01 January, 2008

INTERVIEWS




INTERVIEWS category contains quick interviews I did with young and talented fashion designers, editors and business people in fashion world with intention to get a better picture of what is happening in backstage of fashion industry.

If you know or you are a young designer who ‘s work I might want to feature  on my blog please feel free to email me  designers resume and  photos of his/her work and I will be happy to consider you for a post and/or an interview. I am always looking to support young designers and showcase their work.


Photobucket

LINES OF PASSION FOR FASHION




LINES OF PASSION FOR FASHION are posts related to current fashion trends which I recommend to follow, fashion events reviews and commentaries from business side of fashion with a special focus on Croatian fashion industry events and young fashion designers, their seasonal collections, special edition brand collaborations and international endeavors as well as their social responsibility work and eco-friendly fashion.

Photobucket

I SPY



I SPY is the collection of my travel diaries and reviews of various fabulous places and events I recommend you to visit worldwide.

If you would like to add a fabulous location to my list for all of us fashionistas please feel free to contact me with your review and I will be happy to host you as a guest blogger.


Photobucket

URBAN GENTLEMAN




URBAN GENTLEMAN is the collection of posts which refer to current trends in menswear but also talk about male-female relationships from female point of view.

For inquires and help with fixing or refreshing personal style, questions about where to find the perfect urban gentleman clothing feel free to email me at: katarina@lapassionpourlafashion.com. 

Photobucket

LADIES BOOK CLUB



Ladies book club is gathering which started fairly recently. This exclusive ladies club gathers a selective group of seven very intelligent, independent, beautiful and successful young women who share common passion for reading good books ranging from international chic lit to crime stories and local authors novels. 

Iva, Armina, Anita, Diana,Petra, Lucija, Antonija and I (Katarina) will provide you with our commentary to the books we read and would love to hear your comments and stories about the same books.

We meet last Friday of each month at different fabulous locations where in additions to good books and weekly exchange of gossips we eat fabulous macaroons, rich chocolate cake and drink good wine,coffee or Champaign depending of what kind of weekend we have planned ahead.

Visit La Passion pour la Fashion bookstore to see and purchase our book selection.
This is where I am going to post book reviews once a month from each ladies POV featuring short club member profiles.

„Full Blast" is a steamy romantic adventure which will make your fingers hurt from speedily turning the pages. It is truly a one breath read. Not only this book made me laugh out loud, it also evoked many familiar feelings in me when it comes to family issues and romantic relationships. Jamie's (main character) fears and doubts of falling in love, commitment and letting oneself be lead by heart while risking of getting hurt, definitely hit home on so many levels....continue reading the review.


Photobucket


Book Club favorites:

I Heart New York: A Novel Sheconomics by Karen Pine Simonne Gnessen,English,2009 How to Be Single: A Novel Jewel (Oprah's Book Club) Anybody Out There? Lipstick Jungle



            

Arena Centar bloggers challenge ID: La Kat


Where do you see your blog in 5 years from now?
Formally I see it as it is now, but with even more visits and readers. My blog is my only diary which honestly and trustfully describes me and my growing up experience in the last 5 years I am writing it, I want to keep it personal. My blog is profitable for a while now, I have signed with UK based publisher couple of years back and I am very happy with our cooperation so far. My readers are wonderful and I communicate with them via various channels daily. I founded my blog 5 years ago when I lived in NYC; most of my readers is from US while about 30% is from Croatia currently.

How long does it take you to get dressed?
Ugh..I am not a morning person, so until like 10am I am not totally awake. In average I need about half an hour to get dressed and ready to leave the house. I have a lot of clothes which I collected shopping in various vintage stores in NY and traveling around the world, I also worked for Rugby Ralph Lauren and Abercrombie & Fitch so I have a lot of their clothes as well. My clothes is well organized in 2 closets, one with work and one with casual clothes obviously adjusted to season of the year.

Would you say that person is what he/she wears?
I don’t think that person is what she wears, but I think it shows person’s personality somewhat. First impression is very important, especially in work setting, and clothing is obviously part of this first impression. Looking at persons outfit can tell you a story about the person, just like a tattoo.

What is your favorite fashion creation ever?
Red dress, pencil skirt and stiletto heels! These pieces are the basics of my daily work outfits, a tad of color, skirt that perfectly hugs the curves and good quality comfortable heels in which I can run around completing my daily work tasks. In ideal world, I would rather wear couture gowns every day, but from practical reasons I don’t do it really. ;)
When I was little I thought I was a princess and it wasn’t an issue for me to stand out with the way I dressed. For a long time I was wearing a crown, it was very hard for my parents to persuade me to stop wearing it.

If you can have a one day in fashion designer studio, which designer would you choose?
With absolutely no doubts – Alexander McQueen! For me, couture is the definition of fashion, and Alex for me represents the definition of fashion designer, he was a true artist! Each of his collection pieces was a unique piece of art. I loved his contrast of royal lady in rich luxurious nightgowns and leather RTW pieces with sculls. I am less interested in retail store ready to wear lines.
If your blog was a song which one would it be and why?
Hahaha...it would probably be one of Edit Piaf’s songs, something French for sure.
I was always interested in true ladies, bit wild, hardheaded adventurous ladies, strong, independent, secretive and gentle.




Photobucket

IN PRESS





 In 2008. when I started writing my blog in New York City, it served as a tool to exchange the creative thoughts, feelings and ideas with my colleagues and friends who I worked with in showrooms, A&F and later in Rugby Ralph Lauren.

My primary intention was not to make blogging my full time job so I always took it as a hobby of mine which allowed me to have full creative freedom. I used it as my growing up diary entwined closely with fashion at each of my life stages.  So far, I haven’t been to keen communicating my blog through press as I felt I am still searching for my voice as a blogger.

