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3 PARIS FASHION WEEK BAGS WE WANT

FOR THE ENTRANCES THAT MATTER

The deal is as follows: Not all bags are created equal. Some are just more fabulous than others, and help take the all-important entrance, and / OR red carpet stroll, to the next level.

Take for example, the following three insanely hot statement-makers from Paris Fashion Week.

I mean really, these three accessory-babies, masterminded by some of the globe’s most major fashion design talent, just werrkkk.

Slung over a plain not-so-much, they take it from drab to fab in milliseconds.

So Social Gals, do drool over the bagfab below, but then get bizzzzy doing whatever is necessary to make sure that at least one, two if possible, or heck, all three make cameos into your spring wardrobes. You deserve it, ahem them!

 

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LOUIS VUITTON NOIR SCENESTEALER.

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CELINE SHOWSTOPPER.

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CHANEL BLINGMASTER.

 

PROFILE: HERVÉ L. LEROUX

Bucket list check I did upon putting the following four at four p.m. to iconic fashion designer HERVÉ L. LEROUX when he popped into our fair city this summer for a sold out appearance at the prestigious Festival Mode & Design. Enjoy the Diary Vol. 6 exclusive:

As one of the globe’s most respected and gifted designers, you’ve dressed legions of stars and acclaimed figures like Amy Adams, Jessica Chastain, Selma Hayek, Dita Von Teese and Monica Bellucci. Who stands out to you and why? Any other dream clients or muses?

Monica Bellucci stands out because the first bandage dress I ever made was photographed on her. In fact, she wore my clothes in the first ever shoot for an American ad. Dita also stands out because when she comes in, we have the best time. It’s really more of a collaboration. That said, I’ve had the chance to dress many celebrities and women throughout my career as Hervé Léger and Hervé L. Leroux, so I cannot complain. It’s much easier for me to say who I didn’t dress! But when it comes down to it, I don’t have or want a muse. I don’t want to be obsessed with one woman I dress because I find it very unfair for all the other women I have dressed, and for the women who want to wear my clothes. It’s too straight and limited.

Here’s the scene: It’s almost 5 p.m. on a Thursday after work and a stylish girl boss is en route to a swish 5 à 7. What’s her best go-to ensemble for an unforgettable entrance?

To make a memorable impression at a 5 à 7, a woman needs to have the best skirt; a tight black skirt that goes to just the end of the knee. She also needs a fabulous pair of shoes, the right shoes. In fact, it’s better to save money on the whole outfit and splurge on the perfect pair of shoes and bag.

Throughout your career, you’ve used myriad media to express your creativity and design prowess and are well acquainted with the power and pop of accessories. What are your best recommendations on that front for party attire?

That’s very difficult for me. I know accessories very well, having worked at Chanel and Lagerfeld. But, as noted earlier, it would have to be the shoes; for the shoes and bag are the most important components of any look or outfit. Also, it’s very important to simplify and remove things that are unnecessary. Fashion today is very overdone. It’s always important to take off, rather than to add on, with respect to all items of clothing, including accessories.

So then Mies van der Roh was right, I presume? Less is indeed more! 😉 Hervé, for each edition of the magazine, we embrace a unifying theme. This edition boasts a technology theme. How has the rapid-fire world of innovation and science affected your métier?

 The bandage dress is still my creation. The effect of the bandage dress on the body is still my story. I’ve been doing the same thing for years, but it is always different. It’s an obsession. Very recently Vera Wang came into my shop. She bought three of my dresses. When she tried them on she said, “there’s something happening here that I have never experienced before.” I’m not a typical designer — I’m not a rack designer. The technology manifests in the way I create.

For more magic and inspiration from the legendary frock master, go to hervelleroux.com. 

Photography ALI MAHDAVI

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F1 GRAND PRIX FASHION PICKS 2017

RACES NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD!

Not sure if it was the whole anniversary fever thing, but heck, the fashions at this year’s F1 Grand Prix parties were some of the best ever. For your FASH FRIDAY  pleasure, some of our obsessions. Enjoy!

 

GODDESS IN LACE: ANNA GALCHENYUK in RACHEL PEREZ.

GODDESS IN LACE: ANNA GALCHENYUK in RACHEL PEREZ.

