expr:class='"loading" + data:blog.mobileClass'>

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Vogue Italia | September 2013 | The Venetian Ball with Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda

A dark affair with Haute Couture in Venice
We all know what the September issue means to all magazines, especially to Vogue, the bible to the Autumn/Winter season, and Vogue Italia made sure it was one. The issue chose to feature Haute Couture and only it. Many designers were chosen including, Giambattista Valli and Atelier Versace but this one caught my eye, not only because its Dolce & Gabbana, but how often do we get to see Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda, since it is kept so secretive.

This editorial photographed by Craig McDean and styled by Tabitha Simmons is set in a grand Venitian palace featuring models Karen Elson and Ava Smith. A dark and mysterious setting "Beyond the Dream" evokes an interest which invites you into the unknown world of Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda into the 17th century. The one of a kind pieces from AW 2014 collection include digitally printed ball gowns, a lace dress which is synonymous with the Italian fashion house, corsets and veils, a coat and cape with embroided flowers, jewellery form their high end line, romantic lace gowns, masks and a wedding dress. Start dreaming because its a beautiful romance... 

All photos from swide.com

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Men and The Beard | The must have in Mens Fashion | Trends & Style

Facial hair and the beard | A trend which is revolutionising mens fashion
Christian Codrin
The beard has always been associated with gentleman and fashion, and never do I remember that the beard was so much in fashion, but recently it seems that facial hair has become a trend, and men are adopting it even more every day. 

The beard, has been associated with greatness and traditions since ancient time, portrayals of Zeus and Poseidon in Greek mythology with beards, Jesus has always been shown with a beard and what about the Ortodox Jew with his long beard. But what about the connotations with a man who does not take care of himself, the begger and the resemblance with Father Christmas. 

Apparently this fashion dates back to the time of the Greek philosophers, because having a beard during that period, meant you were a philosopher. 

Today ... the beard is a must-have, its sexy, its cool and its all over in menswear fashion and is synonymous with STYLE. 

Here are the rare and stylish men who know how to do a beard very well.
Lapo Elkann
British Model Ricki Hall
Model Patrick Petitjean

Aki Choklat ... shoe designer and my favourite professor at Polimoda
Panayiotis Simopoulos
Ryan Burns for Massimo Dutti
Miles Better and his tattoos 
Maximilano Patene 
One of the most stylish men in fashion Nick Wooster
Street style photographer and my style crush Karl Edwin Guerre
Johannes Huebl ... Olivia Palermo's handsome boyfriend
Italian Style icon Alessandro Squarzi
Dennis Klaffert

Buying Director for Mytheresa.com Justin O'Shea 
Antonio Rossi and Gianni Fontana ... Amoung Italy's most stylish men
Photo from Finaest.com and Gianni Fontana
So men out there, follow what these men are doing, have balls and rock it!

La Maison Sartorie D'Amber New Logo | Fashion Blog

Hey boys and girls and loyal followers

I finally updated the logo for La Maison Sartorie D'Amber to a more contemporary one, it has red for passion, black for darkness and white for freedom 

Representing fashion and myself

In the coming months I will be launching a new project related to fashion too. So stay tuned. 
Hope you love it

Designed by Nico

For collaborations, questions and advertising rates, contact me on lauramuscat@gmail.com

Thank you for following me

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Love Magazine 's Lion affair |Tim Walker with Edie Campbell and Karen Elson | September 2013

Tim Walker creates a masterpiece out of an editorial in Love Magazine for September 2013. The Atlas Lion plays king with models Karen Elson and Edie Campbell in this epically beautiful photographic marriage. Its as grand as a theatrical performance, so professionally executed, the audience is ready, and the roar of the lion, will scare you away, but be prepared for it to blow you away, because I haven't seen something so romantic and grand in a long time. 
 Most of the gowns are from Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda, their secretive couture collection, jewellery from Bvlgari, and other garments from Giles, Vivienne Westwood, Sandy Powell, Sand Films and headpieces from Rellik.
Vintage Fur Coat by Louis Vuitton
Underwear and dress from Angels
Edie Campbell wearing Sand Films
Dress by Sand Films and socks from mytights.com
Black dress by Sandy Powell and knockers by Triumph
Sandy Powell dress
Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda
Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda
Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda
Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda
Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda
Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda
Wearing coats from Sand Films and Jewellery from Bvlgari
Dolce Gabbana Alta Moda
Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda
Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda
Dress by Sandy Powell
Dress by Giles 
Vivienne Westwood garment and Rellik headpiece
Shot in Shotover House in Oxford, England
models: karen elson (Elite) edie campbell (Dna) and atlas the lion
photographer: Tim Walker
stylist: Katie Grand and Sandy Powell
hair and body paint: Julien Dys 
make-up: Lisa Eldrige
set design: Thea Thierstein

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Cara Delevigne and Pharrell Williams | Born Lucky in the September 2013 issue of British Vogue


This time its "Born Lucky" the other half behind the hit song "Get Lucky", in British Vogue ... Mr Pharrell Williams with supermodel Cara Delevigne in the September 2013 issue and a great editorial. After Daft Punk and Karlie Kloss in US Vogue, fashion and music reunite again for a more subtle editoral, coordinating outfits, giggling and goofing around, shot by legendary photographer David Bailey.
The word around is that Pharrell chose the model himself for the shoot and she gushed about the music man of the moment saying:  "I was so excited about working with him, he inspires me so much". He is currently in every hit song around and she is in every fashion spread, and what do you get when you see these two together? Stars and maybe a collaboration in the future. Apparently Ms Delevigne asked advice from the hit maker about how to launch her singing career, I guess something new is brewing, but for now have a look at this amazing shoot.