Cannes 2016: amfAR Gala

The American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) Logo

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment, education and the advocacy of AIDS-related policies. For the past 23 years, amFAR has held an annual fundraising event in conjunction with the Cannes Film Festival and it has grown into one of the most anticipated and glamorous events on the Festival’s roster, attracting the crème de la crème of international film, fashion, art and society to support and raise awareness for AIDS research.

This year’s event may have featured performances by Katy Perry, The Village People, Sister Sledge, and The Bluebell Girls, but it’s undisputed highlight was a live auction of the exclusive “Disco Collection”, fashion which raised over $25 million for amfAR’s cause. How great!

Along with the gorgeous auctioned fashion, attendees show up and show out in some of the most fabulous formal wear that’s the de rigueur dress code for one of the year’s most glamorous events. amfAR always serves up some great red carpet fare (or should I say ‘white carpet’) and this year’s affair was no exception!

Here are some of the best looks of the night.


Isabeli Fontana

My favourite look of the night! Isabeli Fontana shone in a sexy Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture gown, Guiseppi Zanotti heels and gorgeous Harry Winston jewels.

Kasia Struss

Kasia Stuss stunned in this sheer Zuhair Murad number.

Daria Strokous

Daria Strokus’ Maison IRFĒ gown was a welcome pop of colour to a very monochrome carpet, she looked great!

Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren has really been stepping up her already good fashion game, and this custom Temperly London gown was a great choice. Jimmy Choo pumps and bold Harry Winston jewels finished her look perfectly.

Jacqueline Jablonski

I love the simplicity of Jacqueline Jablonski’s look, her plain white Jason Wu gown paired with sleek hair and makeup were striking.

Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio, goegeous in a glimmering Redemption gown, Jimmy Choo heels and Boucheron jewels.

For the event she wore part of Boucheron’s gorgeous Pampille de diamants parure, a necklace and ring in white gold, diamonds and rock cristal set with 18,58 and 11,07 carats sapphires, and the Rivage cuff, a swirling confection of white gold, diamonds and sapphires.

Toni Garrn

Toni Garrn was perfectly party- ready in a metallic Elie Saab minidress, strappy Guiseppi Zanotti heels and Piaget jewels.

Sasha Luss

Sasha Luss stunned in an embellished gown by Balmain.

Katy Perry

I actually appreciated the drama of Katy Perry at this event, with her Marchesa gown looking as if it were made of rose petals and her styling on point. Sleek hair and makeup paired with gorgeous Harry Winston jewels were a perfect combo.

Milla Jovovich

I loved Milla Jovovich’s sparkly Elie Saab gown. How eye- catching!

Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss stunned in a floral- embellished Marchesa gown, sparkly Guiseppi Zanotti heels, a crystallized Juidith Lieber clutch and Chopard jewels.

Jourdan Dunn

Jourdan Dunn kept things simple and stylish in this ruffled Dsquared2 gown.

Barbara Palvin

Barbara Palvin stunned in this ruffled Armani Privé gown.

Soo Joo Park

Soo Joo Park stunned in a Chenel Haute Coutre gown with glimmeing diamonds by Chanel Haute Joaillerie.

Hanne Gaby Odile

I loved Hanne Gaby Odiele’s crystal- embellished Miu Miu gown with it’s a beautiful colour and perfect fall of the skirt.

Bella Heathcote

Bella Heathcote’s graphic Armani Privé gown was gorgeous, and perfectly accessorized with Guiseppi Zanotti shoes, a simple Jimmy Choo clutch and Bulgari jewels.

Isabel Goulart

Izabel Goulart’s embellished Zuhair Murad gown was perfectly paired with statement Di Grisogono earrings.

Friday Fierceness!

