When it comes to haute-couture collections, I am most eager to see the Ralph & Russo one. I love the clean shapes, the sophisticated details, the late 50s inspiration, the impressive embroidery and the intricate lace. The white and pearled silver dresses donned effortlessly on the runway at the beginning of the show reminded me of Jackie Kennedy’s feminine style. The retro influences were then followed by ethereal gowns and dreamy silk or tulle dresses with gorgeous sweeping trains. See-thorough fabrics, floral appliques, beads and sequins completed the design of the dresses. The two designers played with volume and shapes, using asymmetrical skirts, impressive over-sized hats, sleeves and bows. Enjoy! (more…)
I’ve been going through street style pictures ever since the fashion weeks started hoping that I would eventually find something that would blow my mind. That did not happen, but I did gather some very beautiful pictures. Masculinity, minimalism, monochrome looks, functionality…these are the things that I was looking forward to seeing at the fashion weeks among the too-colorful-too-kitsch ensembles and thankfully I found them. Enjoy! (more…)
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli are an unbeatable duo! The talented designers manage to make me fall in love with this house a little bit more with every fashion show they put on. After being completely and irremediably in love with last year’s fall collection inspired by the beautiful Dutch paintings, I can’t stop feeling the same about the new fall 2014 one. The runway was vivid and colorful, yet strong and elegant. The designers incorporated a variety of style expressions, but still highlighted the core of this fashion house.
Minimalism blended with couture. A lot of the elements seen in the SS2014 couture collection were kept in. The sophisticated tulle and lace dresses were embroidered with floral motifs and see-through fabrics were decorated with little birds and butterflies. As I mentioned before, the show did not miss the minimalism. Simple, yet utterly feminine dresses completed the collection. (more…)
Another day in Cannes means another luscious premiere and, this time, the Golden Globe winner Jessica Chastain walked the red carpet for the premiere of “Cleopatra“. I know the beautiful actress opts for simple gowns a lot of the times, so I wasn’t surprised to see this look. She wore a sheer white Versace dress that was enlivened by a breath-taking necklace. I do like the dress, however the necklace doesn’t work for me in spite of its grateness. It is too heavy for such a delicate and feminine design. Her singature hairstyle completed the look.
On the second day at the Cannes Film Festival, Fan Bingbing attended the “Jeune & Jolie” premiere. Opting for an utterly feminine Elie Saab Couture dress, the beautiful actress looked effortlessly delightful. The key to this enchanting appearance is, of course, the charm of the Lebanese designer’s signature gowns which exude in femininity. I am not a fan of yellow gowns, but this classic embellished design has easily won a place on my list of favorite looks for tonight.