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CHRISTIAN DIOR FALL-WINTER COLLECTION 2013/2014

In Fashion, I like, Paris on 04/07/2013 at 23:58

CHRISTIAN DIOR

DIOR COUTURE 2013/2014

I am a lover of the beautiful and why shouldn’t I be, and why should I be afraid of telling it.

I have the eye to distinguish beauty from something else.. Is it being pretentious… I don’t think so. It is my reality.

Why do I think something is beautiful I don’t know.. Feeling, emotion, loving, attraction……

Sometimes I need some explanation to open my eyes to novelty and that is what happened in the case of Raf Simons for the Christian Dior Haute Couture collection.

My best friend Mimi was invited to see the collection last monday and of course I was interested by what my compatriot was doing for this third Couture collection.. At first glance at the images, I didn’t like… Yesterday I went to see the video of the show on http://www.style.com and was amazed by what I saw and I have been reading the comments of Tim Banks about the show, and indeed with some information I understood what the collection is about and again BRAVO for mister Simons for this new approach on couture..

I am sure that this collection will be worn by woman all over the world who have the panache and personnality to wear these creations in the same way they wear a jeans and a white T..

AVEC STYLE.

I show you some of the pieces I most love.

Thank you for reading this post.

Benoit

 

ALBER ELBAZ: GENIUS OF SIMPLICITY AND BAROQUE.

In Fashion, I like, Paris on 26/09/2012 at 11:54

 

 

So much into what is coming for S/S 2013 that I almost forgot that fall 2012 is just starting and winter is yet to come. No problem when I look at this beautiful collection from Alber Elbaz for LANVIN.

Please enjoy this chosen pictures with me.

All credits and full coverage of the show at http://www.style.com

LET THIS COLLECTION BE INSPIRATIONAL.

BENOIT.

 

VERONIQUE BRANQUINHO.

In Fashion, I like, Paris on 26/09/2012 at 10:37

I am not a fashion connoisseur. It is only love at first sight. I have a coup de coeur and I’m in love. Well I am very much fanatic about the superb collection of Veronique Branquinho whom was the first to open Paris Fashion Week and whaouw what a start

I leave to other people to describe the collection. I can only show pictures of what is a collection of rare beauty and simplicity, wearable and super chic. I see much of my friends wearing pieces of this collection, because it is much their personality.

Let’s start with pictures.

VERONIQUE BRANQUINHO.

These clothes are all in simplicity and reminds me of the GUCCI show in Milan. this collection has the same pared down look as found in the couture of the sixties.Only references no copying. Influences by Mme. Grés and ancient Greece in the fluidity of the garments. I don’t know, but it is what jumps into my mind.. I’m lyric about this collection and proud that she is doing so well and again a great Belgian talent on fashion firmament.

To wear armbands on the upper arm can be a bit ordinary but here in this collection it is completely right and even chic especially on top of the white shirt and in fact with all other clothes…. Trendsetting…. I think.

BENOIT.

SOURCE: ALL IMAGES AND MORE AT WWW.STYLE.COM

SAINT LAURENT PARIS.

In Cities, Fashion, Paris on 04/09/2012 at 13:26

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What a brave idea to rename the pret-a-porter collection of Yves Saint Laurent in Saint Laurent Paris.

I believe that Mr. Saint Laurent would have approved this as he, himself named his pret-a-porter collection SAINT LAURENT RIVE GAUCHE.

Saint Laurent was well aware of the changing mood in society and 2 years before the big and violent manifestations of MAI 68 he opened his first boutique and named it RIVE GAUCHE. Referring to the more intellectual and creative side of the Seine.

Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Francoise Sagan, Juliette Greco,Les deux Magots, La Coupole,Brasserie Lipp, Boulevard Saint Germain are some names that remember us this side of Paris.

THE SAINT LAURENT RIVE GAUCHE SHOP AT THE PLACE SAINT SULPICE IN PARIS.

THE NEW LOGO.

HEDI SLIMANE.

I’m off for a walk in this amazing weather and be back later.

Bye for now.

BENOIT.</p

LA RENTREE.

In Paris, Quick tips on 03/09/2012 at 12:02

 

As does the French call the end of the holidays and the first month that life is taking back the routine of school going children, the rentrée des classes and the start of work and the reopening of shops and restaurants after the holidays, My thoughts are in Paris now.

 

It is the month where all the magazines talk about which books to read, which theatre pieces and concerts you have to see and what is new in every domain.

Also every fashion magazine is talking and showing us what to wear and which items are the must haves of the season.

It just means that our active life starts again…….

And indeed the normality of life get a grip on myself. Holidays and travelling are history  and souvenirs and business accompanied with a more structured life is coming ahead. John and myself had long thoughts about business and creating novelties into our collections.

Collectionsof is starting to go global and by now we know better what clients are interested in.

I had the idea to start collections of brooches, beautiful small objects looking a bit dull on the revers of a coat or as a unique piece on a dress. But when put together by 3, 4, 5 or even more can make a statement. More about this in a forthcoming post.

 

 

Enjoy your rentrée and September will be a gorgeous sunny month , for sure.

Glad to be back and keep you informed.

Ciao and a bientôt

Benoit.

But this is also part of the rentrée.

Keep smiling and relaxing and enjoy music when you are in such a situation. You will get out of it anyway.

 

RAF SIMONS FOR CHRISTIAN DIOR.

In Designers, Fashion, I like, Paris on 18/07/2012 at 18:05

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What a change we are getting through. From the flamboyance of Galliano to the spirit of Christian Dior splendidly interpreted by mister Simons. When I look at the images I feel the hand of Dior making subtle drawings on paper from the ideas he always preconised. French (parisian) chic, femininity, HAUTE COUTURE, made wearable for many women and fashion as I like it to be. Durable, beautiful now and in years from here. Understated luxury and not a nouveau riche show off.

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Images courtesy style.com

Thank you for reading.

Benoit.

Pierre Paulin at the Elysee Palace

In Decorateurs, Decoration, Paris on 09/05/2011 at 22:08

As one of the iconic designers of the second half of last century, PierrePaulin was asked by French President Georges Pompidou to create some contemporary rooms for him and his guests in the Elysee Palace in Paris. He created those iconic rooms, in the beginning of the seventies. It was the period that the Modernist President created also the Centre Beaubourg also known as the Centre_Georges_Pompidou and Mme Claude Pompidou befriended  couturiers as Pierre Cardin and Andre Courreges.

The Pompidous daringly redecorated some of the apartments at the Elysée with Op Art and Nouveau Réalisme. There were aluminium walls by Yaacov Agam. Serge Poliakoff designed plates and the sculptor Etienne Hajdu made vases and soup tureens.

Le fumoir at the Elysee palace

chairs of the Elysee Palace

Dining room with console by F. X. Lalanne.

lamp at Elysee

Pierre Paulin

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