So, because I want us all to succeed in our new year's resolutions, here are some ideas and motivation. I've always been fascinated with the way sports and outdoors activities were such an important part of life in Hollywood during its Golden Age. These pictures look all so fun and...

Nobody wants to walk down the street looking like a live Desigual advert! Even if you're going for a really extreme look, there are ways to avoid looking like a kindergarden's child drawing: mixing complementary colours, or mixing only cold shades with cold shades and warms with warms. I find...

Like the sweetness of an apple, the candy taste of an orange? Well, this season fruits will be everywhere, not just on your salad bowl. Designers have gone head over heels for a fruit extravaganza and given us plenty of choice. So, no matter what your fancy is, jump into the tutti frutti...

You can repeat you've had carrot and beetroot juice for supper all you want, everyone knows you've eaten a whole cheese pizza. Majority of B? You're Patsy Stone! Super fashionable, fantastic, swellegant... you have an ambivalent take on femininity that makes people sometimes wonder whether...

an outstanding fashion film styled by my friend René Gloor and shot by Nicolas Valois! I'm a really big fan of this one, not only because David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia (the movie on which the fashion film was based) is one if my all-time favourites, but also because René and Nicolas's film...

Oh well, who wants to be surrounded by straight boys in checkered shirts dancing "perreo" style to ska music. Then something magical happens. Madonna's La Isla Bonita starts sounding and two friends of Ray come to say hi. One of the boys is wearing a Dracula cape embroidered with ostrich...

Now that I think about it no one wanted to stay in playing the good little wife in the 30's. They were right. Later, in the 40's, colour codes changed a bit: usually blondes were the seductive, ambiguous and fun ones (Veronica Lake and Marlene Dietrich) while brunettes were the mysterious,...

Every year around this time, when the sun shines and it's time for the beach, I undergo a little crisis during which I want to leave the city and my job in fashion for a small fishermen's village and a new life as a sailor. Images of Gene Kelly dancing in his uniform and of Spencer Tracy...

But I think in the midst of the crisis, the bleak prospects and the angst, young people (especially young people!) want to be reminded of how life can be fun and fabulous in spite of it all. So down with the furrowed brow: bring back the fun to fashion!

But now suddenly it's all about people desperately wanting to get snapped (or "papped," as some pretentious EGObloggers like to call it) by the several millions of "streetstyle bloggers" following the show parade. The collections really matter very little to most people and even Lindsay Lohan...

 

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