Hey Everyone! I hope you have all been well and that you can’t wait to see what the designers at VFW 2016 were dazzling audiences with. Some of you might know that I’ve been anticipating Noe Bernacelli’s show this season! He is a Peruvian designer who studied in Italy. I’m currently working on close to 17 posts that will be featuring the designers who showcased their collections at Vancouver Fashion Week this season, and who’s shows I attended. I also couldn’t resist putting up this post about Noe’s collection because I’ve been so excited to share what I got to see last week, with all of you.
I became an instant fan of his designs at VFW F/W 2015 when I saw his floor length evening gowns that were sheer in all the right places. I felt as though he was channeling Elie Saab, and to see gowns with an incredible amount of detail in person, stole my breath away. This season Noe Bernacelli didn’t disappoint (although I miss seeing those evening gowns), with his 7.2.7 collection that lead him in a new direction that can be described as modern, while embodying the daring female spirit.
Bonjour! Oui oui! Comment ça va?? Paris Fashion Week kicks off today and will end on March 9th! I don’t want any of you to feel sad about all of the Fall/Winter 2016 Fashion Weeks wrapping up across the globe. So I thought instead of only reporting about the runway, the street style, and models, I thought you’d love to have a post dedicated to 10 facts about Paris Fashion Week; After all it is the home of fashion, the place that started it all, and the grand finale! P.S fact #9 is my favourite.
“Hey everyone! I’m in a mood where I want to rant, and get some of your opinions, thoughts, comments, likes or dislikes about celebrities crossing over into the fashion world. There is this hollywood element that keeps popping up during fashion week, and it sort of bothers me. Let me first just say that I know people like Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Bridgett Bardot were celebrities who have gone on to be the inspiration for countless fashion designers. We find their style to be timeless, classic and elegant. So it makes sense that fashion and celebrities have always been a part of each others world.
“The modern woman is artistically literate, well traveled, and a sexually liberated being”. It was no secret that Yves Saint Laurent fell under the spell of beautiful women, whom he often made into his muse. Each of the women had their trademark in both beauty and individuality, including Victorie Doutreleau, Catherine Deneuve, Betty Catroux, and Katoucha Niane. Yves first muse was his mother Lucienne, who consistently presented herself as this sort of maquillaged creature in his eyes. During the day Lucienne would wear blouses with fresh, crisp laundered skirts, and by evening she would change into full bodied gowns, to be paired with high heels. It was Lucienne who encouraged her sons interest in fashion, often taking him with her on trips to pick up the latest edition of Vogue, or bringing him out to the theatre. It was also Lucienne that gave Yves all his support that would make him a success in his not so distant future.
Privet Matryoshkas it has been a long time since I’ve made a post about a Russian designer who doubles as a street style star! So here it is, just for you! Well Ulyana Sergeenko never fails to impress me with her vivid imagination, that often draws inspiration from the places she’s traveled to, and distant echoes of the soviet era. Haute Couture and Ulyana do share something in common and that is that they both have a love for folklore. Remember her SS 2013 handbag collection? I was so inspired by her SS 2013 collection that since I was not able to covet one of the Russian themed folk handbags, I decided to make my own..which ended up to be a lot of work, but an enjoyable project nonetheless.
Well it’s no secret Matryoshkas you can obviously tell that I loooveee Russian Fashion Designers, and their Russian Fashion Houses. They aim to impress, pouring their hearts into their work, giving the Italian and French Fashion Houses solid competition. Russians are explosive in the fashion world, they may have had a backseat, but the extra time has given these designers
Privet Matryoshka’s!! It’s Friday. I’m lazy. So please accept this short & sweet post involving a certain Czarina. Elena Perminova continues to make me envious of her lifestyle with her growing- timeless wardrobe. The dress she happens to be wearing is by the designer Giambattista Valli- from his Haute Couture collection. Like this post the dress is short. The delicate nature of this dress comes to life with it’s floral pattern, and stand out russian red jewels. Her shoes deserve some love too- simple, chic and white. What an irresistible outfit.
Yulia Yanina’s fashion house has just celebrated its 20th anniversary on January 21st, 2014! Many of Yulia’s designs have found homes in the wardrobes of Princess Stephanie of Monaco, Baroness Nadine de Rothschild, and Ms. Roya Surdo, wife of the Italian Ambassador. Yulia is famous for specializing in Haute Couture creations, to wedding, evening and cocktail dresses; studded with beads, or enhanced by embroidery- true to traditional Russian dress.
Alice In Wonderland
Alexander Terekhov “always loved Alice as a character, because she is kind, sweet and beautiful.” The Russian designer used nine meters of blue taffeta to make the fantasy of Alice In Wonderland into a reality. Terekhov’s Alice showcases a transition from Alice’s time as a youth, and into a grown woman.