Summary Of The Fashion Weeks FW17

Folks! I get a lot of comments from you about the fashion weeks and that you feel that you haven’t had the chance to follow properly this year. So instead of doing another post on fashion week today, I think a summary will be better for us all! Here are all the posts on the fashion weeks FW17 (so far, lol):

Fashion Weeks FW17

New York

London

Milan

Paris

Trends Fall 2017

Street Style

If you only have the time to read one post

 

Folks, have a darling weekend! I’m gonna eat ice cream, wear pastels and dream about the Saab gown below! Xx

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Highlights From The Fashion Weeks 2017

Folks! I think it’s time to slowly begin to wrap up the fashion weeks and I do only have a few posts left. I thought it would be about time to pin down some highlights from the fashion weeks 2017.  Looks that were genius in one way or another and deserves a(nother) round of applause. I’ve talked about some before and others are new! And yes, I’d like to apologize in advance for being a hypocrite on this. The past weeks I’ve been praising all the popping colors and prints we’ll see this fall and my highlights includes….zero? Ouch. Sorry about that!

Co

I do very much indeed realize that the cape has no opening for the arms and it makes it highly impractical, but who cares? It’s gorgeous. (If you can find the opening for the arms though, please let me know). I’ve always thought that capes are on the balance of fashion drama and elegance, so a cape for fall is kind of a go! That exact length and camel shade, are both trendy features. The statement button might not have been my first choice, but a nice detail that adds to the excitement. The boots (let’s hope it’s fake) are a fashionable touch and underlines the camel color. I was about to praise the subtle pocket, but as I look at it again, I’m not even sure what it is. The opening for the arm? Lol, folks, whatever this look is: I love it. It looks like an everyday cape for a fashion hero, or something. See full collection here.

Highlights From The Fashion Weeks 2017 - Co

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Calvin Klein

The most celebrated look from Raf Simons’ first collection for Calvin Klein is this yellow one with the plastic cover. I’m not too hooked up on that look, but more in love with this all denim look. It’s definitely a nod to denim’s brilliance, but its also a nod to the American fashion heritage. The look ticks off the classical features of an outfit that would be considered as lack of style, but does it with a refined and more sophisticated touch. It’s denim on denim, which to many is either a hit or miss. Above that, it’s paired with a white turtleneck, that looks more uncomfortable than good, and also paired with clumsy shoes that are quite ugly. But. it. still. works. I’m not completely sure what it is, but the exact shade of denim being matches and the simple lines of the jacket are all so good. I love the pointy collar and the pockets too. Well, it shouldn’t work, but it does! See full collection here.

Alberta Ferretti

I know, I know. I’ve already dissected this look to its seams, but can we just embrace it one time more? Because yes, it is that good and I’m far from being over it. First of all, the color choice of navy and white is a perfect classical combination. Secondly, the choice of doing the stripes natural and like brush strokes adds a nice contrast to the preppy feeling. The flow of the dress and the shorter jacket creates a nice balance in the silhouette. That exact choice of hat is not only unusual but feels like an hat for strolls in the city on any given day? Why this looks excels to me is that it presents an idea beyond the material of clothes. Like Paris or Venice. So yes, hands down to this look one more time. See full collection here.

Marchesa

I feel like I have to throw in at least one look that embodies glam as we want it: with fringe, embellishment and a touch of the 20s. And where else to turn if not to Marchesa and their precise feeling for red carpet glam? This blood red dress is a gorgeous creation with the layering of fringe and embellishment. The placement of the two sculptures the dress and frames the body perfectly. The center part is done gorgeously not to mention the effect the long fringe creates. Dramatic, a bit smokey and a modern feeling of the 20s with the length, the features and the neat styling. See full collection here.

