27.1.15

Tulle Fetish

 

fe·tish

noun \ˈfe-tish also ˈfē-\
- a strong and unusual need or desire for something
- a need or desire for an object, body part, or activity for sexual excitement
- an object that is believed to have magical powers
 
Redundant would be to paraphrase what tulle represents, but just in case you need clarification: No, tulle doesn't awake sexual desire... Unless you are a bit of a freaky fashion enthusiast (In that case I don't judge) Tulle is more like a triggers of dreams, the reason of a craving for something simply fabulous and one third of the trio shaped by non others than glitter and feathers, better known as wonders one must possess just for the sake of it. 
 
There was a time in my life I like to call B.C. (Before Chic)
It was a dark time before my sense of style had even start to develop where I despised the fabric. It resembled nothing more than the squeaky ballerina girls from my class who me, as a horsewoman focussed on other hobbys and likings, couldn't stand. So, many years had to pass by for me to start  obsessing about it. 
When the Fashion revolution hit the streets it was a big surprise to see tulle skirts running wild down the concrete jungle paired with nothing but mundane sneakers and common denim shirts. It's a magical Era where such beauties can go out to the sun on a daily basis adding that magical essence for so long reserved only for the most special occasions.  
Many designers master the art of bringing such luxurious cloth to life but only a few make us drop dead and wake up in heaven while doing so.
Last season Giambattista Valli gained this recognition with waterfall skirts of tulle in degrade only to reafirm it's skill set this time, with pieces that build and deconstruct the material in the most intriguing ways, sometimes even featuring the terrific tree mentioned earlier in this post, proving how trully marvellous desire may look like.
XOXO, RWPF

21.1.15

Je ne suis pas Charlie, Je suis Amoreuse



Estoy en una etapa de mi vida muy nostalgica en la que he descubierto que el dicho de "ignorancia es felicidad" es muy cierto. El dia que esa burbuja se revienta pasan dos cosas. Una, sientes que has superado una gran desventaja, dos, te decepcionas al encontrarte con una enferma y deprimente realidad. Hace poco escribí como la tecnología ha hecho de todo en el mundo algo pasajero. Relaciones, moda, música todo pasa a segundo plano. Sin embargo creo que estos avances tambien nos han hecho menos tolerantes repitiendo errores del pasado. 
Gente, estamos en el siglo 21, año 2015. Es hora de que aprendamos a ser tolerantes y respetuosos con nuestra misma especie.
Si el Armagedón llegara en este momento y la raza humana se extinguiera, todas las especies renacerían y el mundo encontraría su balance de nuevo.
Si todos lo insectos murieran ahora, seria nuestro fin. Asi de facil y sencillo. VALGA LA REDUNDANCIA.
Es hora de darnos cuenta de que no somos los seres mas fuertes ni los mas evolucionados.
En la naturaleza hay un balance que no esta manejado por la codicia, el rencor o la intolerancia. Simplemente se trata de vivir bajo las reglas.
Hay un alfa, o una reina, y la mayoría de las especies en enjambres o manadas viven en paz por un bien común.
Nosotros nos juzgamos entre nosotros por nuestro color de piel, creencia religiosa, estatura, ideología, raza, forma de vestir, estatus social, por quien amamos y hasta por comer o no comer carne.
¿Aguna vez han visto a un labrador ignorar a un dalmata por sus manchas? ¡NO!
Es la cosa mas ridícula del mundo. Pero así funciona nuestra sociedad, que esta llena de "viboras" cuya mayor diversion es burlarse de las peculiaridades de otro pasando por alto las propias. No hay un ser perfecto en este mundo. Menos humano, que aunque llegue a ser astrofisico, no sabe por que ama, ni por que vive, ni por que odia.
El caso de la masacre en las premisas de la revista Charlie Hebdo es una barbarie sin excusa que valga, sin embargo hay que mirar la situación de forma objetiva. Sólo así podemos apreciar el hecho de que burlarse de una religión no esta bien, es ofensivo, agresivo y una severa falta de respeto. La historia nos ha enseñado como algunas naciones o religiones han optado por conductas extremistas ante las diferencias de otros. Las cruzadas, el holocausto, Apartheid, la fundacion del KKK. Todos igual de brutales e inhumanos. No hay un lado bueno y un lado malo del mundo simplemente gente radical e intolerante. Realmente me gustaría sembrar un poco de curiosidad por ver que esta pasando en nuestra sociedad para intentar remediarlo. La única manera de vivir felices es tratar de eliminar la hostilidad que nos rodea y dejar de generalizar. No todos los musulmanes quieren matar a los no creyentes, no todos los católicos creen que los homosexuales son una abominación y ninguna raza es superior a otra. Ya todos hemos cometido errores irremediables en el pasado.  Yo no soy Charlie Hebdo, yo soy tolerante, respetuosa y creyente de que el cambio es posible.
¿Tu que eres? 
XOXO, RWPF

19.1.15

Elastic Heart

"I am minimalist. I like saying the most with the least" - Bob Newhart
Two or Three years ago statements and polished looks of pointy pumps and skinny jeans had their peak, however 2014 brought hit with a wave of messy hair, baggy pants, varsity jackets, sporty crop tops, sneakers and caps that triggered the rapid progression into what we commonly know as Normcore. Suddenly getting all dressed up is seen as uncool leading people in the search of achieving that ooze of style without even trying. 
Normcore has two tendencies. The first one is based on sporty accents where sneakers are the favourite option to supply stilettos giving sequined skirts and even camel coats a completely unexpected twist. Caps do the same to blazers just as varsity jackets do flirty dresses. The catch is to maintain balance between sport and glossy. The second one is focussed on Minimalism, the use of clean lines with very few complements, giving fashion lover an opportunity to focus on different structures, colors and avantgarde silhouettes.  I've been craving a sleeveless blazer like Olivia Pope craves wine and Popcorn after a rough day (Yes, I’m obsessed with SCANDAL) meaning A LOT! So, the other day while scattering SALES (with a very cold objective mind of course) I came across this beauty.
You can obviously understand how I wasn’t going to pass such a great opportunity, right? Regarding my bag, I went for an epitome of architecture: matching colors with different proportions and textures discretely playing the role of statement. The t-shirt neutral with a little geometric double charm to keep it casual, finally paired with  marsala booties as an ode of this year's Pantone. I think that the foundation of such a look lies in the lines. The vest, bag and booties are quite simple, yet add a very distinctive sense of style to the look. That way one dresses casual and still looks polished. 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Vest/ZARA
T-shirt/Aeropostale
Denim/Sfera
Clutch/ZARA
Boots/ZARA
 
Musical Inspiration for this post...
Xoxo, RWPF
 

12.1.15

Profiling a Well-dressed man

"Clothes make the man.                                                                                              Naked people have little or no influence on society" - Mark Twain
Even though I think we shouldn't judge a book by it's cover in today's society the cover is as important as the content, because no matter how much we fight it, we always have and always will be judged by our appeareance.
Harsh reality reveals that first impressions are made within 3 seconds of meeting someone, and the following 90 are destined to confirm that perseption; as 80% of our body is commonly covered in fabric and there's not much to say in a minute and a half, our outfit and presence are reigning factors on the matter.
With Pitti Uomo around the corner I found it suitable to focus on menswear and its supreme power this freezing monday.
 
Boys, the secret to getting every girl deserves an extensive post itself, however dressing well will give you a tremendous bonus. Stylish men are always appealing to girls... In fact to everybody.
Contrary to what many common guys think, they don't project vanity but self-discipline, confidence and attention to detailes which is precisely the most effective weapon to win a battle.
One of the many powers of clothing is that it can transform your state of mind. Tha means that if you want to look like a profesional businessman, you need to dress like it.
Doing so requires the factores above, because achieving a perfect look needs attention.
A man who dresses well learns the value of self discipline. He learns that planning with enough time according to his neccesities is a paramount for consistent results, therefore he prepares for the day by thinking through it, anticipating his needs and taking the proper steps to ensure he can meet the challenge. A disciplined dresser can arrange his outfit to meet his needs from 9AM to 5PM and from meeting to drinks afterwards.
 
Well dressed men also learn to be careful with details and look for elegant accuracy.
Always wear polished shoes, ironed shirts, brushed coats, tailored suits and know what colors go with their personality. These depend on what you want to project. For example, a black suit, white shirt and red tie project leadership and seriousness, prints tend to project creativity.
Well dressed men are normally the graphic definition of effortless, because dressing that way is for them a lifestyle not a costume, so they seem never ahead nor behind the trend, neither a victim of fashion or inappropriately underdressed. Somehow a t-shirts, jeans with smoking slippers and a hat look as equally remarkable as a binomial houndstooth 3-piece ensamble on them. That means that either way they'll naturally and comfortably stand out of the crowd.
For that reason they will incorporate uncommon items to their looks, for example ascots, pocket squares and patterned socks purposefully visible under cuffed pants, which aren’t necessary or practical and yet complete a multitude of the men’s outfits with decided confidence and distinction.
 
