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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Makeup by Diane Kendal
Hair by Odile Gilbert
October 4, 2010
Monday October 4th 2010 – Espace Vendôme – 7 place Vendôme
Take the all the tenets of classic femininity, then give them an avant-2011 twist and you’ll get the Giambattista Valli Spring Summer 2011 Collection. With a computerized runway backdrop, Giambattista sent a bevy of glammed up girls down the runway. The sixties were in the air; trapeze dresses and cropped trapeze jackets reminded us that the Valli girl is tomorrow’s retro. Blush, beige, and cream hues are mixed with color-blocking pink, fuchsia and orange tones, giving an almost “prêt-a-party” feel. Draped see-through chiffon dresses, ostrich feather coats, leopard and baroque swirl prints get topped with “Luigi Scialanga for Valli” silver mirror plaque jewelry. The latter paired well with the collection’s flat silver plaque shoes. Come next spring, jet setters and party seekers will be hard pressed to seek a more energetic selection of clothing, lest the label says Giambattista Valli.
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Shoes: Giambattista Valli
Jewelry: Luigi Scialanga
Hair: Orlando Pita for L’Oreal
Makeup: Val Garland for MAC Cosmetics
Nails: Severine Goncaldes for CND
Parfums d’ambiance: AEDES New York
Music: John Gosling
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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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