Happy Fun, Free Friday lovelies!
Lanvin Autumn/Winter 2017 Ready to Wear Details
I’ve always loved the feminine, but quirky details at Lanvin. Alber Elbaz seemed to exude a warmth and sense of fun that carried over into his designs. Lanvin flats were among the first high end shoes I’ve purchased. I continue stalking them on sale and on eBay and will gladly pay for great Lanvin flats. While I’ll always keep a tab on Alber, I’m also curious to see what Bouchar Jarrar will bring to Lanvin. She aims to express “the tenderness and force of women” to the brand. Feminine forces are in full force with pink frills, metallic floating birds, and loose layers of chiffon. I adore the feathered belts and that is definitely on my wish list! The collection contains soft colors and delicate touches which matches my aesthetic.
What are your go-t0 shoes for summer? I have a rotating set of shoes. These include my reliable, FitFlop sandals which I can wear while walking for hours (I upgraded to this better looking pair recently). I also have a few pairs of flats including my new Lanvin flats which come in a million colors, like this awesome leopard print pair (see my Instagram for my new pair!) I actually rotate between quite a few pairs of flats and wedges because I also enjoy shoes for summer that aren’t sandals.
Summer should be all about the cute manicures or pedicures, but I’ve fallen way behind on those fronts. Sometimes we chip a nail or just don’t have a fresh manicure right? I want a comfortable and light shoe, but ideally one that hides my toes. There is such a thing as too much foot cleavage, haha! These are shoes that are in classic colors that will go with everything else in my summer wardrobe. These flats, wedges, and espadrilles are a few of my favorite shoes for summer that aren’t sandals.
Shoes for Summer that aren’t sandals
Sigerson Morrison Wynne Lace Up Wedge Pumps, Shopbop, $275
Sigerson Morrison Westun Wedge Pumps, Shopbop, $250
Tory Burch Colorblock Leather Espadrille Flats, Saks Fifth Avenue, $78 (from $195)
Schutz Bibian Wedge Pumps, Shopbop, $180
Lanvin Metallic Cap-Toe Ballerina Flat, Aged Silver, Neiman Marcus, $236 (from $525)
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Happy Fun, Free Friday lovelies!
Oh Alber! I just adore the Lanvin designer’s offbeat and whimsical sketches as well as his bold and feminine designs (I’ll take those exaggerated ruffles any day please!) Alber focuses on the eyes and designs packaging with his signature luxurious, yet whimsical touch for the following products: HypnÃ´se Drama, HypnÃ´se Star, HypnÃ´se Doll Lashes, a special version of Définicils in Extra Black, four different Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner palettes, and a set of fluttery false lashes.
According to ELLE, he says, “Thereâ€™s something almost naive and childish about the packaging,â€ he says, â€œbut I thought, Maybe if itâ€™s like a fairy tale, weâ€™ll all have a happy ending!â€
This line will be available June 15th. What do you think about the collection?
Here is a video teaser of the launch:
Otherwise this weekend I am…
…just trying to breathe. I caught an illness in France or Switzerland. The abnormally low temperatures for this time of year and flurry of meeting with dozens of people really took a toll on me. I haven’t been sick for years but must have caught a virus somewhere. Ugh. I’ll continue attempting to rest and take my daily Theraflu.
What are you doing this weekend?
Have a fabulous weekend!
When I think of spring, I think of pastels. But many Paris Fashion Week designers, similar to Milan Fashion Week designers, shunned neutral light colors in favor of more daring details and colors, especially focusing on basic black. I actually really liked that concept. Of course all New Yorkers will have a few black pieces in their wardrobe and warmer weather doesn’t mean all of their black pieces are pushed to the back of their closets. Here simple bold black dresses and jackets are front and center (especially for Raf Simmons’ bold debut) and prints are strong and edgy. My take: rock the blazer and wear a print well.
Here are a few favorites from:
The mood signified a new, but restrained “freedom” with familiar, but re-imagined silhouettes (think ball gown tops or modern suits).
Styling consisted of bold eyes embellished with crystals topped off with neat hair and simple, two-toned shoes.
Aren’t blogger buddies the biggest enablers? Anna wrote about the launch of eLanvin a little while ago and I had to pick the dreamiest pieces. Lanvin is no fast fashion house, but the flats are known to be super-comfortable and pretty and I’m increasingly loving the chic, yet whimsical happy bag (the chain and the charms are so feminine and fresh).
Here are a few luxurious picks that are splurge-worthy:
Happy Pink Python Shoulder Bag, £2,110
Bathing Beach dress, £885 (ouch!)
Maxi length skirts/gowns, luxurious layers, and clean coverage are all part of Lanvin’s pre-fall 2011 collection. Day and evening looks seamlessly come together and many pieces can be mixed and matched to be worn any time of day. While I don’t spot any signature large ruffles or bows, the pieces are versatile, easy, and cool in an almost casual way.
It’s the perfect collection to wear when you’re hanging with your pet flamingo.
I guess you could wear it for other occasions too. I thought this was a pretty unique photoshoot and of course the clothing is lovely.
I commend H&M for really opening my eyes to Lanvin. While I may not immediately buy this collection, I have developed an appetite for the slinky jumpsuit below and can at least set my sites on Lanvin shoes or handbags (the Happy crossbody is too cute!)
Funky. Ridiculous. Luxurious. Lanvin.
All I want for Christmas is Lanvin for H&M and you of course. See list below.
Chic ‘n Cheap Living
While we don’t have a store here, I’m so glad that my brother is currently in New York and can (hopefully) grab a few of these Luxing it on the Cheap (LOTC) pieces. This is certainly one of the coolest, craziest, covetable, designer/high-street collaborations that will drive women to go guerilla shopping like their last breath depends on securing a one-shoulder, ruched number. Alber Ebaz, the mastermind behind Lanvin said “I loved the idea that H&M was going luxury, rather than Lanvin was going public”.
From the pictures my lovelies, this IS indeed a luxurious collection worth visiting. Styles are replete with Lanvin’s feminine, whimsical, and luxurious details.
Here are a few favorites.
Oh how I would loved to have pored over these sketches! Fashion of decades (even centuries!) past and the inspiration behind them are such a cool peek into the perspectives of glamour and trends of that period.
I mostly live in flats or some form of Fit Flops during warmer weather (the most comfortable shoe ever though not the cutest). I walk a lot, especially when I’m in London, so my shoes have to be pretty comfortable. I’m always on the search for more flats, especially easy to wear and of course fashionable ones.
One option is Lanvin’s classic ballet flats (in patent leather below). There is a leather insole with hidden inner wedge at heel – gotta love a tiny bit of height.