Giambattista Valli | Paris Couture Week

Couture Week is off to a fantastic start in the French capital. Giambattista Valli’s ethereal designs have the internet positively buzzing. I’m in love with the beautiful silhouettes, as well as the flowery details, which are endlessly chic. To see … 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

Sunday Style Crush: Kate Hudson

I absolutely adore Kate Hudson.

I’ve been a fan of hers since Almost Famous, idolized her after How to Lose A Guy in Ten Days, and now just love seeing what she’s up to. I find her to be one of the most relatable stars, as well as one of the happiest.  Her sleek sense of style, along with an eye for color, only enhances her natural beauty. Her absolute best accessory is, of course, her beaming smile. J’adore!

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At the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball wearing Reem Acra in April 2013

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In the May 2013 edition of Elle UK wearing a Nina Ricci dress

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Dressed in Pucci at the 2010 SAG Awards in Los Angeles, California

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

Ralph Lauren Fall/Winter 2013-2014 Collection

Ralph Lauren DÉFILÉS PRÊT-À-PORTER AUTOMNE-HIVER 2013-2014 fall winter collection

Since the arrival of my Englishman, I’ve become a big fan of Ralph Lauren.  Vogue.com is one of my favorite sites, and I am SO happy I took a little break from my thesis work to check out their latest … Continue reading