Lately, Bottega Veneta has become one of my favorite brands. I love the way Daniel Lee has established the DNA of the fashion house with distinctive pieces that make anyone recognize it without looking at the label. He has transfomed the brand in a positive way by making many people obsess with his amazing designs. He is an expert working with leather and weaving techniques. The main features of Bottega are the construction of the pieces, the quilting technique and the exaggerated sizes.
The collection consisted of square – quilted coats and long vests in different dimensions, moto boots and quilted shoes for men and women, looks in total monochrome leather, maxi chain necklaces, bags for men, golden chain details in necks, maxi sleeves, pants and dresses completely covered with glitter, accents of color in electric yellow, pink, green and leather and fur fringes in different sizes. I’ve seen fringes everywhere this season, in bags, skirts, dresses, everywhere!
I love the way the designer experimented with structures and sizes. What do you think about the maxi totes? It’s surprising how fashion goes from one extreme to another, speaking of bag trends, some seasons ago we were in love with the mini and nano bags, but for now it seems that giant bags are replacing them.
The venue was covered with a transparent tent and the seats were decorated with a maxi intreccio pattern made with leather that combined the collection.
I was very excited to attend this show for the first time, I mixed and matched animal prints, wearing a leopard coat with zebra shoes, a silver maxi chain collar and a black bag with a big chain as well.
We all have had a first time in our lives, and today was mine with Prada. It was a great experience for me (to say the least), especially because the message of this collection about how being strong and being feminine aren’t opposites but complement each other, is something I’ve always believed. As women, we can run the world while looking and feeling pretty, and that is part of the feminine strength.
Then, as the show went by, the pieces started to appear more colorful and with more striking materials like faux-fur (as they went fur-free since their spring-summer 2020 collection), transparencies and embroidery. Lots of colors like yellow, green, purple and pink in beautiful vibrant tones. Bomber jackets, tops and pants, long dresses and long vests with fringes that moved all the way as the models walked by. The final looks were silken suits with floral prints.
I’m completely in love with Prada accessories: the mini bags, the colorful tights, the classy shoes and those gorgeous belts.
My look for the show was a two-piece set of plaid skirt and blazer, I gave it the fun touch by adding a blue body with a high neck under the blazer and blue socks. For my beauty look, I chose dark eyeshadows and natural lips, and for my hair I tried something new, an extravagant crepe with Prada clips on the sides. What did you liked best of this look?
I’m excited because I returned to NYFW after several seasons, it was unbelievable to say the least!. It was kind of a quick stop, but an amazing experience. I attended the Carolina Herrera show for the first time which I really enjoyed and then went to the Zimmerman’s and Michael Kors shows, as well, and let me tell you their collections are stunning.
I had an amazing experience at @farfetch showroom this week. They lent me some pieces to complete my looks and they were such a huge help, they have a wide variety of new season selections that could have made difficult to choose among, but fortunately everyone at @farfetch were more than willing to give suggestions. So finally, the pieces I chose were from the @miumiu’s valentine’s collection and they looked so adorable that they gave me the idea of making a video. So keep posted!
As I told you before, fashion weeks are crazy, because there’s a lot to do, a lot of places to go, a lot of things to see and sometimes it seems to be not enough time. However, this is one of my favorite cities in the world, and no matter how crazy the schedule gets there are places that I know I’ve got to go and I wanted to share them with you. Who knows? Maybe we find out we love the same places or maybe you´ll decide there’s one you haven’t been before and want to know.
I really enjoy visiting the Met museum when I’m in New York. It’s a perfect spot where I can relax and have quality time with myself. Also if you’re a fashion lover you cant miss the museum’s Costume Institute.
When I’m feeling cheesy, I love having breakfast at Tiffany’s, although right now it’s closed due to some renovations and will reopen on 2021, if you happen to be at NYC when it’s reopened, you must try the avocado toast and the waffles, just make sure to have a reservation, because they can have a 30 day wait list.
Sarabeth’s is one of the best places to have dessert or just something really sweet. They have pancakes, waffles, and delicious pastries with fresh berries, when you go you absolutely must try the chocolate truffle cake.
