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Another Side of an Artist: Constantin Brâncuși, the designer

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We all know Constantin Brâncuși as one of the most important sculptors of the 21st century who had a grand contribution in developing the aesthetics of modern sculpture, but today I want to approach his work differently and talk about Constantin Brâncuși, the designer. Who would’ve thought that the very talented Romanian artist had his contribution to the world of fashion too? In a small amount, it’s true, but taking into consideration who we are talking about, I think it’s worth mentioning it. So, what did artistic clothing looked like in the early 20s? (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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Berenice Bejo, “Le Passe” Premiere

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Berenice Bejo stepped out for the premiere of “Le Passe” on the 3rd day of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. The beautiful French actress wore a breath-taking Alexis Mabelle Couture dress. What I like the most about this look is the balance between the top and the bottom, as the utterly feminine and fairylike lace of the skirt is perfectly toned down by the masculine blazer.berenice-bejo-le-passe-premiere-2012-cannes-film-festival-dress-alexis-mabille-couture-red-carpet-2

pictures via zimbio.com

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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all photos via maximesimoens.com

The Martin Grant Coats, Fall 2013

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Martin Grant‘s fall 2013 coats have impressed me deeply! Oh, well, I am such a fool for minimalism, I just can’t stand a chance in front of a well-executed collection. The Australian designer’s high quality coats were, from my point of view, the apex of this collection. Timeless silhouettes portrayed the ideal French charm while the simple tailoring denoted sheer elegance and functionality in the same time. Although the designer approaches very geometrical and sharp aesthetics, he manages to give the audience a feminine and truly captivating collection.

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