Monday, 7 December 2015

Edith Piaf

In 1935 Piaf was discovered in the Pigalle area of Parisby nightclub owner Louis Leplée. that was murder On 6 April 1936 by mobsters with previous ties to Piaf.

In 1944, she discovered Yves Montand in Paris, made him part of her act, and became his mentor and lover. Within a year, he became one of the most famous singers in France. She broke off their relationship when he had become almost as popular as she was.

The love of Piaf's life, the married boxer Marcel Cerdan, died in a plane crash in October 1949, while flying from Paris to New York City to meet her. Cerdan was the former middleweight world champion and a legend in France in his own right

Piaf married Jacques Pills, her first husband, in 1952 and divorced him in 1956.  In 1962, she wed to a Greek hairdresser-turned-singer and actor Theophanis Lamboukas, 

Édith Piaf's signature song, "La vie en rose", was written in 1945 and was voted a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1998.

 In April 1963, Piaf recorded her last song, "L'Homme de Berlin".

Numerous songs by Piaf are used in films and other media, Love Me If You Dare pays tribute to her song La Vie En Rose by including various versions of the song in its soundtrack.
Also Piaf's life has been the subject of multiple films and plays:
Piaf...Her Story...Her Songs (2003) is a film starring Raquel Bitton
-La vie en rose (2007), a film about her life, Starring Marion Cotillard in the role that won her the Academy Award for Best Actress (Oscar), as Piaf anddirected by Olivier Dahan

Piaf died of liver cancer at age 47 on 11 October 1963,  Her last words were "Every damn fool thing you do in this life, you pay for."

In Paris, a two-room museum is dedicated to her, the Musée Édith Piaf.

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Thursday, 3 December 2015

2016 Hair Trends

Coco Chanel once said "A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life", In 2016 you can change your life, but make sure you don't chop off your hair, as for this year's hair trend you will need your hair to be long.

leave it very Natural, either with soft curls, or doll-like hair

A Low-Bun or a Twist are back

Bind it,  Braid it

Low polished and messy ponytail

Accessories it with Vintage hair accessories

and last but not least, don't forget to tuck it in

Read all about it here

and ofcourse our favorite Karl has done it all below

"A French Girl in Rome" Chanel Pre-Fall collection 2016 - the 60's are BACK

That's how Karl built the 60's Paris streets in Rome, that's how Karl wants it, and that's how Karl does it. The birds, the soft music, the night, the light. 
as per Karl "Paris, perhaps this way, never existed. In the '50s and '60s, you couldn't have crossed the street dressed like this without being taken for a streetwalker. It's more about the air, than about reality. It's a romantic idea of Paris, it's all about romance. Times are not that romantic, so we have to work on that." 

As he pictured it, he made it happen, he was going for the 60's with the hairstyle (crowned hair with a bow hair-tie).

as for the makeup,it goes well with the set, and it goes well with the collection he is bringing out, he went for the Dramatic Smudgy smokey eyes.

for the amazing collection, he mixed designed lingerie detailing lace, with classic Chanel suites.

Racey one-shoulder tops and black leather mini dresses

lace dresses with dark purple ostrich feathers.

Chanel jackets with caped shoulders, Fur, Very Paris.

the new Paris-Rome accessories collection of Pearl, Crystals, and Lace

Also, a shoulder bag in the shape of a vintage movie camera, and the incredible new shoe silhouette for Chanel, with a snake entwined around a pearl on the heel. 

You can watch the show here.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

The 5 Wedding Dresses for 2015

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello

An Absolute Gorgeous Dress by Zuhair Murad, he never seem to fail lately, but this dress is more than anything a bride could ask for, with 350 Crystals, 6.6 Pounds of Pearls, and 11 Pounds of Sequins, not to mention 32 atelier employees between Paris and Beirut working on the gown for 1,657  hours.
and her rehearsing dinner dress was also a Zuhair Murad's Dress. YES!

Nicky Hilton & James Rothschild

Nicky Hilton Wore a very traditional, classic, high neck, long sleeves, 10 foot train, costume embroidered Valentino Gown, design by creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, and an Ivory Christian Louboutin Pumps, personalized with Mrs Rothschild on the heels as she marries "James Rothschild"

Sofia Hellqvist & Price Carl Phillip

a Fairy tale, Sweden's Prince Carl Phillip married the former model and reality TV star Sofia Hellqvist (royal title now is HRH Princess Sofia, Duchess of Värmland) in the chapel of the Royal Palace in Stockholm on June 13 2015.

Her dress was created by Swedish designer Ida Sjöstedt, it was made from Silk Crepe, overlaid with Italian Silk Organza, featured intricate couture lace, and was made in 3 shades of white, the stunning train was hand cut and stitched, with an embroidered veil, the fairy tale was completed with an emerald-and-diamond tiara

Angelababy & Huang Xiaoming 

Dress Designed by Dior, a Satin organza featuring floral bouquets lace embroidery stitched onto Angelababy's Gown, Sheer Sleeves, and a 10-foot long train took 5 months to make.

 Jewelry were Chaumet designed pieces. Diamond Tiara and siz-carat engagement ring that reportedly cost over $1.5 million 

 Whitney Port & Tim Rosenman

At the start, Whitney saw a dress from the latest couture collection and she got inspired for an idea for her costume made wedding dress by Ashi StudioMohammed Ashi explained. “It was inspired by a vintage chandelier from Venice and Florence.”  The subtle silver shine is thanks to a beading technique called "zardozi."