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lørdag 30. april 2011

The Royal Wedding: Will + Kate

Nothing is like a fairy tale where the Cinderella gets her prince. After waiting and waiting, for what seems a decade, Kate Middleton finally gets her Prince William. London bobbled over with excitement yesterday, as people - young and old - gathered to get a glimpse of the happy ending - or should I say beginning. 

The wedding dress was a true fairy tale dress in ivory with sleeves of lace, and exceptionally small waist which draws in the Victorian tradition of corsetery. The dress and shoes were designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. Inspiration most likely drawn from Grace Kelly's wedding dress from 1956, but certainly made individual with the soft v-neckline and personal choice of flowers embroidered on the dress and veil. 

Kate - the Dutchess of Cambride

Grace Kelly

The happy couple kissing (and a bored brides maid)

torsdag 28. april 2011

Bow Tie & Love at First Sight

A visiting professor in international law of foreign investment gave a talk at my University the other day. Despite his (old) age and egg-shaped body, I immediately fell in love with him. The reason, my friend; a perfectly made bow tie in soft pink and grey. 
A bow tie is a fashion statement, and sends out an intellectual yet humorous vibe. No matter who wears it, they are bound to get attention. I have no first hand experience with wearing a bow tie, however, my brother wore it at NYE in Oslo, and the positive attention he got made my best (male) friend quite determined that he would wear it next year too. If you are not up for bold colours such as the Duchamp bow ties, you can still make a statement with a lovely navy blue bow tie from Paul Smith, now on sale at House of Fraser online store. 

Frank Sinatra, Charlie Chaplin, F.D Roosevelt all wore bow ties. Recently, bow tie got a renaissance for the younger generation as fronted by the rich and cynical Chuck Bass in Gossip Girl.


Classic bow ties in dark purple and black on elegant men. 
Pictures found at Berkley Magazine

Victoria Beckham Spring 2011

If anyone knows how to power dress, it is Victoria Beckham. Her Spring/Summer 2011 collection is simple, smart and stunning. Wearable colours, and not too revealing. These dresses can be used with flat ballerina shoes or high heels, and are easily transformed into evening cocktail dresses for business dinners. I would suggest an elegant cardigan for the dark nude dress. Other than that, they are simply perfect.


Vogue China May 2010

One year ago, I know. But still, this picture deserves attention. The perfect summer look for hot business days. Personally, however, I would have changed the coffee with an iced mocca. What do you think?
model Liu Wen
photographer Yuan Gui Mei
styled by Ling Wu