The House Whisperer

Posts Tagged ‘couture’

PARIS IN ANTWERP

In Cities, Fashion, I like on 31/10/2013 at 09:16

All the fashionable young French brands are having a shop in Antwerp, and all of them are in the same street.

The Schuttershofstraat, where you will find also the stores as HERMES, BURBERRY, MONCLER, COCODRILLO, DELVAUX AND OTHER.

The ones I am talking about are typical french new wearable fashion.

IMG_5206

SANDRO.

IMG_5207

THE KOOPLES.

IMG_5208

COMPTOIR DES COTTONIERS.

IMG_5209

MAJE.

IMG_5211

ZADIG ET VOLTAIRE.

ISABEL MARRANT is missing in this list, but maybe soon. Anyway for the hard die fans, from 14 november at H&M

Have a nice day

Benoit

 

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

LONDON FASHION WEEK

In Fashion on 17/09/2012 at 21:20

I show you some images of the collections that I liked at the Fashion shows for S/S 2013.

Mary Katzantrou.

Peter Pilotto

Matthew Williamson.

Erdem.

Burberry Prorsum.

Please have a look at http://www.style.com to see these powerful and wearable collections.

Benoit.

TARA JARMON.

In Fashion, I like on 08/09/2012 at 07:57

I love the luxury and chic look of Canadian born and Paris based designer Tara Jarmon.

In this post some pictures of her Fall-Winter 2012 collection.

AFTERNOON IN BRUSSELS.

In Architects, Cities, Fashion, I like on 07/09/2012 at 14:43

 

I had some time to spend in Brussels yesterday. It was about a year ago that I didn’t go to our capital.and I thought that wandering around, would be the best way to have an impression of what Brussels is today, at least part of it.

In four hours one can not discover a city, but only go through some “quartiers” and see what has changed.

I will show you pictures of some buildings that I like and from some new shops.

And, by the way I was in the SCAPA shop with our Royal Princess Mathilde, She looked very beautiful in a simple blue dress and a YSL bag in brown suede.

Couldn’t take a picture of her as it would have been very inappropriate.

Galerie de la Reine.

I thought that this is a cute idea. High Rise towers made out of Film rolls.

Window display at the DELVAUX boutique

Cute.

”At the sudden death”, One of the oldest brasseries in Brussels.

The “St Michel and St Gudule” Cathedral with a Gothic inspired office building, that I like very much.

Business and banking district.

The “Palais des Beaux Arts” by Victor Horta.

The “Mont des Arts” with a sculpture of Alexander Calder and in the background The gothic tower of the “Hotel de Ville”

The former “Old England” shop that became the Museum of instruments.

On the Boulevard de Waterloo you will find the shop of Christian Liaigre, run by my good friend Isabelle Reynders who is one of the biggest talents in interior decoration in Belgium.

Love PAUKE KA.

Beautiful FERRAGAMO.

KUSAMA for LOUIS VUITTON.

DIOR on the Boulevard de Waterloo.

The lovely boutique of Parisian fashion designer TARA JARMON.

Pictured in the NESPRESSO shop the new limited edition CREALTO . Delicious.

The “PALAIS de JUSTICE” is a restoration in progress.Will never be finished…….. ;-))

I love UTERQUE.

ABERCROMBIE & FITCH have their Belgian outpost in a beautiful city palace. Amazing interiors in black and gold…..

Love this building.

Brussels “park” restored by famed garden architect Jacques Wirtz.

Belgian Parliament.

Private residence in the park. The interior is lit by candles, every day of the year.

The beautiful French Chancellerie.

Artwork by Arne Quinze at the Flemish Parliament.

The former residence of the Princes de Merode.

Never seen this lady before on the avenue Louise. Often one has to look up to discover things… such as this euhhh… work of art or……..

The Victor Horta house on the avenue Louise.

Les Beaux Quartiers……

And the end of my walk, before having dinner at my friends fabulous new house.

Thank you very much to have that little stroll in Brussels with me. Of course there is much more to see, but it will be for in autumn on another sunny day.

Enjoy your week end. Hot and sunny in Belgium, I’m escaping to Knokke het Zoute…… and walk on the beach….in the sun ….

Ciao.

 

RAF SIMONS FOR CHRISTIAN DIOR.

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

20120718-175014.jpg

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.

20120718-175307.jpg

20120718-175844.jpg

20120718-175859.jpg

20120718-175925.jpg

20120718-175940.jpg
Images courtesy style.com

Thank you for reading.

Benoit.

MY BLOG.

In Uncategorized on 19/03/2011 at 14:15

Welcome to my blog and thank you for your time. I will write about Homes and Objects and Fashion and other things that I like and keep you informed about my new ideas about changing houses without throwing everything away.

%d bloggers like this: