Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Stella McCartney Fall 2017

Stella McCartney introduced quite a hybrid collection for the Autumn Winter 2017 season that exuded power and elegance. The collection was versatile and wearable, offering women some transitional style solutions.
McCartney articulated her social message through her designs without slogans or sacrificing a tiny bit of her signature practical chic. “Faith and love inspire the collection,” McCartney said after the show. “I want to reflect the good in people within my work. My message is clear. I want to bring people together in what I do, and politics, of course, are part of that.”
The collection portrayed a pictorial of “A Horse Frightened by a Lion,” by 18th-century painter George Stubbs, with the inclusion of animal motifs. A Balmoral-esque quilted coat was paired back to wide legged, wool trousers, producing a dynamic portrayal of styling. Paper bag overalls and sweaters directed toward a casual aesthetic.
As she has built joie de vivre into her brand DNA, it only made sense that she’s reprise the hit karaoke dance party from last season at the show. This time, the models paraded to George Michael’s “Faith”, “All You Need Is Love” by her dad, Paul McCartney and The Beatles, and “Brujas” by Princess Nokia.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Bridal Looks to Copy from the Red Carpet

Watching the Oscars this year, I couldn't help but notice how some of the dresses had some serious potential to be some traffic-stopping wedding dresses. With the wedding season just around the corner, this is a round-up of dresses that can maybe help a few brides-to-be.

On Sofia Carson: Monique Lhuillier ball gown.

On Felicity Jones: Dior dress; Christian Louboutin shoes; Niwaka jewelry. 

On Isabelle Huppert: Armani Privé dress.

On Karlie Kloss: Stella McCartney gown; Nirav Modi choker and earrings; Roger Vivier bag.

Naomie Harris in a Calvin Klein dress

Sunday, March 12, 2017

For the love of midi skirts

It seems like spring is really just around the corner. With the perfect weather these days, midi skirts are the go-to for a chic and versatile outfit. Wear them casually with a pair of sneakers or dress them up with a pair of heels, these can go from office to night-out with just the right accessories.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Remembering Sonia Rykiel

French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel died Thursday at the age of 86.

Rykiel, nicknamed the Queen of Knitwear, had been suffering from Parkinson's disease for some time before her death.

Born on May 25, 1930, Sonia started her career as a window dresser in 1948, with her first foray into design being when she knitted herself maternity dresses after marrying Sam Rykiel, the owner of a Paris boutique.

Rykiel made her breakthrough in 1962 with the so-called poor boy sweater, which had long sleeves and a fitted shape.

Nathalie Rykiel, managing and artistic director of the Sonia Rykiel fashion label, said: "My mother died at 05:00 this morning at her home in Paris from the effects of Parkinson's."

In her memory, check out some of the designer's pieces that made history:

Monday, May 2, 2016

Best Dressed This Week: Kate Hudson in Roland Mouret,Taylor Swift in 90s Grunge and more

Kate Hudson chose a beautiful laser cut Roland Mouret dress for her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel. She paired the dress with Christian Louboutin heels and a deep red lip.

Taylor Swift continues to embrace her 90's grunge style in platinum blonde hair, boyfriend plaid shirt, and Amuse Society oversize tee, FRAME ripped jeans and Keds

Birthday girl Jessica Alba opted for a boho chic vibe in a Self-Portrait Lace Trimmed Maxi Dress.

Gisele Bundchen looked relaxed and chic wearing a T by Alexander Wang Classic Bomber Jacket  and Alexandre Birman Clarita sandals leaving her Manhattan apartment building

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Chanel's Spring 2016 Couture

For Chanel's Spring 2016 Couture collection, the Paris Grand Palais was beautifully turned into a fascinating eco-friendly garden with fresh grass, a pavilion and a blue sky.

“I think it’s the first couture collection done in the ecological approach. It’s fun to do this after being high-tech,” Karl Lagerfeld said, referring to his collection last fall, which featured 3D printing. This collection has wood shavings used as beading, and string, straw, raffia, twine and raw cotton were transformed into embroidered tweeds, lattices and embellishments.

Models donned gauzy capes, and this season’s shoe silhouette, a cork wedge with a round toe as well as the show’s only jewelry – bees as broaches and single earrings. “Bees are disappearing” Lagerfeld said.

Cara Delevingne also made the news when she sat in the front row holding a dog in her lap. Choupette, Lagerfeld's Birman cat, was at the show too, in spirit at least, appearing as a picture inside Lagerfeld’s tiepin.