Tag Archive | Paris Fashion Week

PFW: statement jumpers

Good news for those of us living in moderately chilly countries (or with rubbish summers), you can comfortably invest in a statement jumper as it will carry you through the winter too…just go easy on the pastels!

Versatile Stella McCartney jumper

Geometric design (with icky fur) by Celine

Natural at Chloe

Quirky sweats at Balenciaga

One more by Stella - because I love it!

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PFW: metallics live on

Wallets rejoice – metallics are still hot for AW12 so keep hold of all your sparkly favourites to re-style later this year.

Yes you’ve guessed it, there were sequins at Elie Saab but mirrored panels at Miu Miu and shards of crystal at Chanel as well as plenty of shiny silk, metallic brocade, delicate foiled finishes and smooth fabrics with a subtle metallic weave in precious metal and mineral-inspired shades. The message? Shiny is good in different textures and it’s for the day-time too.

Sophisticated foil at Chanel

Lots of bronze and rose gold at Gaultier

Metallics and mirrors at Miu Miu

My favourite Chanel dress

Sexy in silver at Paco Rabanne

Cute metallic trousers at Vanessa Bruno

Shiny brocade at Louis Vuitton

Sequins for evening at Elie Saab

Pics: Fashion 156, Elle and The Telegraph.

PFW: white on white

Celine has tried (and perhaps managed) to remove some of the unfashionable stigma of white heels this Spring and the all-white look is set to carry on through winter (yes even the shoes apparently). Personally I love the white tuxedo-style ensembles. So for those who would like to be a snow queen…behold!

Celine. J'adore.

Futuristic at Mugler

Streamlined and businesslike at Roland Mouret

See by Chloe

I couldn't resist- I love the cobalt touches on this crisp shirt by Stella McCartney

PFW: the return of the LBD

Thank you Paris our prayers have been answered. So many girls chase trends (us included) and spend hours putting together the perfect ‘going out’ ensemble, when the classic little black dress makes us feel great each time. After a long absence from the catwalk, we spied some beautiful examples of perfect LBDs. Want!

Classy Dior

Chanel goes a little spacey - I'd lose the trousers and stick to high court shoes but Kagerfeld must know best!

Effortlessly sexy at Isabel Marant

Sheer perfection at Nina Ricci

I love the classic shape of this Roland Mouret number

A fluted affair at Valentino

I love this Vanessa Bruno dress - perfection

PFW: tapestry + wallpaper

We’re trying to think of when tapestry was last cool – maybe in the 1970s thanks to Carole King? But this coming winter we’ll be going crazy for it and old wallpaper-esque prints with metallic touches, brocade and intricate beaded and lacy detailing. You have been warned. Time to redecorate!

Amazing craftmanship from Balmain

My favourite look -Carven

Tapestry-tastic at Valentino

Medieval influences meets punk - yeah, Vivienne Westwood of course

Loud prints at Kenzo

Retro wallpaper prints at Louis Vuitton

Metallics at Miu Miu

PFW: Super femme

From flouncy florals at Nina Ricci and Cacherel, to pale pastels at Roland Mouret, Dior and Alexander McQueen, there were some cute feminine pieces at Paris Fashion Week – much less about the punchy digital floral prints of London and more focused on some Parisian romance, with references to yester-years from almost puritanical cuts to 1940s and 1950s lady-like silhouettes.

Soft pleats at Dior

Futuristic but frothy at Alexander McQueen

Love the colour and cut of this Roland Mouret ensemble

Romantic florals at Cacherel

VERY demure at Valentino

Such a pretty, simple dress! Nina Ricci

Pics: Elle + Telegraph.

Chanel vs Ke$ha (seriously)

We have got the best PFW round-up coming your way this weekend but until then sparkly eyebrows and some less challenging Chanel deats. The weird thing is, Ke$ha might have beaten Karl Lagerfeld to this trickiest of micro trends. Voila!

Chanel's edgy take on the 'strong brow'

Ke$ha in the 'We are what we are' video

Miranda Kerr debuts the eyebrows!

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Pics: Styleblazer, Just Jared and Because I’m Addicted.

PFW: Chanel: Underwater odyssey

As we near the end of Paris Fashion Week (and indeed New York, London and Milan) there are some shows that you know you’ll remember in years to come…and this SS12 Chanel show is one of them!

The theme: Underwater (like Versace) but with iridescent tweed coats, translucent layering, metallic booties, shell-shaped bags, frothy hemlines like waves breaking on a beach (might be getting swept up in the romance of it all…) faux pearl piercings, wet-look cloth and all with that beautiful Chanel elegance and simplicity. If I could have everything in one collection this. would. be. it!

Florence Welch provided a live soundtrack –  v Ariel from The Little Mermaid!

We won’t wax lyrical but have carefully (beach) combed Twitter for so many pics. Enjoy x

Setting the scene: The Grand Palais is transformed!

Coats to die for!

The show's first look and model Freja - we LOVE the silver boots!

Most perfect frothy hem and so Chanel

Sparkly tweed (my favourite look - maybe!)

Dig out those pearl earrings! (apparently these are fake piercings - phew!)

A twist on the classic white tweed and Chanel signature quilting

The PERFECT Spring work outfit

Backstage (oh we love the middle dress!)

Grey and black pieces in the finale

A closer look

And for the white stuff!

Pics pulled from various fashion eds and frow people in the heat of the moment- happy to credit (but we lost track- too excited – sorry!) P.S. We’re so so jealous of the make-up goodie bags!

P.S. check out Anna dello Russo's amazing frow look

Leighton Meester + Rachel Zoe wear white in Paris

One of our favourite Gossip Girl moments (and it’s hard to choose) was Blair and Serena’s brief summer in Paris – oh the couture, the macaroons, Le Louvre and the prince – cheesy magic!

Gossip Girl - Je t'aime!

And now Leighton Meester’s been back in the French capital to take in a few shows at Paris Fashion Week wearing an outfit so good it wouldn’t look out of place in Gossip Girl.

Proving white dresses are not just for weddings, Rachel Zoe also rocked a white maxi dress and both girls chose black accessories. We love it!

Leighton picks ruffled white mini (but not at all 80s!)

Rachel Zoe keeps it simple

 

PFW: Alexa Chung +Salma Hayek sit frow @ Stella McCartney

Supermodels Natalia Vodianova and Miranda Kerr modelled Stella McCartney’s latest collection, which boasted an impressive frow, comprising Salma Hayek, Alexa Chung, Twiggy and more.

Inspiration might have come from your dad’s tie collection, with paisley tie prints blown up and adorning asymmetrical mini dresses and combined with sportswear mesh and baroque-inspired hemlines. Less overtly sexy than Stella’s last collection, sheer cut-away details still figured – making this S/S12 offering possibly the thinking girl’s way to do delicately provocative?

There was also a hint of pyjama party (not in a furry Ugg slipper, huge dressing gown way (a.k.a. my way) but in a slouchy trouser and relaxed top way – one trend possibly best left to the experts?

Fash icons - Sir Paul and Twiggy

All eyes on Natalia Vodianova

Our fav dress

World's most stylish pyjama party?

Twiggy looking amazing as always

Masterclass in glam colour blocking Salma Hayek

WOW! setting

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