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MB Fashion Week Madrid: Andres Sarda

Andres Sarda is a swimsuit/lingerie designer. I absolutely adore the Andres Sarda runway shows, because they are always just a big party. The designs are not super wearable but they are gorgeous, and I love seeing them, especially the silky capes and robes that float down the runway.

This season, the theme was Las Vegas-bright, sexy, bold and glittery. My personal favorite was the Britney Spears Toxic video-esque glittery sheer bodysuit. Really, I can´t think of a single occasion where this may be appropriate (except for a Britney Spears music video of course!) but it was still absolutely fabulous.

Mid show, a curtain dropped, and live DJ´s were spinning at the top of the runway. One of them was Bimba Bose. Later, Bimba walked the runway as Elvis, with a model dressed as a bride. Viva Las Vegas!



MB Fashion Week Madrid: Francis Montesinos

The Franscis Montesinos collection, ¨Silk On the Road¨, simply put, was bossy and fabulous. Inspired by the Silk Road, the Asian and Middle Eastern influences made the line unique and bold. Bright colors, gorgeous silks, tons of imagery of peacock feathers, this line was extreme and just so much fun. I adored the long onesies too. And the blue cowboy boots were to die for. An amazing collection! Photos by Paloma Canseco.

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Men´s Collections Fall/Winter 2013/14

Hey all!

This next week I will be heading to the London Mens Collections, to see what is new in the world of menswear.  Following that I will be heading over to Pitti Uomo in Florence, one of the biggest menswear trade shows in the world!  I can´t wait to report back with some great details and photos, and of course you will be able to find even more detailed recaps on the menswear site I write for, Best Dressed Man on the Planet.  Obviously I won´t be updating the site too much while I am there, so expect a short break, however I will be putting daily updates on my Twitter and Facebook so hit me up there for on the spot news and photos!

Don´t worry-I will be back soon with lots of summer fashions and fun!

xo Lori

La Moda es Sueño Fashion Exhibit

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La Moda es Sueño means ¨Fashion is a Dream¨ in English.   That´s a pretty fierce name and gives the expo a lot to live up to-which it did!  This exhibit was truly a dream!

The special exhibit paid homeage to iconic Spanish fashion designers by showcasing some of most famous and elaborate outfits in the Museo Cerrablo.  Sounds pretty routine, no?

It wasn´t.  If you  have ever been to the ¨Museo¨Cerrablo, it is an absolutely stunning, antique mansion/palace decorated with vintage items, luxurious fabrics, chandeliers, and spanish art.  The museum in itself is truly a sight for sore eyes.  The details are impecible. Here a couple of the pictures of the museum so you can get an idea of it´s beauty.

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Then you add in fashion specifically chosen to ¨match¨the vibe of each specific room and it basically makes for a art and fashion lovers paradise.  I was in heaven!

I caught the exhibit on the last hour of the last day (sigh…procrastination!) and it is now over, but at least I can share my photos and experience with you if you weren´t able to see it yourself.  I hope the photos do it justice! Designers and details come after the photos.

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In order of appearance, the designers of the items below:

Hannibal Laguna 2010 (long with pink flowers)

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada 2010 (short, pink and draped)

Ana Locking 2012 (long white silk pleated floral)

Lydia Delgado 2012 (short cocktail dress, various colors)

Jesus del Pozo 2005 (goldish long silk and organza with broken pleats)

Lemoniez 2009 (black and white sequined short dress that was inspired by Iván Zuleta.  Took 350 hours to create the design on the dress)

Joseph Font 2008 (Long white dress with flowers, duck feathers and Swarovski crystals)

Paco Robanne 1999 (white short metallic dress with gold)

Maya Hansen 2011 (Corset and and skirt with faces)

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada 2008 (multicolor)

Manolo Blanhik shoes

Miguel Palacio 2011 (Black dress with circles)

Roberto Toretta 2012 (navy blue black business suit)

GROUP of  2 black and 1 white dress: (Andres Sarda 2012 White long with ruffles, on the right (Balenciaga 1967 black) and on the left (Sybilla 1996 black)