‘Homage To The Master’- Vogue Japan June 2016

Coat, skirt, hat, gloves, scarf: Christian Dior Spring/summer 1947. Image VOGUE JAPAN/LUIGI MURENU + IANGO HENZI

Model- Anna Dello Russo
Photographer-Luigi & Iango (Luigi Murenu & Iango Henzi)
Stylist- Sissy Vian
Hair- Luigi Murenu
Makeup- Georgi Sandev

Fabulous Fashion at Cannes 2016

The official poster of the 68th Cannes Film festival, featuring a featuring a still from Jean-Luc Godard’s 1963 film Contempt, with Michel Piccoli ascending the Casa Malaparte. Image CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

The annual fabulous-ness that is the Festival de Cannes has just wrapped up and as always, this year’s event was filled with beautiful red carpet and formal party style. This year’s attendees stepped out in such style and numbers that I think I’ll publish two style posts to properly cover the rundown of great looks.

So without further ado, here are some of the best ensembles seen at Cannes 2016!


Araya Hargate

Let’s start things off with a lady who slayed practically every time she appeared on the Red Carpet:

Araya Hargate stunned from the get go when she attended the Café Society premiere in a dramatic ruffled Ralph & Russo Haute Couture gown and dazzling Chopard jewels.

This Chopard necklace is a highly detailed confection of incredibly rare conch pearls, white diamonds and white gold, it was one of the best pieces of jewelry seen on the Red Carpet during the entire event.

Ms. Hargate was also breathtaking at Le BFG (Le Bon Gros Géan) premiere in this celadon printed Zuhair Murad organza gown with Chopard jewels.

This Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture gown was my favourite look. It was worn to the Mal de Pierres (From the Land of the Moon) premiere. How absurd and fabulous- classic JPG- and I absolutely love it! As always, her jewels were by Chopard.

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning made a dramatic entrance at The Neon Demon premiere in this embellished Zuhair Murad Haute Couture gown and Tiffany and Co. jewels from their Blue Book collection (the really good stuff). She’s been sticking to the “princess look” for the past few years (especially since she played a Disney Princess), but it’s a look that suits her well as she has both the height and bearing to pull off frothy skirts and corseted silhouettes without being overwhelmed. This is one of her better choices and she looks great.

Li BingBing

Another solid look from Café Society was Li Bingbing’s gorgeously graphic gown by Stéphane Rolland Haute Couture.

Eva Herzigová

I love this lady! She rocked The Unknown Girl premiere in custom head-to-toe Dior with Chopard jewels.

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewarts look for the Café Society premiere was straight off the runway Chanel Resort 2017, which she accessorized with sleek hair and spiky Christian Louboutin sandals (which she wore at least twice more during the festival. Love that too). There were many criticisms of her look (particularly since she didn’t wear a bra under that sheer shirt) but I think she looks so chic.

Her lookPersonal Shopper was what I really loved: a feathered Chanel minidress, strappy Christian Louboutin heels and layers of Messika diamond jewelry. She has a on pair of damn wings and it’s absolutely fabulous!

Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid stunned at Café Society premiere in this custom Roberto Cavalli column gown and diamond jewelry by DiGrisogono and Florinda…

…However she really stole the show at The Unknown Girl premiere in this sultry Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture gown. Unsurprisingly this was one of the most-talked about outfits to grace the red carpet at Cannes this year and for good reason- she looks fantastic!

Toni Garrn

Toni Garrn stunned in Ulyana Sergeenko and Boucheron diamonds at the Loving premiere.

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain set the tone for fabulous fashion at the Café Society premiere when she arrived in this bright yellow Armani Privé gown and glimmering Piaget jewels.

Her sheer embellished Alexander McQueen gown was another scene stealer, she wore this gorgeous look to the Money Monster premiere.

Julie Dietze

Julie Dietze’s shimmering Guido Maria Kretschmer column gown was a simple and chic addition to the Loving lineup.

Bianca Balti

This was the simplest outfit to be worn to a Cannes premiere this year, but Bianca Balti looked incredibly chic at the Julieta opening in this sheer gown by The Row.

Petra Nemcova

Petra Nemcova stunned in this dramatic Georges Chakra gown and Chopard jewels at the Mal de Pierres opening. I wish her bag wasn’t so big though, it could have worked had it been black.

She also looked great at Julietta in this silver SAFiYAA Koyone lamé gown. I was quite iffy about this look when I saw it in print, but seeing it on video was fabulous, she definitely slayed.

