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The Spring-Summer 2015 Ready-to-Wear show transported us to a typical Parisian boulevard miraculously erected under the glass dome of the Grand Palais, where 80 models casually strolled past the “boulevard Chanel’s” facades while donning the collection’s myriad looks.

The collection is decidedly optimistic and rich with a variety of propositions that Karl Lagerfeld used to set the tone right from the start: these Chanel women are free-spirited and daring; they progress far beyond mere social norms; they are independent, modern and active, in the very image of Gabrielle Chanel. Firmly rooted in their day and age, they walk the streets of major cities with long, confident strides.

With their tweed pantsuits accessorised by vibrant silk neckties, these professional women are a perfect blend of masculine and feminine. Their elegant, comfortable style is inspired by menswear with double-breasted blazers and boxy jackets, cuffed wide-leg trousers and flat boots. The base remained feminine however, through a palette of vibrant colors (orange, pink, purple, blue, green) and flamboyant prints (florals, watercolor prints) interpreted on blouses, neckties and scarves, as well as boots and loafers. The skirt suit was paired with printed fabric boots; soft, flowing blouses were punctuated with a pointed, elongated collar, and a tennis stripe adorned generous cuffed bermuda shorts to give them an urban flair. Open derby shoes closed by an ankle strap appeared in gold and black leather, black and white leather, as well as black satin versions. Chanel’s iconic colors of black, white and navy served as the foundation of this easy-to-wear wardrobe.

From long tweed coats lined with printed silk to military-inspired khaki suede jumpsuits, a sailor stripe knit that is as fresh a look in the city as it is at the beach, gauzy blouses, lace and dresses embroidered with small scale-like tiles interspersed with tiny flowers, summer of 2015 will focus on the winds of freedom that blew during the years 1968-1970. The whole collection is a play on proportions, layering and transparency. Immaculate white blouses with wide collars are cinched with a gold belt to give the bermuda short a feminine touch.

The collection’s accessories added a whimsical, humorous twist to its message of freedom: clutches were stamped with messages like “Féministe mais Féminine” and “Make Fashion not War.” A new bag incorporating all of the codes of the Chanel jacket (tweed, braid, buttons) made its debut with soft leather handles that allow it to be worn over the shoulder or tied around the waist.

– Francoise-Claire Prodhon


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PARIS HAUTE COUTURE FASHION WEEK 2014: Most memorable moments

From manipulative silhouettes to exquisite beading, Paris Fashion week once again succeeds to never disappoint. Fashion Week kicked off with a fabulous start on Sunday, the 6th of July resulting in a fierce fashion fever to hit the globe. Designers continuously had us on the tip of our chairs staring and gawping at the spectacular masterpieces being showcased.

With awestruck eyes and defeated expectations we give a great, big salute to all the designers, photographers, media, street style divas and especially the organizers of this eventful week for giving fashion the opportunity to thrive.

Paris Fashion Week 2014 was a week filled with monumental moments worthy for being stated. Here are some of these golden moments that had all of the fashion world gawping in silence:

Giambattista Valli reincarnated last seasons pajama-styled tops with flamboyant breathtaking full skirts.Giambattista Valli 42, 44, 45 Giambattista Valli 38, 32, 36



Christian Dior wooed the crowd with a series of romantic Renaissance-inspired pannier-styled silhouettes that later evolved into futuristic slick jumpsuits and gold-embroidered coats.Christian Dior



Zuhair Murad VS Elie Saab
It simply is not possible to choose between these two designers. Both Murad’s and Saab’s collections showcased some of this season’s most astonishing evening wear. From cut-out silhouettes to fur collared silk gowns, every girl dreams of owning one of these beauties.

