Persian touch

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I ran out again with my friend Umu wearing this fabulous turban and the other day at her house she taught us different ways of wearing a scarf as a turban. How bohemian chic it looks right? i love it.

Photo by: Diego Ibañez

Jean Louis David

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La semana pasada el reconocido salón de belleza francés Jean Louis David inauguró con un un cóctel otra sucursal en la Ciudad de México dentro del Hotel Presidente InterContinental Polanco.

Entre los distinguidos invitados Bertha Gastelum, socia de la marca francesa en México, Elisabeth Beton, embajadora de Francia en México, Guillermo Valencia gerente general de Presidente InterContinental Polanco y Cedric Fort director L´Oréal Productos Profesionales México.

La cadena de salones de belleza Jean Louis David es una de las más exitosas del Grupo Provalliance, líder en la industria de la belleza profesional europea con dos mil salones repartidos en todo el mundo. Así mismo, México cuenta con dos sucursales, Santa Fe y la recién inaugurada en el piso 10 del Hotel Presidente InterContinental Polanco.

Last week the french renounced beauty salon Jean Louis David celebrate with a cocktail party a new venue in Mexico city at the Presidente InterContinental Hotel in Polanco.

The hot list of distinguished guests were Bertha Gastelum partner of the french brand in México, Elisabeth Beton the french ambassador in México, Guillermo Valencia CEO of Presidente InterContinental Hotel Polanco and Cedric Fort director of L´Oréal Products Professionals México.

The Jean Louis David beauty salon chain is one of the most successful of Provalliance Group, its the leader of the european professional beauty industry with 2000 salons worldwide. In Mexico with two venues one in Santa Fe and the new one in the 10th floor of the Presidente Intercontinental Hotel in Polanco.

By Diego Ibañez

HAUTE COUTURE SPRING/SUMMER 2014

One of my favorite ways to start the year is reviewing the videos and pictures of the Couture shows, its like a new year and we are already starting it by having amazing fashion moments full of drama, the most luxurious and precious dresses, top models, fabulous street styles and the creme de la creme of the fashion world.

Viktor & Rolf

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Viktor & Rolf are always one of my faves cause i like a theatrical fashion show and certainly they gave us drama with this, i didn’t knew if they were ballerinas or models wearing the draped dresses and leotard hybrids created from specially treated latex.

Both explained their idea of not knowing what’s skin and what’s clothing using latex.

How crazy is that, when you think in latex you think in some kinky sexual stuff but they managed to transform latex in gorgeous romantic-sexy and expensive dresses.

(I researched the models were actual ballet dancer members of the Dutch National Ballet)

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Closer look of the latex dress
Atelier Versace
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Donatella inspiration was Grace Jones and her iconic hoods. “She left a sign as a strong, powerful woman, a power goddess,” Donatella said of Jones before the show. “I wanted to embody that.”
I liked it it was very Versace you know for those rich and young sophisticated women who like to dress sexy, with relaxed silhouettes, draped black silk skirts, cocktail dresses and  red carpet dresses with with bare legs flashing.
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Schiaparelli 
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One of my favorites of course for the theatrical and also for that kind of old school fashion inspired in the past gowns, i loved how each look had a different character in my opinion from Napoleon-ish to a beautiful princess to a gorgeous (editorial) peasant (i know I’m getting crazy now)
Silk gazer cloud sleeved jackets and trailing silk chiffon and ruffled skirts in bonbon pastel shades.
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Valentino
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This time the maison were inspired by the opera and the animal kingdom this collection had so many beautiful stuff and they honored the couture word with pieces made of cashmere, dyed feathers and tulle that took from 300 hours to 550 hours to do it by hand.
Cashmere, dyed feathers and tulle .
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Detail of the “Madame Butterfly” feather cape at Valentino Haute Couture Spring 2014, which took 550 hours to fabricate.

