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.
Read 'Grown up girly: Perminova in pink' »
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…
Read 'Perminova: in the detail' »
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…
Read 'Elena Perminova plays it down' »
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.
Read 'Elena Permoniva blonde & bobbed' »
You don’t have to be Russian to carry off a fluffy fur hat and matching snow-white fur gloves. But if you want to pull off wearing thigh-high boots and a miniskirt in the dead of a Parisian winter, it sure does help to have pins like Elena Perminova‘s.
Read 'Elena Perminova, Russian doll' »
A hat has a certain power. The power to transform, to uplift, to even complete an outfit. A hat can push an outfit overboard into the realms of costume. It can take an outfit that’s plain and simple and give it an interesting feature, like a beautiful painting on a plain white wall. Maison Michel is one brand that creates the kind of millinery treats…
Read 'Hat power: Elena Perminova' »
Remember the peachy felt hat spotted on Elena Perminova? I fell in love with the feminine colour crossed with a masculine style, so after coming across a variation on the hat (it’s by Maison Michel) at Browns I think I can hear my name being called…
Read 'Tangerine trilby: daily discovery' »