haute couture

[7 Days to Amazing Podcast] The New French Couture: Icons of Paris Fashion with Elyssa Dimant

Did you ever dream of having French couture in your life?

Well, I have the closest way most of us can make that specific kind of luxury accessible in our daily life, and it's amazing! Elyssa Dimant, author of The New French Couture: Icons of Paris Fashion, is the 7 Days to Amazing podcast guest this week to share the dazzling history and journey of Paris fashion throughout the 20th century and today. [...]

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Paris Couture Fashion Week Spring 2016- How To Incorporate The Top Five Trends Into Your Wardrobe Now

The Top Five Trends from Paris Couture Fashion Week to give a go and refresh your look while staying easily on trend. Ok, admittedly, I doubt that you or I will have the opportunity to get to a real haute couture fitting. Or even borrow a couture dress to wear on the red carpet. The …

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Sit back and watch the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Shows- Spring / Summer 2015 Videos

  I thought it would be nice to have bump of inspiration today so that you can think about beyond what’s in your closet. Sit back and watch the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Shows videos. Take note of color, textures, silhouettes, combinations and luxury at its finest. Dream a little dream of possibility and how inspiration …

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Haute Couture Inspiration- Schiaparelli Paris Spring/Summer 2015

On this snowy New York day, nothing could be more uplifting that the divine wit and whimsy from the Schiaparelli Paris Haute Couture Spring 2015 Collection shown during Paris Couture Fashion Week. The collection called “Reflections of Elsa” is described as “an ode to self-confidence” with surrealist touches in homage to Elsa Schiaparelli like trompe l’oeil hands that …

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Here’s a hint: Let’s guess which celebrities will be wearing Armani Prive on the red carpet

Paris Couture Fashion Week: Nothing like the tell-tale sign of gorgeousness as to which celebrities turned up clad in Armani at the Armani Prive Haute couture show in Paris as a subtle barometer of red carpets to come. And, that’s a very good thing. The “red, white, black from a lacquer box” inspired looks are …

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It’s time for a modern fashion history lesson! Dior Haute Couture 2014-15

Go ahead, dream a little with Raf Simons’ latest Dior Haute Couture collection… Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week is a great time to gather ideas & inspiration for the next big event in you and yours friends lives. And with Raf Simons trip through fashion history’s most glamorous moments for Fall/Winter 2014-15 highlighting 8 substantial …

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Shocking in Paris! Schiaparelli Haute Couture, why not?

I don’t know about you, but my day certainly could use some fantasy, frivolousness, whimsy, and eccentric charm. Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week is generally a gorgeous snooze fest since Christian Lacroix no longer shows. But Marco Zanini in his second Schiaparelli Haute Couture foray for Fall/Winter 2014-15 embraces the flamboyant legacy of the designer who put …

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A sneak peek into Charles James: Beyond Fashion at the Met

I popped uptown yesterday to the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute’s new Anna Wintour Costume Center for the press preview of its first exhibition, Charles James: Beyond Fashion spotlighting the career of  the legendary 20th-century Anglo-American couturier  (1906–1978). Through the years, I’ve seen pieces of James work  and many of the gowns on display seemed like beautiful old friends that …

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Valentino Haute Couture Spring 2014

Thought you would like some ethereal & lyrical inspiration by way of the Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 Collection. In their words… Fragile, graceful creatures, ethereal and primordial, inhabit a dreamlike world. Sublime creations that define characters in a fairytale-like study of pure individuality. Lyrical and uninhibited, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have created …

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Dior Haute Couture Spring 2014: A case for the classics in the audience

Marie Josée Croze, Allison Williams and Isabelle Huppert all in Dior

Ok, you may not be able to afford this (nor I), but you can certainly afford to understand the power of elegantly tailored pieces… haute couture or mass market, there’s some fab styling inspiration there! I’ll Have What She’s Having: Dior Haute Couture Spring 2014 attendees had us mesmerized on How to make a case …

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Summer Business Attire Chic: What to wear to work when it’s hot as hell + still look polished

Summer Business Attire Chic: What to wear to work when it’s hot as hell + still look polished- Milla Jovovich at Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2013/2014 - Chanel Show

How to stay cool yet maintain polished summer business attire élan can be a toughy  during a heat wave. Let’s dive in, at least the metaphor is cooling & solve the what to wear to work when it’s hot fashion dilemma… My gosh, it’s a scorcher out! I just got back from a meeting in …

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Looking for some special occasion inspiration? Drool over Haute Couture Fall 2013 Runway highlights

Dream a little with Haute Couture Fall 2013 runway highlights for wedding, bridal, formal and special occasion inspiration. Take note now from Bouchra Jarrar, Christian Dior, Martin Margiela and Valentino Listen, I can almost bet that not one of us can ever afford a true haute couture gown. That’s ok. There’s a rare madame somewhere who can …

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