March 7th, 2013
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A few thoughts on Paris

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.



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Quant leopard-print calf hair ankle boots


Kellen ribbed cotton-blend tunic


Brixton horsebit-detailed leather collapsible-heel loafers


Emma shirtdress


Eva silk crepe de chine blouse


Linen-blend culottes


Crossover velvet flatform sandals


GV3 small textured-leather and suede shoulder bag


Almeria leather wedge espadrilles


Patch-pocket cotton coat


Bilbao mini tote


Ginger embellished two-tone textured-leather pumps

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  • Love the ankle strap, if only I can find it on a shorter heel. Preston, it is time you post a picture of yourself wearing those over the knee boots you have and were hesitant about. You might make me add them to my wish list for fall.

    AmelMarch 7th, 2013  11:56 AM

  • I love the over the knee boots, but i’d like to see the heel on the Celine ones a little shorter, they are ridiculously too high! What is Saint Laurent doing with the grunge look..not nice at all. I do agree about the coat though! Not liking the LV pieces. One looks like a night dress, although very sexy, and the other is just plain ugly, although i do like and appreciate the lace design on both dresses, but if it doesn’t do anyting for Kate Moss, then we have no hope! Love the thin strap pumps!

    AngelineMarch 7th, 2013  12:28 PM

  • Much to like in terms of trends as these looks get modified and reinterpreted for daily wear by mere mortals. I really like the OTK boot and will investigate them for next fall/winter. I think with the right proportions, many more women could carry off this look than one might initially think.

    AprilMarch 7th, 2013  12:50 PM


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