fall 2013

Theyskens’ Theory FW13 Perfection

Olivier Theyskens did an amazing job with the Fall 2013 collection. When it comes to urban outfits, the designer has that special talent to make them comfortable and very chic at the same time. And it’s working on me! I love this collection from the first to the last look. The knitted pullovers, the voluminous jackets and the simple color palette define the perfect combination of functionality and style for the next season. There are so many desirable pieces, I could’ve just post the entire collection here, but I decided to go for the white pieces which seem to be one of my latest weaknesses – maybe it has something to do with the summery weather outside.

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pictures via style.com

A LA RUSSE Anastasia Romantsova, Fall 2013

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In a wintry decor, the beautiful Russian designer Anastastia Romantsova presented her Fall/Winter collection in Moscow after its display in Paris at the beginning of March. I could clearly see the endemic traits of her collection reflected in utterly feminine manners. The palette of nudes and pastels  contributed to the enchanting style and despited the winter-appropriate fabrics, they defined very serene and light looks. Head scarfs, Russian fur hats and classic coats underline once again the theme for this collection which is totally “a la russe”.

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pictures via vogue.ru

see full collection here

Très Chic, Hermès Fall 2013

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This is the part where I fall under the spell of one of the most prestigious Parisian houses, Hermès. This year’s fall 2013 collection is all about subtleness, elegance and functionality conjoined in the same concept, a concept that has led Christophe Lemaire, the creative director of the house, to lay out a collection of mystery. The designs portray the image of an international woman, “She could be Parisian, she could be from London, you don’t know”. I still haven’t decided what to like most in this collection: the understated black and white dresses, the chic suits, the high quality leather jackets, the perfectly tailored coats or the prestigious bags. Without any doubt, I can say that this is one of my top favorite fall collections. Here are my favorite  looks: (more…)

Dutch Inspiration, Valentino Fall 2013

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It was Dutch & Flemish painters’ work that represented a consistent source of inspiration for Valentino’s creative directors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli. Vermeer’s work, in particular, has been reflected in the aesthetic that the two designers have envisioned for this fall’s ready-to-wear collection. “Girl with the Pearl Earring”, for example, has been masterly interpreted and reproduced in very calm and serene looks, two attributes that Chiuri and Piccioli found in the Flemish masters’s work. The white collar – a representative element of the seventeenth-century Dutch fashion, the Delft pottery motifs, the velvet, the Dutch still life paintings, the neckline cuts, the one side braid hairstyle, the delicate and simple headbands, all merged into an outstanding well-executed collection. My favorite look is a black gown enlivened with floral motifs that is pure Valentino perfection. See it and more below:

Oh, by the way, even if you have already seen the film starring Scarlett Johanson as the girl with the pearl earring and Colin Firth as Johannes Vermeer, I wholeheartedly recommend you Tracy Chevalier‘s “Girl with the Pearl earringbook as well.

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Céline Perfection, Fall 2013

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Oh, Céline!

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!

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