Parting Words…

  • 9th May 2013

To produce things and to rear them,
To produce, but not to take possession of them,
To act, but not to rely on one’s own ability,
To lead them, but not to master them –
This is called profound and secret virtue.

Lao-tzu

 

 

 

BonConseil

In the Net!

  • 8th May 2013

 “Want to feel like a guest at Kate Middleton’s wedding?” That’s the question ‘Whimzaccessories.com’ asks you when promoting its vintage-inspired ivory mesh headgear.  Whether you are heading to a ladies brunch or an evening cocktail bash, the Spring 2013 runway at Dior helped bring back this veiled look—So, sport it with confidence!

 

 

Dior Mesh Headpiece as worn by Gwenyth Paltrow

Dior Mesh Headpiece as worn by Gwenyth Paltrow, photo courtesy of: Harper’s Bazaar

Dior Headpiece as worn in the Spring 2013 runway shows

Dior Headpiece as worn in the Spring 2013 runway shows

 

 

 

Kate Moss wears net headpiece for Vogue Australia

Kate Moss in a net headpiece, Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Australia

 

 

 A few ways to steal this look, (otherwise only available upon special order from Dior)…

 

 

Juliette by Anne-Sophie Coulot
Juliette by Anne-Sophie Coulot

 

 

Juliette by Anne-Sophie Coulot, boticca.com, $220.00

 

Whiteley Fine Mesh Fascinator

 

 

Whiteley Fine Mesh Fascinator, Mocha, johnlewis.com, £40.00

 

 

Armance Anne-Sophie Coulot
Armance Anne-Sophie Coulot

 

Armance Anne-Sophie Coulot, boticca.com, $168.00

 

 

Ivory Mesh and Feather

 

 

Ivory Mesh and Feather, whimzaccessories.com, $20.00

 

Designer Pale Pink Herbaceous Flower Beret Fascinator

 

 

Designer Pale Pink Herbaceous Flower Beret Fascinator, debenhams.com, £95.00

 

 

Tea with the Queen Fascinator

 

Tea with the Queen Fascinator, modcloth.com, $44.99

 

 

Navy Dahlia Cloche Hat by Stephen Jones,

 

Navy Dahlia Cloche Hat by Stephen Jones, debenhams.com, £60.00

 

 

Last Look

 

Philippe Venet Bonnet Harper's Bazaar

Richard Avedon shoots a Philippe Venet bonnet in 1965 for Harper’s Bazaar

 

 

 

Splash!

  • 7th May 2013

Anyone looking to make waves by the pool or beachside this summer is in luck.  A fresh crop of suits with sharp, modern cuts that flatter all different body types are fun and super easy to slip right into.

 

Leonard Swimwear

Leonard Swimwear, Photo Courtesy of: Vogue, Thailand

Michael Kors Swimwear

Michael Kors Swimwear, Photo Courtesy of: Vogue, Thailand

Jason Wu Swimwear

Jason Wu Swimwear, Photo Courtesy of: Elle, Thailand

 

 

Michael Kors Zipper-Detail Striped One-Piece, neimanmarcus.com, $296.00

 

 

 

Strapless

 

jantzen Orange Stapless Swimsuit

Jantzen, Photo Courtesy of: Town & Country Magazine

Jantzen Bandeau Peplum Cutout One-Piece Swimsuit, 1.macys.com, $96.00

Roksanda Ilincic Rodez Color-Block Bandeau Swimsuit
Roksanda Ilincic Rodez Color-Block Bandeau Swimsuit

 

Roksanda Ilincic Rodez Color-Block Bandeau Swimsuit, net-a-porter.com, $480.00

 

 

Lisa Marie Fernandez Leigh Maillot One Piece

 

 

1.) Dolce&Gabbana Striped Molded Swimsuit, net-a-porter.com, $605.00

2.) Lisa Marie Fernandez Leigh Maillot One Piece, farfetch.com, $460.00

3.) We are Handsome The Traveller Swimsuit, barneys.com, $370.00

4.) Miu Miu Bow-Embellished Bandeau Swimsuit, net-a-porter.com, $245.00

 

 

Black & White

 

 

Photo Courtesy of:  Vogue Thailand

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Thailand

 

 

 

Emilio Pucci Asymmetric Cutout Swimsuit

 

5.) Emilio Pucci Asymmetric Cutout Swimsuit, net-a-porter.com, $550.00

6.) Gilda One-Piece Swimsuit, sundancecatalog.com, $85.00

7.) Jets by Jessika Allen White Label, net-a-porter.com, $325.00

 

 

Take the Plunge

 

 

Vitamin A Brena Tie Monokini, Slate

8.) Vitamin A Brena Tie Monokini, Slate, neimanmarcus.com, $165.00

9.) Mara Hoffman Pow Wow Printed Plunge Swimsuit, net-a-porter.com, $275.00

10.) La Perla Mondello Maillot, laperla.com, $408.00

 

 

