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DIARY DESIGNER PICKS CRUISE COLLECTION 2018

 

OUR LUST-HAVES!

The Cruise Collections have landed and Diary has made its official picks; the pieces we can’t live without and can’t help but share with Social Gals and Social Gents everyWEAR! ENJOY! 

PRADA

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LOUIS VUITTON

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STRATEAS CARLUCCI

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MICHAEL LO SORDO

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CHRISTOPHER ESBER

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SASS & BIDE

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BEC BRIDGE

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Photography BUSINESS OF FASHION 

RUNWAY REPORT: POST PARIS PICKS

MEET OUR FAVES FROM LAST WEEK’S COLLECTIONS

Oh my, where to start … There was so much eye-candy for fashion and beauty lovers careening down last week’s A/W Paris catwalks, it made you wanna launch your body onstage and steal the dream confections right off the model’s lithe bodies (but then that’s just a weird fashion fantasy that you wouldn’t really act on, cause  it would be symptomatic of a host of other crazy, and get you arrested, but we digress). Anyway, the now overstated point here is that the collections were really strong for autumn/ winter, and narrowing down our favourites was a considerable challenge. And so, kindly forgive the barrage of Paris picks. (For the complete collections, do  head to the source of all things fashion (aka the ‘”bible” for style lovers everywear): the Business of Fashion.

Ok here we go, in random order. Call it fashion stream of consciousness. 😉 

CHALLENGING IS GOOD: For a dose of 2017 edgy, tickled we were by some of the dripping-with-fashitude-pieces on the KAREN WALKER, ELLERY and yes, JACQUEMUS runways, especially Walker’s white trench with exaggerated detail, Ellery’s billowy-armed tops paired with the new cropped flared pant, and Jacquemus’s overall tendency to do unexpected new shapes incredibly well across the board:

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KAREN WALKER’S TAKE ON THE TRENCH. GOTTA LOVE THE TOP KNOT TAKE TOO.

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ELLERY’S BOUFFANT-CHIC HALTERS.

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ELLERY BOUFFANT ROUND TWO.

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JACQUEMUS SHAPES LIKE NO OTHER.

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JACQUEMUS SWAGGER. 😉

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STILL JACQUEMUS.

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FINAL FRILLED JACQUEMUS.

GLITTER GALS: If shine is your thing, as it is for so many of us Social Gals (hello entrance making highs!), PACO RABANNE emerged as a new closet bestie. The metal cocktail dresses in gold and silver were seriously well-done and worthy of an add to your personal collections. 😉

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PACO RABANNE ROCKS THE GOLD FROCKS.

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SILVER SHIMMER TOO.

DREAM SCENE: One of the biggest trends for fall winter was clearly (excuse pun) bold ‘winter white,’ (correction: ‘fall / winter white’). Not surprisingly, CHANEL’s Lord Lagerfeld (no he’s not really a Lord, but he should be, so should his cat), did some enviable slouchy, sexy, swingy coats in the monochromatic hue that we’re lusting after, while PAULE KA frocked the hot out of the palette, COURREGES created my new favourite fall jacket, and team SONIA RYKIEL feathered out the brightness with a coat sure to be gracing the curves of a J-LO, Rihanna, and other miraculously formed goddess-humans, sometime soon:

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CHANEL WRAPS US RIGHT IN WINTER WHITE.

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FOR BOYZ TOO. 😉

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PAULE KA REINVENTS THE PARTY DRESS.

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PAULE KA PARTY FROCK, ROUND TWO.

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MY NEW FAVOURITE FALL JACKET, COURTESY OF COURREGES.

BACK TO BLACK: For the in-your-face power black superstar garb that is, quite frankly, an addiction for many (guilty as charged), MUGLER, MCQUEEN, BALMAIN and SAINT LAURENT delivered in spades. There were to-die-for jumpsuits (MUGLER) with exaggerated shoulders that reduce waists to wisps (as if they’d been Kardashian corset shrunk), fierce midriff / skin showing gowns (BALMAIN) that screamed fabulous, a pack of crazy cool, rocker goddess mini things (SAINT-LAURENT) that groupies should wear en masse for effect, and insanely beautiful see-through dresses from MCQUEEN that need to be painted on our bodies NOW!

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THE MUGLER JUMPSUIT OBSESSION, OURS TOO. 😉

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MORE MUGLER JUMPER FUN.

