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MR. PORTER AT LONDON COLLECTIONS

In British Fashion, Design, Fashion Week, Men's fashion, Shopping, Trend on January 11, 2013 at 10:56 pm

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One of the reasons I eventually decided to attend the London Collections and widen my horizons in regards to men’s fashion was, that I received and invitation to the MR.PORTER presentation. MR.PORTER is the male ‘counterpart’ of  NET-A-PORTER, of whom I’m admittedly an addict, and who are the number one source for me, when on the look out for the extravagant certain something.

What looks like a casual gathering of handsome male models here is the presentation of four of the most coveted British men’s wear designers: Katie Eary, Matthew Miller, Richard Nicoll and Sibling. The simple installations spoke for themselves and without a doubt a host like Mr.Porter wouldn’t leave his guests neither hungry nor thirsty – tea and crumpets by Good & Propper tea were served outside of the venue. Enjoy a preview of what is going to set the tone in men’s fashion  this Spring/Summer –  not just in the UK but world-wide.

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I hope you are delighted as I am about this boost that men’s fashion seems to be experiencing at the moment. Which designs did you like?

xox, the Flamboyante

LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN CANAPES

In British Fashion, Celebrity, Design, Fashion photography, Fashion Week, Men's fashion, Street fashion, Trend on January 9, 2013 at 11:32 pm

Flames! I have just gotten back from an amazing and incredible trip to London and London Collections: Men – you are able to imagine I am tired – yet I am way too excited to go to rest before I haven’t shared some canapés (little delicious fingerfood to stimulate your appetite) of the LCM. Please enjoy first impressions for now and stay tuned as I will be posting more and more about this alluring event turning around modern men’s fashion and –  that you shouldn’t miss out!

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I really enjoy photography more and more – did you enjoy my photos?

I cannot wait to show you more highlights of the past three days – good night and sweet dreams!

xox, the Flamboyante

A MANLY TEASER + WINNER ANNOUNCEMNET

In British Fashion, Fashion Week, Men's fashion, Trend on January 4, 2013 at 12:09 am

Flames! As promised I will be announcing the winner for my December Smythson notebook giveaway today. Before I do that I must tell you that I won’t be announcing a new giveaway today. I made some lovely experiences the last year with my blog giveaways, but sometimes it didn’t work out so well (parcel’s were returned or I had no reply from the winner). I’ve realized I need to work out properly the logistics of these giveaways in order to provide you giveaways that are fun and run smoothly. I am working on it and will be back soon with fabulous prices that add dazzling excitement to the whole Flamboyante experience.

And now the winner (drumroll): ALICIA ZIMMEY – you are the winner of my December giveaway! Alicia is a writer and book lover and amongst my dearest readers and commenters – so it is a well deserved win!

To keep you up with what I am up to next I want to share this little teaser with you – can you guess where my next travels will lead to?

It seems to me that 2013 will be full of surprises and although the past year I blogged, posted, photographed and written about all things girly and womanly, I decided to take a peek into the men’s world of fashion this time.

Are you intrigued?

xox, the Flamboyante

London Fashion Week SS13 Exhibition

In Accessories, British Fashion, Design, Fashion photography, Fashion Week, Trend on October 6, 2012 at 2:06 am

Over the past few days I had to make a decision in regards to my blog: I decided I will not start again any post with: Sorry, if I’m late…or anything similar. I decided this is my blog, my  very personal source of output, my outlet to share my individual point of view and of  which’s pace I dictate since I am the ‘boss’ here.

Good things take time they say, so here is my photo report of the London Fashion Week SS13 exhibition, which I thought was truly interesting and inspiring. Some things last longer than the buzz of a fashion week, and the things I am talking about are sustainability and transparency.The British Fashion Council has put together a variety of showcasing initiatives,  such as NEWGEN to showcase London’s most innovative young designers,  Esthetica for eco-sustainable designs, Headonism to showcase new British milliners (of which one was visited by Anna dello Russo in magnificent Tom Ford backless dress) and the Rock Vault, curated by Stephen Webster, showcasing the work of young British jewellers.

What was really remarkabale was, that I learned that some labels now are putting the emphasis not only on sustainability and eco – friendliness – of which I’m sure you’ve already heard a lot , but on transparency. During a brief chat with one of the exhibitors – Honest by. – I learned that it means that all the expenses that were needed to produce a garment are made visible to consumers. To put it in other words: from now on consumers should not only be able to know how and where the clothing item is produced, but a clear list of expenses will be made available for perusal.

I wonder if this is something that people actually really would love to know and if that would make people feel more safe to buy from a certain line of clothing or label. How about you, would it change anything for you?

Please enjoy my photo report, I’ve put together a bit of everything, I especially loved the jewellery at the Rock Vault section of London Fashion Week exhibition, but also some of the shoe models took me in an instance , most notably the beautiful nude  leather cut out sandals by Darmaki.

I also realized that I haven’t even shown once, what I was wearing during LFW SS 13: On the day I was photographing mainly I was wearing an outfit by Reiss: a flared jacquard dress with a voluminous jumper worn over it, cinching my waist with a bow belt. My bracelet was Marc by Marc Jacobs, shoes were Mona pumps by J. Crew – I am completely obsessed with nude pumps at the moment as they go with everything ( – I found an amazing pair of nude pumps that go with everything  here ) I love and need flared shapes because I have a rather slim and sportive body shape and flared designs will add a little curve to that. What do you think of my outfit? Too preppy for a fashion week or simply cute? The most important to me was that I am able to move well whilst taking pictures. On one picture I am also showing off the Dior is Dope T-shirt by Simeon Farrar, which I was given at the Somerset venue – I love his T-shirts, endlessly regretted I never got his famous Kate Mouse T-Shirt, which was a charity T-shirt in support of the 2011 tsunami in Japan. Well, I’d say this T-shirt is special too, it will alaways remind me of my LFW SS13 experience. In fact there were a few to choose from, and everyone was snapped with their T- shirts.  I also shot some gorgeous street style on LFW SS13, which hopefully will be published soon on another website. So if I have photographed you, please be patient, I will spread the word
once the photos go online! I hope you enjoyed my article for once more, I can’t wait to have all your thoughts!

xox, the Flamboyante

photo credit of this photo: blackscore.co.uk
all the other photos: copyright: Nadine Salem/ the Flamboyante

exhibitors shown in this post were:
for clothing:
Henrietta Ludgate
Honest by.
Emma J. Shipley
for jewellery:
Alexandra Jefford
Melanie Georgacopoulos
Fernando Jorge
for shoes:
Darmaki
Kat Maconie
Charkviani
Julian Hakes London
Richard Braqo

I would like to thank the British Fashion Council for giving 
me this opportunity to report from London Exhibition and 
London Fashion Week.

Reiss UK

Little fashion Who is Who from London Fashion Week

In British Fashion, Celebrity, Fashion photography, Fashion Week, Street fashion, Trend on October 2, 2012 at 12:04 am

 

In September I was so lucky to attend three fashion weeks, in Copenhagen, Vienna and London – it was the first time for me as blogger and photographer since I started out on blogging in February.

One of my personal highlights was to finally see those bloggers at London Fashion week, who’s blogs I always love to read and follow, those who are known in the entire blogging community and way beyond. I thought of how I could share something that may have value to fellow bloggers or those who maybe consider to become an author of their own blog. So I put together a little who is who – a guide of the best bloggers and most important people in the fashion industry. My stay has been short and there are certainly many more great bloggers, publishers and fashion icons out there – but I was so pleased about whom I stumbled over during two days of London Fashion Week – I can say I definitely met my heroes 😉

When arriving at the Somerset house, main venue of the London Fashion Week, Anna dello Russo, editor at large at Vogue Japan and one of the most influential fashion icons, entered  in an amazing white Tom Ford backless dress the London Exhibition, where London’s most established designers exhibit. Anna dello Russo entered the building to try on a hat by a Londoner milliner, the hat was particularly lovely, and the whole spectacle truly delightful to watch. Although I think later, when I saw her at the Topshop venue, she must have opted for another hat model.

Not long until Anna dello Russo’s  launch of accessories and luggage line for H&M– it is set to start on October, 4th. And not surprisingly Anna dello Russo has an adorable blog too on Nowmanifest, where you’d also find the blogs of  BRYANBOY,  FASHIONTOAST, INDUSTRIE MAGAZINE, MR. BLASBERG, STYLE BY KLING and NET-A-PORTER FASHION FIX.  To me this woman is legendary because she has never been afraid to show that fashion can be fun and because she exudes so much joye de vivre, quintessential for fashion and to be a true fashionista.

I snapped trend setter Olivia Palermo, when entering the Topshop Unique show. We all know her from street style photographs, where she is wearing spot on outfits with the well-known Olivia Palermo ease. I once read an interesting article about her, how she got her foot into the industry by being enormously persistent to socialize with the most influential individuals from the fashion industries. If this magazine article is reliable, than this is in fact something that we can all learn from her. I cannot imagine that there is one fashion show where Olivia Palermo did, will or could not sit in the  front row – I always take my hat off to people so successful. Of course she has an amazing blog too of which I especially love the tips section.

