Monday, October 26, 2009

I just do my thing : why we love Audrey Hepburn.

Ah... Audrey! Ever since I've decided to start writing about people and things that are, in my opinion, "timelessly stylish", i have started feeling more inspired and focused. Going by past statistics,I have also realized,of all the beautiful people and things we see, few will reach the status of "a timeless style icon". Audrey is and shall remain one. The little black dress, the button down boyfriend shirt, the simple tucked-in white tee,the jaunty neck-scarf, turtle-necks, skinny pants ,the cinched waist flared skirt, the Capri , the ballet flats, the sweeping eyeliner...the list of fashion statements she popularized that are still around and considered stylish is nearly endless, as is her charm. She was tall, slender and feminine in a refreshingly different way and undoubtedly very, very classy. In fact this quote by director Billy Wilder might sum it up best- "After so many drive-in waitresses becoming movie stars, there has been this real drought, when along came class; somebody who actually went to school, can spell, maybe even plays the piano. She may be a wispy, thin little thing, but when you see that girl, you know you're really in the presence of something. In that league there's only ever been Garbo, and the other Hepburn, and maybe Bergman. It's a rare quality, but boy, do you know when you've found it."

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The quilted & the classic: the Dior "Lady" bags.

The word “iconic” is used so commonly these days, that calling this bag as such, would be a shame.

What is it about this timeless classic that has enamored generations of beautiful women (and no doubt, a few men) to reach out for it when they want to be seen as “Supremely Chic”?

Is it the French brand Dior, or the perfectly elegant design, or the whole aura of legendary style associated with the bag?

Most likely it’s all of the above- the perfect balance of great design, exclusivity and history.

Like all true design classics the Lady Dior possesses the ability to effortlessly fit into any occasion and transform the wearer into a creature of magical allure, time after time.

Why am i writing about this bag, that needs no introductions ?

Simply because it's so inspiring , and i also came across this "Hitchcockian" online promo film...fantastic !!

(See at the end of post for the link) . I am quite obsessed with the idea of online TV channels and serials,online movies and other cool web marketing stuff these days.

Apparently there are 4 parts to this mini film , the remaining three being under production ( Btw, the lead lady is Marion Cotillard, a true beauty).

Bravo, Galliano !!