Category Archives: Paris

The Carpetbagger’s Chloé Coverage!

Chloé, Chloé, Chloé… one of the last collections we’ve been anxiously awaiting all month long!  The unveiling of the fashion house’s collection for Spring/Summer 2013 is a dream!  Designer Clare Waight Keller has only been with creative force behind Chloé for a few short seasons now, but has certainly proven she knows just what she’s doing.

Here’s a few favorites from the collection (check out all 38 looks here!)  The overall vibe could best be described as loosely structured whimsy, classic Chloé.  Each piece is totally gorgeous and feminine, but certainly not overtly girly.  The textured pieces in particular had our attention from the get-go.  The flower-appliquéd pants in the first row?  Freaking amazing!  And the top heavy silhouettes are just great fun and quirky to boot!

Chloé, Spring 2013

Chloé, Spring 2013

Chloé, Spring 2013

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Some Serious Show-stoppers from Balmain

Balmain, Spring 2013

Balmain, Spring 2013

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the best of Paris fashion week fall 2012

Celine, Fall 2012

Celine, Fall 2012

Celine, Fall 2012

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon for Kenzo, Fall 2012

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon for Kenzo, Fall 2012

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon for Kenzo, Fall 2012

Paula K, Fall 2012

Paula K, Fall 2012

Paula K, Fall 2012

Paula K, Fall 2012

Tsumori Chisato, Fall 2012

Tsumori Chisato, Fall 2012

Chloe, Fall 2012

Chloe, Fall 2012

Chloe, Fall 2012

Miu Miu, Fall 2012

Louis Vuitton, Fall 2012

Lanvin, Fall 2012

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Paris Fashion Week’s Greatest Hits

Celine, Fall 2012

Celine, Fall 2012

Celine, Fall 2012

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon for Kenzo, Fall 2012

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon for Kenzo, Fall 2012

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon for Kenzo, Fall 2012

Paula K, Fall 2012

Paula K, Fall 2012

Paula K, Fall 2012

Paula K, Fall 2012

Tsumori Chisato, Fall 2012

Tsumori Chisato, Fall 2012

Chloe, Fall 2012

Chloe, Fall 2012

Chloe, Fall 2012

Miu Miu, Fall 2012

Louis Vuitton, Fall 2012

Lanvin, Fall 2012

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Some cute looks from Paris

So just as Fall Fashion Week is quickly approaching, the couture labels have been showing their latest masterpieces.  Some lovely ladies who are privileged enough to attend such fancy events have showed up in some super cute getups.

Alexa Chung in Louis Vuitton

courtesy of style.com

Catherine Baba

Diane Kruger

Kruger is one of my favorites and this look is super cute, though I can’t help but feel something is maybe a bit off?  Perhaps more skin is needed to balance out the look.  I think the only thing I’d change is swap the over the knee stockings for ankle socks.  But it doesn’t bother me that much, she still owns it.

Clemence Poesy

Kate Moss at Prada after party

Kate Moss at Prada after party

Abbie Cornish at Louis Vuitton

This LV dress is a chic combination of super sweet and bad ass, and I bet in person it’s a real peace of art.  I don’t however think Cornish is completely getting away with it.  The dress is wearing her more than she is wearing it and I sort of feel the need to help her rethink the styling of it; starting by getting rid of the ribbon and adding a bold belt.  It’s a shame though, I’d love to see this dress on the likes of someone like Kirsten Dunst or maybe the adorable Elle Fanning.

Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld in Miu Miu

This girl is really something and I foresee an exceptionally noteworthy  style  in her years to come.  She kills it as the face of Miu Miu and always pleases me.   I feel that she deserves extra props for her styling decisions because she’s only 15 and has thus far managed to always look age appropriate, yet total fashion plate.  I look forward to see more of this young lady.

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde in Oscar de la Renta

There’s no denying this dress is a beauty.  I really wish she went with different shoes, because these weird black ones really hurt the whole look.  My first choice would be patent leather beige kitten heels.  The dress is the main event here, let’s not weigh it down with jelly looking things one might wear to the beach.

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In the Literary Corner…

Vahram Muratyan is a Paris-based graphic designer who was experiencing his “midlife crisis” at the tender age of 30.   Having spent time living between Paris (his homeland), and New York City, Muratyan noticed himself suffering from a bit of the “grass is always greener on the other side” syndrome and decided to put pen to paper noting his daily observations as a sort of art therapy.  Turns out his way of coping did him some good.  Debuting on February 2, Muratyan isbringing us “Paris versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities” (Penguin $20).  “A friendly visual match between two cities told by a lover of Paris wandering through New York.  Details, cliche’s, contradictions: This way please.”

“People always say there is never the time to read a book or to do something on your own. I just kept dreaming in my sketchbook, which is something I used to do a lot of. I always hoped people would see my work as art,” he said. “I decided to do an image per day on my blog as a way to keep that dream alive.”

-Vahram Muratyan

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