Gracie Opulanza http://www.gracieopulanza.com The Pulse of Fashion Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:33:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Woolmark Campaign For Women – Raising Quality Awareness http://www.gracieopulanza.com/woolmark-campaign-for-women-raising-quality-awareness/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/woolmark-campaign-for-women-raising-quality-awareness/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:32:36 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=18681 Wool In The Age Of Fast Fashion I am Australian and wool is very familiar to me. I love the feel, the smell and the intelligence that wool has to offer. I am for quality all the time it’s in my DNA. I come from an Italian background and we were taught from an early […]

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Bad Haircuts – Always Results In A Grown Woman Crying http://www.gracieopulanza.com/bad-haircuts-always-results-in-a-grown-woman-crying/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/bad-haircuts-always-results-in-a-grown-woman-crying/#comments Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:41:24 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=18671 In the last three months I have had two very bad haircuts from to very high profile brands. What is it about our hair when it all goes wrong leaves you and me sobbing? What is it about hairdressers who in this case represent top brands, can get it so wrong? In both the situations […]

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The BodyShop UK – Anti Make Up Trend Is Here http://www.gracieopulanza.com/the-bodyshop-uk-anti-make-up-trend-is-here/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/the-bodyshop-uk-anti-make-up-trend-is-here/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:48:45 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=18663 It is so funny how my mind works. Have a look at this interview with Spain’s female top model Malena Costa Sjogren, I did a few weeks ago at 080 Barcelona Fashion. Malena was having a melt down with me filming her wearing no make-up. In a nutshell I said who needs makeup, especially someone as beautiful […]

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Oscars 2015 – Designers Story Of Becky Baeling-Lythgoe Dress http://www.gracieopulanza.com/oscars-2015-designers-story-of-becky-baeling-lythgoe-dress/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/oscars-2015-designers-story-of-becky-baeling-lythgoe-dress/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:44:55 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=18650 I met Dutch Fashion Designer Monique Collignon last year when I visited Holland for the Amsterdam Fashion Week, and what a gem she has become. It is any designers dream to get a phone call asking: “hey can you make me a dress for the most powerful red carpet event in the world, the Oscars”. I leave […]

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Tsunami SkiWear – Sporty Couture On The Slopes http://www.gracieopulanza.com/tsunami-skiwear-sporty-couture-on-the-slopes/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/tsunami-skiwear-sporty-couture-on-the-slopes/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:16:58 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=18636 I ski almost everyday in Winter and for me it’s one of the most extreme sports out there for both body and brain. Fashion is my passion and I always want to set a new trend wherever I go. Over the last two years I have scouted vintage shops for unique ski-wear. But what I […]

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The Phoenix Hotel – Kensington Gardens Square http://www.gracieopulanza.com/the-phoenix-hotel-kensington-gardens-square/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/the-phoenix-hotel-kensington-gardens-square/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:10:49 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=18621 I have traveled all around the world for many years. I have concluded that you can have the best facilities in the world but it does not guarantee that you will have a a nice stay. What makes a hotel worth its stars? What makes your stay worth coming back for? For me the staff […]

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Boboli – Interview Designer Childrenswear In Spain http://www.gracieopulanza.com/boboli-interview-designer-childrens-wear-in-spain/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/boboli-interview-designer-childrens-wear-in-spain/#comments Sat, 14 Feb 2015 06:26:01 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=18572 Any parent over a life time will spend money when it comes to children and their image. Boboli a huge brand in Spain shares with us the DNA of how the designer goes about, making comfortable clothing for kids in 2015.  

