Couture Spotlight Part2

Chanel Couture Spring 2011

I love pink & white. I love sequins. I love Chanel Suits. Add these together and I am in fashion heaven!

Chanel’s Couture Spring 2011 collection was cascade of light. Shimmering, dazzling, radiant light, that sparkled from a staggering ten million beads used in this collection!

Pink bouclé suits, drop-waist dresses, sequined leggings, divine tweed coats – the Chanel Couture collection is best described as heaven sent. The collection was inspired by the watercolours of Marie Laurencin and her pastel palette. Laurencin painted Coco Chanel in the 1920s.

Whimsical and delicate, with an underlying ‘ballet’ feel; there were also some unexpected notes – one being jeans and leggings worn under almost all coats and skirts. And the most eye-catching element – every model walked in ballet flats. Of this, Karl Lagerfeld said, “I am getting tired of the way the girls walk in those high shoes. One saw a lot of it so maybe it’s time to see something else”. Bound to the ankle by transparent straps, the ballet flats added an enticingly sweet twist to the collection. A fresh, innocent and charming twist on the already exquisite…

Are you loving or loathing the Chanel Couture Spring 2011 collection? xx


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Couture Fashion Week has hit Paris!

Couture Fashion Week showcases the world’s most exquisitely detailed, breathtakingly beautiful, handcrafted gowns.

The fantasy-based aesthetic of couture, means no time or expense is spared in creating these spectacular pieces. Haute couture dresses are handmade in Paris, either by the designer or the teams of skilled seamstresses and craftspeople in the ateliers. From Chanel to Dior, Valentino to Jean Paul Gaultier, there is nothing as magical or enchantingly beautiful as couture.

The Christian Dior Couture Spring 2011 Collection

John Galliano is renowned for creating spectacular, indescribable beauty. And the Spring 2011 couture collection is the epitome of this.

Taking inspiration from the elegance, beauty and radiance of René Gruau’s illustrations, Galliano celebrated the very essence of Dior’s history. As the Dior Illustrator, Gruau created a fresh ideal of female beauty and captured a new mood of post-war optimism. Gruau’s bold lines and simple yet daring use of colour are reflected perfectly in this dynamic collection.

Long gloves, striking red lips, perfectly shaped eyebrows and elongated feminine silhouettes = the ingredients fashion dreams are made of…

Are you loving or loathing the Dior Couture Spring 2011 collection? xx

Click here to read more about René Gruau…  

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