MYKITA: THE NEW TREND IN GLASSES

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If you haven’t noticed already, glasses have become less of a necessity and more of an accessory. If you want to look more edge, casual or are missing that final touch – what do you do? Throw on a pair of glasses, obviously. Except it wasn’t so obvious until recently, and specatcle design had been kind of boring until some smart people took advantage of the trend to try and spice things up.

And let’s be honest, is there anyone who is not tired of those wayfarer frames that all the hipsters are wearing? I mean it was cute at first, but enough is enough, people. Move on already. You’re not original, and you look like a dork. Try something different.

However, if you still like the idea of glasses, we did see something during Paris fashion week that was a perfect blend of innovation and craftsmanship. If you’re interested in buying into this trend, you have to take a look at the collaboration between Damir Doma and the Berlin-based brand Mykita.

It’s futuristic and vibrant colouring make this the perfect accessory to stand out from the crowds. Without being too over-the-top, these glasses are majorly cool, and nothing like the typical thick-rimmed glasses that are taking over the masses.

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If you’re anything like us, you’re probably dying to throw out your boring black (or brown) specs and try something on the wild side. Thankfully, you don’t have to travel to Berlin to grab a pair (though that isn’t such a bad idea), you can get this new look at Centre Vu in Montreal, the only place that the brand is currently carried in Canada. If you aren’t in there, give them a call – I’m sure they can help you satisfy your craving for these gorgeous glasses.

Check out Mykita’s and Centre Vu’s website for more info.

PARIS HAUTE COUTURE 2013 – STREET STYLE

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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

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Paris Haute Couture S/S 2013 – Day 3

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.

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HAUTE COUTURE SS 2013 FASHION WEEK

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.

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PARIS: MEN’S FASHION WEEK REVIEW [DAY 1]

After Milan comes Paris – and we aren’t complaining one bit.

The day started bright and early with likes of Lucien Pellat Finet and Julien David. Mid day saw some of our favourite looks from Carven and John Lawrence Sullivan. Finally, day 1 of PFW ended with les pieces de resistance; Valentino, Lacroix & Raf Simons.

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We are loving all of the deep green and navy blue used in the Valentino show. The luxurious qualities were heightened by tying in fur and leather elements, and layering it with plaids in similar colouring. As seen at the Burberry show, pony hair coats are becoming a staple this season. There is not one thing that we do not love about this collection.

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Ok, so are jumpsuits making a comeback? Apparently so, at least at the Christian Lacroix show. An eclectic mix of houndstooth patterns, monochrome looks and what can only be called ‘painter chic’ made its way down the runway in Paris today. While we still aren’t sure if we love it, we certainly respect the innovation and wow factor. The question remains, will guys wear this?

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At first glance, you might think that this colour scheme was chosen for Spring/Summer and not Fall/Winter – but at BOXNOIRE, we’re grateful to Raf Simons for brightening things up a little! The pastel greens, raspberry reds and pops of purple were refreshing  and unexpected. The layering and subtle draping make these classic pieces stand out with a modern twist.