Monday, August 23, 2010

Eva Internazionale says goodbye



Dear friends,

This is the last post on Eva Internazionale. From now on, I'll be blogging at dressful.com. As I'm very bad at goodbyes and sentimentality, I just want to say that I've enjoyed working on this blog very much, but I feel that the time has come for a new project and a new story. Dressful is also a fashion blog, so I hope you will follow me there.

If you have Eva Internazionale on your blogroll, I would be most grateful if you changed it to Dressful (I'll set up my new blogroll tomorrow). I'm going to leave this blog exactly as it is, so if you ever feel like reading my old posts, you'll still be able to do that.

Last but not least, thank you for reading, all your comments and your emails. One of the most important reasons I started Eva Internazionale was to connect to people on a similar wavelength, and I'm very happy to say that this blog helped me achieve it.
Eva


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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Transitions





1. Cherry Blossom Girl 2. Patrick Leger, After the Heist 3. Alec Soth

Time out.


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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Yohji Yamamoto's sailor chic


photo via style.com photo via style.com

photo via style.com photo via style.com

Not an August has gone by since 2006 that I haven't thought about Yohji Yamamoto's Spring/Summer 2006 RTW collection, the humor behind it and how soothing it feels to look at these garments in summer heat. I see this part of the collection as a very smart take (or even parody) on sailor chic, which we usually associate with navy and white stripes, chunky, preferably gold jewelry and coral red nails. In this case the navy (+ black) and white are there, but the chic is defined by a completely different aesthetic reminiscent of real sailors, perhaps even the ones because of which the idiom "swear like a sailor" was invented, although I don't think the femininity of Yamamoto's clothes is inferior to that of classic sailor chic (a matter of two perceptions, each at its own end of the spectrum). The biggest "sailor chic revised" factor? The rope. Long, weighty and ragged, the kind you see in every self-respecting port in the world. It screams raw, but the outfits remain undeniably elegant. Nothing like a blast from the past after you've gone through the Fall/Winter 2010/11 collections for the nth time, realizing only a fraction of what was presented tells stories worth telling.


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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hermès in Salzburg



The 3 days I spent in Salzburg this week were my vacation from vacation. I wore one of the black dresses that make me feel like a better version of myself and these sandals to a concert at the Salzburg Festival; this ensemble always catches attention although I'm usually the quiet person observing from the corner. Fashion in Salzburg is not great, including the expensive stores. The mundanity of the window display at Hermès ruffled my feathers because this array makes no sense. Where are the Birkins and the Kellies? Where's the glamour? Hermès was always the best at creating the beautiful fashion illusion. Here's to hoping that window-shopping at their store in Venice next month will correct my impression.


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Saturday, July 17, 2010

39 degrees Celsius


Clothes Anna Molinari, photographed by Helmut Newton

Found this photo the other day leafing through a book (hence the 67) and although she's wearing a sweater, I find this a very proximate visual representation of what summer feels like. Something about it reminds me of L'Avventura -- at first glance the only two things the photo and the film have in common are Italy and black and white, but it's easy to make the rest up yourself.

As the heat has fried what was left of my brain after the June exams, I'll only mention that yesterday I realized wearing high heels in 39°C really does make you look like you're trying too hard and I vowed never to commit this potential gaffe myself.



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Monday, July 12, 2010

As If Nothing Had Happened




bracelet Luxirare
harem pants R Exclusive
sandals Tod's



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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sky high adrenaline level and so little operating space






dress Hoss Intropia
shoes Prada



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