Archive for May 2012
Is the lady in distress?
I have a taste for mistery tales.. no wonder, I am a mistery myself.
“Damsel in distress” is a common well known theme very liked from certain currents of toughts and partially very fascinating for me as well..However my personality brings me, as often, to split my inner desires with what I really am and how I really act. My own distress is strong yes, but always relative.. And often I am “the distress “for someone else…
Putting aside for one second that I am a fearless lady, (a very bad one, yes I know that as the long asymmetric Denny Rose black dress can well prove.. (see picture above)… The black long dress covers and discovers the legs with charm following the movement of the body.
I have to admit I was indeed in distress. Dealing with those 12 cm amazing high heel black pumps while lurking around in a decadent old house…was quiet a challenge..but a stylish one, no doubt on that..
How to say… put on your pumps to lurk around and get the job done… Remove them while you need to sneak away fast…
What was a black dressed lady in evening gown, wearing black sunglasses doing in a old house.. why was she lurking near an unknown door, what or whom is inside those door. what for?
All reasonable questions.. someone would think she is a secret spy, someone else that she is a sort of revenge good looking phantom, some others that she got an “unusual” misterios invitation in a very misterious place…
Was the person behind the closed door in distress as the lady was? Maybe yes, maybe not.. Maybe the lady was “the distress”.
You will never know that, sorry, that’s a very private affaire…
Independently from what I was seeking that day behind that closed door, evidently I came home with a different catch from the one I had in mind, but a very good one:) Or maybe It was me to be caught .. in both cases, sounds like a good deal to me..
A good lesson i have learned just a few weeks ago is that if you find a locked door in front of you, you either open it fast in a tricky way , you ring the bell (obvious), or just or let you in the next open door. And who knows …maybe you could find a new friend just on the stairs or in the garden…
If my theory that life sometimes is like a roulette and luckynumberblack may be waiting for you at the next corner then face your luck with an unforgettable style: be bold, be black, be stylish, be “the one”. And don’t forget your black sunglasses, pumps and chain leash rose choker…
If tears sometimes are made of blood, and we get to face our own decisions and fate don’t forget to do it with class and charm, always.
So, for us lovers of dressing black, this passion, cruel intentions and radical cuts can be well exposed and symbolized trough our shiny well painted lips enhancing our dark elegant look.
I am not talking just about the classic charming black lipstick (very fascinating and gothic but not easy to wear in the everyday and not well fitting to everyone’s face) but of a variation of violent colors, like dark plum, blood and cherry red, berry and rubin in all their variations. Painted lips as symbol of seduction and aggressivity, on one side, still vaguely uncatchable in their graphic definition given by the strong color. Uncatchable, in a way, like a black dress, so strict and defined in it’s own sense.
so..red shiny lips and black dress like the divas of the past, the rest is all about your mood and personality..
Personally I use to wear strong colors on my lips or none, I am not a big fan of middle choices, but that’s just an opinion.
Now, I dont want to make this big speech too intellectual, Just I am in a very dark yet very red mood and i tought: let’s talk about lipsticks then…
Down here some easy to buy interesting lipstick color nuances I found for you.. and of course magically fitting with dressing black
Skulls seem to be the latest trend of the season, you can find them everywhere: on shirts, dresses, jewelry.. printed or in sequins, with a dark touch or pop colours.
Today, I introduce you one of our guest bloggers and good friend: Jeexena, in all her beauty featuring a fresh new Denny Rose (Cheap theory line) long black dress with pop fuchsia and silver sequin skull.
The dress is fresh, easy to wear, good for the hot season, as beachrobe, evening dress or just to walk under the sun with heavy boots in a cool city. Just slip on and go…
The touch visibly dark and young pop at the same time. The design elegant, in it’s long and bandaging simplicity, and intriguing for the asymmetric back cut, yet casual.
To add a more punk-chick touch Jeexena is wearing one of my own creations (All the forbidden things), a aluminium long leash chain choker.
So, for today.. get skulled and leashed
Back, after solving some issues to update the blog.
