Leaf Greener at Ulyana Sergeenko FW2014

Loved this sculptural Delpozo dress on Leaf Greener at the Ulyana Sergeenko couture show in Paris. Look for more architectural fashion that really makes a statement this fall. Detail shot of her lips earrings, after the jump. Her tiny bag is actually just an iPhone cover with a chain handle. 
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Veronika Heilbrunner at Schiaparelli FW2014

Veronika Heilbrunner of German Harper’s Bazaar really knows how to work the athletic look. During couture week in Paris, she mixed a sexy black tank top with a ribbed orange skirt and cork Nike hightops. Detail shot of those sneakers, after the jump. 
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Anna Wintour at Schiaparelli

I was initially against the idea of the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” seeing it as a kind of slacktivism. But apparently many of those who take the challenge, in which you have to throw a bucket of ice water over your head or give $100 to benefit A.L.S. research, end up donating either way. Over $13M has been donated to ALS research since this fad started. Never one to ignore a trend, Anna Wintour has just taken the challenge and captured it on video. See the video here – or see her in her normal dignified work state, as at the Paris couture shows, above.

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Pink and Black, Outside Dior Couture FW2014

One thing we’re already starting to see a lot of for fall 2014: skirts paired with ankle or mid-calf boots. They can be sexy stilettos like these, though a low or even flat heel works too.

 

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Ulyana Sergeenko at Dior Couture FW2014

Ulyana Sergeenko was the picture of elegance in a floral top and skirt by Rochas, straw hat and diamond bracelet at the Dior couture show in Paris.

 

 

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Binx Walton, After Chanel FW2014

Little did we know when we spotted new model Binx Walton after the Chanel fall ready-to-wear show in Paris that she would be part of the label’s fall ad campaign as shot by Karl Lagerfeld. She layered an oversize black sweater with a silver padlock necklace and a sheer purple maxi skirt and mid-calf boots – a look that went well with the hair and makeup from the Chanel show. Close-up, after the jump. 
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Kendall Jenner at Paris Couture FW2014

Kendall Jenner was on the scene in Paris during couture week, right before she walked the runway for Chanel. We spotted her in a a blue snakeskin jacket and crop top walking through the Place Vendôme.

 

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Brooklyn Crab

In Maryland, you have not had a true taste of summer until you’ve eaten blue crabs coated in Old Bay and served with a pitcher of cold, cheap beer in a shack right on the water. You get to this place by boat (often the fastest way), and spend the better part of an afternoon picking chunks of crab meat out of cracked shells. And yes, it is worth the effort.

Could there be a place like this in New York?
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Anya Ziourova at Schiaparelli FW2014

Anya Ziourova is one of the best dressed women on the fashion week scene, and certainly one of the best dressed pregnant women anywhere. Rather than sticking to maternity clothes, she adapts current fashion to her changing shape. At the Schiaparelli show in Paris, she wore a green top and skirt with zigzag trim. Close up of her Olympia Le Tan “Greater Love” book clutch, after the jump. 
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Cosima Ramirez de la Prada at Maison Martin Margiela Couture FW2014

One of my favorite new It girls is Cosima Ramirez de la Prada, daughter of designer and Spanish baroness Agatha Ruiz de la Prada. She wore a cherry bedecked skirt of her mother’s design to the Maison Martin Margiela couture show in Paris.

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Red White and Blue Maxi Skirt, Outside Dior Couture

Here’s another great maxi skirt, this time in red white and blue, perfect for summer in either France or the U.S.

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Crop Top and Maxi Skirt, Outside Schiaparelli

Don’t think that because summer’s on the wane, so are crop tops. Long sleeved ones like this one are sure to be a popular choice come September and October, especially when paired with a cool maxi skirt.

 

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Caroline Issa at Schiaparelli FW2014

Caroline Issa looked fabulous in a red dress and snakeskin print vest by Emily Wickstead at the Schiaparelli couture show in Paris. The shoes are by Paul Andrew.

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Sofia Sanchez Barrenechea at Ulyana Sergeenko FW2014

Loved this pretty pink rose print maxi skirt on Sofia Sanchez Barrenechea at Ulyana Sergeenko’s couture show in Paris. Mixed with a gray sweater, it would make a great transitional outfit for September too.

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Man on a Ducati, Outside Maison Martin Margiela

Of all the menswear looks we saw on the streets at couture, this was one of my favorites. It’s so simple but so good – just a heathered blue and white sweater, jeans, boots and pale gray blue helmet (that somehow goes with the sweater). Also note that this is a rollneck sweater, similar to what we’re seeing by Chloe for fall 2014. Never say never again, kids.

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