Naomi Watts

I’m shocked that this gown is by Micheal Kors, and I’m even more shocked by how much I like it. Naomi Watts looked incredible at the Money Monster premiere in this glimmering sheaf, gorgeous Bulgari jewels completed her look perfectly.

Bérénice Bejo

Bérénice Bejo looked gorgeous at Le BFG in this pailette- encrusted Valentino gown, Prada accessories and Chaumet jewels.

Kate Moss

Madame Kate turned heads at Loving in this vintage Halston gown and Chopard jewels. 2016 marked her first Cannes attendance in fifteen years and she certainly made an entrance!

Milla Jovovich

Milla Jovovich looked lovely in Miu Miu at The Last Face premiere.

Lily- Rose Depp

Love. Love. Love. Lily- Rose Depp wore head- to- toe Chanel to La Danseuse, by far one of my favourite looks.

Kristen Dunst

This is very pretty: Kristen Dunst wore lilac Dior to the Loving premiere.

She also looked great at The Neon Demon in custom Maison Margeila. The messy neckline is a bit of a quibble, but it’s Margiela so it’s expected that there would be something off.

Ulyana Sergeenko

The designer understandably wore her own garments to Le BFG, and she looks good.

Bella Heathcote

I loved this look: Armani Privé provided this frothy frock for Bella’s Neon Demon apperence, she accessorized with Miu Miu shoes, a Tod’s bag and Messika jewels. That colour looks great on her.

Sonam Kapoor

[caption width="662" align="alignnone"] Sonam’s gowns were more eyecatching last year, but this caped Ralph & Russo Haute Couture piece was a definite scene stealer at the Loving premiere. Her gorgeous necklace is by Bulgari.

Lena Meyer- Landrut

The gorgeous singer turned heads in custom Yves Saint Laurent at Loving.

Miss Fame

Bow down people: Miss Fame worked Le BFG‘s red carpet like no other in custom Zac Posen and spikey Manolos. Yaas.

Svetlana Khodchenkova

Svetlana Khodchenkova cut a brilliant figure at Le BFG in this electric blue Georges Hobieka and Bulgari jewels.

Aishwarya Rai Bachan Proving why she’s a Cannes mainstay and overall exotic goddess.

Ms. Rai Bachan graced the Slack Bay premiere in this shimmering Ali Younes Couture gown. I’m a sucker for anything with a cape (especially a glittery cape), so I adore this.

She also stunned at Le BFG in Elie Saab Haute Couture and Boucheron jewels.

Ming Xi

Ming Xi looked fab at The Unknown Girl in Zuhair Murad and Di Grisogono jewels.

Juliette Binoche

Another great look from the Slack Bay showing was Juliette Binoche’s sleek Armani Privé gown and Chopard gems.

Isabeli Fontana

This beauty stunned at The Unknown girl in custom Brandon Maxwell.

Adèle Exarchopoulos

This is the best she’s looked in a while, she wore custom Louis Vuitton to The Last Face premiere

Heike Makatsch

A pretty look from the Mal de Pierres red carpet was Heike Makatsch’s pale pink Kavier Gauche jumpsuit. Sabrina Dehoff earrings finished the look perfectly.

Emilia Schuele

I love this leather corset, it reminds me of vintage Thierry Mugler. Emilia Schuele wore this custom Marina Hoermanseder gown to the Café Society premiere.

Aymeline Valade

It’s a bit messy, but this Dior dress suits Aymeline Valade’s personality quite well, she wore it to the premiere of The Last Face

Daris Strokous

Daria Strokous stunned at the Loving premiere in this beaded Zuhair Murad Haute Couture gown. I love the colour.

Sophie Valkiers

Sophie Valikers wore this custom Georges Hobeika gown to The Strangers premiere.

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts wore a custom Givenchy gown and gorgeous Chopard jewels to the Money Monster premiere. She looks good.

Barbara Meier

Barbara Meier opted for this bold Alexander McQueen suit for the Julieta premiere and I love it!