 Zuhair Murad

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This collection was all about blooming flowers (how romantic) from white to black and pastel colors, Zuhair did the classic over the top couture (my favorites) with embellishments, lace and sequins which in my opinion is very him.
I love everything from him, his clothes are romantic and make a woman look and feel like a something out of this world or era.
Pastel dresses cinched with gold leaf-shaped belts and the finale wedding gown was made of 25,000 floral appliqués.
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Christian Dior
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Girls in strapless sequined dresses (very Raf Simons for Dior) but this time i really liked it, a lot of beautiful cutwork and layered cut-out shapes. Raf says his inspiration was a woman’s private sphere.
Some pieces were beautifully embroidered with beading, my favorite ones had frames with dreamscapes (a staircase leading to a Garden of Paradise and a woman on top of a planet).
Gorgeous job Raf.
Chanel
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A lot of sportiness, embellished skater knee and elbow pads, crop tops, leggings, button-down jumpsuits and cycling shorts in sparkly lace.
Some pieces were very Chanel and true to the firm with this sport-club inspiration, that we heart fans of the fashion house liked but in general the idea of the sneakers with couture didn’t made me jump in my seat of joy , the sneakers materials are beautiful but the general kind of the sneaker were too 90’s and not in a good way.
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By Diego Ibañez

Russian Folk Painting by Sasha Vinogradova

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Sasha Vinogradova was inspired by ornaments and traditional Russian folk paintings to color these skulls. From Gorodetsky, Gzhel, North-Dvina Zhostovo, Mezen or Khokhloma these absolutely gorgeous creations play on colors and patterns.

In dribbble.com she say she used zbrush, 3dmax and photoshop to create this amazing artwork.

I know its inspired in different styles of russian folk painting but as a proud mexican of course i also feel some mexican inspiration here like Catrinas and flowers and those cute little mexican colorful tablecloths and i love it.

By Diego Ibañez

GRAMMYS 2014

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Tbh not impressed with anyone or anything i didn’t even saw the whole thing, the looks didn’t impressed me, yes there were some nice but i want to see more, those are international artists making millions, come on and they don’t even buy the clothes all of those are borrowed, at least borrow something gorgeous and upper stellar that create a fashion moment, last years yes it has been fashion moments but this year not at all and they have access to every designer they want to in the world, such a sad thing.

I don’t know maybe I’m being so high standard cause Haute Couture week has just passed and i saw so many gorgeous dresses.

Anyway lets hope the best for the oscars

By Diego Ibañez

Van Gogh Shadow

This curious experiment by Luca Agnani adds movement and lighting effects to thirteen paintings by Vincent van Gogh. You can judge for yourself whether it’s an improvement on van Gogh’s originals.

STYLISH COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

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I found this super stylish old man looking like a 30’s gangster, gentleman or something like that and in Mexico i think elder people dresses better than young men, don’t get me wrong yes there are a lot who wear trendy clothes, but most of the young male population in this country dresses hideous (don’t mean to offend anyone).

Come on guys step it up your game.

By Diego Ibañez

Patch Handbag

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Obsessed with how this girl dresses, she’s a lovely person and a good friend, she’s a talented jewelry designer and she says the only time she wears flats is for walk her dog.

I designed the shoes she’s wearing, her necklace, ring and bracelets are her design from her brand and the star of the look is her grandma’s patch handbag.

For more info of her jewerly brand: https://www.facebook.com/pages/SHAVA-Jewelry/103640403019211
For more info of the shoes: https://www.facebook.com/diegoheels

Obsesionado con como se viste esta niña, es un amor de persona y una gran amiga, es una talentosa diseñadora de joyería y dice que solo usa flats para pasear a su perro.
Yo diseñe los zapatos que esta usando aquí, su collar, anillo y brazaletes son diseño de su marca y la estrella de este look la bolsa de parches de su abuela.

Info de su marca de joyería: 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/SHAVA-Jewelry/103640403019211

Info de los zapatos: 

https://www.facebook.com/diegoheels

Photo by: Diego Ibañez

Cold weather, warm colors

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Walking and gossiping with a friend i spot this look, i liked the mix of colors and her necklace, its simple but chic.

Caminando y chismeando con una amiga me tope con este look, me gusto la mezcla de colores y su collar, es simple pero chic.

Photo by: Ximena Cervelló
twitter:@ximchoo

By Diego Ibañez

Mexican backgrounds

foto-17-01-14-18-25-01Last friday I went to downtown cause a friend of a friend came from Panama to visit some iconic mexican places like the background of the picture the Palace of Fine Arts, btw I’ve always loved how this place looks like some kind of castle where i’d want to live in.

El viernes pasado fui al centro por que una amiga de una amiga vino de Panama a visitar algunos de los lugares iconicos de Mexico como el que esta en el fondo de la foto el Palacio de Bellas Artes, por cierto siempre me ha encantado como este lugar parece algún tipo de castillo en donde quisiera vivir.

Photo by: Diego Ibañez