Tag Archives: Céline

Céline is another French heritage brand, which started selling ready to wear back in 1969. Its now owned by the LVMH empire and designed by Phoebe Philo. The label makes incredible bags, among them my absolute favorite tote the ” Phantom”. Besides bags I also love their ready to wear with its minimalist sportswear approach its absolutely perfect.

A Celine dress is simply the best – Trust Carine & Gaia

I am a true Céline addict. The French brand owned by the luxury cluster LVMH simply has some of the best ready to wear. Their skirts are incredible, the coats are among the most comfortable and stylish in the world and the bags, in particular the black Phantom are to die for. And a funny coincidence at Paris Couture last week proofed that a Celine dress is simply the best too!

Carine Roitfeld

Carine Roitfeld wearing a safari style shirt dress, very likely to be from Céline’s spring 2014 collection, photos Anna Klam Facebook, Vanity Fair

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Double strap Birkenstocks versus crisscross sandals and T bar

Phoebe Philo started the bulky flat sandal trend with her spring 2013 collection one year ago. As Karl Lagerfeld said “There is not beauty without some strangeness in the proportions!” one year ago the ugly shoe trend conquers spring 2014 – It needed some time to become mainstream. However, even when buying an intentionally ugly shoe some considerations have to be made to wear it in style instead of sloppy or bucolic. Double strap shoes, crisscross sandals and T-bars are on offer. Which style to choose mainly depends on the shape of the feet….

crisscross sandals

Celine two strap sandals from spring 2013, photo@celine.com

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Chanel art gallery, Prada and Céline street art …

According to Karl Lagerfeld “Fashion isn’t art.” But Fashion meets art – Art meets fashion has been the topic of fashion brand artist collaborations since quite some time. (Just think back to Marc Jacobs highly praised first collaboration with American graphiti artist Stephen Sprouse on the 2001 Louis Vuitton collection!). For spring 2014 a heavy art influence is present among so many collections. It is echoed in bold colors, artistic prints, graffiti elements and more.

The Chanel art gallery, which was set up in the Grand Palais as a backdrop for the spring 2014 pret-a-porter was incredible. Karl Lagerfeld himself supervised the creation of contemporary artworks, which played ironically with Chanel icons like pearls or double C. But not only the Chanel art gallery was cool, the runway looks were incredible. There was the much hyped art school backpack with its graffiti print, the oversized pearl necklaces resembling headphones, androgynous blazers and of course the fabulous brush-stroke dresses.

Karl Lagerfeld

This dress from the Chanel spring 2014 runway is among my favorite pieces from the collection. photo@style.com

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Birkenstock inspired sandals – Which brand has the coolest styles?

Birkenstock inspired sandals are everywhere this spring. However, which styles are the best? Mainly there are two choices. On the one hand to play a little with the bucolic/ ecologic image of the shoe and wear it in a relatively neutral color and on the other hand to buy a stand out embellished/ colorful sandal.


Céline criss cross sandal, resort 2014, photo celine.com

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Trending for 2014 – Birkenstocks

Birkenstocks are back! I barely believe it, but I really start to see flat, bulky sandals all over the online stores, social media, blogs …


Celine spring 2013 bz Phobe Philo closeup

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