REVES DE PARIS

 

dress DIOR

 

Theere are no doubt that Paris has its very special charm. The same as Dior exhibition Couturier De Rêve at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. And definately there is magic in photos taken by my phone Huawei P10 Plus that has an amazing Leica lens.

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is celebrating 70 years since the House of Dior was created, in an exhibition that will run from 5 July 2017 to 7 January 2018. I tis must see if you are in Paris at that time!

This lavish and comprehensive exhibition invites visitors on a voyage of discovery through the universe of the House of Dior’s founder and the illustrious couturiers who succeeded him: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and most recently, Maria Grazia Chiuri. The selection of over 300 haute couture gowns designed between 1947 and the present day has a unifying thread of emotions, life stories, affinities, inspirations, creations and legacies. Alongside the dresses is the most wide-ranging display to date of workshop canvases and fashion photographs, as well as hundreds of documents (illustrations, sketches, documentary photographs, letters and notes, and advertising documents) and fashion accessories (hats, jewellery, bags, shoes and perfume bottles).

Reflecting the fact that Christian Dior was also a knowledgeable art lover who adored museums, designs from over 70 years interact with a selection of paintings, furniture, and objets d’art. These works highlight and develop Christian Dior’s outlook by exploring the ties he forged between couture and all forms of art, defining the House of Dior’s enduring influence. The two curators, Florence Müller and Olivier Gabet, convey their message with a chronological and themed exhibition design that inhabits and brings together the museum’s fashion areas and the nave for the first time, a space of almost 3,000 square metres.

 

Believe in the beauty of your dreams!

Yours, Liga xox

 

COLLABORATION / HUAWEIPLAZA FASHION STORE

Photos taken by / Huawei P10Plus

STYLE / CONCEPT /  MAKE UP / PHOTO /  by ME, LIGA ZEMTURE

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ABU DHABI

 

I was really surprised by Abu Dhabi. We visited Dubai almost a year ago, and, as I already wrote in one of the blog posts on Dubai, it was hard for me to find a hotel that suited my taste, i.e. one that was minimalistic, European and modern. Thus, the reason that made us want to go to Abu Dhabi was not only the recently opened direct flight to Abu Dhabi, but also the fact that I was able to find beautiful and stylish hotels.

Since it is not of utmost importance for us to live by the water, but we do require a good and well-designed swimming-pool in the hotel, I found hotels that had just that. One of them also had a delightful beach with a great view of the magical Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

When arriving, the plan was to stay at the Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, which is located approximately ten minutes’ drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport. The design of Yas Viceroy is very well thought out and it is located in the middle of a Formula 1 track. Yas Island also hosts Ferrari World, a huge waterpark, which will be great fun for those visiting Abu Dhabi with children, as well as Yas Mall. One thing that must be noted is that the hotel has a fantastic gym with a view of the pier and the Cipriani restaurant. However, one thing that was rather unpleasant was the regular air traffic over the swimming-pool of the hotel, as aeroplanes were descending to land at the nearby airport. There is also a possibility to use the hotel’s beach, although I can’t say that I enjoyed it a lot. Nevertheless, the hotel did match my expectations regarding what I was looking forward to most – a true aesthetic thrill.

The next hotel we tried out was the Fairmont – a Canadian classic that was once enjoyed by Marilyn Monroe, as well as ex-presidents of the United States. I must admit that the hotel might need a bit more minimalism, however, when arriving, we were delighted by the fact that our check in and room was on the 7th floor, which was only meant for club members. There was also breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner served specially for those staying on this floor. And all of it was fantastic! The view from the window, as well as the one from the beach to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, was outstanding. Thus, even though we were not fans of the hotel’s design, we did not want to leave.

We then proceeded to Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, which should be great for those going to Abu Dhabi for exhibitions, as it is located right next to the National Exhibition Centre. There is a SPA, gym and a swimming-pool with a wonderful view on the 19th floor. The hotel itself is modern and is included in the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Furthest Leaning Manmade Tower. I must say that the tower really does look impressive and uber stylish. Moreover, the modern suite also made me feel at home.

