Thursday, 31 July 2014

Andrea's Côte d'Azur Diary | Hôtel du Cap-Eden Roc



Dear lovely readers, after presenting you the last 3 weeks wonderful Paris Haute Couture insights for Fall/Winter '14/15,  now I'd like to offer you some of my personal impressions from my stay at the Côte d'Azur last month. My husband and I, we spend 10 amazing days in a little paradise named 'Toile Blanche', Hotel & Restaurant, 826 Chemin de la Pounchouniere, 06570 Saint-Paul-de-Vence.

"As we drove towards our destination through the rolling hills above the Côte d'Azur, down tiny tractor-filled country lanes, it was clear that this was to be a weekend for leaving city life far, far behind. Despite being a mere 15 minutes from Nice airport, we managed to get completely lost in the rural landscape; the countryside was so pcturesque we were only too happy to take the scenic route. Eventually we found what we were looking for - a beautifully restored 300-year old house, finished in Provence's signature honey-coloured render. We were greeted at Toile Blanche by the charming Leroy Family who, like setting itself, had a calm and gentle air." Mr. & Mrs. Smith

... Personally speaking, I really must admitt, that's true! And more beautiful insights of this boutique hotel you'll receive soonest.

From this little paradise, Horst and I, we daily moved to other wonderful locations, like Cap d'Antibes, Cannes, Nizza, Monaco and Menton. Surfing through my 1.300 pictures which I took in those days, I'd like to present you a nice holiday feeling out of my French Riviera diary, starting here with 1st insights of the famous Hotel du Cap-Eden Roc, Cap d'Antibes.

Enjoy! LoL, Andrea  















Always amazing is the most luxury, but very relaxed stay at the Bar Eden Roc piscine/terrace, whilst having a little glas of rosé ... you can relish a great view on the French Riviera and having a wonderful sunny lunch!

Les Cocktail Classiques, que mois personellement j'aime le plus: Emblematic cocktail of the Hotel du Cap-Eden Roc is the famous 'Bellini'. The Bellini was created by Giuseppe Cipriani in the famous Harry's Bar in Venice. A delicious blend of fresh peach and Champagne. This cocktail was designed in 1948 and named in honor of the Venetian painter Giovanni Bellini. (€ 34,00)


La Vie En Rose - Variant of the Bellini, la Vie En Rose is composed of crushed fresh raspberries, Champagne and a desh of raspberry liqueur. Created in tribute to Edith Piaf, this cocktail will make your party sparkle! (€ 34,00)











Photos: Courtesy of ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories
and via Instagram @andreajankeofficial by ANDREA JANKE


Hotel du Cap-Eden Roc, Cap d'Antibes
Boulevard JF Kennedy, BP 29
06601 Antibes
Fon +33 (0) 493 61 39 01
www.hotel-du-cap-eden-roc.com


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Maison Martin Margiela Autumn/Winter 2014/15 'Artisanal' Haute Couture fashion show, hosted at Espace Yves Toudic, July 9, 2014. - One connecting theme has come out of Paris this month the way major designers have been going back over the history of haute couture: for example, both Raf Simons at Christian Dior and Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel wended their ways back to eighteenth-century court dress, and returned with reinterpretations exquisitely remade for modern princesses.







Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Paris Haute Couture | Maison Margiela Fall 2014 Couture


Maison Martin Margiela Autumn/Winter 2014/15 'Artisanal' Haute Couture fashion show, hosted at Espace Yves Toudic, July 9, 2014. - One connecting theme has come out of Paris this month the way major designers have been going back over the history of haute couture: for example, both Raf Simons at Christian Dior and Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel wended their ways back to eighteenth-century court dress, and returned with reinterpretations exquisitely remade for modern princesses. Amusingly, this puts Maison Martin Margiela in a plum position this season, since this house was actually founded on the repurposing and reframing of old, vintage, historical things (often including trash) in cool, wearable ways. 

Discover the MMM Fall/Winter '14/15 Haute Couture show at the end of this post!  

