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The Jenny Packham Fashion Show at the V&A

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The other day, I went with some friends to attend a special catwalk show organised by the V&A to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jenny Packham.

Trained at Saint Martins, Jenny Packham rapidly became one of the hottest designers for glamourous evening dresses and bridal wear. Her dresses featured in many movies like Sex and the City or the Devil wears Prada and Kate Middleton regularly wears her pieces to attend chic royal parties.

The show took place in the beautiful Raphael gallery of the V&A and was presenting a selection of her most elegant and iconic dresses, which included several dresses worn by Hollywood celebrities at red carpet events.

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Encounter with a Fashion Collector!

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 Meet the lovely stylist and designer Martell Campbell!

Martell works as a personal stylist at Harrods and describes his style as “young modern British gentleman“. He recently attended the Men SS14 London Collections, has been streetstyled by Vogue, frequently features on men fashion blogs and his collection of menswear accessories is so cool that John Lewis made a report on it!

Check out his blog here

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New Fashion Trend: Religious Chic!

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With Pope Francis named “Man of the Year” by Vanity Fair Italia and D&G new religious-inspired collection, it’s time to introduce a bit of papal chic into our wardrobes!

Gammarelli, the historic Roman tailor which has been making all the outfits for the popes, cardinals and bishops of Rome since 1789, is now selling its iconic socks online to the general public!

Choose between the Cardinal Red (chicissimo with dark red colour of pants!), Bishop Purple or Priest Black.. and act feel like a saint!

Available worldwide online exclusively on www.meschaussettesrouges.com

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My First Day at the Conde Nast College!

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Remember when I was telling you that Condé Nast (the magazine empire which owns titles like Vogue, GQ and Vanity Fair) decided to open a school in London? Well I just decided to join.. and today was my first day over there!

I am on the “Vogue Fashion Certificate Course“, an intense 10 weeks program focusing on 3 main areas: fashion communication, fashion journalism and fashion business. Continue reading

Inside the Jewellery Collection of a Parisian Chic Girl!

jewellery collection parisian chicDeveloping the right jewellery collection requires skills. And no one is better at this than my friend MA, a notable Parisian chic girl.

Born and raised in the 16th arrondissement of Paris (the French upper east side!), she likes chic and elegant pieces. Over the years she managed to collect all the main pieces from luxe jewellers like the H and the Hapi bracelets from Hermes (quadruple wrap of course), the Trinity ring from Cartier, pearls from Tiffanys, cocktail earrings from Chanel or even a fabulous diamond parure for her city soirées. She choose the best out of each designer without mistake and that’s what I like.

Here is a glimpse into her fab collection.

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The Day I met a Giant Birkin..

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I knew birkins came into giant (travel) sizes. I may have seen one in the press on Kim Kardashian or Victoria Beckham one day but I never actually saw one in the street (or well I mean around me).. till the other day in London, during Vivienne Westwood‘s fashion show at the Saatchi Gallery.

It was gigantic: 50x55cm! One of Vivienne Westwood’s climate change rep was wearing one while parading out there before and after the show. The bag was a used one. I guess Vivienne Westwood was trying to make the point that if you cherish your accessories or clothes, you should hang on to them and not replace them every season. Well.. point received: if I ever got the chance to put my hand on a Birkin (even in the smaller size), I would never ever stop loving it! ;)

In the meantime, how stylish it should feel to travel with a birkin..! Happy week everyone!

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My Interview for Work Your Style!

img_3262This week, Glenda, my super cool and stylish friend from London interviewed me on her Fashion Blog!

Glenda is one of these cool London girls you wish you’d be. Young, funny, sexy with a kick-ass job and an ultra-glam style at all time.

Her blog, Work Your Style, focuses on “real” style advice: practical style advices that come from “normal persons” who actually have to go to work 5 days out of 7 (for a job which is not an editorial position in a fashion magazine or a not freelance graphic design role..) and thus can not afford to go there with a total SeaPunk or Front Row look.. A refreshing point of view in the world of blogging nowadays!

Check out my interview on her blog on Work Your Style! (PS: I am not sure I gave the right answers.. but shhh!)

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Inside the Closet of a Hermes Connoisseur!

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My friend Y. has one of the biggest private “collections” of Hermes scarves I know! When you question her about it, she humbly and wittily explains that it is because she had time to collect models over the years with each Christmas or birthday being a new opportunity to complement her collection! I love her answer and get her point: a scarf collection is something you develop over the years..  with passion and knowledge.

Today to celebrate this lovely late Spring time, I photographed a selection of her amazing scarves, all in the shades of mauve, one of my favourite colours to wear in late Spring when I want to start to show off my skin but that it is not too tanned yet. The colours of the scarves are incredible and the patterns transport you from India to the bottom of the sea.. Enjoy and happy Bank Holiday!

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Street Style: The Madame Look!

Madame LookA bit of a controversial “look of the week” this week with the… Madame look!

I saw this girl in Paris outside a show at Fashion Week.

Her outfit was one of the sexiest I ever saw in the street. For the first time, this was not the ‘sexy chic‘ I am used to see (in Italy for example) nor the ‘trashy sexy‘ that I sometimes see in California (Paris Hilton are you still there?). This was just a plain outrageous and provocative sexy ‘madame style‘.

And what stunned me was that she managed to do this by just playing with her legs (if you observe her shirt is buttoned till the top)… ahah.. you can tell that she sticked to the fashion rule of so many classy women: “show only one thing at a time and cover up the other entirely“!

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The “Chilly” Spring Shawl from Hermes!

Hermes Stole ShawlYesterday, to celebrate the arrival of Spring, I decided to mark the occasion in style.. and wore this giant shawl from Hermes!

Its name is “Piments” (“Chilly” in English). It is all in the green, brown and red hues. And it is giant indeed.. perfect to go out celebrate this first “chilly” day of Spring! ;)

What about you? Did you do anything special for the first day of Spring?

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New It Bag: The ChYc Cabas, from Saint Laurent Paris

Saint Lauren Paris ChYC CabasThe other day I went to shoot my friend M.-A. (a Parisian chic girl with one of the biggest bag collection I know of – but more on this very soon!) as she succumbed to one of this year biggest temptation: the Cabas ChYc from Saint Laurent Paris! A great opportunity for me to approach (and test) this new IT bag..

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Street Style – London

Street Style LondonI met this girl during London Fashion Week at the Fashion Scout, a place showcasing catwalks of young designers during London Fashion Week (more on this later).

We were queing together, waiting for the show of Timur Kim, a talented young designer who already made a capsule collection for Pringles of Scotland (more on him later too..).

I fell in love with her look. The glasses (obviously), the little fur collar, the bold print.. and even the shade of lipstick she chose to go with it. I bet she was seeing la vie en rose this day.. Continue reading