Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Backstage at 'Brasserie Gabrielle' by CHANEL F/W '15/16


The Fall/Winter 2015/16 Ready-to-Wear collection was unveiled within a bistro environment designed by Karl Lagerfeld which he named the "Brasserie Gabrielle". This larger-than-life "brasserie," an institution that has long embodied the Parisian lifestyle, was constructed inside the Grand Palais and perfectly conveyed the spirit of the collection.



The New Pearl Necklace by CHANEL


Using vocabulary that its creator deemed "very French," this "French Collection" reinterprets the wardrobe of a modern "bourgeoise," a woman who exudes Parisian chic and cosmopolitan culture, who could grace the streets of any major city around the world. The "new bourgeoise,” as dubbed by Karl Lagerfeld, is accessorized day to night in beige and black slingback shoes with a squared heel. This is the first time since the designer's arrival at Chanel that he has explored this iconic shoe, of which he revamped its proportions. All 97 models of the collection wore these two-tone shoes, which make the legs look thinner and bestow a woman with confidence.

The silhouettes ranged from extremely feminine to sometimes androgynous, in colors such as navy, gray and burgundy and in prints such as tartan or houndstooth. The common thread of the collection was Chanel's emblematic tweed, which was reinvented in the form of zipped or preciously buttoned up coatdresses trimmed with woven braid. It also manifested in pencil skirts cut just below the knee or at calf-length, elegant suit-jackets and large wool coats, in jackets “à berthe” or with large collars, and in flowing skirts. The subtly flared silhouettes were fitted at the waist with a skinny belt. Urban and all about comfort, the elegant models wore bomber jackets whose fronts were reminiscent of a Chanel jacket, skirt suits or quilted coats, and embroidered parkas elevated to the status of an evening coat. Knit was omnipresent in both sporty and sophisticated styles with jacquard print sweaters paired with tweed skirts, oversized off-the-shoulder sweaters, elegant two-toned A-line dresses and long evening gowns.









Very striking, more androgynous silhouettes passed by in short box coats that revealed white shirts and plastrons, as well as long grosgrain-belted aprons tied nonchalantly around the waist. These simultaneously seductive yet casual aprons were paired with jeans, slim-cut leather pants or tweed dresses in the style of a neo three-piece suit. For evening, the looks were elegant and vibrant, including little black chiffon dresses, a trompe-l’œil two-piece suit with a bow tie and brilliant details inspired by folded brasserie napkins, transparent and layered effects, lace skirts and dresses, and spectacular skirts painted with feathers paired with woolen cardigans that revealed maxi sleeves also with feathers.

 Discover the CHANEL F/W '15/16 RTW full-fashion show at the end of this post!  

LoL, Andrea 










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Photos by Benoit Peverelli & Olivier Saillant


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Karl Lagerfeld set his Chanel collection in that most quintessential of Parisian settings: a bistro and café that he playfully named 'Brasserie Gabrielle', complete with waiters serving croissants and coffee at the bar to the fashion show’s guests, and classic flower arrangements of palm fronds and beetroot red flowers.
Cuisine traditionnelle,” he joked during fittings in his frenetic studio on the Rue Cambon, the day before the show. “More French you cannot get. It’s a French collection,” Karl added, “because I’m against French-bashing.”


 'Brasserie Gabrielle' by CHANEL
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Monday, 27 April 2015

Contemporary Fashion by GUCCI F/W '15/16


Long, dark hair, black turtleneck, a few strands of hippy-boho necklaces, and a beard: introducing Alessandro Michele, the new creative director at Gucci, a man on a mission to youth-ify the brand. No high heels. No disco beat. No red carpet dressing. With one fell gesture of a fur-lined, bedroom slipper–like, backless loafer, he swept all that off the runway. His set even hinted at an urge take a step beyond the runway and into reality it was designed to evoke a subway tunnel. “Contemporary fashion,” he said “is something that can happen on the street.” Say again? No sexiness? He shook his head, smiling. “No! Sensuality is what’s inside.”





What’s inside Michele himself is a feeling for fresh-faced, virtually makeup-free girls in glasses wearing A-line, pleated, leather midi skirts, vintage-genre silk dresses, and fluttery floral chiffons. He is also interested in androgyny or, in the new buzz-phrase, “gender-neutrality.” Girls who looked like boys wore shirts and boy-cut pants, and boys who looked like girls sported pussycat bow blouses. It is certainly the first time in recorded history that a knitted crochet bobble hat has ever been worn on a Gucci women’s runway. Say what you like, it’s impossible to be sexy in a bobble hat.

What this turnabout will mean for Gucci as a brand will only be seen much further down the road. Michele may have been working here as a designer for twelve years, but since he was appointed to succeed Frida Giannini, he’s only had a matter of weeks to assemble this statement of intent. He says it’s a personal one: “I know the Gucci archive better than my own flat! But this is my own language, and I cannot do anything else.”



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It’s potentially a momentous break with the past. Ever since Gianni Versace and Giorgio Armani faced each other off in the eighties, Italian fashion has been divided into two camps hot-and-sexy on the one side, intellectual reserve on the other. It’s a pattern which has cascaded down the decades: Miuccia Prada and Marni in the “eccentric” corner, Tom Ford going hell for leather with Sex in the Nineties. And just lately, the pattern is repeated yet again, with the rise of a new nightclubbing Italian tendency upheld by the likes of Fausto Puglisi and Anthony Vaccarello at Versus Versace. And strangely, with this collection Michele seems as if he’s leading Gucci across the floor in the opposite direction. Is this shaping up to be a momentous break with the past?