 

Carolina Herrera

Okay fine, this look is not genius. It’s quite plain and perhaps a bit too conservative to feel contemporary and upbeat. By its first impression: it lacks energy, excitement or a fun statement to keep the interest going. But but but, take another look at that collar. Yes, that’s damn right. That collar is a work of art. It’s quite simple with its simple lines and all white shade, but the work of layers balanced with the small bow is so good. The collar extends to a statement of shoulder which is a nice, if yet subtle, touch. The three layers of fabric are not only something else but also a nice demonstration of how simple details can take a look far. Cute and delicate might not be your cup of tea, but that collar surely should be everyone’s. See full collection here.

Balenciaga

I talked about this look only a week ago but my crush remains. This contemporary 1980s festive evening gown is fashion geniusness. The petite top of the dress is a perfect contrast to the heavy bow as well as the fall of the lower part. The fabric looks luxurious as few and embodies simple elegance. This dress is a great example of doing a subtle statement: it’s highly visible but not tooo attention-seeking (making sense here). The bow adds a fun twist, but the rest of the dress’ simplicity still keeps it in the safe zone. A lot of us, if not all of us, would choose another pair of shoes – but hey – it’s a fun twist to say at least. On another note: How heavy is that bow? See full collection here. 

Folks! Which one is your favorite look, if it’s even one of these? Leave a comment below and have a darling weekend! Xx

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Preview: Makeup Trends Fall 2017

As I told you in the post on Monday, preview of the fall 2017 fashion trends, here’s a preview of the makeup trends fall 2017. As beauty trends are more limited and precise than fashion trends, I’ve made a shorter list rather than a full on summary. Here are  some of the makeup trends fall 2017:

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Makeup Trends Fall 2017

Colorful For Life

So a colorful fashion for fall has already been clarified, but same goes for the makeup life. Colorful eyeshadows and eyeliners are trending. Of course in traditional shape of powdery eyeshadows, but also creamier ones where the color is more intensified. Oscar de la Renta demonstrated this gorgeously. Vivienne Westwood also went colorful with a neon touch. Versus Versace went a bit smoky with a navy shade. Zadig & Voltaire went more artsy with gorgeous popping shades, like yellow.

1980s Natural Face

I know, a specific look for a 1980s natural face shouldn’t differ anymore from a regular natural face. But you know that Cindy Crawford natural look? With big bushy brows, lips with a slight intensified red shade and a bit bronzy face? Well, that look is accompanying the fashion trends of the 80s. Think healthy, natural and perfected features (like eyebrows but better, natural lip color but stronger). Marchesa, Calvin Klein and Tory Burch all worked this look in different versions.

Simple Statements

I don’t know if this is a reaction to the makeup on makeup looks that are everywhere, but for fall 2017, designers want us to stick to one statement. If you’re going for statement lips, let them be in focus. If you’re going for intensified eyes, leave them at that. Marc Jacobs went for a natural look with bold lips. So did Jason Wu with the perfect shade of red. La Perla went for heavy eyes and nude colored lips.

Artsy lines

TomeVersus Versace and Mulberry are only some of the designers that went for lines with an artsy statement. Not really in terms of a classic cateye, but random or exaggerated  lines in different colors. Perhaps something not for the everyday, but ever so gorgeous and artsy! Mulberry’s makeup look could pass for an everyday makeup look with the framing of the eyes though!

Refined 90s

I don’t care if I only noticed Derek Lam doing this, but oh my such a pretty look. The awkward bright blue shade from the 90s (often done with mauve lips: see here) – but in a refined version. The bright blue is beautifully blended, with a touch of metallic, and the mauve is changed to a glossy lip. And above all: the look is kept as natural as possible. Genius balance of the features! I can definitely go for the 90s makeup if the blue shade is that pretty. 

