My Diary

last days n nights - dubai

29 September 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As I just woke up I have a little time to spend here before hitting the pool. Let me fill you up with what´s been happening these last days n nights! Well, it has been a bit hectic to say the least :) These last days have been a lot about music: Concerts by 6ix9ine and Akon and superDJs as Black Coffee and Virgil Abloh. The start of the weekend has also been about birthday celebrations where we met up to celebrate MKH at his own superplace Habtoor! We started up at Andreea´s with brunch and the cakes that came in during all day all night. Ofc in the shape of cars with MKH written over them :) Magic little crowd of people and how I do find out constantly how much I do love Dubai! Sometimes I feel like Dubai is a bit like Las Vegas, although more classy and more luxurios. No need for hookers walking the streets, cheap chicks and dudes or drunken or high people everywhere. High atmosphere, best music and great crowd: That is truly what matters! <3

Today will be all about the gym and the pool. This evening will be best spent at home in front of netflix and with some Ben&Jerrys! xoxo

 

 

 

 


paris fashionweek - part III

29 September 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Alexandre Vauthier

 

Celine

 

Haider Ackermann

 

 

 

So, this is part three of my presentation, out of personal taste, of the best looks from the best collections during shown at on-going Paris Fashionweek. (For you who follow this blog on mobile, make sure to click on image of your choice for a closer look). A few days left of this wonderful fashionweek and if you ask me, the best is yet to come. High high expectations for up-coming collections from fashionhouses as Alexander McQueen, Chanel and ofc Louis Vuitton <3 xoxo

 

 

 

 

Maticevski

 

Balmain

 

Zuhair Murad

 

 

All images from www.vogue.com. Click on image of your choice for a closer look.

 

 


paris fashionweek - part II

27 September 2018

 

 

 

 

Isabel Marant

 

Paco Rabanne

 

Rochas

 

 

Update out of personal choice of best collections and best looks RTW SS2019. (As usual: Click on image of your choice for a closer look)

xoxo

 

 

Chloe

 

 

Off-White

 

Ann Demeulemeester

 

 

All images from www.vogue.com.


Paris fashionweek - part I

26 September 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Saint Laurent

 

 

Paris fashion, j´adore!!! What a start of this FashionWeek <3 Here are the top-notch collections so far and ofc my choice of best looks. Want them all! xoxo

 

 

 

Dior

 

Jacquemus

 

All images from www.vogue.com. Click on image of your choice for a closer look.


gucci - alessandro michele - ss 2019

25 September 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once again, this feeling I get from discocering fashion designed and presented by Alessandro Michele for GUCCI, a feeling of recognition. A similar feeling as in Marcel Proust's "In Search of Lost Time" when the Madeleine cake, after being dipped in the lindenflower tea and brought to the mouth, gives overwhelming rise of memories from history! I feel so much more for fashion when the factor of historical recognition has a major part in the innovation of fashion!  This visionary way of looking at fashion that reflect on todays society, is based upon history and provides hope for a more innovative and promising future. In the new collection presented yesterday for GUCCI, I fall into the future while living the 70s-80s in a Parisian bar surrounded by the most inspiring creative people possible. Having a blast!

In one of the worlds most famous essays ”The Dandy”, Baudelaire sanctifies the dandy as the last hero of modern life a man who tries valiantly to preserve an aristocratic rule of conformity in the face om rampand cosumerism. I feel that Alessandro Michele thru GUCCI and thru the historical aristocratical produce something that we recognize, but can not find out exactly what. I have learned so much about fashionhistory and philosophers opinion about fashion. Purdy writes for example that Simmels brilliance lies in his ability to elucidate this tension between social pressure and personal freedom at every moment in the fashion cycle. Simmel expressed that the whole history of society is reflected in the striking conflicts, the compromises, slowly won and quickly lost, between socialistic adaptation to society and individual departure from its demands. Alessandro Micheles has, in this respect, a magic way of expressing personal freedom in todays fashion. Alessandro shows individuality in a most expressive form and yet it get socially wide accepted. With this collection the designer for GUCCI proves again his vurm and knowledge for history, litteratur, religion and art. He puts in his knowledge and creative mind in a bowl and then his magic fingers picks up the elements in an choosen specific order, that only he can master, and everything falls in the right place.  With this collection I am feeling a blast from Paris. A blast from the 70s and 80s of French glamour. Alessandro, is one of very few creative designers of today, that keeps being legit with every new collection in an innovative way. He is like an idol to me an I am proud to call me a hysteric fan.

