Fall campaigns 2011: Louis Vuitton

louis vuitton, lv, fall winter campaign, mongolian lamb fur,I just can’t stop looking at these sublime pictures. The combination of textures are absolutely stunning: purple shearling, jade patent leather, lacquered python.. exactly what the Louis Vuitton girl would wear to travel.

As Marc Jacobs explained, the fetish influence of this collection came from a conversation with LVMH’s Bernard Arnault about women’s “inexplicable obsession with bags. And that got us started thinking about passions, and any of the disciplines that require effort and work and commitment.”

I always knew I was a Vuitton girl!

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Peter Pan collars for a sexy French maid look

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A vibrant mustard color tote

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A private chauffeur, yes please! (5 vintage cars were used for this shoot!)

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The Lockit clutch (with a diamond handcuff)

Shot by Steven Meisel, starring Zuzanna Bijoch, Gertrud Hegelund, Daphne Groeneveld and Anais Pouliot.

Sonia Rykiel Fall 2011

This is one of the most exciting moments of the year: September issues are coming out! Make place on your mood board for the beautiful ad campaigns and out of this world editorials (my magazines always loose half of their pages).

A Sonia Rykiel red hot fur sleeved top is totally what I would wear for an mondaine afternoon coffee in Paris… talk about boho-chic done right!

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Picture via Fashion Gone Rogue

Couture 2011: Alexis Mabille

alexis mabille, paris couture, couture 2011, fur dress, parisian designersAlexis Mabille’s Couture 2011 collection: creatures straight out of La Fontaine’s animal fables. It’s just normal to use fur when your inspiration is nature and the woods, no?

Some strong fur trends can be noticed in this collection: animal print, fur sleeves and strong shoulders. My favorite piece from this collection is definitively the fur dress with the feathers. What’s yours?

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The hottest maxi dress of the season

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Fox fur sleeves

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Fur sleeves and fox tails

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Strong shoulders and a mix of fur and feathers

 

Couture 2011: Elie Saab

Lebanese designer Elie Saab never ceases to amaze me with his feminine and simply gorgeous gowns. His Couture collection, shown in Paris July 6th, is my absolute favorite of the latest Couture shows; I’m a romantic, I always fall for the dresses fit for a fairy tale princess.

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Fur flowers and Swarovki crystal

The brand’s signature embellishment of beads and cristals added sparkle to the icy blue, champagne and rose-gold shades of the gowns. What I really love is the subtle fur details that were added, keeping the look light and ethereal. In this collection, fur is used to create a pattern on the light, semi-sheer fabric. Designers are experimenting with fur in new ways that have rarely been explored before: we are far away from full-fur coats!

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Delicate fur detailing

Now, I just need to cross my fingers for my white knight to win the lottery and buy me one of this decadent creations. But I’ll probably end-up printing the pictures and pinning them on my mood wall…

I would totally get married in the white dress!

Runway images from Style.com

Roger Vivier’s Fur Must Haves

Roger Vivier, designer fur, fur gloves, total luxe, luxury brandsEven though we are all fully absorbed in summer activities, there is no reason why not to get slightly excited about our winter wardrobes, especially if it means wearing fur pieces like these fabulous accessories by Roger Vivier. We are so happy he made a proper comeback a few years back, because since then the brand has delivered nothing but top notch shoes and bags. On that note, my favourite piece of his autumn winter 2011 is definitely the fingerless gloves, perfect for driving around in a vintage Jaguar. Or perhaps a Toyota, which is more likely to be the case.

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Ginta Lapina in Vogue Germany

Vogue, fur in the media, fur in the magazines, Greg Kadel, high fashion furNot many maids wear fur on the job, but then again, not many maids look as sexy as Ginta Lapina. We love this shoot by Greg Kadel for Vogue Germany, especially the fur skirt featured above. A must have in every fur lovers wardrobe, if you can spare the extra bulk around your hips…

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Images from Fashion Gone Rogue.

Tom Ford Autumn Winter 2011, Finally!

Tom Ford loves to keep us all in suspense… By restricting the guests, and the photographers at his fahsion shows, he manages to keep his collections a secret until HE is ready to release them. For autumn winter 2012, he made us wait until last week, when he released this video lookbook. And guess what? There is tons of fur in the collection! From the looks of things, we can expect quite a lot of goat and fox, but we are very excited to get a closer look!

Fur Quote: Karl Lagerfeld

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Fendi furs, designed by Karl Lagerfeld.

Some great fur quotes from the Kaiser, from an article in Vice Magazine.

On the fur trade:

“…when people talk about not using fur, [I always say] ‘Are you rich enough to make an income for the people in the north who live from hunting? What do you want them to live off of when there’s nothing else to do?'”

Great point Karl! Finally someone is standing up for the hunters and farmers.

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Chanel furs, designed by Karl Lagerfeld.

On buying fur:

“If you cannot afford it, just forget about it. Don’t use it as an investment piece to show people how rich you are. Use it like a cheap knitted thing. It’s like a big stone. Lucky you that you can have a big stone, but if it troubles you financially to have the stone, don’t have the stone”

Read the rest at Vice Magazine: KARL LAGERFELD – Vice Magazine

Fur on the Catwalk: Alexander McQueen AW2011

The Alexander McQueen show for the Autumn/Winter season featured quite a bit of fur, worn in a range of different ways. From pure white coats featuring fur cut outs, to S&M inspired dresses trimmed in fur, the collection showed breadth of the house’s design aesthetic, while still maintaining a cohesive look.

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Alexander Mcqueen, AW2011, Paris Fashion Week
Catwalk images from Style.com