sábado, 29 de octubre de 2011

Halloween Fever (and giveaway!)

Last Thursday I attended the party for the Halloween Fever perfume from Jesus del Pozo. Tons of friends, a spooky house and chandeliers made of this night a delight, the mood was just perfect to start the Halloween parties round up. To say the perfume is good is not enough, it smells like mystery and elegance should do. As soon as they sent me the perfume I went head over heels for it, and guess what? I have one for you! Yeaaah, giveawaaaay! The dynamic will be the following:

-  follow @hwnperfumes_es on twitter
-  follow me on twitter @madykarla
- in the comments section you should put a link of a picture of you with your Halloween costume (name and email as well) (don't cheat kiddos! no taking pictures to other people's costumes ja!). Be dareful and go beyond your imagination, the best costume wins!

The contest ends at midnight Monday 31, Mexico time, and the winner will be announced on Wednesday.  Soooo what you waiting for??!! Get dressed, go out and impress, this is the Halloween fever... 

PS. Everyone can participate, it doesn't matter if your from Mexico or not, you all have a chance :)

jueves, 27 de octubre de 2011

Costumes from the Runway

Every time I have to dress up for a costume party, either for Halloween or a thematic one, I fantasize about being dressed in McQueen; maybe like a princess with a red cape from the AW08 collection, or a zombie with horns with a lovely ripped lace dress in white like the one from Widows of Culloden, the AW06 show. Truth is, the narrative Alexander McQueen used to imprint in each and every garment was something special and unique, and incredibly well suited for the costume matters.

Nevertheless there are other designers that have tried to represent some kind of story into their collections. Taking inspiration from the runways for your Halloween costumes might be a great solution to wind up with a pretty interesting disguise for the night of the dead.

Who? Lisbeth Salander by Ann Demeulemeester AW11

Who? Edward Scissorhands by Alexander McQueen SS12

Who? Pierrot by Christian Dior Haute Couture

Who? The French Maid by Louis Vuitton SS12

Who? Morticia Addams by Marchesa SS12

Who? The sexy nurse by Jil Sander SS12

Who? Medusa by Iris Van Herpen AW11 Haute Couture

Who? Marie Antoinette gone mad by Comme Des Garçons SS12

viernes, 21 de octubre de 2011

Shoes, destiny and Halloween

Oh October, how much I love you. Yesterday instead of going to the gym, as I should have, I decided it was time to set up the Halloween decoration. Spider webs, pumpkins and a little kid disguised as a ghost (creepy) were the props for a terrifying but pg-13 facade. The thing is, I love this time of the year, the costumes, the mysterious vibe, the horror movies (which I only see in Halloween, I'm such a coward) and the partieees! If as a kid I loved trick or treat now I'm head over heels for Halloween parties. Last year I spent almost a whole month making my Black Swan costume (nobody knew who I was except Darren Aronofsky fans...) but this year destiny popped up at my door my work and delivered some beautiful red sequined Mary Janes from Asos...
Can you guess my costume?

jueves, 20 de octubre de 2011

All about the 40's

Elsa Schiaparelli

 André Zucca photography, 1940's Paris

 André Zucca photography, 1940's Paris

Vivien Leigh

 André Zucca photography, 1940's Paris

Frida Gustavsson by Andreas Öhlund for Elle Sweden

Hourglass silhouettes + shoulder pads + fur + dropped waits lines + boxy shoulders + side reverse rolls + gloves = great 40's style
Go on and try it!

jueves, 6 de octubre de 2011

Childhood Fantasies

I have to confess I'd been waiting anxiously for the Louis Vuitton show. Not just because I was sure of the lovely collection  Marc Jacobs would present, but also because along with Chanel, Louis Vuitton is one of the brands to create a whole mise-en-scène, by showing a breathtaking scenery and production. Got to say the autumn/winter show was one of my favorites, the reference of Night Porter, the whole construction of an antique foyer and the sexual connotations of the sheer and plastic outfits were some of the elements that made of this show, in my opinion, one of the bests of the season.

Yesterday I saw the spring/summer show and it left me completely satisfied. Even though it was an extreme change from the roughness of the last season, this was a beautiful blast to the past in all senses. It almost seemed like an ode to an english fantasy childhood. If there's anyone who can shift from such extreme positions and succeed, is Marc Jacobs. From beginning to end, the show was a big bite of cotton candy, starting with the sweetness of the score from a music box and continuing with a big dream-like carrousel with models riding fake horses like in a Gilliam movie. Kate Moss at the end, walking in a big white eyelet dress with feathers was just the cherry on top.

Eyelet lace, pastels, feathers and lamps shapes in dresses and skirts made of this collection a true childhood fantasy. The see through plastic bags and the cap toe metallic pointed shoes were completely charming along with the Vandyke collars in jackets and dresses. I'm amazed by how the perception of a woman from a brand can change so much and still be faithful to the spirit and core values of the design motto. In any other case, the extreme change from fetishist to innocence would have been quite a shock, but here, it was just a marvelous and sweet fantasy.