J’adore Dior

Dior Haute Couture spring 2013The expectation for Raf Simons second couture collection for Dior was inevitable. Every slight detail of the Spring 2013 couture show would be taken in account, discussed and analyzed. It is still a huge challenge to debut for Dior´s Haute Couture after Galliano, but Raf Simons seems to have truly connected with the maison’s long-timers achieving an amazing  result.

Celebrities, editors, fashion lovers and Dior addicts made the pre-show an amazing runway through the snowy streets of the City of Light. The Jardin des Tuileries, in Paris, was the perfect spot to place an enchanted garden where labyrinths performed as a perfect runway. Pixie haircut, pale skin and red lips spoke about the latest trends as models passed by in a diverse palette of colors. street_style_en_la_alta_costura_de_paris_primavera_verano_2013_849312874_800x1200street_style_en_la_alta_costura_de_paris_primavera_verano_2013_755682669_1200x800street_style_en_la_alta_costura_de_paris_primavera_verano_2013_524662507_800x1200-1

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Keeping up with Dior’s classics (peplum, bustiers, and constructed jackets) Simons “brought more reality to couture” by introducing pockets to the skirts, capri pants and capes, also, by giving a more deconstructed aspect to clothes and working with asymmetry. This “architectural” proposal connects with Christian Dior’s vision, as it brings the classics together with a futurist touch and the never-ending femininity and delicacy of every Dior woman.

 

 

Runway images are courtesy of Dior.

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Oh la lá yoga time

Yoga WallParis…just by thinking about it makes me sigh. There are so many wonders in The City of Light; beautiful buildings, amazing food and the glamour of parisiennes.

I´ve always thought that Paris is a city that has something to offer for every person and taste. In this case, the French capital offers a revolutionary way of keeping up with yoga lessons in the comfort of your own bedroom while visiting, ¿where? only at The Hidden Hotel.

Located at Rue de l’Arc de Triomphe and surrounded by a mystic ambience, The Hidden Hotel’s final purpose is for you to find pleasure in each of it´s secret delights away from the noisy avenues and the continuous rush of Parisian life.Hidden Hotel

As part of it´s green philosophy, the hotel has a secret “sanctuary” for every yogi: a yoga wall. Inside one of the “Exception” suits of the hotel, this Yoga Wall provides you with the possibility of doing your yoga session with a new concept by using adjustable bands, a harness and also a teacher to assist you in every asana.Yoga Wall

Now you know that when you´re in for yoga lessons abroad, you´ll always have Paris….

Printemps féerique pour Noël!

It was November 9th at 5:30 PM when Dior´s ambassadress, Marion Cotillard, pulled the curtain of The Printemps Christmas Windows.

The French department store has always been renown by it´s stunning window displays: Alice in Wonderland, Style & Savoir-Faire by Alexander McQueen, Sport and Elegance by Stella McCartney and of course last Christmas´ Noël rêves d’évasion, by Chanel.

However this years fantastic window display owes it to the house of Dior, one of the most beautiful emblematic Maison of Parisian fashion, where “Inspirations parisiennes” will be the main theme during Christmas time.

Divided in four variations with a mixture between extreme elegance and a poetic mood, each of the eleven windows display an emblematic location in the capital (Avenue Montaigne, Opera, Winter Garden,…) evoking  a dream-like voyage in the heart of a snow-covered Paris where everything is possible.

Also, there are four animated window displays, especially created by the House of Dior Couture ateliers. They are so worth watching as they have small recreations of Haute Couture iconic designs of the fashion house founded by Christian Dior (from the Bar suit to the latest collection by Raf Simons).

Definitively, this reinterpretation of Dior´s world, in which Haute Couture, perfumes and watchmaking, blend with the Christmas spirit in the heart of The City of Light, is the best combination to make everyone´s dream come true…

All images and video are courtesy of Christian Dior