Remembering L’Wren Scott: She was a singular designer. Not least for her background, her path, her stature – she stood tall at 6’2″ – an uncommon elegance and, despite a life lived in the spotlight, a very singular reserve. Some saw strength in this, there was also undoubtedly fragility. L’Wren Scott chose to leave this world in her New York apartment Monday, March 17, in a final, unexplainable act, leaving an absence felt all the more at Vogue Paris where we knew her attachment to France, a country she visited regularly.
Partner of Mick Jagger since 2001, L’Wren Scott had embraced fashion in all its forms, first modeling for big-name photographers like Bruce Weber, Herb Ritts, Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin, but also turning her hand to costume design for cinema, ready-to-wear and accessories with a luminous glamour that went hand-in-hand with her very American class and elegance. An authentic, sincere vision, fed by world travel, Californian sunshine and London rigor, for a true approach to femininity that was genuine, sensitive and will now be sadly missed.
Remembering L’Wren Scott was last modified: March 30th, 2014 by thefashionistyle
Michael Kors Spring 2014 Catalog: Once again, Karmen Pedaruand Simon Nessman are connected for a romantic image lensed by Mario Testino in Cabrillo Beach, California. “When the weather starts to get warm, our thoughts and attitudes turn to something a little bit more romantic. We wanted to convey that relaxed, carefree sensibility in the campaign,” says Michael Kors.
“I got intrigued by the idea of convergence,” he said. “Forties and Seventies. Romantic but tailored. Casual but polished. All that yin and yang.” He made a significant omission in the litany — polished but plenty sexy — which added up to the chicest of palpitations.
With his dresses and jackets with manageably strong shoulders, Kors referenced the Forties most clearly. But he offered alternatives to tailoring in the form of spectacular knits, including a dreamy hand-crocheted cardigan and matching dress, and a slouchy cardigan worn over a tank and skirt — as unassuming as it was divine. And for the girl who prefers to wear her casual mien with a little sass: a white fox ring over a cotton boy shirt and shorts.
Valentino Gryphon Zodiac Tote Bag: Guardians of treasure, gryphons appear on bright golden studs, adding mythical appeal to this Valentino tote’s modern functionality.
A gryphon or griffin is a mythical creature that has the head and legs of an eagle, but the body and tail of a lion. It also has its own wings. It’s a fictional character in popular fantasy books their supposed to act as guardians of treasures, which is where the inspiration for this bag comes from.
The Valentino bag looks like a treasure chest with its earthy tone and all the bright golden studs tacked on it. With the image of the gryphon on the bag’s surface properly embossed, next to different signs of the Zodiac, this piece does play out a beautiful ode to the mythicism. Shop the bag here.
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Jungle Fever Vogue Paris April 2014: ”Here comes the sun. Spring brightens the pages of Vogue Paris this month as fashion heads for South Beach Miami, where Mario Testino captured sun-kissed girls under the early summer sun, for the Miami Heat editorial. With their caramel skin, these are free, conquering women,” wrote Vogue Paris editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt in her April 2014 editorial.
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Chanel Denim Tote: With Spring fast approaching and temperatures rising, Chanel’s striped black denim bag is the ideal finishing touch for a sunny weekend by the sea.
This black denim tote bag from Cruise 2014 is just another example: a sportswear take on a classic model, complete with ivory stripes that reference Gabrielle Chanel’s favored marinière bag for her many stays by the sea in Deauville. Calfskin handles bring an urban vibe to this classic nautical style, making this the tote du jour for escaping the city and enjoying the sunny Spring weather this weekend.
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