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ONE CRAZY HAWT MUGLER PERFECT SUIT.

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BEHOLD THE MUGLER SUIT-GOWN. 😉

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MCQUEEN TRANSPARENT FROCKS.

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THE ONE I’M DREAM-WEARING RIGHT NOW.

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FIERCE BALMAIN.

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MORE BALMAIN BEAUTIFUL.

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BALMAIN ON FIRE.

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SAINT LAURENT GOES MAX ON MINIS.

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SAINT-LAURENT MINI.

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MORE MINI.

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LAST ONE.

 

SEEING RED: Finally, gloriously, the radiant rouge all over the GIVENCHY runway, constructed, deconstructed, draped, blazing in sequins, molded to perfect glamazon bodies, and paired with the sleekest, sceniest futuristic shades, was a sight to behold, and an antidote for all the above noir that will be making it’s way into my wardrobe, and those belonging to countless others. Nothing like the colour of love to rev up the winter blues. 😉 

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GIVENCHY BLAZE.

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GEOMETRIC GIVENCHY.

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DRAPE IT.

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COLLAR BIG OR DON’T COLLAR. 😉

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KIMONO 2017 STYLE.

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GLITZ DONE RIGHT.

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WANT.

That’s the post Paris FASH 411 Social Gals and Gents. Hope you enjoyed. Now go shopping!

Special thanks to Diarysto JESSY COLUCCI.

WHAT TO WEAR TO THIS WEEKEND’S LADY GAGA HALF-TIME PARTY

The big reveal

Yes, there’s all kinds of hot Social Gals and Gents out there gearing up for this weekend’s big game, which notably, I still don’t understand but love nonetheless thanks to the big-screen parade of muscle-rich babes worthy of Michelangelo’s sketch pad trotting about in snuggies. (Note to whoever designed them: Genius).

However, despite that guilty pleasure, I am always Super Bowl-seduced most by the ever glittery and over-the-top half-time shows that never fail to dissapoint with their spotlight on some of the most talented perfomers on the planet. I mean really: Prince, Madonna, Bruno Mars, Queen Bey and the legendary list goes on.

This year, one of my all-time faves, the astoundingly gifted Lady Gaga, joins the ranks, and, like her predecessors, is promising to deliver BIG, looking to elevate the show in some capacity, which, as we all know, is the norm-challenging 30 year old’s specialty. There’s all kinds of chatter out there involving  rooftops, political statement-making, and some surprise cameos by other superstars.

While we’re still in suspense over much of it, one thing’s for sure, the Gaga #OOTD ( or rather #OOTSB) is surely going to send fash waves through the Social Mediaverse and have fashionalities and the fash-obsessed swirling in post-performance style pleasure for days. Remember what happened last year when her daringship rocked the ruby red sparkly Gucci suit with the slick back do and crazy complimentary lids?

And so the question remains: What will YOU be wearing to your Gaga fest to honour all that greatness?

For this special pre-Superbowl FASH FRIDAY, some Diary approved suggestions for yay and nay:

 1. Something tight and Naughty Gal paired with a superstraight mane reminiscent of the look the divalicious pulled off in the campaign for Versace.

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2. A scene-stealing screen goddessy white strapless jumpsuit like the Brandon Maxwell numero she wore to the Oscars last year.

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3. An equally enticing take on the jumper she killed in at the recent Victoria’s Secret fashion show, this time by Saint Laurent.

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4. A garden of good things at the same show by Yolan Cris (angel wings optional).

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Some inspired by Gaga looks you should perhaps reconsider:

1. The Thierry Mugler-designed  ‘Cyborg’ suit, that despite high coolness, will likely make spooning, or rather all movement, incredibly challenging.

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2. The controversial bubble dress, that not only fails to showcase the figure but could provoke some annoying and invasive pop attacks.

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3. The meat dress. Just no.

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With that, I wish you all a gratifying game and show. Enjoy Social Gals and Gents. 😉 xx

DIARY LOVES FASHION VOL. 6

DESIGNER DRESSUP AS IT SHOULD BE …

Yes, we’re suckers on the Diary front for some good fash, which is why it’s now tradition in each issue to feature some of the year’s most sartorially expert party looks. For your enjoyment, and pre New Years inspiration, a cross-section of our faves:

EVANA BOUTROS in STELLA MCCARTNEY.

