Σάββατο, 12 Ιουνίου 2010

Lady Gaga: genius or copy-paste expert?


When I first watched Alejandro, the new video of Lady Gaga, it seemed a little boring to me. I thought that I might have been wrong but with a second glance the clip was just a deja vu! Her style reminds me so much of Madonna. The androgynous look, the suit, the dance, the male ballet, the crosses are all ‘’ inspired ‘’ by Madonna. Her videos for Vogue, Erotica and Express Yourself are recycled in Alejandro. The most convincing evidence is the gun bra, which is designed by Samuel Menkes and is a parallax of Madonna’s outstanding bras. Moreover, Gaga recycles her own videos, while she is trying to make something creative and fresh. She makes a provocative use of religion and her sexuality, but in fact, these methods were used decades ago and with more conviction! But it’s not only Lady Gaga who makes extravagant use of the past. The music, the clothes, the shoes, the hair styles and even the majority of the new trends are old! So we cannot blame her, as she follows the tendency of our times and the masses seem to like it.. G

CFDA Awards


This week the spotlight was on the CFDA fashion awards.

The big winner was Marc Jacobs. And how co2010:

uldn’t he be. Marc Jacobs is known as the U.S. leader in fashion trends. The designer stood out since college when he was still a student at Parson the New School for Design and until now continues to create mind-blowing collections. Vogue (May 2010) characterized his latest LV collection as “a delicious fashion moment”. The American designer took the Top Talent in Womenswear award, the most important title the Council of Fashion Designers of America offered.

As for the guests Sarah Jessica Parker arrived at Lincoln Center wearing , as a tribute to Alexander McQueen, his latest ( and unfortunately his last) creation, an astonishing pink-and-purple print gown from the pre-fall collection. Other guests were Gwyneth Paltrow in Michael Kors, Jessica Biel and Rachel Weisz, Iris Apfel and Ed Westwick.

For more information visit the CFDA official site: : http://www.cfda.com/ F

Hi! We are Frida & Galini and we started Fashion Ect as an unspecified idea a few months ago. Passion for fashion is one thing we have in common, so we decided to create a blog about all these things we love: fashion, style, attitude, art, music ,models, lifestyle, Vogue, Oscar de la Renta and D&G(!)...Fashion is not just a piece of clothing, it’s a lifestyle and because “It has to do with illusion, contributing to our wellbeing, feeding our insecurities, boosting our confidence” as Terry Jones, Editor in Chief of i-D magazine, said, we will try to help you get a flavor of fashion as we see it. All new trends will be presented from our point of view. Hope you like it!

Additional Information:

Favorite Womenswear Designer: Marc Jacobs F & G

Favorite Menswear Designer: Tom Ford F, Dsquared2 G

Favorite Magazine: This I a difficult one… well I have to say American Vogue F, I love every Vogue even the greek one! G

Music: Alternative Rock F , Sophisticated Contemporary and always in love with Placebo! G

what else?.....well we think these are enough..!