Chanel’s Colours Guide

Ever wondered what the mystery of Chanel’s classic colours are?

Well lean in and listen close, as FYP gives you the definitve 3 minute lesson on Chanel and their colour philosophy.

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Maison Martin Margiela and Converse’s New Collaboration

In a second collaboration with the cult sneaker label, the French fashion house revisits two cult Converse models in its signature white, with a difference.

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Following on from Maison Martin Margiela’s first collection for Converse, a new collaboration between the two labels revisits the US sneaker brand’s All Star Chuck ’70 and Jack Purcell. The cult shoes have been covered with the French house’s signature Blanc de Meudon paint, which is designed to flake off over time revealing the true color beneath. Unlike last time, Maison Martin Margiela’s Spring/Summer 2014 Converse are all leather and available in four colorways: amber and navy for the Converse All Star Chuck ’70 and blue and red for the Jack Purcell.

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Available from May 23 in Converse stores in SoHo, San Francisco and Santa Monica as well as all Maison Martin Margiela stores worldwide.

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Baskets Maison Martin Margiela x Converse, €250.

Louis Vuitton’s New Cruise Collection

Over the weekend, recently appointed Louis Vuitton CD Nicolas Ghesquière showed his first Cruise collection for the heritage house. Hot on the heels of Dior’s Cruise ferry and Chanel’s Dubai bonanza, Louis Vuttion’s new season offering was a colourful nod to the late 60s/ early 70s, with gently flaring trousers and punchy prints at the heart of the collection.

Here’s a quick run down of what happened…

Louis Vuitton Cruise Collection Monaco

Everyone’s talking about Monaco right now, thanks to last week’s world preview of Grace of Monaco at the Cannes Film Festival. The Vuitton show was set right near the Palais Princier de Monaco (where Prince Albert II and the Grimaldi family live) in a made-for-the-event glass box and it was a venue fit for a king… or at least Princess Charlene of Monaco.

According to reports online, the show was far more exclusive (only 350 guests in attendance) than the Chanel and Dior shows this month and the set was designed in a way where every guest got an front row view.

Louis Vuitton Cruise 2015 runway

Departing from the architecture and structure that gave his Balenciaga designs cult status, Ghesquière’s second collection for Vuitton was filled with more of the fit-and-flare shape he introduced in his AW14 show, but he also added slip dresses, long-sleeved evening jumpers over slim-cut flares and fine-knit shift dresses, too. Colour-wise, lemon yellows, pastel pink, gold, orange and black were mixed up with retro-curtain florals, from boudoir pretty to Mad Men style, and finished with splashes of egg-yolk, poster-paint red and power pink.

Adele Exarchopoulos, Miroslava Duma, Brit Marling and Jennifer Connolly at the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2015 show

 

Courtesy of ASOS.com

 

Cannes Film Festival 2014- Best Dressed

Here is a quick run-down of some of the best dressed from Cannes Film Festival:

1. LUPITA NYONG’O

As we all know, Lupita can do no wrong. Real ❤ for her shimmery Calvin Klein number which she’s accessorised with strappy heels, a box clutch and super-cute zjhuged hair.

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2. ROONEY MARA

A white CK twosie with fringing? Rooney rocked all-white errythang and gave it some sass with side-swooshed hair and deep red lips. Thumbs up. paris shopping

3. BLAKE LIVELY

After stealing the red carpet at the opening ceremony, Blake was at it again last night. The Gossip Girlbeauty (and wife of Ryan Reynolds, jels) donned a super-stunning SS14 Chanel Couture gown to attend the premiere of new Mike Leigh flick, Mr Turner. Simply Amazing!

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4. LIYA KEBEDE

Ethiopian supermodel and three-time US Vogue cover star Liya Kebede went for grand-scale glamour in her maje Roberto Cavalli number. Sheer, mini-length and beaded, and paired with those supersized glossy locks – what’s not to like?

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Images courtesy of ASOS.com

Customised Fittings come to Jimmy Choo Parisian boutiques

British shoe brand Jimmy Choo is preparing to launch its first personalization service, offering each of its clients the opportunity to customize the Anouk, Lance, Xenie and Tite models.

This unique opportunity will be available from the 19th of May 2014, in Jimmy Choo’s Parisian boutiques, making it even harder to resist!

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Say ‘Bonjour’ to the New ‘Camille’ Bag by Chloé

After celebrating its 60th birthday last year, the French house has created a bohemian Spring/Summer collection.

So it is time to say ‘Bonjour’ to the newest member of the Chloé alphabet…. A for Alice, B for Baylee, C for Camille.

 

The idea behind the Chloé alphabet is that, with one letter and one new bag each season, Chloé creative director Clare Waight Keller, works her way through an alphabet of accessories in homage to the house’s founder, Gaby Aghion, who was an avid reader and who also chose to name her new pieces alphabetically.

 

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The latest star bag from Chloé is the canvas and raffia Camille, in a nod to the hippie-boho influences seen in the Spring/Summer 2014 collection. The perfect blend of modernity and discreet elegance, this is one piece that will take you from day to night, in all seasons.

 

Camille canvas and raffia bag, Chloé, €1,500.

 

 

Häagen-Dazs Ice-cream macaroons for Roland Garros- A Paris Exclusive!

For the 2nd year running, ice-cream extraordinares, Häagen-Dazs have launched a special series of three Ice-cream macaroons for Roland Garros. This year, they have created a ‘Game, Set and Match’ (<<Jeu, Set et Match>>) tennis themed collection.

Fashion in Paris You will soon be able to admire the beautiful performances (or views…ehem!) of Raphael Nadal while enjoying your Häagen-Dazs for Roland Garros macaroons, with their launch date being set at the 19th May, just in time for Wimbledon. However, FYP recommends you get your macaroons quick before they melt, because they are only available till the 8th June 2014.

Fashion in ParisThe collection of the three tennis balls like macaroons, will be sold in the Haggen-Dazs shop on the Champs-Elysées and for the first time within Roland Garros. Described as ‘Icy and fruity’, these handmade mini-tennis balls, (Game, Set and Match) will be made in three flavors: Game: Strawberry & Cream, Set: mango raspberry & finally and Match: blueberry & cream flavour.

They’ll be sold at €20 euros for the collection or €7 euros individually. Definitely our favourite way to enjoy tennis.

Fashion in ParisAvailable to buy between 19th of May to the 15th of June 2014.

Found at: Boutique Häagen-Dazs Champs-Elysées : 49-51 avenue des Champs-Elysées – 75008 Paris AND
Roland Garros : Avenue de la Porte d’Auteuil – 75016 Paris