Thursday, 31 May 2012

Resort 2013 Collection | ERDEM

At one end of London, there was her Majesty the Queen, opening the Chelsea Flower Show for the delectation of fanatical followers of sweet peas, irises, and dahlias (currently contenders as top fashion favorites in the horti-universe, please note). And at the other end, in a prettily decrepit house in far-flung Dalston, there was Erdem Moralioglu, arranging his own floral display for resort, a truly delightful bouquet of clothes, inspired, at least in part, by the Queen herself. “Yes, there she is!” he said, gesticulating to an image of HM, in one of her bright pink (call it a sort of azalea) coats, opening something else or other recently.

Consciousness of the Queen and her splendidly unchanging stately style, those edge-to-edge tweed coats; her unmissable bright-pastel palette is creeping into all sorts of places at the moment. On Erdem’s pinboard, she’s been sharing space with his research photographs of Upper East Side ladies, posing neatly on their upholstered sofas and armchairs, and Amish women, in their long, modestly cut dresses. “We’ve had a big quilting bee at the House of Erdem recently,” he laughed. “There’s a lot of patchwork and embroidery going on. I don’t really know what you’d call it Old Lady meets Amish? But what I want to show is how someone can wear it in a serious,  grown-up way, and how someone else can do it in a bonkers young way, too.”

When you really start looking at how he’s cultivating that age-spanning appeal, it’s clever. This resort collection (only his second) has grown to a hundred pieces, which now encompasses printed shirts, trousers, knits, and bathing suits, as well as his more familiar signature cocktail dresses and coats. Within the floral schemes there are vivid, on-the-edge-of-mad patchworks, the hexagons fashioned into stiff A-line, high-waisted skirts or made into coats, or inserted into the midsections of fitted dresses. But there’s also a lot of trompe l’oeil trickery going on in the separates—little lace-collared T-shirts and sweaters whose patterns will merge with the one on, say, a printed silk pencil skirt; joined up, it might look like a dress, but you have two parts to play with in different ways.

Perhaps a bigger breakthrough, here, however, is the way Erdem is beginning to branch out into a new softness. The pair of long, slim georgette dresses with fluttery bias-cut inserts hidden in the skirts (slightly thirties, perhaps, yet far from literally vintage-looking) make a stunning, fresh alternative to his use of stiffer, structured fabrics. The best, you might say, of the bunch.

Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories 

Photo Credit/Source: © VOGUE
Photography by © Boo George

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

CHANEL | Making Of The Paris-Bombay Campaign

For the second year running Chanel has taken up residence at Hôtel Mistralée, a two minute walk from the Place des Lices and the Old Port. Until October the sumptuous interior of this 19th century manor house has been transformed to create a contemporary décor. The "Paris-Bombay 2012 Métiers D'Art Collection" and 2012 Spring-Summer collections are displayed throughout the house, in the magnificent private gardens and by the swimming pool, juxtaposing the opulence of the house with modernity and boldness ...

Enjoy CHANEL 'Paris-Bombay' 2012 Métiers D'Art Fashion Show at the end of this post! LoL, Andrea 

Karl about CHANEL's 'Paris-Bombay' 2012 Métiers D'Art Collection: “We’ve had Paris-London, we’ve had Paris-Shanghai, so it felt like time to go off the circuit, to somewhere less expected,” said Karl Lagerfeld after Chanel’s Métiers d’Art show, entitled Paris-Bombay. “And Coco [Chanel] loved Indian jewelry. But it’s not a cheap tourist tour of India! It was sophisticated!” Indeed it was Karl.

  Find CHANEL 'Paris-Bombay' Métiers D'Art Collection at
From April 28th to October 7th 2012
10am-1.30pm / 3.30pm-8pm (4.30pm-9pm in July and August)
1, avenue du Général Leclerc
83990 Saint-Tropez

Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories

Photo Credit/Source: CHANEL
Photography by Karl Lagerfeld

Monday, 28 May 2012

Rivières De Diamants at 65th Cannes Film Festival

Diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, rubies, and archive pieces from some of the biggest houses on the Place Vendôme: I bring you the best jewelry from the 65th Cannes Film Festival.

