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Highlights of CHANEL’s Métiers d’art 2018/19 Paris – New York Collection

It’s at the rich heart of the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York that Karl Lagerfeld chose to showcase the CHANEL Métiers d’art 2018/19 Paris – New York collection.

The result was a modern interpretation of CHANEL’s vision, coupled with the historical spirit of the space and the House’s iconic savoir-faire. Naturally, and as per CHANEL’s lingo, there was a graphic strength to the collection, as the ultra-feminine silhouettes were beautifully cinched with a wide belt, while shoulders were emphasized with a plastron collar. There were day dresses, suits and knee-length coats, but most of all, there was a wide presence of gold, summoned in one too many ways – from aged gold to sparkling gold, shimmering gold, crackled gold, flamboyant gold, gold tinged with bronze…you name it! The House’s moniker tweed suits were ever-so elegantly embellished with golden vibes, as a nod to the Ancient Egyptian culture. Speaking of, there were a lot of references to said culture, from the tiny stone squares in coral or gold to the mini pyramids and the boater hats – made by Maison Michel – that came in crackled gold leather.

“Egyptian civilization has always fascinated me: I get inspired by an idea, which I make a reality,” explains Karl Lagerfeld.

CHANEL’s feather House Lemarié puts into sight a unique graphic reinterpretation of Egyptian paintings, adorned with feather marquetry. There were hints of leather on pockets and collars of jackets, taking the form of crocodile, iguana and python prints. Accessories such as the clutches came in graphic minaudieres or mini pyramids, proving yet again that the ancient Egyptian culture was as rich as a culture could be.

A mesmerizing tribute to New York was part of Lagerfeld’s collection for CHANEL, as graffiti artist Cyril Kongo – who also created the invitations for the show – designed prints for a jacket, dresses and bags. That said, the streets of New York were ever so alive in a series of denim aviator jackets with patches stitched in gold thread, street art printed leather dresses and pop-colored leather trousers graffiti-ed with an aerosol.

Street Art Deco merged with Antiquity, ancient culture with modern upbringings, the past with the presents, Egyptian civilization fused with the city that never sleeps; this was a Lagerfeld’s masterful collection for CHANEL.

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Tie-Dye Vibes

A term perhaps coined in the sixties and seventies, “tie-dye” mostly referred to dumping color dye onto old tees, which ultimately meant that you were a hippie or a surfer girl. With the evolution of fashion, and the many fashion-forward decades since then, this trend was put to sleep and managed to disappear into oblivion. But now, it’s back and it’s dubbed as one of the most defining trends of this season.

Just as it seems, the re-imagination of tie-dye has turned your vintage trend into something contemporary and stylish – to say the least. Indeed, designers have been applying the technique to denims, chic A-line dresses – hello, Prada – and lavish skirts. So much so that the chic surfer-girl has made a huge comeback and she’s as elegant as ever. This season, trade your average florals with acid washes and bright tones, splashed across dresses, tops, trousers and skirts. To incorporate this trend into your everyday wardrobe, take style cues from the fabulous runway inspirations we’ve carefully scoured for you. And if we’ve finally convinced you, we’ve rounded up must-have tie-dye pieces that will give you the “surfer-girl chic” title in a matter of seconds.

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

Runway Inspirations
Prabal Gurung
 
Prabal Gurung
 
MSGM
 
Chloé
 
R13
 
Stella McCartney
 
Collina Strada
 
John Elliott
 
Dior
 
Prada
 
Proenza Schouler
What to Buy
Stella McCartney jeans
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Prada dress
Via Matches Fashion
 
The Elder Statesman sweater
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Rhode Resort dress
Via Matches Fashion

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Azzi & Osta Present “Memoirs from the Silk Road"

It was during Paris Haute Couture week that Lebanese power duo Azzi & Osta unveiled their Spring-Summer 2019 Couture collection “Memoirs from the Silk Road”, at the famed Hotel de Crillon.

Inspired by the ancient trade network connecting East and West, every gown pegs itself as an homage to a city, a monument or a memorable landmark.

“It was always very fascinating to us how silk as a luxury had to travel from one side of the earth to another to get to the royal courts of Europe .The idea of how secretive and protected was the provenance and art of silk making, is very similar to Couture, the savoir-faire, the well-kept secret of the couture house, and the journey that every piece undertakes”, stated the designers.    

And so, the collection features a slew of exquisite designs featuring various techniques such as pleating on dresses, flowy fabrics, antique embroideries and sculptured structures. The fabrics, on the other hand, range from silk satin, organza, double satin duchesse, and gazar – all of which reflect the minimalism of the desert dunes and the peacefulness lying within sea horizons. Topping off the collection are two diaphanous bridal looks, including one with a detailed embroidered cape that took twenty craftsmen hand embroidering it and over 120 hours to make. 

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Cannes Film Festival 2019 – All the Best Dressed Celebrities

It’s that time of the year again, where the world’s biggest celebrities descend upon the French Riviera to celebrate what could only be described as the mother of all film festivals. Indeed, the Cannes Film Festival gathers A-listers, producers, actors, models and socialites alike at the heart of the French Riviera – all of whom hit the invitation-only event in nothing but glamor and elegance.

And it’s during the beautiful month of May that the industry’s most influential names celebrate all the new films and all the genres in the presence of the world’s biggest movie directors and producers, not to mention Hollywood’s most famous actors. So you can only imagine the glamor taking over the red carpet as the hottest models, singers and actresses strut their good looks in diaphanous gowns and daring styles. Last year, we were all pretty much amazed with Izabel Goulart’s stylish choices and of course, Bella Hadid’s exquisite taste.

This time around, we can’t wait to witness yet another legendary moment in Hollywood’s history and we can’t wait to show you who wore who and what!