So.. as summer is coming and we all need comfort and style, today I feature some black summer flat sandals, good for every occasion. Playing around, here in Milan, with Lady Arpia’s camera I tought: let’s show some feet and black shiny nails (don’t take it as a fetish, please ).
Lady Arpya’s well painted shiny nails are served to you with black Geox new collection sandals.
My nails, more wild (but remember I am still a Lady!) with Bershka new collection black slave sandals.
Rieccomi, dopo aver risolto alcuni problemi inerenti all’update del blog.
Quindi… essendo ormai quasi estate, necessitiamo tutte di confort e stile. Oggi vi presento dei sandali neri estivi senza tacco. Giocando un pò, con la macchina fotografica di Lady Arpia, qui a Milano.. ho pensato: perche’ mostrare dei bei piedi e unghie nere lucenti? (non prendetelo come un fetish ..:))
Le lucenti e ben dipinte unghie di Lady Arpia vi vengono servite con sandali neri, nuova collezione, Geox.Le mie, più selvagge (ma ricordatevi che sono pur sempre una Lady), con sandali alla schiava, nuova collezione, Bershka.
details of the Operas of Alexeander Rodin, from his exhibition in Tacheles, Berlin.
Many berliners and foreigners consider Tacheles one of the coolest art project of the city: a “Trash and Cool” must see. The decadent rebellious atmosphere hides inside great art and talents. Colorful detailed graffiti all over the walls, stairs, dark, and on the top a strange light calling to enter in the little antechamber of the huge Alexeander Rodin`s exhibition. Giant paintings, contrasts of colors and details, contradictions, dramatic power and dark moods…I feel them like flesh and blood, like being at the edge of the World.
Is this black? I say yes, when something is so absolute then it´s Black, no matter how it appears… This man is really a great artist, I can say it.
As for me, today, “Trash and Cool” means: i pick up one of my best black tailleurs, a pair of sandals, my sunglasses and walk into the dirt enjoying all the creativity around me.
Today I am featuring:
- leash chain aluminium necklace, with red rose and vintage look from my own collection. Very soon on the market.
- Denny Rose summer season black limited edition tailleur (Thank you Lady Arpia for the nice gift:)) . The tight long pants are made of a double material. On the front a waved bright black satin, and on the back a mat black fabric.
The jacket is made of the same mat black fabric except the long arms in waved black satin.
- Bershka black sweather with shoulder studs and black sandals..
Molti berlinesi e stranieri considerano Tacheles uno dei progetti d´arte più interessanti della città. Un “trash&Cool” assolutamente da visitare. L´atmosfera decadente e ribelle nasconde al suo interno grande arte e talenti. Murales coloratissimi dappertutto sui muri, scale, buio e, in cima una strana luce che richiama ad entrare nella piccola anticamera dell´enorme esibizione di Alexeander Rodin: dipinti giganteschi, contrasti di colori e dettagli, contraddizioni, potere drammatico e umori oscuri… posso sentire questi quadri come fossero carne e sangue, come essere ai confini del Mondo.
E’ tutto ciò nero? Io dico di sì. Quando qualcosa è cosi assoluto allora è Nero. L´apparenza esterna è irrilevante. Un grande artista, di certo.
Per quanto mi riguarda, oggi, “trash and Cool” significa: scelgo uno dei miei migliori tailleurs neri, un paio di sandali, i miei occhiali da sole e cammino nello sporco godendomi tanta creatività.
Oggi vi presento:
- Collana in catena d´alluminio a guinzaglio con rosa rossa e look vintage. Mia personale creazione, presto in vendita.
- Denny Rose tailleur estivo nero in edizione limitata (grazie Lady Arpya per il regalo ). I pantaloni a sigaretta sono fatti davanti in satin ondulato e dietro in tessuto di colore opaco.
La giacca, dello stesso tessuto opaco a parte le maniche in satin ondulato strech.
- Bershka maglia nera con borchiette sulle spalline, e sandali alla schiava senza tacco neri.
