{Fall 16 Couture} Zuhair Murad

When Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody is playing, you know the energy of the collection is going to be high. Infused with the ’70’s vibe, Zuhair Murad‘s Fall 2016 Couture collection broke out of the princess shimmer gown stereotype and went a little rocker, a little hippie chic, and a little Gustav Klimt art piece.

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Zuhair Murad – Photo credit-Yannis Vlamos-Indigital.tv

The base looks were very much house Murad, with sheer skintight embroidered body silhouette gowns, jumpsuits, a caftan, mini dresses, and a stunning bridal gown to close the show. The vintage 70’s vibe was infused with ruffled hemlines over thigh high boots, velvet capes, dipped down cartwheel hats, and intricate macrame embroideries.

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{Steal Her Style} Heidi Klum Does 7 Trends in 1 Chic Outfit

Heidi Klum was out and about recently in NYC wearing this chic combination of flattering trends – the high waist1 striped2 palazzo3, which elongates your silhouette and the crop top4 peplum5 double v-neck6, which looks great on any body shape. And of course, she worse the ever trendy Saint Laurent Candy chunky heel sandal7. Love!

So this is definitely a steal her style look! Plus most of the pieces are on amazing sales right now, so…I couldn’t even do a luxe look for less post if I wanted to. Score!

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Heidi Klum – Photo credit-hawtcelebs.com

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{Fall 16 Couture} Valentino

With Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri as the dynamic duo at the helm of the Valentino fashion house, the runway shows have always been a bit magical. Not so much because of lavish settings or props, but because of the high culture for the inspirations of their collections. You are immersed in the society that Piccioli and Chiuri have either dreamed up, or are emulating through their designs, and with their strict and exacting detail coupled with their romantic aesthetic, the result is intoxicating.

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Valentino – Photo Credit-Yannis Vlamos-Indigital.tv

This year, the Fall 2016 Couture collection celebrates the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death through Elizabethan period inspiration. There were puffed sleeves, lace up vests, high white ruffs, cleric’s robes, cinched bodices, doublets, brocades, and lattice work.

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{Fall 16 Couture} Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld is known for creating dreamlike backdrops for his runway shows, and the Fall 16 Couture show was perhaps the apex for most Chanel fans who were there to witness it. Lagerfeld actually flew in the ateliers and their workshops in which the magic of Chanel is made, and gave Chanel coveteurs a chance to witness – during a live runway couture show – the actual process of making couture clothing. Apparently, there was nothing staged about it. He instructed the ateliers to continue their work just as they had back in their actual shop. Um, what?! What an incredible jaw-on-the-floor moment!

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Chanel – Photo credit – Alessandro Garofalo-Indigital.tv

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{Fall 16 Couture} Dior

Citing Dior’s 1947 New Look Bar jacket as principle inspiration for its Fall 16 couture collection, Lucie Meier and Serge Ruffieux, interim designers for the fashion house, chose the perfect note to exit on. If rumors are true then it’s Maria Grazia Chiuri of Valentino who is heading over to become the new artistic director of Dior. As for now, if this is in fact the duo’s last collection as interim head designers, what a way to go.

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Christian Dior – Photo credit-Yannis Vlamos-Indigital.tv

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{Fall 2016 Couture} Atelier Versace

An incredible departure from Donatella Versace’s house signatures of ultra sexy, amped up embroideries, and logos, the Atelier Fall 16 Couture collection showed powerful pieces that showed off the house’s softer side, with draping, tailoring, and sculpting. The show opened in stellar drama, with Karen Elson in a cinched waist blush cashmere coat lined in mint, with one lapel falling off the shoulder, revealing a scarlet bustier gown underneath.

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Atelier Versace – Photo credit-Yannis Vlamos-Indigital.tv

Versace started with rich and unusual color combinations in crimson, blush, lavendar, grey, and sky blue with mostly long silhouettes, building sculptural and draping details to create long, arcing shapes around the female form.

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{Luxe Look for Less: Celeb Style Trend} Alessandra Ambrosio Suits Up

Fashion savant Alessandra Ambrosio stepped was in Paris this week to walk in the Balmain runway show. Of course, her street style was Balmain and on point, as she was working one of my favorite up and coming style trends – the minimalist suit.

Pair a sleek blazer over a tee, tank or bodysuit with a pair of skinny jeans, or like Alessandra wore, some ripped up cropped jeans. And seriously, how adorable is her daughter?!

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Alessandra Ambrosio – Photo credit-GC Images

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{Luxe Celeb Style} Heidi Klum Hosts Lingerie Ice Cream Party

Last week Heidi Klum hosted a Lingerie Ice Cream Truck and Shopping Party for Heidi Klum Intimates by Heidi Klum at Macy’s in NYC. 

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Heidi Klum – Photo credit-Getty

The supermodel turned Project Runway host and lingerie designer handed out free cones filled with her lingerie to 500 lucky fans in celebration of the launch of her line. So cheeky!

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