Tuesday, September 30, 2014

We'll Always Have Paris: Céline Edition

Phoebe Philo for Céline has once again designed my dream wardrobe.  One of the things that I also love about Céline, like Dries, is that it is actual wardrobe building - something from last season still looks so good this season, or will next...

There is also a nice element of fantasy.  This season the Céline woman is in the South of France with Jacques-Henri Lartigue.  I always wanted my Renee Perl/Lartigue/SouthofFrance moment didn't you?!










Looks like Phoebe wanted her Lartigue moment too...


And then was a very chic Courreges-esque moment too...



Céline Spring 2015.  Photos from Style.com

xo, Juliana

Monday, September 29, 2014

Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane, Jodi Foster and Taxi Driver

Hedi Slimane was obviously channeling Jodi Foster's runaway/prostitute in Taxi Driver for Saint Laurent Spring 2015.  I am sure it was meant to cause quite le scandale... 



xo, Juliana

Gaby Aghion, Founder of Chloe, Dies at 93

Gaby Aghion, the founder of Chloé died this past Saturday at her home in Paris.  The Spring 2015 collection designed by Claire Waight Keller, was shown Sunday and was dedicated to its founder Gaby Aghion.

It is nice that Aghion lived to see her label celebrated in the exhibit, Chloé.  Attitudes, at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris in 2012.

"There is no characteristic Chloé woman.  She is neither blonde nor dark-haired.  But she is typically Parisian."
Gaby Aghion

Chloé at RARE vintage:

The iconic and much photographed 'Bugatti' dress in black silk embroidered with cabochons and silver tubular sequins...

1983 Chloé Bugatti dress available for purchase at RARE vintage.

Chloé Bugatti dress photographed by Albert Watson

and a silk gown with a bright yellow flyaway panel in the back...


Circa 1980 Chloe silk gown available for purchase at RARE vintage.
A similar dress is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
xo, Juliana



We'll Always Have Paris: Street Style Edition

Looks like this wrap with its two large snaps and graphic black and white swirls is the street style accessory of the season...  




xo, Juliana

Sunday, September 28, 2014

We'll Always Have Paris: Dries van Noten Edition

For Spring 2015 Dries van Noten was inspired by John Everett Millais' painting, Ophelia.  



as always with Dries, there are lots of wonderful pieces here...










xo, Juliana

We'll Always Have Paris: Junya Watanabe Edition

Paging Monsieur Cardin, paging Monsieur Cardin... Junya Watanabe was obviously paging Pierre Cardin for his Spring 2015 collection.  It was not necessairly my bag baby but it was still wonderfully dotty and I am sure Anna dello Russo will haul out the whole look in the fall for fashion month...

Me, I would wear this:


or this one - I kind of love it over the striped tee:


and I do think the wig/head piece is a great and fun collector's item...

and Junya channels Pierre:







xo, Juliana


Saturday, September 27, 2014

We'll Always Have Paris: The Dior Edition

I am a Jane Austen heroine at a ball, I am Vita Sackville-West in my garden, at my desk writing, I am Vanessa Bell painting, I am Louis the XIV transforming my hunting lodge Versailles into a palace...

Now, this is what I am talking about!  Fashion as fantasy...  Raf Simons did a beautiful job conjuring memories of the past into a very wearable collection for the present and I just want it all because I have a lot to do: a ball, some gardening, writing, painting, Mme de Pompadour is waiting for me...
















Raf Simons for Christin Dior Spring 2015.  Photos from Style.com

xo, Juliana


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