Paris: Fall 2012 Charming, Smart, Pretty

Alas, the Paris Fall 2012 RTW shows are done. There was so much to love.  These are some of my favorite looks.


Isabel Marant: Gorgeous lace. Strong, feminine, and fun. Louis Vuitton: The hat, the bag, the look. So charming and quirky.

Very Smart Coats

Vanessa Bruno: Just so very chic!!! Celine: Proportion. Perfect white coat over cropped pants. The accent of the cerulean blue scarf is so fresh. Dries Van Noten: Elegant and perfectly tailored.


Commuun: The unexpected combination of a peplum jacket over a full skirt is so modern and lovely. Carven: This cut out lace effect makes a drop dead gorgeous little black dress. Giambattista Valli: I do love a shirtwaist dress. This one has a surprise at the hem.

Photos via New York Magazine

Patchwork Paris – Fall 2012 Shows

It’s no secret that I do love patchwork. Mainly, I love it on quilts and throws and pillows. I haven’t been a big fan of it on apparel.

So, as I was looking at the fall 2012 Paris shows, I noticed that some of my very favorite designers were on the patchwork wavelength.

Patchwork on apparel done by these masters of design….yes!

Images by New York Magazine.