Feature Photo Credit: Jonathan Daniel Price
Fashion month has come and gone (but not forgotten),
Because I’m finally here to recap my favorite looks from Paris Fashion Week! A lot of big things happened this past PFW:
- Chanel launched an uber-chic rocket at the end of their show bc Chanel.
- Balenciaga fired their casting agency after a rumor that they left 150 models waiting on a dark staircase while they ~lunched~ but at least they celebrated their 100th anniversary!
- Balmain boasted the highest social engagement during their show WITHOUT ANY KARDASHIAN OR JENNER IN THE FRONT ROW. (Kendall was still on the runway though, relax)
- The best street style of the entire fashion month as follows…
To me, wearing velvet is like eating cupcakes. It is a treat that you should savor, because if you eat too many you’ll get sick of it and never want to eat them again. This past winter I felt like the fashion industry ate entirely too many cupcakes. But Thassia’s dress is a fresh take on the velvet trend, with a unique color and vintage cut. She uses the velvet as a “neutral” base for her boots and amazing Chanel bag…and was bold enough to add unexpected textures like patent leather and fur. Thx for giving me faith that velvet isn’t completely overrated yet.
Olivia Palermo or Blair Waldorf? The socialite took prim and proper pieces like oversized bows, satin headbands and regal prints and added a bit of edge to make an amazing look. ICYMI: Black ribbon has been declared the accessory to watch for Fall 2017, whether it’s as a headband, tied a low ponytail or a as bow clip.
Queen Karlie does it again. She takes the popular mesh/tulle trend and shoots for the stars with a major Dior upgrade. I’ve always been fascinated by the night sky and ethereal beauty, and stars have been a major standout print recently. Maria Grazia Chiuri, lead designer of Dior, continued this celestial trend in her Fall 2017 RTW collection. She strives to develop Dior into a popular designer for street-style stars. With Karlie on board, she’s doing a good job.
One can never go wrong in an all-black ensemble, especially with these amazing leather pants and such a clean, streamlined silhouette. But what I really want to focus on is Evangelie’s earrings. Statement earrings were THE accessory of Fashion Month, and she creates the perfect androgynous canvas to display the turquoise drops. Bye dainty layers, hello earrings as statement art!
Another example of clean lines and perfect layering. I tend to stay away from all-over nudes and whites because it ends of washing me out or blending into my skin and hair, but my fellow blonde Lena pulls it off seamlessly. The block of darker color as well as the beading and texture help keep the outfit from blending in or becoming boring. She reminds me of one of those cupcakes from my velvet analogy…in the best way possible!
Chic Girl on Bike
Getty didn’t get her name…but maybe that’s a good thing. To me, this girl is the culmination of Parisian style. She’s effortless in her baroque coat that reminds me of the $8,000 Balmain one I wanted in the 9th grade. She’s also riding a bike around before the CHANEL SHOW. Sweaty? No…it’s just ‘disheveled chic.’ 10/10 that’s also a real Longchamp and not one of those knockoffs you see on a questionable online store.
Yes, I added Sara’s outfit to the list because it is Carolina Blue and white. I need outfit ideas to watch basketball games in and show my support for UNC when I’m not in college anymore! Overall, Sara continues to exemplify the duster coat trend in a new, unique color. Added points because is able to walk in the rain…while texting…and still have an awesome candid pose.
Alexandra is giving me a very Charlotte York vibe that I love. (With a hint of Charlotte’s braless Irish nanny). Neck scarves have been a thing for a while now: as statements of unity, Coachella must-haves, and the mundane activity of keeping you warm. Her flared culottes are fun and far beyond the culottes I wore from Limited Too in the second grade. *Shivers*
Winnie has been a prominent face in the fashion industry lately. She’s been an ambassador of Desigual, walked in H&M’s first see-now buy-now show and is a advocate for Vitiligo and embracing imperfections in the modeling industry. Her outfit is easy to recreate and lets your choice bag do the talking! Also, thank you Winnie for smiling and looking natural bc I was getting exhausted with these forced street style poses.
This dog is more fashionable and more wealthy than I’ll dream to be. It probably has a job lined up post-grad too!!
Sorry, my angst came out because this is my last fashion week post. FOR NOW! Stay tuned for September!! Fingers crossed for more great fashion and me getting my dream career!!