2013

Green Monochrome, Leila Yavari

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I love monochrome outfits, especially for the summer. Whether it’s a stylish suit or a loose blouse and flare pants, they are an irresistible combination to me.  Monochrome looks came strong last year – I remember writing a post about them, and they’re still around. That comes to no surprise since you can achieve such chic and effortless looks in an utterly simple manner. And, for summer, I’m thinking light fabrics and pastels…

Leila Yavari before the Theyskens Theory show, New York Fashion Week 2013 via asusual.us

This Year’s Crossover Skirts

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Altuzarra is perhaps one of the most representative brands for this trend bringing to the runway an entire collection of simple, checked, see-through, silver, gold or fringe skirts with thigh-high splits.  (more…)

30 Red Carpet Looks to Remember

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Hello everybody! I hope you all had a magic Christmas! Before putting an end to this year, it’s time to recap some of the most thrilling red-carpet appearances of 2013. Although I haven’t wrote about many of them as I gave up covering events, I have always kept an eye on the dresses these ladies have worn thorughout the year.

The most beloved designers were Elie Saab and Christian Dior. If I were to chose between them I’d go with Elie Saab mostly because of consistency. Although Dior has provided some beautiful gowns for the red carpet, I cannot get over the downturn it made in the last months. And this is how I get to the most disappointing brands lead also by Dior. The latest collections have not fulfilled my expectations and have sadly managed to transform Marion Cotillard from a red-carpet diva into a mediocre, if not disastrous, appearance.

Apart from the award ceremonies, a lot of beautiful gowns were delivered during promotional tours. I have included in this top some photocalls and TV shows as well. Enjoy!

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Valentino Couture F/W 2013, A Royal Wunderkammer

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Tomorrow it’s Christmas Eve and I was thinking about what I could write in order to be as great as this magical moment. Valentino has always provided an enchanting palette of artistic expression and visual delight, so when you take that and add a magnificent couture theme, the outcome is nothing but spectacular. After resembling the beautiful Dutch paintings for the fall 2013 collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have turned their attention towards a seventeenth and eighteenth-century tradition, the cabinet of curiosities. (more…)