Stella McCartney SS13

I can’t say that I am head over heels blown away by the Stella McCartney spring 2013 collection, but I really do like the highlights in the collection. She makes these beautiful suitjackets in black or white with matching pants or skirts and they are perfection. I do find one more look somehow very cool – a military green oversized shirt paired with a slim, quite elegant, skirt with see-through mesh – and the oversized black suit-jacket matched with a low-waisted skirt and belt takes the laidback masculine, yet ‘powe-woman’ look to another level.

Speaking of…

…Saint Laurent Paris, their spring 2012 ready-to-wear collection looked stunning! I loved the idea of all the models wearing big fedora-felt hats that covered half their faces. A very sexy and elegant collection with deep necklines and back-décolletages. Tassles and fringes à la Marocco style were mixed up with rock-chic suits and sequins. A great first collection from Mr Hedi Slimane.

Céline SS13

The spring 2013 Céline collection is one of the best ones I seen in a long time. I love the silk dresses and tops with the raw edges in soft colours like cream and light pink, as well as all the linen (!). The mesh details and tanks underneath the dresses. And the soft and slouchy clutches in eye-catching colours with a paper-bag-like-feeling are gorgeous. And trust me when I say, I am totally in LOVE with the fur sandals and the fur shoes in the collection.

OMG Balenciaga!

What an amazing collection! I’m stunned! First of all, the suits. They are perfection – and I love the styling with the bandaeu tops and the bare bellys (as we saw on the Balmain show as well). And the rings! Yeez, the models wear chunky and thin rings in a perfect mix when showing of round ‘hat’-leather bags. The skirts were a huge favourite as well – very girlish and I like the white edges. Love the hair as well with the fresh make-up…. The hair-accessories were stunning!

Aloha Isabel Marant!

It’s quite funny to see how amazed Isabel Marant is about the american culture. I mean, she did a lot of western inspired pieces in her fall 2012 collection and now she takes on the Hawaii-style mixed up with some italian-influences (read Cavalli and Dolce & Gabbana). Studded belts and shoes, Hawaii-inspired prints, paisley-patterns and a lot of prints and embroidery in the SS13 collection by Isabel Marant. As always, Isabel Marant delivers a girly but yet sexy spring collection full of great statement pieces. She sticks to what she does best, beautiful tops, short skirts and shorts, lovely dresses and amazing shoes. My favourites? I want to get my hands on the flats black studded sandals, the golden accessories and the white one-shoulder-top. Love!

More Balmain

This collection is not one of my favourites, I’m acutally a bit disappointed. Sure, the collection breathes Balmain but I’m not head over heels with the knotted pieces. Although there were of course some higlights, like the waist-studded belts styled with a classic suit or a denim shirt, or the huge loop earrings in silver styled with a braided ponytail and the fresh make-up, or the beautiful and classic pumps in silver and black, the wide trousers and the suede boots…