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Malena Costa Sjögren – Natural Beauty Comes Within http://www.gracieopulanza.com/malena-costa-sjogren-natural-beauty-comes-within/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/malena-costa-sjogren-natural-beauty-comes-within/#comments Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:07:24 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=18554 In fashion it is all about outer beauty. But from the moment I met Malena Costa Sjogren Spain’s female top model. It was clear that she has inner and outer beauty that money can never buy. She was so concerned  before the interview explaining to me that she had no make up. Malena if this […]

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Gracie Opulanza – She Is Cut From A Different Cloth http://www.gracieopulanza.com/gracie-opulanza-she-is-cut-from-a-different-cloth/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/gracie-opulanza-she-is-cut-from-a-different-cloth/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 06:26:30 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=18513 The curtain raises on Fifty Shades Of Grey and Kingsmen this week, Cara Delvigne is the face of DKNY menswear campaign and the CDFA (Council Of Fashion Designers Of America) confirms the launch of the first NYFW: Men’s. It’s all about exceptional tailoring, honed focus on materials and international menswear alliance. This is not new territory […]

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Barcelona Fashion Week – Women’s Top Designers http://www.gracieopulanza.com/barcelona-fashion-week-womens-top-designers/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/barcelona-fashion-week-womens-top-designers/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 06:57:25 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=18529 Barcelona Fashion Week – Women Collection The start of February saw the 15th edition of Barcelona Fashion Week. 080 is now in its seventh consecutive year, and continues to go from strength to strength. As well as a bastion for established and recognised talents, it is also a sartorial hot bed for new ones, both […]

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Bespoke Suits For Women – Let Your Personalty Shine Through http://www.gracieopulanza.com/bespoke-suits-for-women-let-your-personalty-shine-through/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/bespoke-suits-for-women-let-your-personalty-shine-through/#comments Thu, 01 Jan 2015 06:14:04 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=15647 The current stereotypical suit advice for woman in business is the advice written below. I am not in favour of that and will give you my view on how to set a new trend to let your personality shine through with the suit that you are wearing. Traditional Views On Suits For Women Every woman […]

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Mick Rock – Are African People Hard To Photograph http://www.gracieopulanza.com/mick-rock-are-african-people-hard-to-photograph/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/mick-rock-are-african-people-hard-to-photograph/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:54:26 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=17942 I had the pleasure of doing my first ever phone interview with Mick Rock. Mick Rock is a British photographer best known for his iconic shots of rock and roll legends such as Queen, David Bowie, Syd Barrett, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, The Sex Pistols, The Ramones and many more.  

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Mick Rock – Interview Lady Gaga Justin Bieber & Miley Cyrus http://www.gracieopulanza.com/mick-rock-interview-lady-gaga-justin-bieber-miley-cyrus/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/mick-rock-interview-lady-gaga-justin-bieber-miley-cyrus/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:00:52 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=17938 I had the pleasure of doing my first ever phone interview with Mick Rock. Mick Rock is a British photographer best known for his iconic shots of rock and roll legends such as Queen, David Bowie, Syd Barrett, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, The Sex Pistols, The Ramones and many more. Mick shares with […]

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Savile Row – Bespoke For Woman Is Harder Than You Think http://www.gracieopulanza.com/savile-row-bespoke-for-woman-is-harder-than-you-think/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/savile-row-bespoke-for-woman-is-harder-than-you-think/#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:44:59 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=17842 Three months ago, I tweeted that one of my dreams was to own my first ever Savile Row suit.  A suit that defines the women behind MenStyleFashion. In the last two years I have brought life back into Savile Row.  Interviewed the finest tailors that have been ignored for years.  Did you know that cutting […]

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Rossano Ferretti HairSpa – Luxury Mayfair London Stylist http://www.gracieopulanza.com/rossano-ferretti-hairspa-luxury-mayfair-london-stylist/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/rossano-ferretti-hairspa-luxury-mayfair-london-stylist/#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:58:07 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=17894 The latest salon opening, in January 2012 in the Mayfair district in London, is the dream of Rossano’s life. For him, it’s a return to the city that so mesmerized and inspired him in 1975 as a 15-year-old hairdressing apprentice from a tiny village outside of Parma, Italy.Rossano Ferretti Salon London is a wonderful sensory […]

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