Dissecting the Chanel Couture Show

We just can’t get enough of Chanel’s latest show at Grand Palais. (well, every Chanel show to be honest). As part of the Paris Couture Week, pictures from the show has not stop flooding on Instagram and we just keep double-clicking every picture. So let’s take a look what we love abut the show.

 The Venue

Last March, the Grand Palais was transformed into No. 5 Launch Pad complete with a 35m rocket in the center stage for Chanel. On July 4, the historic site is altered once again and this time with a scale model of the Eiffel Tower in its center. A beautiful day to be underneath an iconic structure to see the beautiful craftsmanship firsthand.

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Our shopping list is getting longer

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From the boater hats (specifically in matching tweed) to the patented leather boots and everything in between, we are carefully selecting which to prioritize first.

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The eyes are dancing

There are some elements of the collection that are inspired by Sonia Delaunay’s painting, but the eye shadow caught our attention. It is a stunning contrast to the regal collection. We cannot wait to try putting the Parisian avant-garde artwork on our eyelids.

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Platinum Front Row

Chanel muse Kristen Stewart arrived at in a strapless sequined catsuit, but it was her platinum pixie cut that caught everyone’s attention. Also spotted sporting the platinum ‘do: Cara Delevigne and Katy Perry.

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An all-around experience

Chanel is a brand that keeps on giving and they certainly did not stop after the show ended. It is now official that the brand is finally releasing a new perfume after 15 years. A tribute to the founder, Gabrielle is set to drop next season.

The GABRIELLE CHANEL fragrance. #TheCHANELGABRIELLEfragrance #GabrielleChanel #GabrielleChanelParty

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Quick Glance to the Best Looks from the Paris Runway

The landscape of the fashion industry is definitely shifting. With all the talks for that has been happening, we definitely see that the industry is indeed changing this week in Paris Haute Couture Week. A week that was first designed to showcase a designer’s highest craftsmanship is now taken advantaged of by brands that are not waiting for October to exhibit their Spring/Summer 2018 Collection. You be the judge whether the early reveal is worth the risk.

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Before the show, Giorgio Armani revealed that he was dedicating it to the late Editor in Chief of Italian Vogue, Franca Sozzani. A somber yet earnest collection that is uncompromisingly Armani. The magnificent of this collection is in the details: in the soft colours on tailored suits and crystal beading and veiling on dresses.

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We cannot wait to see more of the collection that definitely will presence on the red carpet during the awards season. This collection is a master class of combining  handwork technique with 3D-printing to produce the intricate embellishments from the cobweb-like formations to the delicate scrolling neckline.

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By having lady explorer in mind, Dior presented its Fall Couture collection in a set inspired by Monsieur Dior’s travel around the world. The classic Dior grey dominated the collection that addresses to all types of women around the world.

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Swapping New York for Paris, Monique Lhuillier showcased a lighter Spring 2018 collection. A finesse hyper-feminine looks in romantic shapes, floral satin and diamanté belts that cannot be missed.

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Monochromatic galore from Proenza Schouler after they said goodbye to NYFW and opted to show their collection in Paris instead. A risky move filled with ruffles and asymmetrical drape on cocktail hour looks.

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A sweet and menacing collection that paid off their gamble by show a ready-to-wear collection during the haute couture week. Featuring delicate aspects of fluttering camisole and asymmetric ruffles paired with contrast materials resulting in an audacious collection.

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A collection full of looks to worship, this collection is a grandiose scale of modesty inspired by portraits of Zurbarán that shows the beautiful handwork and artistry of  Pierpaolo Piccioli.

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Always about the delivering an opulence creation, this time the collection starts from black and white grouping of velvet, beadwork and embroidery. The presentation then shifted to what we all love: dresses with softer-muted palettes and gowns with nude effects and nature motifs elevated by luminous crystal.

 

 

Rêves Studio’s First Anniversary Celebration

On April 27th, we invited Jakarta’s social media influencers and our media friends to celebrate our first anniversary at Myris Living, Senopati. We also took this opportunity to show our Fall/Winter 2017 Collection for the very first time. By opting the see now, buy now concept, our guests were able not only to see the collection in person but also to bring them home after the show.

