A Chanel Couture Gallery

Instead of writing a detailed review about the Chanel Couture Fashion Show in Paris, I’m gonna sum it up in one sentence followed by an array of photographs from the collection itself. Sentence: It was one of the chicest, most pared-back collections yet; despite the 17oo’s bling and ’80s boy band references.

Photographs:

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Review: Dior Haute Couture Fall 2014

christian-dior-couture-fall-2014-04_165309718580Raf Simons presented a Dior couture collection where archival history was strongly present at Paris Couture Fashion Week. Think back to the court of Marie Antoinette with a glance at the early 1900’s; from embroidered silk frock coats to sweeping ball skirts, the line is fit for the modern-day princess.

The lightness of the ballet-length ball dresses wafted, including ones featuring panniers. The frock coats were worn over strict black trousers and tops. Even details of couture that can often feel like dead weight were lightly worn on the strictly icy pastel palette–from palest blush and hydrangea-green to powder blue.

Simons made it evident that he is determined to modernize and streamline the Dior client.

PicMonkey Collage

Summer Trend: The Little White Dress

lwd CollageThe “little black dress” is an iconic piece owned by every woman–ready for a moment’s notice. But this summer, there seems to be another shade in town which might be the perfect trade off; the little white dress. It’s lighter and fresher for the season–not to mention has become quite the red carpet favorite. From delicate lace to architectural folds, here are 10 of the chicest LWDs to hit the red carpet for a little inspiration.

Ladies in lace:

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Lily Aldridge in Valentino

Marion Cotillard in Dior

Marion Cotillard in Dior

Taylor Swift in Oscar de la Renta

Taylor Swift in Oscar de la Renta

The slip:

Karlie Kloss in Tome

Karlie Kloss in Tome

Nicola Peltz in Stella McCartney

Nicola Peltz in Stella McCartney

Swift movements:

Angelina Jolie-Pitt in Michael Kors

Angelina Jolie-Pitt in Michael Kors

Miranda Kerr in J. Mendel

Miranda Kerr in J. Mendel

Short and sweet:

Emma Roberts in Lanvin

Emma Roberts in Lanvin

Joan Smalls in Viktor & Rolf

Joan Smalls in Viktor & Rolf

Victoria Beckham in her own design

Victoria Beckham in her own design

Olivia Palermo ties the knot in Sweater and Shorts

enhanced-30057-1404061788-2Weddings; an occasion where the bride-to-be goes haywire over every little detail. From the flowers and cake to the decor for the venue and, of course, the dress! But Olivia Palermo decided to ditch the traditional number for something a little more comfortable (and chic!) for her big day.

She opted for three separates by Carolina Herrera–a cream cashmere sweater, white shorts, and a sheer satin and silk tulle skirt–in which she tied the knot with German model Johannes Huebl in a small ceremony in Bedford, New York this past weekend.

enhanced-27577-1404061979-5“We really wanted to keep this beautiful day very private and special to us and enjoyed the whole day with our family and two friends,” Palermo said in a post on her website.

And her “something blue”? A pair of Manolo Blahnik pumps. Can this be any more precious?

Fashion Haul: Top notch tops for summer

girls-shopping-istockhires3Summertime is the one season where I cut down on my shopping because a) it only lasts about three months here in Toronto, and b) I don’t like colour so why spend my limited funds on things I’ll probably never wear again. View Post