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Jean Paul Gaultier:

Themes: Vampira;“An elegant vampire in a luxurious jogging suit,” was how Gaultier described his fall couture show. Conchita Wurst (Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014) who closed the show.
Trends: Dark and Mysterious, Sexy; Couture Jogging Suits; Mink; Hoodies; track pants; A-line gowns.
Colors: Black, Blood Red, White, Slate Gray and Gold.YVL_7983_426x639-horz YVL_9484_426x639-horz



Armani presents a shic and stylish collaboration of red, black and white.00450h_426x639_16-horz 00700h_426x639_4-horz



Bouchra Jarrar

Bouchra Jarrar presented a slick and elegant collection. Full of mystery, this collection reflects the sophisticated style of Jarrar’s inner Parisian: the detached, skeptical of trends, and fixated on developing the refinements of a chic, tomboyish uniform. Everything she does evolves from the biker jacket, the trench coat, and tailored pants, with which she’s developed signatures—the flourish of her asymmetric lapels; the scrolled peplum attached to a cinched-in belt; diagonal zippers. 00040h_426x639-horz 00210h_426x639-horz



Azzaro created a neat, sexy and mysterious collection by playing with simple cut-out silhouettes en shapes._ATL7200_426x639-horz _ATL7281_426x639-horz



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And now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for..

The trophy for most memorable moments goes to…

None other than CHANEL!

Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel collection, Silhouettes, was a show filled with excellence and exquisite taste begging for attention and to its desire, it certainly received way more than deserved. Karl Lagerfeld sure knows what he is doing (not that anyone has ever doubted him). Chanel showcased a wide variety of outfits each with its own unique and respectable beauty. Fine detail and tailoring manifested the classic and passionate style of Chanel. Bejeweled and beaded garments had the audience bedazzled. Karl Lagerfeld closed the Chanel presentation with the pregnant model Ashleigh Good at his side, the fashion set began to wonder if the big-belly thing was poised to take shape as a new look.01090h_426x639-horz 01400h_426x639-horz 01600h_426x639-horz asdChanel 23-horz Chanel 55-horz



Valentino Rockstud Pumps

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I now can confess that true love has finally knocked on my door.

And  it was love at first sight.

It ‘s been a while now since I’ve lost my mind (and heart) to the  fantasizing over these beauties.


These Valentino Rockstud pumps have been dominating the streets since their striking debut at the Paris runway show back in 2010. Design duo daredevils, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Picciolo, took a giant leap of faith when they made a daring 180º turn from the norm presenting the world with a fresh new and classic look: the Valentino Rockstud Collection.

10299127_10202693122597688_6957714992685739305_n-vertBack then, during the time of the Rockstud pump’s first appearance, the norm of desire were considered to be overpowering, grotesque, bulky and sculptural shaped shoes. Women prefered parading around in killer heels that reached a towering height of about 5 inches or more.

Chiuri&Picciolo presented the rebel 2.5-inch heel by pairing it with a pretty, little elegant dress. Though these shoes did not seem to be very outrageous, the sophisticated and classic pump soon became a trending irruption in the fashion industry. The now, very famous Rockstud pump – a classic, pointy-toed design toughened with gold pyramid studs – has the whole of fashion awe-strucked.

From a wide variety of shoes, purses, sunglasses, leather goods, jewelry and accessories,Valentino’s Rockstud collection is sure to be one of the most recognizable accessory lines to
conquer the streets. The superb collection’s all-time favorited item, the Rockstudded Pump, features in a wide variety of heel heights, colors and textures. Its distinct and sophisticated look is desired by all shoe-, fashion- and stud lovers: a must-have worth splurging on.

Details & Care


Golden pyramid studs glint on the caged straps of an edgy patent leather pump with a slim heel and pointed toe.

  • Adjustable straps with buckle closure.
  • Approx. heel height: 2 1/2″.
  • Leather upper, lining and sole.
  • Made in Italy.
  • Salon Shoes.



A guest outside Carven wearing a stunning gold paillette coat.

A guest outside Carven wearing a stunning gold paillette coat.

Giovanna Battaglia spun around in a gorgeous silk floral coat from Rochas outside the Dior A/W 2013-14 show.

Giovanna Battaglia spun around in a gorgeous silk floral coat from Rochas outside the Dior A/W 2013-14 show.

Ulyana Sergeenko, Russian designer, paraded around in a beautiful Dior haute couture blue floral skirt at the Dior A/W Couture 2013-14.

Ulyana Sergeenko, Russian designer, paraded around in a beautiful Dior haute couture blue floral skirt at the Dior A/W Couture Show 2013-14.

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