Glamour Presley!.



With a new creative director on the line let's see what Balmain Spring 2012 collection was all about? since Christophe Decarnin no longer be at the Balmain Empire and Olivier Rousteing is the new creative director who worked for Christophe for 2 years, i know Oliver is still young and i am proud of him because he is now the creative director of a fashion empire at a very young age. 

Balmain Spring collection, To me the pieces were a bit rock n roll Elvis Presley type with a touch of western fashion. At Balmain Spring you can see beautiful and intricate designs on blazers which is very Elvis Presley and Vegas , metallic and crystal accents, leather trousers, denim maxi skirt, Skinny jeans, slouchy tops, high waisted trousers and the most typical outfit for a western look, the Fringe!. Seriously i didn't like some of the outfit in this collection because it looks old, outdated, tacky and few people can only rock these outfits but there are also good outfits/pieces in this collection. this whole collection reminds me of Christophe Decarnin early work for Balmain. 













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X MICHAEL MACALOS X



9.30.2011

Paris Fashion Week Review: Balmain Spring 2012

Mugler Woman will eat you!  


Creative Director Nicola Formichetti at Thierry Mugler Women's ready-to-wear Spring 2012 collection with a color palette of nude,white and black, i think it was genius putting a superstar in a fashion show just like they did last Mugler at Paris Fashion Week putting Gaga in the runway and strutting her stuff more of a publicity stunt but this time Gaga is on the screen " short film " looking like a girl from a mental ward " i dont know that is my interpretation of it " back at the runway, it was composed of minimal, deconstructed looks very modern and on trend, i like it how these outfit look effortless and chic with those unconventional silhouettes with cut-outs and asymmetrical hemlines paired with lightweight outerwear, models look fierce and in character "hahaha! they are models and that's the most important thing they must do as a model, to stay in character ".  












Cheers! 

au revoir!
X MICHAEL MACALOS X





Paris Fashion Week Review: Thierry Mugler Spring 2012

 I am a certified chocolate lover! Hershey, M&M'S, Sneakers, chocolate cakes, cupcakes etc.. here's the 3 easy steps recipe for one of my favorite chocolate desserts " Chocolate Truffles ".


chocolate truffle is a type of chocolate confectionery, traditionally made with a chocolate ganache center coated in chocolate or cocoa powder, usually in a spherical, conical, or curved shape. Other fillings may replace the ganache: cream, melted chocolate, caramel, nuts, almonds, berries, or other assorted sweet fruits, nougat, fudge, or toffee, mint, chocolate chips, marshmallow, and, popularly, liqueur.


The chocolate truffle was first created by M. Dufour in Chambéry, France in December 1895. They reached a wider public with the establishment of the Prestat chocolate shop in London by Antoine Dufour in 1902, which still sells 'Napoleon III' truffles to the original recipe. There are now three main types of chocolate truffles: American, European, and Swiss:





Ingredients: 



  • cooking spray
  • 12 ounces milk chocolate
  • 1/3 cup light cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening


Directions: 


First Cover a baking sheet with wax paper, and spray paper with nonstick cooking spray. Melt milk chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Stir in the cream and vanilla. Spoon tablespoon-sized scoops of the chocolate mixture onto the prepared baking sheets. Refrigerate until well chilled, about 30 minutes.


Second Melt the chocolate chips in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir in shortening.


Third Roll each piece of chilled chocolate into a ball. Use a spoon to dip chocolate balls into the melted chocolate chip mixture. Return truffles to baking sheet, and chill until firm. 


With those three easy steps im sure you can make a delicious Chocolate truffles♥! 



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X MICHAEL MACALOS X

9.26.2011

Recipe 101: Chocolate Truffles!




All the famous and legendary designers from Italy gather together to showcase their latest designs and collections, from September 21 to 27. Gucci, Prada, Dolce and Gabbana, Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Giorgio Armani, i love it when every time i click my favorite fashion sites and see the pictures/coverage on what happened at fashion weeks Italian designers really made my heart pump especially with those intricate designs and bold cuts. Here are my top looks in every designers collection at Milan Fashion Week Spring 2012. 






