Friday, November 30, 2012

Say what? #3

"I think everyone shares a fear of failure - that you're only as good as your most recent collection. That's definitely a fear, but it's a fear that fuels me, that makes me want to work harder, that makes me take on more challenges."

- Alexander Wang, fashion designer

Today we learned that, after all the speculation, Alexander Wang is really going to be the next designer of Balenciaga. Honestly, I am still surprised. Wang's very street style approach is really different from the experimental, conceptual aesthetics that Nicolas Ghesquière got us used to. Obviously, PPR, Balenciaga's owner, wants this brand to move into a different direction. 

Alexander Wang is used to success. Not only is he a talented designer, he is also a really smart, attentive businessman. On the other hand, Balenciaga is a house with a lot of history that was masterfully reinvented by Ghesquière, who became one of the most respected designers of our days. 

Having said this, I am really looking forward to what Alexander Wang will do at Balenciaga and to see how he will combine his aesthetics with the Balenciaga heritage.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Say what? #2

"I love exaggerated, and I love eccentric, but you must be comfortable. Otherwise, it is nonsense. There is nothing charming about a woman who cannot walk in her shoes."

- Manolo Blahnik, fashion designer

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Say what? #1

"Nothing looks better dressed than confidence."

- Jeremy Langmead, Mr. Porter Editor-in-chief

Today I am introducing a new feature on the blog called "Say what?". Every now and then, when reading a magazine or online articles, we find some sentences that just make a lot of sense or that we can relate to, right? So, I decided that it would be interesting to share with you some of those quotes that I find interesting. Hope you like it.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Video: Maison Martin Margiela x H&M

Maison Martin Margiela's collection for H&M is now for sale worldwide. I had the pleasure to visit the showroom in Lisbon and talk to Inês Fontoura (H&M Portugal Communication and Showroom Manager) about this collaboration! Hope you like it.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Sneak Peek: Maison Martin Margiela x H&M

Maison Martin Margiela's collection for H&M hits stores next week and by now it is very likely that we all have seen the lookbook. Still, having the opportunity to see these pieces at the H&M showroom in Lisbon and appreciate all the details was an amazing experience. So, here is a sneak peek. Hope you enjoy the photos.