Archive | March 2016

Paris Fashion Week, March 2016, Full Report

night view of Eiffel's Tower

From March 1st to 9th all fashion eyes were on Paris for the Paris Fashion Week, with which ended the marathon of the major and most prominent fashion weeks.

Almost all well known French designers together with many others have chosen the French capital as the place to present their collections for the AW2016/17. Paris is considered the capital of world fashion for more than 300 years and PFW is the last, the longest (it lasts 9 days) and the most glamorous of all.

We watched the fashion shows of Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Christian Dior, Hermes, Balmain, Elie Saab, Valentino, Miu Miu, Chloe, Guy Laroche, Carven, Paco Rabanne, Lanvin, Loewe, Isabel Marant, Balenciaga, Vivienne Westwood, Nina Ricci, Celine, Givenchy, Valentino, Stella McCartney , Saint Laurent and of many others.

The Runways

The major fashion designers competed each other on the originality and the design of their shows. All runway shows were impressive and each one had its own character and theme. H&M’s show made the difference this season. It was an hymn to diversity. Instead of skinny young models, H&M chose models of all ethnicities, ages and sizes!! That was an extremely important statement in the world of fashion if we consider that during PFW many non white models complained of being bullied backstage!

Elle and Harper’s Bazaar present the best looks and Vogue as usual choses the 7 best fashion shows.

Street Style

Street style in Paris was the most interesting and the most inspired of all! The streets of Paris were live runways all day long.

Elle and Harper’s Bazaar published a lot of photographs taken in the street.

PFW attracts many celebrities as well, just like NFW and more. Vogue presents the best street styles of both the ordinary girls and the celebrities.

Beauty Trends

In Paris we saw all the new hair and makeup trend for the next season. Vogue, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar show us the best beauty trends for the AW2016/17. Cat eyes, smokey eyes, dark lipsticks together with sleeky buns or wavy hair in all colours.

The Accessories

The bags, the shoes and the other accessories presented in PFW gave us ideas on what to buy for the AW2016/17.

Vogue and Elle show us the best accessories.

The new fashion trends for AW2016/17

This fashion week marathon came to an end in Paris so we can say for sure that the new trends for autumn and winter 2016-17 are well established, as we saw them everywhere: black, metallics, navy style, velvet, sporty chic, bohemian, furs, skirts and tweeds. That’s what we are going to see in the windows of the stores in autumn. Elle shows us the basic trends.


Photo Paris night, by Javier Vieras, license CC BY

Happy Easter!

happy easter card

I would like to wish all of you a Happy Easter!

May you celebrate with joy, peace and above all love!

On such an important day remember to take a moment to be stylish and elegant!


Helena B


Milan Fashion Week February 2016 – Full Report

milano duomo after rainy day

From February 24rd to the 29th the well known Italian designers showed us in Milan their ideas and creations for the AW2016/17. Milan is the heart of the Italian fashion industry, the famous Made in Italy and many legendary names have there their headquarters.

During these six days we watched numerous catwalks, among them the shows of Gucci, Max Mara, Fendi, Prada, Versace, Blugirl, Tod’s, Emporio Armani, Giorgio Armani, Moschino, Roberto Cavalli, Dsquared2, Trussardi, Missoni, Ferragamo and many others.

The runways

In Milan there were a lot going on during the shows. To top it all Dolce&Gabbana’s show was a fairytale scenery with Cinderella’s carriage on the runway and with the models wearing all shades of pink during the closure!

You can watch all the fashion shows in photographs and videos.

Elle picks up the best runway looks and Vogue presents the top 5 shows.

Street Style

Street style in Milan is always at its best. Many young models make their debut appearances in MFW’s runways and they also want to impress everyone with their off duty style.

See the best street styles as shown by Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue.

The Accessories

Italians are also pioneers in accessories, that is bags, shoes, belts, sunglasses and jewellery. Italians make and all the others copy. In Milan they established the accessories we are going to wear in AW2016/17.

Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue show them to us.

Beauty trends

The new beauty trends for hair and makeup for AW2016/17 are also very impressive as presented by Vogue.

So be inspired and stay tuned. Paris Fashion Week is also on the way to close this fashion marathon.

Photo Milano Duomo after a rainy day by Loïc Lagarde, license CC BY-NC-ND