Earlier this week model and t.v. presenter Alexa Chung launched her new make-up collaboration with Eyeko with a photocall at Selfridges in London. For the event Alexa wore a black sleeveless prom dress paired with black ballet flats and accessorised with a heart locket and black ribbon in her ponytail. Continue reading to view additional images of her look.
This jacket from the J.Crew Collection is a feminine alternative to a blazer and features a sequin and grosgrain trim. Made from a luxurious white tweed from a Scottish mill established in 1912, the piece a great basic to invest in for wear during the Holiday season and then mix into your casual wardrobe year round as with the styling shown here. Visit JCrew.com to Purchase now.
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Model Shu Qi stars in this editorial from the December 2013 issue of Vogue China. Photographed by Mario Testino, Qi wears 1940s style glamour looks that include pieces by brands such as Celine, Lanvin, Marc Le Bihan, Retro Super Future and more, as styled by Anastasia Barbieri. Continue reading to view the full set of images.
One: Inès & Maréchal Viking Coyote Fur Coat . . . Get It Here!
Two: Phillip Lim Embellished T-Shirt . . . Get It Here!
Three: Linda Farrow Watersnake and Acetate Sunglasses . . . Get It Here!
Four: Fernando Jorge Diamond, Black Onyx & Gold Ring . . . Get It Here!
Five: J Brand 910 Low Rise Coated Skinny Jeans . . . Get It Here!
Six: Essie Mademoiselle Nail Lacquer . . . Get It Here!
Seven: Roger Vivier Gommet Suede Ballerina Flats . . . Get It Here!
Eight: Hermès Eau de Pamplemousse Rose Fragrance . . . Get It Here!
Nine: Saint Laurent Courtney Leather Clutch Bag . . . Get It Here!
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Tiny Marguerite 18-Karat Gold Sapphire Earrings, Available Here.
Marie-Hélène de Taillac unveiled her signature jewellery collection in 1996. Her brightly assorted range of sapphires, spinels or tourmalines and other colourful gemstones created a revolution within the reserved world of Fine Jewellery. At the time it was still relatively difficult for women to wear ‘real gems’ especially with a casual ensemble. However, with her love of colour, and years of experience working under the best names in the jewellery and fashion industries, including Dinny Hall, Victor Edelstein and Philip Treacy, de Taillac wanted to create a collection that showcased these precious stones. The concept was an instant success and retailers such as Colette in Paris, Brown’s in London and Barney’s New York, all picked up the brand.
The Pavillon Frais is located opposite the exquisite Pavillon Français at the Palace of Versailles with a wonderful site line between the two buildings, complementing one another. The beautiful and fanciful enclosed garden of the Pavillon Frais was unique to Versailles and additional focal points included two elongated water basins with two perfectly formed parterres. Preliminary excavations revealed that the interiors of these pools were decorated with mosaic tiling, not used anywhere else at Versailles. Topiary orange trees provided an alluring scent.
Sadly, the Pavillon Frais was demolished under Napoleon in 1810 and the parterres and basins in 1813. The Pavillon and its gardens were scheduled to be restored in 1980, but due to the lack of funds only the stone structure was done (without the garden, interiors, trelliswork and adornment). It then fell into disrepair however was restored with funding by the American Friends of Versailles. Read more on their website AmericanFriendsofVersailles.com.
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Giancarlo Giammetti, the long-time business partner and driving force behind Valentino Garavani’s design empire, bought his first camera at age 25. Now, 50 years later, the fashion insider has amassed nearly 57,000 photos. This hard-bound book includes a collection of exclusive personal images, in-depth interviews and journal entries spanning Giammetti’s life from his youth in Rome to his years at Valentino’s side. This visual volume makes a beautiful gift or addition to your coffee table. Visit Net-a-porter.com to purchase.
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One: Lanvin Square Frame Sunglasses . . . Get It Here!
Two: Clu Silk-Paneled Metallic French Terry Sweatshirt . . . Get It Here!
Three: Astley Clarke 0.40 Karat Diamond Stud Earrings . . . Get it Here!
Four: Current/Elliott The Ankle Legging Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans . . . Get It Here!
Five: Chanel Premiere M Ladies Watch . . . Get It Here!
Six: Rag & Bone Black Leather “Windsor” Ballet Flats . . . Get It Here!
Seven: Chanel Le Vernis Nail Polish in Provocation . . . Get It Here!
Eight: Givenchy Medium Antigona Bag in Shiny Black Leather . . . Get It Here!
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