About a month after the protests for the Black Lives Matter movement erupted, Dior chose to have a complete white cast for their Haute Couture short film.
As the music and visuals started for the Chanel Cruise 2020/21 collection on IGTV, I for a second deemed this to be a fantastic collection for Virginie Viard. The music was divine, Time by Arca, and for a virtual show I knew I couldn’t be too picky of the set especially given it’s the first digital show for Chanel in history (but still, it’s Chanel..) But further in I began to notice an unfortunate tale of too much denim that Chanel does not need, and triangle bags that have Karl and Coco turning.
When I come to think of it, I’m more old-school than modern when it comes to many things. When talking with family or friends I much prefer a phone call over a text, when dating come to the door to pick me up rather than shooting me a text, and of course, with fashion. The history of the fashion show is exciting and so interesting to see how they have evolved over the past one hundred years or so. With COVID-19 changing all of our lives, it has affected the fashion show and has designers thinking if they are even an essential part anymore.
I came across the 2005 Christian Lacroix Spring Summer Haute Couture collection on Pinterest and I absolutely adore it. Feminine and whimsical. Ruffles and bows. Sparkles and florals. Luxurious and most definitely not for everyone, which makes me love it even more. Every look in this collection has so much to look at and admire.
Rewatching videos of the Valentino Haute Couture show I feel relaxed, at ease, and so in love with fashion. The gowns are just out of this world. Spectacular. Divine. The thought that goes into every little detail is so amazing to me. If there was one gown I had to live in for the rest of my life, it would be a Valentino. His shows evoke powerful emotion.
The Redemption Haute Couture collection for this upcoming fall really caught my eye and mesmerized my edgy meets feminine and girly side. You’ll find me in the winter and early spring often pairing leather jackets with feminine pink floral dresses. This first look that went down the runway was a pink mini dress that was formed into a rose on the front side, bedazzled with dangling crystals. That is my favorite look from the collection, and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to get that dress out of my head until I get my hands on something similar. I love the 80s inspiration in this collection, as I always admire a big, dramatic one shoulder.
The Marchesa collections never fail to amaze me. The extravagance and intricate detailing in each of the gowns can’t be taken in just through a quick glance. Through hand-appliquéd crystals and 3D embroideries, to gorgeous tulle, feathers, and lace, you could spend hours awing at the pieces in the Resort 2020 collection.
I’m always on the hunt for new shops and designers to buy from, and with Instagram being a huge place where you can find tons of new designers daily, I take advantage of this. I recently came across Alice McCall’s Resort 2020 collection, and completely fell in love.
Although Louis Vuitton didn’t have the best dressed celebrities at this years Met Gala; a few to name are Emma Stone, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, and Laura Harrier. But, their Resort 2020 collection that debuted last week was great.
This past Friday Virginie Viard debuted her first solo collection for Chanel after Karl Lagerfeld’s passing in February. The Resort 2020 show had a classic Chanel feel, but I can definitely see the change that Virginie Viard is putting into action at Chanel, but change isn’t always a bad thing!
I discovered Alessandra Rich just a few weeks ago on one of my intense pinning sessions. Goodness, once you go down the Pinterest rabbit hole there is no returning. Whilst pinning away I came across a photo of a model wearing one of the SS19 looks; it was the one with the model close up, in a yellow floral dress with matching belt, with lovely gloves on(that now made me realize I absolutely need a pair). She was accessorized in over sized pearls(um, YES please!) and an oversized headband. In that moment, I was hooked. Keep on Reading!
The prints and colors in the spring 2019 collection at Michael Kors are to die for. Bright and cheery, the pieces certainly are mood boosters for anyone that wears them. The daisy print featured in lime greens to pinks and yellows and all shades of blue, there’s no surprise that anyone that’s a lover of color wants to take this collection for a spin on a summer vacation. Even better, there are matching hats to top off the looks. Along with the daisy print that I absolutely adore, I love the pop of zebra print that is featured on bags and shoes. Keep on Reading!
“Camo but make it fashion.” That’s the first thing that came to mind when I viewed the Miu Miu Fall 2019 collection online yesterday. Of course there were bright florals and a-line dresses, but the introduction of camouflage was very unexpected for me, but I actually like it. Keep on Reading!
The Grand Palais was transformed into a beautiful snowy wonderland this morning for Karl Lagerfeld’s last collection with Chanel. I can’t even imagine how much emotion this day has brought to the people at Chanel, the models, and everyone attending that have memories with him. It’s an honor to attend any Chanel show, but this one definitely felt different for everyone there. Karl was honored with a moment of silence, a card was placed on every seat with an illustration by Karl of him and Coco Chanel saying “The beat goes on…”, along with a voiceover of Karl from a recent podcast. Keep on Reading!
Neon isn’t being left in 2018, and Anthony Vaccarello proved that to us during the Saint Laurent Fall 2019 Ready-to-Wear collection that was shown in Paris just last week. Keep on Reading!
Kate Spade just launched their new collection and Spring Summer 2019 campaign today and it’s feminine, whimsical, and totally me.
Elie Saab’s Spring 2019 Couture collection is an underwater dream
Inspired by the sea, Elie Saab’s gowns and pantsuits for Spring/Summer Couture are oh so perfect. Coral branches were imagined in sequins or lace. The gowns have incredible movement; with the use of tulle and organza it made all the models look like beautiful flowing mermaids. One of the mini dresses has coral sea blossoms covering its entirety with gold accents and feathers throughout, giving off a retro-like feel that I always love. Keep on Reading!
Karl Lagerfeld never fails to take the Chanel shows to another place. From launching a rocket ship to a beach, and even a grocery store, the scenes never disappoint, as the clothes never do either. For this couture show Lagerfeld turned the Grand Palais into an Italian Villa sure making us all long even more for sunnier days. Keep on Reading!
Oh, Ralph & Russo never disappoints. Color and extravagant, this collection was anything but boring.
Bravo Giambattista Valli. You’re tulle gowns certainly won’t ever go out of style, especially to me, the tulle lover herself. The gowns were major with oversized bows, short hemlines, ruffles, and feathers all over. 80s inspired shoulders added to the mini dresses. Volume volume volume forever and always for Valli. Keep on Reading!