People say fashion is a cold business, yet there are signs of friendship and happiness all around. You just gotta be able to look beyond the lines and into the corners. At a cute moment outside of Chanel, some of fashion’s most renowned it-girls took a break to pose together. Each so unique and so special, yet alike all confident, stylish and poised. It just goes to show that different is beautiful and that beautiful is diverse. Inspiring.
Some moments don’t require the strut or the pose. Some moments are innate to human nature and simple spontaneity. Standing outside Ann Demeulemeester, I was waiting for some of the stars to exit the show. In a quick moments, a girl in pastels and a bright red hat crossed my sight in a light blue bike. It could be the color combination or the simple movement, but I felt my arms pick up and grab an instant moment of her passing by. Color coordination and an in fraganti moment at its’ best!
Looking away from that strong stare, striking attitude and an in control walk, models are more than just mannequins. In a beautifully honest moment, Tilda Lindstam (@ IMG Worldwide), Katlin Aas (@ Marilyn NY) & Julia Nobis (@ Elite NY) share a laughter as they walk out of the Rag & Bone show in New York. More than sharing a laugh, sharing a moment, building friendship and being girls. Because the fashion world is more than strong, icy stares, but about wonderful girls sharing their expression in their own way. Silent power, indeed.
Fashion smiles. Few things are more beautiful to capture. In a moment outside Chanel Haute Couture, Marte Mei Van Haaster (@ Paparazzi Model Mgmt Amsterdam & IMG Paris) stood there and showed us a radiant smile. Yes, she does have a piercing under her upper lip, yet contrasting with that beautiful white smile and Marte’s shining attitude, it just added to the complex beauty that she holds. Because the most beautiful flowers are the ones those rare and unique ones.
Running from person to person and snapping away moments, a moment arrives. The girls are here. Marketing a young, hip and chic new era, these Eastern European girls are the hype and rightly so. With their multiple levels of talent in design and fashion, each one has created their own presence and persona. Adding them together, simply reveals their unique and diverse nature. Vika Gazinskaya. Miroslava Duma. Ulyana Sergeenko. Elena Perminova. Names we all have grown to learn and remember.
Fashion is much more than stand and pose. Thus, no question why fashion loves spontaneous moments. In an almost cheery theatrical moment, fashion it girls Shala Monroque and Stephanie La Cava took a leap for fashion. In beautiful smiles and of course in outfits best matching their looks, whether through Prada shoes or trench coats, both girls stand for a unique in fraganti, leaping moment. Dramatic and human, couldn’t possibly be better.
The Grand Palais is a stunning place for venues. Its’ grand entrance symbolizes great achievements, and so do they in fashion. Standing outside Issey Miyake I caught my eye on this woman from Elle US. Embellished with bangles and rings, her arm and hand was ornamented with great pieces of bold attitude. Yet done right, it did not go overboard, but instead, it leant towards a classy chic place. It is at that point that sophistication grows and bling is no longer that, but arm candy and statement jewelry. Sometimes, more is more.
My mother used to yell at me when I bought worn-out denim. Nonetheless, the feeling this Acne Resort denim jacket has is simply delightful. More than the a simple statement, it’s the intensity of the entire jacket. An intense denim blue on intense with intense ragged details. Worn by Hanneli, the jacket almost speaks for itself: raw and almost bad. And who doesn’t want that feeling sometimes.
What I love about fashion is the honesty of it all. Dramatics are a part of the industry and fashion embraces that. On a shoot for W Korea outside Balenciaga, a delicate, feminine dance was born. As the model twirled (and all the photographers went papparazzi), an air of grandeur seemed to fill the air. Besides the fact that latest season Balenciaga was worn, there was an intimate moment. A sort of revelation. A whole set of theatrics in her stare, in her eyes and her body. An intense dance, and inspiration to all.
Audrey Hepburn once said “I believe in Pink”, and so does Susie Bubble. On a creative pink vest, the details of an imaginary backpack not only creates an illusion, but it adds to that wonderful Susie energy that she is known for. In pink and chic. After all, not all can be black or white.