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YES! Just as we read on the tittle, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennet are the new Faces for the h&m Holiday Campaign,  The big news were shared by Gaga on her instagram account and we are all very excited to hear this.  I’m still not know how to react to this news and still not knowing any thing from Alexander Wang’s collaboration yet. ( we’ll have to wait until Nov 6th)  However i’m so excited to see Gaga and Bennet working together, once again, or as Tony says; Cheek to Cheek. 
Wait for it this winter!

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I’m not exactly sure what’s been up lately since i took myself a little vocational period to procrastinate, i was just fulfilling my wish of doing absolutely nothing but watch horror movies and drink ice tea with this insane west coast heat, however i’m back and i’ll be talking about some recent Alfred Hitchock fascination about blondes. Not regular blondes but blondes with short hair almost a bob, everything started with my obsession with the ‘chandelier’ music video by the singer Sia, which i’m in love with, and at the same time with i was like i said fulfilling my wish of watching movies, and one of them was Scream, the first one, where at the beginning of the movie has one of the most iconic blonde bob in horror cinema. But all together got settled when the incredible Lena Dunham turned her short brown hair, into a platinum blonde bob, i just couldn’t believe it, it was true love of hair. Here the pictures of my current obsession in another one’s head.

Lena Dunham showing her recent hair change. 

Drew Barrymore as Casey Becker in  Scream (1996)

Maddie Ziegler dancing  in Chandelier's video by Sia.

pd. my vocational period is over now, so i’ll be blogging regularly again, i’m deeply sorry for keeping this so little updated, i’ll be back with the street style soon. xo


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make-up 01

summer essentials

Summer is here and so is the first make-up related post on IVVANOV which we are really excited about. We would like to show you OUR favorites for the summer and our explanation why are they must haves for the season.

I came across this foundation after hearing over and over how great it was, so i decided to try it on, and i believe i couldn’t ever make a better decision. This foundation is the best you can do to your skin since it’s water based it will make your complexion look flawless but still make it feel like you have nothing on, perfect for oily or dry skin, it is on the pricey side ($45) but still worth it, i would repurchase over and over.

I discovered this gem over youtube beauty gurus, and i was looking for a new concealer since the one i previously used dried out my under eye area very bad. The moment i tried this it was perfection, since this concealer is extra creamy and does not dry out at all, it’s super blend-able and it’s my perfect match, it’s worth the 29 dlls.
-SAMMARA SLY; @firstlostgirl

I think the product i couldn’t live without is lipstick, and red lipstick is my biggest obsession.  I found this lipstick accidentally on a counter and decided to buy it, since i own a collection of at least  10 red lipsticks, one more for 7 dollars wouldn’t hurt, it looked extremely red on the package but once applied on the lips the color is rather red with orange hue which i found perfect for summer and one of the plus about this lipstick is that it applies very smooth and never dry out my lips.
ZULEIMA ORTEGA: @zuleima_ortega

I got this from my mom, and i could use it over and over, it’s so smooth on my eyelids and it’s completely blend-able, the colors are fantastic, the packaging is so cute and if i ever mess up it will clean easily with a little tissue, i could go with this 5 colors forever.
LUISA BRAVO @braavoluisa

I’ve been addicted to eyeliner forever, but recently it has been all about my brows. I don’t use a pencil liner because they are way too harsh so lately i’ve been using a brow powder, my favorite is NYX eyebrow cake powder, some eyeliner, mascara and i’m out the door, 6 dollars well spent.
EMMY FONSECA @emmymfonseca

I discover this mascara thanks to a free sample from Sephora and from there on i fell in love with it. I alternate between a more natural mascara named prosa, and this benefit one, i love it because i definitely love the way it separate my lashes but lefts no clumps at all. I would totally recommend this to a friend because it worths the 23 dollars price.
MARIELLA PEREZ @mariella_pg

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We Are Back

Hello to all my dear readers out there. First things first, i would like to apologize for all this time i haven’t been posting and writing in here, it’s been forever. I have been under so many things lately; college finals, a documental, a breakup and a never ending job hunt. But all of them have left a scar on me, not necessarily on my heart but on my face, when I’m under stress i tend to have more pimples than usual, which tend to leave a scar, which sucks. But thankfully i am here, with nothing to regret. Three of the four already mention activities are already done, i’m still on the job hunt which is going kinda good, i already had a callback from a coffee shop which looks promising, so let’s hope for the best. However talking back on the blog and the fashion side, I’m thrill to start writing again because im basically ready to start all over, and continue writing  and posting great looks from college or street, as you guys also know IVVANOV is going through some changes. Well, i wouldn’t say something is about to change, but we’re adding the BEAUTY section which will be about our favorite products, our favorite looks and our favorite people with makeup. Our thing is to make this blog as relatable as possible, and trying to make it the best that it can be. Thank you for hanging around while we do nothing.


IVES IVANOV and my new pimple.

