Thursday, 7 February 2008

"I Want My Invites, Now!"

...to the Pasarela Cibeles(Madrid Catwalk). The grandest gathering of Spain's best and brightest designers is on next week Feb. 11-15. Promising showstoppers include veterans Agatha Ruiz de la Prada (the wonderfully loca), Victorio y Lucchino (my favourites) and brilliant newcomers like Luxoir and Joseph Abril.

With this years list of entry, I'm keeping my eye glued on a name which spells elegance, drama and class---a far cry to the character that Anthony Hopkins popularized of the same name. Ladies, meet the man who you would want to wear in your next social gatherings---
Hannibal Laguna.

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Hannibal will unleash his latest collections on the last day of the Pasarela, fitted for a dramatic ending to the most glamorous week in fashion.

His cuts, shapes and drapes exude femininity in the most seductive order and I just love how the Spanish sense of style is reflected in his collections---bad, bold, brazen and definitely confident.



Hannibal's creations are very dramatic and I, as a drama queen myself would like to celebrate this opportunity to request the PR companies of each and every label of those who are hitting the Madrid catwalk to send me an invite for their shows.

Dear PR officer,

This is Miss J. from the one and only fashion blog in English in the South of Spain--MarbellaStyle. I would like to ask your dear office to send me an invite for the Pasarela Cibeles next week. I live, breathe and eat fashion and would, in the future, die fashionably and I hope you could give me a chance and my 200 readers a day to see and decipher what the Spanish will bring the world this year.

Okay, cut the crap.
Let me rewrite that (BLOGGER, where is the fucken strikethrough command in this blog???? I always wanted to use that but don't know where to find it, I'm desperately in need of using it!!!).


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Dear Bitches of the Spanish Fashion industry,

Here's the deal: Give me an invite and I promise to give you an audience with MONEY. Yes, People who can actually buy your collections so that it would not rot in shop next to a tapas bar somewhere in the fields with goats and sheep. I have 200 hundred readers a day (most of which are just to lazy to leave comments but they have lots of dough I tell you), majority of which comes from the U.S. of A. and obviously comes from MARBELLA---the land of luxury cars, mafias, old rich, high class prostitutes and mistresses who jet set and would not think twice of buying a pair of 3 thousand worth of Blahniks for pleasure. We both know that this part of Spain is the playground of the rich, famous and wannabes so why not invite me so I can spread the word to this people?

I run another popular blog in this city's social networking website and you can't penetrate them more than that. I promise you give me the invites, I give you the moolah.

If you are still not satisfied with that, here's another reason why you should invite me: I have loads of fierce and fabulous blogger friends in the blogosphere so if you have got what it takes to be talked about by this people, you better work on that guestlist rightaway!

I know this request is a little bit late now so I don't mind to see Thursday or Friday show. Email me and be prepared to be graced with my presence. marbellastyle@gmail.com

The high priestess of fashion in Costa Del Sol,
Miss J.

P.S. If this request does not work, beware of my spam emails tomorrow! hehehe.

Besos!

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

For that most precious kiss....

110 grams of gold...18 k of 199 diamond encrusts...a woman's dream.

Maison Guerlain's new KissKiss lipstick spells luxury at its finest. Design by Oliver Echaudemaison, Creative Director of the brand, it is a French masterpiece which can be refilled with 15 different tones and shades that makes up the range. Available only in Maison Guerlain in Paris and Bergdorf Goodman in New York for a dazzling price of 45,000.00 Euros (approx. 50,000.00 USD)

Kiss of lux or Kiss of Death?

Thoughts?

Besos!

photo from VOGUE España Feb. Issue

Sunday, 3 February 2008

Luxoir: Kaleidospic Androgyny

God, I hope MAP gives me the assignment next week to cover the Pasarela Cibeles (Madrid Fashion Week). This is such an important event that happens only once a year, I promise to do good deeds like giving up criticizing Penelope and Monica Cruz and their tasteless designs for MANGO, to be on the front row (okay, third row would suffice) in this year's much awaited pasarela.

Also, I am excited to see LUXOIR's latest designs which, after browsing their website, makes me want to cut my hair Agyness-style and wear pants more and channel the art of being androgynous.Coming from different facets of art such as photography, fashion and designs, Antoine Navarro and Víctor Pao, the brains beind the brand Luxoir must have a lot to tell us. Their design is a fusion of bold colours, bizaare cuts, wrapping and draping which surprisingly works well. Unconvential as they may seem, it is undeniable that their sense of street style exudes energy and highly imaginative.

Although they began designing menswear, they are slowly branching out to designing for women too which is definitely exciting. Luxoir's charm comes within the gender line that it crosses. A lot of the colors and styles might be too much for a real man but again, too much is never enough if you live and breathe fashion. For women however, you might be just glad to know that Luxoir is never too masculine to indulge with. Suits, hats, scarves and those mini shortpants will work wonderfully with high heels and your favorite oversize bag.












Luxoir designs remind me of United Colors of Benetton in their massive days in the late 80's and the 90's---the colors, the energy, the bubblyness and everything. I was crazy about them in those days but I guess some good things really never last especially when you find out that from a major streetwear brand, Benetton is now designing condoms as well. sigh.

Luxoir might just be the next Benetton in the future when it comes to popularity. However, unlike Benetton, Luxoir has fangs, wings and claws and a hundred times more fashionable for the streets.

Catch Luxoir at the Pasarela Cibeles on Friday, the 15th of Feb. at 16:00. For more info check out www.louxoir.com.

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