And finally, Soko (birthname: Stéphanie Sokolinski), whose appearence at the photocall for La Danseuse was a lesson in Red Carpet slayage.

Soko working it in Chanel.

Notice her shoes, she worked it up and down the carpet and those famous steps in those towering platform heels and did not once remove her shoes. Julia, Kristen, take note.


Friday Fierceness!

Elle Fanning in Valentino Haute Couture at the amFAR Gala Cannes 2016

Elle Fanning’s Valentino Haute Couture gown was constructed from layers of feather- light tulle, with a skirt covered in hand- embroidered peacocks in metallic silk thread. Image GETTY IMAGES

Elle Fanning at the amFAR Gala. Image GETTY IMAGES

Her shoes were Jimmy Choo.

Elle Fanning at the amFAR Gala. Image GETTY IMAGES

MET Gala 2016

The floral arches over the entrance to Gala’s dining area, in the Temple of Dendur in the Museum’s Sackler Wing. Image VOGUE.COM/KEVIN TACHMAN

I can’t believe that it’s been over a week since the 2016 MET Gala and I’m just posting about it! My apologies… and let’s get straight into the fashion!

Over 80000 red roses were sculpted into the shape of a double helix by designer Raúl Àvila to create this massive decoration that hung over the Information Desk at the Museum’s Great Hall. Image VOGUE.COM/KEVIN TACHMAN

‘Manus (e)X Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology’ is the theme of the Costume Institute’s 2016 Spring exhibit which explores how designers are incorporating the use of new technology and materials in the construction of both haute couture and prêt-à-porter garments. The exhibit showcases examples from some of the most breathtaking works of garment art in existence- from Christian Dior’s famed plastic and silk gowns from his stunning 1949 Fall collection to Issey Miyaki’s iconic 1984 “Flying Saucer” dress. The show highlights some of the examples of what happens when traditional craftsmanship techniques meet with new materials and procedures. It explores the ongoing relationship of man and machine, and examines significance of the long- held distinction between haute couture and ready-to-wear from the perspective of the crafts employed in the making of both.

This Chanel Haute Couture wedding dress is the centerpiece of the exhibition, shown here on display in the museum. It boast a 12 ft train that took 450 hours to complete. Image VOGUE.COM/ERIC BOMAN

As always, the exhibition provides the Gala’s dress code, with attendees encouraged to convey the theme of the exhibit through their outfits. This, however, is rarely done. Few people (re: Rihanna, Fan Bing Bing, Bee Shaffer) actually ever dress appropriately- or understand the theme enough- to make the effort to play along with it. This problem was never more apparent than it was this year, since most attendees took the idea of “Fahion in the Age of Technology” as permission to dress like robots or as characters in some sort of low budget post- apocolyptic punk movie (most of the Louis Vuitton crew). There was no ingenuity or drama, nothing that referenced the incredible craftsmanship of the exhibition or even highlighted the work of some of the great designers on display. There was no Issey Miyaki, Junya Watanabe, Hussein Chalayan or Iris van Herpen to be seen anywhere on the red carpet, and I’m absolutely shocked that so many attendees chose to ignore these incredibly avant- garde designers in lieu of sparkly dresses and silver- dyed hair. LADY GAGA, THIS WAS YOUR YEAR! Why ignore it?

But, theme snubs aside, there were some attendees who looked downright incredible. These are my favourite looks of the night.

Claire Danes

The fabric of Claire Danes’ Zac Posen gown was infused with microscopic fibre- optic cables so that it glowed and shimmered in the dark. It may be an exact replica of that deep blue silk gown from his Resort 2015 collection (RIhanna wore it to the Diamond Ball in 2014), but that was a gorgeous gown and this one was even more so. It was guaranteed to be one of the most talked- about looks of the night! Image GETTY IMAGES/ZAC POSEN/INSTAGRAM

Poppy Delevingne

Poppy Delegvigne was the most bejewelled person on the red carpet, piling layers and layers of glimmering Stephen Webster jewelry over her crystal- and- bead- encrusted Marchesa gown. She owned that look and I can’t help but love it. Image VOGUE.COM

