Posts Tagged ‘margherita missoni’
Lathered in couture. Parisian born, Brazilian pedigree. I recently started following Alexia on Instagram and let me tell you, there are no pretences at the good life. Just a quick picture celebrating Charlotte Olympia’s birthday, fuzzily with an iPhone camera, like I would snap of my friends at dinner. Whatever. She’s some diplomat’s granddaughter, you know, blue blood type. She’s so unaffectedly jet-set she doesn’t even need to wear makeup – most of the time. Front row at Dior, hugs with Margherita Missoni in the Tuileries, Tuileries, Tuileries!
As you all must know by now, the birth of ‘Eurotrash’ as it has come to be defined by this blog, was in Florence in 2004 after an early morning visit to Luisa Via Roma. Since purchasing my first pair of limited edition Notify jeans by Linda Evangelista with the words “BACIAMI DI PIU’” spattered across the derriere, we began to think of Eurotrash as more than just a pejorative term used to describe that European anomaly who died in a nightclub in Ibiza, dressed in neon lycra – for us, Eurotrash was just the beginning of the ultimate symbol of luxury. It would never be that materialism driving most North American consumption; it would be both aristocratic and plebeian; organic and awkward; it would be Jeanne Moreau walking all of Paris at night.
Margherita Missoni illustration by Lisa Nishimura for Whatever Eurotrash sketchandpixel.wordpress.com
The flu almost got the best of me last week but plenty of rest, oil of oregano, vegan soup and carrot juice got me through. Today I’m proud to announce the beginning of the MISSONI celebration here on Eurotrash. The house is a classic example of luxury knitwear in it’s most idiosyncratic form. The token Missoni prints and patterns have become synonymous with European chic. Once you see those stripes, you know the kind of lady you’re dealing with. Enjoy the subtle missoni-fied changes we made here on the blog and tune in for some special Missoni related posts, illustrations and photo shoots in the upcoming days!
Bianca Balti and Margherita Missoni. Two european women who are style inspirations for this little lady. Balti, the sexpot. Margherita, the nouveau hippie. Balti, the bad girl. Margherita, the ostensibly not-so-bad-girl. If there’s something I try to incorporate in my style, it’s precisely a mixture of sex appeal and innocence.
A pair of vintage glasses, which are almost always on my face, add a touch of nerd to any outfit – wear them with a low cut shirt, exposing a questionable amount of cleavage, perhaps even a pop of lace and now you’re going places. Remember: skin is an accessory – added to the look rather than covered up by clothing.
Here are some random photos of both eurotrash girls: