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Brighten Up Your Day with Gucci’s Charming Eyewear Collection

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Forget everything you thought you knew about glasses, because Gucci’s Spring-Summer 2018 Eyewear collection is as eclectic as eyewear can be.

Sunglasses with crystals
Fluorescent sunglasses

Rectangular-frame acetate sunglasses
All by Gucci

 

Alessandro Michele has long championed the frilly attitude of fashion, what with his abundant exploration of all-things colorful, eccentric and opulent creativity. But the House’s Creative Director has instilled the Spring-Summer 2018 collection with a whole lot more than what meets the eyes – literally.

Sunglasses with crystals
By Gucci

 

Fine executions and sophisticated details come alive in a series of unique eyewear, all of which embody the eccentric spirit of Gucci. With colors as enchanting as magic and shapes as mystical as ever, the collection beams with a certain elegance brought up to very “vintag-y” proportions. Call it the Gucci effect.

Square-frame sunglasses
By Gucci

 

His creativity has indeed reached new heights, taking the fashion scene through the joys of bold proportions, visionary masks, classic shapes and heart-shaped styles with colorful multifaceted lenses.

Square-frame glitter sunglasses
By Gucci

 

Gucci’s futuristic designs have always harmoniously blended with bits and pieces of the retro world – think nods to the seventies and the eighties in the best kind of way. And so, this particular collection holds essentially true to this statement, offering fun and unexpected details from here, embellished jewels from there and a whole lot of shimmers from everywhere.

Square frame sunglasses
By Gucci

 

Round-frame sunglasses with metal
Cat eye glitter acetate sunglasses
All by Gucci

 

Square-frame sunglasses
Fuchsia pink sunglasses
Round-frame sunglasses with metal

All by Gucci
 

Heart-frame sunglasses
By Gucci

 

 

Article written by Cindy Menassa
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All the Bridal Looks from Paris Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2019

Elie Saab
 
CHANEL
 
Elie Saab
CHANEL
Ralph & Russo
Rami Kadi
 
Giambattista Valli
 
Dany Atrache
 
Alexis Mabille
 
Zuhair Murad
 
Ziad Nakad
 
Julien Fournié
 
Stéphane Rolland
 
Georges Chakra
 
Georges Hobeika
 
Tony Ward

Whether you’re getting married this summer, are a maid-of-honor or a bridesmaid, or you simply have a wedding to attend, you probably are already racking your head as to find the perfect gown. One thing’s for sure though, if there’s a fashion occasion where you can always find any of the above, it’s Paris Haute Couture week.

And so, every season, designers showcase for nearly 15 minutes, their ultimate best in terms of creativity, design and fine craftsmanship and savoir-faire. And with every couture collection, comes an exquisitely jaw-dropping finale bridal look to top it all off. This season in particular, the shows and presentations unveiled the masterminds behind the collections, all of whom presented their finest creations, from intricately embroidered garments to gowns requiring hours upon hours of savoir-faire. But perhaps our favorite creations might have definitely been the gorgeous bridal gowns, attesting to the designer’s true excellence and expertise.

So whether you’re looking for some inspiration for your wedding or you just have a thing for all-things bridal, we’ve gathered the most fabulous bridal looks spotted on Paris’ Haute Couture runways.

                                    

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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All the Best Looks at Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019-2020 Men’s Runways

January is probably one of the busiest months in the fashion industry – right after February and September – as it is jam-packed with back-to-back shows, from Men’s runways in London, Milan and Paris and finally, the big Haute Couture week in the French Capital. The street style crowd was as stylish and fashion-forward as the models walking down the men’s runways and we can’t say we’re not looking forward for what’s yet to come.

One thing we’ve noticed is that there was a massive shift in the menswear department, as the trends have been fluctuating more and more towards gender ambiguity. That ultimately means: less differentiation and more androgyny. That said, the men’s runways were chockfull of colorful style for Fall/Winmter 2019-2020 and it all seems very promising. Designers have all shown off their best taste in menswear, from big brands and fashion houses such as Versace, Prada, Dolce &Gabbana and Emporio Armani – amongst others – and they’ve really upped the ante for the next round of runway shows in Paris.

And so, we’ve rounded up the best looks to hit Milan Fashion Week.

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Gucci Opens New Exhibition in Gucci Garden Galleria in Florence

It’s in the historic Palazzo della Mercanzia in Florence’s Piazza della Signoria that the Gucci Garden Galleria has been housed. Conceived by the House’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele and featuring exhibition spaces curated by critic and curator Maria Luisa Frisa, Gucci Garden has now opened a new exhibition in the Period Rooms, unveiling new wall paintings and coinciding with Pitti Uomo 95. That said, the opening of the men’s fashion fair signaled the start of the exhibition and the showcase of the new artwork.

The Period Rooms in the Gucci Garden Galleria had previously opened in June earlier this year, with a tribute to Björk and the House’s collaboration with her. And now, the new exhibition aims to demonstrate how Gucci has interpreted and defined men’s fashion over the years. And so, the exhibition focuses on Gucci’s redefining of the concept of masculinity since the 1960s – along with its various Creative Directors, from the Tom Ford era to the present – by showcasing items such as clothing, objects, accessories, images, books, magazines and video documents.

Also, the ground floor boutique of Gucci Garden – which is home to a selection of publications on sale – features work by writers on fashion studies and high-profile fashion journalists who look at the idea of masculinity.

Fresh wall paintings commissioned for the Gucci Garden transitional spaces – the stairwells and stair-and-elevator landings – have also been unveiled, conceived by Italian artist MP5, who is known for an insightful black-and-white style, and English artist Alex Merry, who portrays a dreamlike universe through illustrations and portraits that use color in surprising ways. 

Visitors to Florence can revel in this special Gucci store, as it features exclusive items, from shoes to handbags and ready-to-wear for both men and women. The boutique also presents a selection of clothing and other items bearing images by MP5, such as a collection of T-shirts and hooded sweatshirts for men and women, and shopper bags, all displaying black-and-white prints that have been inspired by the ancient Chinese text the I Ching (also known as the Book of Changes).

To top it all off, the Gucci Garden’s restaurant – the Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura – is helmed by internationally renowned chef Massimo Bottura, whose dishes explore the deep roots of the Italian kitchen while making references to history, art and philosophy.

And for those of you who can’t wait to visit the new space, you’ll be glad to know that 50% of each ticket sale will be donated to support restoration projects in the city of Florence.

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Glam it Up with Bvlgari’s Spring-Summer 2019 Collection

If you had to choose between black and colors, which would you rather have more of? Well luckily for you, you don’t really have to limit yourself anymore – not with Bvlgari’s Spring-Summer 2019 collection anyway.

See, it’s the kind of collection that merges two elements into one big spirit, as black glam vibes blend perfectly well with bright pop-inspired shades, while lightning bolts infiltrate the most classic of styles. But what is it exactly that sensually draws us to this collection? Could it be the House’s appropriation of a new vision? Or could it be the melting pot of electro love and rocker-chic elements? Whatever it is, it truly is a treat for sore eyes and a delightsome vision.

It’s in this spirit that fine execution and exquisite savoir-faire make way to the most glamorous of collections, unveiling a series of utterly chic designs made for the ultra-feminine woman in all her glory. The Serpenti Forever shines alight with new iterations, making it once again the heart of the line. After all, with Bvlgari, it’s all about the timeless appeal and the richness found in the jewelry-inspired designs, isn’t it?

Simply put, yet another exquisite Bulgari collection!

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Sea, Sand and CHANEL

Wind in her hair, passion in her eyes and fashion in her soul; there she was, all dolled up in CHANEL and shining her way through the shore in pieces of the House’s Cruise 2018-2019 collection. The beach never looked so charming!

A magical stroll down the beachfront brings back the sweet memories of a perfect getaway, as the CHANEL lady revisits the nautical theme in nothing less than grace and breeziness. The perks of wearing Cruise pieces? Being able to wear them on a semi-cruise of course! It’s in this spirit that the woman embodying CHANEL sets foot on a deck, as the moon reflects its twinkle upon the House’s sparkly tweed navy pantsuit. Consider them as the kind of outfits worn to go sailing, or consider them as a holiday-destination kind-of-clothes; at the end of the day, they’re simply a more aesthetical way to liberate a woman’s body from all strings. In the fashion world, that means oversized tweed jackets in creamy tones, ladylike floaty dresses, French berets, quilted chain bags and nautical-inspired bracelets.

Call it care-free or call it a modernized version of tweed-meets-athleisure, we call it an invitation to a night sur La Mer with none other than CHANEL.

Location: La mer
Videography: Tiago Dias
Make up: Toni Malt for CHANEL
Hair: Bianca
MMG Model: Amelia
MMG Fashion: CHANEL

 

Cindy Menassa

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Azyaamode Takes You on a Walk in the City with Dior Jewelry

She’s got poise, charm and a look that leaves every person who sees her in awe. All she needs are a few jewelry pieces to complete her outfit!
So here’s how the Dior woman works her magic:

She wanders the streets of a vibrant city on a sunny day, and she lets her elegance shine ever-so-bright. Her playful spirit reigns supreme as the smile never leaves her face. She wears her jewels and plays by her own rules, as she stacks them up in the most stylish of ways, spreading the sparkle of diamonds and gold everywhere.

For every woman jewelry is often the source of her smile, and Dior seems to agree. How, you wonder? Watch the video to find out.

 

Mirella Haddad

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