I was so pleased to see all of these personal style bloggers – I must admit my heart jumped for joy! I so much enjoy reading their articles, I think there isn’t actually one day I don’t stop by one or the other’s blog and I follow all their other social media. I am talking about: Jessica Stein from  Tuula, Andy Torres from Style Scrapbook, Sandra Hagelstam from 5 inch and up, Carolina Engman from the Fashion Squad, Chiara Ferragni from the Blonde Salad and Nicole Warne from Garry Pepper Vintage. Having watched what they are doing, how they do it and listened to all the helpful advice they give in interviews I must say, I have learned heaps. You are able to imagine the joy then – I was even more pleased that Chiara Ferragni posed for my camera upon request.

Chiara was working a cool layering look on that day, alongside a Burberry trench, which inspires me for my autumn wardrobe.

I couldn’t help it but taking a snap of her wonderful Giuseppe Zanotti sandals as well – she is someone you want to photograph all day long and never fails with her exceptional styling.

Face hunting around the world, Yvan Rodic is the man behind the Face Hunter blog, where he captures, not just the beautiful faces of the fashion world, but the most noticeable street styles from across the globe. He writes a weekly column at the Observer.

When later I hit the Mahiki club, for some after show partying, I got lucky again – and bumped into Susie Lau of Style Bubble, who is not just extremely unique in her style and point of view, but likes to keep her writing flow going – yes – even  more than me 🙂 – going to her blog encourages me to write about any topic that I am interested in and that goes beyond fashion and to write in general when I wish to.

Wether you are an aspiring blogger or fashion journalist or a trend setter to be, you should always keep an eye on these blogs. For useful advice in fashion blogging, marketing and everything else that comes with the subject I love going to the Independent fashion blogger web site and browsing through their articles.

Now I can’t wait to hear, who your blog crush is. Don’t forget to drop me a link, so I can go and check them out!

xox, the Flamboyante

Let’s ask the models: What makes you beautiful?

In Beauty, Edgy, Fashion photography, Fashion Week on September 27, 2012 at 11:56 pm

The beauty of virtually connecting with people in the fashion industry worldwide is, that I never run out of interesting material that I can share with you. I hope that – like that –  I can add value and inspiration to your all day life.

A lot of people talk about diets or ask how models stay toned and  healthy looking. A lot of my friends want to know what they can do for beautiful skin for example. Julia Lang, Media Relations Co-ordinator of the Vancouver Fashion Week, was so kind  to interview five models for my blog, and ask them what their daily beauty routine is. Who could answer all your beauty and diet related questions better than those, whose job it is to look their best?

See what they said and enjoy the backstage photo report from Vancouver Fashion Week SS 13:

1)    What is your daily beauty routine?

  1. I wash my face and keep my skin moisturized
  2. Wash, tone, moisturize
  3. Clarins exfoliating wash and moisturizer
  4. Exfoliate with coffee grinds, face wash, moistrurizer
  5. Shower, exfoliate, hair care

2)    Since when are you modeling?

  1. 3 years (since I was 14)
  2. 3 years
  3. April 2012
  4. Since I was 15
  5. Since I was 18

3)    What is your diet made of?

  1. I just eat as healthy as I can
  2. Whole wheat bread, lentil, salads, vegetables
  3. Lean proteins, veggies, no fast food
  4. Very little red meat
  5. Chicken, fish, rice

4)    What makes Vancouver Fashion Week so special?

  1. It`s cool seeing the whole design team and hanging out with the other models
  2. Representing local designers
  3. First time doing it, international designers
  4. Home city, meeting new designers
  5. Hang out with friends, make new connections

Hmm, exfoliating with coffee grinds sounds interesting to me… With winter being just around the corner here in Austria, I will definitely have to come up with something more suited for the colder time of the year.

What is your daily beauty routine?

xox, the Flamboyante

What we’ll be wearing next summer: TOPSHOP Unique at London Fashion Week SS13

In Design, Fashion photography, Fashion Week, Trend on September 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Before my little getaway to the French Riviera I visited London for two days during Fashion Week time. I felt bad not having blogged from London Fashion Week right away to give you the latest news on time. It really looks like I will have to invest in a new Macbook, to be able to properly work on material from abroad. And, mind me, I had such a wonderful time in Nice and Monaco, it wasn’t too hard not to work for a while.

When it comes  to fashion trends, TOPSHOP is amongst those retailers, who always are a step ahead. Since TOPSHOP is a company who is setting the trends and making them accessible for millions of women worldwide, it wouldn’t be exaggerated to say it is one of the most powerful fashion brands in the world. So when we are looking for trends for the next year’s Spring/Summer season, it would probably be a good idea to take a look at TOPSHOP’S collections – not just during Fashion week time, but throughout the whole year:

All photos by: the Flamboyante

You can watch the whole show on video here.