Discover the GUCCI Fall/Winter 2015/16 runway show and take a view below for my 'Mother's Day' shopping suggestions of GUCCI! Love, Andrea






Enjoy my 2nd selections of perfect gifts by 
GUCCI for Mother's Day, 10th May!

Giannini’s spring collection went into that era, rinsed it clean of eau-de-Glastonbury, and polished it up, Italian style. She described it as “an evolution from fall” a sensible decision, because that’s when she introduced sixties A-line silhouettes, which have obviously done well for the brand. Continuity and clarity are underrated virtues in a time of so much confusing, forgettable change. There’s a comfort in knowing what a label’s for, and Giannini is not afraid of keeping her messages simple, direct, and commercial.



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GUCCI springtime sunglasses: ultra light frames and retro round lenses,
take a view at the entire collection here on gucci.com online-store



The sandal of the Spring/Summer 2015 runway. Discover the entire collection
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For Frida Giannini’s penultimate collection for Gucci, the designer looked to a boyish glamour synonymous with a certain swath of the seventies: lean, tailored suiting in tweed, herringbone, and geometric jacquard, sharp and smart wool mélange blazers, and trousers coming cuffed and low-waisted or long and oversize, and all paired with tricolor python or leather pointed toe brogues, both heeled and flat.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

GUCCI Gift Guide for Mother's Day

Beauty, Accessories, Sunglasses by GUCCI - Enjoy my 1st selection of perfect gifts for Mother's Day, May 10th, GUCCI will deliver express with free shipping!

The new Spring/Summer 2015 Gucci Cosmetics Color Collection features “Agate” a bold jewel toned eye shadow duo, tempered by “Cipria," a delicate pink lipstick. The perfect gift for Mother's Day, to shop please visit gucci.com.



My selection of some more great GUCCI Beauty products
to shop, please click the highlighted links here below!



GUCCI Interlocking - The new collection of shoulder bags,
available now in GUCCI stores & here on gucci.com online-store




GUCCI Havana Sunglasses

A private pool party, an unexpected guest and one memorable pair of shades. Shot on location in the canyons above Malibu, the short film stars the new Gucci Havana Collection of retro-inspired sunglasses for men and women. A special hand-finishing treatment lends the bold-shaped frames their signature spotted coloring while functional metal rivets offer discreet detailing.







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Photo Credits: The House of GUCCI 




For Frida Giannini’s penultimate collection for Gucci, the designer looked to a boyish glamour synonymous with a certain swath of the seventies: lean, tailored suiting in tweed, herringbone, and geometric jacquard, sharp and smart wool mélange blazers, and trousers coming cuffed and low-waisted or long and oversize, and all paired with tricolor python or leather pointed toe brogues, both heeled and flat.







Saturday, 25 April 2015

The New 'GUCCI Interlocking' for Pre-Fall 2015


GUCCI Interlocking - The new shoulder bag from the Pre-Fall 2015 collection.



GUCCI Interlocking - A new collection of shoulder bags,
available now in store and on gucci.com with free express shipping



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GUCCI Interlocking with SWAROVSKI crystals
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For Frida Giannini’s penultimate collection for Gucci, the designer looked to a boyish glamour synonymous with a certain swath of the seventies: lean, tailored suiting in tweed, herringbone, and geometric jacquard, sharp and smart wool mélange blazers, and trousers coming cuffed and low-waisted or long and oversize, and all paired with tricolor python or leather pointed toe brogues, both heeled and flat.





GUCCI Interlocking  in orange and grey python leather, 
light silver hardware and grey leather lining - so beautiful!



The House's initials adorn the front of this sleek GUCCI Interlocking chain shoulder bag for a sophisticated look. Wear as a handbag or shoulder bag by extending the chain handle. The python has a beautiful glossy sheen with hand-applied color placed on its natural markings, now available for pre-order, expected to ship between 15/06/2015 and 31/07/2015, with free express shipping on gucci.com






Nordic-print knitwear in mohair, merino, and alpaca was dressed up by sparkling crystal embroideries that more brazenly sluiced around the worn patches on tight distressed denim like a topographic map. A cropped Persian lamb vest with inlay workings of geometric embroidery had distinctly retro-minded appeal (the type of thing you picture Anita Pallenberg snapping up in a souk), and true to form, the outerwear was fit for a seventies dream girl: military-inflected felted wool peacoats and rust-colored suede, a patchwork fox jacket that could have fallen straight off the Rolling Stones’ European tour bus, while a woven goat number in brick red and black seemed meant for professed Pallenberg disciple Kate Moss (for Jackie Collection by GUCCI), who sat front row at Gucci’s spring show and who once received a fair amount of heat for a vintage monkey fur of a similar heft. An achingly soft apricot-colored cinched-waist shearling coat with long blush-colored Mongolian lamb trim was feminine without being fussy: as subtle a statement coat as you could hope for, and the kind you dream of welcoming next autumn in.

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LoL, Andrea



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Peter Philips, the Creative and Image director of Dior make-up, has created a range of equally elegant and timeless shades for spring 2015. Among Rouge Dior Brillant's twelve shades, created in accord with the lipstick Rouge Dior. There are four star shades inspired by the House's Couture icons: "999" echoes the numbers of the first lipsticks "9" and "99" created by Christian Dior and takes the form of an iconic and legendary crimson red. "775 Darling", an elegant fuchsia, bears the name of an evening gown of the same hue and reveals the ultra-femininity embodied by the couturier's famous "Chéries". "468 Bonheur" ...







 

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