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Marsden Hospital Gala

Royalty + Royalty

¿Can you imagine a room with Emma Watson, Cara Delevingne, Cate Blanchett, Kate Moss and the Prince William, all together at the same place? Well you don’t have to…These four ladies among other celebrities like Helena Bonham-Carter and Margot Robbie where Prince William guests for his benefice dinner alongside Ralph Lauren in the Windsor Castle, on favour of the Royal Marsden Hospital. Here’s what they wore.
and BEST DRESSED goes to CATE BLANCHETT, with this flawless Ralph Lauren White Dress, jewelry also from Ralph Lauren. Emma Watson Wins runner up with a (very Carolina Herrera look ) white shirt and grey skirt, also from Ralph Lauren.

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Audrey Hepburn

Today, 85 years ago, Audrey Hepburn was born, my favorite actress from those beautiful classical movies. I remember seeing her first in ‘charade’ had no clue who she was, i was too young to recognize actresses. Second time was ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ and believe me guys, from that movie on, the face and name, was just imposible to forget, she was an incredible actress, she was beautiful, stunning, she was and still is one of the biggest fashion icons ever, she is still topping in the most iconic dresses ever worn, but besides that she was an incredible person, real, down to earth, humanitarian and a beautiful person,  always willing to help the one who needed it. For that and for always bringing smiles to our faces while watching her movies, CONGRATULATIONS AUDREY HEPBURN 85 years later Thank you for all the movies and the fashion legacy you have left, but it will live forever.
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Lorde’s Mac Collection

LORDE+MAC collection is almost here and we are so excited, even though i personally don’t wear purple lipstick, or lipstick, or lip liner, the collection looks great, past thursday we got to see the first products so far and the first promotional image, it starts up with a purple-radiant orchid- as in the color of the year, with the name of ‘heroine’ and a much darker also purple nearly black ‘cyber’. Don’t forget about the lip liner named ‘vino’ that looks like a burgundy without being too purple or too pinkish. The line so far looks great and we’re sure we’d be love to see this kind of colors out there in the city.

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She has done it again, and this time i believe worse. Kim Kardashian with Fiancé Kanye West out in France looking for a ‘fake chateau’ as a wedding spot. Which is honestly none of our business, they can marry wherever they like and i believe it will be an incredible wedding, our thing it’s: her outfit. She’s wearing a 2012 Balmain dress in pearls and sequins, which we LOVE, i believe it’s a great design, however not for every body type. We’re not saying she’s fat or overweight, she’s perfectly fine but that silhouette just doesn’t work for her, besides being too curvy she is not tall enough to give the dress space from the shoes, we just believe it’s a disaster, i just can’t think of why she’s not using the gorgeous bomb-shell dresses she used to wear, they were sexy, classy and way more flattering for her body type, Kim, if for any reason you get to read this ‘ go back to the curvy shape dresses’ We recommend Victoria Beckham’s or even Stella McCartney in navy or blue shades.

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I have merely five to six years interested in the fashion industry and about a year blogging about it, but i’m still old enough to remember some of the greatest collaborations h&m has done in the past, such as Karl Lagerfeld, Roberto Cavalli, Comme des Garçons, Lanvin, Versace, Marni and some others we weren’t particularly excited about, but still great. The only ones i had the chance to see in the flesh were Lanvin, Versace and Margiela, (which i didn’t buy any for several reasons). But speaking my mind out, i believe i was never been so excited with one of this collaborations until a few days ago. As usual, it was expected for h&m to team up with some very cool designer to create an awesome line, and i was expecting some good competitors, i was thinking Proenza Schouler, Rodarte and even Marc Jacobs, but this ladies and Gentlemans blowed my mind. ALEXANDER WANG, the 30 year old talented designer, has already been at the top of the game for his incredible designs, not to mention how much we LOVE BLACK clothes here at IVVANOV, we were just waiting for it and i believe we couldn’t be happier for any collaboration, thank you h&m for doing this, and thank you Alexander for accepting, we ( the poor fashionable people) are grateful! CONGRATULATIONS

Tengo aproximadamente de cinco a seis anos interesado en la industria de la moda y aproximadamente un ano bloggeando sobre ella, aun así soy lo suficientemente viejo para poder recordar algunas de las mejores colaboraciones que h&m ha hecho en el pasado, así como Lagerfeld, Cavalli, Comme Des Garçons, Lanvin, Versace, Marni, entre muchas otras por las que no estábamos tan emocionados, pero de igual manera excelentes. Las únicas que tuve la oportunidad de ver en persona fueron Lanvin, Versace y Margiela, ( en las que no compre nada por tantas razones diferentes.. sigh) Pero sacándolo de mi mente, creo que nunca estuve tan emocionado por una colaboración hasta hace unos cuantos días. Como es usual, se esperaba que este ano h&m tuviera una excelente colaboración con algún diseñador de moda,  estábamos esperando algo como Proenza Schouler, Rodarte y hasta Marc Jacobs,, pero damas y cabelleros, h&m sabia lo que yo quería antes de que yo lo supiera.
ALEXANDER WANG, el talentoso disenador de 30 anos, esta en la cima del juego por sus increíbles diseños, sin mencionar todo EN COLOR NEGRO, si supieran cuanto amamos la ropa negra aquí en IVVANOV, no podríamos estar mas felices por una colaboración, gracias a h&m y gracias a Alexander por aceptar, nosotros (la gente pobre-fashionista) estamos completamente agradecidos. FELICIDADES
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