News From The Beautiverse – Pre-Fall and Couture Edition

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Gucci Pre-Fall 2015.

 

What Exactly Does Pre-Fall Mean?

The pre-fall shows have just ended and the haute couture shows are winding down. They are the appetizers before we sit down for fashion week. I don’t know why they call it fashion week when globally, it lasts for two and a half months. While I’m owning my confusion, when did pre-fall become so popular? I remember when there was no pre-fall which wasn’t that long ago. It seems that the frequency of pre-fall collections has increased dramatically in the last few years, a new reality brought on by the necessities of many entities. Pre-Fall collections are the most wearable of the runway shows and, therefore, earn the most money. Also, If you noticed, many of the fashions worn at recent award shows were pre-fall fresh off the runway. If the term “pre-fall” sneaked up on you like it did me, perhaps this article can clear things up.

 

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JPG opening look for his wedding themed Couture 2015 show

 Gaultier’s Couture Was Bridezilla Heavy And Full Of Surprises

John Paul Gaultier never ceases to amaze me. His wedding themed Haute Couture show was titled, “61 Façons de Se Dire Oui, or 61 Ways to Say Yes.” His runway show opened with a model stomping the runway with the ‘leaning tower of curlers’on her head as if she wasn’t quite ready for the show. Upon further inspection, she might be the wedding cake because she had a cake topper on top of the curlers. Many of his looks had split personalities and he highlighted several of his all time favorite models mid through. The show closed with supermodel Naomi Campbell looking toned and crafty as the bridal bouquet. Last year he closed the show with burlesque artist Dita Von Teese, who was a lovely butterfly.

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Naomi Campbell closing the JPG Haute Couture show as a wedding bouquet.

 

Be Careful Not To Spill

Yet another French designer with a marvelous imagination. The encrusted masks worn at the On Aura Tout Vu show needs no explanation because seeing is believing. I just keep thinking that it would be a great accessory on those days that you just don’t want to shave your face.

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Bedazzled mask on model walking the On Aura Tout Vu show during Paris Haute Couture 2015.

 

Pleats and Thank You

Out of all the collections shown at Haute Couture Spring, I was most impressed Christian Dior, perhaps it’s because of the sleek hardware knotted hair:

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Now, that’s a ponytail.

 

Maybe it was the endless amount of pleats:

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Runway look from the Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring 2015 show.

Or maybe it was this video that documents the 200-hour process it took to make the dress above:

 

What was your favorite moment from the Paris Haute Couture Spring 2015 shows?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are Vera Wang’s Pink Bridal Dresses Just For Show?

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Gwen Stefani, Jessica Biel, and Anne Hathaway opted for pink wedding gowns for their weddings, and this season pink is all the rage, especially after Vera Wang presented her 2014 collection at Bridal Fashion Week in various hues of pink with large flower or bow embellishments.

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What makes the color choice even more attractive is how it flatters every skin tone. Wang described the collection as ‘Pink as sensual, pink as seductive, pink as dreamy, pink as sophisticated, pink as strong, pink as cool’ on Twitter.

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It seems that not everyone is taking wedding dresses bursting with color seriously. See more pictures and check out this video on Huffington Post to see why Marcy Blum from Marcy Blum Associates thinks these dresses are “unrealistic“, and for even more details about Vera Wang’s 2014 Bridal Collection, visit the Daily Mail.

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p.s. I have been trying for two days to post this article on my iPod Touch and finally had to give up and finish it on my computer. I have the distinction of watching this beautiful child, 3-month old Sophia Lynnette Refuerzo during the day, and it is easier to do things on my iPod, except it isn’t. It has turned into a big pain in the ass and prevents me from posting regularly, even though that is exactly what it is suppose to do.

sigh…

Unitl next time.