Here I present a few of my choice of top female looks from his latest collection for GUCCI ss2019. Amaxing amazing! xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images from www.vogue.com. Please click on image of your choice for a closer look.

 

 


gucci - before presentation - ss 2019

25 September 2018

 

 

 

 

 

ROLAND BARTHES AU PALACE, 1978. ALL PHOTOGRAPHS © PHILIPPE MORILLON COURTESY: PHILIPPE MORILLON

AT THE PALACE BAR, 1979 (LOULOU DE LA FALAISE, CAROLINE LOEB, THADÉE KLOSSOWSKI DE ROLA AND MOUNIA). ALL PHOTOGRAPHS © PHILIPPE MORILLON COURTESY: PHILIPPE MORILLON

 

 

 

I was baffled when seeing on www.gucci.com the inspirational pictures choosen to be a glimpse of what to come with the presentation of GUCCI ss2019 by master Alessandro Michele in Paris. These pictures are not just providing an air of the atmosphere in Paris at that moment in time or its nightlife. The first picture have a very special person featured – Roland Barthes.

Why did this get me going? Well, I wrote many years ago on this website, during the period Ignasi Monreal did a GUCCI campaign, how I felt a need to use an academic approach based upon Roland Barthes theories to make an interpretation of the fashion images/paintings in that campaign.

Nowadays I tend to be a bit of a nerd in the way I make my analysis from my academical perspecive, ethnology and of course: Art and fashion science. This proves how much my studies at Stockholm University and my vurm for art and especially fashion portraits really has changed my own approach when looking at fashion images or paintings. When I analyze GUCCI looks, campaigns and so forth, it takes infinitely longer for me now than it would have take before my academic studies. This is master Alessandro Micheles fault as he challenge me with his vurm for history, art and beauty – therefor creates looks that are complete further then meets the eye – it tingles the brain and warms the heart.

I tend to use a method founded by this theorist Roland Barthes as a way to systematically analyze images. Barthes' theory lays upon his notions about two orders of designation. He calls these orders: denotation and connotation. In the second scheme, connotation, also includes myths and symbols. A myth in Barthes' sense is a story which within a culture explains or perceive any aspect of reality or nature. Barthes argues that a myth is culture's way of thinking about something; a way of explain something. The myth is denoted the importance of the second order, and the myths is the human need to put labels on things to understand them. The third way for the designation of the second degree Barthes calls for symbols. A sign becomes a symbol in the convention and use obtained a significance that makes it stand for something else.

Theorist Hall explained that Barthes denotation is the simple, basic, descriptive level, where consensus is wide and most people would agree on the meaning. On the second level - connotation - are these signals / signs that we have been able to "decode" in a simple way by using our conventional conceptual classifications to read their meaning, giving a broader perspective through other types of codes - "fashion language" - which connects them to broader themes and meanings. These bind them with what we can call the wider semantic field in our culture: ideas about the "elegance", "formality", "simplicity" and "romance". The second order then, as in a wider meaning is no longer a descriptive level of obvious interpretation. Here we begin to interpret the completed signs in terms of social ideology - the general beliefs, conceptual frameworks and values ​​in society.

Now, it is just up to me to look at each look from the new GUCCI collection and try to understand what story magician Alessandro Michele wants to share with his choice of designs and styling. In addition to this I must ofc take in the ”room” or rather the theater where the looks are presented and the movement inside it and what music that will function as a guidline to interpretation. Soon, very soon it is showtime! xoxo  

 

 

 

 

SERGE GAINSBOURG AND CATHERINE DENEUVE AT THE PALACE, 1980. ALL PHOTOGRAPHS © PHILIPPE MORILLON COURTESY: PHILIPPE MORILLON

CAMPBELL'S SOUP SHIRT, 1974. ALL PHOTOGRAPHS © PHILIPPE MORILLON COURTESY: PHILIPPE MORILLON

 

