Valentino Couture F/W 2013, A Royal Wunderkammer


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…)

Favorite: Palmer//Harding AW13

palmer-harding-autumn-winter-2013-aw13-collection-23Palmer//Harding has created a delightful collection for the next autumn/fall 2013 season which I invite you to check out below. I love the simplicity of the garments, the use of black and white –  a classic contrast that never fails to satisfy me, and the modern, yet feminine vision this design duo has approached in the making of the collection. It’s always refreshing to see designers bringing the spotlight on the subtle and understated design.  Although young, this label has caught my eye from the beginning and I love following their work!

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Christophe Lemaire, Autumn-Winter 2013


Christophe Lemaire has easily become one of my favorite designers. This is why not only do I like  to follow his work for Hermès, but also the collections he creates for his own independent label. The autumn-winter collection is once again, the result of his interpretation of the universal grade-robe, a concept that he always approaches in his designs. It’s about giving functionality and elegance to the garment, creating a timeless piece that can surpass the trends by high class discretion and refinement. Here are my favorite looks:

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Maxime Simoëns Autumn/Winter 2013

I couldn’t have pictured a better way to start the weekend than with an alluring doze of top notch fashion talent. French designer, Maxime Simoens, has created a fashion world of his own after having graduated from the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne and pursued his love for design. The aesthetic he envisions for his creations has provided him with a spot on the Chamber of Parisian Couture union. About his work, ” Simoens prefers to work outside current trends, following his own vision and innovative style, which can best be defined as a mix of graphics and architecture. The subtle geometry of his silhouettes combines structure and fluidity. The precision of sleek lines reveals feminine sensuality and a modern yet timeless elegance.”

The AW13 collection is very easy to take to. Simoens revealed that his Fall ’13 range is “aquatic, slightly ‘glacé’ —frosted. It’s very structured and feminine. For this show, I really tried to get to the essence of my fashion DNA.”  I would love to see his work approached by personal stylists. The gowns are impeccable and would look so beautiful on the red carpet. Also, a lot of the outfits would work perfectly for movie promotional tours and press conferences. My favorite looks are: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.


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Charlotte Taylor Autumn/Winter ’12 Collection


The moonlight, the thrilling presence of a white owl and an empty seat are the main elements of the set the designer Charlotte Taylor chose for her fall ’12 collection presentation, a vision upon the Cornwall universe. As she mentions, the trip she took to this region inspired her to create a clothing line based on concepts such as the Cornish Tin Mines, Pirates and Smugglers or Gypsy Jazz.

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pictures: courtesy of Charlotte Taylor