I rarely post menswear favorites but today's Gucci show was so strong that I just had to share my two favorite looks. Very androgynous, I could totally imagine wearing these looks myself, yet the colors and cuts of the pants remain quite boyish. Full of little subtle, feminine details and wonderful color combinations, already my favorite menswear show of the season....but let's wait what Haider Ackermann and Dries van Noten will bring. Thumbs up for such a good show in these tricky times for Gucci.
Pre-Fall is emerging drip by drip and favorites start to stick in my head (yes, I always need a bit of time.)
2 of them right here from the Givenchy collection: multicolored rectangles - also seen at Sonia by Sonia Rykiel and already loved it there - and the all fur single handled bag perfectly combined with micro flowers. And can we talk about these boots please?
Mr. Tisci is SO good at handling prints, the lack of them recently is really disappointing. Please, make some more cat prints. Or just prints in general, just please, not an entire black collection again, and please no more Kendall Jenner ad campaigns.
Usually I'm not the biggest Make-Up fan (I barely wear any) but when it comes to some cases, I'm literally obsessed. Last season it has been Rodarte's heavily pierced eyebrows, for this pre-fall it surely is Diors' take on the Geisha eye. I always love Raf Simons' make-up choices for the maison (remember the super sparkly eyes from his first ready-to-wear show?) but this one is my ultimate keeper. Okay - I wouldn't say "no" to lips covered in red crystals as seen at couture but it feel like this is something I could easily adopt to actually leave the house. Thinking outside the box yet remaining natural is always something I feel strongly attracted to when it comes to make-up, so obviously this one is a total win. Now I only need to find the occasion to rock this wonderful creation by Peter Philips.
Dior Game? - More than strong, as usual.
pictures from style.com, harpers bazaar & vogue.co.uk
Acne Studios have always tortured me with their perfectly executed silhouettes (who's that stylist?! Seriously.) and ever since the new arrivals have been launched on their website, I find myself scanning the E-Shop approximately 15 times per minute just to maybe gain some insight to the secret of their effortlessly cool, yet minimalistic shape. Not many pieces per silhouette but man - they are so mesmerizing you wouldn't be mistaken for replacing them in an editorial instead of an E-commerce look book. The shapes, materials, lengths and contrasts are daring in every single piece - it's a designers dream and a commercials nightmare - in theory. Let's admit it: it's an edgy brand but it still has a huge international success story and in the end it makes you want to buy all the clothes DESPITE this "anti-commercial" look on the first sight. Personal Wish list for the season? That grey sleeveless cardigan - not to mention that super odd and chunky bright orange jacket. Oh - and please pass me that entire commercial team/strategy over.
Louis Vuittons' newest baby, the "Twist" bag, just hit the stores and it instantly feels like a good classic to invest in. First season out and already available in plenty of color options including solid gold and silver or bright red mixed with opulent gold, my favorite is - as usual- the all black épi leather version with bright silver hardware. The black and white option seems interesting too - but I'm definitely waiting for an all black edition or why not an all black épi leather version, as shown below. Interesting info: the second picture is a bit blurry for a reason - it's an original page from Vogue US from the year 1989. Looks like Mr. Ghesquière was digging in the archives of the maison and as usual we love it.
all pictures via louisvuitton and vogue us archives.
Putting up a portrait of someone undressed, doesn't happen often! Yeah, I just don't like naked bodies. Not in real life and not on pictures and not in art or anything else - most of the time of course. I know, it's is strange. Usually they are considered as the ultimate form of beauty but I just adore how clothes can enhance beauty and still fully represent a personality or a mood. The way you cover yourself up always reveals so much about who you are. Personal opinion of course - I guess I just visually enjoy clothes too much sometimes! (And there's a dog on the photo ....)
All pictures by ion Walsh for Self Service Magazine Issue 40
Let's be honest. We all wish to have a perfect pair of black boots in stock for the rainy days. From ankle boots to over knees, there's obviously so much choice on the market that picking favorites is difficult. If your legs do not measure 2 km and if you feel like something else than ankle boots, here's my favorite: the under knee boots. They look ridiculously good combined with skirts and shorts (no joke) but don't fail to impress with a simple pair of jeans either. Since I'm not the high-heel girl (that would pretty much fix my short leg issue) but rather the no-heel girl, I'm naturally going towards the most reasonable choice - the little heels. Let's be honest: boots without a heel at all are pretty much a no-go, even if they Are comfy as hell while still making you feel like you look decent, avoid mirrors and dont be fooled: not even models look nice in them. Thus, high-heels are out since I'm a typical parisian case of "I dont take the metro, I run" and no heels are not even an option. Slightly discouraged I started looking around for the perfect under knee boots and I was surprised: the mid-heel is more than reasonably present these days. So here is a little list of my favorites of the season.
1. Maison Martin Margiela
2. Gucci (clockwise)
3. Saint Laurent
4. Saint Laurent
5 Saint Laurent .... Hedi definitely loves his boots for the winter season!
Now this is a truly great editorial I recently stumbled upon - the styling is beyond amazing, especially all the references from the 90ies that are coming back in almost each picture and give it a retro touch without being nostalgic.
Wonders a good fashion and hair stylist can do - applause please.
all pictures from the editorial "how can I touch creation as a principle without reproach?"
shot by Richard Bush for Document Journal #5 Fall/Winter 2014.
Current favorite of mine and pretty much everywhere: Rianne van Rompaey, casted for Louis Vuitton ever since Nicolas Ghesquière took over: she closed his very first show for the maison, opened the Resort Show in Monaco and was an exclusive for the latest Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Oh - and then she was a Prada exclusive for Spring Summer 2015 and closed the latest Miu Miu show. That's pretty much all you need to know to understand why the fashion world is going crazy over this fragile and elegant little (in fact rather tall) lady. She captures the light like nobody else, things are already going more than well for her but it's pretty safe to say that the best is yet to come: new icon.
pictures courtesy of french vogue, british vogue and models.com