Happy Saturday! I hope you guys are watching Cycle 19 of America’s Next Top Model. I know I haven’t had the chance to keep up with all the episodes because of Fashion Month and it’s only until now that I managed to get caught up. I found this clip on YouTube and I must say this is the WORST elimination ever.
I’m not gonna lie. I kinda shed a tear just now watching myself cry while wearing Givenchy.
The last few blog entries were kinda fashion-y, I think we need a quick breather. Here’s my take on pedestrian dressing. I feel like this look is so rampant especially amongst young people in big cities where it can get a bit cold. I know I’m probably the last person in the world to wear sweatpants, a white t-shirt, hoodie AND a leather jacket to top it all off. It’s a different look, I agree, but is it comfortable? A little, yes. Is this me? Maybe not. But I like it, nonetheless.
Sunglasses by Michael Kors, jacket by Acne, hoodie and white t-shirt from Weekday, trackpants from Sandro, boots from Bruno Magli
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Do you ever find yourself going to stores and buying the same exact item you already own but in a different colour? That’s what happened when it came to my favourite garment of the moment. I took this cute, green coat from the COS flagship store in Stockholm because I love everything about it — the fabric, the style, the cut, the way it falls on the body, everything. I already bought the navy version (as seen on previous blog entries) in Paris two weeks ago. I wouldn’t be surprised if I end up buying the black and gray versions as well in the next few months to come but really… I like the idea but it’s kinda wrong, don’t you think?
Sunglasses by Celine, shirt by Prada, waist coat by Dolce & Gabbana, coat and trousers by COS, shoes by Balenciaga
I’m very excited for this year’s Barneys New York’s collaboration with Disney entitled ‘Electric Holiday’. Disney turned moi, along with select notables from the fashion world, into animated characters. Here’s a line sketch that was just released today.
Looks like I’m in very good company. Suzy Menkes, Alber Elbaz, Steven Meisel, Franca Sozzani, Bridget Foley, Glenda Bailey, Carine Roitfeld, Sarah Jessica Parker and Emmanuelle Alt are also part of it. Barneys New York and Disney haven’t released the full cast as of yet and a few more names are expected. I can’t wait to see the final result. I’m thrilled to be part of this project. I’m sure it’s gonna be amazing!
Thank you Barneys and Disney!
Avenue Montaigne, I love you so much. I could spend the entire afternoon mincing around the area. It’s all about Marni and Montaigne Market, followed by a late lunch at L’Avenue and a quick run-through of all the new things at Celine and finally, go off the beaten path by visiting Balenciaga and Givenchy. Don’t you just wish life was this easy? Oh to dream… I suppose Avenue Montaigne is best at small doses. That’s what luxury is all about. Just a teeny, tiny, scoopful. It loses its value if you serve too much…
Baseball cap by New Era, sunglasses by Celine, coat by COS, zip cardigan by Michael Kors, shorts by Sonia Rykiel, bag by Jason Wu, shoes by Marni
While my super gorgeous seatmate Jessica Stam was busy fanning herself (I don’t blame her — it was soo hot at the Tuileries) while watching the spring/summer 2013 fashion show, I couldn’t stop ooh-ing and ahh-ing at these MAJOR Valentino bags.
Oh and this amazing pyramid-studded, clear trench coat showed up. I DIED!
The timing could not be anymore perfect because I wore a transparent Sonia Rykiel coat at Chanel earlier that morning.
Talk about love at first sight. Fell in love with this light-weight yet surprisingly warm knitted turtleneck sweater with metallic silver thread chain-mail details from the fall/winter 2012 Versace womenswear collection. I like how it looks oh-so-rock-n-roll tough… but it’s probably the most fragile garment I own. I had to be extremely careful not to break any of the chain links. One wrong move is all it takes to ruin this piece.
Turtleneck (gifted) by Versace, trousers by COS, shoes by Balenciaga, sunglasses by Michael Kors
I stopped by the Palazzo Versace in Via Gesu in between shows to visit my beloved Donatella. As you know, Donatella and the gang at Versace recently launched their e-commerce site. I thought I’d share her answers to some of my questions. It’s always nice seeing Ms. Versace. I love her energy and spirit.
Visit http://www.versace.com to explore the new Versace online flagship store.
I think I’ve reached this stage where I’m (finally) becoming smarter with my purchases. After all, I’m gonna be stuck with the things I buy now for the next few months. It’s always nice to buy very, very few BUT only from the best AND wearing them to death as versus buying a lot of disposable things that you only wear once or twice. I fell in love with these great black trousers from Balenciaga in Paris. The store ran out of the pant in my size so I got it in a size larger than my usual. I’m trying to decide whether to get them altered (afterall, they were meant to be high-waisted) though I must say I love the slouchy effect. I also love how you are not able to see the leather details at the back of the obi-like bow on the front. Secret luxury. The black boots are also from Balenciaga. Picked them up at the men’s store in Rue Saint-Honore. I’m gonna make these boots my everyday shoe. As for the t-shirt, lord have mercy, I know, I know. Please don’t judge me. Thank you.
‘Special Presentation’ t-shirt by Balenciaga, women’s trousers by Balenciaga, men’s boots by Balenciaga
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At long last, we finally met.
Such an honor to have met the legendary, the one and only, the grand master of them all… Mr. Azzedine Alaia!