vendredi 25 septembre 2015

#LFW Coup De Coeur : Burberry Prorsum

Burberry is the first show I saw in live stream on

I did not expect the Hyde Park runway venue to become a 32-piece orchestra starring Alison Moyet as singer. Right in the middle of the catwalk. Enjoy the show's video clicking here.

But the last thing I would expect is that I'd actually love the collection. 
Last seasons I did not like Burberry, at all. Excepted the Winter collection, just for the capes (that were a commercial success). 

This show was beautiful -the show itself- and the clothes.

First, the beauty look. A perfect nude make up with a dark cherry lipstick. Everything is from the next Spring Burberry make-up collection (I got my eyes on a gorgeous dark cherry-almost-black nail polish). And by the way I have a crush on this short-haired model, that you can see on a lot of London shows this season.

Gorgeous laced dresses were mixed with nylon backpacks and sporty rubber-soled sandals, high heels accessorized with military backpacks, delicate transparent laced garments under big Burberry classic trench coats. It was all about contrast.

Chioma Nnadi sums it up perfectly for Vogue Runway:

" That mishmash of techy sportswear and delicate vintage-inspired eveningwear was cut with militaristic details throughout: Peacoats came studded with brass, Sgt. Pepper–style regimental buttons, and slinky satin silk skirts were finished with metallic cording of the kind you might find on a soldier’s uniform "
I think this is that balance which seduced me. This "dark romantic" style was always balanced with sporty or military touches.

I love this look (and model Yumi Lambert of course, who's having a great season this month!). The long slip dress coupled with these big chain sandals and the nylon backpack.

The backpack was the star of this collection, obviously monogrammed to the models' initials.
(I'm currently obsessed with backpacks, and currently looking for the perfect one).

And finally, I think that everyone was talking about one dress after the show. This burgundy beauty:

See you for my next crush - next stop in Milan!

jeudi 24 septembre 2015

#LFW digest

Here's my digest of what I loved at London Fashion Week.

My mood switched from NYC to London mode : it means I feel more open to eccentricity, bold prints, colors...
London is the city of new, emergent designers that have bold and eclectic collections. NYC collections follow a scheme/central idea most of the time. I feel like London shows have no rules and are more playful. Is three words, London is fun. And some fun can't hurt the so-serious fashion industry.
However you'll quickly see that my favorites are always the most simple silhouettes ( you can't change me...ah ah). But I do enjoy seeing more eccentric shows.


I loved the black/white/brugundy kind of color block and how the outfit plays with lengths, with the black crop bandeau and the transparent trousers. The jumpsuit on the right is simple but still highly desirable. 

  The oh-so-British Paul Smith.
This plain camel dress could have been boring, but the accessories made it all. And I love the dress on the left, the association of navy, bright yellow and red made me think of Matisse's paintings... And the necklace is also a statement accessory. 

Victoria, Victoria Beckam : back to the playground

If Posh presents her main collection during NYFW, she goes back to the hood  in London to present the sister line called Victoria, Victoria Beckham. Surprisingly, I had a little crush on this collection, because it has a certain innocence. The bare-feet models and the 70's floral print takes me back to childhood. I love the colors' associations and the denim. 

In complete opposition, I loved David Koma's sexiness, with cut-outs, fitted waist and leather details.

Joseph got me for the same reasons I mentioned in my NYFW digests (you know my current simplicity obsession). No-prints, minimalist silhouettes, ultra-simple white trainers, black, white, nude. Huge crush on this collection. Literally I wouldn't mind wearing these three silhouettes right now.

And I also liked three silhouettes at Topshop Unique.
I think the fluffy pumps are one of the main reasons. I don't know why I always wanted this in my closet, it's a fantasy but I will always find it cute.

The nonchalance of too-long sleeves and unbuttoned shirt.

I also liked the silky floral print on both this jacket/kimono and dress.

Next post: my ultimate crush at London. And next, Milan is already there!

mercredi 23 septembre 2015

Last #NYFW digest

What I loved at #NYFW SS16.

My conclusion is I am in a minimalist-transparency-lace-black/white/nude kinda mood.
(And that I want a bodycon minimalist midi dress ASAP).
Yas, quick and easy conclusions based on what I spontaneously liked on the runway.

Dion Lee

Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, the duo behind Public School, just took over DKNY, and in my opinion, that's for the best.  I was so incredibly surprised by the fact I loved DKNY for the first time. A 90's minimalist vibe, the transparency, the clean cuts, the thin stripes with navy, everything I like is here.
I also love the detail of the transparent mid-calf transparent sock, under the ankle boots or flat boyish shoes. I would totally wear everything. 

Rag & Bone, for the same reasons that told above... (I know...)

I loved that bodysuit at Lacoste

And amazind dresses at Prabal Gurung, as usual.

 And Proenza is always a must at New York.

I also loved J Crew presentation, because J Crew is always good at selling its personality and image, but I know I would never wear a silhouette like that, not my cup of tea once it's on my body.

Next: London!