ALL IMAGES IN THIS POST FROM WWW.GUCCI.COM. 


milan fashion week - part III

24 September 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana

 

 

So, this was my last update from Milan FashionWeek season ss2019. As usual: My choice of best looks from my choice of best collections :)

Well hello, you might wonder what the heck happened to GUCCI??? Legit question indeed!! If you are as much into admiring creative genious Alessandro Michele for GUCCI do not miss out on his new collecion that relases tonight 7.30 in Paris. In Paris, you might ask yourself then? Gucci is decamping from Milan for one season and will instead show the ss2019 collection in Paris the French capital. The show marks the crescendo of a three-part homage to France conceived by the Italian brand’s creative director, Alessandro Michele.

“Gucci is a global brand with deep and vibrant Italian roots and a visionary French shareholder, Kering,” said Marco Bizzarri, president and chief executive officer of Gucci. “When Alessandro told me of his desire to present the new collection in Paris— continuing the French-inspired narrative — I thought it was a perfect way to continue the creative homage to France.”

So, even though Milan FashionWeek is over do not dispear: GUCCI is on tonight, although from Paris!!! <3

 

 

 

Missoni

 

All images from www.vogue.com. Please click on image of your choice for a closer look.

 


milan fashion week - part II

22 September 2018

 

 

 

 

Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini

 

Versace

 

 

A Saturday update from Milan Fashion Week. As always, my personal picks of best looks from collections I adore! Stay tuned! xoxo

 

 

 

Philipp Plein

 

Etro

 

Antonio Marras

 

Roberto Cavalli

 

All images from www.vogue.com. Please click on image of your choice for a closer look.

 

 


milan fashion week - part I

21 September 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Fendi

 

Giamba

 

 

 

Milan Fashion Week has just began showing of rtw season ss2019. I will keep you up-dated with my choice of looks from my choice of best collections. When NYFW, LFW, MFW and PFW is all finished I will as usually create a post consisting of my fashion analysis based upon my fashion scientifical academic background! xoxo

 

 

 

 

Alberta Ferretti

 

Emporio Armani

 

Prada

 

Moschino

 

 

 

All images from www.vogue.com and www.vogue.co.uk. Please click on image of your choice for a closer look.


Thursday - abu dhabi

21 September 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday was spent in Abu Dhabi. We visited the wonderful Grand Mosque and what a magic place :) After the Grand Mosque we had planned to go fourwheel driving in the desert during sunset, but lost our way. So, desertdriving and helicopter adventures are planned for Sunday instead.

It is the absolute truth how some enviroments really gives you the right energy and boost your soul, body and mind. Walking in the Grand Mosque of Abu Dhabi was empowering. I felt a deep thankfulness of the life I am blessed to live.

As I think about yesterdays adventures I must say that I love it here in UAE. I also love the fact that my three best friends will visit me here, as I am about to stay here for a long while. I do not miss home at all expect for my family, my closest friends and my work and collegues at Louis Vuitton <3 

 

 

 


blessed in life

19 September 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am truly feeling more and more in harmony and that I am actually already, after 3 weeks in lovely Dubai, getting my mojo back in life :) Utterly blessed! Yesterday was spent boating all day and what a lovely solitude day that was. Today is all about training and gaining: Swimming, yoga and lifting weights is on todays schedule. PowerAlice! I have some friends from Sweden that will visit me while I am living in Dubai. Tomorrow the first one arrives and will be here Thursday-Sunday. We have already booked to visit mosques and go fourwheel driving in the desert at night! So these up-coming days with all about discovering the culture and beauty of UAE! 

xoxo

 

(Btw, I do know that Milan FashionWeek has started, although I will do my fashionpost next week due to absence of blogging a few days ahead)

 

 

 

 


london fashion week - part II

17 September 2018

 

 

 

 

David Koma

 

Christopher Kane

 

 

 

My choice of best looks from the recent catwalks presented for season ss2019 at London Fashion Week. Love em and I do think the diversity of the idea of fashion and modernity in todays western society is so thrilling! xoxo

 

 

 

 

Burberry

 

Erdem 

 

Peter Pilotto

 

All images from www.vogue.com. Please click on image of your choice for a closer look.

