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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Day 9: Paris Fashion Week S/S 2014

How do you feel about the Marc Jacobs / Louis Vuitton split? I think it was time. The writing was on the wall with the last couple of collections. Loved 2012, but after that it was a jumbled mess. I never thought it was the best pairing. Love them both, but Louis Vuitton is classic & timeless. Marc Jacobs is edgy & spunky. Marc Jacobs is Prada. Loved the jackets & tops in this year's show and I've never seen Marc Jacobs so clean cut. HaHaHa My favorite collection? Hermes!!! They're so classic & timeless. They ARE sophistication. My heart also fluttered for Masha Ma. Cut-outs, metallics, geometric prints, classic b&w...she did it all! Loved her collection. Then you had the softness of Vionnet. Gorgeous draping & overlay. A very pretty collection. Miu Miu had some cute coats. Other notables below and my wrap-up.
Day 9 - Paris Fashion Week

Masha Ma

Zadig Voltaire


Lie Sang Bong

Miu Miu

Louis Vuitton
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10 Things I Learned From Watching Fashion Week S/S 2014
(New York, London, Milan, Paris)

1. Stay NEUTRAL! Neutrals are BIG! Load up on black & white designs. It doesn't matter if it's all white, all black or a combination of each. Black & white is IN. Blushes & beige's are also popular.

2. Embellish Me! Whether on tops, sweaters, skirts, jackets, purses or shoes, sparkly embellishments will add just the right touch to an outfit. Can anyone say JCrew chandelier sweater? hmmmmm.

3. Cut it out! No seriously, cut it out! Cut-outs and perforations were seen in many collections & designs. Cut outs are different from rips! Smaller cut-outs are even better and won't leave you exposed.

4. Leather is still cool! But hey, when is it ever not :)

5. Grab a pencil! I mean a pencil skirt! Designers have breathed new life into pencil skirts. Fancy designs, metallic material, and embellishments have taken pencil skirts to an entirely new level.

6. Metallics & COLOR - Lots of metallic material was used for designs. There were even metallic embellishments on designs. Colors that were shown over & over were yellow, orange, blue, red and green. 

7. Geometric Prints! No, not geometry! Geometry in Fashion! Triangles, squares and circles fused together in designs combine for an interesting combination.

8. Dragonfly's, Butterfly's & Flowers! Wear them. Pin them on. They're HOT right now.

9. Welcome to the TRIBAL JUNGLE! Tribal & Jungle prints are still roaring on. So they're definitely ok to wear.

10. Lace, lace, lace. Pair it with leather! Wear it alone! Pretty lace pieces look fabulous. 

Whew! I'm done. Thanks for reading.
Back to regular posting :)


  1. Judging from the photos, I think I liked Masha Ma the most! :)

    Happy day! :)

  2. This time I have no favorites, all collections are beautiful! You did a great job Kim! Thanks for shared :)

  3. Oh I am so out of it did not know that they had split. Yes I think it is good too.

  4. Man, these have been some amazingly condensed posts about such a huge event! Great job covering everything Kim :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  5. Hi Kim, I'm not able to take my eyes away of these collections! All are so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing such lovely post honey <3 Kisses <3

  6. I loved your wrap-up at the end. Loved Vionnet the Queen of the bias-cut. Zadig is all over Paris, very cool, unfortunately too cool for moi! You are right about Hermes! Xx

  7. This was fantastic doll, have really enjoyed it!! You covered it better than anyone else I've seen ;) Love the deep blues that some of the designers used, so gorgeous!!! And the metallics, super cool :)) What a fashion ride! It's been great. Have a happy Thursday xx

  8. Well done on all the round ups Kim...they were fab:)

  9. Great wrap up at the end!

    I am a big Marc Jacobs fan so interested to see where LV goes next without him. But as long as he keeps making cute Marc by Marc Jacobs bags for me to buy I'm happy, haha!

    Away From The Blue

  10. Masha Ma's geometrics are captivating! Fab inspirations galore, Kim! Have a wonderful day! xo T.

  11. Thanks for sharing these all my lovely :) And your tips are amazing!
    Great work haha xx
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  12. I love that the pieces in the Hermes collection are SO classic...they will never go out of style!

    I'm happy that leather and leopard print is sticking around :)

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  13. Really loved the Zadig and Voltaire collection. Very French. And was a bit sad to hear Marc Jacobs leaving, but you're right. It's time. I think Ghuesquiere will do an amazing job replacing him.

  14. Thank you for this sweet récap ^^


  15. Awesome recap! I feel so much more in-the-know-from reading your posts! lol! I agree with your summary, now I want more cut-out types of clothes!

  16. I actually loved Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton; he breathed new life into a line that had moved from classic and timeless to stodgy and improved their sales immesurably. I also think his work between that house and on his own lines really showed his versatility as a designer. That said, I'm excited to see what he does next. As for my favourite collection from the last days, it was Vionnet - I always love their designs :)

  17. I love the Vionnet and Miu Miu collections, they are stunning! Great recap!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  18. So fun reading this series Kim and I agree Hermes killed it. I love that navy halter in the Vionnet collection and Masha Ma is really good too. I love that lace is going strong :)

    xo Mary Jo

  19. I think I love Masha Ma! And I'd never ever heard of her until today! I love your top ten list, too. Excellent condensing!

  20. I really loved Hermes, and Zadig Voltaire. I've worn leather all of my life, so I will forever love leather! :) /Madison

  21. Hi Kim! You go girl! Congrats for having followed also all the days of the PFW, you rock! In this roundup my fav are Hermes and Miu Miu. Love that the pencil skirts will be so trendy for the next S/S, as well as the leather. Kisses dear! xo

  22. Great post and thanks for sharing.

  23. Amazing wrap up, Vionnet was so beautiful and loved Miu Miu as well, it was a visual delight. I enjoyed reading your trend lessons as well, i will be keeping them in mind. Always glad to see you stop by...Happy End Of The Week!

  24. Here in Texas, we always embellish!

  25. It was a fun PFW. Too bad Marc Jacobs has to leave Louis Vuitton. That's what fashion is! Aways expect the unexpected.

  26. Ah, it's so interesting to see how relationships develop between creative directors and fashion houses. I wonder how Louis Vuitton will play out.

    Stephanie | fashion and tea

  27. i wonder who's taking his place! can't believe fash month is over now, feels like such a roller coaster of a month and almost need a break from it, haha! masha ma looks amazing kim!

    steph /

  28. Love Miu Miu so very much.
    Good day, Kim

  29. I agree that it was probably time for Marc Jacobs to part ways with Louis Vuitton. My favorite collection from day 9 was Vionnet - so gorgeously romantic and classic! Thanks for the FW coverage and the trend breakdown Kim! You're the bestest!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  30. I was sad when I left about Marc Jacobs leaving LV, he's done so many wonderful collections, but maybe you're right and it was about time since the last couple of collections have a been a bit of a mess. I'm curious about who's coming next as it'll be a difficult task to maintain Marc Jacob's style.
    Vionnet had really beautiful designs!
    Have a very sweet week, Kim!
    xoxo Irene

  31. P.s. love how you summarize your lessons learnt :)

  32. Lace ALWAYS! I love the neutrals and embellishments as well - Marc Jacobs really outdid himself!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  33. Hermes has so many beautiful pieces and I love anything tropical inspired. I don't want to see more ab show.. I think I am tired of this trend. I don't really mind seeing Marc Jacobs move away from Louis Vuitton. I think he was doing too many things and I'm surprised he has that kind of energy. Also, his design philosophy didn't match LV design philosophy like you said so I guess it doesn't matter :)

    Heel in Mint

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