My basic instinct brought me to the Spree to enjoy such a shiny day and to shine in one of my favourite black summer dress from AllSaints, adding this time a touch of bloody red on my lips and around my neck. Better to wear a red rose around our delicate neck then waiting for one as gift.. So I did it: My neck, a piece of chain, and a red rose.
The Black Dress with fitted bodice pencil silhouette skirt, bustle back detail, voluminous collar shaping and draped exaggerated pockets creates a unusual yet flattering silhouette.
A must have and trend setter design from AllSaints. Made of pure light weighted cotton this dress adds a touch of “casual” to the dark innocence of the drapes and the design.
With such a lovely yet malicious dress what better than matching my favourites over knee military black leather boots? A charming contrast for a Lady in “contradiction”…
The chain aluminum choker with red rose adds the final touch of dangerous femininity: I am the beauty, I am the beast.
My mood and the connection between a red rose and military boots reminds me of the film poster of one of my favourite movies of all the times: Barry Lindon (Stanley Kubrick).
Rien ne va plus…
Black fashion is charming and interesting, we all know that.. but what about movies, art and books? What about the charm of “living noir”? For this reason every friday we will feature artists, writers and creatives and their operas…
This first Black Friday opens featuring the new noir and highly intellectual movie of Andreas Neu and Butow Maler: Reise mit Engeln (Travel with Angels).
Andreas Neu is a well known Berlin based german gentleman, author, theatre director and writer… we we talk better about this gentleman soon again…
The movie is not yet out, but you can already take a look at the trailer…
“Travel With Angels” is a film about the eternal human yearning for the agreement with itself.
The film explores the question, what happens if we get unexpected given time – and what happens when we are held hostage by our thoughts when our self-understanding is confronted with our desires. The protagonist of our film gets into a situation like this, when he was five days in a hotel stuck – period, with the only times he can not do anything.
Actually, only a short messenger job done favorably, the protagonist is suddenly on a trip. The elevator of his hotel becomes the vehicle through real and surreal worlds that are soon no longer be separated from each other. In several encounters with angels and men, he learns of the unreality of the images, the lack of freedom of the people and the unreliability of the time.
“Travel With Angels” is a lyrical film that gives the viewer no clear message, but want to show that there are many possible realities are waiting, if allowed to self and only opens the doors.
Anyway, considering the temperature, tired of wearing just pants i opted, today, for a eco leather tight skirt Denny Rose, flower embroided net hold up stockings Calzedonia and another of my favourite AllSaints items: The Gigi Coat.
The All Saints Gigi Coat is a belted light wool coat with long sleeves, ideal for spring and autumn. The design is made with a wrapover front and asymmetrical hem. It can be worn with and without belt, closed (which gives a very japanese kimono austere look) or open, like willowy butterfly wings.
The Denny Rose eco leather tight knee pencil skirt skirt completes the look adding a touch contrast, brightness and personality to the composition. The material is really soft and shiny.
Eccomi di nuovo.. Le temperature a Berlino sono purtroppo ancora fredde, quindi dovrete aspettare ancora un po’ prima di vedere dei bei bikini estivi..
Comunque, date le temperature, stufa di indossare sempre pantaloni, oggi ho optato per una gonna in ecopelle di Denny Rose, calze autoreggenti a rete floreale di Calzedonia e uno dei miei cappotti preferiti: Il Gigi Coat di All Saints.
Il Gigi Coat è un cappotto con cintura a vita alta, senza bottoni, di lana leggera, ideale per primavera e autunno. La falda del cappotto si apre asimmetricamente creando dunque movimenti fluidi e non geometrici. Il cappotto può essere indossato con o senza cintura, chiuso (con un effetto molto austero da kimono) o aperto (con un effetto ad ali di farfalla).
La gonna in ecopelle al ginocchio di Denny Rose completa il look, aggiungendo un tocco di personalità e lucentezza alla composizione. Il materiale, davvero morbido e luminoso si avviluppa perfettamente al corpo.