Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Lanvin for H&M – Couture for the commoner

Lanvin is a power house when it comes to couture. It is the kind of label at which the average fashion slave like myself marvels with a dreamy-eyed expression, certain that their garments are sewn together with pure silver thread by fairy godmothers like in the best Disney films. Lanvin is testament to the belief that fashion is art, which leaves so many of its admirers in the ‘look, but do not touch’ category.

But the magical dust has been generously sprinkled on us mere mortals by their artistic director Alber Elbaz who designed a stunning collection for H&M that strutted its way into stores on the 20th of November 2010 – and I, for one, could not be more grateful.
’I have said in the past that I would never do a mass-market collection, but what intrigued me was the idea of H&M going luxury, rather than Lanvin going public.’ The luxury that characterises Lanvin is translated to the H&M collection through rich colours, bold design and classic elegance, and the effect is sensational. The Cinderella experience that won't break the bank.


The Gucci IMAN

A friend of mine found this a few weeks ago, and since she posted it on my wall, I've barely been able to think of anything else. A Gucci platform called the IMAN! Fate! It. Must. Be. Mine.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Addicted To Coco(a) 1000S

To be honest, I’m not quite sure how to introduce myself to the blog-world. The ‘Hi, I’m Iman and I like long walks on the beach and candle-lit dinners’ approach has never really appealed to me. Thus I face the predicament of trying to sum myself up in a witty, charismatic sort of way, the stress of which makes it increasingly difficult to be remotely charming. Let’s start with the facts, shall we? I am Iman :) I’m 18 and studying English, Media and French at the University of Cape Town - an inspiring place to be young. The title of my blog is pretty much the most perfect description of myself that i have ever come across ( is it sad that the extent of my being can be summed up in 3 words? Hmm…possibly ) : Addicted To Coco(a). I wouldn’t say that I am a slave to fashion, per se, no that would be absurd. It’s more of a religion, really. An obsession that is boarderline unhealthy - I mean this quite literally, I find myself regularly sacrificing food because my life can’t actually go on without that dress/skirt/belt(insert life-changing garment here).
The other addiction I am quite happily tormented by is confectionery. I’ve been losing a battle to the combined efforts of chocolate and pastry since birth. The way to my heart is through my sweet tooth (and my closet).
This blog is not a space for ranting about the troubles of life, although I can’t promise that they won’t occasionally crawl their way onto the screen. This blog is about being young and in love with fashion. It’s about the awesome things you can do with it and the crazy, indescribable way it makes you feel. It’s about music and how it often feels like oxygen, and about how sometimes, the perfect accessory is a cupcake.