We’ve come to the conclusion that we do not like staying at one hotel for more than three days. Therefore, I chose the Rosewood, as it offered a gorgeous swimming pool with metal palms installed. Unfortunately, the swimming pool is in the shade during the day, but it is possible to sunbathe, or, as in my case, be under a sun umbrella (as I do not sunbathe), in a special area near the pool. Almost next to the hotel is the restaurant Zuma, as well as the luxury brand shopping mall The Galeria, where I visited the stylish Bulgari Pop-up Store and tried on a watch with a green crocodile-skin strap made specially for the Middle Eastern market. Now I know what kind of a watch I want to buy next… Definitely one with a green strap, however, not one from crocodile skin J

The Rosewood is located in the centre of town, near the recently opened museum Louvre Abu Dhabi. I could probably call it the biggest pleasure of the whole trip. It competes with the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in its grandeur, which I would recommend visiting in the afternoon at around 16:30, as you will be able to see it during daylight, as well as in the dark when it looks best in my opinion! However, I enjoyed the Louvre museum more. If you’re visiting Abu Dhabi, going to it is a must, as the museum itself is a piece of architecture that is worth admiring. Since I love minimalism, the experience I had was truly overwhelming.

 

Wish you peaceful pre Christmas time!

Yours,

Liga xox

 

PHOTOGRAPHY / with HUAWEI P10 PLUS / Canon 5D Mark II

COLLABORATION / Bvlgari / HUAWEI / HM Showroom Latvia / GS OPTIKA /

PHOTO RETOUCH / STYLE / CONCEPT /  MAKE UP / by ME, LIGA ZEMTURE

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sunglasses DIOR / suit BALENCIAGA / bag GUCCI / sweatshirt BALENCIAGA

 

For more than half a year my daily companion has been a Huawei phone P10 plus. I must say that I would’ve never had paid attention to Huawei if it hadn’t been such a great camera. It was designed in cooperation with what I believe to be the best camera manufacturer in the world – Leica.

I’ve been a fan of Leica ever since I started professional photography. Thanks to that, I had a genuine interest in what type of images it would be possible to take with a phone that has a camera lens that was designed by this specific company. I must say that I’m not disappointed. The pictures have turned out to be very vibrant and rich in colour, and they look especially good when using the black-and-white mode. I really like the depth of field of the pictures.

The image included in this post – taken with a Huawei phone – was used in a photo exhibition, so you’ll be able to see just how high quality a large format print of a picture taken with a phone may be.

 

The only thing that I’m missing as an instagramer is a mode for taking square-shaped photos.

So please, Huawei, add this mode to your next phone!

It’s a real deal 😉

Liga

 

COLLABORATION / HUAWEIPLAZA FASHION STORE

STYLE / CONCEPT /  MAKE UP / PHOTO /  by ME, LIGA ZEMTURE

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OFF DUTY


boots DIOR / jeans BALENCIAGA / bag DIOR / jacket BALENCIAGA

 

I do not have an off duty warderobe, because how I dress – this is my style identity, and my fashion expression and when it is like that – there is no OFF DUTY 🙂

 

Dress it up everyday!

Yours,

Liga

 

COLLABORATION / PLAZA FASHION STORE

PHOTOGRAPHY / by NATALIE BEREZINA

STYLE / CONCEPT /  MAKE UP / by ME, LIGA ZEMTURE

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WHEN YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT

 

 sweater DIOR / skirt DIOR / bag DIOR

 

It’s not easy to understand what it is that we want in life. Everyone goes through a period of deep contemplation and self-discovery at one point or another. I have been there, and for quite some time, too. So I can share with you what I did during this period. I started learning things that I found interesting in order to understand which path was mine. I learned and later worked in photography, graphic design, interior design, editorial and personal styling, personal shopping and various other creative and fashion-related fields that ultimately brought me to the realisation that I can use all of this knowledge to create a fashion blog. Fashion is something I live and breathe, no question about that. The question was, how to bring it all to life? I am so happy that I decided to start my international fashion blog a year ago.

Only now that I am doing it, I feel this appreciation and a peace of mind that what I do is what I have been looking for. The most important thing that I have learned on this journey of self-discovery is to go with the flow and not worry too much about that light-bulb moment. Trust me, it will come to you; there is no way you will miss it.

 

I sincerely hope you all find your dream occupation!

Yours,

Liga xox

 

COLLABORATION / PLAZA FASHION STORE

PHOTOGRAPHY / by NATALIE BEREZINA

STYLE / CONCEPT /  MAKE UP / by ME, LIGA ZEMTURE

MAKE UP COLLABORATION / YSL BEAUTY

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