Monday, 30 December 2013

What to wear for the New Year's Eve (Men only)

The Smoking

An eternal basic for a classy New Year's Eve.

3 rules : 
choose the lightness (satin, silk, patent leather)
close only one button of the blazer
prefer the bow tie to the tie

Selection :

The Casual

Simple for a New Year's Eve with friends.

Selection : 

The Country-style

Perfect for a New Year's Eve at home with family, for the more lazy.

Selection : 

Shopping Inspiration #4

Last (but not least) set for the New Year's Eve inspiration: the accessories.

By Cécile Larher

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Shopping Inspiration #3

High heels and a matching clutch... What better way to finish an outfit?!

By Cécile Larher

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Shopping Inspiration #2

"One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress." Karl Lagerfeld said it, a little black dress is always a good idea; so why don't you show off in yours for the New Year's Eve?

By Cécile Larher

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Shopping Inspiration #1

Who said dresses where a must?

As Christmas pasted by and New-Year's Eve is approaching fast, here is the first post of a serie 'Shopping Inspiration' by Cécile Larher. 

Saturday, 30 November 2013

November news

November, beginning of Winter, prelude of Christmas. But also some exciting news in the fashion and design world.

The month of the Mustache
Revisited over the past years to finally become a sure touch of the modern man, the mustache has been well celebrated this month, as Movember is the month of hair, awareness and fundraising for men’s deseases. 

Oui tee by Asos - £12    

The Mustache Growers Guide - £6

Watch by River Island - £18

Music celebrates Tom Ford
The 52-year-old Texan creator is becoming a true pop figure, as he directed the movie A Single Man (2009) and dressed James Bond for two movies (Quantum of Solace, Skyfall). This month, we can hear the glory of this fashion pioneer through songs of Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake or Drake.

Justin Timberlake - Suit & Tie 
I'll be on my suit and tie, but suit and tie by Tom Ford please

Jay Z - Tom Ford
I don't pop Molly, I rock Tom Ford, a bit too much

Drake - Tuscan Leather
Yeah, Tom Ford Tuscan Leather smelling like a brick, a reference to Tom Ford fragrance Tuscan Leather, supposed to smell cocaine

We cannot wait for the Stan Smith return
After having stopped its production last year, Adidas is waiting for the emblematic Stan Smith return next year. Meanwhile, Gisele Bundchen shows us that she wears nothing but Stan Smith for Vogue.

The ascent of Lea Seydoux
Leading role in the controversial Cannes 2013 palme d’or La Vie d’Adèle, french actress Lea Seydoux is also becoming a true fashion inspiration. Cover girl of Jalouse, Lui or V magazine, she is also the new face of Miu Miu Summer 14 campaign.

Miu Miu Resort Campaign 2014

Lea Seydoux for V Magazine

Vuitton dresses rock stars
Louis Vuitton has revealed the new chapter Venice of the campaign L'Invitation au Voyage starring rock pioneer David Bowie. A surprising and exciting news. A campaign focused on time travel and shot by Romain Gavras, director of many campaigns (YSL, Dior) and music videos (MIA Bad Girls, Jay-Z No Church in the Wild).

L'Invitation au Voyage - Venice
Song I’d Rather Be High (2013) by David Bowie

An exciting collaboration
Kenzo collaborates with italian magazine Toilet Paper for a creative collection, taking back the codes of the brand : colored and eccentric prints. 

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Fashion In the Circus House

The Circus has made us dream, fear and laugh. Who has never dreamt of being a trapeze, a ring-master or a clown?  Don’t tell anyone, but I always wanted to be a clown.

So here we go, Warwick Fashion Group will be at Saints tomorrow (Friday the 15th) from 10pm to 2.30am in Leamington Spa with their first Circus Party! That you wanted to be the one taming the lions or the one flying through the sky, it is time for you to let your dreams come true!

If you have not yet got your costume, WFG’s team has made a short selection of inspirational photographs for you.

I let you guess what I will be dressed up as… 

Vogue UK, 2007

Photographer: Javier Vallhonrat
Model: Shalom Harlow

Vogue US 2003

Photographer: Annie Leibovitz
Model: Cameron Diaz

Buffalo Magazine 2009, Russian Circus

Photographer: Jan Verburg
Models: unknown

Vogue UK 2011, A Day at the Circus

Photographer: Peter Lindbergh
Model: Reese Witherspoon

Amercian Manhasset 2009, The Chicest Show On Earth

Photographer: Laspata Decaro
Models: Jessica Stam, Gabriel Aubry

Vogue Germany 2009, Ready for the Stage

Photographer: Koto Bolofo
Model: Unknown

Vogue Italia 2007, The Greatest Show On Earth

Photographer: Steven Meisel
Model: Karen Elson

 Harper's Bazaar UK 2006, Cirque De La Mode

Photographer: Matt Jones
Models: Dita Von Teese

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Why you love France in 2013.

France is as we know famous for its big creators from Chanel to Vuitton, real pioneer of the Haute couture industry. One can argue that the « City of fashion »  tend to be less attractive today, as regards all the modern dynamic fashion poles around the world, from London to the exciting New York. But do not judge a book by its cover. Real creative and dynamic young creators have emerged over the past few years. You probably know The Kooples, a french brand created in 2008 which has known a lightning rise, by collaborating with main British maisons such as The Great Frog or Norton & Sons, tailor of Savile Row. But that is part of a huge basket of original creators. Here’s what you should know about 2013 French young fashion, through three creative brands.

Founded in 1944 by Carmen de Tommaso, this French haut couture brand is known to be the first to create clothes for little and thin women, abandoned at the time by creators, and to use African and Indian patterns, including the famous « Batik ». After a slump of a few years, the house abandon the haute couture and name in 2008 Guillaume Henry, a young and creative designer to run the pret à porter collection.

Colorful, chic, creative, natural, not too formal.

A song

A short selection



A.P.C (Atelier de Production et de Création) is founded in 1987 by Jean Touitou to create an alternative to the funk and colorful fashion of the 80s. Simple cuts and high quality patterns directly defined the brand. The brand is since 2000 famous for its classical Jean brut, made with Japonese denim. A.P.C became internationally recognized and now collaborate with big fashion names, such as Vanessa Steward, Kanye West and Carhartt. Today, the brand is a solid value for people who want to be dressed simply with high quality products.

Pure, silk, straight, beige and blue.

A song 

A short selection



Founded in 1984 by married Didier and Evelyne Chétrite, the first store of Sandro opened in 2003 in the Marais, Paris. This familial company has developed a Parisian rock and roll chic style which start becoming famous around the globe. It is part of the SMCP with two others young french brand - Maje and Claudie Pierlot - with more than five hundred stores around the world. It claims its status of one of the leaders of luxury ready-to-wear and accessible fashion.

Skinny, rock’n’roll, chic, Paris

A song

A short selection