Welcome to the month of August. Today I have a blog birthday, which calls for a double latte. Exactly two years ago I started this small with-my-latte project and I couldn't imagine discontinuing. Thank you readers and blog friends for your visits and comments that make it all worthwhile.
My NOTES À LA MODE 07 starts with a photo from the August issue of Vogue Germany that I was so taken with (A brought home the issue during my summer blog break and I think he's just bringing home these magazines to be featured on the blog!). I don't know whether it's the red dress or the surroundings or the photography that fascinate me. Probably all three. This beautiful editorial is called 'Peking Lady' and it features model Liu Wen in clothes by Boss Black, photographed by Alexi Lubomirski. It contains nine photos, but the three taken in the streets were the ones that had my heart.
YVES SAINT LAURENT'S BIRTHDAY
In fashion heaven, if it exists, the late fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent is celebrating his birthday. He was born on this day in 1936, in Oran, Algeria. He retired in 2002 and passed away in Paris, 1 June, 2008. He gave us women the tailored trouser suit and of course so much more. I still remember my bottle of Paris perfume and my first box of YSL eyeshadows that I bought sometime in the 90s.
The nude portrait of the designer was taken by Jeanloup Sieff in 1971 for the launch of a man's fragrance. In the second photo, Saint Laurent is photographed with model Betty Calroux and his fashion muse, Loulou de la Falaise, at Rive Gauche in 1969.
NOTES À LA MODE 07 LINKS
Vogue Germany and I was very impressed with the design. This feels more like a home than a shop. There is even a restaurant with star chef Yannick Alléno at the helm. By the way, the photo you see on the wall is taken by Patrick Demarchelier and you will find it in the book Dior Couture, which was published in December 2011
• I am not done with Dior because I found this cute Baby Couture video on the Dior Mag website and it had me smiling
• Debra of Dustjacket Attic shared a beautiful haute couture editorial that appeared in Elle Russia. The first photo took my breath away
• This Bergdorf Goodman window with a little mix of Oscar de la Renta and Balenciaga had me swooning
• Speaking of Balenciaga, Ada of Classiq shared these statement bracelets on her blog today
4: Jeanloup Sieff, 1971 via Acid Wallpaper
5: J. Minihan, 1969 via Acid Wallpaper
6: Courtesy of Dior via Vogue Germany