-Madison Beer in Georges Hobeika
-Priyanka Chopra in Georges Hobeika
 
-Penelope Cruz looking fabulous in CHANEL
 
-Virginie Ledoyen in Dior
 
-Ariane Labed wearing Chloé
 
-Monica Belluci wearing Dior
 
-Min Pechaya wearing Ali Karoui Couture
 
-Elsa Hosk wearing Etro
 
-Eva Herzigova wearing Dior
 
-Stefanie Giesinger in Etro
 
-Shailene Woodley in Dior
 
-Negin Mirsalehi in Etro
 
-Bella Hadid wearing Dior
 
-Marica Pellegrinelli wearing Etro
 
-Catrinel Marlon wearing Alberta Ferretti
 
-Frederique Bel in Tony Ward
-Selena Gomez wearing Louis Vuitton
 
-Angele wearing CHANEL
 
-Amira Casar in Dior
 
-Liu Tao in Etro
 
-Virginie Ledoyen wearing CHANEL
 
-Julianne Moore looking stunning in Dior
 
-Eva Longoria wearing Alberta Ferretti
 
-Charlotte Gainsbourg in Saint Laurent
 
-Model Izabel Goulart in Etro
 
-Caroline de Maigret in CHANEL
 
-Nadine Labaki in Dior

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Ramadan 2019 Lookbook – The Third Edition

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There’s something about modest dressing that’s so alluring, it almost suits every body type, style and taste. But perhaps the most outstanding thing about modest dressing is that it’s the perfect combination of elegant and stylish, fit for the Holy Month.

In light of this, Ramadan is usually chockfull of Iftars, Suhoors and family gatherings, which may or may not take up your whole schedule. And if you have a 9 to 5 job, here’s where the problem lies: how will you ever find an outfit that could ultimately take you from day to night in modesty and style? While the issue at hand might seem a bit impossible to resolve, believe it or not, there actually are a few options you could explore during the Holy Month. And with the multitude of international and local brands and designers catering for Ramadan, you will never find yourself at a shortage come the Holy Month.

And so, as the event-infested season begins, we’ve come to find that the more options you have, the more covered you are. That said, we’ve prepared a few looks for you to get inspired by!

Look 1
Weekend Max Mara dress
Tiffany & Co ring
Tiffany & Co bangle
Prada bag
Cult Gaia sandals
Via Net-A-Porter
Look 2
Self-Portrait kaftan
Via Matches Fashion
Van Cleef & Arpels Perlée earrings
Van Cleef & Arpels Perlée necklace
Bvlgari bag
Dior pumps
Look 3
Cami NYC top
Via Net-A-Porter
Alice & Olivia skirt
Via Net-A-Porter
Valentino shades
Fendi bag
Gucci sneakers
Look 4
Temperley London dress
Via Shopbop.com
Messika Paris BO My Twin earrings
Dior Grand Soir Reine des Abeilles watch
Gucci bag
Balenciaga mules
Via Matches Fashion
Look 5
Rodarte top
Via Matches Fashion
Isabel Marant trousers
Via Net-A-Porter
Tiffany & Co Cocktail watch
Oscar de La Renta bag
Via Net-A-Porter
Gucci sandals
Via Net-A-Porter

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Celebrating The Outnet’s 10th Anniversary

There are so many things worth celebrating in life, such as 10 years of style, and with The Outnet celebrating their 10th anniversary, that is indeed a very special occasion. In fact, this platform which has become a go-to destination for every stylish shopper, launched a limited-edition collection of almost 100 exclusive pieces – highlighting their on-going relationship with international designer brands.

Over 35 designers and iconic brands – including  Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Paco Rabanne, Delpozo and Christopher Kane to name a few – celebrate with The Outnet this milestone. And if you think that’s all, you’re absolutely wrong! Such an occasion can’t be complete without a campaign and with this in mind, The Outnet tapped world-renowned Model and Designer Alek Wek, Lawyer, TV Host, Model and Philanthropist Jessica Kahawaty, Makeup Artist, Creative Director, and Author Lisa Eldridge, Mixed-media Artist Quentin Jones and Singer Song-writer Paloma Faith to participate in the shoot that took place in London.

Including an off-the-shoulder silk dress by Oscar de la Renta, structured peplum dresses by Carolina Herrera, a Delpozo peplum midi dress, an iconic, jewelled cut-out sweatshirt by Christopher Kane, a silk mustard suit by Adam Lippes and a metallic, mesh chain dress by Paco Rabanne, the collection is exclusively available on Theoutnet.com.

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It’s a Wonderful Birthday – Celebrating Nikki Reed

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If, like us, you were a huge fan of the Twilight Saga, then you probably were infatuated with Nikki Reed’s ravishing beauty, also known as the ever-so charming vampire Rosalie Hale. But who is this raven-haired beauty who has been walking by her beau’s side Ian Somerhalder for as long as we can remember?

Nikki Reed is an American actress, screenwriter, singer and model who gained recognition after the movie she co-wrote named “Thirteen” made a huge bang in Hollywood. Soon after that, she began starring in many other film and TV projects, from The OC to Twilight – amongst others. And now, besides being a lucky mom to a 20-month old baby, she’s also proud owner of a jewelry line “BaYou with Love”, also known as a sustainable, environmental-friendly design business. Indeed, in partnership with Dell, Reed’s jewelry line uses recycled gold from your own computer to create chic offerings. How awesome is that?

So to celebrate this wonderful actress, entrepreneur, philanthropist and mother, we’ve scoured Reed’s most statement-making looks!

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

Nikki Reed
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Nikki Reed
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Nikki Reed
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Nikki Reed
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Nikki Reed
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Nikki Reed
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Nikki Reed
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Nikki Reed
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