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Take Me To The Ocean

I can’t seem to recall the exact time or day, the intense heat started off this year (it sure feels it’s been a forever ago), but ever since, I dream about day(s) spent at the ocean, somewhere far, far away.

Imagine yourself captivated by a good book, whilst the sun shines on a perfect blue sky. Imagine dipping your toes in the cold water for the first time; walking on the beach, late in the evening, when the beautiful sun sets; laying on the warm sand at night, while listening to the ocean whisper old stories. Then imagine the fresh breeze, that unique moment when you feel like everything falls into place

My soundtrack for today – Justin Timberlake’s FutureSex/LoveSounds album, that perfectly suits my summer mood, my dreams, my plans. Enjoy the sun !

Elegance Netherlands - May 2012

Charlize Theron – Vogue UK May 2012 Cover

For May of 2012, Vogue UK chose the stunning Charlize Theron as their stylish cover girl. Portraying pure elegance in the spread shot by Patrick Demarchelier, for the interview the Young Adult actress opened up about her recently adopted baby boy, talked her movie characters and her modeling days back in the ’90s.

Charlize Theron May 2012 Vogue UK CoverIn the cover shoot, Charlize is wearing a Versace Spring 2012 pleated silk dress with a thigh high split, nude Jimmy Choo leather pumps and Dicha resin crystal and quartz earrings.

Vogue UK May 2012It is no surprise that the entire make up was realized using Christian Dior Makeup products.

The magic in the hair department was released form the creative hands of Enzo Angileri / Tony&Guy.

The newest issue of Vogue UK hits the newsstands on April 9. Are you excited to see the rest of the spread?

Versace Spring 2012

 

Katie Holmes – 2012 H. Stern Campaign

The beautiful Katie Holmes steps up for 2012, being named the new face of luxury jewelry company H. Stern. Throughout more than 50 years, H.Stern has solidified its prestigious image in Brazil and abroad. Today, H.Stern appears prominently in the editorial texts and photographs of the world’s most respected fashion magazines including Elle, Marie Claire, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W and InStyle.

For the campaign Katie adopted a bold, seductive look, showcasing both the beauty of the jewelry, as well as her own – perfect match.

Katie Holmes - H. Stern Campaign

Katie Holmes - H. Stern Campaign

Katie Holmes - H. Stern Campaign

Katie Holmes - H. Stern Campaign

Katie Holmes - H. Stern Campaign

 

Fashion Nostalgia – The Early 1900s

I truly believe that for a person who loves fashion beyond the idea of “who’s wearing what today“, loving the past, carrying about yesterday as much as we do for tomorrow, comes naturally. Because fashion is not all about clothes and trends, for me it’s more about dreams, imagination, past lives, different eras, evolution and nostalgia.

I grew up reading books, watching movies and dreaming about how it would have been living in a different time, wearing different clothes, wondering about those crazy hoop skirts from the 1850s :).

Thinking that there must be other nostalgics out there in the world, just like me, who love the present but also enjoy a trip in the past now an then, made me wanna start this series of posts, following and focusing on the Evolution of Fashion. Giving the fact that this is not your average, modern post, I really hope some of you, at least, will enjoy it as much as I do.

Enough with the introduction, enough with the talking, I will let the images speak for themselves as today we enter the world of 1900s Fashion. Don’t expect to see supermodels :).

For many years blouses and skirts had been made separately by different manufacturers. Now the blouse people took a daring step forward by branching out into dresses. Why this required courage may not a first glance be apparent to the contemporary eye, but it did, since for a while the Gibson girl seemed immortal. Even dresses that looked all of a piece were usually made with separate basques and skirts.” – Edna Woolman Chase – Always in Vogue

 

1900

1900s Fashion

 

1901

1901s Fashion

 

1902

1902s Fashion

 

1903

1903s Fashion

1904

1904s Fashion

 

1905

1905s Fashion

 

1906

1906s Fashion

 

1907

1907s Fashion

 

1908

1908s Fashion

 

1909

1909s Fashion

I, of course, wasn’t able to post all the beautiful photos I found, displaying the 1900s Fashion, otherwise it would have been a really long, long post, but if you enjoyed what you saw, you can always check Oteea Land on Facebook for more.

All the credit for the photos go to their rightful owners, I can only say thank you, for being able to find these amazing reminders of the past, on the internet.

More of this tomorrow, about the 1910s Fashion. XO