"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans" said John Lennon. These days, it's more..."Life is what happens to you while you're busy watching Netflix". Yep, my TV has kidnapped me and I have been a hostage. It sort of happened without me even noticing it and it just dawned on me how unproductive I have been lately in my personal life. In my defense, I have been working very hard at work. When I get home at night, I am so tired that I just want to sit on my ass and no think about anything beside the next episode of Breaking Bad (I am binge-watching it). I decided to set myself some rules like parents would do with their teenager..."No TV before 8pm"
Recess is over now. Get back to work girl!Love,
- Marie Trepanier
My Guide to Fall 2013 Fashion
I put together this guide to fall 2013 fashion with the collaboration of Net-à-Porter. I am very proud of this guide because it reflects perfectly my personal style. I picked the hottest trends and the chicest looks for your every day life, for work and for the weekend. Get inspired by my editorial and score the best items for fall. - Marie Trepanier
|(Left) Victoria Beckham coat, Christian Louboutin boots|
(Right) J.Crew sweater, Sophie Hulme clutch, Acne jeans
|(Left) Marc by Marc Jacobs coat, Jimmy Choo boots|
(Right) Matthew Williamson skirt, Reed Krakoff shoes
|(Left) Markus Lupfer sweater, J Brand jeans|
(Right) Burberry Prorsum shirt, Burberry Prorsum skirt, Gianvito Rossi boots
|(Left) Preen dress, Gianvito Rossi boots|
(Right) Oscar de la Renta suit, Gianvito shoes
|(Left) Carven sweater, Carven skirt|
(Right) Biyan top, Biyan skirt, Gucci boots
The Inspiration and Influence of Impressionism
at the House of Dior
A gorgeous exploration of the relationship between the haute couture of Dior and the Impressionist movement. Christian Dior grew up in Granville, in Normandy, in a natural environment similar to the setting favored by the Impressionist artists. Throughout his career, he designed dresses that show links with this art movement, such as the elegance seen in the Impressionist paintings, with subtle connections through common themes such as nature, light, color, and the notion of movement. Published to accompany the Impressions Dior exhibition presented at the Musée Christian Dior in Granville, France, this lavish volume features over 150 pieces of gorgeous art—including noted artworks by Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Manet—alongside a magnificent visual tour of Dior garments, from Christian Dior’s first designs to Raf Simons’s latest collection.
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Retrospective: Vogue Group Photos
Giancarlo Giammetti's NYC
Giancarlo Giammetti - Valentino Garavani’s trusted business partner for fifty years - is publishing his memoir, Private, Giancarlo Giammetti this week. Beginning with his childhood in Rome under Nazi occupation and his chance meeting at a café with a certain rising fashion designer, Giammetti shares stories from his remarkable life. This beautiful collector’s volume features in-depth interviews, recollections from his personal journals, and a curated selection of exclusive images from Giammetti’s archive of 50,000 photos, vividly portraying the exciting world of fashion. Architectural Digest celebrated the event by featuring his sublime NYC apartment in their latest issue.
|(Left) Former Valentino chairman Giancarlo Giammetti at his New York City penthouse. The painting is by|
Richard Prince, and the layouts on the floor are from Private, Giancarlo Giammetti, his new memoir.
(Right) Structural columns along the apartment’s perimeter were sheathed in Indian mica, as were a number of the walls,
adding to the home’s glamour and warmth. A sixth-century Chinese sculptural fragment and a pair of circa-1900
Japanese bronze geese are displayed atop a midcentury mirrored table in the style of Serge Roche.
|A painting by Prince presides over the living room. At right, a circa-1800 Swedish gilt-wood armchair from|
H. M. Luther stands next to a table designed by Nick Allen that hosts an Alexander Calder sculpture.
|In the master suite, a Cy Twombly triptych is mounted above the bed. The stools are circa-1940 designs|
by Maison Ramsay, the desk is by Printz and the chair is by Philippe Hiquily.
|The master bath, which offers dramatic views of Central Park and upper Manhattan, is accented|
with a Rachel Feinstein painting and a circa-1960 Jansen bench.
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"Les Petites Mains"
for Chanel Fall 2013 Couture
'Les petite mains' (which literally means small hands) refers to the collective 2,200 seamstresses who painstakingly bring haute couture creations to life. " It takes hundreds of hours, these people work so hard," Lagerfeld said with admiration for the "small hands" in his Paris atelier. "For me, I just have the idea, a flash like that, I don't have to actually do it." The "petites mains" behind his success have become a symbol of the exclusivity as well as the difficulties of Parisian haute couture.
Trained for years and often intensely loyal to one fashion house, these women can be spotted backstage putting last touches on a dress with needle and thread, or watching the throng of models and dressers with quiet pride. But at a time when labels are forced to slash costs and manual labor is a less attractive career option than it used to be, many fear for the future of the craft -- and haute couture.
To really understand and appreciate the extent of their work, you must watch the video I included which shows the making of the Chanel Fall 2013 Haute Couture from the point of view of these amazing artists. They are not just simply making clothes; it is a true labor of love for each piece of the collection. Hope you enjoy!