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Category: Front Row Fashion

Lighten Up

Lighten Up

As a woman whose closet is comprised almost entirely of black, I’m feeling an urge to cast off the atramentous hue in favour of something light. A classicist at heart when it comes to fashion—and colour—nothing looks more appealing to my eye right now than […]

Front Row Accessories

Front Row Accessories

The Chanel Front Row Only fashion show yesterday featured not only fabulous clothes, but also photo- and note-worthy accessories. Opening with pink for autumn/winter grabs our attention right away by marking a satorial departure from the usual Fall colour spectrum, and makes for a very pretty collection. Many variations […]

Front Row Chanel

Front Row Chanel

On the heels on my Parisian Charm post about couturier Coco Chanel (here), today Karl Lagerfeld’s Front Row Only prêt-à-porter AW 2016 fashion show was reminiscent of the founder’s showings at the atelier at 31 Rue Cambon. There was no airport, no casino, no brasserie, no green grass, nothing at […]

Vintage Redux

Vintage Redux

A pussy bow or pussycat bow is a style of neckwear often associated with women’s blouses and bodices. It takes the form of a bow tied at the neck, similar to those that used to be tied around kittens’ and cats’ necks. –Wikipedia The pussy […]

The Queen of Beige

The Queen of Beige

Karl Legerfeld created a designer dollhouse at the glass-roofed Grand Palais in Paris earlier this week to display the Chanel Spring 2016 Couture collection as part of Paris Fashion Week. The runway was a serene oasis of geometric green lawn (real grass, of course) with a backdrop of […]

Elegant Accessories

Elegant Accessories

Whilst researching style icons of a certain age, I kept coming across an recurring sentiment which I found most interesting: that their style had really not changed since they were younger. They might now be able to buy a better handbag, but girls who loved […]

Shirt

Shirt

There is nothing more appealing than a crisp white shirt. Springs modernist dress code puts the focus squarely on the basic button-down shirt. An essential base under a knit dress; with a jacket, trousers, jeans, or a houndstooth pencil skirt, the white shirt is a classic […]

Shoes

Shoes

This spring, we’ll be striding in comfort and style. The soon-to-be-seen-everywhere It Shoes for Spring 2016. The Backless Slide A modern reinterpretation of the mule and the slipper. Pair them with wide legged trousers and a white shirt for an instant sartorial update.   The Loafer Understated but polished—serious […]

Shoulders

Shoulders

So, just when you find sleeves, the shoulders are missing! Shoulders will be having A Moment come spring. The look of the upcoming fashion season is one we love, and wear—minimalist, modernist, refined. Think crisp white shirts; mannish loafers, the mix of borrowed-from -the-boys tailoring and […]

Sleeves

Sleeves

There is a striking paradox that plagues the fashion industry—fashion designers are creating clothes for  jeune femme despite the fact that they are not the main consumers purchasing these garments. This perplexing dichotomy persists despite the fact that, at the couture level, a dress costs thousands of […]