C’est Chanel, c’est magnifique!

If you’ve managed to catch a look at the Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2017 show you will have noticed, with great relief, that classic wearable designs are back in vogue. How refreshing is it to discover that designers are creating for real women in real life situations? The overall colour palette saw greys and blacks...
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Lanvin – a distinct air of romance

Jeanne Lanvin (1867-1946) is the original fashion designer who has transcended all trends.  Her designs remain as relevant today as they were 125 years ago.  Elegant, distinctive, graceful and stylish, all this and more can be used to describe the creations that bear the name, Lanvin. Jeanne Lanvin began as a milliner but it was the birth of her...
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Charlotte Gainsbourg – show stopper

Show stopper, It Girl, Muse, Actress all this and more describes Charlotte Gainsbourg. She has featured in 12 movies and has made 4 music albumns as well as emerging as bona fide style icon. Daughter of the equally cool Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg, it’s little wonder that Charlotte possesses the kind of ease of...
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Babe Paley – the essence of style

Her only fault was to be perfect – so said Truman Capote novelist, playwright, screenwriter, (think ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’). Barbara Cushing Mortimer Paley (July 5, 1915 – July 6, 1978) – better known as Babe Paley was no ordinary woman. Maintaining a quality and style that became impossible to ignore, she reigned for three decades...
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Marimekko – having fun with colour

Marimekko hit the headlines in 1960 when Jacqueline Kennedy appeared on the cover of the December issue of ‘Sports Illustrated’ wearing a Marimekko styled dress, one of seven purchases she made at that time. Established in 1951 the Finnish heritage brand now has 154 stores worldwide and for good reason. The clever use of colours in eye catching...
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