad (sorry, but this one is definitely for slim girls only). I am really anxious to see will it be adopted by the streets.

3.1 Phillip Lim, Vivienne Westwood Red Label, Topshop Unique

Hussein Chalayan, Chanel, Thakoon

Jeremy Laing, Malo, Proenza Schouler

Zac Posen, Alberta Ferretti, Alexander Wang

And who was the first one with the trend this time? Prada, of course. Below Resort 2009, FW 08/09 and SS 09 (twice).

Source: style.com


Milan SS09 - very short review (part 2)

Versace goes summer-ish. Short dresses, vivid colors and those wonderful prints! Totally adorable. Donatella again didn't go into anything original, but watching this collection was just... pleasurable:)

Dolce&Gabbana go shiny. There is a little bit of everything in this collection - satin, oversized sequins, extra-wide shoulders, fur - everything screaming "look at me!". I really enjoyed the powerful woman look as well as the romantic dresses at the end.

Dsquared² go seventies. Very sporty, very American. It will definitely find it's fans - but not me. Reminds me of old James Bond movies.

Pucci goes Pucci. Williamson, enough.

Fendi goes simple. Transparent materials, pale colors, geometrical shapes. Very "it" for this season. But... who the hell has designed the hairstyles? Don't match the clothes so badly.


Milan SS09 - very short review (part 1)

Bluemarine goes blue. Mrs. Molinari did what she does the best - girlish dresses for young Hollywood stars.

Prada goes sexy
. Very strong accent on rumpled fabrics. Isn't this collection more feminine than usual? And it's not only about half naked models.

Moschino goes girlish
. Nice, but repetitive. Harlequin style, pink, hearts - really cute, as always.

Missoni goes calm. Delicate colors + Japanese elements. Nothing special.

Gianfranco Ferre goes perfect
. My favorite one! Tomasso + Roberto tried to "maintain the essence of Ferre while looking at the future, at what a
modern woman wants". Worked out so well - I love the geometrical shapes, the simplicity without loosing feminity, the Ferre's spirit. Bravissimo.


What is fashionable in Mollina, Spain?

1) Flower accessories

2) Color!

3) Body painting

4) Pen-made tatoos

5) Masks

6) Traditional Korean style

7) Salwar kameez

8) Partying in unexpected places

9) Testosteron
(Pictures taken by: Gioia, Nairooz, Lutza and Francesca)

P.S. I got a new PC! That means I will be able to write here regularly. I missed that.