Of all the Fashion Week’s to choose from, I’d have to follow my heart and go with Paris. There’s just something inventive and fresh about how the French do fashion. There’s an unspoken ease in the air that you just can’t get in New York or anywhere else. While some might try to emulate it; it’s unattainable. To put it in simpler terms; the French are just pros when it comes to couture. After all, some of the most iconic designers ascend from French roots. Christian Dior, Coco Chanel, Yves, Saint Laurent; all these incredibly talented people were all apart of the French Fashion Evolution. So it was no surprise that once Paris Fashion Week kicked off last week; every fashionista turned out in their best dressed ensemble. But it wasn’t just the designers who brought their A-game to the affair. Celebs turned up donning wondrous creations from different spring 2014 collections as well. Who knew Hollywood could be so stylish?
Fashion’s darling, Olivia Palermo simply glowed at the Dior fashion show in Paris this past week. The brunette beauty looked marvelous in a colorful ensemble from the brands 2014 spring collection. Thoughts?
I love it when I spot a new trend. It’s like receiving a gift for no apparent reason. One trend that seems to be popping up everywhere are pouches. They appeared to have taken the place of purses, and seem to be the new “It” clutch. It’s actually a relatively amazing idea considering us ladies aren’t too keen on tugging around large purses which tend to leave us in agony by the end of the day. Seen on runways such as Prabal Gurung, Kenzo and Rebecca Minkoff, these mid-size wonders are gaining praise rather quickly. With an array of colors and prints currently on the market; it’s hard not to fall in love with such an innovative creation. What are your thoughts. Should we make this trend stop or continue on?
It may be the start of fall but one look at Armani’s spring 2014 RTW collection, and it’s evidently apparent that spring is back in bloom. Models strode down the runway drenched head to toe in pastel hues, tropical prints, and menswear inspired pieces. It’s not entirely easy to mix the three together but Giorgio does it with such elegance and grace. Looking closely at the details of the collection, it’s difficult not to notice the South American and Hawaiian influences that bring the collection together. Soft, floral blossoms ooze from dresses and blouses while pastel plaids scatter along trousers and blazers. All that paired with watercolor patterns and it’s evidently clear to see why Giorgio is one of the top talents in the fashion industry. His name is universally known and for good reason. Giorgio understands what a woman wants to wear without being entirely over-the-top.
Sienna Miller stunned in this floral Dolce & Gabbana gown from the brand’s spring 2014 collection. The British actress wore the gown to a Global Fund affair in London, and paired the look with black black flats and a leopard clutch. The look was incredibly innovative and just goes to show that Ms. Miller is 100% a fashion idol..
In my own, personal opinion; there’s nothing sexier than a woman donning menswear apparel. Not only is it entirely refreshing and unexpected, but totally modern as well. This season, we’re starting to see a vast decrease in frilly dresses and skirts. Instead, we’re seeing a rapid spike in masculine silhouettes with a sensuous touch added. Designers such as Oliver Theyskens, Phillip Lim, and Helmut Lang all featured the trend in their Spring 2014 collections which received many praises. Models strode down the runway in oversized blazers, pinstriped suits, and collared shirts tucked into cropped trousers and Bermuda shorts. In a world where woman are becoming breadwinners and successful business owners; it makes sense that they would want that sense of control to show in their apparel. What are your thoughts? Do you think this is trend that should disappear or stay awhile?
FROM LEFT: Leather Motorcycle Jacket-Mango $180, Golden Square Ring- Michael Kors $95, Chunky Turtlemeck- The Row $1,150, Tartan Trousers-Vivian Westwood $590, Debutante Blocked Portfolio Clutch-Henri Bendel $278, Matte and Patent-Leather Ankle Boots- Valentino $975