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Chanel SS Haute Couture Details

After setting the clocks ahead this weekend, I feel ready for spring!  The longer days and warmer temperatures are coming and that means thinking about new spring fashion.  Paris has already started showing their Spring/ Summer collections, and of course some of my favorites are from Couture week. For a little eye candy today, here […]

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A Dior Documentary You Must See!

If you do nothing else this weekend, you must watch this beautiful movie.  It is a showcase of Dior’s Spring/Summer Haute Couture 2011 collection, giving an insider’s view to how the collection was formed from sketches into actual runway pieces.  This is a great movie to show the amount of work and talent that goes […]

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Palais Des Lumières by Elie Saab

Need a little Monday inspiration?  Watch this short video for a look at the stunning Elie Saab Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014/2015 collection.  Always one of my favorite shows, this one was full of inspiration with lots of sparkling beadwork and embroidery.  What do you think of these beautiful sparkling gowns?

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The Return of John Galliano

One of the most important fashion moments of 2015 happened today in London as John Galliano made his return to the catwalk.  After leaving the fashion world in disgrace from his anti-semitic comments in 2011, Galliano has now returned as the Creative Director of Maison Martin Margiela. This intimate show which only had 100 invited […]

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Chanel Métiers d’Art Salzburg 2014/15

Every year, Karl Lagerfeld hosts an amazing fashion show called Métiers d’Art which showcases the work of Chanel’s atelier houses.  This year, the show was held in Salzburg.  Since studying at the Lesage embroidery house myself, I have become increasingly interested in the traditional atelier houses that service the Haute Couture industry.  As the traditional craftsmanship […]

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A look into the World of Julien Fournié

I have attended a few Julien Fournié Haute Couture shows, and am always impressed with the designer and the way he creates wearable feminine, yet edgy clothing.  This video shows a great interview with the designer along with stunning views of the clothing, accessories and hair/beauty at the show.  The beadwork in the jewelry that […]

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A Visit to Flower Maker Legeron

One of the best parts about living in France is getting to visit some of the most incredible craft atelier houses still creating handmade pieces for the world of fashion.  I have always wanted to visit Legeron and buy some flowers for my work, so I finally made time go into Paris and visit this […]

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The Embroidery of Chanel Couture

Once again I am in awe at the impressive embroidery produced by “les petites mains” in the Lesage atelier for the house of Chanel Fall Winter 2014/2015 collection.  The craftsmanship never disappoints, and seems to always be creating new innovative ways to stay relevant in today’s fashion.   This video shows the way the artisans […]

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Dior Fusion Embroidered Shoes

I couldn’t resist sharing these beautiful hand embroidered sneakers from Dior.  This short video takes you inside the Dior ateliers to discover the intricate craftsmanship behind the Fusion Sneakers from the Autumn-Winter 2014-15 campaign.  My recent addiction to Pilates has now come full circle knowing that I could wear couture shoes while doing my workout!  What […]

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Charlotte Licha Haute Couture 2014

Making my way through the streets of Paris past the shadows of the Eiffel Tower, I reached the Shangri La Hotel.  This is where fashion designer, Charlotte Licha choose to premier her first Haute Couture collection.  I was escorted upstairs to an elegant room and shown to my seat.  The hotel itself is spectacular with […]

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