More than ever have we been seeing dressy pants instead of fancy dresses on both the runways and the streets during Haute Couture Paris fashion week. In a Giambattista Valli embellished pantsuit, Elena Perminova compromised on showing skin but not on femininity while attending the shows yesterday.
One hairstyle that has an interesting history is the bob. Over the centuries, it’s been very common for women to have long hair but even before the first world war, some women were already taking the fashionable risk of wearing their hair short. Bobs were already worn by actresses in the 1920s but it wasn’t until the 1960s that they became even more popular and…
A hair colour change is the perfect foundation for a drastic makeover or reinvention; and if you’re going use hair colour as a statement, going platinum blonde – or near to it – is certainly a striking way to do it. Looking at the key hair trends for 2013 and beyond, bleached blonde in it’s lightest incarnations sits high on the list, partly thanks to…
This season, with the somewhat colder weather still present, hats are a much needed piece in the transition from winter to spring. Whether it is a fedora hat, a beanie or even a furry Ushanka, owning some stylish headgear can bring you a whole lot closer to looking chic. Here are my top five examples of marvellous millinery:
Combined, there could be little more feminine than soft floral appliques and baby pink fabric. But add a short, bell-shaped skirt, and suddenly the presence of legs shifts the whole look across the sexy-sweet boundaries. Elena Perminova wore this Giambattista Valli dress well, paired with Celine ankle strap heels.
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Fittingly decked out in the brand’s spring checks, Elena Perminova was one of the stylish guests at the Louis Vuitton fall 2013 show in Paris today. Always a favourite for photographers, this shot was taken as she posed post-show outside the venue.
From the black beanie down to the knee-length black dress, you might be tempted to think Elena Perminova was having an entirely casual moment. But below that everything changes with the addition of a pair of high-heeled Versace gladiator heels.
With hands and head swathed in bright white fluffy fur, Elena Perminova was one of the most fawned over, focused on and photographed attendees of Chanel’s spring couture show. We featured the outfit in full, boots and all, here. Because you can never have too much of an intriguing thing, here’s a shot of the detail of the outfit: metallic clutch carefully matched to gold…
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It’s almost casual, particularly if you consider that just an hour before this shot was taken Elena Perminova was strutting about another part of Paris in a bright metallic blue trench coat and heels. Outfit changes between shows are all in a day’s work for a model-cum-socialite. And so a more downplayed look of slim-fit pants, Balenciaga’s cutaway flat boots, and a chunky Tommy Hilfiger…
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Blonde is in, the bob is in… so is there any more refreshing a hairstyle for 2013 than a platinum blonde, messily textured bob? Elena Perminova wore hers perfectly today, tucked under a Louis Vuitton officer’s cap. She wore the look while attending the Elie Saab haute couture spring 2013 show.
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