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NEW ROMANCE

Is there any romance left in the digital era when the silence over texting is so loud?
A soul full of sentiments prefers to express her feelings outwardly…

New Romance | February 2017 - 01

Tulle top Temperley, Enny Monaco

New Romance February 2017 | 02

Choker with crystals and lace dress Lanvin, Luisa World 
Blue stockings Transparenze
Shoes Carvela 

New Romance February 2017 | 03

Silk dress Balenciaga, Balenciaga Boutique
Green stockings Transparenze 
Vintage belt Gucci, Queen Calliope
Shoes, Miss KG – Attica

New Romance February 2017 | 04

Silk top and skirt with lace and silk clutch, all Ted Baker
Velvet turban, stylists own
Woolen beanie with sequins, Pinko – Attica

New Romance February 2017 | 06

Silk top Alexander McQueen, Luisa World
Tulle skirt Giambattista Valli, Enny Monaco
Blooming Garland fox-fur scarf Fendi, Luisa World – SHOP NOW
Socks Pinko, Attica

New Romance February 2017 | 05

Silk top Fendi, Luisa World
Tulle skirt with lace, Ted Baker 
Woolen beanie with sequins, Pinko 
Shoes, Miss KG – Attica 

New Romance February 2017 | 02

Choker with crystals Lanvin, Luisa World

Lace dress with sequins and pearls Gucci, Luisa World
Yellow stockings Transparenze, Attica
Shoes, Kurt Geiger – Attica

Photographer: Filippos Hatzis | Fashion Editor : Stefanos Zaousis (D-Tales)
Make up: Marita Politou |  Hair: Vasilis Stratigos (D-Tales)
Fashion associate: Iris Karidi 
Model : Nikki Sluiter (Ace)

Editorial | Great Expectations

Great Expectations

A story about dreams and expectations in a spiritual context. A fairytale touch transforms the silhouettes into dreamy elves playing with the shadows. 

Dress with lace and swarovski crystals, Celia Kritharioti Haute Couture, Satin gloves, Vassilis Emmanuel Zoulias

Wool and feather vest Twin Set, Eponymo via Golden Hall, Soie sauvage corset Atelier Loukia, Feather earings with butterflies Pericles Kondylatos

Left: Tulle dress, BCBG Max Azria/Attica, Small tulle cape Meuf, Satin shoes with feathers, Vassilis Emmanuel Zoulias,  Right: Silk tulle dress, Vassilis Emmanuel Zoulias

Silk dress with metal crystals, feathers and lace Deux Hommes,
Satin gloves, Vassilis Emmanuel Zoulias

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Fashion Editor: Stefanos Zaousis
Photographer: Kostas Avgoulis
Make up: Efi Ramone  |  Hair: Vasilis Stratigos 

Iconic Muses-Dolce&Gabbana

The Iconic Muses of Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana are famous for their various interpretations of the Italian woman. Over the years we have seen the imagery of the Virgin Mary, the Prima Donnas of Cinecittà, la mamma italiana dressed in black lace and voluptuous feminine figures walking at the catwalks and starring in their campaigns. 
In anticipation of their Milan Fashion Week show, we look back at most iconic Dolce & Gabbana muses that are synonymous with the identity of the Italian fashion house.

Sophia Loren

If there is one Italian actress you already know, this is without a doubt, Sophia Loren. The heroine in some of Cinecittà’s biggest films, she is the embodiment of the fantasy woman who seduced the whole of Hollywood, as well establishing herself as an iconic Dolce & Gabbana muse. Representing the eternal beauty of the Italian woman, Loren is the face of the house’s campaign for the perfume Dolce Rosa Excelsa where she portrays the mother of a large Italian family tasked with restoring a Sicilian villa.

 

Iconic Muses-Sophia Loren x Dolce&Gabbana

Monica Bellucci

Since 1992 when she appeared in Steven Meisel’s Dolce & Gabbana campaign, Monica Bellucci has been one of the Italian house’s staple female muses. Famed for her full-bodied, womanly figure, she is a darling of filmmakers in Rome and throughout the world. She still regularly appears in the now iconic Dolce & Gabbana campaigns that exploit 1960s Italian stereotypes and clichés, showing generations young and old coming together for a family portrait on a beach in Capri.

Iconic Muses-Monica Bellucci x Dolce&Gabbana

Bianca Balti

With her dreamy big blue eyes and killer figure, Bianca Balti is the embodiment of the ideal Italian femme fatale. With her Madonna-like beauty and delicate features, she has graced the Dolce & Gabbana catwalk since her first appearance in 2005 and she was the face of their campaign for Light Blue perfume shot by Mario Testino in Capri island.  In an ode to motherhood, the Italian beauty made the news last season when she walked the Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter 2015 catwalk six months pregnant.

Iconic Muses- Bianca Balti x Dolce&Gabbana

Bianca Brandolini d’Adda

A noble socialite with an Italian-Brazilian background, Bianca Brandolini D’Adda is a representation of the quintessential Italian woman. With her wild mane of brown hair and athletic and tanned figure became a standout muse for the fashion house over the years.The Italian socialite regularly poses in their campaigns where she is depicted in noisy Italian scenes surrounded by adoring Lotharios. 

