Calvin Klein, stepping into the future
Calvin Klein, the beginnings
Christy Turlington in Marie Claire 1997
Anne-Marie Van Dijk in Elle Italia
Outfit idea: borrowed from the boys
Bag of the Month: October is for Oscar de la Renta
Take the mini Madison handcrafted with textured calfskin, lined in soft rose suede and bejellewed with pink quartz and sodalite.
Isn't she a darling?
Available at oscardelarenta.com
That Rag & Bone campaign
I love it. I simply love it. The unfussy reality. The feeling of freedom, joy, untamed beauty and peacefulness.
Photo / video source: Rag & Bone Fall/Winter 2013 campaign (photography: Glen Luchford)
via Rag & Bone
Shoe stories: Bionda Castana
On a rainy day: Intimes sensations by Paolo Roversi
Beautiful sensuality captured by Paolo Roversi for Vogue Paris. A sweet Parisienne in a middle of autumn. Gorgeous cosy and chunky Pringle of Scotland, Marithé + François Girbaud and MaxMara knits, classic Isabel Marant coat, a silk barely there Galliano dress and satin Lanvin slip, all topped up with an Hermes fedora. I just want to be this girl… Or have all these clothes…
Photo source: Magdalena Frackowiak in Instimes Sensations / Vogue Paris October 2007 (photography: Paolo Roversi; styling: Anastasia Barbieri)
The world according to Karl
System magazine, issue #1
Photo source: John Galliano Fall/Winter 2012 via stylebistro.com
When a woman loves menswear
Beautiful dozen: camel coats
Made into an iconic style item by Achille Maramotti, the founder of Max Mara, the camel coat remained at the top of the fashion pedestal for over 60 years along side the Birkin bag, Chanel jacket and Cartier watch as a piece of understated luxury and sinful pleasure. Of course, making Max Mara a part of one’s life is a truly wonderful experience, but it doesn’t mean that other coats would look less stylish.
My first one came from Uniqlo when the brand collaborated with Jil Sander, and was a part of J+ collections she designed in 2011. The coat was made of a sturdy camel coloured wool and with its beautiful cut and classic shape looked a lot more expensive than its price tag, which, by the time I got to buy mine, was £65.
Gorgeous and cosy as a bath robe, the belted knee length Max Mara entered my life last February after I decided that 2013 would be the year to finally make one of the dreams come true. I haven’t taken this beauty for a walk yet, but admittedly had quite a few moments of opening my wardrobe door and stroking the fabric.
I feel that, should you only have one coat, the camel would make the most perfect choice, especially if you are looking for a softer alternative to black, but not a big fan of grey. The shade doesn’t just look beautiful against most skin tones, it also makes burgundy and blue look particularly striking.
Here’s my ultimate selection for all budgets. Which one is your favourite?
Where to buy: 1. Cashmere trench coat, Burberry Prorsum (£1995), 2. Tailored wool-mix coat, Ellos (£49), 3. Wool-blend trench coat, Uniqlo (£89), 4. Manuela coat, Max Mara (£1025), 5. Double-faced city coat, Jaeger (£399) – and some gorgeous SALE finds, 6. Lisa long cashmere coat, Joseph (£595) + Look for Less at Mango, 7. Divine Dorothy coat, FCUK & Bloomingdale’s (£175), 8. Ninetta coat, Max Mara Studio (£408), 9. Hendrick coat, All Saints (£298), 10. Board camel coat, Reiss (£350) – also check their SALE, 11. Classic camel coat, Maison Kitsune (£1503), 12. Madigan coat, Ted Baker (£299)
P.S. By the way, do you know that Max Mara is a blend of two names – Maramotti and Max, an impeccably dressed Count who lived in the area and apparently drank away his fortune. Just a bit of fashion trivia.
Photo source: Elle Russia November 2009 (photography: Mario Sierra)
Paris collections & industry news
Helena Christensen, Fabrizio Ferri, Prague
A fashion gem that doesn’t require a hundred sentences to evoke a thousand feelings. Helena Christensen photographed by Fabrizio Ferri for the Prague story featured in the October issue of British Marie Claire 1997. In the immortal words of Queen, “it’s a kind of magic”…
Photo source: Marie Claire October 1997 (photography: Fabrizio Ferri & Helena Christensen; styling: Daniela Agnelli)
Marc Jacobs leaves Louis Vuitton
Hearing the news about Marc Jacobs leaving Louis Vuitton was just as surreal as seeing his latest spectacular show destined to be his last one for the brand, the designer dedicated sixteen years of his life to - still finding it rather difficult to image Vuitton without Jacobs, and, lets be honest, Jacobs without Vuitton.
Photo source: Marc Jacobs photographed by Craig McDean in 2009