Fortunately, it’s located in front of Central Park so it’s perfect to take a walk after breakfast so you won’t worry about said cake. And of course, you can’t miss a walk through Central Park as it’s a paradise in the middle of the city, if you happen to be there on spring, the cherry blossoms are quite a sight.
Soho is the perfect place to have a nice walk and do a little (or a lot) of shopping. There you can find an array of the city’s most stylish shops, art galleries and bars, and you can appreciate its impressive cast-iron buildings.
As I promised you before, I definitively enjoyed my days at NYFW to the fullest, New York will always have a special charm to me and I almost can’t wait to return again. But that will have to wait, because there are new trips and adventures to come, where do you think am I going next?
This season was the first time I attended a Carolina Herrera’s show in New York and it was totally worth it!
Starting with the venue called The Shed located at Hudson Yards. The place was simple, but beautiful and minimalist in a special way. Everything was white so the bright colors from the pieces could pop up and contrast, and the light radiating through the massive glass enclosure looked lovely.
The guests were seated all around the runway where the models walked creating a big circle.
I loved the whole collection, even though Carolina is no longer the one in charge of the brand. She assigned the creative director position to Wes Gordon two years ago and he’s given the house a fresh appearance with more youthful looks. Because of this, Carolina was sitting as an spectator.
The bright colors transmitted a lot of positive energy to all the ambiance. Wes is definitely trying to conserve Carolina Herrera’s essence by bringing elegant, feminine and romantic looks to the runway, proposing amazing silhouettes with exaggerated ruffles, huge sleeves, different proportions, and experimental draped fabrics that give a fresh vibe to the whole brand.
The collection is mostly composed by dresses and long capes in bright colors such as yellow, orange, blue, and white, and I think Gordon made capes not only desirable, but also practical for this season. I loved the bird earirngs and the rope belts tied with knots that gave it a more informal and relaxed esthetic.
My look for the show was a very elegant black suit with a beautiful detail of ruffles on the waist matching a black and white clutch and to give it a more fun appearance, I wore pink plastic shoes. For my hairstyle I wore a low ponytail and a beautiful ribbon with pearls, that is one of my favorite accessories.
I’m really enjoying all the shows and sometimes frantic activity here in NY! And there’s so much more to come yet, so stay with me!
Disco balls, glitter, lights and music. Last night Tom Ford hit the runway with an amazing show inspired by a disco night. The venue was Milk Studios in Los Angeles and was decorated with mirrors, that were found from the walls to the runway.
The attendees to the show were Hollywood celebrities as Miley Cyrus, Kris Jenner, Demi Moore, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Hudson, Ciara, Rosie Huntington, Kylie Jenner, among others.
Everything had a 70’s vibe, the music that made everyone stand up and dance, the lights and the unique effect of the disco balls , all this setup took us all straight to the 70’s. The show started with casual looks and basic T-shirts ( some of them with the show details), long sequin skirts, animal print coats, colorful printed pieces, sweatpants and camouflage pants. Tom Ford is a genius in mixing patterns and colors with total ease. And what about those big feathered earrings that I could perfectly see from my seat?.
And then “Killing me Softly” began to sound and the vibe changed, Bella Hadid appeared on the runway with my absolute favorite gown of the night, a sexy glittery silver dress adorned with velvet bows.
All the show’s details were stunning: the feathered earings, colored eyewear, transparencies, glitter, tie dye, animal print boots combined with tie dye skirts, platform shoes and men wearing bags. For sure, this wasn’t minimal at all, Tom Ford risked combining textures, colors and shapes as nobody else could have done it.
My outfit was a midi-dress fully covered with fringes that created a beautiful sense of movement as I walked by, a black clutch with silver Tom Ford inicials and black opened-toe heels.
As the perfect way to close the runway a gorgeous one sleeve bridal dress came out. Made with embroidered fabric with transparencies and covered with a long long veil.
It’s not just coincidence that Tom Ford has presented his last two collections in Los Angeles, his creations blend perfectly with Hollywood and celebrities. This place gives a totally different vibe and meaning to Tom Ford’s collection.
