Tag Archives: haute couture

Best Dressed Celebrities of the Week

10 Sep

SEPTEMBER 6 2012 – Kristen Stewart in a floral Zuhair Murad Couture autumn/winter 2012 dress and Jimmy Choo heels at the On The Road Toronto International Film Festival premiere.

SEPTEMBER 6 2012 – Marion Cotillard attended the premiere of Rust and Bone, held during the 2012 Toronto Film Festival, wearing a Christian Dior dress, jewels and cobalt shoes.

SEPTEMBER 6 2012 – Emma Watson wore a printed Peter Pilotto pre-spring/summer 13 short dress to the MTV Video Music Awards.

SEPTEMBER 6 2012 – Kate Bosworth in a black playsuit and ballet pumps for a day out in New York.

SEPTEMBER 6 2012 – Edie Campbell and Pixie Geldof at the Mulberry Fashion’s Night Out party in London.

SEPTEMBER 6 2012 – Alexa Chung was the night’s DJ at the Moschino FNO New York event and wore a black strapless dress by the fashion house for the occasion.

SEPTEMBER 6 2012 – Miranda Kerr wore an Erdem floral dress to a Fashion’s Night Out event celebrating her Kora Organics beauty collection.

SEPTEMBER 6 2012 – Portia Freeman and Tallulah Harlech attended the opening of the Kusama pop up at Selfridges. Portia wore Louis Vuitton Pre Fall 2012 emerald green trousers and a printed top and Tallulah wore a red spot printed trouser suit.

 

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Movie Premiers Red Carpet

6 Sep

Premiere of Anna Karenina September 4 2012

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Keira Knightley wore a Chanel Couture autumn/winter 2012-13 gown and Rupert Sanderson heels to the London premiere of Anna Karenina.

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Cara Delevingne wore a Burberry metallic dress to the London premiere of Anna Karenina.

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Laura Bailey in Chanel on the Anna Karenina red carpet.

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Sam Taylor Wood and Aaron Taylor-Johnson at the London premiere of Anna Karenina. The actor stars as Count Vronsky in the film.

 

 

Premiere of Bachelorette September 4 2012

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Kirsten Dunst in a Stella McCartney brocade short suit at the New York premiere of her new film, Bachelorette.

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Lizzy Caplan in a Halston cobalt leather dress at the Bachelorette premiere.

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Isla Fisher attended the premiere of Bachelorette wearing a Stella McCartney beaded dress.

 

 

Premiere of The Words September 4 2012

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Zoe Saldana wore an Elie Saab Couture gold beaded dress to the LA premiere of her new film, The Words.

 

 

Premiere of The Bourne Legacy September 2 2012

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Rachel Weisz attended the 38th Deauville Film Festival premiere of The Bourne Legacy wearing a Nina Ricci white tiered floor-length gown with Bulgari jewellery and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

Obsession of the day

6 Jul

Would you wear a designer backpack? My personal input towards back wear is neutral, reasons being that I have yet to spot something worthy of adding to my ever-changing wish list. Whoever initiated the backpack into a fashion accessory had a great concept, but fell short in making it practical. Most of the luxury designer selections out there arrive in petite form, incapable of holding much, and with excessive exterior pockets that appoint more of a décor role. But this backpack has it all… the name , the fame and the comfort to carry certain items with this unique form of a fashion statement.

The word is for the Quilting Bee!!!

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This brilliant yellow backpack evokes an early-’90s supermodel moment, but who’s to deny herself a little Linda-Christy-Naomi?

This Chanel Vintage backpack costs a handfull of  $2,995!!

Start saving now and visit shopbop.com for the most special backpack!!!

Vintage is New!!

5 Jul

Designers have shrugged off recession gloom with dreams of a more affluent era: Fifties USA!!!

Think glossy leathers buffed to a Cadillac sheen – skirts got the wet-look treatment at Marc Jacobs and Proenza Schouler, while Valentino’s lipstick red coat conjured classic car glamour.

