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Everybody Is At Least A Little Into Fashion #ss18

 

The things that first come to my mind when thinking of this fall’s fashion weeks for spring/summer 2018 might be the things you might want – hopefully – to have in your mind when talking over dinner tonight about the world, fate, work, passion, movies, books, style or fashion – hopefully – without the burden of ever being a fashion victim.

The more we know, the more we realise how much more there is to know is what they say, right?

Sometimes enjoying fashion feels wrong, yet at other times playing with it feels necessary just for the sake of playing and our brains. There is no prescription for how we’re supposed to act, think or do, so each of us can simply rely on what each of us feels based on intuition and knowledge.

So tonight, you and your friends. Dinner. Maybe some of them know, maybe some of them don’t, but you here reading this are about to find out. Because you are special, we all are and – hopefully – the friends you hang out with get you and are on the same page with you, unlike the lady who interviewed Jim Carrey during New York fashion week. The shock might have scared her and that’s why all the ***faces*** while Jim Carrey was just being himself and expressing in his own way what he felt like ***no faces***. Ultimately, we all kind of get what he sais, each of us just chooses whatever it is each of us wants to see or believe in.

So. Hello!

Pierpaolo Piccioli proved at Valentino once again that if you stay true to who you are and, therefore, do exactly what you feel like, in spite of trends, trending models or multi-million-followers Instagram accounts, you can reinvent the ordinary to make it extraordinary. Sort of the little things which are never little. Or simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.

That you can actually make love that can be shared with the world.

Renaissance princesses with a twist. Translucent and sparkling dresses. Sportswear with pumps. Sequins. Fireworks! Millennial pink which slowly but surely turns into the timeless black. Or red, or white. Or the ’80s – always in for those embracing the disco ease, the dancing, the spirit – I wanted to get back something of the glamour of the eighties that Mr. Valentino did so well, Pierpaolo said.

Grace Jone’s soundtrack is as strong as Piccioli’s creations.

Furthermore, his walk at the end of the show was just as elegant as the collection. He simply, smilingly and nonchalantly walked into the airy Parisian courtyard through the first rows, hugged Mr. Valentino and climbed up the leader as if preparing for the lift off. The Spring Summer 2018 collection had been partly inspired by the perspective of the Apollo moon landing, in which the earth was photographed from space and revealed in all its natural wonder, as Piccioli said according to vogue.com.

Emmanuelle Alt throws the most disco parties of them all. She is who we have always believed she has been. A fun, loving life, party girl. 

Mica Argañaraz looks cool in anything she wears, depending on the show. She’s got a talent to be in any character she wants to without making a fuss out of it and lucky for it to be mastered by the coolest designers around. Check it out:

The frenzy over Thom Browne. Everybody’s stories and instastories.

Where some designers submerge themselves in the real world, Browne has always posited fashion as fantasy, dreaming bigger, pushing the eye to places it didn’t know existed. At a time when the world feels like a pretty bleak place indeed, his brand of escapism is more appealing than ever. It only makes sense then, that Browne should close his show with a life-size unicorn puppet instead of a bride – the mythical creature is surely his spirit animal. The fashion world could use more of his kind. Chioma Nnadi at vogue.com.

The trend that seems to have transitioned from the streets of #fashionweeks to our telephones and desktops is the trousers suits. The bigger and bolder the better.

Demna Gvasalia at Balenciaga continues to mock the fashion victims who would wear absolutely anything at any cost (literally) as long as it’s right from the catwalks and would not think it through. Maybe they just feel and that is all right as long as they are happy. Anyway, Gvasalia’s incisive, yet chic sort of sense of humour was all over the collection.

The coolest things at the show, though: 1. the models and 2. the fact that They [items] are joined, so you can wear them one way or the other as you will (Demna Gvasalia).

Céline is céline as always.

Calvin Klein for having Kaia Gerber on the lips of the whole planet.

Prada‘s new shape of sunglasses for Spring Summer 2018.

