In the past few years, the fashion industry has evolved from one in which designers and photographers framed their own story around a model – one who remained largely silent and transmutable – to one in which the subject of the photograph has just as much of a voice, if not more so, than the designers and the photographers. So it’s interesting to see, thanks to the internet and social media, who thrived in the previous scenario versus who thrives in the current one. Now more than ever it’s apparent who is beautiful on the inside as well as the outside.
So cheers to the weird, the strange, the eccentric. There would be no “fashion” – design would remain static – if there weren’t people willing to push the envelope and in doing so, create a new normal.
A guest at the Francesco Scognamiglio show arrived in a Rolls Royce – one that matched her dress and coat, no less.
Last year at this time, Gilda Ambrosio wore the exact color purple (Pantone’s “ultra violet”) that would end up being the Pantone color of year for 2018. Ahead of the curve as always!
Two very sportif looks on Luis Borges and Raquel Strada in the Tuileries. Love this mustard color for spring.
Acclaimed milliner Stephen Jones and his hats can be found at a fashion show or two – Marc Jacobs, Thom Browne and Dior to name a few. He gamely posed outside the Christopher Kane show in London this fall.
Two looks for when you don’t know which way the weather is turning, but know that it could turn bad at any minute.
This boxy white Celine bag was making the rounds this past fashion month and should be back in full force for spring. Think of it as luxe granny chic. It looked particularly good paired with a bright red coat and heels.
RIP to one of my fellow street style photographers, the Parisian Nabile Quenum, who contributed to Vogue, New York Magazine, and many other outlets. He was one of the best-dressed photographers out there and had a wicked sense of humor. I’m not sure who I’ll turn to anymore to make fun of Parisians and their ways – I loved ribbing him about this stuff. Repose en paix, notre ami.
A cool and unexpected mix of a tee with damask culottes and gradient sunglasses outside the Temperly SS2018 show.
If a fashion blogger becomes a mother, what happens to her Instagram feed? WWD today reports on the “baby boom” among fashion bloggers, many of whom started out at age 22-24 and are now nearing 30. Seen here at Coach in September, Chiara Ferragni was several months pregnant at the time, unbeknownst to us, and now sonogram videos and other intimate family moments are interspersed with fashion posts. Many Instagram posts by Chiara and other bloggers like Chriselle Lim, Eva Chen and Arielle Charnas, however, differ from the previous generation’s endless stream of baby pics on Facebook. They’re carefully posed – or hilariously unscripted – moments with kids, who often happen to be wearing great outfits. Instagram’s own Eva Chen was the first-to-market on this trend. Enter the next wave of sponsorships…
Alexa Chung dashed through the crowd into the House of Holland show in London. Love the unexpected mix of long beaded earrings and a traditional peacoat.