Galia Lahav “And God Created Woman”
FW18/19 – PFW Haute Couture

Known for her ravishing gowns and bridal dresses, the haute couture runway show of Galia Lahav was easily the one we were anticipating the most. A household name in bridal, Galia Lahav has made a name for herself with her extravagant and ultra-feminine designs featuring Italian ivory lace, illusion backs and cascading silk tulle skirts. Every season we are excited to watch her runway shows online, so one can image how enthralled we were to receive invites for her Fall-Winter 2018-2019 show at haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris titled “And God Created Woman”. Inviting the audience to experience the freedom, playfulness and womanly allure of their newest collection, the ladies behind the brand – Galia lahav and Sharon Sever- bring us to the French Riviera where the vibrant colors of the seaside served as inspiration for the stunning looks. Some of Sever’s own watercolor drawings were used to design the small and large scaled floral prints, following an aesthetic that follows abstract expressionism and Monet’s impressionism. Show Me More…

Sean Suen “Escape Hide Fight”
SS19 – PFW Men’s

Originally a painter and graphic designer, Beijing based fashion designer Sean Suen transitioned into mastering the art of fashion with this collection as solid proof to our eyes. Launching his label in 2012, his SS19 show at Paris Men’s Fashion Week was our first introduction to Sean Suen’s aesthetic: Amusing, Dynamic and Chic. Pleasantly surprised, we arrived at the location of the fashion show to find out it was set in a small park with pebbled paths between willowing trees. Arriving a little bit too fashionably late, it took a while for us to find a seat on one of the benches aligned along the supposed runway path, as some of the ushers were unsure which route the models would be taking. All confusion aside, we were seated after all and something sure can be said for the fact that everybody had a front row seat as there was only one! Who wouldn’t enjoy a day at the park with a live lookbook passing by? Show Me More…

Boris Bidjan Saberi
SS19 – PFW Men’s

As delighted as we were to call Paris our part-time hometown for half a year, the height of delight was to be invited to Paris Fashion Week! Our very first show of Paris Men’s Fashion Week took place in a concrete underground parking space along the Seine River, with the gritty surroundings reflecting the theme of designer Boris Bidjan Saberi’s SS19 collection “Brutalism” perfectly. The Barcelona based designer with German-Persian roots took inspiration from Brutalist architecture, coal miners’ uniform and the visual disorder named “achromatopsia” which causes colorblindness. Show Me More…

The Greatest View

Adjacent to Greek Island Santorini’s capital Fira, you will find the charming village of Imerovigli tucked away among the hills, with its white houses built around the cliffs of the Caldera as if it were an amphitheater facing the sea. One would surely understand how Imerovigli ended up with the nickname “balcony to the Aegean Sea” while treading up and down the narrow, winding paths, while enjoying the stunning view of the volcano. Show Me More…

My Cherie Amour

Spanning across the magical Seine river, the deck arch bridge named Pont Alexandre III is easily considered to be the most beautiful bridge in Paris. Constructed in Beaux-Arts style, the bridge features sculptures of mythical creatures such as water nymphs, angels, cherubs and winged horses, in a moss brown and grey palette finished with shiny gold accents. Show Me More…

April In Paris

Paris is always a good idea, but it’s the best idea in spring! The unmistakable French architecture boasts the most elegant squares and buildings, transforming the scenery around you into a sophisticated open air museum of superstructures. Show Me More…

Vowels = Space And Time

Hot pink hugs the hot fuzz lingering in the spring air, ready to prowl on those who have felt like it was taking a lifetime for winter to be over. Braving the cold for far too long, wearing black to attract the heat… or simply because there is just something captivating about an all-back outfit. Show Me More…

Silken Puerta América

When you visit Madrid, it will be all you would expect from a capital city with a Mediterranean spirit, its bustling energy hardly contained by the countless elegant boulevards and many scopious, well-maintained parks. Hotel Silken Puerta America Madrid very much reflects the character of Madrid, allowing you to step into a colorful vaudeville show of interior styles designed by 19 world-renowned architects and design studios. Show Me More…

Parenthesis

Once you feel the last winter chills slowly dissolving into the crisp spring air, you’re excited to realize it might be the last time you brave the breezy nips with a stylish coat. Whether it be a cozy wool blend or a soft faux fur, a coat can simply serve its purpose or carry all the flair when you go for a dashing color or daring print. Show Me More…

Baby It’s Cold Outside

What a delightful sight! For the first time in about 6 years, parts of the canals in Amsterdam have frozen hard enough to walk and skate on the ice. Spring is right around the corner, but the biting cold and frozen waterways that have suddenly come out of nowhere definitely say otherwise. It’s winter all over again! Show Me More…