Each year at the Cannes Film Festival, Chopard unveils the new models in its High Jewellery Red Carpet collection. These unique creations draw inspiration from the women who partake in the famous "mounting the steps" ritual, as well as gracing red carpets and magazines the world over. I offer you here a glimpse of the moments before walking the red carpet and during a photo shoot, where the Red Carpet collection finds itself in the spotlight ...

Enjoy the video 'Behind The Scene - The Red Carpet collection in the spotlight' by Chopard at the end of this post! LoL, Andrea

 Liu Wen chose custom-made white gold earrings set with tourmaline, diamond, sapphires and spinelles from the Chopard Red Carpet 2012 collection for the Love red carpet

Bianca Balti chose yellow gold, diamond and amethyst Exquises Confidences 
earrings by Boucheron for the Lawless red carpet

Jury member Diane Krueger accessorized with the Cypris ring and earrings by Boucheron in white gold, set with diamonds, black sapphires and rubies, and a Jaeger-LeCoultre heritage bracelet watch

 On the Madagascar 3 red carpet, Jessica Chastain accessorized her  
Armani dress with pink and yellow gold diamond earrings by Chopard

Natasha Poly wears the Louise gold, diamond and emerald earrings 
by Boucheron for the Cosmopolis red carpet screening

Kirsten Dunst wore a Dolce & Gabbana floral headband 
for the On the Road photocall

Diane Krueger in the Nérée earrings by Repossi and a Jason Wu dress, 
at Sean Penn's charity event for Haïti

Natash Poly wore De Grisogono earrings with a Gucci  
dress for the Madagascar 3 screening

 Lily Cole in a diamond necklace by Chopard on the Cosmopolis red carpet

Salma Hayek-Pinault wore a diamond and sapphire necklace made in 1944 from the Boucheron archive, to the Vanity Fair & Gucci party

 Lancôme model Hanaa Ben Abdesslem in a colored diamond and pearl choker by De Grisogono at a photocall of the label

 Anja Rubik in diamond earrings and a ring by Chopard 
for the Chopard Mystère party

Pink gold, diamond and sapphire earrings from the L'Ame Du Voyage collection by Louis Vuitton, for Kirsten Dunst

 Marion Cotillard wore an 18 carat white gold and diamond necklace as hair jewelry by Chopard for the Rust and Bone screening

 Virginie Ledoyen chose the Serpent diamond necklace by Boucheron 
to the Rust and Bone premiere

 Naomi Watts in a diamond and white gold necklace by Chopard 
at the Madagascar 3 screening

 Irina Shayk in pink gold and diamond bracelet and earrings by De Grisogono for the Killing Them Softly red carpet

 Eva Longoria wore Damiani's Belle Epoque diamond earrings at the Rust and Bone screening

 Mode Erin Wasson wore a striking diamond and white gold necklace by Chopard for the Chopard Mystère party

 Du Juan at the Madagascar 3 screening, in a diamond and pink gold ring 
and bracelet from the Princesse Grace de Monaco, Pétales Entrelacés collection by Montblanc, and 4810 pink gold earrings

 On the red carpet for Love, Isabelle Huppert wore  
Chopard earrings and cuff

 Zhou Xun in white gold and diamond Camélia Brodé earrings 
and a Dentelle de Camélia cuff by Chanel Joaillerie

 Inès de la Fressange in a Jaeger-LeCoultre heritage watch

 Kate Upton took to the red carpet in a grey gold and diamond necklace by Bulgari

 Virginie Ledoyen wore Chopard diamond earrings to the opening ceremony

 Eva Herzigova - the model and new face of Chopard in custom-designed   
Marilyn Monroe Chopard diamond earrings and necklace for 
the Cannes opening ceremony

Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories  

Photo credits: VOGUE Paris

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