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Anna Piaggi Tribute

Anna Piaggi, legendary Italian fashion editor and a style icon in every sense of the word, has passed away at age of 81.
She will be remembered as much for her unique style as for her contributions to fashion journalism
Piaggi was best known for her work with Vogue Italia where shed inspired the fashion world with her innovative and intellectual double-page spreads, or DPs.

Franca Sozzani, the editor of Vogue Italia , for whom Piaggi penned a column entitled ‘D.P. Doppie Pagine di Anna Piaggi’ paid tribute to Piaggi on Twitter writing: “23 years working together, milions of D.P. done together. Will remember you for ever Anna”.

Burlesque performer Dita Von Teese also took to the social media site to express her words on the style guru: “So sad to hear that Anna Piaggi, one of my last icons of beauty & fashion has passed. She was the height of glamorous eccentricity.”

To me it was always a magical moment when passing her by on the streets of Milan when I lived there. She is a true icon and a piece of art. She carried her style so gracefully and all I have to say is Style has no age. Long live Anna D.P Piaggi!!

The Sartorialist - Anna Piaggi Street Shot

Photos by Bardo Fabiani

Anna Piaggi illustrated by David Downton

Illustration by OLGA MARTÍN: Anna Piaggi

Anna Piaggi 1970 Photo: Wayne Stambler / Courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum

Anna Piaggi Street shot

You will be remembered forever!!

Louise Bramstedt - Lobra Loves
August 7th, 2012 - 19:48 in FASHION, Inspirations

Colour of 2012 – Tangerine Tango

Pantone Reveals Color of the Year for 2012: PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango
“Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”

Sharing a strong passion for how color can transform a face, mood or even an attitude, Pantone has partnered with Sephora, the leading beauty specialty retailer, to create an extraordinary collection that will change how consumers wear, feel and think about color. Launching in spring 2012, SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE™ delivers insightful color forecasting, timely trends and powerful seasonal product collections. To celebrate the launch, SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE proudly presents the first Color of the Year beauty collection.

“These products allow for on-trend, uninhibited expression, while being exceptionally wearable,” commented Gilbert Soliz, lead artist for Sephora PRO. “Whether she is looking to create a bold look featuring Tangerine Tango, or if demure trend expression is more her style, the collection allows for customized wearability.”

The limited edition collection features a variety of products including eye shadow, lipstick, lip gloss, nail polish and accessories, and will be available in Sephora Americas beginning March 2012.

Louise Bramstedt - Lobra Loves
December 11th, 2011 - 14:54 in FASHION, Inspirations, Interior Design

Halloween in Style

Here is some inspiration for your Halloween costumes!!

Tim Burton for Harpers Bazaar 2009 Photographs by Tim Walker

Louise Bramstedt - Lobra Loves
October 29th, 2011 - 19:47 in FASHION

Christian Louboutin Fall 2011 Lookbook by Peter Lippmann


Louise Bramstedt - Lobra Loves
August 11th, 2011 - 15:51 in FASHION

Feathers and Flair

Photo by Giampaolo Barbieri 1966

Photo by Irving Penn 1966

Photo by Willy Rizzo 1967


Photo by Tony Kent 1968

Photo by Giampaolo Barbieri 1968

Photo by Giampaolo Barbieri 1969

Photo by Peter Lindbergh 2003

Pictures comes from Vogue Italia

Louise Bramstedt - Lobra Loves
August 8th, 2011 - 12:04 in FASHION

Crystal Renn By Mark Seliger For Vogue Spain

Read more here

Louise Bramstedt - Lobra Loves
July 29th, 2011 - 10:31 in FASHION


This Foulard Collection from Marni based on the house’s trademark patterns. Marni Foulard Collection is strictly connected with to the theme of color: strong contrasts and new combinations enhance the visual impact of prints, in a fresh and innovative whirlwind of nuances. Designer Consuelo Castiglioni has created a cult following of fashion lovers who are drawn to her signature silhouettes, unique color palette and one of a kind prints. The materials employed are different: dresses, skirts, tops and shorts are in silk, while the shopping bags and clutches are made in PVC with leather details. The cuffs are truly chic: realized in printed vinyl recycled from old records. Marni Foulard collection — hitting Marni.com at the end of July — features an eye-popping mash-up of patterned tops ($500), skirts ($350), and accessories ($100 – $395).