Cool –  classic – chic is what is awaiting us for the next year – I personally am very much looking forward to it. Once again I am seeing soft and floating materials combined with down to earth fabrics on the SS13 runways. I am very much loving the fact that I am spotting a shoe here, which reminds me very much of the Louboutin bis-un- bout –  the PVC pump with white cap, which can be seen in some of the pictures. I also love the new voluminous tailoring, which I think is very feminine yet with a masculine twist, slightly reminding me of nineties silhouettes – without being too extreme. The pieces I am tempted the most to buy are the amazing coats, as well as the semi sheer dresses.

Of course I can’t wait to hear which outfits your favourites are. What do you think about my debut as Fashion show photographer? To me it has been a whole new experience, photographing from the pit with all the other professional photographers. One photographer has been so kind to lend me his camera box to stand on, which made taking photos much easier. I really enjoyed doing some ‘serious’ work and would love to do more of that. Sitting front row is certainly fun either, I’d say a little bit of everything is desirable for me, as a blogger and fashion lover.

Ok, let me have your thoughts,

xox, the Flamboyante

Vienna Fashion Week 12: Spotlight on: Callisti

In Austria, Design, Fashion photography, Fashion Week, Trend on September 18, 2012 at 9:50 pm

From the 10th to 16th of September there was fashion in the air in my home town, due to the annual Vienna Fashion Week, taking place at the museum’s quarter. I have been there last Thursday to capture some of Vienna’s finest in design. Let me on this occasion introduce you to Callisti of Martina Müller Callisti, she is a Vienna based designer for men’s and women’s fashion, who established in 2007. It’s not only Austrian celebrities who rely on Callisti when it comes to feminine, extravagant evening robes for special occasion like galas or balls.  Brooke Shields  once stunned in a sequined cocktail dress at the Jimmy Fallon late night show.

Bold, fierce, self-confident, feminine are the words that come into my mind when I look at her designs, which combine tough materials as leather with long floating fabrics. Sit back and enjoy one of the many highlights of Vienna fashion week!

Callisti:

All photo credits: Mateusz Zawieja of FASHION POSITIVE

How do you feel about the collection. Do you see yourself wearing one of these outfits? Which one – let me know!

xox, the Flamboyante

Most wearable: NYFW SS13

In Design, Fashion Week, Trend on September 11, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Whether it was the row in the front row of Zac Posen’s fashion show, including a slap in the face – or the debuting of  Victoria Beckham as the fabulous designer she is – even a  fashion un- savvy may have noticed it: New York fashion week has been going on the past few days. Many have covered the event, which is great because like that we get so detailed insight and information that is eclectic.

Then where is the point in another post covering, what has already been talked about so extensively? I usually like to relate to content, it means, I’ve been there and got to breathe some of the air. I haven’t been – in person – attending this New York fashion week but I certainly didn’t miss out on it.

I made a very personal selection of my favourite designers and selected those, I thought were the four absolutely best outfits from the show. I was pondering over the most wearable, stylish, expressive outfits – it is not easy to choose four ultimately best!

So sit back and enjoy my fashion and trend forecast for Spring/Summer 2013 with the best bits of the major fashion week in the world!
See more of the catwalkshows at: source:  Vogue Germany

Marc Jacobs:

Victoria Beckham:

Alexander Wang:

Diane von Furstenberg:

DKNY:

Rag&Bone:

Helmut Lang:

Author and copyright of image: GoRunway.com

When updating my Spring/Summer wardrobe I will get my inspiration from here. It seems  that a lot of black and whites will be coming our way, and it looks like that this season classic will be written with a capital C. I wonder which your favourites are, I’m sure it won’t be too hard to find them…

Well, fashion is a good cocktail of everything – I hope you enjoyed my hand selected picks from the major fashion week of the world!

xox, the Flamboyante

Best bits: Runway CPHFW SS 13

In Design, Fashion photography, Fashion Week, Trend on August 14, 2012 at 2:54 am

Here are my favourite looks from some of the designers from Copenhagen Fashion Week SS13:

Adidas Originals:

By Malene Birger:

Bruun’s Bazaar:

Day Birger et Mikkelsen:

French Connection:

Hugo Boss:

Minimarket:

Wood Wood:

All photos by Copenhagen Fashion Week®

With all the cream pastels, fluorescent hues, the clean and clear, modern tailoring and the sportive and effortless touch – are you looking forward to the next Spring/Summer season?

When it comes to fashion the Danish certainly are a step ahead. So keep an eye on those Danish designers!

xox, the Flamboyante

PS: I found all the Minimarket pieces on the Outnet 😉

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