Monday, 31 January 2011

CHANEL Spring/Summer 2011 Haute Couture


Marie Laurencin-Inspirations by CHANEL Spring/Summer 2011 Haute Couture - A tour de force would be to crass a description for a show of rose-tinted, shimmering delicacy - a palette of pinks and grays inspired by the pastel like watercolors of Marie Laurencin, who painted a portrait of Coco Chanel in the twenties. 

The top line is the new idea of wearing a tunic shape over a skinny pant, paired with flats. It gaves the models, in their satin slides and little boots, a gliding, graceful stride as they walked out in clothes whish, at times, had the simple air of T-shirt and jeans. Some of them were actually jeans: a pale pink double-breasted tweed jacket with black trim, worn over faded blue denims, a black chiffon scarf tied around the hips as a cash - a renewal of the classic democratic Chanel look of the eighties made completely desirable again.









 Portrait de Coco Chanel by Marie Laurencin
























 
Needless to say, all this reality chic comes with an off-the-scale quotient of luxe. As Lagerfeld said after the show, the structure of almost every piece is made "pearl by pearl, thread by thread".

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Photo Credit: The House of CHANEL





Saturday, 29 January 2011

Pearl by Pearl ... CHANEL Spring 2011 Haute Couture



First impressions of CHANEL's  Spring/Summer 2011 Haute Couture collection ... 

People often wonder what makes fashion people cry at shows a little absurd to shed an involuntary tear over clothes, no? Well, here’s the answer: That eye-stinging response only comes once in a blue moon, when a designer manages to move the hearts and minds of women on at least two levels. A surpassing vision of unattainable beauty is a prerequisite; add a practical inspiration which can be translated into everyday wear and we’ll be so grateful, we’re gone.






Suffice to say that’s why there was a deal of surreptitious mascara-dabbing going on as the audience blinked out into the gray light of the rainy Rue Cambon after seeing Karl Lagerfelds superb couture collection presentation view days ago. A tour de force would be too crass a description for a show of such rose-tinted, shimmering delicacy a palette of pinks and grays inspired by the pastel-like watercolors of Marie Laurencin, who painted a portrait of Coco Chanel in the twenties. But the power was in the contemporary relevance of it: the way all the extravagant skills of the Chanel ateliers were translated into something both subtle and effortlessly down-to-earth in its inclusiveness of age, calibrations of occasion, different lengths, the whole lot.

The top line is the new idea of wearing a tunic shape over a skinny pant, paired with flats. It gave the models, in their satin slides and little boots, a gliding, graceful stride as they walked out in clothes which, at times, had the simple air of a T-shirt and jeans. Some of them were actually jeans: a pale pink double-breasted tweed jacket with a black trim, worn over faded blue denims, a black chiffon scarf tied around the hips as a sash a renewal of the classic democratic Chanel look of the eighties, made completely desirable again.

If that suggests a tilt towards youth and “street,” that isn’t quite accurate. There was romance, too, in the fluttering long skirts, but also in plenty of the chic and pared-down daywear in pink tailored dresses and light tweed suiting that will have grown-up wedding guests hammering at the doors. Needless to say, all this reality chic comes with an off-the-scale quotient of luxe. As Lagerfeld put it after the show, the structure of almost every piece is made “pearl by pearl, thread by thread.” It might sound silly, but close up, in the hand, the marvel of that alone is a sight to bring a tear to the eye.








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Photo Credit/Source: The House of CHANEL






Friday, 28 January 2011

Just To Take A Bite Of!


Finger Food and Pure Beauty

Just taking a little break from Paris Haute Couture et  Haute Joaillerie editorials, which will be added soonest to this fashion-blog,  I discovered in VOGUE Germany a delightsome photo series - Precious jewelery in delightful colours and shapes. - Mooth-watering, whilst arranged with some Toasts and Croissants (hopefully Parisian!) - just to take a bite of!

Highly romantic and extremly cool at once - if lesser is more - two wonderful silk dresses in a kind of deepened Sea-Blue - to plunge!
 









Source: VOGUE Germany, January 2011

'Finger Food' Photography by Christoph Rüttger
Haute Joaillerie by 
Henri J. Sillam, Tamara Comolli, Pomellato, 
Sévigné, Louis Vuitton

'Pure Beauty' Photography by Alexi Lubomirski
Silk dress by Rochas
Silk dress by Miu Miu



Wednesday, 26 January 2011

VIONNET Pre-Fall 2011/12

My favorite Pre-Fall 2011/12 collection - Vionnet

Researching new fashion influences and surfing through all those Paris haute couture collections, I discovered this  fabulous and very stylish line (non-haute couture!) - Vionnet by Rodolfo Paglialunga. I personally must say -
                             
                                "This Is Absolutely My Style!"





Bizarrely contradictory patchwork of references that it was a miracle the thing held together as well as it did. There was Navajo in the extravagant fringing and the jewelry, Old Hollywood glamour in a backless bronze lamé gown and slinky sequins, and a Baroque aspect to the feather print lifted from a fragment of foulard by the legendary Italian house Ratti. And weaving through the whole farrago were some of the signatures that Paglialunga has extracted from the long history of the house VIONNET: the square-cut shapes, the asymmetry, the pleating. Actually, it wasn't so much the designers stitched together his various fascinations: it was more like he dtawstrung and belted them to create shape and movement.. He claimed he was newly focused on daywear - hence the quilted bomber that was one of his favorite pieces. But the essence of VIONNET under Paglialunga remains an eccentric dressiness.






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                     Wow!!! This is just my look! 















































Source and Photo Credits by Vionnet



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