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April 17 2014

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5 posts tagged "Chanel Haute Couture"

Marina’s Must-Haves: Warming Up and Keeping It Cool

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Marina's Must-Haves

Anyone who knows me knows that I get pretty excited about all things fashion, whether it’s a shoe, a bag, a dress, or beyond. (I am a market director, after all!) I’m always looking for the next item, the next trend, or simply what I must have. From here on out, I’ll be offering a regular rundown of what I’m crazy about, and sharing my wish list with you. Of course, we’re excited to hear what you’re crazy for, too, so please share your favorite new designers, trends, and products with us in the comments.

1. Now that I’m a mother of two, I’ve found myself carrying more and more things in my handbag. Chloé’s Baylee bag looks professional and, thanks to its cross-body strap, is also a practical, hands-free weekend option. It’s been on my wish list for a while, so I think it might be time to give in.

Chloé Baylee bag, $2,250, Buy it now

2. Thanks to Isabel Marant, we have all been wearing high-top wedges; thanks to Phoebe Philo, we’ve been addicted to slip-ons. Now comes Karl Lagerfeld, changing the high-fashion sneaker game with his Spring ’14 couture trainers. After last week’s Chanel Couture show, we all wanted to go back to the nineties. If you too were inspired by the runway and are looking for a (slightly more affordable) pair now, check out Lanvin’s holographic kicks, which retail for $695.

Lanvin holographic leather sneakers, $695, Buy it now

3. By January, my skin is so dry, even with all the extra moisturizer I insist on using. I’ve found that fashion-friendly sweatshirts are softer on my skin than any cashmere. It’s also been a uniform around the Style.com offices—everyone is wearing their sweats to work.

Être Cécile sweatshirt, $148.50, Buy it now

4. It’s freaking cold in New York. It’s never been this cold as long as I’ve lived here. That being said, a great snow boot is a necessity. O Jour’s furry-lined pair is all I want to wear. Charlotte Casiraghi was spotted wearing them last week.

O Jour Red Hare boots, $1,070, Buy it now

5. While trying to decide who did the best job staying warm and looking chic during the Couture shows in Paris, Emmanuelle Alt stood out. Thanks to her, I’m now craving Isabel Marant Étoile’s quilted kimono coat.

Isabel Marant Étoile quilted coat, $745, Buy it now

Photo: Courtesy Photos

Hudson Kroenig: Fashion’s Donald Trump?

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This morning, Cara Delevingne bestowed a gift of unparalleled adorability upon the Internet in the form of an Instagram video. Following yesterday’s Chanel Couture extravaganza, the impish catwalker prompted 5-year-old Hudson Kroenig—Lagerfeld’s mini model godson who, along with father Brad, has been a mainstay on the Chanel show circuit since 2010—to run up to the Kaiser and proclaim that he was “fired.” Getting (faux) let go has never been so cute.

Three’s A Trend: Can You Kick It?

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Sneakers from Marc Jacobs, Chanel and Dior

Marc Jacobs shook up the Spring ’14 season with his postapocalyptic presentation. His foreboding runway, littered with trash and cigarette butts, was a far cry from the lighthearted pastels and florals we usually associate with the Spring shows. Naturally, models needed some sensible footwear in order to traipse through Jacobs’ tattered wasteland. Thus, the designer paired his Victorian gowns with embellished, slip-on, rubber-soled sneaker-like flats.

A sentiment long embraced by the street-style set, this fusion of sport and high-fashion continues during the couture collections, where both Raf Simons and Karl Lagerfeld have featured sneaks. Yesterday, the former piqued our interest at Dior when he sent out girls-on-the-go in mid-length gowns and trainers. This morning at Chanel, the latter proved he could kick it, too. Each of Lagerfeld’s runway looks—his finale bride included—boasted a hopelessly cool (and appropriately haute) pair of sneakers. Could this be the end of the sky-high pump? Probably not, but considering the runaround that will inevitably accompany the upcoming ready-to-wear shows, we’d definitely walk a mile in these shoes.

Photos: IndigitalImages

The Buzz On Michelle Williams

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Michelle Williams hit Cannes to promote her new flick Blue Valentine, and we’re just about ready to say she can do no wrong. She’s got a soft spot for young designers—she wore Suno to her Valentine photo call—but for the official premiere, she pulled out the big guns: Chanel Haute Couture. (She chose the petal pink column Heidi Mount wore for the show—an insouciant take on Roman sixties couture, if you ask us.) But what we really love is that she toned down the look with a witty choice of jewelry: bumblebee earrings from Asprey’s new children’s collection. Kids are better and better dressed these days—note the news from Pitti, for example, where Gucci and Fendi are due to launch childrenswear next month—and Asprey has wasted no time courting the tot demographic, delivering its collection of pint-sized fine jewelry to stores earlier this year. We presume that Michelle will be handing the ladybug posts down to her adorable daughter, Matilda, as soon as her ears are pierced. In the meantime, a magnifying glass is required to spot them in the Cannes paparazzi shots, but those are the gold, enamel, and pavé diamond earrings pictured above. Totally charming.

Ladybird earrings in white gold, $1,500, available later this year; for more information, call (212) 688-1811 or visit www.asprey.com.

Photo: Niviere / Sipa Press; Courtesy of Asprey

Couturiers Rethink Edwardiana

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While Karl Lagerfeld was literally having his work cut out for him at Chanel Haute Couture (by Kamo, a Japanese hairdresser who created the show’s elaborate paper headdresses), his fellow designers had a slightly different form of scissorwork in mind. The sharp, soot-colored suits at Anne Valérie Hash and Armani Privé recalled the fitted tailoring and moody elegance of the Edwardian era. That age also resurfaced in the exaggerated shoulders inching up toward the models’ chins on a number of runways. Riccardo Tisci, fashion’s dark knight, kept things light at Givenchy by swapping sheer puffs of organza for shoulder pads. Click for a slideshow, then let us know whether Couture’s Edwardiana trend strikes you as fresh or stuck in the past.

 

 

 

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