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The Fall/Winter 2017 collection is inspired by the by modern working women of the big cities. It features many details of piping trim and glen plaid that are crafted into strong structural silhouette with colour palette of white, grey, black and nude. This collection is another confirmation of our support to women empowerment by providing the ideal clothing that represents professional women with their self-esteem and confidence.

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The collection was showcased in the architecturally significant venue with the perfectly intimate ambiance, and accompanied by music from Kimokal. The first look revealed was the Two-Toned Vest dress with the Tailored Blazer Gown ended the presentation. During the finale, guests were encouraged to look at the details of the collection then continue their experience by securing their favourite pieces of the collection.

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Check out the complete looks from the Fall/Winter 2017 collection in detail here.

We would like to extend our greatest gratitude to our sponsor who have made the event possible.

Venue:
Myris Living

Food and Beverages:
Urban Remedy
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Kreate Bar
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Shoes:
MGS World

Make Up and Hair Do:
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Organized by:
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Awe-Inspiring Set Designs from Paris Fashion Week

If the clothes are paintings, the runway set is the canvas that completes the storytelling the designer wants to express. Sometimes a plain white runway and pumping music is not enough to set the scene to send the right message across the audience. During the Paris Fashion Week we have witnessed several set designs in iconic Paris venues that brings us in for a journey including one trip to space.

Chanel

Another day, another out-of-this-world set by Chanel. By putting a 35m high rocket in the center of the set, the iconic Grand Palais was transformed into No. 5 Launch Pad. The rocket to the perfect backdrop to the intergalactic inspired collection actually blasted off for the finale accompanied by Elton John’s Rocket Man.

Miu Miu 

Fur here, fur there, fur everywhere. A beautiful lavender faux fur smothered the grand staircase and pillars on the usually beige Palais d’Iéna that heighten the colour of the collection.

Louis Vuitton 

The statues in Louvre’s central Cour Marly were the special guests for the Louis Vuitton show during the Paris Fashion Week. The marbled statues and leveled runway added extra grandeur on the already magnificent collection.

Fenty x Puma 

You now what’s happening in Fall? School. Fenty x Pum by Rihanna aptly presented their “Fenty University” collection at the The National Library of France. The audience were sitting by the library’s long table top that were turned into the runway.

Stella McCartney 

It is simply impossible not to dance where the Paris Opera Ballet perform and in a tribute to the late George Michael, and the models did just that. Guests were sitting in a circle instead of the common straight row by making use of the circular show space at Palais Garnier.

Off White 

Dry brown leaves on the floor and deciduous plants converted Palais de Tokyo into the mystical autumnal set for the Off White show. The smoke effect added an ethereal ambiance to the show.

 

Our Favourite Looks from the Paris Fashion Week

We’ve finally come to the last stop of the most exhaustive event in the fashion calendar. Paris may be the last city where they paraded the latest and highest of craftsmanship, The City of Light knows how to bid adieu. Here we are rounding up our favourite looks from Paris Fashion Week. Enjoy and see you on the next fashion week!

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Atlein
A wonderful runway debut for the newcomer with a collection full of intricate designs crafted on tricky fabrics.

 

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For those who are considering in dressing up in period drama theme, look no more. The retro-chic is still very on trend for 2017.

 

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These beautiful designs are for the ones who dream. Crazy as they seem but never foolish.

 

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We are loving the stripes outwear that is rich of details from afar. Even more so in close-up with the complex-looking fabrics without making the outcome look stiff.

 

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The brown coat is too die for. From the colour itself is perfect for gloomy days without being too stand out, but the look is brought together with the structural tailoring.

 

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Fall/Winter is identical with coats that are covering our body contour but not for the latest collection from Off White. 

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This collection full of inspiration in playing with patterns. From toning down wild patterns with pastel coats to engaging in fabrics and colours combinations to create exquisite dresses.

 

 

Winning Looks from the Oscars 2017 Red Carpet

The Oscars are here! While the 89th Academy Awards honored the best films of 2016, we are here to appreciate the best looks on the red carpet.

