When couture is life and death

When couture is life and death

After twenty-two years of waiting, this darling of the fashion world finally made it to Paris Haute Couture Week. “This was my dream when I arrived at Naples College of Design at the age of nineteen”, said designer Francesco Scognamiglio after the show. The fashion week newcomer could have never imagined his first haute couture show would play to a full house. The front rows were packed – even the entrances were crowded with smartly dressed visitors who seemed quite happy to stand. (more…)

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ULAP: STYLE MISTRESS

ULAP: STYLE MISTRESS

Samar Seraqui de Buttafoco grew up on the Ivory Coast, in West Africa. She came to Paris aged 17 so you could say she’s not officially a native Parisian, but she’s is one of the most Parisian girls I’ve ever met. She wears tossled hair with heavy bangs and a nearly-nude face. And those freckles are so lively – with a charm no blusher could replace. (more…)

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My black and white stories at Dior

My black and white stories at Dior

Dior’s haute couture show is always about elegance and femininity, as well as its street style scenes. Far away from Dior’s show spot, you can see the most elegant women in Paris walking down together to celebrate parisian elegance. There, nobody cares about trends, what they really care about is to be timeless (although most of them are trend leaders, they have to dress up like Dior ladies.) (more…)

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INSIDE THE ATELIER: MAISON MICHEL

INSIDE THE ATELIER: MAISON MICHEL

Soon after arriving in the bright, clinical-like atelier in the outskirts of Paris, a white-haired girl in grey Vivienne Westwood and a pair of black Dr. Martens derbies walked towards me, unrushed.It is Priscilla Royer – creative director at Maison Michel. (more…)

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