Trademark: Louboutin vs YSL

Now this is a lawsuit that I will really love to work for, but really, really! Can you imagine how it would be to  represent Christian Louboutin against Yves Saint Laurent or vice versa? That will be the moment when I could  truly asses that I love to be a lawyer, a lawyer that defends shoes! My work would be much more fun, wink!

If you did not know, I am telling you: there is a “battle” between the two famous fashion houses because YSL have copied the label of Louboutin, his famous “red soles”. So, they are fighting for a color, for the red color? Well, apparently it is more than that and Louboutin told the French newspaper Libération: “I understand that, but it is a red in a specific context [in the way that], there is Ferrari red [and] Hermès orange. Even in the food industry, Cadbury recently won a lawsuit against Nestlé for using purple packaging. All this proves that the colours play a part in a brand’s identity. I’m not saying that red usually belongs to me – I repeat that this is about a precise red, used in a precise location.

Apart from my enthusiasm to work for a fashion house, I think this is a sad story. Louboutin himself mentioned that he had worked with Yves Saint Laurent and had great admiration for him and now the group PPR, who owns YSL, after making many proposals to buy Louboutin’s company in the past, all of which he turned down, unlawfully uses the trademark of the latter. What do you think?

I also wanted to tell you about Christian Louboutin Exhibition that opened yesterday, 1st of May, at the Design Museum in London. So, the lucky ones that live in London or tourists, you have the possibility to admire every stage of the design journey, “revealing how a shoe is constructed, from the initial drawing and first prototype through to production in the factory.

I like so much these drawings that I wanted to photograph them from Vogue Austria for you. I understand little of what they are saying, but I had to buy the magazine on my trip to Vienna, for the photos, of course!

Source: Design Museum, Vogue

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Lilac

How is spring treating you these days? Here, the sun is lovely, I had half a day for outdoor activities and I enjoyed every ray of sunshine (a little bit of tan would not be that bad, wink). I love the lilac flower, not just the color, but the smell of the street where people have chosen lilac for their garden. This is a great idea for the front of the building where you live, don’t you think so?

The weather forecast is awful for today, storm and heavy rains, but until now it is perfect. If the rain comes, it’s ok with me, I am planning a bar theater night. Enjoy your day!

Source: 1- looks like a London house, 2 – bohemian sunshine, 3 – Elie Saab gown

Laziness

I “bumped” into this editorial with Mila and I realized that it describes so well what I need:  some lazy  and sunny days in the mountains and no deadlines attached! Of course I’ll take my lace items and leggings with me! Not such a good idea, hmmm?!

I hope you miss me last week, I am sorry, but I had to prepare my future: some applications, cover letters, you know, wink! And I felt that I have to give the best of me, so my blog suffered a little, but I am back now! What’s new? I know that some of us have already celebrated the Easter, well,  I hope you had some fabulous and sunny days with your dearest ones!

With my last week activity, I realized I have no clue what I am going to cook on Friday except for a yammy cheesecake! Maybe you can come with some special recipes, please?

But I know for sure what I am going to wear! As you can see, I am an incredible awesome housekeeper! I had some time for shopping, you caught me! And I have also attended a vintage fair last weekend where I have discovered some young girls, fashion designers. I really liked their unique handmade clothes and I am going to share with you some of my favorites: La Chatterie (here I found a lovely pink t-shirt, very soft and that can be worn in the office, but also on a casual day, but there are also other items on her website) and Fe[Male]  (a lovely backless silk green blouse rapidly became my choice, but they have some other great and interesting items).

Source: fashiongonerogue

More time, please!

Wonderful weather these days, perfect for tennis. I had a lot of outdoor activities these last two weekends and tennis was one of them. Didn’t quite wear a YSL white dress, but it felt awesome! The text that was all over facebook last week is so true: “Let’s have a moment of silence for all those who are stuck in traffic on their way to the gym to ride stationery bicycles” (me included). So, I left the indoor spinning class on Saturday and played some tennis with my friends even if at the beginning the racket was not listening to me, eventually it became obedient.

I also attended my first class of photography, I only wish I could have more time for these classes: there are so many interesting new things to learn. But a friend of mine told me that the only thing standing between me and my passions is the bullshit story (about not having time) I keep telling to myself. True! She got me here, wink!

I was also happy that another friend of mine is opening her own business. Happy Monday!

Source: Harper’s Bazaar US April 2010

 

 

What I liked about…

You know what I like most about Marni at H&M collection? The fact that they decided to go for so many prints and lovely polka dots, my favorite print. I am not a fan of H&M, at all! The low quality of the clothes is the main reason! I love my clothes and I like to think that some of them can accompany me more than one season, but H&M clothes do not have this quality. But Marni for H&M is something else: I irremediable fall in love with those black and blue polka dots coats, especially the long and black one!

Favorite Designers – Elie Saab

At the beginning of my blog era (I can’t believe that I forgot to celebrate my blog first anniversary) I wanted to grant Elie Saab an entire post. He is one of my favorite designers. The gowns he designs are always precious and so feminine! Yes,  most of the designers create feminine gowns, I know, but Ellie Saab has that something that I always adore, sparkling and tight tailoring or silk and endless flow. And right about now is the perfect timing and I will start with some inside pics from his 2012-2013 fall/winter show.

I love these pictures taken inside by the models or other fortunate people that may watch so close the show preparations. I am absolutely sure that this will be the perfect job for me… just wait to finish my photographic lesson next week and I’ll be also on the backstage taking photos (a girl can dream, wink).

Known as one of the most influential and highly regarded designers of our time, Elie Saab was born in Lebanon and began designing evening gowns and wedding dresses in his early years. His eye for detail and his unparalleled craftsmanship attracts a vast audience across the Middle East and internationally.”

Elie Saab has dressed some of the most high-profile and elegant women of our time, with his creations often favoured amongst the Hollywood A-list for red-carpet events. His exquisite and utterly sophisticated pieces are undoubtedly the ultimate in glamour.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can suppose already, I was thrilled to see that Elie Saab chose shadows of green for some of 2012/2013 collection gowns, the particular sparkling and underlining so well the waist gown above is my favorite.

 

Source: 1-5&12 inside pics, 6-11  2012-2013 fall/winter show

A Splash of Green

I was never a fan of LV bags/handbags, really! Especially those tweed style and the brown with the LV beige brand on them! They were/are not my style, never. But today, clicking on every detail of LV show, I had to admit that a particular bag stole my heart forever. The color, the form, the leather, the white gloves, everything about this bag is amazing (maybe I would get rid of that flower)!

Let’s take a look, shall we?

I have three green bags at home, but each time I found something that I like, it has green on it! Well, for those of you who thought that purple is me, I am telling you: “You are so right! But a splash of green on dark purple makes wonders!” Have a wonderful weekend!

Source: vogue.com