The colours at Stella McCartney and Stella McCartney.

The jumpsuits at Emanuel Ungaro.

The Vera Wang SS18 pictures that very mysteriously walked through the feed of my Instagram.

Old school cool at Isabel Marant.

Louis Vuitton for having Alicia Vikander as their icon and as of the #pfw Emma Stone also. A Vogue editor summed up the SS collection though as “Hamilton goes jogging”. The truth is that the robes and the bags were striking.


The neon socks at Miu Miu.

👇🏻 at Marni.

And yes, Donatella Versace‘s blow up of Instagram. Phshhh!

Have a good Fall WInter 2017, everybody!

And a fun night all right! Wink.

Isabel Marant Is Toujours All About The Girl

 

Is there anything sexier than a woman feeling good in her own skin? Not to show off or something, but to rather throw herself a little party on her own for herself, in her own soul, as she walks, speaks, laughs?

This is precisely what Isabel Marant stands for and does it with such an ease! Just like the ease she wishes for the ladies to have when in her patterns. Well, salut, Isabel! A girl might not know who Isabel Marant is, but a girl will, most certainly, feel something genuine, honest, yet twistedly sexy the moment she will put a piece of Marant’s design on.

It might be about the French je ne sais quoi or about her enthusiastic smile.

Her full presence in the moment of present.

When a lady wears her design, it will not ever be about the design only. It will be about the girl. The woman. Because Isabel seems to toujours think from our perspectives – of the ladies’ – through herself.

“Now what would make me feel cool and sexy?” 

“Hmm, let’s see. A little bit of waist, a ruffle here, a ruffle there, a little bit of edge… Yes, let’s put some glitter on! Ooh-la-la! Party, oui! J’aime le party!”

“This ’80s spirit, oui!”

“It’s in fashion, it’s current, yet me, yet timeless!” 

“I could pass this on to my daughter!”

“C’est trés cool!”

“C’est magnifique!”

And very down to earth at the same time. As opposed to Isabel’s monologue above totally made up.

It’s not just models walking on the catwalk, us awing at the sight of them, sighing, seizing the art and then putting it on some pedestal or something and sigh some more. It’s us seeing them clothes, wanting them, knowing there is maybe the slightest possibility of us having them and already imagining ourselves dancing in them.

Anywhere, anytime, anyhow.

Because why would anyone want clothes that one wouldn’t be able to dance in? Marant is not a lover of tights – wonder why? – but will, certainement, make the ladies look not only hot, but elegant, yet comfortable and sexy by some endless legs, cinched waists, ease in movement and slouchy proportions (surprisingly, oui).

Spring is here so it takes something truly outstanding to make oneself dream of anything that is going to happen starting Fall sort of speaking, since it is the Fall/Winter 2017 trends we’re talking here about. In Paris, #pfw. It makes us to look forward to Fall – you thought this quoi would never be possible! – and to crave for Paris.

But Fall is far, far away. We could meet up in Paris until then, wear high wasted trousers and carry some glittery socks in our pockets for the fun nights in our glittery sandals.

Is anyone having a celebration on their own now, too? For the glittery trend which is trés welcome to be #trending right now. Some of us might have been having a blast wearing the glitter all along, but now, oh, now we have the excuse – if we ever needed one! – for now it’s certified. Chin-chin!

And if, by now, socks under sandals might have been a necessity in order to stay warm, now socks under sandals are definitely a trend. Tout à fait, Isabel made it official. She knows it. She feels it.

She’s a lady – playing – just like us.

Free-spirited.

Passionate.

In a world where your true self, most beautiful self, is going to not only wear the prettiest clothes, but also dance till sunrise.

In Paris?

Happy feet forever

It started with this: oz mesmerising sandals

I was doing the research for one of the most fun styles I know (on the internet, of course) and bumped into the below. And it mesmerised me. My eyes suddenly shaped into hearts.

JJS

And then I start searching. For shoeeees. For sandaaaals. For some loooovin’ for my toes. When at a party, when at New Year’s, when at home getting it oooon. Happy mood. Happy feet.

