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.
Here is a little gift guide for some fashionistas! For the fashionable jet setter: Del Toro ‘New York’ slippers in light grey suede, a Smythson note book called ‘Brunch Lunch Suppers Dinners’, a Balenciaga travel luggage bag, a croco embossed cosmetic bag from Alexander Wang, the most goregous shoulder bag right now – from Céline, a pair of hippie stylish sunglasses from Victoria Beckham, a camera from Edelweiss and some fragrences – these ones comes from Byredo and Grace.
For the golden girl: A golden choker from Chloé, set of gold-tone rings from Maison Martin Margiela, a sheer blouse from Acne, a golden jersey from Stella McCartney, a lovely reptile clutch from The Row, a YSL clutch called ‘Belle de Jour’ (with the old monogram), a super duper lovely fringe bag in metallic from Givenchy and a pleated skirt in creme from Giambattista Valli.
Gucci Pre-Fall 2013 collection looks super smashing! I love the chic and retro vibe through-out the whole collection. Military/olive green skirts and coats (my favourite colour for the moment, as you know...) are paired with light blue shaded pieces as well as grey knits and leopard jackets – a total homerun. The big buckle waist-belt is seen on almost every style and the accentuated waist is not only shown at Gucci, but at the Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2013 collection as well. This collection from Gucci is truly feminine with the obvious ‘Mad Man’ vibes and as the finishing touch the models has full and rich plum coloured lipstick matched with side-parted, waved hair. The one thing I would like to have hanging in my closet is doubtless the military green coat and the blue off-the shoulder dress.
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.
A thin knitted turtle-neck and a long coat is a great combo this fall. Get inspired by this editorial above ‘Seasonal Phenomenon’ in the latest issue of Allure Magazine Russia. Three similiar styles but by mixing tone-in-tone colours and changing details you have got a classy and cool look. Since it is not that cold yet I would go for a thin knitted turtle-neck and layer it with a chunky coat instead.
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!
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!