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Elie Saab, Fall 2014 Couture

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One of the most awaited, or better said, the most awaited collection of the haute-couture fashion week has arrived. The Lebanese designer Elie Saab who has turned the couture fashion shows into a royal feast for the eyes, has delivered yet again a breath-taking collection all of a piece with his signature alluring style.

Personally, I love the fall collections better than the spring ones because of the heavier, more opulent and royal looks displayed on the runway. Elie Saab has stuck to his successful formula once again – some may say that these gowns are becoming repetitive hence boring, however the designer doesn’t seem to show any interest in changing it. You know why? Because it’s working! I don’t know about you, but I love these collections just as they are. (more…)

Street Style Perfection @ The Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Weeks

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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…)

Valentin Yudashkin, Fall 2014 Collection

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Dear stylists, please let us see more of Mr. Yudashkin on the red carpet!

After taking my breath away with an utterly feminine SS2014 collection, Valentin Yudashkin easily made it to the top of my list of favorite designers.

Dropping out the full minimalist style for a more thorough sophistication, the Russian designer opted for embellished gowns and see-through fabrics. The collection exuded black elegance through all its pores, so, here and there, metallic accents and sheer white designs enlivened the runway. (more…)

Over-the-Knee Leather Boots @ Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Shows

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What do you think about over-the-knee boots? I personally have been quite on the fence about wearing a pair. And that’s mostly because they can come across as tacky. However, they can look incredibly chic if they’re paired with the right items. For the fall 2014-2015 collections, the designers have come up with a lot of variations, from the classic black leather boots, to the suede, patched or lace-up ones.  Here they are: (more…)

Valentino Couture F/W 2013, A Royal Wunderkammer

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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…)