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.