Matthew Williamson, Albino & Cedric Charlier Autumn/Winter 2013-14 Ready-to-wear Collection.

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It goes larger, larger & larger.

Time for geometric and ample coats, as well as large pants. You are not “easy to get” women, right ? So prefer the others guessing your sexy silhouette, hidden under extra large materials, instead of showing it directly (too easy). Nobody said fashion could not be a game, or even a kind of hunt after figures. Dress also “un peu à la garçon” like Alexa, Lou and company because we all know how sexy we are in our boyfriend’s white T-shirt (of course with a skinny jean and high heels ; T-shirt “in” in the front, please!).

Since 2010 silhouettes are oversized, unstructured, but always elegant. In the past years, clothes were more like a “second skin” (from the 2000’s). In the 70’s, androgyny was the trend with the famous YSL smoking. 20 years later, do some place, please, for sexy sheath dresses. Today’s fashion seems to cover the body more than in the past few years… it does not mean we are less beautiful and feminine ! Big shoulders are back… maybe not exactly like in the 80’s, but with the same meaning : “audacity & power”.

C.

Sources photography : Now Fashion, Vogue Italia & Vogue UK.

3.1. Phillip Lim Autumn/Winter 2013-14 Ready-to-wear Collection.

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3.1. Phillip Lim A:W 2013-14 RTW details

Smile like a vamp, consume Autumn 2013.

We want asymmetry, we want hairs, we want patterns ! Mix without excess. Mix & match, try & shine. And calm down (not to tire the eyes) in wearing some leather (always a sure value). Concerning accessories, 3.1. Phillip Lim chose sobriety with preppy black leather shoulder bags. The body needs some liberty, space ; movement is synonym of amplitude. Wear large coats and be aware that Winter 2013 expect you to dare : maxi length is permitted. Don’t think too much, don’t hesitate too long, but act! (be the first and make them all jealous!)

Colors stay in nude and neutral shades, but an illuminating touch would not be denied. Not at all. Kaki fur on a black leather bag, complete petrol coat and, last but not least, imposing geometric earrings. Ok, we want to look natural, but we won’t forget the little detail that boost our whole look.

We love wearing shorts in winter ! It is feminine, refreshing and fashionable. Prefer the large ones because more elegant. Classical in every circumstances if you choose the perfect length (mid-tigh). 3.1. Phillip Lim also teaches us how to match the color of our shorts to the one of pretty details on our shirt. Doesn’t he ?

Time for eyebrows to get wild ; don’t try to domesticate them. Want Cara’s mischievous look ? Brush your eyebrows in giving them some dynamic. That’s it ! Autumn 2013 wants you to be sophisticated, but, of course, not too much, break the rules with your savage side then. Play with both and you’ll get THE look ! 

C.

Sources photographies : Vogue Italia & Selectism

Couture Autumn/Winter 2013-14 : Armani Privé & Giambattista Valli.

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ImageUnder volume, fragile femininity.

You may say that there are no similarities between these two looks, not all. Don’t you ? Hmmm…

Hair are completely different as well as shoes ; that’s a fact. The silhouette is enhanced in the same way, yet. Look at the waist… two belts for one and unique slim figure. Giorgio Armani and Giambattista Valli both offer you to shine in the very soon arriving cold with a fresh make up. Delighted about next winter ? You should.

I admit these looks are quite dissimilar, however, the same desire to express femininity and sensuality through volume should be noticed. That’s the reason why I decided to put them together. Armani’s pink vaporous coat breaks off woman’s sensual curves, while Giambattista Valli’s pearl grey dress conceals hips, but subtly attracts the look on them (letting you guess them, actually). Because both designers chose to play with volumes, they preferred to stay sober concerning accessories. The attitude is already part of them. As well as details : golden pumps, golden clutch’s components at Armani and black belt, black pumps at Giambattista Valli.

They also highlighted the contrast between materials : “froufrou” Valli’s underskirt raises the pleated part of the dress, what does not weigh down the figure, but on the contrary gives to it dynamic. And we love it !  Feeling like Alice in Wonderland never killed nobody. On the other hand, Armani’s atmosphere is more like a “gangster’s paradise” with, of course, the perfect femme fatale it includes : fur versus silk, firmness versus softness. Fashion is all about contradiction : un “je t’aime moi non plus”… 

C.

Sources photographies : It’s between me & fashion & Une libanaise à Paris.

Couture Autumn/Winter 2013-14 : Alexandre Vauthier & Bouchra Jarrar.

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Choose your side : black or white ?

La Haute Couture.

A fairy tale in our grey and gloomy everyday. Need of evasion ? Dive into this world of creativity, elegance, sobriety & liberty. Be who you want to be, wear what you want to wear, and the others… it doesn’t matter.

Alexandre Vauthier and Bouchra Jarrar created for you the strength you need to affirm the powerful woman you are (or could be). Narrow waist blazer, rolled up sleeves or not, it depends on your mood : a “yes” if you want to “rock” your look, a “no” if you prefer to stay classical and keep your fragile pretty wrists hidden. “Wear pants”, because Today’s woman knows how to assume her femininity without skirts or dresses. Vauthier offers a kind of black silky harem pants (in preference) those for have long and thin legs, while Jarrar follows the classical way with some traditional white-creme carrot pants to extend the silhouette.

Asymmetric belt at Vauthier & chained one at Jarrar. Which one will be yours ? The first sort is already part of the pants and look more sophisticated ; the second one comes closer to the “officer” style, asymmetric as well, like a sparkling jewel hanging on your waist.

I don’t want to influence you at all, but be aware that you will be nothing more than simply fashionable wearing WHITE this winter. Dare ! And impress. (As well as fur and feathers.)

What is the most important to show this season ? Your face. Play with hair and make up : byzantin, classe, bleu, nude, aristocratique, audacieux, chargé or mutin, make up can be of any type. The choice is large. Be imaginative, be fresh for Autumn/Winter 2013-14 ! 

C.

Sources photographies : Au Petit Imprévu & Be.

On the runway of Tracy Rees Spring/Summer 2013 Ready-to-wear Collection.

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Back to business !

Far, far away the beach, the sun, cocktails & beautiful strangers ? Like a summertime sadness in the air ? Don’t feel depressed like that, girls. Summer is maybe gone, but winter has not arrived… not yet. There is before it this short and sweet time where Burberry’s trench coats, leather jackets and company are your best friends. Aren’t they ? We are all delighted about it : let’s put on our favorite leather jacket in the morning, take it off for the lunch and appreciate it again in the evening, a pretty thin scarf twisted around our neck.  I know, I know, the weather is not that nice during this time of the year, because changing, even capricious.

Anyway. Nude is the 2013 Fall’s color. Some could think that it is not a color. Well… sometimes, you know, natural but sophisticated simplicity should be preferred rather than color’s excess. Enjoy then the last warm hours, remaining of summer 2013, in wearing some natural materials. We want softness. You also have to know that WHITE will be one of the surprises of this winter. Why should we have to reserve it for the summer, indeed ? We are in 2013, please!

I did not have so much time during the summer to write on my blog (because of my studies), that’s why I wanted you to know : ” Now, I’m back! “. Would you mind if I told you “Haute Couture”? See you very soon everyone…

C.

Source photography : It’s milk and honey