For all this aspects well dressed men receive consciously and unconsciously a certain respect based on the effort put on their image. Of course one must perform well to succed because posket squares alone won't take you far.
I tend to associate well dressing with well manners and chivalry.
It might not be the case every single time, however a true attractive man... those we see in old movies who steal sights are gentleman. To other men and women. He is a man with things under control,.
His look is pristine, he is confident, independent and wants people to be comfortable around him. He is the perfect host, opens the door to others not as a gesture of condescendence but rather courtesy. He is punctual, says "please" and "thank you", helps a lady wth her coat, minds table manners, shows initiative and most importantly a gentleman knows how to do things, he is the guy people look in an emergency whether it's natural or social and if he doesn't know the answer he knows where to find it.
You know that movie Crazy, Stupid, Love where Ryan Gosling interprets the super dapper-who-gets-every-girl Jacob Palmer? Well, There's a scene where he takes "Emma" to his apartment and shakes up drinks in the most elegant way, even peels an orange in the moment to add the "twist".
So I guess that being a well dressed men comes with more tan wearing cool socks and daring to take a more fashionable approach on everyday basis to really leave a mark.
It is about adding style to your entire life and turning into an interesting, educated, driven, charismatic young fellow ready to take the world by every angle....
Remember, becoming a member of the handsome men's club is not about money or presumption, but about trying to be the best version of yourself inside and out.
 
Xoxo, RWPF



 

 

6.1.15

The World According to Karl

My admiration for this man, this mysterious man who has spent years hiding behind a pair of dark glasses, seeing the world without being seen, dates back many years.
Master of the seam, has the ability to break paradigms and modernize the classic without losing its essence, and for someone like me who dreamed about being a very successful fashion designer was an enviable quality as each collection under his command is something completely different, unexpected, fabulous and elegant.
The most curious thing about Karl is that he is not only an extremely talented designer, but through the years has become a brand, an icon, the uncle of all fashion freaks and one of the most multifaceted people in the industry. As a well stablished designer, photographer and filmmaker I would call him the cornucopia of art in the fashion scene.
This book "The World According To Karl" is one that I love, because it summarizes all his iconic quotes impregnated with his characteristic attitude, a little proud, never modest, with a pinch of sincereness and a base of confidence that we love about him.
Don't you love to read phrases perfectly describing your mood or simply inspiring?
That is what every single one of this sayings does to me. Some of them are just too good to be truth and I've decided to share them with you! Hope you like them!
 
Karl On Life
"My autobiography? I don't have to write it. I'm living it!"
"Psychoanalisis! First of all, it kills creativity. Secondly, if you are honest with yourself then you know all the questions and the answers."
 
Karl on Fashion
 
"Trendy is the last stage before tacky"
 
"In Fashion you have to break something to make it again, to love what you've hated and hate what you've loved"
 
"Fashion is neither moral or amoral but can boost your moral"
 
"The world of Fashion is ephemeral, dangerous and unfair"
 
Karl on Style
 
"What is style? It starts with breaking away from convention, smashing accepted reality"
 
"If you don't have an elegant phyque, the most elegant dress won't change that. A pheasanyt can be madly elegant, and a very rich person may look like a pint pot"
 
"jogging pants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of life, you wear jogging pants"
 
Karl on Karl
"I am a black diamond, unfaceted. Black diamonds are rare, hard to cut and therefore uncommercial"
 
"I've gone beyond ego"
 
"I have a client mentality, I like to shop"
 
Karl on Chanel
"A touch of humor and a bit of disrespect; that's what a legend need to survive"
 
Karl on Luxury
"Luxury is a discipline"
 
"Often these days, luxury is expensive goodie bought by nobodies who don't have a luxury life"
 
"Books are a hard-bound drug on which you can't overdose"
 
Karl on being in Shape
"I want to be a chic coat hanger"
 
Xoxo, RWPF
 
 


Blogging tips