My daily interactions with media through my work in P&G allowed me to better recognize which media to interact with as best fit to my blog.

INTERVIEWS on fashion portals:

NOMINATIONS:

REPORTS and REVIEWS on online portals:
FASHION.HR – Fall looks
FASHION.HR – Ladylike
PUSH IT MAGAZINE Top 5 Croatian bloggers

REFERALS from fellow bloggers:

BLOGGERS CONTESTS:
Announcement of the second finalist

Femina.hr cooperation on weekend stylebooks:
La Kat biography

PRINT COOPERATION:                                                   ELLE INTERVIEW:

VEČERNJI LIST Sunday papers about Arena Centar Bloggers Challenge!

Photobucket

LYRICS OF PASSION




LYRICS OF PASSION are the impulsive, spear of the moment lyrics that come to me randomly when I am in love. These lyrics are personal notes about my past and current relationships to which I often come back to and to which many seem to be able relate based on wonderful feedback I am getting from you, my lovely readers. 







Trust





Cry. 










L-O-V-E (2003 Digital Remaster) Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See Love: What Life Is All About PS, I Love You Movie Tie-In Edition Love Actually (Widescreen Edition)

Photobucket

Fashion Week Shows Schedule 2011/12


2011

July 4-7, ParisFrance 

Paris Fashion Week (Mode à Paris)

Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2011/2012 Collections 



July 15-19, Miami, FL

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Swimwear 2011 Collections



September 21-27, Milan, Italy 

Milan Fashion Week

Women's Fashion Spring/Summer 2012 Collections 



September 27-October 5, ParisFrance 

Paris Fashion Week (Mode à Paris)

Ready-to-Wear Spring/Summer 2012 Collections 



Date TBA, SeoulSouth Korea 

Seoul Fashion Week

Autumn/Winter 2011/2012 Collections




September 8-15 , New York, NY

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Spring 2012 Collections


Date TBA, Mumbai, India

Lakmé Fashion Week

Winter/Festive 2012



Date TBA, Washington D.C.

D.C. Fashion Week

Spring/Summer 2012 Collections



September 15-22, LondonUnited Kingdom

Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden

Catwalk Event



Date TBA, Milan, Italy 

Milan Fashion Week

Spring/Summer 2012 Collections



Date TBA, ParisFrance

Paris Fashion Week (Mode à Paris)

Ready-to-Wear Spring/Summer 2012 Collections



Date TBA, Los AngelesCA

Fashion Week Los Angeles

Spring 2012 Collection



Date TBA, SeoulSouth Korea 

Seoul Fashion Week

Spring/Summer 2012 Collections



2012

Date TBA, Milan, Italy 

Milan Fashion Week 

Men's Fashion Fall/Winter 2012/2013 Collections



Date TBA, BerlinGermany

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Fall/Winter 2012/2013 Collections



Date TBA, ParisFrance 

Paris Fashion Week (Mode à Paris)

Men's Fashion Fall/Winter 2012/2013 Collections 



Date TBA, ParisFrance 

Paris Fashion Week (Mode à Paris)

Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2012 Collections 

www.modeaparis.com




February 9-16 , New York, NY

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Fall/Winter 2012/13 Collections


Photobucket

CONTACT




La Passion pour la Fashion does not take money for writing regular blog posts, each sponsored post will be stated as such and it must fall under category topics of my blog.

Opinions stated on this blog are my private ones and in no ways reflect the opinion of the company I work for - Procter and Gamble. Original materials contained on La Passion pour la Fashion are proprietary and should not be used without La Passion pour la Fashion consent.

For advertising and other cooperation inquiries within categories covered in this blog please email me at: katarina@lapassionpourlafashion.com.

Opportunities to work with online and print media as freelance contributor, providing expertise or quotes, or as part of a feature story are always appreciated, for such inquiries please select one of the bellow listed contact options according to request urgency.





Katarina Štimac
Founder & editor
Email: katarina@lapassionpourlafashion.com
 COLUMN / TUMBLR / PINTREST  


ABOUT






I am a passionate fashionista writing lines of life, lyrics of passion and lines of passion for fashion.  Fashion is indeed very important and influential part of my personal aesthetics. All of the categories I cover in this blog are luxuriously illustrated and viewed from personal à la mode point of view shared in a way I would share it with my girlfriends over a cup of skinny peppermint mocha.

MISSION 
To share my growing up life and love lessons, my commentary to current fashion trends, developing local fashion industry and business of fashion all through the eyes of a true fashionista.

LINES OF LIFE  are posts which reflect emotions and life lessons I learned and  went through in different stages of my life, these are the lessons of growing up which based on your feedback many can relate to and find comfort in.

LYRICS OF PASSION are the impulsive, spear of the moment lyrics that come to me randomly when I am in love.

LINESOF PASSION FOR FASHION are posts related to current fashion trends which I recommend to follow, fashion events reviews and commentaries from business side of fashion with a special focus on Croatian fashion industry and eco-friendly fashion.

INTERVIEWS are quick interviews I did with young and talented fashion designers, editors and business people from fashion world with intention to get better picture of what is happening in backstage of fashion industry.

I SPY is the collection of my travel diaries and reviews of various fabulous places I recommend you to visit worldwide.

URBAN GENTLEMAN  is the collection of posts which refer to current trends in menswear but also talk about male-female relationships from female point of view.

I hope you will enjoy reading and commenting my posts as much as I enjoy writing and sharing them with you lovelies. 

Love,



Katarina Štimac
Founder & editor
Email:katarina@lapassionpourlafashion.com
 COLUMN / TUMBLR / PINTREST