April 23, 2012

The Vogue Festival 2012, the ultimate fashion extravaganza

These days I am living the Cinderellas fairytale. No, is not what you think. I’m not looking for my Prince, helped by a Walter Steiger shoe. This kind of fairytale is so out of fashion. But you can imagine a contemporary Cinderella, invited to the most important Ball from the Fashion Kingdom. United Kingdom.

So I quickly took, not the carriage, but, the plane via London, the most hip fashion location of the moment. No, London Fashion Week hasn’t started yet. It’s still scheduled to take place in about two months.

Still, a different voguish phenomenon, as impressive as LFW at least, gathered in England’s capital crème de la crème of the fashion industry.

Vogue, in collaboration with Vertu, the leading pioneer of luxury mobile phones, organized the very first Vogue Festival. The British event is a worldwide premiere considered the ultimate fashion extravaganza. And I say that because it hosts an impressive series of beauty session, fashion films, photoshoots, trend talks, makeovers, all these to compliment an amazing collection of talks and panel discussions with the fashion’s titans.

Among many other personalities, special guests will be: Stella McCartney, Christopher Bailey, Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana, Natalia Vodianova, Eva Herzigova, Marigay McKee, Diane von Furstenberg, Rachel Zoe, Nicholas Kirkwood, Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou, Kate Hudson and the light of my eyes (and of many other fashionistas for sure), Tom Ford.

First day already passed and the surprises were not few at all. One of them was meeting Lina Hamed, the talented designer of the exclusivist exotic skin bags, Analeena.
With Lina Hamed, designer of the amazing Analeena bags. At the vogue Festival she was caring one of her line’s hits, bag that was seen in Dita von Teese’s wardrobe as well. I invite you to see the fine details on her website. Our amateur photographer was a bit too excited about the event and now our picture is blurry. But Lina still looks great as usual.

 

To sum up the first day’s schedule, I should mention that Armani‘s make-up artists taught me the geometry of lines which will provide me some sensational smoky eyes, Josh Woods‘ team (Elle MacPherson and Kylie Minogue‘s hairstylist – famous for the most beautiful blond colors in the world) convinced me to highlight my hair with a lighter color, and, at the end, I had a photo shooting for a Vogue cover with one of the in-house photographers. Regretfully, it won’t be available at the newsstands, the personalized cover it’s just a souvenir offered to the guests. An extremely glossy one.

But the most exciting moment of the day was the one provided by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. Having the chance to meet them, I realized that life really spoils me.

The dream does not end here. Do not pinch me and don’t let the carriage go! Will be back with details.