Versace

The typical Versace girl shows glam and seduction, Donatella Versace made these models immaculately beautiful with light color pastels, tailored short shorts paired with fitted jackets also you will notice some outfit have seashells, mermaids, starfish patterns.






Salvatore Ferragamo

Ferragamo hit the tropical with its animal prints, floral patters, bold and striking colors, flowy skirts and dresses.
you can also see shoulder bearing dresses, pinstripes, love the maxi-bags made of Nappa leather. 






Dolce and Gabbana

Its lace and garden at Dolce and Gabbana Spring 2012 collection, Elegant flower-print dresses for day wear also mini dresses and corsets with jewels, this collection reminds me of those vintage coke ads and Bettie Page and pin up girls in 50's, some of the looks reminds me of Stella McCartney collection. 







Just Cavalli

Bohemian chic and Hollywood Glamour with punk rock appeal on it at Just Cavalli spring 2012, slim beaded jackets paired with chiffon blouses, low rise pants with leather stitching, fringe and chiffon gowns. Cavalli choose gold, peach, baby blue and yellow colors. 







Gucci

It's time to get out of those animal prints and bold colors now The art deco architecture era was Gucci Spring 2012 all about, sharp blazers, tailored pants, animal prints and cut-out bathing suits, fringe, drop waist dresses,  making these models look powerful and fierce plus the black eye make up . It happens to be the Luxury House's 90th birthday this year , started in the 1920's.







au revoir!

X MICHAEL MACALOS X

Hot Looks From Milan Fashion Week


Drew Barrymore goes high fashion at Neiman Marcus Fall 2011 Catalog, it was a collaborative project effort between Norman Jean Roy and Drew Barrymore, she is the second actress to pose for Neiman Marcus following Jennifer Leigh's Art of Fashion ads in 1994. Eddie Nunns, vice president of Neiman Marcus Brand Creative, says in a press release. “We felt that Drew Barrymore possessed not only the pedigree and glamour of old Hollywood, but also the confidence and spirit of the modern-day woman—much like Neiman Marcus itself. I never expect that Drew Barrymore can look like this, i thought she is just a cute and pretty woman ( cover girl model ) but i was wrong!, she can also portray those poses and angle that you usually see on fashion magazines ( Vogue, V magazine, Elle etc.  ). Sporting red hair and wearing looks from Giorgio Armani, Valentino, DKNY, Gucci, Akris, Tom Ford, Emilio Pucci, Carolina Herrera and Michael Kors,  The full shoot will be seen in The Book by Neiman Marcus, as well as in the September issues of Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W


















P.S: It's Weekend, what do you think should i do to enjoy this weekends?.

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X MICHAEL MACALOS X








9.10.2011

Drew Barrymore at Neiman Marcus

A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting.
Christian Dior 

French luxury house released ad for its iconic fragrance. 

Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, Charlize Theron stars at the new Dior J'Adore fragrance Commercial with a role of a supermodel. The ad was Filmed exclusively at the Château de Versailles.  She arrives at an over-the top fashion show where  Grace Kelly, Marlene Dietrich and Marilyn Monroe are getting ready in the backstage along with other models after getting ready at the backstage its time to rock the runway where Charlize is wearing a gown with a stunning gold neck piece. Music Heavy Cross by Gossip. 














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X MICHAEL MACALOS X




9.06.2011

Charlize Theron at Dior J'Adore Fragrance Commercial

 


Uno..dos..tres.. cuatro.. 

Hahahhaha! just watched this new Lanvin fall 2011 ad Campaign featuring Karen Elson, Raquel Zimmerman and designer Alber Elbaz dancing to Pit Bull's hit song " I know you want Me " (Calle ocho). 
photography by Steven Meisel and with a creative direction of House and Holme.. 

Its a new way of fashion ad campaigning, personally its fun to watch as these models dance awkwardly in couture outfits, i love how the male models in this ad campaign dance awkwardly with this song its like church guy dancing in a Pit Bull track also the female models, i love how they dance while modeling its like sophisticated girls all dress up in a club. 

" I know you Want me "





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X MICHAEL MACALOS X



9.05.2011

Lets's do the " The Lanvin Dance "























9.03.2011

5CM autumn/winter 2011 campaign

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