 

 

Iconic Muses x Dolce & Gabbana- Bianca Brandolini d’Adda
Blooming Paris - Shanina Shaik

Blooming Paris

Model Shanina Shaik moves into the sleepy streets of Paris on a Sunday morning, photographed and styled by the multi-talented Margarita Zhang last September. 

Shanina Shaik|Margaret Zhang
Shanina Shaik|Margarte Zhang
Shanina Shaik|Margaret Zhang

Shanina Shaik shows off her incomparable style—feminine, playful and well-pearled while her
“frekles and power-brows perfectly offset the punchy femininity” of Alessandro Michele’s Gucci Resort 2016. 

Michele’s Gucci was colorful, eccentric, and unabashedly retro. An expression of the desire to put sensuality before sexiness. Along with knife-pleated lace skirts and frilly chiffon minidresses in faded pastel shades, there were long-sleeved evening dresses that tumbled to the floor in tiered chiffon ruffles with black velvet bows and saccharine-colored corsages at the neck.

Clothing from Gucci were paired with Swarovski jewelry from the Edify collection. The simple yet glamorous, clean pearls came in perfect contrast with the vibrant colors and retro clothing style to create an edgy total look.

 

Photograph & Style: Margaret Zhang
Model: Shanina Shaik @IMG 

 Shanina wears Swarovski, Gucci, and Michael Lo Sordo throughout

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Blooming Paris Shanina Shaik|Margarte Zhang
Blooming Paris Shanina Shaik|Margaret Zhang
Blooming Paris - Shanina Shaik | Margaret Zhang
Blooming Paris - Shanina Shaik|Margaret Zhang
Blooming Paris - Shanina Shaik|Margaret Zhang
Blooming Paris - Shanina Shaik|Margaret Zhang
Kristen Stewart "Paris in Rome"

Kristen Stewart stars in Chanel “Paris in Rome”

Chanel muse Kristen Stewart is the face of the Métiers d’art “Paris in Rome” advertising campaign. Lensed by Karl Lagerfeld, Stewart channels the French actress Yvonne Furneaux, who starred in Federico Fellini’s classic and acclaimed 1960 film La Dolce Vita*. The campaign was shot in a Parisian apartment, decorated with Art Deco furniture by Louis Süe and André Mare.
the CODE|Magazine decodes the campaign…

In the plush ambiance of a Parisian apartment, Kristen Stewart with her smoky eyes, red lipstick and tousled bob, embodies a sultry heroine straight out of a black and white Italian movie.
An intense character with a made-for-film face and look, she exposes one shoulder, is dressed, undressed and always emanates a pure Parisian elegance dubbed with a touch of Italian glamour.

Black and white, the emblematic colours of Chanel. Silhouettes playing with contrast. Lace tights and leather. Sensual and seductive. She wears nothing beneath her silk tulle jacket embroidered in sequins. Parisian allure of minimalistic chic. A story of luxury perfectly synched with the air du temps.

 

Kirsten Stewart for Chanel
Kirsten Stewart for Chanel
Kirsten Stewart for Chanel

“Karl never turns me into something I’m not. But like all good directors, he is capable of bringing qualities out of people that are sometimes not as obvious to them.”
Kristen Stewart – WWD

The “Paris in Rome” collection – elegant and of an absolute femininity – premiered in December at the Metiers d’Art show in Rome, illustrates the unique savoir-faire of the Métiers d’art introduced by Lagerfeld in 2002 as a way to exalt the specialty couture ateliers Chanel owns.

 

For Chanel, Stewart was also the face for Metiers d’Art Paris-Dallas collection in 2014. She has also appeared in Chanel campaigns for eyewear, the 11.12 handbag collection and for a makeup line, the latter photographed by Mario Testino.

 

Chanel SS16 ad campaign

Chanel’s Coco Case: The SS16 must-have

For the CHANEL Spring-Summer 2016 Ready-to-Wear collection, Karl Lagerfeld drew inspiration from the life of an airport where travellers prepare to take to the skies with CHANEL Airlines.

Travelling easily, lightly, with hands and arms free, fits perfectly with the philosophy of Gabrielle Chanel. The Coco Case, the new cabin luggage of the House, is the most coveted item of the Spring Summer 2016 collection.
Superimposed, multiplied, enlarged or miniaturised, “Coco Cases” delineate a new look both modern and versatile.

The iconic 11.12 handbag adopts XXL proportions and becomes a weekend bag. In quilted tweed or embroidered with rhinestone airplanes, Karl Lagerfeld has adapted it for travel: at the back a flat zipped pocket makes way for the telescopic handle. In diamond or chevron quilted leather, in tweed, alligator or embracing the codes of the Girl bag inspired by the CHANEL jacket, these suitcases unveil a new look: the double bagging or the simplicity of layering several pieces of luggage.

This season, CHANEL delivers a new and modern way to travel, an art de vivre.

Anthony Vaccarello

Anthony Vaccarello | the new ysl

In the February issue of theCODE|Magazine, Sandy Tsantaki highlights all the things we should know about Anthony Vaccarello as the most possible successor of Hedi Slimane at the House of YSL.  
A few days ago, the House confirmed the rumors and named Anthony Vaccarello as the new Creative Director of Maison Yves Saint Laurent.
And you, are you still trying to learn his name?
See the original article here or keep reading…

Anthony Vaccarello

BODY CONCIOUS

Anthony Vaccarello feels uneasy being photographed next to Donatella Versace. He can’t do differently, he is the Creative Director of Versus line…
He is based in Paris, became recognized as a graduate from the famous Belgian school La Cambre, he is 36-year old, half Italian half Belgian, born in Brussels.
He designs the most sexy black dresses which haven’t been seen since the Gianni Versace era.

 

Fast Facts

Donatella states that she has never seen someone design, work and create so fast.
He speaks using his hands, without taking a breath; he loves strict structures as much as deconstructing stereotypes; he isn’t frightened of nudity although has no desire or intention to expose a woman.

Everything began when Anja Rubik appeared at the Met Gala in 2012 wearing a revealing white creation bearing his signature. It was there, at the biggest fashion parade after the Oscars, that Donatella Versace noticed him.
After that, his creations were worn by Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Gisele Bundchen and again by Anja Rubik who found herself banned by Instagram when she uploaded her photograph wearing an Anthony Vaccarello dress which revealed her bust.

His friend and muse is Lou Doillon. He himself wants to design sexy collections without being crude. 

I think that there is a fine line. Everything has to do with the woman wearing the creation. As a designer, you know the client’s limits with regard to what she is able to wear. Even when she likes something, it may not be the right choice for her body. Certain pieces can seem chic on one girl and not on another. So everything has to do with a woman’s personality and attitude.

He has studied sculpture. He prefers to create clothes around the body. He is proud of himself for when he won an award at the Hyeres Festival in 2006, Ann Demeulemeester was on the judging panel. The whole collection was made of leather and it was then that he worked at the House of Fendi for 2 years to experiment with fur. And meet Karl Lagerfeld in person.

In 2008, he left Rome to settle in Paris with a view to launch his own name, accompanied by his designer and life partner, Arnaud Michaux. The couple live and work in a 19th century building in Marais. Their home is on the 4th floor and the atelier on the 1st.

What does he reveal in his interviews? He talks openly about bad taste, claiming that women should be taking bigger risks, while famous stars dream about appearing on the red carpet like princesses, like a fantasy. He is inspired by Azzedine Alaia, Gianni Versace and Helmut Lang.

He declares himself an observer, he has architectural obsessions with sharp lines and beauty and is inspired by the dynamic and independent women who move in the streets of Paris.

His biggest guilt is that he sleeps at least 8 hours a day.

As Creative Director of Maison Yves Saint Laurent, he will probably have to change his habits.

Yves Saint Laurent Instagram

The maison has essentially rebooted its Instagram account, leaving only one new post featuring an image of the brand’s new Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello. The caption reads: “Anthony Vaccarello appointed as Creative Director of the maison Yves Saint Laurent.”

 

 

the CODE Magazine | February 2016

How to wear your sneakers

Elevate your everyday style by wearing your favored sneakers which made a major come back lately. We found some inspirational outfits to choose the one better fits for you…

Adidas Sneakers + Leather Pants
Kendall Jenner+Black Outfit+White Sneakers
Boyfriend jeans+Adidas Sneakers
Long-wool-dress+Adidas-sneakers
Adidas-Sneakers

THE SEXY ISSUE

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce Rosa Excelsa

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Molton Brown

Rhubarb & Rose Hand Wash

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Rosaviola candle
DIPTYQUE

Rosaviola Candle 190g

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Charlotte Olympia x Agent Provocateur
CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA

Charlotte Olympia “Kiss my Feet”

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Eres Stretch Lace Bodysuit
ERES

Luxembourg Mogador bodysuit

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diptyque Baies candle
DIPTYQUE

Baies candle

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LA PERLA

Privilege lace camisole & briefs set

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Black Opium Nuit Blanche
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Black Opium Nuit Blanche

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Cardio earring
LITO

Cardio Earring

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Tom Ford Santal Blush
TOM FORD

Santal Blush

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Valentino Garavani Dream catchers earrings
VALENTINO GARAVANI

Dream Catchers Earrings

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Dior Rose Garden
DIOR

Rose Gardens

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New tuxedo rules

Party season is now and its time to get prepared for dressing up during the holidays.

Most people talk about the little black dress, and yes, we know, it’s a great must have fashionista-knowing-the-history-of-Coco-Chanel piece, but one of our favorite looks for an evening out is a tuxedo-inspired ensemble; the classic combination of crisp tailoring and a sleek silhouette makes it a foolproof way to keep things chic. Dating back to YSL’s iconic Le Smoking suit, tuxedo dressing remains a timeless look today through its many different interpretations. Here are some new inspired-by ways to try the look for yourself. See full editorial here

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