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!

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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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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 on the Catwalk: Dsquared Autumn Winter 2011

The wild west gets a fur treatment with beautiful fur collars and coats at Dsquared2 this winter. Canadian designers Dean and Dan Caten bring together their tried and true western themes, with an added touch of luxury in gorgeous collars, trims, and full-length fur coats.

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Dsquared, Fall Winter 2011, Milan Fashion Week, Fur Trim

There’s more great fur to be seen! Click here to see the rest of the photo set!

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