No pressure or anything for Nicolas Ghesquière. He was only granted the task of taking the reins at one of the most prestigious French houses in the world, in time for Fall 2014. Not that the beloved Ghesquière, he of much-praised Balenciaga fame, doesn’t come with quite a pedigree. But any time there’s a shift in power and a change in creative direction, one must tread carefully.
I say this with confidence: When it comes to mastery of the craft and virtuosity of divine execution, Maria Grazia and Pierpaolo are unparalleled. In a most emotional Fall 2014 show, the pair made their inspiration felt by each and every onlooker: unconventional women deeply rooted in a moment of change.
Who says you need to be decked out in camouflage to inject a little bit of boot camp chic into your look? Sometimes subtle is the way to go, and sticking with a neutral palette of lush olive, earthy brown, rich hunter green, and all-grown-up mahogany will leave you anything but fatigued.
The moment Coco Chanel slipped her beau’s oversized sweater on over her dress, so began the revolution of glamorous cross-dressing. Nearly a century later, the combination holds strong, and there’s nothing quite as perfect as a sumptuously too-big sweater and a delicate slip dress when it comes to transitional dressing.
Lush, verdant, grassy green: this color is key for the upcoming season, and not just because St. Patrick’s Day is on March 17th…although, how perfect would this be to take out that night?
Not too big and not too small, structured but not overly so, and neutral enough to go with all your favorite staples: You can count on a daily bag to be practical, but rarely do they inspire excitement. Not these five. More than just an afterthought, these daily bags have great designs and details to spare, so you won’t find yourself making a compromise while following the KISS rule: Keep It Simple and Stylish.
I’m all for an embellished bag. In fact, I welcome the add-ons and fixings. And I love nothing more than little princess toys for my young nieces and goddaughters. But do I want them bedazzled all over my clutch? No, thank you.
What do you think? Best diaper bag ever? I’d say so – it even makes me want to have another baby! Soft black leather with a texture-blocked gunmetal python and lizard flap doesn’t exactly scream diaper bag, which is pretty incredible because how often do you see a chic baby bag?
Are you of age? Meet No.21, Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s new and first project after parting ways with his eponymous brand in 2010, and no, you don’t have to show some ID.