EVANA BOUTROS in STELLA MCCARTNEY.

JESSICA SCALERA  in  MISSONI.

JESSICA SCALERA in MISSONI.

 KARINE IDRISSI in BCBGMAXAZRIA.

KARINE IDRISSI in BCBGMAXAZRIA.

SAMANTHA CUTLER in MAISON ELAMA.

SAMANTHA CUTLER in MAISON ELAMA.

ALEX SCHWARZ in VINTAGE.

ALEX SCHWARZ in VINTAGE.

VANIA AGUIAR in VINTAGE.

VANIA AGUIAR in VINTAGE.

VALERIE NAUD in BCBGMAXAZRIA.

VALERIE NAUD in BCBGMAXAZRIA.

VANESSA PILON  in RAD HOURANI.

VANESSA PILON in RAD HOURANI.

VANESSA PILON in RICK OWENS.

VANESSA PILON in RICK OWENS.

MAI ANH DANG in WAY,  MATT GOEZEN in ISSEY MIYAKE.

MAI ANH DANG in WAY, MATT GOEZEN in ISSEY MIYAKE.

INGRID SCHMIDTOVA-MCMILLAN in PICCIOLI and DIOR.

INGRID SCHMIDTOVA-MCMILLAN in PICCIOLI and DIOR.

NOÉMIE VÉZINA in HERVÉ LEGER.

NOÉMIE VÉZINA in HERVÉ LEGER.

FRANÇOIS DE GASPÉ BEAUBIEN in KITON, CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN.

FRANÇOIS DE GASPÉ BEAUBIEN in KITON, CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN.

PHIL MORIN in PIETRO MUCCI. MARIE-SOPHIE TAILLEFER in VINTAGE.

PHIL MORIN in PIETRO MUCCI. MARIE-SOPHIE TAILLEFER in VINTAGE.

SHENAZ MOHAMMED in BALMAIN.

SHENAZ MOHAMMED in BALMAIN.

ALIOCHA SCHNEIDER in DENIS GAGNON, ÉLIANE-CATRIE BLOUIN ACHIN. CHRISTINE BEAULIEU in DENIS GAGNON, DONNA D'AQUINO.

ALIOCHA SCHNEIDER in DENIS GAGNON, ÉLIANE-CATRIE BLOUIN ACHIN. CHRISTINE BEAULIEU in DENIS GAGNON, DONNA D’AQUINO.

AZAMIT in DENIS GAGNON.

AZAMIT in DENIS GAGNON.

AZUL BARI in DVF.

AZUL BARI in DVF.

LAUREN PUGH in ZARA, LOUIS VUITTON. ANNIE ROBERTS in FOR LOVE AND LEMONS, BCBGMAXAZRIA.

LAUREN PUGH in ZARA, LOUIS VUITTON. ANNIE ROBERTS in FOR LOVE AND LEMONS, BCBGMAXAZRIA.

PIERRE-LOUP LACOUR in  FIELD OF PONIES, JEFFREY CAMPBELL.  ALEXANDRE HILL in OAK AND FORT,  ISSEY MIYAKE, UNIF.

PIERRE-LOUP LACOUR in FIELD OF PONIES, JEFFREY CAMPBELL. ALEXANDRE HILL in OAK AND FORT, ISSEY MIYAKE, UNIF.

VANESSA LAJEUNESSE in LA PETITE ROBE NOIR.

VANESSA LAJEUNESSE in LA PETITE ROBE NOIR.

CAMILLE DG in ELISA C-ROSSOW, JEANE & JAX.

CAMILLE DG in ELISA C-ROSSOW, JEANE & JAX.

JENN RUVO in DI CARLO COUTURE.

JENN RUVO in DI CARLO COUTURE.

MAUDE GENDRON inH&M CONSCIOUS.

MAUDE GENDRON in H&M CONSCIOUS.

MAUDE BOISJOLY in MARIE SAINT PIERRE. JULIA MATEIAN in MASKA.

MAUDE BOISJOLY in MARIE SAINT PIERRE. JULIA MATEIAN in MASKA.

CAMILLE DG in THE ROW.

VANESSA PILON in COS, ACNE.

VANESSA PILON in COS, ACNE.

FRANCISCO RANDEZ in  SARTORIALTO.

FRANCISCO RANDEZ in SARTORIALTO.