You can shop in Marni online store end of july.

See more at Stylediggers

Louise Bramstedt - Lobra Loves
July 16th, 2011 - 14:54 in FASHION

Dakar Fashion Week 2011

Wanted to put some light on a different fashion week that we normally know very little about. Last week 6-10 july Dakar Fashion Week was showcasing Ivorian fashion design such as Adama Paris, Alain Niava, Beatrice Bee Arthur among others. After months of post-election conflict ground their country to a halt, Ivorian designers hit the catwalk in Senegal with a burst of colour and a determination to move on.Two designers will showcase their creations at the ninth Dakar Fashion week which kicks off Wednesday night 6 july at Radisson SAS Hotel in Dakar, among styles from Senegal, Morocco, Mali, Ghana, the United States and France.

I think it is very interesting showing you this Senegal Fashion Week from Dakar.
They have other inspirations and other culture and traditions that color their styles.
Ankara fabrics, bold exotic prints, pop colors with modern silhouettes and shapes all mixed together to a contemporary feeling.

One of the greatest Senegal designers is Adama-Paris. Born in Kinshasa (ex Zaïre), but of Senegalese origin, Adama epitomizes the multicultural fashion designer of the new millenium. With parents belonging to the diplomatic corps, she grew up in different world capitals. Exposed to cosmopolitan fashions, she began to forge her own style from the very beginning.
Even though she makes her home in Paris, she travels frequently between the french capital, New York, Brazil and Senegal.

You can read more here about Adama Paris

Louise Bramstedt - Lobra Loves
July 10th, 2011 - 11:06 in FASHION

Jerry Hall – The Glamazone

Supermodel and Studio 54 Icon. Destined for the French Riviera, Jerry Hall left her small-town Texan home at the age of 16 in pursuit of supermodel stardom. Cue high-fashion shoots by David Bailey and Helmut Newton, lunches with Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, and an album cover for Roxy Music’s Siren that led to a much-documented affair with Bryan Ferry. His fateful mistake was introducing Hall to Mick Jagger, who bested the glam rock crooner in the battle for her affections. Last year Hall published her photo-illustrated autobiography, My Life in Pictures, which chronicled her glittering nights at Studio 54 with close friend Andy Warhol, onetime roommate Grace JonesAnjelica Huston and, of course, her Rolling Stones beau. These days she lives a quieter life on the edge of London’s Richmond Park, with the focus on her four children with (now ex) Jagger—Elizabeth, James, Georgia May and Gabriel—but that’s not to say she’s retired: in 2009, Hall was the face of Chanel accessories, and she currently fronts the campaign for Invisible Zinc skincare with Georgia May. While we could go on, we’ll defer to Hall’s eminently quotable sound bites over the years, delivered in a trademark southern drawl.

Hall on Hall

“I was 14 in Texas. But I looked 25.”

“My first airplane trip was to Paris; I spent my last bit of money on a pink metallic crochet bikini and some high heels, walked out on the beach in Saint-Tropez, and a man came up and said, ‘Would you like to be a model?’ How lucky is that?”

“It took a year or so to start making money. When I got $10,000 I went and bought a long mink coat and walked along the Champs-Élysées looking at myself in the shop windows.”

“My mother said it was simple to keep a man: you must be a maid in the living room, a cook in the kitchen and a whore in the bedroom. I said I’d hire the other two and take care of the bedroom bit.”

“The more flesh you show, the higher up the ladder you go.”

“Mick Jagger and I just really liked each other a lot. We talked all night. We had the same views on nuclear disarmament.”

“I think if I weren’t so beautiful, maybe I’d have more character.”

“A healthy love life is not and should not be the preserve of those in their 20s and 30s. It’s important at all ages.”


Read more at Nowness

Louise Bramstedt - Lobra Loves
July 8th, 2011 - 14:09 in FASHION

The Return of the Beautiful Curves

It is really lovely to open the July edition of Vogue Italia and see they have a big celebration of curvy women.

It is really time for curves and femininity. Bring in the Procsecco, Cin Cin!!!

The Lovely Photo shoot below is by Steven Meisel.

Louise Bramstedt - Lobra Loves
July 1st, 2011 - 15:01 in FASHION
by WebReady Sweden AB