Doutzen Kroes

Doutzen Kroes’ glittery white Balmain gown was the simplest outfit supplied by the designer for the event but it was in no way less gorgeous, it was my one of favourite looks of the night (top 5 definitely). Image GETTY IMAGES

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana’s gorgeously baroque Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda gown is the stuff of dreams! The skirt is covered in hundreds of hand- applied feathers and layers of frothy tuelle- j’adore! Image GETTY IMAGES/POPSUGAR

Agyness Deyn

I’ve really missed seeing Agyness Deyn at events over the past few years since she always shows up looking great. This year was no different, as she came dressed to impress in this gorgeous indigo Kenzo gown with a trailing cape and diamond jewelry by Fernando Jorge. Image GETTY IMAGES

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts looked like a fabulous disco ball in this sparkly floral- embellished Burberry Prorsum gown. A Rauwulf bag and Fred Leighton diamonds rounded out the look in good form. Image POPSUGAR

Bella Hadaid

I loved Bella Hadid’s voluminous Givenchy Haute Couture gown, and although I’m not a fan of those boots it was one of my favourite looks of the night. Her jewelry was by Fred Leighton. Image GETTY IMAGES

Sofia Sanchez de Betak

I loved every part of Sofia Sanchez de Betak’s Dolce & Gabbana look- from her crown to her jewel- encrusted shoes! Image GETTY IMAGES

Naomi Campbell

It’s impossible for Naomi Campbell to ever not look good- she stunned in this custom beaded Roberto Cavalli gown and futuristic jewels by William Goldberg and Verdura. Image POPSUGAR

Bee Shaffer

Bee Shaffer knows exactly what looks good on her- and Alexander McQueen has never failed to make her look amazing. Embellished Nicholas Kirkwood heels and jewelry by Fred Leighton and Macklowe Gallery were perfect accessories. Image VOGUE.COM

Fei Fei Sun

Fei Fei Sun stunned in this custom beaded Chanel Haute Couture gown. Her accessories were equally sparkly- a crystal- embellished Judith Lieber Couture clutch and diamond jewelry by Chanel Haute Joaillerie. Image IMAXTREE

Kate Bosworth

Kate Bosworth looked so good in this custom Dolce & Gabbana look. Everything- from the gown to the couture crown was gorgeously done. Image POPSUGAR

Nicole Kidman

I loved Nicole Kidman’s sheer spangled Alexander McQueen gown. She looked like a glamourous sorceress queen- especially in that gorgeous Fred Leighton tiara! Image GETTY IMAGES


Jourdan Dunn

This was my favourite Balmain look of the night. Jourdan Dunn looked incredible- I even love her silver hair. Image TOM AND LORENZO

Mackenzie Davis

This sequinned Altuzarra gown is so pretty! Mackenzie Davis shone in this silvery custom gown with a built-in cape detail and shimmering Van Cleef and Arpels diamond jewelry. Image GETTY IMAGES

Brie Larson

Brie Larson’s custom Proenza Schouler gown was my favourite metallic look of the night. I loved the ruffled skirt and black velvet detailing- it was extremely well done. Simple Niwaka Collection diamond jewelry rounded out her look perfectly. IMAGE POPSUGAR

Léa Seydoux

Leave it to Léa Seydoux to get the best Louis Vuitton look seen at the event. I really like this gown, but I absolutely love her Chopard jewelry. Image GETTY IMAGES

Zoey Deutch

Zoey Deutch turned heads in this gorgeous head- to- toe ensemble by Dolce & Gabbana. Look closely- the needlepoint rose embroidery mimics the look of a pixelated print! Image STYLE BISTRO

Emma Watson

Finally an attendee who understood the theme and dressed accordingly! Emma Watson’s custom Ralph Lauren gown was created out of recycled plastic bottles, organic cotton and organic silk, with almost the entire outfit was crafted out of eco- friendly materials. If that’s not cutting- edge fashion I don’t know what is!. The ‘ball gown- with- a- pair- of- trousers’ look might be a little bit overdone, but this was a gorgeous exception. Diamond jewelry by Paige Novak and Walters Faith provided the perfect accessories. Image VOGUE.COM