I absolutely enjoyed this quick stop in LA as it was a show I wouldn’t have wanted to miss for sure!Now, stay tuned because NYFW is coming and I’m totally determined to experience it at its fullest!
Haute Couture is a tradition in the fashion world. Some of you have been asking me a lot of questions about this and I would love to share some facts with you.
The origins of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture began with the designer Charles Fredrick Worth who was the first designer that labeled his creations and become somehow exclusive. Many of you may think that Haute Couture is only beautiful and expensive dresses, but in addition to that, they must be elaborated with high-level details such as hand-crafted and embroidery techniques as well as
Not everyone can join this federation. In order to present a collection in haute couture, designers and fashion houses have to fulfill certain rules:
1. They must be exclusive and create unique designs customized for clients.
2. They must have a workshop in Paris with a minimum of 13 workers and 20 technicians.
3. They must present a minimum of 50 designs each season.
4. They mustn’t ever create more than ten equal pieces.
5. Each of these pieces must take about 800 hours of work.
6. They must be announced by the Paris Chamber of Commerce of Industry.
Therefore, the designers that accomplish all the rules are able to present their collections twice a year, in January for Spring / Summer and in July for Fall / Winter. But that’s not it, there are hierarchies for the designers: there are Official Member Designers, Correspondents, and Guests.
But, why is all this information important? Well, from my point of view, it’s a way of preserving fashion traditions and creating special and unique pieces. It’s amazing all the
How often do we have the opportunity to witness an event that marks history? I’m so happy because I can say that I was there, during the last Jean Paul Gaultier’s Haute Couture show. It was such a celebration!
Outside it was pure chaos. Why it wouldn’t be? After 50 years creating new perspectives, L’enfant Terrible was leaving his scissors. Inside, the story was almost the same, but contained. We all were full of expectation. I knew he wouldn’t disappoint. Of course, as you must know by now, he didn’t.
As if it all were a kind of dark comedy, he started the show with a clip from “Who are you, Polly Maggoo?”, followed by “I’ll go back to black” sung by Boy George and a symbolic funeral. Models entered the stage carrying a coffin. But, who or what was inside? Of course, the first look! Karlie Kloss opened the lid and Issa Lish appeared wearing a white gown made of little dresses. And so the party started.
More than 200 looks were displayed on the stage, along with names such as Paris Jackson, Bella and Gigi Hadid, Rossy de Palma, Ditta Von Teese, Amanda Lear, Jourdan Dunn, Joan Smalls, Irina Shayk, Winnie Harlow, Mylène Farmer and… We could continue with the list forever! But let’s stop for a moment and recall all the designers that came to see the farewell: Nicholas Ghesquière, of course, Christian Louboutin, Christian Lacroix and Dries Van Noten… And we’re just saying a few.
What can I say about the collection? It isn’t easy to describe. How can you sum up more than 200 looks? I can just say that on stage all you were able to see, was Jean Paul’s DNA. 50 years of fashion walking in one hour. Denim, satin, tulle, leather… Everything was there. Dresses, capes, suits, skirts… All in black, camouflage, blue, sailor stripes, white, brown, pink, mixed colors as created from what was left.
A dress made of ties, another made of belts. There were irreverent ones and funny ones. Serious. Elegant. Expressive. Indecipherable.
All Jean Paul Gaultier. He knew he had too much and he had to clean his collection. But he didn’t and I can just say “Thank you!”
And at the end, there he was. His last show. His last Haute Couture party, because it was exactly that. Not just any other catwalk, but a huge celebration. A goodbye.
I really believe that inside every woman lives a goddess, ready to surpass every obstacle in life. And as women, we really must be strong and walk with our heads up, because the world needs to understand that we’re not gonna let anyone make us feel less than what we really are.
Maria Grazia Chiuri understands this and that’s why she enjoys reminding us, every new season, that we should all be feminist. And Haute Couture Spring Summer 2020 wasn’t the exception to her battle.
Imagine my emotion while I was entering the show and my eyes stopped on the banners hanging from the ceiling, with questions about women and our society. It was so exciting! Judy Chicago did an excellent work challenging us with her art.