Folks! Which makeup trend fall 2017  will you be working this fall? Leave a comment! Xx

#DerekLam #FW17 beauty. Makeup: @tompecheux and @maybelline. Nails: @jinsoon. Hair: @akkishirakawa

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Preview: Fashion Trends Fall 2017

People are talking about embracing spring fashion and everything, so that’s why it’s an excellent time to talk about fall fashion instead! I mean, who cares that we just survived a long winter and the majority of us are in desperate need of D-vitamin? Fall fashion is the best. And I mean, tbh, as quickly as time passes by these days it’ll be fall next week, lol! Anyways, here’s a preview on the upcoming fashion trends fall 2017!

Fashion Trends Fall 2017

Colorful colors

I firmly believe that the world needs more colors and this couldn’t be more true for the fashion world. Colors are highly associated with feelings and affects us and the people around us. That’s why I’m utterly happy about the vibrant colors that are trendy for fall, and yes, preferably done as monochrome. There is, of course, the color for the year: pea green, but also a lot of yellow, red, blue and pink done from top to toe. Altuzarra worked the yellow and so did Nina Ricci (and also pink). Sibling worked the red life and so did without a doubt Givenchy too. As spring is approaching though, why only make it a matter of fall? Go colorful for spring too, the transition is quite easy!

Oversized Obsession

The oversized life is going crazy for real. I don’t mind it too much though, quite the contrary, I love getting comfy in clothing pieces that are a few sizes too big. You know, food babies and so on ftw. Anyways, the oversized life is touching all styles of fashion. The preppy life is going oversized in terms of blazers, pants and silhouettes. The street style life is embracing oversized hoodies and jackets. Coats in specific are going a bit more exaggerated than last year. Still midi-length but often one or two sizes too big. Especially London Fashion Week went crazy on the trend with countless of designers going for it. Designers that worked oversized: Erdem, Sacai, Haider Ackermann and Simone Rocha – only to mention some! We all do, still, remember the oversized poncho blankets from Mulberry. Please let me know if anyone wants to send me one, I need it as a movable habitat.

Working 9 to 5

We’re living in a time where more women than ever are nailing the work life. So perhaps it’s no surprise that clothes and looks typically associated with the office are trending. A lot of blazers (one of the trends I pointed out specifically from Milan Fashion Week). But also ladylike from Paris Fashion Week with a lot of matching pencil skirts and blazers. Louis Vuitton had a more contemporary approach on the trend with a more youthful vibe. Stella McCartney went office style too, with a British twist. Alberta Ferretti partly embodied the trend too. Whether the designers’ ideas of office clothes suits your life or not, it’s a chic dose of inspiration!

Contemporary Renaissance

Note the word contemporary in the name for this trend, because the modern view of the Renaissance couldn’t be more modern, upbeat, functional and suit the 21st century style more than it does. Instead of layers of uncomfortable fabrics and clothing pieces, we embrace the best details of it. Giambattista Valli went for the epoque, so did D&G as always and Jonathan Simkhai as well. Erdem worked it too. A lot of ruffles, high collars, velvet, some lace and definitely attitude. This trend is perfect for statement sleeves and blouses, also a perfect excuse to use gold and be all dramatic about your fashion game.

Prints & Patterns

Prints and patterns are never out of the fashion game, but are more in than usual this season. We have a lot of prints as in flowers (what else), squares, stripes, dots, postmodern art, stars, plaid, gingham and whatever you can imagine. The flowers are going pretty dark with black, navy and dark green as a common background color. Sibling went pretty retro and so did House of Holland. Tory Burch went classic and feminine with gorgeous flowers and the queen of prints, Mary Katrantzou did it pretty upbeat. The best part about this trend is that there’s something for everyone, whether you enjoy it minimalistic or full on statement – you can make it work!

Folks! Hit me with your favorite trend for fall, going for history or taking it oversized? The post about beauty trends fall 2017 will be up on Wednesday! Xx

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Collection Review: Valentino Fall 2017

“We’ll always have Paris” might not only be a famous line from Casablanca, but a line that translates well to “We’ll always have Valentino”. Because as the seasons passes and designers reaches new highs and lows, Valentino remains consistent of quality in terms of design aesthetic. Fall 2017 might not have been the brand’s strongest collection, but surely one to embrace. If not for the sake of giving credit to a long lasting brand that always delivers. See full collection here.

