2/28/2014

ART EXHIBIT. DRIES VAN NOTEN INSPIRATIONS.

 Creativity at its highest level is what Parisians and the rest of the world that passes by Paris starting March 1st till the end of August can find at Dries Van Noten's Inspirations art exhibit from Musee de la Mode et du Textile. Over 400 iconic pieces signed by the Belgian designer and other that have influenced his work, along with numerous photograph, musical references and videos are displayed at the museum located at 107 Rue de Rivoli, all reflection the universe so many of us look at and admire since Dries showcased his first collection in 1986.

2/27/2014

FALL. EXOTIC.

Dries Van Noten FW 14

Man sobriety finaly find its match at Dries Van Noten's most recent show. Exotic flowers and prints easy to spot on the catwalk confirned once again the trend that Fendi already decided to instal into our Fall 14 routine wardrobe. The destination is exotic, the reference is an old school classic. 

2/25/2014

FORM AND FUNCTION


At Alexander Wang, form and function go hand in hand. It you are not yet familiar with the designer's curation of personal items gathered in Objects Collections, you can now purchase and get obsessed with some of them, from the croc embossed rubber yoga mat to the shot glasses and pocket mirror.
Ultra simple and sleek, the must-haves are also available online along with other products from previous collections.

2/24/2014

THE SOPPING BUZZ

Valentino jumpsuit, Isabel Marant shoes matches, Saint Laurent belt, Casadei X Prabal Gurung shoes,
 Celine shades, Nina Ricci clutch, MMM bracelet, Repossi ring

The fisrt day of the week calls for some business related gold and black items. Effortless is the key word, Valentino and Nina Ricci are the names to be remembered for their appealing simplicity.

2/19/2014

FROM THE BOOKSHELF

Cahiers D'Art, Pablo Picasso par Christian Zervos

One of the most important reference to Pablo Picasso work, "The Zervos" has reborn. Published between 1932 and 1978, the catalog prepared by Cahiers d’art founder Christian Zervos in direct collaboration with Picasso includes over 16,000 images in thirty-three volumes. The historic set is now available again for preorder. More details right here.

2/17/2014

FUTURE PERFECT. THE DETAILS.

Hugo Boss, FW 14

Three key ingredients stood at the base of Hugo Boss's revolutionary FW 14 collection: Jason Wo (!), German rigor and menswear tailoring. The presidential designer at the helm of Boos took me by surprise but the way he mixed the enshrined ingredients... Well, he simply transformed an outdated fashion cocktail into a future perfect one. Details were polished to the bones, the footwear selection dictated the trend of the next season and the grown up elegance was more connected then ever to the label's DNA. 
The way Wu will stamp his signature at the fashion house, remains to bee seen on the following seasons.

LUXE PLAY(S)


HERMES is one Parisian label that does know how to play its cards right. Puzzling or not, the luxe plays these days and so does the brand. A new luxurious Samancarde game is at our disposal these days, on the company's online shop.

2/14/2014

PRABAL GURUNG S/S 14

Prabal Gurung S/S 2014

Who would have thought that a collection signed Prabal Gurung and inspired by Marylin Monroe will actually end up by being translated into one of the most burning adds of the season. If this was the actual way he decide to represent the modernized ideal/elegant woman, then I believe he could not have picked a better supermodel then the gorgeous Liya Kebede to translate his message. In the end, the overwhelming impression is that dressing has taken the lead once again at Prabal Gurung.

2/13/2014

DAYDREAMING

Marni Pre-Fall 2013 skirt MO, Lanvin necklace, Chloe handbag, Walter Steiger shoes

Anticipating what is about to come, on a quiet Wednesday evening is easy then you have in front of you a list with products from the finest boutiques in the world. As casual as these four items selected might seem, a feeling of true luxury emerges whenver I stop and look carefully over the impeccable finishes 
of the Chloe handbag or the defining design of this gorges Marni dress. It is like the stillness before the storm.
A brief moment in time when understated elegance feels more natural than ever, when you simply stop,
enjoy and think of the things that are about to come.

2/11/2014

ON MY WISHLIST


The topic today: the latest Vintage Hermes Collection from Heritage Auctions. 
The ultimate bag obsession: Hermes Calf Box leather Passe
Available at: MODA OPERANDI

FROM THE NEWSSTAND

PORTER @ Colette

PORTER's first issue is finally on the newsstands.Launched by the digital pioneer in the fashion industry, NET-A-PORTER, the fashion magazine dedicated to the stylish, intelligent woman of now wears a simple name but promises to deliver an authoritative global point of view and a bespoke curation of fashion, beauty, travel and culture in one luxurious glossy package.
For those who are not able to find it in stores, PORTER is available now at Colette.

2/10/2014

EAU ROSE. A LOVE STORY.

diptyque paris, EAU ROSE

diptyque paris payed tribute to the queen of flowers, the rose, and captured its majestic scent in its most recent collection, Eau Rose. The precious Centifolia and Damask rose that find themselves at the center of this collection are enlivened by bergamot and lychee, and warmed by musk, honey and cedar. 
This is a love story signed diptyque and translated in four mythical products: an eau de toilette, a moisturizing body lotion, a light hand lotion and a fragranced candle.
This February, the label's enchanting collection is available exclusively at Beautik Haute Pafumerie

TODAY'S INSPIRATION

2/07/2014

THE PRINTED MATTER

Giambattista Valli Leopard Jacquard Over Coat, Giambattista Valli Black Snake Jacquard T-shirt,
Heritage Auction Special Collection 23Cm Hermes Black Shiny Nilo Crocodile Medor Clutch, Christian Louboutin pumps, Giambattista Valli Ocelot Jacquard Pant

Spring is is the ear but so are the animal prints. The beautiful transition so smoothly made at Moda Operandi in the Pre-Fall 2014 Collection signed Giambattista Valli can leave anyone speechless. Here are my favorite wild at heart items matched with a striking Hermes clutch and a pair of dazzling Christian Louboutin pumps.

2/06/2014

ON MY WISHLIST

Nicholas Kerkwood, Pink Swarovski-Embellished Suede and Satin Sandals

2/05/2014

#IAMPORTER

#IAMPORTER

An Instagram frenzia has taken over the fashion community the moment PORTER Magazine released its App and a long wit it the "Are you PORTER" contest. Basically, from the moment you download the #iamporter App, you can be the PORTER Magazine cover girl. 
This has to be one of the most anticipated magazine in a looong time and there are only 3 days for it to hit the newsstands.

2/04/2014

THINKING SPRING


Acne Studios is determined to give a modern spin to the old trusted vanity case. They've covered the snake skin in Acetate, added a magnetic closure and still left some room for an iPad, an inner mirror and the usual everyday necessities.

2/03/2014

COLLECTOR FRANGRANCES


BYREDO recently decided to reinvent the classic symbol of love and devotion, the rose, combined its deep fragrance with a smokey woody note and placed it in a fragranced bottle. The Collector Edition is available in custom and hand painted glass and in a "XO" packaging.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: CHLOE - Spring-Summer 2014 Campaign - Why don't we ?