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…)
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…)
Andreea Diaconu is one of today’s top models and also one of my favorites. The Romanian beauty has walked the catwalk for the most important designers and it’s a common presence at the fashion weeks. Without a doubt she has what it takes to be successful in this business. Only recently vogue.fr published an article about Andreea’s top 20 Fall/Winter 2013 make-up looks.
I like to follow her work and her model-like street-style. Here are some of my favorite outfits she has been spotted wearing – most of them during the fashion weeks. To me one of her most memorable looks is the one Jason Jean captured for his blog, Citizen Couture, during the New York Spring/Summer fashion week.
set 1 Milan FW13 Fashion Week via tumblr.com & by Phil Oh via vogue.com | set 2 stefanofabbri.it & elle.com | set 3 New York FW13 Fashion Week via modelsjam.com | set 4 New York SS13 Fashion Week via citizencouture.com | set 5 Paris 2013 via modelsjam.com & swinging-paris.com | set 6 New York SS12 Fashion Week via tumblr.com & citizencouture.com | set 7 New York FW13 Fashion Week via modelsjam.com & hanneli.com | set 8 & 10 via ALTAMIRA | set 9 Paris Haute Couture AW12 by Vanessa Bruno | SET 11 tumblr.com | set 12 New York SS13 Fashion Week via thetastemakerblog.com & Milan Fashion Week by Diego Zuko for Harper’s Bazaar | set 13 Outside BCBG Max Azira show NYC via ALTAMIRA & fabfashionfix.com
I waited for all the fashion weeks to be over to finally write a post about the street style that was so very much awaited. Photographer Diego Zuko captured the aesthetic of the rainy and cloudy days that restrained the street style to a less colourful range of options. The most vividly in my mind still remain Miroslava Duma in her electirc blue suit and of course, the beautiful Ulyana Sergeenko who carries her signature style so effortlessly.
But, fur seemed to be what everybody opted for, whether it was the classic coat/jacket or smaller pieces such as hats or collars.
photos by Diego Zuko
see more on The Outsider Blog
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!