If there were ever a collection that seemed to be curated entirely for me, this is it. Narcissism aside, my deep affinity for Balmain stems not only from the brilliant interpretations Olivier Rousteing produces each season, but from the artisanal craft coming forth from each and every, single piece.
Never underestimate the power of a Balmain woman. Or designer Olivier Rousteing, for that matter. While Fall 2014 welcomes a most relaxed collection from Olivier, the sense of confidence is just as potent as ever, proving that power does not lie in the cut of a dress or jacket. It’s all in the spirit.
The Polar Vortex has us all feeling a little under the weather. Fight the gloom with some shoeshine! From classic cap toes to angular slices of silver to the thinnest gold rims, there’s a tip for every taste, whether it’s cold, hard metal or simply metallic leather.
When I think party, I think Luisa via Roma. The Florence-based site throws the best biannual party, so it’s only logical they carry the most amazing evening clutches (and everything else, for that matter) for the party season.
My main reason for coming to Paris this week was to work on an exciting collaboration with Cartier. I didn’t attend many shows the first few days, but I’ve been catching up via showroom re-sees – which is almost just as fun as the shows because I get to see the ready-to-wear, bags, and shoes up-close and personal. Paris Fashion Week is always a mixed bag of chic surprises and brilliant takes on femininity, and Spring 2014 is no exception.