I’m inspired by Haute Couture but don’t often cover it because it doesn’t have much relevance to my lifestyle. Yet, when the Chanel team invited me to pop by to view the recent SS17 collection, I jumped at the chance to see the looks up close.
Originally shown in Paris on January 24 at the Chanel headquarters, the 1930s Art Deco-inspired collection is beyond beautiful. The evening wear, especially, with it’s mirrored embroidery, is something to behold. My favorite bit of the presentation highlights the house’s use of 3D printing (top right) to map out the placement of the jewels. One of these incredible dresses will surely be on the red carpet at the Academy Awards.
Pierce Hobo large suede shoulder bag
High-neck pleated crepe de Chine jacket
Set of two gold-plated rings
Cotton-Polio wrap midi skirt
Hammock small leather and raffia tote
Le Cuffed mid-rise stretch-cotton shorts
The City Knot shoulder bag
Vogue Paris editor Jennifer Neyt looks great in grey and camel– this combo never gets old.
Sandra Semburg for Vogue Paris
After I put up the previous post on shorts, some thoughtful comments came in.
I only have the Frame shorts in black, so I cannot address the complaint about the white ones turning pink. But, I do understand the length issue and have searched for a few longer pairs, and will keep searching as we head into spring.
Regarding the “of the moment” comment– many women prefer frayed cutoffs, I like these. However, last year I ran a post on a frayed denim skirt and got some comments that went off track, so I took it down. But really, to each her own.
Ah, the age question, my favorite! I believe that if you love something and it’s not too revealing/tight/short etc., then wear it. I know lots of women over 70 who wear Stan Smith sneakers, skinny jeans, and shorts!
Isabel Marant, Chloé, Toteme below, and Vince.
These are my favorite shorts– denim cutoffs but not frayed, and super comfortable because they have some stretch (I recommend going down a size). When I spotted them last year I snapped them up; black shorts are not always easy to find.
Frame shorts black and white.
Paris and Berlin-based photographer Sandra Semburg shoots the street style pics for Vogue Paris and they are simply the best. Ms. Semburg always photographs the chicest show-goers and captures the details that I find so inspiring. Maybe it’s a woman thing…
I was heading out to a get a hair cut when I spotted this picture–I canceled the appointment.
Image © Vogue Paris
It may be a tad cliché to pair white with tan accessories, but who cares when it looks so good. The Marni belted jacket is a forever piece.
Joseph pants, Marni jacket, Mark Cross bag, Max Mara top, Chloé sandals.
Sander Lak’s third Sies Marjan show is full of the beautiful colors he’s come to be known for. However, the beige looks are lovely, too.
Runway images © Vogue
I’ve seen a few NYFW show attendees carrying the Céline top-handle Clasp bag and it looks lovely. Sadly, I just gave away a vintage version.
Images © Vogue and Céline
This FW17 Tibi suit ticks all the boxes.
Image © @sarahrutson
The highly anticipated Calvin Klein show opened with this red, white, and blue look–Raf Simons’ nod to American style is the theme of his debut collection for the house. Denim, cowboy boots, and quilts look fresh through the Belgian designer’s lens. I recommend watching the live stream of the show.