Thursday, 24 July 2014

New face

Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski by Inez & Vinoodh, courtesy Hermès

Her CV includes gigs at The Row and Celine, so I think we can all agree that Hermes' choice of Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski to replace the recently departed Christophe Lemaire could not be more exciting. The French born designer will present her first collection of women's ready-to-wear for the global go-to for understated luxury in March 2015. 


Grand Prix

Louis Vuitton Cruise 2015

I stopped by the Louis Vuitton showroom yesterday to throw an eye on the latest show pieces, fresh off the boat following their grand debut in Monaco. I have been dying to get up close and personal with anything that Ghesquiere has touched, and predictably the cruise clothes had a lot to say for themselves. 

The collectionhis second for the French powerhousewas a lot more playful than expected. PVC, lace, sequins and florals were sewn together in a miss mash of elaborate creations, that draw back on the same futuristic fit-and-flare silhouette that walked first time round. 

The new Louis Vuitton girl likes to look sexy and is happy to admit she has made the effort. A quilted red-hot biker jacket with oversized black zippers set the tone. His resort story is a true "game of colour", and in that sense there was no holding back. The lineup is almost scary for a monochrome maven like myself, but for Nicolas, I will do just about anythingincluding adding pigment to my sartorial routine. Perhaps sunshine yellow would be a good place to start? 

If anything, the accessories are what got me jumping up and down with excitement. The LV monogramed goods have long been off my radar. Who wants overtly branded Dubai staples when one can turn to Celine or Saint Laurent for quietly sophisticated carry-alls? Everyone who is anyone this season, that's who! 

Case in point: la Petite Malle, pictured below, is the perfect nod to the house's tradition of luxury bags. I'm prepared to drop a lot of cash to get my hands on this cool-girl must-have, shaped like a mini trunk. Price, I'm told, is on demand. Ouch. 

Louis Vuitton 'Petite Malle' clutch


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Modern materials

Sophie Bille Brahe pearl and gold bracelet

Sophie Bille Brahe continues to shake up the classic pearl with her irresistibly modern pieces. The girl can do no wrong and I'm always the first in line to add one of her edgy ornaments to my jewellery box. Or I would be, cash flow permitting. 

That sparkly Croissant de Lune will be mine. One day.