Café Kitsuné

There’s nothing lovelier than a pause café with friends on a sunny Friday afternoon.  Hana, Faye, and I met for a coffee at the trendy Café Kitsuné in the 1e arrondissement. One of the hubs of Paris Fashion Week craziness, the cafe was … Continue reading

3 Reasons to Visit Paris in March

The Tuileries on March 1, 2014

I can’t believe it’s already March already! But it’s all right, because there is so much to do this month. The half marathon kicked it all off.  Here are my three reasons to visit Paris in March: 1. I am most excited for Sinfonietta … Continue reading

Back in Paris & Back to Business | 7 Things to Get Excited about in Paris this Fall

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Hello hello! Summer was amazing! I loved all of the traveling (more on that in future posts), but I am so happy to be back in Paris! It’s September 24, which means we are officially into a new season. I love … Continue reading

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 rtw

Louis Vuitton Paris Fashion Week 2013 ready to wear collection

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Photos courtesy of Vogue.fr and Oregonlive.com