3 posts tagged "Paule Ka"
Paule Ka‘s Serge Cajfinger is best known for producing clean, feminine examples of Parisian style—and we saw a lot of that in his Fall ’13 collection. But the designer brought a witty punch to this season’s sharp wares via a range of lighthearted, surreal accessories. “I wanted to add a playful piece to an otherwise sober yet very elegant silhouette. I think that chic can be also full of humor,” Cajfinger told Style.com. The jewelry offering—an homage to Salvador Dalí and Jean Cocteau—comprises metal and crystal cuffs, brooches, and necklaces shaped like long-lashed eyes and pouting lips. Each bauble has an air of levity, but one piece—a choker fashioned from two gunmetal and golden hands that sit around the neck—is particularly tongue-in-cheek. Cajfinger, who suggests combining a series of his brooches or styling one of his necklaces against a dark, somber suit, explains that irreverence is essential to his aesthetic. “I have always worked on how to reveal the utmost elegance of classics while adding a little twist. Every woman wants to feel beautiful but not boring,” he says. “Irreverence is something you can play with to seduce.”
Paule Ka’s surreal wares range from $200 to $785, and will be available at pauleka.com and select retailers later this summer.
Caroline Trentini (pictured) has been missing from the runway for a few seasons now, but her modeling days aren’t completely over. The Brazilian beauty stars in Paule Ka’s Fall ad campaign, shot by Venetia Scott at a mythical airport in Berlin. Trentini looks glamorous with a bouffantlike hairstyle and a crocodile handbag paired with a metallic skirt. She sure knows how totravel in style. [Paule Ka]
Karl Lagerfeld has a big night ahead of him. The designer will unveil his Olympic-themed collection at Selfridges tonight before the items will go on sale tomorrow. The range includes jackets, skinny jeans, and collars, which will be on display alongside Lagerfeld’s new luxury menswear line. Click the link to get a preview of the items and check back for a video from tonight’s event. [Vogue U.K.]
The American Idol judges are playing a serious game of musical chairs. Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler are officially “out” and Mariah Carey is officially “in.” The pop singer and mom of twins will join the show, leading a potential full replacement of judges. “I am so excited to be starting Idol,” Carey said in a recent interview. [Page Six]
In 1989, when Madonna sang “Express Yourself,” what she really meant was “Vide Ton Sac.” Well, sort of. The French term for airing your opinion about a matter you feel strongly about is also a literal command to “empty your bag.” Doing a little of both this week is Paule Ka founder and frontman Serge Cajfinger, whose interest in women and the contents of their handbags has spurred a series of short films based upon his new Cabas Ka accessory collection. Featuring an array of actresses, among them French favorites Cécile Cassel and Emma de Caunes, each of the short films uncovers a plethora of the practical (and not so practical) necessities that women haul around with them. The film will be screened on Tuesday evening in Paris to celebrate the brand’s Rue Saint-Honoré store opening and will be available the following day at www.pauleka.com.