As y’all know, Paris haute couture ended a few days ago. While all the rich bitches of the world (and their token tranny and tag-along lap dogs) are still recovering from stomping around the majestic city of lights (and Le Depot), my Mexican buddy Mauricio and I (in our respective bedrooms in the third world, of course) went through hundreds and hundreds of photos of the fall 2008 couture collections.

Since haute couture is all about fantasy, my friend and I fantasized about being bajillionairesses on a shopping spree. We challenged each other to pick one, just one, outfit from the big couture houses. It has to be something that we love and would personally wear.

Paris Haute Couture Collections Autumn Winter 2008 2009

We reviewed our selections at the end of the challenge and I noticed I picked out two wedding gowns.

Elie Saab, Christian Lacroix Haute Couture Fall Winter 2008 2009 Paris

Our conversation went like this:

Me: What do you think of my selections? Be honest. What’s the best one and the worst one? Is it just me or do you also find this season disappointing?

Click click click!

Mauricio: Your Lacroix I like the best. Your Mouret I liked
the least but I also chose it cuz it’s the only passable thing. You
know, I actually thought your choices would be all eveningwear. like
the showiest ones. I’m surprised!

Me: True. LOL. Well, I
picked the Lacroix piece because I figured I need two wedding gowns.
The Elie Saab for Marc and the Lacroix for my wedding with _____.

Mauricio: hahahaha. 

Me: Don’t worry. I’ll make sure I’ll marry in Dubai or some muslim country where polygamy is legal. Brunei perhaps? Hahahahaha!

Now… here are our selections. Mine are always on the left and Mauricio’s are on the right.


Natasha Poly, Chanel Haute Couture, Autumn Winter 2008 2009

Elie Saab

Yep. We both picked the wedding gown. LOL.

Elie Saab Haute Couture, Fall Winter 2008 2009

Christian Dior

Definitely one of my favourite collections this season.

John Galliano for Christian Dior Haute Couture FW08 09

Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix Haute Couture Fall Winter 2008 2009

Armani Prive

Armani Prive Haute Couture Fall Winter 2008-2009 Paris Giorgio Armani


Givenchy Haute Couture Fall Winter 2008 2009


Gaultier was a tough one. It wasn’t cohesive and IMO, it was a little bit too much.

Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall 2008 2009


This is Alessandra Facchinetti’s first haute couture collection for Valentino. I love the collection as a whole however I’m not too keen on the architectural pieces like Mauricio… see below. My question: how can you sit in the outfit Vlada wore?

Valentino Haute Couture Fall Winter 2008 2009
photo credits: catwalking

Answers on a postcard…