The photographs from the Dior boutique simply took my breath away.
Photographs from cherryblossomgal
Reminiscient of Audrey Hepburn’s lace mask. Photographs from Chanel.
I’m just crazy over the nails and I’m going blue satin next. Had this cute moment at work when YN came up to me and identified the colour I was wearing pat-down! I do hers as well, right down to the strange names they give polishes. But I do so much with my hands, its getting harder to justify the expense, except that each time I get pretty lacquer…
My favourite fall collection this year, actually belongs to Givenchy, which actually did something notverydifferent. Who would have known, something so alienesque could so capture my heart. Not every piece, but some of them are just breathtaking. Exclusivity and obsession.
Calacas long dress in bone white tulle embroidered with a lace design in silk thread; worn with a jacket in matching cotton double duchess embroidered with three dimensional ‘porcelain’ coated lace motifs. Below, Calavera gown in bone white tulle embroidered with hand-cut lace motifs and cornelli work in silk chiffon, ribbon and thread. Worn with a jacket in matching cotton double duchess embroidered with alabaster stones, silk thread and three dimensional ‘porcelain’ coated lace motifs and a body suit in fine knitted silk.
Veladoras: corseted dress hand-embroidered in an open lace design in golden thread, fine gold chain and crystals; worn with a tail coat embroidered with hand cut gold metallic sequins and crystals; Coronos: corseted gown embroidered with hand-cut gold metallic sequins and crystals.
Inspired by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, the human skeleton is a running theme in the collection, with gowns featuring motifs running symmetrically along the length of the spine and zippers adorned with skulls. Below, Flor de Muerto dress in bone white tulle embroidered with three dimensional porcelain-coated lace motifs, alabaster stones, crystals and pearls trapped in tulle worn with a bodysuit in fine ribbed knitted silk
“I’ve always had a soft spot for Oscar de la Renta. He’s the king of uptown glamour. It’s a completely different aesthetic compared to mine but you gotta pay respect when respect is due. In this day and age of androgynous, genderless dressing where boys wear high heels and girls wear boy’s outfits, it’s nice to have another option from the other side where everything is glossy, magical, luxurious and very old-world aspirational.”
Place Vendome inside Grand Palais.