Tag Archive: PFW

Mar 10 2012

Miu Miu Front Row: Katy Perry Head-to-Toe In Prada

Who: Katy Perry

Where: At the Miu Miu autumn/winter 2012 catwalk show in Paris

Wearing: Head-to-toe Prada in a giada raso coat, worn over a flames-motif printed pink chiffon pleated dress, and paired with the Saffiano lux Pyramide bag with studs and patent leather flame sandals

Verdict: I love everything about Katy Perry’s look from the neck down, seriously her choice of quirky accessories is amazing – I am in love with that studded bag as well as the incredible flame heels. But what I am not loving is her hair, I get it so she is wearing blue so she has to pair her hair, but come on you seriously don’t!!!

I am glad that Katy has immersed herself in Paris Fashion Week and seems to be getting over her split from Russell Brand but I would also love to see a new hair-do.

Miu Miu had one of the most stylish front rows at Paris Fashion Week for me including Harry Potter’s Bonnie Wright, singer Florrie Arnold, and Mia Wasikowska, as well as Kate Mara, Corrine Bailey Rae, and Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery, but my favourite looks are these from Bonnie, Florrie and Mia all in Miu Miu looks.

Bonnie is stunning in this black cady sleeveless top and alluminio grey plissé lace skirt from the Miu Miu spring/summer 2012 collection, but what caught my eye on her look had to be the Miu Miu yellow silk jewel bag – pops nicely against the lace skirt.

Florrie, who I have to admit I don’t know that much about really impressed me in these Miu Miu pink daisy print cady pants, they look good with the white caplet and cotton shirt. But again her accessories floored me with gorgeous pink madras bag – HOT!!!

Last but not least is Miu Miu’s current face Mia Wasikowska in a reserved but chic look wearing Miu Miu autumn/winter 2012 in a bi-colour organzino dress with orchidea pink top and black cady armuré flared skirt. The only thing I would change from this demure look would have been the nude patent leather pumps, I just think a vibrant pink or clashing colour would have worked perfectly.

[Pics: via Miu Miu Facebook]

Jan 26 2012

Couture Spring 2012: Back To The 20s With Givenchy

If you are after drama and exquisite detailing from Paris Couture Fashion Week then you don’t have to look further than Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy. Once again, his Givenchy couture offering was divine, with the Art Deco era of the Twenties and Thirties a key influence in the collection.

There may only be 10-pieces, but each floor-length gown has a feminine appeal, with geometric embroidery, crystal embellishments and fringed detailing in a colour palette of black, white, brown, cream and bronze – all presented with the most opulent of jewellery and elbow-length gloves.

Of course I can’t look at Couture without thinking Oscars and these three are my top picks. I am going for Rooney Mara choosing the black number, minus the jacket, but hoping that she pairs it with some of the jewellery from the collection. I also loved the white and bronze dresses as well. I think the halterneck bronze design is the most likely to go from runway to red carpet.

I also love the basketball court setting – it really made the dresses look incredible and if possible more feminine. Loved the collection.

[Images: Givenchy]

Mar 14 2011

Postcard From: Paris Love Bridge

I have been to Paris a number of times, but it was only recently when I was in town for Paris Fashion Week, that I discovered the amazing Love Bridge, aka Pont des Arts.

This pedestrian bridge across the Seine River, linking the Institut de France and the Palais du Louvre, is adorned with Love Padlocks which people have customised to symbolize their love.

It was literately covered from end-to-end, I was memorised by it, there were padlocks that have been there for years. I loved the heart-shaped padlock, the red spotty one, and found the engraved handcuffs a little bit too much. I seriously could have stayed on this bridge for hours taking in the memories.

Apparently, this custom of  ‘locking a padlock and throwing away the key’ probably originated in China, I really like the idea. I think I will have to get one for Paulie and I and lock it to our garden fence!!

Mar 10 2011

In Pictures: My First Paris Fashion Week AW11

Mar 09 2011

Paris: Colette x Chanel Pop-up

I love how fashion week can bring together two brands and produce something cool, and I was so excited that with my first time going to Paris Fashion Week that my favourite Parisian store Colette had teamed up with Chanel for a temporary space.

Located at 336-340 rue Saint-Honoré *literarly just up the road from Colette*, the pop-up boutique is being housed in a former garage, and has gathered some cool artists to decorate it alongside Chanel’s spring/summer 2011 collection.

I loved this space, not only for the collector’s doll by Karl Lagerfeld *sadly at €1,200 – a little out of my price range*, but the giant Be@rbrick’s holding Blake Lively’s favourite bag the Mademoiselle, to the nail bar and cupcake bar, and all this alongside a DJ playing great tunes.

I seriously could have spent all day here. Wish spaces like this would just pop-up in Londontown.

Sorry for the lack of great piccies, but these were the only ones I could get on my Blackberry before being told off by the burly security guys.

Sketch by Karl Lagerfeld

Oct 08 2010

Video Loving: PFW SS11 – Louis Vuitton

Last season I absolutely loved the Louis Vuitton show, from the setting around the fountain to the busty supermodels and of course the ladylike collection. However, for the spring/summer 2011 catwalk show I felt a little underwhelmed. OK, I love the fact the brand keeps pushing the boundaries of technology and this time round we got to see the clothes in a 360-degree turn, which defiantly makes the audience at home feel like they were there. But this season, Marc Jacobs has left behind the voluptuous retro line for a more camp collection of sparkle, glitz and glam.

It was very exotic with animal prints, Asian detailing, disco 70s colours and strangely most of the bags were clutches – evening wear was definitely the goal for this collection. I am sure we will see a lot of the floor-skimming dresses on the red carpet.

Oct 07 2010

PFW Front Row: Dita Von Teese Hits Paris – Part Deux

Where: Arriving to Naomi Campbell’s 25th anniversary of career held at Dolce & Gabbana store, Avenue Montaigne in Paris

Wearing: A satin and lace Dolce & Gabbana dress teamed with a rose hat and lace heels

Verdict: Gorgeous, striking and made for Dita – this dress is amazing. I am loving lace, it seems to be everywhere – but this dress looks vintage-yet-modern if that is at all possible. I also wonder whether Dita styles herself as I love what she has done here with the rose hat, lace heels and lady like bag. Divine!!

Where: At the John Galliano Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2011 show at Opera Comique in Paris

Wearing: A dark tan 40s-style skirt suit teamed with a fascinator, black lace elbow-length gloves and t-bar heels

Verdict: I think this has to be my favourite looks from Dita this fashion week, I love the military detailing, the colour and the quirky vintage touches – and this outfit is amazingly finished off with her signature red lippy. Gorgeous!!

Where: At the Elie Saab Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2011 show at Espace Ephemere Tuileries in Paris

Wearing: A fitted below-the-knee black Elie Saab dress from the AW10 collection

Verdict: I love black, but Dita has really a thing for black this fashion week, and each a little different but so completely in keeping with her amazing style. This is a one of my favourite looks because of the textured panels on the front and the cute heels and clutch. What a perfect ending to amazing week of outfits – those sunnies – chic!!

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