Okey, I know, another editorial from the November issue of Vogue Paris, but simply what can I say, Norwegian Iselin Steiro looks utterly glam in Los Angeles working those Hermès bags to perfection, and not t mention that striped resort look from Chloé. Pictures by Glen Luchford for Vogue Paris November 2013.
As you may know, I kind of never write about menswear fashion. But, since the menswear collections are showing Spring 2014 at Paris Fashion Week for the moment, I couldn’t resist scrolling them through. One collection I just fell head over heel for is the Hermès SS14. I just love the way Véronique Nichanian worked with effortless cool styles and pieces – like boatneck t-shirts, scarfs and sandals. And, all the leather and suede! How beautiful isn’t the suede navy trench coat paired with dotted gabardine pants and loafers?
Self Service Magazine’s ‘Daily Obsessions’ are on my mind for the moment. Shoes, bags and accessories – a perfect mixture of the things that give you cravings. From the top: sandals by Valentino, white clutch from Alexandre Vauthier and bangles from Hermès. The snapshots are taken by Columbine Goldsmith and Nickolas Lorieux.
Speaking of that gorgeous vest from Stella McCartney…. I put together a safari inspired look for a vacation somewhere exotic. From the top left: Stella McCartney Georgina Utility Vest in khaki green, white tank from T by Alexander Wang, gold necklace from Repossi, chunky black ribbed pullover from Alexander Wang, ‘Shiney Drape’ skirt from Filippa K, t-strap sandals from K. Jaqcues St. Tropez, tanned leather ‘Pandora’ bag from Givenchy, silk scarf from Hermès, round-framed ‘Pascal’ sunglasses from Acne Studios, dark green ‘Obsedia’ clutch and olive green canvas luggage, both from Givenchy.
The people at Hermès has done a quite cool guide for inspiration on how to knot and ‘play’ with your Hermès scarf. The traditional squared silk scarf can be tied in so many ways and can actually be a true closet saver not only for a bad hair day but also as a chic accessory at the beach, as a belt or why not a skirt? I picked out some of my favorites of ‘how to knot it’ in this post – I love the cool and bohemian vibe you get when knot it as the ‘Turban Croisé’ (above) or the ‘Bandeau Rétro’ (underneath). You can get the full guide right here.
Random snapshots from Hermès tumblr (which I know have been nagging about several times). You haven’t missed out on it right? Discover the Frenchs house tumblr here.
Speaking of Hermès Spring and Summer 2013 collection, I have gathered some key pieces for a vacation somewhere warm. From top left: Chloé silk-crepe and silk-blend organza top, orange plissé dress from Stella McCartney S/S13, tan leather sandals from Chloé, black bandeau bikini also from Chloé, canvas and leather luggage bag from Hermès, leather shorts from Isabel Marant, burgundy leather travel case for perfumes from Byredo, leather bracelet from Hermès and a pair of super cool braided suede sneakers from Bottega Veneta (these are actually from the mens collection… I wish they could do them for women as well! So cool.)
There are some great pieces in the Hermès S/S13 collection. Among many I have picked out some favorites. The oversized leather jacket in lamb skin are one of them as well as the shorts in crocodile chiffre, shaded jade or cobalt. Hermès creative director Christophe Lemaire was inspired by a luxurious traveller on a journey in the East, which we could spot on the runway with the models carrying leather backpacks over their sheer dresses as well as the mosaic prints in different pieces.
The luxurious crocodile shirt is a piece in the Hermès Spring 2013 collection and a part of the label’s chiffon crocodile shirt line. All of the tops from the menswear collection cost approximately between $60,000 and $100,000. The ancient fashion house has not only made fashionistas around the world raising there eye-brows. Peta says: “The highest price for this rather cheap-looking and ludicrous Hermès T-shirt is paid by the crocodiles who were bludgeoned to death or even skinned alive to make it,” Peta spokesperson Colleen O’Brien. “Peta suggests showing creativity, not cruelty to animals, and offering killer looks that no one had to be killed for to create.”