It's very important to head to a designer's fashion show wearing a little hint to their iconic cuts/shapes/colors/items. You could be wearing something from the designer's creations or you could simply wear something that reminds you of his signature style. I loved going for a complete Rabih Kayrouz look that I carefully styled using two of my favorite items from his Spring Summer 2014 collection: an asymmetrical black and lilac skirt and a shiny wool top opened from both sides. I loved the feeling this skirt gave me when walking, it added so much grace to my look and the top fabric contrasted in a very interesting way with the material used for the skirt. What do you think of this look?
I am wearing: Maison Rabih Kayrouz top and skirt from the SS14 Collection, black patent pumps and neon yellow clutch from Dior. Dark Grey coat from Surface To Air.
Makeup: I used "SVR creme teintee", a great pharmaceutical product that I love using to replace the use of foundation, "They're Real" and "Hypnose Drama" mascaras by Benefit and YSL, "Touche Eclat" by YSL, "Orgasm" blush by NARS.Fashionably yours Lana xx
Thank you Rabih Kayrouz for making me, once again, fall in love with your subtle work. The textures of the fabrics you've picked, the clean cuts, the quality of the work, everything was perfect.
Oriental opulence meeting the simplicity of the occident clearly appears as the theme of Kayrouz' Fall Winter 2014 ready-to-wear collection.
First and foremost, I loved the very minimalistic setting with white smoke coming out from a central piece in the room, reminding us of the Turkish Hammam's from which this collection is inspired. It was a little note brilliantly done.
I loved the colors of this collection: a lot of oxblood, white, off-white, some black and a checkered prints inspired from the Porte de la Chapelle and Lebanon. You already all know, what a huge fan of metallics I am so you can imagine how much I fell in love with Rabih's interpretation of the gold metallics with pretty metallic flowers merged in between. My highlight of the show is definitely the Walter Steiger gorgeous gold snakeskin shoes, I would see myself wearing them with a preppy white blouse and classic black pants for the craziest dancing night out!
Last but not least, I loved the tracks on which the models walked down the runway and I got overwhelmed, almost tearing when I heard few seconds from an iconic Um Kulthum song in between. It makes me proud to see Lebanese designers shining abroad, I take it extremely personally, I have to say I'm a nationalist at heart!
Watch the finale of the show by clicking on this link: IMG_4643
All-in-all, I'm running out of words regarding this collection, as its description says, it's without any doubt the best interpretation of the beauty of Paris with the right dose of an oriental feel.
First, allow me to start this post with a very warm thank you to Piaff Boutique for sending me the invite to cover Tsumori Chisato's #FW14 fashion show, it's always a pleasure taking a closer look to a designer's work. Nothing equals the feeling of trepidation the few minutes before the beginning of a fashion, it's incredible. I could hardly find the right words to describe it!
Oriental notes mixed with occidental rules appear to definitely be next' winter's major trends. I loved how the music of Chisato's show was all about up-beat sounds mixed with Aladdin's soundtrack. A dreamy combo.
This show was explosive in colors and I've rarely seen that much fabrics and textures so perfectly mixed. It was beautiful rainbow, so pleasant to the eyes. I spotted loads of bright yellow, green, red, blue and fuchsia. All of these were nicely matched with some tartan print and different faces illustrated by the use of fabrics.
As for the main cuts, oversized sweaters took over the catwalk with extremely larges sleeves, creating beautiful curves. Pleated skirts were also numerous. My best part of the collection is definitely the metallics on coats, what a wonderful way of highlighting her work.
Little hats, small clutches in the form of bananas and peep-toe ankle boots worn with white socks took my back in time. It never hurts to travel back throughout the year where fashion fed the souls.[caption id="attachment_13901" align="aligncenter" width="3216"] Got to fall in love with the lovely little giveaway! A pretty dotted shopping bag![/caption]
Who doesn't love fashion weeks? Personally, I'm specifically addicted to every single aspect of Paris Fashion Week! The shows, the crazy traffic, the crowded bars, the delicious desserts...everything.
I was afraid of not being able to make it this season as I got extremely busy with work at Beirut and with the preparations of my engagement cocktail. I was super glad to find few days in my schedule to come to Paris and cover a small selection of fashion shows for L'Armoire De Lana.
When we say fashion week, we mean very selective and specific outfits for each and every event. Yes, I do plan every outfit before leaving for Fashion Week. It's very important to be organized and to take time creating the outfits and styling them completely before packing for la semaine de la mode. For Tsumori Chisato's #FW14 fashion show that I covered for Piaff Boutique, I chose to go all black, keeping the runway sweater with embroideries as the statement and central item of my entire look. I created a contrast with my neon yellow clutch and for more fun, I decided to wear only one of my pair of leather gloves. The more eccentric, the better!
I am wearing: exclusive off-the-runway Kenzo sweater with gold details on the oversized sleeves and an embroidered evil eye, suede and real leather leggings from Zara, neon yellow clutch from Dior and flat ankle boots with a buckle from Dior, one black leather burberry glove and limited edition mirrored sunglasses from Chanel.
Location: Palais des Beaux Arts for Tsumori Chisato's FW14 Fashion Show, Paris.
I can't believe how fast time is flying and with this monthly calendar, I'm constantly reminded that I shouldn't wait for tomorrow. Regardless of what it is, just do it when the first occasion arises! Life doesn't always give you a second chance..
I'm happy to share with you March 2014 by Fashionation, the concept created by Sandra Bakhamian and myself. You can save the picture and print it to use it. When you do, take a picture and make sure to tag us on Instagram on @larmoiredelana and @sandrabakhamian. We'd love to repost you!
Note that you can also drop by Pastel Boutique in Downtown Beirut, facing Roadsters to buy the complete calendar with the set of 12 months for $30 only..trust me, you will love it![caption id="attachment_13878" align="aligncenter" width="842"] March 2014 - Size A3 - Fashionation[/caption]