Maryna Linchuk

Maryna Linchuck’s entire look was by Topshop and I actually quite like it. I may never buy that gown, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t look pretty great. She sells it perfectly. Image GETTY IMAGES

Cindy Crawford

I really loved Cindy Crawford’s metallic Balmain gown. She was among the hottest of the night. Image GETTY IMAGES

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid’s metallic teal bustier gown was a custom creation by Tommy Hilfiger (gasp!). I liked the look but admittedly I would have preferred it had the skirt not been so sheer… but if there ever was an event where you could get away with showing your sparkly undergarments it would have been this one. Her robotic- themed jewelry was by Lynn Ban. Image AP

Elizabeth Debicki

Elizabeth Debicki’s floral Prada gown was an unusual occurrence with this Gala, but I kind of loved her look. The quirky print and detailing perfectly suit her sense of style and she looks lovely in that shade of green. I particularly liked her floral Buglari clip earrings. Image GETTY IMAGES

Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss’ transforming Brandon Maxwell gown was one of the highlights of the night. With pull- away panels and a detachable capelet, her gown transformed from gala fare to into an after- party dress in minutes. Simple hair, makeup and understated Lisa Perry jewels completed her look perfectly. Image GETTY/ STYLE BISTRO

Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls sparkled from head- to- toe in this crystal- studded Balmain gown. Image IMAGETREE

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman looked gorgeously elegant in this ivory Tommy Hilfiger (double gasp!) gown, Cartier vintage jewels and Jimmy Choo accessories. I love it! Image GETTY IMAGES

Let’s get a closer look at that brooch:

It’s got over 83 carats of diamonds. I’m in love! Image GETTY IMAGES

Kendall Jenner

I’m quoting two divas when I say that Kendall Jenner served up a 21st century edition of Cher- in- Bob- Mackie realness in this sparkly sheer net and lurex Atelier Versace gown and layers of Lorraine Schwartz diamond jewelry. It’s a look that works very well for her- she looked great. Image GETTY IMAGES/POPSUGAR

Lily Collins

Lily Collins went for the Grecian goddess look in this crimson gown by Valentino Haute Couture and elegant Tiffany and Co. jewels. Image GETTY IMAGES

Rachel McAdams

I’ve loved this Valentino Haute Couture gown from the moment it appeared on the runway in their Spring 2015 show, so I was bound to like seeing it when it finally appeared at an event. Rachel McAdams styled it simply with H. Stern jewels and minimalist hair and makeup, but I felt that she could have elevated the look with a neater hairstyle. Image POPSUGAR

Naomie Harris

Naomie Harris’ custom Burberry Prorsum gown, with it’s swirling metallic mosaic pattern, was one of the more orginial looks on the red carpet, but it was a gorgeous addition. Glittering Messika jewels and Christian Louboutin accessories perfectly completed her look. Image TOM AND LORENZO

Rosie Huntington- Whiteley

Rosie Huntington- Whiteley channeled old- Hollywood glamour in head- to- toe Ralph Lauren. Another who could practically shine in anything, she was elegant and lovely as ever. Image POPSUGAR

Liberty Ross

Liberty Ross’ look was entirely on point! Her gown was vintage John Galliano and she accessorized perfectly with David Webb jewels and a veiled headpiece by Stephen Jones Millinery. Image GETTY IMAGES

Olivia Wilde

I’m shocked that I actually like a seventies- inspired Micheal Kors gown, but it looks great on her and the sequin and grommet combination is actually really appropriate for a technology- themed fashion gala. Simple Jennifer Fisher jewelry and sleek hair and makeup rounded out her look. Image GETTY IMAGES

Who were your favourites?

Xx – Ana

Friday Fierceness!