IMPRESSION MAKERS! AMIN MURJI in TOM FORD, SHENAZ MOHAMMED in BALMAIN.

IMPRESSION MAKERS! AMIN MURJI in TOM FORD, SHENAZ MOHAMMED in BALMAIN.

PRETTIEST PRINT-CESS: MARIA VARVARIKOS-PEART in ERDEM.

PRETTIEST PRINT-CESS: MARIA VARVARIKOS-PEART in ERDEM.

SOCIAL GALS GOT STYLE! ASY KIKI in HERMES and YSL, CARRIE MACPHERSON in DVF.

SOCIAL GALS GOT STYLE! ASY KIKI in HERMES and YSL, CARRIE MACPHERSON in DVF.

STYLE SPOTLIGHT ON: Diary fave CARY TAUBEN in THEORY, COMME DES GARCONS, BALENCIAGA, CAROLE TANENBAUM VINTAGE JEWELRY.

STYLE SPOTLIGHT ON: Diary fave CARY TAUBEN in THEORY, COMME DES GARCONS, BALENCIAGA, CAROLE TANENBAUM VINTAGE JEWELRY.

GOBSMACKINGLY GORGEOUS! Model in MAVRA TOUFIDIS.

GOBSMACKINGLY GORGEOUS! Model in MAVRA TOUFIDIS.

SPARKLING SOCIAL SISTER: GENEVIEVE BOISVERT in CUSTOM DRESS.

SPARKLING SOCIAL SISTER: GENEVIEVE BOISVERT in CUSTOM DRESS.

GLITTER GALS: Ritz-Carlton Montreal PR pro KATIA PICCOLINO in WHITE MONTREAL, Diary’s JENN CAMPBELL in SOCIAL GAL SOIREE BY NAOMY STERN COUTURE.

GLITTER GALS: Ritz-Carlton Montreal PR pro KATIA PICCOLINO in WHITE MONTREAL, Diary’s JENN CAMPBELL in SOCIAL GAL SOIREE BY NAOMY STERN COUTURE.

 

WONDERING WHAT TO WEAR THROUGHOUT F1GRAND PRIX 2017 ?!?

WE HAVE YOUR BACKS, HEADS, FEET & MORE …

For this edition of Grand Prix, the team has masterminded some see-and-be-scene pieces you can rock at COOL PARTIES, THE RACES and ANYWHERE F1 IS HAPPENING – For Social Gals and Gents who like to make a statement !! XX

SOCIAL GALS:

1. RACES (SPORTY CHIC/ POPS OF ATHLEISURE /PONYTAILS / SUNGLASSES / LEGGINGS)

INSPO: CUTE SPORTY ATHLEISURE KIT ON BELLA HADID

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+ YEEZY X ADIDAS

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2. ALL OUT FASHIONISTA  (AVANT-GARDE / ON TREND / SPRING SUMMER 2017  / LUXURY GOODS)

– JW Anderson PIERCE BAG
– Rick Owens SUNGLASSES (A KIM K FAVE!!!)
– Gucci BELT (SPRING-SUMMER 2017 MUST-HAVE)
– VETEMENTS x Levi’s SHORT SHORTS
– BLACK CLASSICS PUMPS from L’Intervalle (DownTown Montreal)
– ACNE STUDIOS White Cotton Shirt

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3. PARTY ( SEXY / GLAMOUR / CELEBRATION )

GARETH PUGH DRESS + BALENCIAGA SEQUINS HEELS

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SOCIAL GENTS :

1.  RACES  (ATHLEISURE / SUNGLASSES / FRESH SUMMER LOOK / SPORTY CHIC)

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2. ALL OUT FASHIONISTA (AVANT-GARDE / ON TREND / SPRING SUMMER 2017 / LUXURY GOODS)

– HELMUT LANG Mandarin Collar Shirt
– Larose – Paris Baseball Cap
– Gucci Leather Slippers
– Dior Spring Summer 2017 Mens Sunglasses
– Tiger of Sweden Black Herris Trousers

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3. PARTY ( SEXY / GLAMOUR / CELEBRATION )

TIGER OF SWEDEN SUIT + ACNE STUDIO SILVER LEATHER SNEAKERS

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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