It’s a wrap! I’m Paris bound. Here are my last shots from Milan’s stylish streets.
THE GIRL: Giovanna is a contributing fashion editor at W magazine and a freelance stylist.
SPOTTED: Via Senato prior to the Moschino show.
HER STYLE: Rocker chic.
WHY WE LOVE IT! She’s ready for any grand entrance wearing this Junya Watanabe leather statement coat and Sergio Rossi embellished booties.
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Today I popped into Christian Louboutin’s Paris showroom to politely—and professionally—ogle the shoes that collectors will be coveting this fall. Fringe, tartans, spikes, studs and sparkles, even leopard spots and embroidered computer circuitry, are the wildly variable—but delightfully cohesive—embellishments in Christian Louboutin’s fall/winter collection. Oh, not to mention the faux shearling gold bootie that covers one of his signature mile-high pumps. They’re months away from inducing a credit-card crunch, but there’s always the Capsule Collection to tempt you. It makes its exclusive debut at Holt Renfrew on March 15. The 20 pieces were chosen by Louboutin to celebrate his brand’s 20th anniversary. I was drawn to the Pensée, which is affectionately known as “the shoe that inspired the red sole” because of its whimsical specchio flower. It was reportedly inspired by one of Andy Warhol’s daisy paintings, but it reminded me of the first pair of shoes I ever coveted (actually begged for). They were black patent flats with a white and black flower. Now, I’m coveting this new grown-up 120 mm heel version! Above is Louboutin’s illustrated take on his latest creation, plus his Bow Bow Bow below, which was inspired by a childhood memory of a butterfly landing on his sister’s foot.
For more info on where to buy: http://ca.christianlouboutin.com/
Image courtesy of Getty Images.
Red carpet trend alert! The days of overly styled and fussy Oscar hair are over. I lost count of the number of actresses at the Academy Awards on Sunday wearing relaxed, Grecian-style looks (Bérénice Bejo, Melissa McCarthy, Kate Mara), natural styles (Go, Viola!) and soft, touchable waves that wouldn’t look out of place on a Malibu boardwalk (Maya Rudolph, Milla Jovovich, Jessica Chastain).
One of my favourite funny ladies, Kristen Wiig, wore her hair in a super-relaxed style, which I thought was nicely juxtaposed with her formal gown. Hairstylist Mark Townsend—who gave me a killer blowout last year in Toronto—was responsible for the look. He says it was inspired by the silhouette and colour of Wiig’s J Mendel dress. “We wanted Kristen’s hair to be full with voluminous waves and have an edgy and sexy texture,” he said. Read more…