If you thought that fashion and silver hair could not coexist, you were wrong. The new face for American Apparel is a beautiful 60 year old with grey hair and a royal posture.
No surgery and Photoshop touch-ups, Jacky O’Shaughnessy, an actress,was chosen as a testimonial for the brand exactly for her natural elegance (she admitted that she was spotted during a dinner) thus bringing to a global level the scouting work started by Ari Seth Cohen with his blog Advanced Style. Continue reading
The modern luxury industry rests on a paradox-but is thriving nonetheless. At the Trang Tien Ptaza shopping mall in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, some days you have couples in wedding dress and costume who come and pose for photos in front of the fashion brand shop windows like Salvator Ferragamo, Louis Vuitton and/or Gucci offering the sort of backdrop for romance more usually provided by the sea or the mountains. The women are not wearing Ferragamo Vara pumps’ with their distinctive bows, or toting Vuitton subtly monogrammed handbags. Continue reading
Just when you thought that you had seen it all on the catwalks, here comes a new trend, and in this case a rather catwalk challenging one for models… fetishes & bondage!
Now, we all know that music has a huge impact on fashion and ‘vice’ versa. As arts, they both feed from each other. Have you seen the latest video of Rihanna: ‘S&M’ yet? Seen Gaga’s latest shoes?
Well fashion seems to have also taken its fetish toys out of the secret drawer and it is now proudly and unapologetically preaching its love affair with fetishes.
From the very upper crust of fashion: Louis Vuitton, Herve Leger, and so on… to the trendy “cool kids” from London, to Continue reading
Kristen Stewart looked like a retro ’50s fashionista while filming an untitled Woody Allen project in Los Angeles. In the same time Kristen Stewart, who has appeared in campaigns for Chanel and is regularly front-row at its shows, is to appear in a film being made for the French house’s next Métiers d’Arts show, scheduled for Dec. 1 in Rome.
Sitting in the director’s chair, Karl Lagerfeld wrapped the two-day shoot at Luc Besson’s studio in Paris last month, and conceived the intriguing storyline: A fictional, behind-the-scenes look at a yet-to-be-made biopic about founder Gabrielle Chanel.
Lagerfeld said Stewart, best known for the “Twilight” series and her recent turn in Continue reading
Gucci, the flagship brand of French luxury and sportswear group Kering, posted a 4.6 percent rise in underlying second-quarter sales on Monday, marking a much sooner-than-expected rebound under its new creative and management duo.
Kering Finance Director Jean-Marc Duplaix said the brand had benefited from strong demand from Chinese tourists in Japan and Western Europe, while Gucci’s sales in China were boosted by discounted sales of its previous designer’s collections.
Kering’s first-half operating profit fell 5.4 percent to 773.2 million euros ($859 million), which Duplaix said was partly due to significant investment in marketing and communications at recovering sports brand Puma. Continue reading
After the Haute Couture fashion week in Paris, the French luxury brand has unveiled its latest collection of Haute Jewelry. Chanel propose, ‘Les Talismans’. These gorgeous creations are available this month in Chanel stores.
The house of Chanel is known for creating symbolic pieces, such as lucky charms and talismans, that were dear to Gabrielle Chanel, and this year, magnificent creations inspired by the idea of the mythical and magical protective powers of the talisman have been crafted in the Chanel workshops. Continue reading
Franck, at the summit of the Haute Couture world , an angel flies over the Hébertot Theater, a constellation of billions stars and immaculate snowflakes fell on the scene.
Franck Sorbier is the soul of the French Haute Couture. He gives the best of France in terms of creation and Craftsmanship.
The mountain “Sorbier” reveals the talent in its purest and points the way to what should be the Haute Couture in a French fashion house.
This collection, dedicated to Jacques Mouclier, shows how Franck Sorbier and the company have a great heart and the heart never lies. Continue reading
What did you say? Haute Couture! French team of the Chambre Syndicale doesn’t anymore make the difference between Haute Couture and a H&M designer. Mr and Mrs PFW call immediately Susy Menkes she will tell you what Haute Couture should be. One thing is sure is that the future of Haute Couture will not got through Adeline André. Unfortunately today to be accreditated by the French Chambre Syndicale of Haute Couture is not because you have talent but it is because you are a friend of the management.
The Paris Fashion Week starts with our favorite fashion designers, Yassen Samouilov et Livia Stoianova while extreme heat affects Paris. They both arrived in Paris with one passion: Fashion. In few years, their talent and creativity is recognised worldwide and even Madonna, the Ambassador of the fashion house. Continue reading
Tuesday, Donna Karan announced that she will step down from her role as Chief Designer of Donna Karan International to focus on her Urban Zen Company and Foundation.
DKI will not replace Donna Karan as Chief Designer at this time and it will suspend its runway shows and collections for a period of time. Karan will also remain a close advisor to the company. “Donna Karan New York is a part of me, past, present and future,” said Karan. “It has been an honor to speak woman to woman about Seven Easy Pieces that forever changed the way women dress. I want to express my gratitude and my deepest feelings to the dozens and dozens of colleagues over the years who have helped take Donna Karan New York far beyond my wildest dreams.” Continue reading
The brand has been worn by a number of Hollywood actresses on the red carpet including: Penélope Cruz, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Hudson, Cameron Diaz, Selena Gomez, Halle Berry, Leighton Meester, Rihanna, Eva Longoria, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Emma Watson, Olivia Wilde, Kristen Stewart, Nikki Reed and Hailee Steinfeld.
Sandra Bullock wore Marchesa at the 2010 Academy Awards, where she won Best Actress and was also named among the best dressed by readers of the Huffington Post.
Marchesa is sold in high end department stores worldwide including Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue and Net-A-Porter, in the US. Continue reading
The designer Lucas Ossendrijver took over a destroyed brand to revamp it. The models, with their hair slicked back like David Bowie in his Duke incarnation, walked quickly down the catwalk. Their slim silhouettes crafted from dark winter jewel hues embodied, according to one menswear editor, a modern walkman ‘baladeur’. Continue reading
When I have seen scrolling the women models, I remained very puzzled and I looked at my invitation to check if it was really the menswear collection as I thought I had missed something. In fact, not at all. Now at the Paris Fashion Week, like in London and New York, the shows are mixed. Anyway, we attend to an stunning collection. Continue reading