The Row pre-fall 2014 featuring brilliant beauty entrepreneur Linda Rodin in front of the lens. Not only do they capture the essence of luxury, they have truly made timeless and elegant pieces. Favorites? The knee-long leather skirt with wrap at front, along with the beautiful outerwear in terms of blazers, trenches and coats.
Couldn’t, and wouldn’t (!) resist any of these bags from the Céline Pre-Fall 2014 collections. So obvious and such a easy target to go for, I know, but however Phoebe Philo knows how to create perfection – and how to get my cravings going. I would be surprised whenever I get sick and tired of her design…. I am actually wondering when I am about to stop nagging about Céline. But for now, I settle with the most fabulous bags ever. Top of my wish list? Even if it wasn’t a bag from Céline? It’s a python or crocodile luggage. I want embossed leather, preferable slight patent. Dream bag? An Hermès Birkin of course…. Black alligator leather with golden details.
Natasha Poly and Gisele Bundchen at Alexander Wang’s Balenciaga show for Fall 2014. Double bags, structured knits, satin and embellishments were some of the several beautiful details we could spot in the collection. Snapshots from Vogue.fr.
Twelve girls shot in Paris at Louis Vuitton’s headquarter by German photographer Juergen Teller. The first look book of Nicholas Ghesquière’s premier collection for the French house was impeccable cool: 70s vibes meets ski resort truly melted together in a genius combination. The high turtlenecks with ribbed structure and the sporty tracksuits along with monogramed belts, boots and bags were true perfection. The collection will be the most craved for next season. C a n ‘ t wait for it to hit stores even though spring is just round the corner.
Joseph Altuzarra presented one of his best collections so far for Spring 2014. Striped slinky shirts, raw denim, embroidered details, gold and silver metallic lamé paired to perfection with simple jersey pieces in melange grey and white. The New York based designer who has his studio at Howard Street in New York had taken inspiration from Greece and the mythology of the women in the Greek culture.
There were two looks which were smashing in the Balmain Resort 2014 collection, and that was the denim looks – especially the one above – denim paired with denim. The harnesses are just super cool, as well as the genius idea to style it with an over-sized crisp white shirt (so simple) – as well as all the gold accessories (what is a Balmain collection without its’s gold?). I am definitely going to do a copy cat on the look above, maybe in a more subtle way though.
I know there has been a lot of Resort collections on the blog lately, but there has been so many good ones! I am absolutely overwhelmed by the spot on styles and pieces, not only by the brands I am usually obsessing over. The latest one to show is Masion Martin Margiela, and I am usually not a big fan, but this collection really surprised me. I love the white look above with the peacock coat, the knee-lenght of the dress and the thigh-high boots. I am all about simplicity and the feeling of effortless cool, and I think MMM nailed it in this collection. I mean, I definitely want that black jumpsuit (crepe-de-chin top with trousers) right now!
The Olsen twins are making a collaboration collection with the norwegian brand Bik Bok and the first pictures has now been released. Mary-Kate and Ashley are guest designing three collections that hits stores in August. I do hope for some good wearable pieces, I mean The Row, as well as Elizabeth & James, are just amazing so I have got all my fingers crossed. Hopefully the collections will be focusing on better quality use of fabric than the rest of the Bik Bok collections. I believe Bik Bok does a lot of great trend pieces but the quality is not that good, unfortunately… Ashley and Mary-Kate stated that they wanted to do a rock’n’roll collection but with a Scandinavian touch. By looking at the first released pictures it looks that we will see some great pieces – very Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent though…The twins will actually visit Scandinavia as well, I think they are coming to Stockholm for the release of the collections. Very exciting!