I eagerly waited to see how Phoebe Philo envisioned the Céline woman for the next fall/winter season. I couldn’t have been happier with the result: femininity and functionality merging into one. Structural silhouettes, geometric prints, a color palette screaming strength, rounded designs, voluminous coats, modern minimalistic jewelery pieces and jaw-dropping leather boots formed a very well-executed collection that defines the woman of modern times. I selected some of my favorite looks and you can see them below. Please let me add that those boots and coats are definitely something to crave for!
Last summer it was announced that Christian Dior Couture acquiredthe Vermont embroidery ateliers which were founded by Jean Guy Vermont in 1956. The next two haute couture shows that have followed, the fall 2012 show and the very recent spring 2013 one, have been a delightful expression of what these French ateliers master, which is the art of handmade embroidery. “Here, everything is done by hand, from the first drawing on tracing paper to the transformation of beads, sequins, silk and organza, for the embellishment of Raf Simons’ designs. The work is exceptionally minute, so that each thread, each sequin is in exactly the right place. Hands do everything”.The online Dior Magazine has published a collection of “behind the scene” pictures, close-ups of embroidery details and the process of sewing.
Based on a modern perspective of the couture concept, Raf Simons has created a collection that centers around the idea of flower-women .There are heavenly handmade dresses, corsets and jackets that abound in thorough embroidery detailing. In this case, the flowers, the sequins and the beans are a magical tool for the house’s creative designer who creates a fairy storylike atmosphere. The setting was carefully aligned to the positive and joyful theme by Bureau Betak.
Since it’s Sunday, I thought that the best way to start the morning is by having a delicious cup of coffee and a good read. This time I decided to go with photography, interior design photography to be more specific, as I am crazy about it. Here is a selection of Miguel Flores-Vianna‘s work, a talented Argentinian-born photographer whose work was featured in magazines as World of Interiors, Veranda, Elle Decor, Domino, C, and Architectural Digest.
When it comes to bags and shoes, Jil Sander is always on my list of favorites. Last time, I showed you my favorite pair of shoes from the spring 2012 collection which landed straight on the top of my wishlist. This time, I will show you my favorite fall 2012 high heels and bag. I am talking about this black pair of shoes that you can see above. I am lovin’ it! Not sure if it’s the general tendency I have been influenced by lately, but I have certainly paid more attention to black items than I normally do. And this elegant pair of high heels created by Raf Simons for his last Jil Sander collection can’t go by unnoticed. I like the structure, the subtle black and dark blue combination and the delicate strap around the ankle. As for the bag, I am crazy for simple designs, so you can understand why I love it!
PS: I am eagerly looking forward to seeing Raf Simons’ work for Dior. (pictures via style.com)