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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Matias ruffled broderie anglaise-trimmed cotton-poplin blouse


Charlotte leather ankle boots


Silvery Crepe printed dress


Collection gold, silver and diamond ring


Eyelet-embellished intarsia merino wool turtleneck sweater


Mid-heel suede knee-high boots


Beirut 18-karat rose gold diamond ring


Camilla one-shoulder textured-organic cotton maxi dress


medium Trunk shoulder bag


Cotton-blend poplin top


Wool sweater


Gold vermeil hoop earrings

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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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