Norma Kamali Bill Swimsuit

 

Norma Kamali Bill Swimsuit, barneys.com, $350.00

 

 Strappy

 

Gottex Swimwear

Gottex Swimwear, Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Thailand

 

 

Marc Jacobs Colorblock Ruffle Maillot
Missoni Keyhole Swimsuit

 

 

 

Marc Jacobs Colorblock Ruffle Maillot, neimanmarcus.com, $177.00

Missoni Keyhole Swimsuit, barneys.com, $590.00

Cut from a Different Cloth

  • 5th May 2013

Maisha Concept—The Rakhee Shah Label

 

Rakhee Shah Fashion

Photo Courtesy of: Fah Thai Magazine

Rakhee Shah Fashion

Photo Courtesy of: Fah Thai Magazine

 

“From the off-beaten paths of Kenya to the enlightening hub of India and now launching in the heart of the buzzing and cosmopolitan city of Hong Kong, the chic up-and-coming label Maisha Concept combines worlds through style and tradition.” (Shopdescreateurs.com)

 

Rakhee Shah Fashion

Photo Courtesy of: Fah Thai Magazine

 

A third generation Kenyan, Indian in origin, the 31-year-old talent, Rakhee Shah’s new line which draws from her rich heritage is truly unique. ‘Maisha’ meaning life in Swahili launched in late 2012 and has been gaining popularity worldwide since.

 

Rakhee Shah Fashion

Photo Courtesy of: Fah Thai Magazine

 

Rakhee sources all her fabrics herself traveling to the most remote corners of Africa and India to find one-of-a-kind colors and designs.  Many of her creations are available only as limited editions with just a select number of pieces in each size. Punchy effervescent colors meet traditional cuts to produce sleek, chic, unique creations which are selling out immediately.

 

 

Jungle Green Shift Dress Rakhee Shah

 

 

Jungle Green Shift Dress, shopdescreateurs.com, $114.00

 

 

Safari Shirt Dress Rakhee Shah

 

Safari Shirt Dress, shopdescreateurs.com, $93.00

 

 

African Collared Dress Rakhee Shah
African Collared Dress Rakhee Shah

 

 

African Collared Dress, shopdescreateurs.com, $93.00

 

 

 

“My designs are ethnic inspired, and so they really resonate with women who appreciate culture and something unique.”

Rakhee Shah, Fah Thai Magazine 

 

 

Rakhee Shah Designs

Photo Courtesy of: Fah Thai Magazine

Rakhee Shah Designs

Photo Courtesy of: Fah Thai Magazine

 

 

 

Parting Words…

  • 5th May 2013

Hong Kong is like an octopus with tentacles reaching out to other parts of Asia.  Europeans certainly have their sense of style but Asians are completely unafraid of mixing and matching.

 

 

Rakhee Shah (Fah Thai Magazine)

 

 

BonConseil

Floral Appliqués

  • 4th May 2013

We already know that petals are prolific this season.  But some of our favorite spots for flower power are not the usual standbys, but rather sunglasses, motorcycle gloves and sneakers.

 

Floral Sunglasses Allure Italia

Floral Sunglasses Allure Italia

 

 

 

Floral Sunglasses

Photo Courtesy of L’Officiel Thailand

 

 

Anna-Karin Karlsson Sunglasses

Anna Karin Sunglasses

Anna-Karin Karlsson Sunglasses

 

Cause a Flippin Can Sunglasses, annakarinkarlsson.com, 635 Euros

 

 

Mercura NYC Floral Sunglasses

Mercura NYC Floral Sunglasses, Photo Courtesy of: Town & Country

 

 

Mercuraynyc.com

 

Asos Cat Eye Sunglasses

 

Asos Cat Eye Sunglasses with Flower Corner Embellishment, us.asos.com, $29.93

 

Louis Vuitton Waves Sunglasses
Louis Vuitton Waves Sunglasses

 

Louis Vuitton Sunglasses Waves Flower, luxurygoodstore.com, $115.00

 

 

Porcelain Frame Sunglasses LibertyUK

Porcelain Frame Sunglasses LibertyUK, Photo Courtesy of: VogueUK

 

 

liberty.co.uk, 350£

 

Sneak Attack!

 

The bounty of blooms make these some of our favorite tennies ever.

 

Chanel Floral Sneakers

Chanel Floral Sneakers, Photo Courtesy of: Town & Country

Chanel Camelia Sneakers

 

Chanel Camellia Embellished Sneakers, chanel.com, $1,725.00

 

 

Chanel Camellia Embellished Leather Boots

Chanel Camellia Embellished Leather Boots. Photo Courtesy of: Elle UK

 

Chanel Camellia Embellished Leather Boots, available at select Chanel retailers, £3125.00

 

 

Fingerless Gloves

 

Chanel Camellia Fingerless Gloves
Chanel Camellia Fingerless Gloves

 

 

 

Chanel Camellia Embellished Fingerless Gloves, chanel.com