Paris Fashion Week – Fall 2011
Miu Miu and Louis Vuitton brought the month long fashion festivities to a close in Paris this week. Paris the city of light and love was, as to be expected, bursting with pieces so perfect words are often inadequate to describe their innate beauty.
From Chanel to Lanvin, the Parisian Couture Houses brought forth a tirade of divine silhouettes, texture and colour palettes. From the delicate tones of beige and cream at Chloé, to striking black and white at Chanel, not forgetting the pops of colour at Lanvin; the Parisian Fall will be a much more simplistic, monochromatic affair than the streets of Milan or London.
While Paris Fashion Week was filled with exquisite collections, it wasn’t without its controversy (cough*John Galliano*) then more with Kate Moss smoking down the Louis Vuitton catwalk. There were the rumours of a boycott of the Dior show, but instead much love and support was the agenda of the day. Before the collection began, Dior CEO Sidney Toledano appeared to address attendees (and the world) with a heartening speech about the values that Christian Dior have represented for more than six decades, “the heart of the House of Dior, which beats unseen… is made up of its teams and studios, of its seamstresses and craftsmen”. And the finale, as the lights dimmed those 30-strong members of the Dior ateliers mentioned by Toledano appeared on the catwalk.
From the apocalyptic tones at Chanel, to the tree inspiration at Lanvin – Paris brought the Fall fashion week calendar to its spectacular conclusion.
p.s. Loved the classic black kitten heels at Chanel (illustrated right) & the sparkling sequined gowns at Elie Saab (pictured above)…
Some Of My Favourite Pieces…
What were your favourite shows from Paris Fashion Week? xx
Fashion Young Bloods
Young, Beautiful & With Impeccable Style…
Choosing from luxury labels such as Valentino, Prada and Marchesa, to name but a few; Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld have already graced numerous best dressed lists for their impeccable red carpet style.
Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld must be two of the most ‘in style’ teenagers in the world. Age appropriate and also perfectly pretty – their choices have the right amount of edge yet are always classically chic.
At just 14 years of age, Hailee Steinfeld’s red carpet style is exquisite. To the 2011 Oscars, Steinfeld wore a divine pale pink crystal embroidered tulle, tea length dress by Marchesa (pictured above).
Accessorised with Ferragamo peep-toe shoes, a silver Ferragamo clutch and a sweet pink headband; Steinfeld looked absolutely perfect. And when I discovered that she assisted in the dress design, I loved it even more! Steinfeld sketched the basis of this dress before taking it to Marchesa to create!
After the event, Steinfeld ditched her ladylike heels for a pair of Converse hi-tops. Aw, how adorable!
Elle Fanning at 13years of age has style and elegance beyond her young years. Her beauty and innocence translates perfectly to the red carpet where she favours floaty, feminine gowns by labels such as Valentino, Rodarte and Marchesa.
Of her passion for sophisticated dressing she says, “I love fashion! I love clothes! I really like vintage clothes, so in my closet there’s a lot of ’50s stuff. I go to the stores and shop around.”
Who Has A Red Carpet Style That You Admire? xx
Photos from redcarpet-fashionawards.com & google images
Some Of My Favourite Things…
Inspiration can be found anywhere. For me, it is never much further away than a copy of Vogue; images of Chanel; a sprinkling of sequins; or a day dream of Paris.
Here are some of the beautiful things that are inspiring me right now…
What are your inspirations right now? xx
Photos from flickr.com | thealternativebride.blogspot.com | style.com