Karl Lagerfeld: Mode als Religion

Oh, how I envy filmmaker Martina Neuen for her once in a lifetime opportunity to accompany Karl Lagerfeld for more than 16 months. What an incredible project, captured in probably the best documentary on this extraordinary creative force!

Does fashion share specific traits with religion? That’s Neuen’s question while exploring Karl’s world, speaking with close collaborators like Inès de la Fressange, Gerhard Steidl, Christiane Arp (German „Vogue“), critic Suzy Menkes, Claudia Schiffer and many, many more.

A fascinating movie experience titled „Mode als Religion“ („Fashion as Religion“) – and a substantial achievement!

See for yourselves:

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Sasha Luss

I don’t know much about Miss Sasha Luss, heck, even Google drew a blank after I typed in her name. So I’ll have to let her pictures speak, and I trust in your excellent taste to see that Sasha is a „Face to Watch“.

Sasha Luss

Photos: Clippings from WomenManagement.com

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When I am in London, like this week, there is another hot spot I simply can never resist, and that is DandMe in Brompton Cross, one of London’s most fashionable destinations for shopping.

It is a shop featuring cult brands and bespoke vintage creations and it was founded in 2007 by former Paul & Joe manager Marcelle Symons.

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Ever since its beginnings this sprawling four-storey townhouse has been a treasure trove featuring all kinds of finds from all over the world alongside vintage Chanel and Hermès and the boutique’s own label, One Vintage.

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I just have to stop by there every time I get to London, and always come out with something that inspires me for my collection, be it a vintage tunic, a vintage piece of jewellery or some new colour ideas. A must for every fashionista visiting London.

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May I very proudly present to you our new Set shop at the one and only Printemps Paris!

Foto 3So excited to be opening there amongst other International Premium Brands like Marc by Marc Jacobs, Vanessa Bruno Athe , The Kooples, Isabel Marant Etoile, Zadig &Voltaire and many more.

A real dream come true!
Check it out if you happen to be in Paris anytime soon …

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Foto4When I stumbled across this gorgeous new scented candle by Diptyque, I felt immediately hooked by how soothing, romantic and sparkling it was.
This year, Diptyque glorifies the rose with this Rosamundi limited edition candle, available to buy now.

 A name that sounds like an ancient rose, descendant of the famous Damask rose and a love story that has become a myth over the centuries.

 What a beauty to have that one burning tonight. Happy Valentines day to you all!

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As the Fashion crowd descends on Milan soon for Fashion Week, here is one of the new must go to destinations when in Milan.

Overlooking the new Milan, surging upward among the skyscrapers, Ceresio 7 is D Squared’s Dean and Dan Caten’s new bar-and-grill. The designers chose to set it on the rooftop of the label’s headquarters, located in the historical ENEL building.

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The decor by Dimore Studio, which are one of my favourite interior architects, is somewhat magical, mixing old and new and matching colours in their usual unexpected ways from the fireplaces to the two swimming pools on the terrace (unfortunately nor usable now!).

ltvs-ceresio7-06 ltvs-ceresio7-11The chance to admire the venue is actually reason enough to visit, but here you’ll also find chef Elio Sironi, formerly of the Bulgari hotel, serving delicious Italian fare.

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What a gorgeous and cool place to go to for lunch or dinner …

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Street Style
as New York Fashion week is coming to a close, I am looking to the great Tommy Ton, my favourite Street Style Photographer, for Inspiration again. He is a master of catching on camera what goes on in the streets, before, during and after the shows. Braving the ice cold weather and snow in New York in the past week, here are some of my personal highlights from the streets. Unfortunately, I could not be there this time, but hopefully I will make it there in September again. But even looking at the pictures, I get excited and cannot wait to see what Paris, Milan and London bring, as the Fashion folk moves on to Europe.

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Frida Giannini: The Director by James Franco

Being a woman in any business is (still) not a piece of cake. Yet, steering the artistic directions of one of the worlds most iconic brands – Gucci – is a whole different ball game. That’s why I have the utmost respect for Frida Giannini, who survived at the top of our – sometimes cut-throat – industry for many years. With vigor, vision, grace and a great sense of humor.

All those attributes can be seen in action in James Franco‘s very interesting documentary „The Director“ that focuses on Giannini’s work and life. Test-drive the movie here:

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Enjoy watching … had a fantastic time and I look forward to be back soon.

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Tabitha Simmons Harmony

I’m always doing research on new accessory labels and up-coming shoe designers. Okay, my husband calls this scouting process „online shopping“ … Anyway. One of my recent finds is British heel maven Tabitha Simmons who has just started a collaboration with do-gooder Blake Mycoskie from TOMS.

Tabitha Simmons v8 from Tabitha Simmons on Vimeo.

Here I show you some of my favorites from her current collection. Let me know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook.

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