“What if women ruled the world?” was the perfect companion for the collection, presented inside “The Female Divine”, an installation made by Judy that represents a goddess. And inside a goddess were more deities, because that’s what we saw on the catwalk. Models with proud expressions wearing clothes as if they were liquid metal: gold, silver, bronze.
The reminiscence of past cultures was obvious and praised, and the reinterpretation was beautiful. The symbolism within every object was precise. For example, earrings with moons, a feminine figure for excellence.
With the powerful, yet comfortable pieces, Dior created a temple for our bodies, in the form of dresses in vaporous fabrics, ears of wheat embodied in all the collection as the key motif, the “Bar” jacket reinvented in metallic colors or gowns with bold and delicate traceries.
Maria Grazia created the perfect collection for the modern day woman. Wearing her designs is easy to remember the goddess that lives inside each one of us and we get to feel empowered and ready for everything that comes our way.
I simply loved it!
Flowers, petals and beautiful textures. Seriously, Ralph &Russo nailed it this season. This haute couture collection was about details at its best,in beautiful fresh colors such as pink, purple and blue.
My first impression about this collection? It made me thought about a sea world: green and purple in soft tones, and the models appearing like mermaids across the runway.
Everything was so beautiful. The simplicity of the silhouettes and those light and weightless fabrics.
I love the essence of Ralph &Russo.They represent the classic women with a fashion style and a very fresh look. The gowns have applicationssuch as feathers and ruffles in different colors, which I love. The same with those asymmetric silhouettes with long skirts in lovely pastels colors.
This collection is a modern and youthful interpretation of the haute couture iconic pieces from Ralph & Russo’s archive, due to its tenth anniversary.
Winnie Harlow walked through the catwalk with a draped long blue dress that covered just one of her armsin a beautiful display of elegance worthy of Haute Couture.
The venue was so simple, all in white, with columns in the center that they walked around. And for the grand finale, all the looks, displayed in front of us like a colorful barrier reef.
Why red? Red is not just a color, it comes along with lots of meanings that make women feel more confident and attractive, especially when talking about makeup. As history can tell, red lips originated in the ancient Mesopotamia and Rome, they got the red color from the inside of certain gems and applied it on the lips and around the eyes. Cleopatra, the first beauty icon ever, wore this color which she gathered from bugs and ever since, red pigment has equaled power.
It’s true, wearing red lips gives you an instant shot of self- confidence and highlights your physical appearance. I love this never ending trend and that’s why I’ve decided to share some of my favorite red lipsticks with you.
It’s a complete line of lipsticks, glosses, and pencils in three different finishes: matte, satin, and metal in a broad variety of red shades. I love them because they have a moisturizer and weightless effect, but most importantly, long-lasting. My favorite ones from the Couture color line are 854 Concorde Cherry Red and Red Smile intense orangey-red. In liquid, my favorites are 999 Bloom and 966 Desire.
If you want a perfect finish, I recommend you to apply the matte or satiny first and then give it a glossy effect with the liquid.
This collection is definitely one of my favorites. The colors are amazing and so powerful. The liquid matte lip stain in Deep Burgundy is the best one for me. This one is really a highly pigmented and long-lasting product. There are also metallic colors which are great for night-outs. You must try the Chrome Red Clash.
Lancome L’absolu Rouge
With so many shades, it’s so difficult to decide which one’s my favorite. 132 Caprice, 198 Rouge Flamboyant, and 371 Passionnement are wonderful colors. This collection is amazing because these lipsticks are enriched with the Lancôme Pro-Xylane ™ redensifying molecule that gives your lips a moisturizing and bright effect. They also contain vitamin E that protects against environmental factors. These are perfect to use on a daily basis.
Chanel Rouge Allure
For a permanent style, I really like Chanel lip products, this Rouge line is water resistant and is supplemented with Vitamin E that provides a very hydrated and fresh appearance to the lips. I love the design of the container. It’s very easy to apply so you don’t have to worry about getting stained. There are 12 different colors with matte effect. My favorite color is Fresh Red, because as its name says it gives a fresh appearance for the whole day.