#PFW Street Style #AW1314

Street style shots…

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Moi!

It’s funny to see how many people have taken to this habit of shooting pictures of those who hang on the fringe of fashion week, or those who attend. It’s a mixing of the two demographics, and nobody seems to mind. Some are aloof and pretend to not care about or even want cameras on them, some are there to lend themselves to the game deliberately.

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Bill Cunningham, the now famous blue clad street style photography pioneer, is always there, loyal to his lens.
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Paris Fashion Week : Augustin Teboul

A Paris Fashion Week presentation, in a folklore luxe setting, where models lounge under the spotlights in a carved wood decorated room at the opulent Plaza Athénée luxury hotel on avenue Montaigne…Augustin Teboul.

Photo : Prête-Moi Paris

Photo : Prête-Moi Paris

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The clutch

The clutch
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I have been wanting to blog about this trend for a little while now, and my new Polyvore account just made it even more simple for me! It’s even more fun and easy than my Shopstyle account. And allows you to blog your style creations with just a click!
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So this clutch thing… I think we will see more and more people (in fact we already do) walking around with a clutch in place of a bag. I say “people” because it is not a trend just for women anymore! Mens’ clutches are all over the catwalks these days. The contest for who’s got the bigger birkin is over. It’s all about the bag becoming a real statement and charming accessory as well as being functional. Its first function? Lightening our load! Continue reading

Oscar Carvallo SS2013 Couture Collection

Sea themed.

Oscar Carvallo returned to the inspiration of his home by the sea, which he said inspires all of his work really. He worked metallics and lace, shimmering ladies of the sea waltzed on assured sea-legs down the catwalk at the Shangri-la luxury hotel ballroom.

(See a video of the show by Lauren Cashwell below)
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Prête-Moi Paris Winter Wants

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Escaping the grey…

Lazy Sundays spent browsing the web can sometimes bring about a wishlist or two for something fun, trendy and full of distraction from dull winter weather. Here is what I’ve picked out to brush aside the rainy day blues. Continue reading

#NYFW Erin Barr FW2013

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Article by Frank Cierpial

This Fashion Week has been an unforgettable experience. For the last five years, Frank in Paris and Frank in New York have been two different Franks. Let’s call them Frank and Franck. This Fashion Week was one of those rare moments where I was both of them as if I were flying between two different dimensions. I would go to school at Montclair State and study French and be Frank and then I would head to Manhattan to cover New York Fashion Week for Prete-Moi Paris and I would become Franck. The Franck that is in New York on business so to say; Erin Barr brings out the Franck in me. She brought it out last Fashion week when I went to her presentation and was riveted by what I saw. Continue reading

On Aura Tout Vu SS13 Haute Couture collection

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I was thrilled to receive an invitation to the On Aura Tout Vu couture collection for Spring 2013. The event was held at the Mairie de Paris in the 4th arrondissement, and was also sponsored on part by one of my favorite cosmetic brands, Caron, who offered to guests a little box of bath beads. And beading was certainly in the theme of the collection which was illustrated by the beatle, it’s shiny green shell, and a palette of it’s colorful hues, as well as plenty of black and patent fabrics to illustrate the essence of this creature. Continue reading

Didit Hediprasety SS2013 Couture Collection

Photo by : Lauren Cashwell

Photo by : Lauren Cashwell

The calm and quiet zen of spring water, a dreamlike Japanese afternoon, the body is warm and relaxed, unconstrained in the soft draping jersey that clings to it gently.

I was invited to attend the Spring-Summer 2013 couture show in Paris held at the luxurious Shangri-La palace hotel in Paris for Didit Hediprasetyo, one of the designers I have been following now for several seasons. One of the things I appreciate the most about his collections is that they change entirely every season, but still to the trained eye, you can pick out the details that are so typical to his work.

Didit never ceases to inspire me, as every season his collections are completely different. He comes up with an entirely new concept, idea and theme, that he always displays with elegance and craftsmanship. The models all dressed in Didit’s version of Japanese zen-wear, stepped slowly onto the padded platforms where they each took their place in the “tableau” that had been imagined by Didit.

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Dilek Hanif SS2013 Haute Couture Collection

A Century of Romance is the title of her collection, and the theme is in,spired by the styles of the Ottoman empire and the Seljuq culture put together with a modern touch. The ancient Ottoman style shows in the ethnic “harem” aspects while the minimalist, art deco and geometric Seljuq elements combine to create a breathtaking collection.
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Dressing Like Dita

I have a lovely habit of wasting time on one of my favorite websites : ShopStyle. It’s like having the world as a closet and being able to create outfits form millions and millions of articles. It’s addicting. I am warning you now.

I am also a big fan of Dita. You know who I am talking about. She inspires me and well frankly, I wish I had her waredrobe and work-out regime!

I created some looks from pictures of Dita Von Teese found off of Google. It was time-consuming but fun to browse thousands of pieces of clothing and accessories, looking for that one perfect piece to illustrate her outfits.

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