Is it just me or when you have something you adore hugging your toes, ankles or heels you just feel like…  Aaaaaa! Coming from within your stomach while grinning as this smiley does: “:D”? Aaaaaa! You know what I mean? 😀 I certainly do. As do all who met me in summer wearing this.

oz happy feet

“Look, look!”, while dancing with my feet in your eyes. Almost literally. And then the perfect light came in and it was magic :D.  I bought these little bundles of joy from the kids department while shopping for my niece. And I’m a 38. Well, they will be yours someday, Natasha! I’ll have my part of fun until then. Oh yeah!

Back t0 now, now. It’s winter and I found these on internet. A girl can dream and keep her inner kid inside. For once in a while. Or for always.

The joy! Enjoy!

Gianvito Rossi

Gianvito Rossi

Gianvito Rossi

Gianvito Rossi

Burberry

Burberry

Zara

Zara

J. Crew

J. Crew

Giuseppe Zanotti

Giuseppe Zanotti

Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant

Paul Andrew

Paul Andrew

Asos

Asos

Givenchy

Givenchy

Topshop

Topshop

Asos

Asos

Topshop

Topshop

Topshop

Topshop

Zara

Zara

Topshop

Topshop

Giuseppe Zanotti

Giuseppe Zanotti

Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli

Sergio Rossi

Sergio Rossi

Giuseppe Zanotti

Giuseppe Zanotti

Asos

Asos

Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg

Pierre Hardy

Pierre Hardy

Gucci

Gucci

Gianvito Rossi

Gianvito Rossi

Giuseppe Zanotti

Giuseppe Zanotti

Fendi

Fendi

Asos

Asos

Gucci

Gucci

Pictures via net-a-porter.com, zara.com, mytheresa.com, stylebop.com, asos.com, topshop.com, pinterest.

Written by Cristina Pavelescu

Fall into fall 2014

What’s in for fashion this season, Cristina? Girls from the job, my girlfriends and also my mom’s friends ask me this question. Well, here are the chicest of the chic in the fall/winter 2014/2015 collection. It’s all about warming up to fleecy shearlings and cozy knits, modern takes of 60′s silhouettes and sheer fabrics here and there.

My 2 personal favourites?

One is cuddling shearlings.  Cuddling sums it up.

Gareth Pugh

Gareth Pugh

The second is head-to-toe wool. Think sweater with wooly leggings, jumper dress with a deep V-neck or an enormous scarf, super-sized knit tunic with large knit trousers. You can go safe in earthly shades (from camel to grey and even the unexpected, yet chic combination of these two), or you can put a little show with colourful, 3D patterns in conceptual, architectural designs. Find the shape that suits you better, but don’t forget to make it maxi, knitted, comfy, fuzzy and (yay!) warm.

The Row

The Row

Acne

Acne

Burberry made cape cool again. To the level of having your initials on it. But even if we don’t have letters on our capes, we can all still be superman or batman now. It is versatile, it is girlie, it is flirty and it makes waves all over the place. Literally.  I haven’t loved and worn them for as long as I can remember for nothing.

Burberry-Prorsum-Womenswear-Autumn_Winter-2014-Show-Finale

The Row

The Row

Speaking of suits. Trousers suits… You can count on tailoring now. This time around, though, it’s not just about mens’ inspired fashion. The lines are still strict, yet the fluid femininity brought by the loose cuts, the intense hues and the 80’s touch make them softer and appropriate for both a bord meeting and a cocktail bar date.

The Row

The Row

It is something sexy about a waist of a woman and the 60’s silhouette celebrates just that. And a little bit of legs, ha!. Whenever wearing this, you have to feel this. You have to stand straight, wave your hair and have

on your mind.

Prints and colours are very in. But then again, when are they ever out? It’s like with black. It’s always there. So there!

Chanel

Paul Smith

Paul Smith

It’s all just a matter of choices…

Written by Cristina Pavelescu