Carmen March 2007 (Blue cocktail silk taffeta dress)

Elio Berhanyer 1971 ( Orange silk suit)

José Castro 2009 (white tulle and organza short dress)

Roberto Verino 2012 (black cocktail dress with Swarovski crystals)

Hannibal Laguna 2008 (black long velvet with sequins and Swarovski crystals)

Devota y Lomba 2008 (yellow cocktail dress with triangle volume)

Teresa Helbig 2008 (cocktail dress with tulle bottom, creme with floral aplique and velvet black belt)

Pertegaz 1959 (floral cocktail dress, which is normally featured in the Museo del Traje in Madrid)








Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid Official Dates!

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The official dates for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week have been confirmed: the 18th to 22nd of February.  This year, the shows fall only on weekdays, and I can´t decide if I think that is a good or bad thing.  I guess we´ll find out based on turnout. I have attempted to obtain press passes this year, we´ll see the outcome!  Mark your calendars fashion fans!!!


Trending Topic: Fashion + Food!

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Madrid´s annual GastroFestival is coming up and this year, it´s not just all about food, it´s about fashion too!

What a splendid idea, combining my two favorite things, food and fashion!  The festival will take place from Jan. 19th to Feb. 3.  There is a large variety of activities such as films about food, tapas routes throughout the city, wine and coffee tastings and much more.  But what I am most excited about this year is the GastroFashion section.

The Gastro Fashion is split into two categories.  The first category is Menus by Elle.  Basically, Elle Magazine has collaborated with twenty of Madrid´s trendiest restaurants in order to create special tasting menus that will cost approximately 30 euros a person.

For example, Luzi Bombon, one of the hottest spots in Madrid, offers the following menu:


Entrantes, a elegir

Strigoli con rúcula, tomate, piñones y mozzarella

Ensalada de canónigos, frutos secos y parma
Segundos, a elegir

Hamburguesa, mozzarella y tomate seco

Pollo de corral

Tartar de atún con guacamole
Postre, a elegir

Helados variados

Tarta de chocolate y dulce de leche

Marqués de Murrieta reserva, Pazo de Barrantes.
Precio: 35 euros + IVA.

Menú disponible al mediodía, de lunes a viernes

YUM!  Other participating restaurants include Bar Tomate, Eccola Kitchen Bar, and Vintage Lounge, just to name a few.

The other part of GastroFashion is the boutiques.  Various Spanish designers will be offering interesting food and drink related opportunities within their shops for customers.

For example, Roberto Verino will be putting together a window and shop display entirely related to wine.  Clients will be able to do wine tasting in the store as well. Sign me up!

Angel Schlesser will be creating a display related to organic fruits and vegetables.  Not as fabulous as wine, but I´ll take it!

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada will be creating a special display called ¨Agatha´s Table¨where customers can sample different foods typical of Madrid.

There are more exciting and ¨tasty¨opportunities from Custo Barcelona, Lemoniez, and more.

Bón Appetit!

Diamonds are a Girl´s Best Friend!

Ever dream of being Grace Kelly or Coco Chanel?  Or owning their diamonds atleast?  Now you can live vicariously through them while visiting the special Cartier exhibit at the Thyssen museum in Madrid.

Enjoy gazing at over 400 pieces ranging from 1847 to present day.  Get lost in the glittery pieces such as early 20th century tiaras, art deco pieces, exotic gems from far off lands such as India and China, ¨Tutti Frutti¨gems (these are studded with rubies, sapphires and emeralds) and of course jewels owned by Grace Kelly, Coco Chanel, Elizabeth Taylor, María Felix and Wallis Simpson.

Details as follows:

Dates: October 24, 2012 – February 17, 2013

Days and Times: Tues-Sat 10 am to 7 pm

Price: 8 euros

Metro: Banco de España

For more information, visit the Thyssen website.

Additionally, this is a great time to spend a day at the Thyssen, as there is also a special exhibit from painter Paul Gauguin that runs until Jan. 13th, 2013.  You can find information on the Gauguin exhibit on the Thyssen website.