The Architectural Digest Design Show is currently ongoing. The fair is held from March 16th to 19th in New York City at Piers 92/94. For this 16th edition, more than 400 brands are covering all parts of the home from the living room to the kitchen through the bathroom. I am attending my first trade show in the city. Let’s have a closer look at it!
From September 30th to October 3rd, the well known fashion trade show Tranoï took place in three different key places in Paris: Palais de la Bourse, Carrousel du Louvre and Cité de la Mode et du Design. Over 650 international brands showcased their Spring/Summer 2017 collections.
I was in the world’s happiest country two weeks ago: Denmark. You surely know it if you follow me on Instagram. northmodern opened its door from August 18th to 20th. The danish design fair is growing rapidly, presenting its fourth edition this month. With an extensive selection of high-end brands, visitors came across the world to discover the latest trends.
The crazy and curious die Annakonda is back for the 11th edition of Omnivore, the leading food festival around the world! A few numbers? 3 days of festival, 150 chefs, pastry cook, bartenders, …, 110 demos, 10 omnivore prices, 5 fucking dinners, 70 exhibitors, 2 pop-up dinners, 5 masterclass scenes. Revelation, novelties, unique meeting. My first time. I didn’t really know what to expect but believe me after three full days spent there, the festival is my first one but surely not the last one. Although you may wonder why this is coming up on the blog, you should know that gastronomy is art, art is creativity and in this case, it becomes luxury. How to match different savors, how to make it taste and look good, how to tell a story around the meal, how to find the perfect drink. The work is indeed tremendous and I show a lot of respect to all the chefs out there. Continue reading “Omnivore: Foodies’ GQ”
Hello there everyone! Last weekend in Paris took place Le Salon De L’Homme & Des Belles Montres. What is this all about? They were initially separated. The Gentlemen’s Trade Fair aka Le Salon De L’Homme was created last year and deals with everything men related, from fashion to lifestyle through technology, gastronomy, cars etc. On the other side, Les Belles Montres was a salon only dedicated to watches. You are going to tell me, Anna, what were you doing there? Well, you know me, I am basically sticking my nose everywhere. Moreover the industries of men are quite unknown for me so it is logical to somehow discover what’s going on here and there. Isn’t it what snakes do? Back to serious, to me it was pretty genius to unite both of them. Why? They complete each other in the way that they are targeting men. In terms of marketing and communication, it is probably easier also to related one to the other.
Book a flight to Paris for the biggest and craziest fashion week! “Welcome aboard on Chanel Airlines non stop flight to Paris! Do not forget to fasten your seatbelt. We wish you all an enjoyable flight!” I think you probably understood what I was talking about and a Chanel show is never ever something you can miss. Each season everyone is dying for it, we all want to know what this year’s shows are going to be, what theme Mister Lagerfeld chose. Suspense, suspense until last minute. It is time to check in now! What a relief and a surprise to always discover the new collection. Always incredible to see that Choupette’s dad manages to reinvent and innovate, while sticking to Gabrielle Chanel’s codes and style. Once again. Good job! I distinguished two different parts: one – pictured above – that is more classic with the straight cuts and knitwear, and the second one – pictured bellow – slightly more modern. Even through the makeup, models had blue lines all over and around the eyes, or they were wearing futuristic sunglasses, the ones that are quite big with colored or grey reflection, where you can not see the eyes, you see which ones I’m talking about? Yeah right. After the ski mask or the perl mask, what are we going to have next? Surprise me! Continue reading “Highlight: Women’s Fashion S/S 2016 Paris”
Milano, Milano, with the Italian accent, as Chiara Ferragni would say. The shows taking place there were very creative, with lots of different styles. Firstly as you can see on top, Emporio Armani played with pink and grey which is a combination that I loved when I was a child. If there is one thing I can assure you 100% is that Chinese people love pink. This color is often perceived as a little girl’s favorite color and in the Middle Kingdom’s culture, ladies do not necessarily want to grow up to the woman stage, this is why they are always looking for youth, white baby skin, innocent style… They also look younger than their age most of the time. One of the reason is also due to their clothing choices. In Paris for instance, teenagers or young adults are wearing very classic clothes giving them a more mature identity, which is not the case in Asian countries. To me, the second look is going to increase sales over there while the first outfit that has this casual street style is going to be more appreciated in Japan. Whereas looks n°3 & 5 present jacket and bomber that you can simply put on your shoulders without wearing it properly as well. And this will give a sporty chic touch to what you are going to pair it with, wether a dress, a skirt or a pair of trousers. Then the fourth look is perfect for spring if you want to reflect a chic aura around you. Continue reading “Highlight: Women’s Fashion S/S 2016 Milan”
While on the other side of the Atlantic, the designs are completely different… Let’s meet in one of the most expensive cities in the world – London! After discovering the place, you do realize people are more expressive there. You can see lots of colors in the street through dyed hair to clothes. People seem happier, more joyful and open minded as a comparison to Parisian. All kind of artistic creation can be found, art is everywhere. It is inspiring. But among this entire rainbow words, don’t forget that the British brand by excellence is obviously Burberry and it depends on the seasons but this year Christopher Bailey is not offering a wide color range. We are sticked to black mainly. The digital master remains in simple cuts however its classy side is more accentuated. Continue reading “Highlight: Women’s Fashion S/S 2016 London”
First destination. New York. You will find here some of my selections of NYFW. To begin, I will firstly start with Anna Sui – above – who worked on a very colorful collection for Spring Summer 2016. The woman is on vacation mode through cropped tops and dresses. You are basically brought to some islands by simply looking at the different looks. On the very left, the swimsuit has this red roses and green leaves print that directly reminds me of tattoos but adding the kimono, the entire look feels very Asian in a way – or Hawaiian, just like the next blue dress. I am usually not really into all kind of holes because it feels like a fishing net most of the time but the look in the middle shout out to me, the jacket is perfect on top of a all white or beige outfit. Then the green look is the one I would wear in the city when the weather is very good, sunny but not too hot. Nothing extravagant, but still fashionable. Finally we end up with Gigi, the sporty model from Australia who wrote an open letter on Instagram about her body, wearing a red beach dress. Continue reading “Highlight: Women’s Fashion S/S 2016 New York”
Women’s Fashion Week just started, but before that, let’s have a look on the other gender. I am calling the men first! I’ve been thinking to approach the theme in a different way and I want it to be more fun and joyful with a different design when it comes to something similar. You will understand what I am saying by reading the full article. By talking with friends and acquaintances, I realized that we have a total opposite vision. As a female, what is beautiful and interesting for me is so different from what a male thinks. Also we need to focus on the different style whether someone is into chic, minimalist or sporty etc. Moreover between girls, the thoughts are split as well. Let’s get started!