"Elegance is the balance between proportion, emotion and surprise" Valentino

Monday, February 28, 2011


Time seemed to go back instead of ahead on Milan runways:

"Yeti" furs at Prada's as at Chanel's FW 2010

Bottega Veneta was somehow strangely resemblant to the Proenza Schouler SS 2011

You have forgot the Yves Saint Laurent SS 2008 collection? Don't worry, Dolce&Gabanna can help you to remember

Sunday, February 27, 2011


A few things I liked on Italian runways:

- Bottega Veneta bags: insane

- Fendi's furs and coats

- Jil Sander's androgynous trousers and nerd sweaters

- Pucci's opulence

- Leather jackets over fur coats at Marni's

Monday, February 21, 2011


The question is simple: What could be the best outfit to attend a Burberry's show?

The answer is even more obvious: a trench, of course!

Hopefully, Christopher Bailey has a great fantasy (not to mention, sense of humor) and years after years, he's been providing his fans with a countless variations of the iconic trench coat.

So, model Lily Donaldson treated herself with this red one...

...Poppy Delevigne chose to be more discrete in black and Julia Roitfeld decide to play "Star Wars" in a silver item from the SS 2011 collection.

Instead, I refuse to spend some words over Rachel Bilson's coat. So wrong. When I said Bailey has sense of humor... (Love the red clutch, though)

But the Front Row Best Dressed award is won by Alexa Chung. Who eventually didn't wear a trench.

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Once upon a time (a season ago), in the fairy kingdom of Paris, Marc Jacobs surprised everyone with a total China-inspired Louis Vuitton collection, not at all in the mood of the season.

As always, he was early. The same collection nowadays would have been just unsurprising, because Fashion this winter seems to have been affected by a new wave of Orientalism.

The Far-East was everywhere on New York runways: from models to clothes going through accessories, everything screamed "East!".

- The Row: Russia

- Oscar de la Renta: Mongolia

- Ralph Lauren: China

- Jonathan Saunders: Japan


Saturday, February 19, 2011


Models-off-duty (MOD) Frida Gustavsson....

.... Karlie Kloss and unknown (if you know who she is, please tell me)....

....Jessica Stam at Proenza Schouler and Rag&Rone shows

CHIC VS SHOCK - Sofia Coppola vs Anna dello Russo

Anna dello Russo: everyone knows her. The editor of Vogue Japan has become a major fashion star thanks to her impossible stolen-from-the-runway looks.
She has put fun back in fashion, people say. Right. I always laugh when I see pictures of her. They are very funny.
Last season (SS 2011), Anna wore for the first time a watermelon hat at the Marc Jacobs' show, for the delight of those sited behind her. This week, she chose two golden cherries to decor her head again at Marc Jacobs'. Lovely.

And what's about this sparky golden dress-coat (Blamain, maybe)? With Aviator sunglasses and leather over-the-knees boots she looks like a "Calamity Jane meets Las Vegas" character.

But New York Fashion Week was also populated by very chic lady. One for all, Sofia Coppola.
I love her style and her work, both of them I would describe as delicate.
In her movies everything is whispered, nothing yelled and so are her clothes.

Here above, on the left, front row at Rodarte's near Kristen Dunst, in sweater and jeans but not any sweater and not any jeans, with that touch of red that change everything (love the carry-all Louis Vuitton bag she designed herself). And on the right at Marc Jacobs' with the man himself, with a gown from the SS collection.

What I really like about Sofia and don't about Anna, it's that she has a style which is her own and doesn't change much to follow the moods of the season. She just twits it, putting here and there some touch of glamor. Because fashion must be at our service, NOT we at the service of fashion.