Top Picks: Alexander Berardi Spring 2011

Elegant casual and Parisian chic from Alexander Berardi’s Spring 2011 show. You just can’t go wrong with classics like these – horizontal stripes in black and white, camel coloured trench coats, filmy floral tea dresses, espadrilles and belted polka dot babydoll dresses.  And I adore the sequined gold harem pants, I never would have imagined myself in such a thing, but I want these!

De L’Officiel de la Mode: Archives

This is unbelievably cool. De L’Officiel magazine (think French fashion mag) has recently published their archives and now you (yes, you!) can read through the past editions starting from 1920!!! If you read French this should be even more amazing, but even if you don’t, this is still wonderful. Here is a screen shot of the archives:

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Click here to go to the gallery!

Here is a quick preview of what you can see if you head on over to the archives. This is from 1927, #66:

L'Official - 1927 number 66

Go, go now! Click on the link above and peruse through the archives of L’Officiel de la Mode! What cover do you like best? What era do you most enjoy? Let us know!!!

Steven Meisel for Vogue September 2007, Grace Coddington, and the new Vogue documentary The September Issue


This beautiful shoot entitled Paris Je T’aime from the 2007 Vogue September issue was photographed by Steven Meisel, and styled by Grace Coddington. The models are Coco Rocha, Guinevere Van Seenus, Caroline Trentini, Sasha Pivovarova, Gemma Ward and Agyness Deyn.

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Grace Coddington is in fact Vogue’s Creative Director, and is in charge of most of the fashion shoots. If you’re interested in her (and the almighty Anna Wintour) and Vogue in general, then you might want to check out the new documentary, The September Issue:

I haven’t seen it yet, but reviews are good, and it sounds like Grace Coddington is as much the star as Anna Wintour herself. In the New York Times, the director R.J. Cutler said, “[Anna] is cool, [Grace] is warm and languid,” he said. “Anna is all about ‘next,’ and Grace is most interested in a historical perspective on art and fashion.” Sounds like our kind of lady!

Here’s a fun article on the subject over at Gawker: How Grace Coddington Stole The September Issue From Anna Wintour

Drop a comment if you’ve seen the documentary!