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Details: Valentino

Valentino is the Italian fashion brand by Valentino Garavani. Founded in 1960, the fashion house is considered to be in the top of Italian fashion designers (although it shows in Paris). The design aesthetic is centered to lace, tulle, femininity, romanticism and dresses. The creative director is Pierpaolo Piccioli (a position he for long shared with Maria Grazia Chiuri that’s now at Dior).

Valentino Fall 2017

As always, Piccioli kept the aesthetic of the brand close to the heart of the collection. With dresses more or less being the one style of clothing piece and lace, tulle, flowy fabrics and pleated details carrying the torch. One style in specific that Valentino has done a lot of in late years is a dress with a high neck and the rest of the fabric being loose, a bit oversized, sometimes a marked waist but definitely flowy nevertheless. This style is used often in this collection, with color, details and prints differing the main principle from one another.

The color scale went mainly in black and white, but also some blush colored pieces as well as pink, mint blue and red. Valentino has earlier favored the play of geometry and prints, something that was present in this collection (as in this look where flowers are framed by stripes and the structure of the dress). Some looks differs from Valentino’s normal design (even though the fashion brand has done a few of those elements before), with a play of postmodern art with a touch of surrealism, (kind of). The prints are many with distinct differences. From this romantic look of flowers to this one of geometry, and as mentioned, the looks of postmodern art. All the looks are quite covering in terms of the maxi length of the dresses as well as the high boots and for most part long arms. Perhaps a necessary move to balance the sheer fabrics, lace and see-through.

Thoughts On The Collection

If I talked about the Cheerleader effect in Mulberry, this collection is kind of the opposite. The collection is less coherent than earlier ones. Instead of having a story told from start to finish, it feels more like a display of different looks that are strong within their specific element. If one is to pull off postmodern art motives, they are done with justice in this collection. If one is to play with the romantic nature of flowers, it’s done here as well. Same goes for boho chic, it’s done with a touch of elegance and sophistication. With that said though, the collection looks quite divided when one sees the whole picture, but pairing the themes together shows quite the opposite. A somewhat struggling collection that is backed up with the individual looks. The opposite of the Cheerleader effect that is.

Valentino has a high grade of likeability as lace, flowers and a flattering silhouette often goes a long way. The last four looks are a great example of this and will surely be worn on the red carpet, if they haven’t already. There’s something delicate with the contrast of geometric patterns and tender fabrics as lace and tulle. The looks featuring motives of art are perhaps not everyone’s cup of tea but a refreshing perspective with all the “subtle” looks Valentino usually pulls off. The colors are distinct, the lines of the prints are clear and they are a welcoming contrast. One look in specific, this one, is genius as it finds a balance between wearability and fashion statement. The other ones are not too bad, but more cases of potential than success.  

There are some subtle elements of the 1980s with color choices of mint blue, light purple, slight emphasis on the shoulders and the choice of a silky fabric. They are neither hits or miss but are landing somewhere between likeable and forgettable. The black looks with floral patterns are not bad at all, the style of the flowers feels like a forest in a fairy tale. For this look in specific, the placement and color levels of the flowers creates a V-shaped pattern – something that shows Piccioli’s fine eye for the mix of geometry and shapes of nature.

Lastly

So, was this collection a hit? No, the lack of coherency and clear vision is interfering with the overall impression. A miss then? Not that either, the individual looks are keeping the collection alive with excellency within the specific style for the theme. It will probably not be remembered in some years time, but this might also be a transition period for something new at Valentino. If Piccioli chooses to develop the looks of art, he might have found something new to make the most of. With that said though, there are still many looks in this collection I’d love to wear, like hello gorgeous.

Folks! What are your thoughts on Valentino Fall 2017? Leave a comment below!

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