Lagerfeld and Roitfeld – Harper’s Bazaar Sept 2013

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Carine Roitfeld and Karl Lagerfeld bring together their incredible talents in a stunning Harper’s Bazaar editorial, for the magazine’s September issue.

Dedicated to the “diversity of women”, this amazing piece of work puts fashion and feminine icons on a well earned pedestal. I think the photographs speak for themselves. Any further comments are useless. The presence of Carmen dell’Orefice and China Machado, both in their 80s, are statements of how ageing in style and beauty. Breaking barriers and tabu issues of the fashion world – weight and height – could very well work as mottos of this wonderful piece of contemporary lesson about unique women and exquisite clothing.

PS. I just love Liberty Ross’ Dolce Gabbana outfit.

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Fashion Muses

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There’s hardly an era without its heroes…But the media frensy and the legends built around today’s fashion gurus exceeds the limits of all times. I do agree that Emmanuelle Alt, Giovanna Battaglia, Carine Roitfeld, Anna Wintour and…so many others righteously have a strong word in trends, styles, what’s in, what’s out, what’s a hit and what can seriously damage and ruin a career of a fashionista-model-actress-inspiration to be.

I start here a series of articles dedicated to muses…as icons is already over-usitated and over-abused. Monica Vitti, Audrey Hepburn, Aline de Romanones, Catherine Deneuve, Isabel Preysler, Nati Abascal, Grace Kelly, Katharine Hepburn…and I am open to suggestions, because I am convinced that I’ve missed some, equally emblematic.

Although I adore Audrey Hepburn, I give the floor to Anouk Aimee…muse of Jacques Prevert, Fellini, Lelouch, Cukor and Bertolucci, a mysterious, powerful and yet sensitive beauty, said to have revived the concept of femme fatale, because of her statuesque allure and nostalgic aura.

Although I am addicted to the softness of her melancholic, dark, deep eyes, Anouk Aimee is mostly inspiring for her poise, chic elegance, attitude and detached air.