 


london fashion week - part I

16 September 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Julien Macdonald

 

Victoria Beckham

 

 

London Fashion week is on for season ss 2019. As usual I here present my choice of best looks from my personal choice of best collections. Sometimes I choose collections from a personal taste kind of view with looks that talk to my fashionheart and sometimes I present collections that are so fashion forward that they have made an artistic impact on me!

This is part I from the recent runways in London. Do not forget to click on the image of your choice for a closer look. As always this is the way as u can look closer and also download pictures that is of interest for you :) Easy as f**k! xoxo

 

 

 

J.W. Anderson

 

Gareth Pugh

 

All images from www.vogue.co.uk and www.vogue.com. Please click on image of your choice for a closer look.

 


nyfw - part III

14 September 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zimmermann

 

 

This is update III of my choice of best collections season ss2019 presented at NYFW. Out of these collections I have also picked out my best looks. Zimmermann is a personal fav so it is just legit for me to here present more looks then from the other collections. Love em! xoxo

 

 

 

Marc Jacobs

 

Libertine

 

Oscar de la Renta

 

 

All images from www.vogue.com. Please click on image of your choice for a closer look.


nyfw - part II

10 September 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Ralph Lauren

 

Boss

 

Carolina Herrera

 

 

 

Update part II of my choices of best looks from my choice of best collections presented for season ss2019 at New York FashionWeek. Lovely are they not? xoxo

 

 

 

Jonathan Simkhai

 

Rodarte

 

Self-Portrait

 

Prabal Gurung

 

Diane von Furstenberg

 

All images from www.vogue.com. Please click on image of your choice for a closer look.

 

 


when the sun goes down

08 September 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When the sun goes down my thoughts goes to rememberence! Today would be your birthday, if you were still on earth. Sweet music man: You where a beautiful soul with a kind heart and a genious in so many ways. If you are in a place called heaven I take comfort in that people say that: God take the ones he love the most, early in their lifes! Or maybe you will live for eternity like in your favourite movie"The Fountain"? 

All I know for certain is that I will remember you forever and cherish the time we spent together. Watching the sun sets and the sun rises over the rooftops while holding hands and promise to never let go. 

The great Lord Byron wrote a poem of heartbreak and some of the phrases describe my feelings at this moment as I look back in time:

"When we two parted In silence and tears, Half broken-hearted To sever for years,

Pale grew thy cheek and cold, Colder thy kiss; Truly that hour foretold Sorrow to this.

The dew of the morning Sunk chill on my brow-- It felt like the warning Of what I feel now...."

"They know not I knew thee, Who knew thee too well-- Long, long shall I rue thee, Too deeply to tell.

In secret we met-- In silence I grieve..."

 

xoxo
 

 

 


nyfw - part I

08 September 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Ford

 

 

 

Btw, as I already is on my computer and strolling along: I might as well update you from the world of fashion, my passion in life! Here I present my choice of best looks from the first days ss2019 collections presented at New York FashionWeek. Best collections so far according to me is: 1. Tom Ford as an ubermagical and uberlit collection with so many great looks that I had a problem just choosing a few. 2. Alena Akhmadullina with your wonderful creations you inspire my choice of being a free sprit in mind and my strenght to keep of daring to express inner self on the outside! xoxo

 

 

 

 

Alena Akhmadullina

 

 

Jeremy Scott

 

 

Red Valentino

 

 

 

All images from www.vogue.com. Please click on image of your choice for a closer look.

 

 


dubai - my paradise

03 September 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a couple of hours it is lift off :) Later today I will arrive in my wonderful Dubai where I will spend some months getting my mojo back in life. This will be months well spent empowering myself and figuring out what directions and steps I need to choose for making life so true to myself and my inner dreams as possible. These months will be a vacation preparing for the future: Cultural discovering, mindfulness empowering, bodywork towards a leaner and stronger me by a whole lot of training and relaxation with oil painting and extensive reading. Ofc, I will take time for some social things like party and so forth, although that is not my main purpose with this loong vacation. The main purpose is figuring out who I am and decide for myself the paths in life, not just riding the rollercoaster of life faster and faster! :)

I will not blog more than maximum once a week to keep you updated of my life and I might even cut down on social media activities! Take care you all out there and remember: Be kind always!!! xoxo