Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fashion week from the city of fashion and culture-PARIS!


27 SEPT – 5 OCT

This is my DREAM TRIP full of amazing stories, anecdotes, working experiences and inspirations. The second location of my DREAM TRIP is Paris, the city of love, culture and fashion.  It was an unbelievable experience, working during the Paris Fashion Week, with the renowned New York fashion designer, Narciso Rodriguez. A showroom was set at the St. James and Albany Hotel, located in the heart of Paris at the Rue de Rivoli, to sell the Spring 2012 collection. 

The New York Times and WWD magazine gave positive reviews to his latest collection, as Narciso´s comeback.  This was a beautiful and clean collection; optic, geometric and architectural. He used black and white lines and cubic shapes contrasted with vivid colors; giving a fresh and new vibe to his brand.

Narciso Rodriguez´s jackets must be highlighted in the collection, with built-shoulders and slender sleeves and a bias-cut to give them a nice shape. His long dresses were simple and minimalistic, like a 1940´s style fill-coupe prints with asymmetrical hems. 

Paris is the capital of fashion, culture and elegance! No one can deny that.
I had the chance to see how people, in a very chic and elegant way; walk, dress, eat, communicate and adapt to the french culture.

Aspects that caught my attention:
1. Breakfast in the french way
2. Eiffel Tower seen from the distance with an amazing sunset
3. Fashion and trendy people everywhere
4. Paris known as the capital of fashion and culture
5. Paris Fashion Week-the most important fashion trade show in the world
6. Narciso`s amazing collection
7. The greatness of Paris 
8. Walking around searching for new trends 
9. The amazing interior design of Agatha Ruiz de la Prada´s store in the heart of Paris (St. Germain des Pres) 
10. Dries Van Noten´s designs with a patch-worked style

Follow me on my next journey to Berlin!


Thursday, October 6, 2011

AMSTERDAM-The city of bicycles


 This is me, LAURA DAZA, a design lover searching forward for new ideas, inspirations and concepts in my new journey through Europe. So the trip and adventure just started, in the ¨city of bicycles¨, AMSTERDAM, the capital city of The Netherlands. It is a city where you only see people riding bicycles, bike traffic, beautiful canals, boats, etc. I highly recommend to tour the city,  especially the Centrum (as they call it in Dutch) on a bicycle because you have the chance to enjoy and feel the city and culture. Of course, it has to be a Dutch bicycle!

So I started my journey riding a friends` bicycle. I was not used to ride this type of bike, but still the ride was amazing. I had the chance to experience as a Dutch woman, very sophisticated and chic, riding my bike all around the central part of Amsterdam!

Aspects that caught my attention
1. Women are so practical on their bikes, they do not mind if they are wearing hills, skirts, going to the grocery, being pregnant, carrying kids... its amazing!
2. People  having the best time of their lives, touring the city on boats over the beautiful canals
3. People wearing no security while riding their bikes
4. Bikes parked all over the city and it has become part of the city`s aesthetic.
5. The beautiful and iconic architecture, it looks like hand made houses.
6. Fashion is everywhere
7. Amazing markets full of flowers, books, cheeses!
8. Urban street art
9. No understanding of the Dutch language
10. Taking the beautiful tram!

Please follow me with my next adventure!