Prim plaids, from pastel checks to classic tablecloth ginghams, brought a prim and preppy air to Jil Sander and Rochas, while Prada’s muscle-car print is the motif to covet.

For those who can – a bare midriff will show off those cheerleaders abs. But bare in mind, a mere glimpse is enough.

Finally, the only accessory you need to complete your look is a pair of cat’s eye sunglasses for a perfect hit of retro Americana.

 

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Prada

 

 

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Bottega Veneta

 

 

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Rochas

 

 

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Nina Ricci

 

 

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Marc Jacobs

 

 

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Versace

 

So the basics for Vintage Americana…

  • Miuccia Prada provided the trend’s most covetable motif with Prada’s cartoon cars. Don’t be surprised if flame-backed heels and cadillac-adorned clutches race to the top of your new season wish list.
  • Don’t balk at the idea of exposing your midriff. Waistbands are high this season, so the focus is on the skinniest part of the waist and no one said you had to bare all – a mere glimpse is enough.
  • Cat’s-eye sunglasses in multiple shades and colours provide the perfect finishing touch – look to Bottega Veneta, Rochas and Nina Ricci.

Obsession of the YEAR

5 Jul

Since my previous obsession were Cinderella-like pumps it’s time to introduce the real Cinderella pumps by Christian Louboutin!!!

Just call Christian Louboutin Prince Charming. The French footwear designer is known for his dreamy heels, like the ones seen on Emma Stone in the picture below. So it’s no surprise that he was chosen by Walt Disney to construct a glass slipper-inspired shoe to create buzz around the fall release of the Cinderella Diamond Edition Blu-ray disc.

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The sparkly, white lace pumps with Swarovski crystal-encrusted heels sit atop a red cushion, and of course, have the brand’s signature ruby underside.

“Cinderella is not only an iconic character when it comes to beauty, grace, and fairytale love, but also shoes,” Louboutin told WWD. “Her character and her story dictated the design to me, it was all there in the pages and the words of this tale.”

Want to hear more from him about the princess heels? Louboutin appears in a short Disney skit, in which he plays a cobbler who is helped by friendly animals to finish Cinderella’s footwear against a racing clock.

There’s been no word yet on exactly how much these glass pumps will cost, but considering his shoes are often priced in the thousands you might want to start saving up right now. Or you could just simply make a wish to your fairy godmother. Whatever works…

Balenciaga 2013 Resort Collection

4 Jul

Welcome to fashion on an international stage. Today, my focus is shifted to one of those collections where the hype and expectation may exceed the end result. The collection is Balenciaga 2013 Resort and the designer is Nicolas Ghesquiere.

This collection looks like it was inspired by costumes done for a ballet. They reflect the esthetic that was popular at the time especially when it came to costuming. Note the fluidity and color scheme which are applied to this collection and note that these are not hallmarks of the brand then or now.

Mr. Ghesquiere is, of course a media and design darling, who if of that blah blah blah school of fashion as well as the shock value school. He is known for his use of techno fabrics and fashion victim shoes and for the incongruous product that he turns out under the name of Balenciaga. For resort, the product line up is pitch perfect in its adherence to “his” vision for the brand with very few hints of the great master.

I found this collection to be somewhat more approachable by way of the draping and color palette. But comfort is an other matter… For example the so called scuba fabric that is sued to construct the exaggerated ruffles, sleeves and jacket shapes will surely prove to be sauna like hot to wear so in other words. Mr. Ghesquiere’s Balenciaga woman will suffer and sweat for her fashion allegiance! Clothes are meant to be worn and not displayed so comfort might be a good consideration to take into account.

As in the case of Marc Jacobs, one must consider the extraordinary cost of these garments and the limiting appeal on every level. These clothes are not giving retail the boost it needs to sell clothes.

But on appearance account I found this garments to be absolutely perfect and one of my most adored resort collections of 2013…

Here is a glimpse of the Balenciaga 2013 Resort Collection…

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For more visit www.balenciaga.com/en_US/

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