30.9.13

FASHION BUSINESS

If you are getting into fashion, especially if you are interested in retail (retail, e-commerce, buying, merchandising...) one of your industry must reads has to be Drapers. It is a smart choice to be in the know of all market trends even if you are a designer. If you want to make decisions for your shop or design consciously towards a market that is affected by trends, and here I don't mean fashion trends, but social, economic or even legal/political then Drapers is really a must. 

Because I have been going to different fashion schools in London for the past 5 years, I can tell you that all fashion business classes start with "read Drapers". 
Drapers is a fashion retail business weekly in print (£4.75) and online (to what you can subscribe to access for £199/year). 
Of course there are many other things you can read for industry updates such as Women's Wear Daily (WWD) which is based in the US, and discusses everything from fashion trends to news to business. You can also visit WGSN, which is online trend forecasting agency. They are the best for trends online, but its membership only, where you have to apply and pay (forgot how much, but these trend forecasts are usually super expensive starting around thousands for a season). I was lucky to have access because fashion universities here get a student access to it so they can experience and learn how to use this sort of information to their advantage. If you live in a city where there are big fashion magazine shops then you can also visit these to flick through the pages of other forecasting print magazines (these are more like very expensive books).

Do you know of any other fashion business print or online magazines that you'd suggest others to read?
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28.9.13

BLUE FOR FALL

ESPRIT jacket | VINTAGE top | ZARA skirt | H&M bag | TOPSHOP UNIQUE boots

Autumn is here and so all my posts revolve around the fact that I try to mach my outfits to this change. I think it is how I subconsciously try to accept the fact that summer and so the best part of the year is over. Finding the only joy in autumn weather is transitional clothing. It is the time when it is never to warm and is never too cold (well for me).

Blue is such a great colour for autumn, I think it fits nicely into the nature and is a big trend for the season now, so go ahead and find your perfect blue garment! When you found it send me your links or photos with your outfits, I would love to see them all!




Photos by Gyorgy Szokolay
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26.9.13

FASHION PEOPLE

Loic Prigent 
Loic Prigent is a French documentary director whose series and documentaries have a strangely new look on the fashion world. If you thought fashion people are lazy, crazy, pretentious & just plain shopaholics, watch his shows and you will realise how much work and stress the fashion world involves. His series give you access to behind the scenes where you would not have any other way. And they are so funny (par example: this & this in french with Lanvin's Alber Elbaz)!
Works:
1 - "Le jour d'avant..." means the day before is a documentary series shot during the day/night and minutes leading up to the seasonal shows of the big fashion houses. The fashion houses of "Le jour d'avant" in 2009, season 1: Sonia Rykiel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Fendi by Karl Lagerfeld & Proenza Schouler. In 2010, season 2: Aexander Wang, Versace, Diane von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez, Nina Ricci, Jeremy Scott. Buy it here: Season 1 & Season 2
2 - "Signe Chanel" 5 episodes showing how Karl Lagerfeld and his team get ready for PFW. Buy it here: Whole series.
3 - "Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton" shot before the Marc Jacobs was the Marc Jacobs as you know him now;) ! Buy it here: whole dvd.

I strongly recommend you watch these, unfortunately they are not on Youtube (I just suddenly remembered I had a post once about all Loic Prigent's great fashion documentaries (HERE) Although the links are dead now), I watched them and they are the best if you want to know more about fashion! It will be one of the best investments you can make this month:) along woth either a pink overcoat or your checkered anything.

Michele Lamy
Have you ever seen the lady with the tattooed fingertips wearing fabulous furs during Paris fashion week in person or on street style shots?

The lady with the tattoed finger tips wearing fab fur is a defense attorney. But she is also the wife of Rick Owens and a style icon in her own right, a party persona from the 90s Los Angeles underground scene, who also sings and who also is the biggest supporter of Gareth Pugh.
Her name is Michele Lamy.


