Whether it’s in our fave magazines, walking down the runway or in that adorable boutique around the corner- the statement shoe is well, making quite the statement. Now obviously there are some that we really don’t understand (heads up, wacky and weird does not automatically equal avant garde), there are more than a few that we would die to have in our closets.
Being the not-so-secret shopoholics that we are, we’ve obviously begun doing our shopping, or as we like to call it, research. And man oh man, there are a lot of options tempting us to open our wallets. In the end, we couldn’t help but fall in love with possibly the most gorgeous (and versatile!) statement shoes of the season. See? We can justify just about anything…
However, considering that we will spend this months rent on these major Givenchy high heeled metallic, clear and wooden sandals (possibly the new love of our life) – we have put together 3 (very cost friendly) looks that would look fabulous with these bad boys.
1-The Perfect Shirt – Current Elliot
2- Short Shorts – Marc by Marc Jacobs
3- Allison Clutch – Christopher Kon
1- Josh Goot Bodysuit
2- Josh Goot Skirt
1- Clare Vivier Clutch
2- Milly Dress
This past week the world’s tastemakers, bloggers, photographers, fashion editors, designers, style Icons and fashion lovers invaded Paris…
Starting at Hôtel de Crillion with the Christophe Josee to the grand Palais with Chanel, followed by Elie Saab at the Pavillon Cambon Capucine and finishing up the week at 5 rue de Constantine with Rad Hourani, The streets of Paris were filled with an unconditional love for style and originality.
Have a look at our favourite “Street Couture” – x
Over the past few months, we’ve been hearing so many great reviews about Gusto 101 that opened this past spring in Toronto. We are happy to say these reviews did not disappoint. True to its name (gusto means tasty in Italian), the food tasted authentically Italian with a city twist.
We began with the kale salad and arancimi (rice balls) – They were just as yummy as we hoped. It felt like we were brought back to Sicily!
The Kale salad literally burst with flavours; who would’ve ever thought that the simple mixture of lemon and parsley could be so marvellous for our taste buds.
Our favourite part of Gusto 101? HOME MADE WINE! Guess the price? 1 dollar per ounce and it tasted close enough to a Chateau du Campuget!
We aren’t sure how a restaurant can manage to be both homey and chic at the same time, but somehow Gusto 101 makes it happen.
See for your own and threat yourself to a night out x
The third day of Haute Couture Week made us die even more than day 2…Who saw that coming after Chanel?
The day began with Elie Saab and as usual the house wowed us. With stunning detailing, conceptualized design and a mixture of all things beautiful: pearls, beading, lace and chiffon. We were floored.
Jean Paul Gaultier followed where we were brought to Middle Eastern festivities.
A love of color and culture was brought to the runway where all of our eyes were drawn to the final dress – an absolute masterpiece.
And then there was Valentino where we were rendered speechless…again, who saw that one coming? Valentino is the emperor of luxe, with luxurious details, surprising nudes, and the undeniable Valentino red – always classic.
Finally, the day ended with Maison Martin Margiela where we saw artistic pieces that made us swoon, it was hard to pick a favorite. With a mix of bold colors and eclectic prints the house gave us looks to die for.
One of the newest features we’d like to introduce is our fave fashion insiders. This monthly feature will showcase style connoisseurs of the moment that we are totally crushing on. Here are our faves for this month.
Erika Bearman or better known as her twitter handle, @OscarPRGirl is the Vice President of Communications at Oscar De La Renta in Manhattan at only 30 years old. Bearman has the astounding ability to mix the elegance of ODLR with downtown chic.
Geraldine Saglio is a French stylist who has long since assisted Emanuelle Alt of Vogue Paris. Saglio’s street style is often captured at the various fashion weeks throughout the world. Casual never looked better, as Saglio prefers simple pieces in neutral tones. Saglio
always looks effortlessly cool.
JULIA RESTOIN ROITFELD
As one of few true style icons of the fashion industry today, Julia Restoin Roitfeld has many acoomplishments and style stalker photos behind her. Daughter of fashion maven Carine Roitfeld and Christian Restoin, Julia has been exposed to the industry her entire life making her a staple on the high fashion circuit. Julia’s high fashion style with interesting cuts and prints make her a style icon for any fashionista. I mean, who else can pull off couture while eight months pregnant?
Behind the beautiful forest wonderland that Chanel showcased today, Karl decided to incorporate a little edge to his show. Peter Philips, creative director of the makeup for Chanel, created an eye application specifically for this spring 2013 show.
The pieces seen on the models and in the image below are leaf shaped pieces that Maison Lemarié created using strips of fragile fabric that Karl also used in a series of delicate hair pieces – pretty major right? The idea was to create makeup that was an extension of the hair accessories, and we think they succeeded in creating something seriously gorgeous.
“Close up, you feel the fragility of the textures and materials, and from a distance, the look feels much darker.” Peter Philips
No detail was overlooked, as per usual.
Starting the second day of Paris Haute Couture, we can say with certainty that the couture houses under la chambre syndicale de la haute couture did not disappoint.
The day started with an amazing and romantic walk down the runway with Chanel. It was a melancholic and moving collection. Though Karl may not be able to move mountains just yet, he was definitely able to recreate a forest at “ Le Grand Palais” this morning – stunning the audience with another beautiful collection.
Later in the afternoon, a marvellous collection by Armani Privé complete with perfectly tailored suits and vibrant colouring captured audiences. This show was a total eye candy!
From Versace yesterday evening, to Dior today, Haute Couture S/S 2013 fashion week has already proven to be full of stunning eye candy. Here are just some of our favourite highlights.
Iris van Herpen really won over our hearts. His collection was surprising, and very avant-garde. It made you take a second look, and open your eyes in awe. It was intriguing and left you wanting to see more.
We were also wooed by the romanticism seen in the Alexis Mabille collection, will chic feminine features and and soft, touchable colours. Dior was amazing as was to be expected, and we loved the fresh, colourful approach.
With spring around the corner (hopefully, we’re freezing here in Toronto), there’s no better way to hopefully wait than by planning your spring wardrobe. Though we will admit, we tend to love black (can you ever go wrong in black?), we are totally crushing on the bright, fun hues that PANTONE has released for Spring 2013. From what we can see, Emerald seems the be the front runner, though Monaco Blue is a personal favourite.
Check out the PANTONE spring 2013 release here.