Backstage at Givenchy and Marc Jacobs

I was browsing some pictures on my laptop and found these from last year’s Fashion Rocks, where I had the *very lucky* chance to work backstage for Givenchy. The shows at FR feature clothes from different seasons, and I could not believe I was in the same room as the unbelievable dresses from the Fall ’09 Couture collection, a.k.a my all-time favorite from Givenchy.

I have to say, the dresses are much more impressive “in person” – we all know couture pieces weighs a ton, the detailing is crazy, but I examined every single inch of them and could only feel so bad I have to settle for ready-to-wear.  Me and the other girls obsessed over the jewelry (some looks had like 7 bracelets on each arm) and the shoes.  We had a chat with the legendary top model Rie Rasmussen before the show, she was surprisingly super nice and gorgeous! We also went around the hair & make-up room and snapped these pics from the Marc Jacobs show…

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Look of the day

Topshop shirt, jeans, clutch and pumps. Ray Ban sunglasses.

This weekend we went on a day trip to this nearby town and stopped by the road when we saw this entrance to a castle-like building… This part of the road is really high and I couldn’t resist taking some photographs.

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Fashion Heaven on Earth – Florence, actually

Browsing the racks of Luisa Via Roma was one of the most fashion-wise intense moments of my life – I’d say it’s in my top 5 best stores ever (can’t forget Dover Street Market, Topshop…) and I think that’s because of their amazing selection – they carry the big labels (Givenchy, Balmain, Ungaro, Dolce), emerging designers (Alexander Wang, Christopher Kane) but also more niche brands, like If Six Was Nine, Haider Ackermann and Krystof Strozyna. What’s even better it’s that they get the big pieces from the collections – the real standouts, we’re not talking about the versatile dresses or the perfect black pant. Luisa is all about the massive and extravagant stuff. I’ve seen amazing leather and fur pieces and the jewels are incredible – they’re got a brilliant selection of Delfina Delettrez.

I went there last summer and as you may remember, it was the peak of Balmania – so you can imagine how fast my heart went when I spotted those black leopard boots. They had all the major pieces from Balmain back then, it was all amazing. Another great ‘sighting’ was the selection from Moncler Gamme Rouge, designed by Giambattista Valli. I never cared much about Moncler but Gamme Rouge is out of this world. As most things are in LVR.

The Florence store’s incredible, for those who can’t make it there, www.luisaviaroma.com ships worldwide.

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Shoe Obsession of the week

So these are the shoes I’m obsessing about this week! These sandals from Opening Ceremony seem to go with everything I own - skinny jeans, short skirts, you name it. Also, the color’s really versatile and it looks quite comfortable. They’re not the prettiest from the bunch, but they’d be a very good investment, I guess…

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Random look

                      In Topshop coat and dress, Doc Dog pumps. In the 11eme arrondissement of Paris.

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Gems from Brussels.

 

One of the most inspiring places I’ve ever been is Brussels – I’ve got so many adjectives and little stories about it, but I’ll let the pictures say it all. Sadly they don’t translate the smell of the city – every single street smells of sugary waffle, it’s wonderful at first but then, well.. not so much.
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