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Edeline Lee is a London-based Canadian who graduated from Central Saint Martins Womenswear and apprenticed in the studios of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano. She then worked as Associate Creative Director for Zac Posen in New York and as Head Designer for Rodnik in London.
I saw Edeline’s first collection in Zurich last year. She was commissioned by my friend, fine jewellery designer Cora Sheibani to design a collection to display her jewellery. The collection was so beautiful and it reminded me a bit of the spirit of the House Of Vionnet. Very feminine shapes, structured with clean modernist lines. What I decided to feature today is her second collection.
Edeline Lee was inspired by “the spirit, strength, and fragile beauty” of the bohemian intelligentsia of the 1930s. Women like Vita Sackville-West, Virginia Woolf, Nancy Cunard, Claude Cahun and the Garman sisters who were artists and writers whilst also being the lovers and inspiration for many of the artists of their time. I have one of her dresses and it makes the body look insanely good, it is SOOO well cut. She is currently stocked at Harvey Nichols and Browns.
I popped into Hom le Xuan’s showroom in Gstaad today. This Paris based interior designer, furniture and landscape designer of Vietnamese origins creates incredible furniture sculptural pieces and gives a magic touch Franco-Asian touch to interiors. In his own words he looks for ” artisanal symbiosis instead style fusion”.
Promenade 79, Gstaad from 15th December until March 4th
In Abrakadabra dress, vintage necklaces and Aimie Maston bracelet at Mari Vanna, London, http://www.marivanna.co.uk/
Wearing Roksanda Ilincic Resort 2013 , Natasha Zinko earrings and ring, Osman for Manolo Blahnik shoes and Celine clutch. Check out the rest of the looks on:
Astrid Andersen is a sportswear designer. But not just any kind of sportswear. Very, very luxurious sportswear that still looks very street. Knitwear came in cashmere, jersey t-shirts were made from Japanese silk, and along the seams of a dark denim jacket you can find… mink! Snoop, Diddy, Kanye, Chris Brown, Jay Z what ya waiting for?
Aimie started designing jewellery in 1985 and she designed for some of the most prestigious fashion houses including Givenchy and Karl Lagerfeld. She launched her own line now recently and it is absolutely stunning! My favourite is the City cuff in gold which I am wearing in the picture above. Buy it from http://www.aimiemaston.com/
City of sin, Good girl gone bad, Forbidden Games. That’s just the names of the perfumes. Hot caramelized plum stuffed with spices (in the City of Sin), the apricot-like top note of the osmanthus flower (in Good Girl Gone Bad), and the skin of an apple drenched in Laos honey (in Forbidden Games)….do I need to say more? I did not think so. Oh wait…and all of this comes in a gold crafted aluminium minaudière with white lacquer and a 24-carat gold snake with Swarovski eyes. 2013 being the year of the Snake you better run and buy it and have an extra clutch in your wardrobe !
The byKiian scent collection by Kilian Hennessy, heir to a long line of Cognac makers Hennessy, is sold at Harvey Nichols, for my Londoners or Saks and Bergdorf’s for my US pals
It’s always pleasant to see something new, different and authentic which agreeably surprises you. The designer’s Poustovit SS2013 collection caught my attention at Ukrainian fashion week. Her truly picturesque prints inspired by national symbols-elements of national Ukrainian embroidery – rhombuses, stars, combinations of crosses, was a real discovery. http://poustovit.ua/collections
At the Poustovit atelier in Kiev, prints galore…
Above a print from the collection
Me in a Poustovit dress and Bionda Castana shoes (below) at the Fairmont Grand Hotel, Kiev http://www.fairmont.com/kyiv/
I was invited to Kiev for Ukrainian fashion week to view the collections, meet the designers and have tea with the wonderful new team of soon to be launched Ukrainian Vogue! More about this trip coming soon! Here I am in Kiev wearing a skirt suit from my favourite Roksanda Ilincic , shoes Pollini by Nicholas Kirkwood, bag by Trussardi. Picture taken in front of St. Michel’s Cathedral.
Dress by Isabel Marant, fur gilet by Zadig & Voltaire, shoes by Marni, bracelet Gaia Repossi for Zadig & Voltaire
Princess Mara Ruspoli
Head Scarf: Hermione de Paula
Top: Cedric Charlier
Bag: Jason Wu
Gloves: Miu Miu
Shoes: 3.1 Phillip Lim
Top: Zoe Krassen
Clutch: Tonia Hawkes
Shoes: Alexander Wang