PARIS COUTURE WEEK OUTFIT #5

Last, but not least: my Paris Couture Week outfit #5 featured this stunner from Self Portrait via Shopbop. When you wear quality clothes, you feel it, both physically and emotionally. The stunning crochet construction, the fabric & the weight of this dress testifies to it’s craftsmanship & quality. However, the most important thing is that this dress made me feel like a million dollars! What’s even more is that I was able to hit the shows all glam with this dress and sandals, and then switch to sneakers to run around the city. We walked all the way from Place…

PARIS COUTURE WEEK OUTFIT #4

Paris Couture Week outfit #4 was all about this Amanda Uprichard Red dress via Shopbop! It’s the perfect, most figure flattering dress with cap sleeves with ruffles and belted waist. It can easily be dressed up for Paris Couture Week Fashion shows with these Zara white sandals, and dressed down with white sneakers to run around the city. Red is hot this season, especially in Paris, both on & off the runway, so I definitely made the right choice. It’s the 1st time I get an Amanda Uprichard dress and I’m really impressed with the quality + it’s made in…

PARIS COUTURE WEEK OUTFIT #3

Stripes on stripes on stripes! My Paris Couture Week Outfit #3 was all about this Banana Republic stripe dress! The fit & flare dress is so figure flattering with the white band at the waist and the large shoulder straps. It simply hits all the SS19 trends: square neckline, midi length & of course the stripes! I simply knew that I would shoot this outfit at Buren’s Columns of the Palais Royal to be a little matchy-matchy, but still have contrast given that the stripes on the dress are of a different size than those of the columns. We got…

YUMI KATSURA

Inspired by Suminagashi – Japanese calligraphy, Yumi Katsura created a collection of gowns with straight lines & pleats that are truly feminine. A mixture of dark and vivid colors lit up the runway: black, purple, white & pink. Hi-lo skirts & minis, large collars, belted waists and fringe details were the key takeaways. The entire collection was absolutely stunning, with my absolutely favorite piece was this black/white/grey gradation dyed dress featured above. I would love to add this dress to my wardrobe. I was fortunate enough to meet Yumi Katsura backstage and she is a very calm, poised and extremely…

YOLANCRIS

The Barcelona based brand Yolancris put on an exquisite runway show featuring stunning colorful gowns & suits. This collection was inspired by the stories of Edgar Allan Poe, as demonstrated by the bright colors contrasted with some dark hues. “Hidden, tenebrous, darkly romantic with a Gothic touch” as described in their press release. Silk, organza, lace and embroidery in red, black, white & multi-colored pieces – each so very different from one another, yet they created a cohesive collection. Each model wore a beautiful head piece that matched the outfit, further pulling together the entire runway. The intricate work and…

YANINA COUTURE

Yanina Couture’s runway show depicted two queens from two different eras of time. The 1st one being Queen Elizaveta Petrovna, who was known as a fashionista, and who never wore the same outfit twice – 15K dresses were inherited from her. She valued art, culture & science. The 2nd one was Queen Victoria, who valued reputation above all else, she was polite and restrained. She was the 1st one to wear a white wedding dress! [What a fun fact – she started the trend that lasted over decades and will likely continue for centuries] Yanina did an amazing job creating…

CELIA KRITHARIOTIS

My favourite Paris Couture Week runway show was hands down that of Celia Krithariotis! From the ballerina that opened the show to the amazing creations covered in pearls, sequin feathers and embroidery, to the music choice & the beautiful models. It was entertaining, classy & sophisticated. Inspired by her childhood and her music box, Celia created a stunning collection of silk, tulle, lace and organza dresses & two pieces. Femininity & grace reigned on this runway. The main colours were beige, blush, black, navy, silver & grey. Short, midi & maxi dresses, ha-lo, two pieces & cutouts. It was a…