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Emma Stone in Givenchy Haute Couture

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Naomi Harris in Calvin Klein

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Brie Larson in Oscar de la Renta


Viola Davis in Armani Privé


Priyanka Chopra in Ralph & Russo


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Karlie Kloss in Stella McCartney


Ruth Negga in Valentino

The Best Looks from New York Fashion Week Fall 2017

The weather in the past few days really pushes us to amp up our styling to not only look really chic but also to protect us from this cold weather. Thank goodness the New York Fashion Week last week delivered some major inspiration that we can certainly happily to apply. Here are some of the best looks from the Big Apple:

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3.1 Philip Lim 
Impeccable tailoring with a splash of romantic feel in the silhouette that translates an artful touch of feminine strength.

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The many ways and colours in keeping us warm, involving neutral coloured knitwear to berry coloured leather coat.

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Marchesa
There’s no such thing as too much bows as Marchesa has proven. Just add them to your hair and dress.

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Calvin Klein 
A collection that involves his and hers looks, Calvin Klein delivers with that power pantsuit we’re looking for.

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Proenza Schouler 
Wearing leather doesn’t have to be so stiff, it could give a more uncomplicated cool look that is definitely the way to say goodbye to New York City.

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Tory Burch
As you do, we also still have the hollow in our heart that Gossip Girl once reside. Wearing these preppy outfits can make us feel better about it.

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Narciso Rodriguez
The era of post-athleisure is here. Say hello to comfortable yet dramatic looks to rock our world.

Best Street Looks from the Paris Couture Fashion Week

Fashionistas from around the world gathered in Paris this week for the first fashion week in 2017. The Paris Couture Fashion Week presents the art of dressmaking in the most grandiose and luxurious scale. But our eyes are not just glued to the ethereal creations made happen through the help of ‘Les petit mains’, as we are take down notes on the best street looks we ought to try this year.

Chiara Ferragni

Chiara Ferragni wasn’t the only one sporting the cool t-shirt debuted on Paris Fashion Week last year and we are certain the trend won’t stop here.

Bringing a fresh take on the monochrome style by adding a natural hue to the hue.

Who says it is impossible to be chic to wear in matching colours with your grandma?

Elevate the simple shirt and trousers look by colour-blocking as shown by Victoria Beckham.

We are loving this statement outerwear; simple yet mesmerizing.

Spring/Summer17 Runway Looks We Wish to Magically Appear in Our Closet

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John Font presented us the ultimate holiday looks with all the swell, curve and jut in the most lovely yet artistic way.
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Blue is the warmest colour and DKNY just made runway to street much easier.
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The ruffles, statement silhouettes and bold patterns; it won’t be hard in making big entrance in these looks.

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Strong looks inspired from strong women designed for strong women.

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We are loving the hint of laces, peek-a-boo cut outs and the strong embellishments. Certainly a great way to show off some skin.

 

Best Dressed at the American Music Awards 2016

It’s hard to argue but the best part of any award show is to look at all beautiful outfits donned by the most talented artists in the industry. So here are our favourite looks from American Music Awards 2016:


Less can be more which proven by Selena Gomez in this elegant red Prada dress.


Keeping the Joanne style but in all-white, Lady Gaga is sleek and crisp in Brandon Maxwell pantsuit.


Dolled up in green and glowing Elie Saab, Hailee Steinfeld completes her look with a popping lip colour.

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As a co-host, Gigi Hadid had the chance to have several outfit changes. For obvious reasons, we can’t just leave them out.

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The first was on the red carpet where she wore an off shoulder Robert Cavalli dress.

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All-red ensemble for the first outfit on stage in fiery red Atelier Versace gown.

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Next is the Julien Macdonald white blazer and short combo.

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Also by Macdonald, the fourth of the night is a sultry skin-tight dress with plunging neckline made out of snakeskin print.

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A contrast from the previous dress, the black turtleneck dress is designed by Nicolas Jebran.

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To end the night Gigi was in a sparkly see-through jumpsuit from Atelier Versace.

Which look is your favorite?