Spotted | Victoria Beckham’s Chanel Pumps Spice up London!

If I haven’t made it clear yet, I am absolutely in love with Victoria Beckham! I love everything she wears, all her designs and fashion shows, and what an amazing wife and mother she is!

 

Victoria Beckham in a coat from her collection and satin Chanel pumps
Victoria Beckham in a coat from her collection and satin Chanel pumps

 

So it comes as no surprise that her outing  yesterday caught my attention, especially what she was wearing in the shoe department; Victoria hit the London streets in these fabulous Chanel two toned satin grey pumps. Forget that they belong to the Pre-Fall 2010 collection (which may be ages ago in fashion history), the elegant pearl accents make the pumps shine like they were fresh off the 2013 runways.

 

Victoria's Chanel pumps from the Pre-Fall 2010 Collection.
Victoria’s Chanel pumps from the Pre-Fall 2010 Collection.

 

Mrs. Beckham also stood out in this merlot military inspired coat from her Winter 2012 collection and signature sunglasses. The only thing missing from this picture perfect image is little Harper Seven :)

 

 

 

 

Trends | Paris Fashion Week: Elie Saab Closes Out PFW with Stellar Show!

First came Louis Vuitton then Miu Miu and finally Elie Saab. On the final day of Paris Fashion Week, the Lebanese designer unveiled yet another stunning collection to his ever anticipating audience.

 

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Staying in sync with the upcoming season’s generous mix of masculine and feminine silhouettes shown on so many runways this month, Saab’s Autumn/Winter 2013 lady is one who wears tuxedo jackets with sharp edges, pants, jumpsuits, and oversized capes, yet is “always beautiful”, as he said backstage, but this time in a “Russian way”.

 

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Feminine touches were added through the sheer layers on the side panels of the outfits, along with short skirts and peplum.

 

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Shortly after, the label’s signature designs- heavily embroidered, lacey, and beaded gowns made their way down the runway, with black, yellow, white, blues, and purples dominating the collection.

 

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It was yet another big show for Elie Saab who proved he could step out of his comfort zone and deliver big on the final day of Paris Fashion Week!

 

 

Images taken from Elie Saab’s Facebook Fan Page

Trends | Paris Fashion Week: Marc Jacobs Delivers Big for Louis Vuitton!

With the entire fashion world camped out in the City of Lights for Paris Fashion Week, the week long event draws to a close today with big names show-casing their Ready to Wear Autumn/Winter 2013 collections.

Louis Vuitton kicked off day 9 with Marc Jacobs unveiling his 3rd collection for the brand in a hotel corridor set that reflected the fashion house’s heritage as a luggage company. Models came out of the closed doors and walked the runway in chiffon tea dresses, boyfriend oversized coats and furs thrown on top.

 

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Menswear fabrics and tweeds were primarily used for the collection, yet the soft curvy dresses and silk slips injected a feminine vibe to it. Supermodel Kate Moss closed out the show in a glamorous blue floor-length gown and matching undergarments in an appearance that surprised most of the audience.

 

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Describing the collection in a few short words, Jacobs said that it reflects “an attitude of getting dressed up only to find the most glamorous destination is one’s own hotel room”.

 

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The show attracted a hefty amount of media coverage with the brand name even trending on Twitter, even until a few hours after the show and Elle calling it Louis Vuitton’s 10 star hotel.

 

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Next to present today is the Italian based brand Miu Miu and with Lebanese master Elie Saab set to close out the fashion week, I expect to see some red carpet worthy creations on the runway.

Stay tuned for more!

 

 

Images from collection courtesy of Grazia Daily UK

GPP Fashion Photography Seminar in Dubai

I traveled to Dubai this past weekend to attend the 2013 Gulf Photo Plus (GPP) event which is the biggest and only photography festival in the region. GPP attracts international photographers and instructors who come to Dubai to share their experience and knowledge with professional and amateur photographers.

 

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March 2nd was a day dedicated to fashion photography and the organizers brought in New York based photographer, Lindsay Adler to provide the attendees with valuable information about getting started in fashion photography.

 

Lindsay Adler
Lindsay Adler

 

Lindsay started out by sharing the basics of fashion photography; from “Be creative to create beauty” to “Don’t take a photo, make a piece of art”, she revealed the golden rules to kicking off a career in fashion photography: shoot a new picture once a week, never be satisfied, always keep learning, get and accept outside critiques, don’t be emotionally attached to your pictures, and get inspired by others’ work.

 

 

 
Some of Lindsay's Work Taken from her Website
Some of Lindsay’s Work Taken from her Website

The best part was when Linsday brought 2 stunning models on stage who were going to sit for portraits and model outfits by a local designer. She demostrated the importance of finding the right lighting to get the perfect picture, and took several pictures of the girls while being exposed to different forms of light. Later she showed different lighting effects on different parts of the garments the ladies were wearing.

 

Some of Lindsay's Work Taken from her Website
Some of Lindsay’s Work Taken from her Website

After the live photoshoot, Lindsay actually photoshopped the images and I can honestly keep saying again and again how amazingly magical photoshop really is; pimples dissapear, eye lashes are enhanced, under-eye bags vanish, cheekbones are lifted, and the list goes on and on and on!

 

Some of Lindsay's Work
Some of Lindsay’s Work Taken from her Website

Linsday left us with a final piece of advice; define your style for no one remembers the “everything” photographer, so step outside your comfort zone and reveal the story behind your shot!

 

 

 

GPP is taking place from March 1-8, 2013 at the Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Center. If you’re still interested in taking part, visit www.gulfphotoplus.com for a rundown of the remaining activities.