Paris Fashion Week

SAINT LAURENT

 FALL 2013 RTW

Paris.

When I think of fashion, I think of Paris.

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The Lights, The Glitz, The Glamour

And at this year’s Paris Fashion Week, a few collections really stood out, especially Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent Fall 2013 RTW

“It was Saint Laurent’s Achievement to make fashion unfashionable. He transformed the fashion diktat into a fashion yearning.”

-Laurence Benaim

(Icons of Fashion- The 20th Century)

The late Saint Laurent – a rare fashion genius – still touches an emotional chord and makes people nostalgic for a bygone elegant era. Such folk suffer serious fashion amnesia, forgetting that from 1987, Saint Laurent’s ready-to-wear shows were stilted affairs. Instead, they recall how Saint Laurent was the master of color and cut, the creator of Le Smoking and other steeped-in-chic pieces.

Flash Forward- 2013

ABC news reported, “As the sun set on the great glass ceiling of Paris’ Grand Palais Monday, the eyes of the fashion crowd turned on one man: Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane.” Hedi Slimane debuted  his second Saint Laurent collection, an anti-Laurent style show; his inspiration: “California Grunge.”

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Pearls

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The Grand Finale

This was Hedi Slimane’s second ready-to-wear show for the re-branded YSL and he had a lot to prove. As demonstrated by dropping the ‘Yves’ from the brand’s name and getting rid of the iconic ‘YSL’ typeface, Slimane wants to rejuvenate the revered French fashion house. The fashion milieu has changed – mindless sensuality and youth rule, the term ‘chic’ could be construed as sexless  – and Slimane has tapped into the mood.

What do you think of Saint Laurent’s New Look?

Did you have a favorite show at Paris Fashion Week?

XOXO

The Passionate Fashionista

JESSICA BIEL: ELLE January 2013

ELLE

 Jessica Biel

January 2013

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Jessica Biel’s cover shoot immediately caught my eye when I opened the January 2013 copy of ELLE. Not only is she photographed wearing 9 different designers including Jean Paul Gaultier and Isabel Marant ,  but was photographed in different locations throughout  Paris. Jessica’s fashion spread, in which she is sporting the designer’s Spring 2013 collections, is like something out of a fashion fantasy. May the photographs speak for themselves! 

AWAKENINGS

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In Giambattista Valli

FANTASTIC VOYAGE

BONJOUR PARis!

In Maison Martin Margiela at the SHANGRI-LA HOTEL

In Mugler at Pointe Alexandre III

“FOR ME, JESSICA HAS BOTH A STRONG SIDE AND A SENSUAL SIDE. SHE SURPRISES ME EVERY TIME I SEE HER IN ONE OF MY DRESSES.”

-Mugler Creative Director, Nicola Formichetti (at right)

In Jean Paul Gaultier on the roof of his Atelier

“FOR THE COLLECTION, I WANTED TO PAY HOMAGE TO DAVID BOWIE, GRACE JONES, MADONNA, ANNIE LENNOX, BOY GEORGE, MICHAEL JACKSON- IN A VERY TACKY, FUNNY, KITSCH WAY”

-Jean Paul Gaultier

In Azzedine Alaia at his ATELIER

In Isabel Marant at Le Roque (with Isabel Marant)

“JESSICA IS VERY NATURAL AND VERY SPORTY-AND I LIKE THAT SHE STYLED THIS IN HER OWN WAY. BRINGING A CASUAL, EASY TOUCH TO THE LOOK.”

-Isabel Marant

In Christian Louboutin Heels at the Musee D’ Orsay (with Christian Louboutin)

“WHEN I THINK OF OF PARIS, I THINK OF THIS PLACE. I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE NICE FOR JESSICA TO HAVE A LITTLE PART OF PARIS.”

-Christian Louboutin

In Valentino at The Hotel Salomon de Rothschild

“FOR JESSICA, THIS LOOK IS LIKE YOUNG HOLLYWOOD MEETS LA DOLCE VITA ROME, WITH A LITTLE BIT OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL”

– Valentino Creative Directors Maria Chiuri and Pierpaolo Picciolo, pictured above

In Balmain at Club Matignon

“JESSICA IS THE MODERN GIRL I IMAGINE WEARING MY CLOTHES: SHE’S POWERFUL, SEXY, CLEVER, HOT, TALENTED, AND AT THE SAME TIME SHE’S REALLY SWEET AND NICE. SHE HAS IT ALL.”

-Balmain Designer, Olivier Rousteing (pictured above)

In Giambattista Valli at Hotel Plaza Athenee

“THIS WAS LIKE BEING IN BED WITH YOUR BEST GIRLFRIEND CHATTING. JESSICA HAS VERY FLUID STYLE- SHE’S NEVER CONTRIVED OR OVERDONE.”

-Giambattista Valli  (pictured above with Biel)

 Jessica Biel is “The Girl to Watch” 

***And is OFFICIALLY one of my new Fashion Icons; second to Blake Lively***

XOXO

The Passionate Fashionista

Christmas in Paris

Christmas in Paris

Sounds amazing, doesn’t it?

Maybe someday, I will spend Christmas in Paris but this year, I am so happy and lucky to spend the holidays with my wonderful family. Mom, Dad, Logan, McKenna, Flannigan (dog), Zoey (dog), I love you; Merry Christmas!

I also want to wish all of my readers and followers a Merry Christmas. Thank you so much for supporting and reading my blog. It means the world to me, especially since I am new to the blogging world. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with your loved ones; and if you live somewhere where you are going to have a white Christmas, I’m very jealous lol please send some snow to the Midwest.

XOXO

The Passionate Fashionista

P.S. To other new bloggers, I just want to say that it does get easier. Starting a new blog is hard and you should be proud of yourself. Keep writing, stay true to yourself, and I can promise you that people will read what you have to say. Trust me.