May 11, 2011
The Cruise 2011/2012 collection is weightless, effortless, and urbane. The palette contrasts brilliant, saturated colors such as sunset, fire, shock and turquoise, with muted, refined neutrals including plaster, silt, dakar, and espresso. A breezy, sun-drenched sensibility characterizes the clothing and accessories, balanced by sophisticated structure. Fabrics including cotton and linen gabardines to light silk, layered chiffons, cashmeres, fine woolens, various ultra-soft and washed leathers and newly developed Japanese polyesters are soft and luxurious, both functional and pleasant to wear from day to night. Accessories are colorful and polished-looking, the soft leathers given gentle shape by means of innovative construction techniques.
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photos courtesy of Bottega Veneta
March 7, 2011
Monday March 7th, 2011 – Palais de Tokyo
A bit of folk and romanticism exalted from Vanessa Bruno’s Fall 2011 collection. The designer went for an Eastern european style with head scarves, white cotton tablecloth dresses, embroidered thick wool coats and slouchy suede boots. Smock tops were layered over skirts with embroidered hems while coats were stripped of any apparent buttons. Gorgeous terra-cotta suede Shoulder bag crafted from terracotta suede, a Tuscan lamb collar and embroidered Coat showed Ms. Bruno’s knack at making “artisanal” chic. And since ‘vintage looking’ pieces are her speciality, it only seems right that the designer opened up shop in the heart of all that is “vintage wear”, Melrose Avenue, L.A.. We especially love that every single piece can be easily mixed and matched, making the collection as a whole a must-have for any girl’s wardrobe.
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Photos and Video JT stylerumor.com
Makeup by Diane Kendal
Hair by Odile Gilbert
October 4, 2010
Monday October 4th, 2010 – Jardins des Tuileries
Flats, tulle, organza and sheer are all at home in a theatre ballet, but Hannah MacGibbon’s play on Chloé youthful roots brought forth a Spring Summer 2011 collection that is as much reliving one’s childhood ballerina fantasy as it is sharply sophisticated.
A palette of neutrals in nude, ivory, black, nutmeg, toffee tones, with an occasional pop of red and gold here and there, served well to balance a collection whose simplistic silhouettes masks the detailed precision-tailoring. A light, cream-colored tulle tutu, cinched at the waist with a metallic ‘ton-sur-ton’ belt, was fastened whimsically over a pair of?matte shorts and a long sleeved poplin top, giving the model an almostairy feel as she strutted the catwalk. On the other side of the color spectrum, a black leather top set under an earthy, red-tone crêpe de chine coat with metal accents offered a beautiful transition mid-show. It goes without saying that pleats will be Paris’ biggest contribution to Spring fashion come next year. Here, Hannah makes careful use of the technique to draw attention to a woman’s most sensual assets, as we saw with Freja’s white cross-shouldered knife-pleated jersey top and Anabela Belikova’s over-the-knee, taupe pleated chiffon skirt. Some of the more sensual pieces are ironically those that used masculine textures and silhouettes. Karmen Pedaru’s slit-cleavaged coffee jersey top paired with cinnamon trousers and Kinga Rajzak’s crisp, white Nehru-collared shirt showed that the balance between the two sexes can be visually arousing.
Lace-top flats in shades of white and black along with beige and white ankle-strapped single-toe thongs gave the feeling that the Chloé girl could step off the city sidewalk and onto a powdery white beach sand at the drop of a dime.
Small calfskin leather strappy clutches in white, black and rosewood complimented the collection’s light feeling. Squishy supple leather handbags brought a smile to Alexa Chung matching her smilley nails decoration. All in all, Hannah delivered a sharp, crisp, sophisticated collection that is her best to date and which beautifully exemplified the youthful Chloé spirit.
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Pictures & Video by J.T stylerumor.com
Shoes: Iris for Chloe
Hair: Luigi Murenu
Make Up: Charlotte Tilbury and the M.A.C Pro Team
Music Direction: Seb Chew and John Gosling
Technical Production: OBO
Lighting: Jan Kroeze
September 17, 2010
Wednesday September 15, 2010
For Spring Summer 2011 Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez wanted their girls to look more polished, using all the code that define feminity in a modern way. She is more lady like but she still has this Proenza Schouler’s tomboy edgyness. Following the Fall Winter 2010 Surfer Girl hairstyle look Frederic Fekkai partnered again with Proenza Schouler and created this Spring 2011 edgy hairstyle. Paul Hanlon, lead stylist for Frederic Fekkai created a rough, tousled half-twist with volume and wave for Proenza Schouler’s Spring Summer 2011 runway show. Hanlon begun by applying Fekkai Coiff Oceanique Tousled Wave Spray heavily throughout the hair from roots to ends, creating texture and fullness. Using a diffuser, he fingered-combs the hair dry. Hanlon then loosely gathers and tucked the top half of the hair into a french twist at the nape of the neck, leaving a few long layers of hair free. To obtain this modern style, he left the ends out of the twist and sprayed the Fekkai Coiff Sheer Hold Hairspray all over, to secure the look.
Fekkai Coiff Oceeanique Tousled Wave Spray
A lightweight styling mist that created tousled, wavy locks. “Touchable” polymers help form rejuvenate loose curls with flexible control and zeo stickiness
Retail Price: $23.00, 5fl. oz. bottle
Fekkai Coiff Sheer Hold Hairspray
This feather light hair spray holds on without getting stiff or sticky. Spray, spray, spray and stay supple, with this sheer, brush through finish that lives on all day.
Retail Price: $35, 5.8 oz. bottle
Products available at Frederic Fekkai Salons, Fekkai.com, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomindales.
Makeup by Diane Kendall for MAC Cosmetics: All makeup by MAC Cosmetics. Sculpt underneath the cheekbones with Face and Body Foundation in Medium. Highlight on the cheekbones and down the center of the nose with White Frost Pigment. Brush brows and fill in with a brow pencil one shade darker than your natural hair color. Finish look by applying Lip Erase Dim around the edges of the lips.
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Photos: CB Stylerumor.com
Hairstyle: Paul Hanlon, lead stylist for Frederic Fekkai
Makeup: Diane Kendal for MAC Cosmetics