Les Santons De Provence

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jacquemus-ss17-4jacquemus-ss17-runway-1I can barely describe by words how beautiful Jacquemus Spring and Summer 2017 collection is. Simon Jacquemus created pieces with inspiration taken from Provençal folk culture in South of France where he grew up as a boy. Also the 80s where definitely represented with puffy shirts and extravagant shoulders. Very flamboyant and very chic.

 

On my mind

Natalia Vodianova by Alasdair McLellan for WSJ Magazine June 2013-1

My current obsession is a pair of white pumps, especially know for the summer. I spotted super cool Carine Roitfeld in a pair during the fashion weeks, which she of course looked great in. Anyway I dig the way Natalia Vodianova is styled above, with a chunky knit and a silky negligé – and of course a pair of white pumps. Gorgeous Natalia is captured by Alasdair McLellan for WSJ Magazine June 2013. Underneath you can see two pair from the brand Gianvito Rossi, that has the most comfortable shoes! You can find them here and here.

Gianvito Rossi white leather pumps

Balmain FW13

Balmain Fall 2013 earringsSo Balmain was just stunning as always! The collection breathes glam and lux – the two factors which makes Balmain fantastic. It’s mainly runway pieces and not so much ready-to-wear, but I loved the shoes. The stitched ankle boots in suede and leather were gorgeous as well as the knee-high suede boots with the sharp red stiletto heel.

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Stella McCartney FW13

Stella McCartney Fall and Winter 2013Plaid is apparently one of the hottest trends for this fall along with the girly grunge look. Stella McCartney showed of a feminine, but yet masculine, collection in Paris the other day. She is the master of playing with silhouettes from the both genders – and implementing them into beautiful looks. I believe is not one of her strongest fall and winter collections. I usually jump high for her coats and outerwear but I was disappointed this time. I do like her over sized felt and wool jacket in plaid (above) but over all the coats weren’t mind blowing. Underneath I picked some highlights in details.

Stella McCartney Spring 2013 coat grey Stella McCartney Spring 2013 suit Stella McCartney Spring 2013 cut-out Stella McCartney Spring 2013 plaided jacket Stella McCartney Spring 2013 white plaided jacket Stella McCartney Spring 2013 bare back Stella McCartney Spring 2013 white tube Stella McCartney Spring 2013 shoes Stella McCartney Spring 2013 back and ponytail

Chloé FW13

Chloé Fall 2013Clare Waight Keller has created a very Chloé-ish collection for this fall. I really am fond of the current Spring and Summer 2013 collection and had high hopes on this one, and she delivered. As always, a lot of Chloé-ish details, like the ruffled details on the sleeves, the skirts and dresses as well as the waisted belts that creates that beautiful Chloé silhouette.

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Céline FW13

Céline RTW Fall 2013 blueCéline RTW Fall 2013 green and greyWow, the coats! I am absolutely melting for all these beautiful coats. Phoebe Philo is the master of coats, no doubt. In this collection she has worked with wool as the main material and we can spot wool not only in the ready-to-wear pieces but also as the main material in the bags and clutches. The tones are very neutral – navy blue, black, off-white, grey, olive and military green are all combined together in perfection. I have some favourites, like the navy peacock coat and the knee-high boots as well as the gorgeous ankle boots. When it comes to hair and make-up I love the simple styling with the hair in a knotted pony-tail, simple but yet so elegant showing of the models bare backs. A beautiful and sophisticated collection that focus on what Philo does best.

Céline Fall 2013 necklace Céline Fall 2013 sweater Céline Fall 2013 green clutch Céline Fall 2013 greencoat detailsCéline Fall 2013 clutches Céline Fall 2013 hair Céline Fall 2013 knee high boots in grey Céline Fall 2013 grey coat detailsCéline Fall 2013 beige ankle boot

Wangs first show

Balenciaga Fall 2013 wangNicolas Ghesquière was a genious who literally took Balenciaga to a whole new level in his fifteen years of service for the brand. I was skeptical at first to Wang, he is great of what he does at hos own self-titled brand, but I still found it very odd when they announced him as the creative director for the franch brand. Anyhow, I must say I am slightly wrong. I think this collection is surprisingly good. The Balenciaga silhouettes are still there, but in a different way. It’s elegant and raw, just like Wang’s own designs. I like the knotted silver bracelets and details on different pieces, the amazing deep green fur jacket and black suede boots. By the way, It’s going to be so exciting to see what kind of handbags and shoes Wang can design for Balenciaga that makes every fashionistas heart turnover (Ghesquière’s cash cow was the Motorcycle bag, and still is…).

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