Friday, August 20, 2010

The September Issue!

We've been waiting for it for a while and it finally came to the mail today : Vogue September 2010 Issue!

It's big: 726 pages and the cover girl is the fabulous actress Halle Berry. What I also like about the September Issue are the major designers ad campaigns! We can't wait to dig in it and find out how the fashion world will be this Fall...

Cacharel Fall 2010

Two years ago, I interned for Cacharel, a small ready-to-wear fashion company based in Paris. I was the assistant of the communication and press relations director. By the time I was there, the company was struggling: it was lacking financials and (in my opinion) good management. Even though I hated for the most part my internship, I often check what they are doing and I have to admit that I kinda like what they did for the upcoming season!
Following are my favorite pieces from the Fall 2010 collection and some details (shoes, make-up and hair-do):

I really like the coat (third picture, top row), the black dress next to it and the dresses from the 2nd row. I also like the hair and definitely the shoes!
What do you think?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Culture: Women warriors of the Amazon

For this post "Culture", I would like to talk about a fascinating subject : the Amazons. It is a theme I would like to develop because I think we can learn so much from them, as women who fights for what they wants.As well, I find those women fascinating: Myths, Legends or true History, who were those warriors who cut off their right breast to make sure to win any fights?  
In Charmed, an episode where the sisters impersonated
Valkyries that are a mythological representation of Amazons

"According to myth, the Amazons were an all-female society of fierce warriors who supposedly lived in the area north of the Black Sea about 700 years before the fifth century BC. Supposedly they cut off one breast to make shooting a bow and arrow easier. But this has never been proved even in the myths. The word Amazon itself has some connotation with breasts."(1)
The head of archaeologist of a site in Kazakhstan Jeannine Davis-Kimball, found unearthed burial sites which could support the existence of this myth. In fact, females buried with weapons and curved leg bones on one that attest a life spent on horseback, would demonstrate women's participation in activities traditionally dominated by men in Greece. As a direct evidence, one of the women apparently died from an arrow in her head that show a participation in battle.
Theories located them in Southern Russia, Ukraine, Thrace (Bulgaria) or along the lower Caucasus mountains in northern Albania.The coasts of Turkey (known before as Thermodon River in Asia Minor) seemed to be the most frequently mentioned territory of Amazons. "Stories of beautiful and bloodthirsty female warrior women thundering across arid battlefields have been told, re-told and speculated over for thousands of years by many cultures. Greek myths are filled with tales of the Amazons and their exploits, love affairs and battles."(1) A growing body of evidence show that Amazons were real, even if historian still refer to them as legend or myth.

In the Greek mythology they are the descendants of the god of war, Ares, and the sea nymph Harmonia. Described as stringently matriarchal, males were used for mating purposes or as slaves performing duties traditionally done by women. Their limbs were usually amputated to prevent from escaping or rebelling. As far as for male babies were either given away at birth to neighbouring tribes or killed. From an early age Amazons were trained in the arts of war. Apparently the right breast of the young Amazon girl was cauterized by her mother so that she would be deft with the various weapons of war.

Stories about Amazons Queens:
Nyabinghi, better known as "the hidden queen" defeated the English and rescued her people from a life of abject slavery.  Ya Asantewa, an Ashanti queen of Ghana typified the spirit of the woman of the Amazon when she said "If you the men of Ashanti will not go forward, then we will. We the women will. I shall call upon you my fellow women. We will fight the white men. We will fight until the last of us falls in the battlefield."  Queen Hippolyte had a special piece of armor. It was a leather belt that had been given to her by Ares, the war god, because she was the best warrior of all the Amazons. She wore this belt across her chest and used it to carry her sword and spear. Eurystheus wanted Hippolyte's belt as a present to give to his daughter, and he sent Hercules to bring it back. 
1 - Anish Chandy ("The women Worriors of the Amazon" on
2 - Wikipedia

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Fall Trend: The '50s are back!

There are a few evidences indicating that the 50s are back in our closet this fall. And if you look at some major designers Autumn/Winter collection, this is undeniable. Whether it is clothes or accessories, the 50s are back:

Prada Autumn/Winter 2010-11 Ad Campaign

What do you think of this 50s trend? Will you fall for it?

Saturday, August 14, 2010

First Award !

A little while ago we received an award from Intro 2 Life (thank you so much) and in return we have to pick 15 blogs to give them the award.
We picked blogs we like to follow, so congratulations to:

This is the Award:

Friday, August 13, 2010

Catching up....!

We haven't been posting much lately and we are so sorry because we love this blog. We also are so proud to have 21 followers: thank you so much guys for your support and your reactions, it feels really good to know that some people are reading you! So we are definitely back and there will be a lot of catching up!
Starting with the set of Gossip Girl season 4:

What do you think? I love the dresses, especially the blue one and the first outfit!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Another Autumn/Winter fashion trend!!!

When I saw that I couldn't believed it! I think I haven't wear a kilt since I was 10 and I just have bad memories reminiscing, like the horrible fabrics that will give me a rash or this good catholic school girl look I had!!! But since Vogue spotted Kilt as a trend, I am willing to give them another try. According to, kilts are perfect to wear now with bare legs while the weather is still relatively warm, and will look great with tights and high-heel hikers when the temperature plummets, finish with preppy loafers or a mannish boot. Later in the season make it a principle part of your layered look with woolly tights, Scandinavian knits, and a mod cool parka.

So will adopt kilts next season? I think I am going to try, just for good old time! 

Sunday, August 1, 2010

What's your Topshop style ?

Yesterday I was checking Topshop's website (even if they don't ship in Canada...boohoo!) and I found out that they separated their Fall collection in four: Rough Diamond, Into the wild, The Outsiders and Dark Nouveau. Each collection represent a theme and you can see on the website lookbooks and key pieces attached to each collection.

I think this concept is original and fun. I tried to figure which collection would represent my style and I think I am a mixed between Rough Diamond and Dark Nouveau! What style do you think represent you the best?