There are so many stories going around about her apparently (via) but she actually is just an artist of all who used to run her restaurant/bar (that she took over from original owner) in Hollywood, Los Angeles where you could find all the biggest stars and artists mingling with the general public on any given night (below pictures 1,2,4) :


"Hidden in a nondescript parking lot, behind an unmarked steel door, the “the two cafés” girded a pair of Provençal-style gardens dotted with mosaic-top tables and dripping with night-blooming jasmine and eucalyptus. Around the old magnolia tree dropping its leaves on the slate slab floor, past the mobile garden bar (and tables 20-23), you approached the main house through the patio—an elevated porch, covered by a canopy of grapevines and three species of Japanese wisteria, and heated year-round by an outdoor fireplace. These were the most coveted tables (numbers 50-62), each of them handmade glass-tile arabesques—where Al Pacino shot double decaf espressos and Six Feet Under shot episodes, where Tim Roth and his family ate most Sunday nights, where Heath Ledger, Djimon Hounsou, Nicole Kidman, Ridley Scott, and David Lynch ate Hama Hama oysters and drank Veuve Clicquot on quiet nights, and Lenny Kravitz and Bill Murray chopped it up and table-hopped on the busy ones." (via)

She plans to reopen the Les deux cafes in Venice italy (on the above image: the pictures on the right)


Images: google
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25.9.13

PINK JUMPER


MARKS & SPENCER tee and jumper | ZARA jeans | NIKE runners | ZARA bag 


For the last warm days of this year. Let's take advantage of the still warm weather and lets wear light t-shirts with light knits (tie it around your waist!!)! You can also add a pair of heels instead of runners to get a more feminine look!

 Photos by Gyorgy Szokolay
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24.9.13

FEATHER SKIRT


 TOPSHOP  skirt | TOPSHOP knit jumper | H&M bag | ZARA shoes | PRIMARK necklace
 
 I remember I bought this skirt my first year in London, and I remember I was hunting for a feather skirt for a long time until I found this one. Since then I keep it in a sacred protective bag. 
I have these favourite garments that I don't keep with my other clothes, these are my most precious items. It can be an exquisite dress, vintage designer pieces or something I know I will never want to look for again, like this feather skirt (that is so IN right now btw). I keep them in protective bags or packed away in silk paper.

Do you have any precious items that you love so much you keep them packed away?
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 Emlekszem amikor megvettem ezt a szoknyat, Londonba koltozesem elso eveben volt. Emlekszem, hogy nagyon reg ota kerestem mar egy toll szoknyat mire ezt megtalaltam. Azota is egy vedo csomagolasban tartom, kulon a tobbi atlagos ruhamtol nehany masik ilyen kedvenc holmimmal eggyut. Ezeket selyem papirba csomagolva orizgetem. Ide tartozik az a nehany ertekes gyogyoru ruha, vintage designer cucc, sample sale-es darabok es kulonleges high street holmi amiket orokre meg akarok orizni.

Neked vannak olyan cucaid amikre ilyen gondosan vigyazol?


Photos by Gyorgy Szokolay
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22.9.13

PASTEL


PRIMARK cardi | M&S top | H&M skirt & bag | ZARA shoes

Pastels insoired by Burberry Prorsum SS14.

Photos by Szokolay Gyorgy
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20.9.13

SLIP DRESS

VINTAGE jacket | PRIMARK slip dress | ZARA shoes | H&M bag

 I was always into the pajama trend, especially now that we have these slip dresses too. I Just fell in love with them the moment I saw them at the Marc Jacobs runway for this autumn winter season. 
I personally just love the idea of getting dressed, but maybe forgetting something.. The Marc Jacobs case: slip dresses with fab coats and shoes and accessories. As if they didn't have time to properly get ready. 
I love that idea of wearing your sleepwear or home clothes and adding accessories or a coat that is clearly not part of the sleepwear. Do you remember that outfit that Carrie Bradshaw had on, when she ran to visit Miranda in the SATC 1. movie? She had her pajamas with heels, pearls, sequins and fur. And I loved it.
Here I have paired mine with this vintage military jacket, that I got at Camden Stables market and with flats. I wanted it to be an easy running around day look.  

Photos by Gyorgy Szokolay
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