PatriciaParisienne Presents: Maria Marigliano Caracciolo of Bags By M. | Book Clutches

The latest gem in Italian fashion is brought to you by Maria Marigliano Caracciolo. The Italian founder and young entrepreneur has created Bags By M., a line of stunning customized book clutches made with the finest leather and silk by traditional … Continue reading

Cara in Cannes

It’s Cannes season! Everyone who is anyone in the entertainment industry is in the South of France sunning themselves. The champagne is flowing, and cinematic legends are in the making. The film festival is also a time for the fashion … Continue reading

Best of the Costume Institute Met Ball 2013

It’s the year’s biggest red carpet event.

The Costume Institute exhibition at New York’s Metropolitan Museum designated 2013 as a tribute year to the punk era.  We saw a variety of interpretations of the theme, as well as some classic gowns from fashion’s biggest names. This year marked some stunning displays of fashion, some of which you can see below. How amazing would it be to attend this event? Hoping to see my invitation in the mail for next year… xx PatriciaParisienne

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Jessica Alba in Tory Burch

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Cara Delevingne in a Thakoon dress

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Gwen Stefani in Maison Martin Margiela cut-out gown and Fred Leighton jewels

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Paris Fashion Week 2013 – Louis Vuitton Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2013-2014 Collection

Femininity and the Fifties

This year’s Ready to Wear Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2013-2014 collection was unexpected.  While I adored this past fall’s pieces, what I saw on the models this Fashion Week was not what I was envisaging but still interesting to analyze. All of the models were sporting the same short black wig, only accentuating the sultry look of the collection’s pieces. Lingerie dresses were paired with tweed and boy-cut coats, creating the most chic walk of shame ensembles I have ever seen. As the models filed down the runway, there was a juxtaposition between a traditional notion of femininity and a non-conventional, borderline androgynous sense of it.

Below I included my favorite pieces for next season. The looks I posted pertain to the über feminine side of Marc Jacobs’ creations, which include soft, flattering tops and pencil skirts, as well as a fun halter number that shows a lighter side of the French fashion line.

What I loved about the show was the concept! The “grand hotel” theme was brilliant, with models coming out of different doors to march down the runway.  American designer Jacobs added a cheeky final hurrah to the show; he came out of the “hotel room” door wearing his menswear line pajamas, as if he was a hotel guest with the models.

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Actress Naomi Watts in Paris before the Louis Vuitton Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2013-2014 show

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Antoine Arnault, model and girlfriend Natalia Vodianova, and friend

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Louis Vuitton Paris Fashion Week 2013 ready to wear collection

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Photos courtesy of Vogue.fr and Oregonlive.com