There was a lot to love in Paris and the buyers and magazine editors must be pleased. I’m pleased that Karl showed over-the-knee boots again above at Chanel, as did Phoebe Philo for Celine. She showed thigh-high boots in what looks like a pale shade of green below that’s really beautiful and surprising.
So the Saint Laurent show was seriously grunge, not where my wardrobe and wallet are focused right now. But I did like this grey duffel, it’s a forever piece.
These are my favorite looks from Louis Vuitton– the lace details above are very sexy indeed.
And long live the ankle strap, it continues to be a big trend for FW13. The marble print pump from Balenciaga above and the cross-instep strap at Christian Dior below are both good.
It took me a bit to appreciate the Givenchy show (this is when it’s better seeing a show live), and it has grown on me. I especially love the gypsy sensibility. And when I look at the pieces, this fur jacket, patchwork skirt and great boots for example, I realize that the collection is stunning.
Hammock leather and raffia tote
Small textured-leather tote
Cotton-blend tweed hooded top
Strapless smocked stretch cotton-blend poplin midi dress
Silk crepe de chine and ribbed-knit dress
Cotton-blend poplin trench coat
Cropped cotton-blend straight-leg pants
Poplin midi dress