“Moody Blues”- Vogue India May 2016

Gown- Fausto Puglisi, Bangles: Pebble London. Image VOGUE INDIA/LUIS MONTIERO

Model: Racia Oliviera
Photographer: Luis Montiero
Stylist: Anita Shroff Adajania
Hair: Keiichiro Hirano
Makeup: Marco Antonio

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“In the Land of Giants”- US Glamour June 2016

(On her) Dress: Nina Ricci, Scarf: Melet Mercantile, Jewelry: Melissa Joy Manning. (On him) Shirt: Kaufman’s Army & Navy. Image GLAMOUR MAGAZINE/NATHANIEL GOLDBERG

Models: Doutzen Kroes, Sunnery James Gorré
Photographer: Nathaniel Goldberg
Stylist: Jillian Davison
Hair: Rita Marmor
Makeup: Stevie Huynh

Piccione.Piccione Fall 2016

Piccione.Piccione F/w 2016. Image WWD

Piccione’s Fall 2016 show was one of the last events on Milan’s Fashion Week schedule, taking place on the final day of shows, and this offering proved to be the sweetest way to wind down a week of high-impact fashion. For Fall 2016, designer Salvatore Piccione focused on the girlier side of dressing, with a collection that was filled to the brim with romance.

Piccione.Piccione F/w 2016. Image WWD

Named Amor vincit omnia (Love Conquers All), the collection is an ode to romance in every form, with the designer telling a story of love through the eyes of a central heroine. Using his designs to directly illustrate his tale in a profusion of bright colours, ultra- feminine silhouettes and layers of vivid ornamentation, it was a perfectly executed offering.

Piccione.Piccione F/w 2016. Image WWD

The opening sequence was covered in motifs resembling the drawings and paintings of children with whimsical hearts, balloons and flowers giving sweetness to vividly coloured outerwear and trim separates. Ruffled silk shirtdresses and blouses were beautiful, as were colour- blocked frock coats and double- breasted tweed jackets covered with sparkling embroidered hearts.

Piccione.Piccione F/w 2016. Image WWD

An artsy splattered-paint floral print that appeared all over a series of black and white separates added sophistication to the lineup, while a series of looks in sheer vermilion silk added some lust. Unadorned solid coloured knits gave a certain maturity to the lineup, while fuzzy Mongolian- fur jackets added a quirky lilt to an already whimsical collection.

Piccione.Piccione F/w 2016. Image WWD

Piccione.Piccione’s Fall 2016 offering was a great mix of sophistication and girlish charm, and it’s a collection that’s full of gorgeously wearable pieces. There is something for everyone to be found within the lineup, especially since mix-and-match- ready separates and outerwear make up the bulk of the collection. Lovers of bright, ultra-feminine designs will immediately be drawn to the selection of dreamy, hyper decorative looks covered with glistening embroidery and 3D printed lace, while knitted Lurex tops and plissé skirts in darker shades cater to those with more subdued tastes.

Piccione.Piccione F/w 2016. Image WWD

There were some definite standouts; floor- length gowns and ruffled dresses covered with appliquéd poppies and lace were glamorously perfect. also, while all those furry jackets and stoles provided an edgy alternative to traditional outerwear, they’re the perfect thing for those with a more avant- garde approach to dressing.

Piccione.Piccione F/w 2016. Image WWD

A solid array of accessories rounded out the collection perfectly, with a beautiful selection of ankle laced ballet pumps covered in bright appliqués and crystals, cute mini-shoulder bags, glittering statement jewelry and elaborate detachable cuffs and collars in ruffled lace and silk. They’re the perfect things to jazz up any outfit and are sure to be welcome additions to anyone’s accessory collection.

Piccione.Piccione F/w 2016. Image WWD

All in all Piccione.Piccione’s Fall 2016 offering was a lovely show, and a perfect ending to Milan’s Fall 2016 season.

Xx – Ana

Friday Fierceness!

“Caio Bella!”- Vogue Turkey May 2016

Lace gloves (worn as bustier): LaCrasia, Swimsuit: Balmain, Fur Coat: Gareth Pugh, Jewelry: Gilan Jewelry. Image VOGUE TURKEY/SEBASTIAN FAENA

Model: Bella Hadid
Photographer: Sebastian Faena
Stylist: Konca Aycan
Hair: Tomi Kono
Makeup: Seong Hee Park