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.
Talented stylist Marie Chaix has styled this power editorial, ‘Chic Athlétique’, for the June/July 2013 issue of Vogue Paris. Model Hilary Rhoda is photographed by Terry Richardson and looks smashing in Céline Pre-fall pieces (I am obsessed with that buckle belt…), as well as all of the boots (!). The Céline pair with gold front and laces are killers, but I am very fond of the ones with low heel from Reed Krakoff, the black pair above – they would look gorgeous to knee-lenght skirts for the Fall. Chaix has captured loads of trends for the Fall 2013 in this editorial. Waist belt, knee-long skirts and knee-high boots, gloves and white – all trends that we probably will see a lot more of.
Accessories from the Saint Laurent Fall 2013 collection – the Saint Laurent black buffed Marquage card holder and the Saint Laurent black leather gold studded bolt belt. You can find them both here.
Absolutely love these first pictures of the Étoile Isabel Marant collection for fall 2013-14. I like the fact that Isabel Marant has gone back to her “roots” – creating pieces that are timeless and wardrobe staples, but of course with a great cut. I had a hard time to relate to the current collection (the Étoile S/S13 collection) with all the flower tunics and pants, owl-printed pullovers, pale colors (like yellow and baby blue) and star-printed jeans… That is why I totally embrace what I have seen this far! God, I love the peacoat, the thigh-high suede boots, the knit and the slight flared jeans with a simple, crisp white shirt. The ad campaign is featuring gorgeous Andreea Diaconu and is photographed by Karim Sadli.
On my wish list for the moment: A micro-fringed chain skinny leather belt from Versace. How cool? You can find it here.
The most simple looks and outfits are the ones which appeals me the most from picture at the Fashion Weeks. The queen of Parisian chic is doubtless Emmanuelle Alt (above) looking great in a shearling coat with fur and a braided black belt in the waist, and (underneath) in black wool coat with satin details. Right behind Emmanuelle Alt, there are two parisians who dress impeccable cool as well and that are of course Capucine Safyurtlu and Géraldine Saglio. I read an article in the Net-à-Porter online magazine, where I found this spot on quote: “If anyone started the hands-free trend, it was the French. Hands are for front-row invites and smokes.” Very true, do we ever see the Parisians with a bag?
I am very impressed over the latest Hunkydory ad campaign and collection. The Swedish brand was founded in 1996 and for me this brand has always been quite dull and boring…until now. The creative directors and co-founders, Ulrika and Christopher Bjercke has done an huge face-lift starting with the F/W12 and continued on this spring. They combine the rock-chic bohemian look very well and is now called the ‘Isabel Marant of Sweden’. For this spring we will see a lot of white looks from Hunkydory, as well as fringe details and thin knitted jumpers styled with sequin pieces such as skirts and dresses. Love the white thin ‘cowboy’ belt and the romantic white blouse! I am really going to try to get my hands on that stuff this spring.
Oh my, this collection is the best I ever laid my eyes on when it comes to Céline. Phoebe Philo has done an amazing collection with laidback suits, wedged creepers in gold and white, straw hats (that reminds me of my childhood, I wore them all the time…), pleated leather skirts in white, black and orange and goat hair details. The proportions of the pieces are always somehow very outstanding, but very Céline-ish. I love the details with the pearl buttons on the suit jackets, as well as the brass belts.