LoL, Andrea 





The audience at the Margiela “Artisanal” show was not given a reproduction of the work of the seminal Parisian couturier Paul Poiret, but confronted by a piece of the actual thing, a beautiful faded brocade vest whose provenance was explained in the program as “Probably part of a costume for an Oriental party given by Denise and Paul Poiret ...” It dates from about 1910, and with forensically transparent accuracy, is noted to have been bought this year in an auction at Drouot in Paris Lot 26, to be precise. Without a glance at the notes, however, it was the one thing in the collection the women in the room craned their necks to look at and (you can feel these things in the moment) envied most.

Still, that one piece opens up yet another maze of questions and contradictions. Margiela’s “Artisanal” line isn’t officially haute couture at all. Martin Margiela, when he was operating in the nineties, was interested only in elevating cheap, available flea-market items and transforming them into clothes for an egalitarian intelligentsia who enjoyed his antiestablishment subtexts and subtle jokes about fashion. The way Margiela patched in the past was fully in the French “bricolage” tradition a rough-edged method which was termed “deconstruction” in the nineties. As excellent as it always was, the whole point was the way it was calculated to be outsider; deliberately the kind of clothing rich people would never want or understand.







The baton has now been passed to a younger team, which is operating in a new commerical reality more than twenty years after Margiela began. Probably their customers now are members of the art world the women who dress to stand out as avant-garde as they negotiate multimillion-dollar transactions in the gallery booths of Miami Art Basel and the Frieze fairs in London and New York. Against that particular social backdrop, this collection makes complete sense. It still looks rough and ready. It is composed of mad things like defunct coins as embroidery, and vintage late forties Japanese souvenir bomber jackets. In 2014, there’s a whole new type of supermoneyed art and music people in the world who value cool over convention. And maybe, they’ll be looking here.





















 


Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories

Poto Credit / Source: The House of Maison Martin Margiela


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'Paris Haute Couture | ARMANI Privé Fall 2014 Couture'
Sophia Loren sat down next to Jared Leto at the center of the VIP section, wearing a red crystal-embroidered dress engineered over her still-impressive curves. Just down the row was little Chloë Moretz, wearing a cloudy gray chiffon top, also sparkling with crystals. Who knows how deliberately these things are orchestrated, but by coincidence or not, they were about to watch an Armani Privé collection entitled 'D’une Boîte Laquée' for fall which was entirely in black, white, and red. “Three basic colors, tone on tone,” Mr. Armani said.







Saturday, 26 July 2014

"Coco Coach" by CHANEL F/W 2014/15 Ad-Campaign


Making Of the CHANEL Fall/Winter 2014/15 Ad-Campaign "Coco Coach" featuring Cara Delevingne & Binx Walton

Cara Delevingne and Binx Walton provide a lesson in chic, in the new CHANEL campaign shot by Karl Lagerfeld in an industrial hangar. The girls play off-duty athletes in pieces from the Fall/Winter 2014/15 ready-to-wear collection, available in September. In the meantime, we take you behind the scenes on the Coach Coco campaign.

Discover the entire campaign, the making of video and some more wonderful backstage impression of the show! LoL, Andrea 




CHANEL Fall/Winter '14/15 RTW Backstage















 










Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories 

Photo Credit/Source: The House of CHANEL




Chanel Shopping Center provided the backdrop for Chanel’s 2014/15 Fall/Winter Ready-To-Wear collection. The sprawling supermarket, constructed for the occasion beneath the glass roof of the Grand Palais, made for a tongue-in-cheek setting that evoked the consumerist culture imagery of Pop Art as well as the concept of easy everyday luxury. Discover the entire collection & runway show here.



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After the breathtakingly spectacular environments that Karl Lagerfeld has conceived for CHANEL Couture in recent years who could forget the Chateau de Versailles, the enchanted Mediterranean forest, the derelict antebellum theater (not to mention the CHANEL supermarket for this fall’s ready to wear!) this season’s set was a palate cleanser. And rightly so: All the focus was on the superb clothes, each one a miracle of construction, workmanship, and sophisticated embellishment.
“Le Corbusier goes to Versailles!” Karl pronounced. “Modernity with baroque elements!” 

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