Posts Tagged: Céline

TBT; Lee Miller & Céline Fall 14

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Phoebe Philo had the thirties in mind when designing the Céline Fall 14 collection. In fact, it was a photo of Lee Miller which was her starting point. “These women were doing things which were quite radical at the time, like wearing men’s clothes, but which today seem quite normal,” she told style.com.

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But who was Lee Miller? Born in 1907, Lee started her modeling career on the cover of American Vogue in 1927. When she moved to Paris, she became the lover and muse of photographer Man Ray and became an established fashion and fine arts photographer herself.

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During World War II she became the only female war correspondent for Vogue, covering events such as the London Blitz and the liberation of the Buchenwald and Dachau concentration camps. One of her most bizarre photographs of that time is a self portrait in Hitler’s bathtub with her dirty military boots in front of her.

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Even though she was recognized as one of the most remarkable photographers of her time, many of her images have still remained unpublished. Lee Miller in Fashion, written by Becky E. Conekin, is a special view on her life’s story.

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When you look at the similarities in the pictures, it’s beautiful to see how Phoebe paid hommage to Lee’s art and free spirit lifestyle by designing thirties style coats, military – Doc Martens – boots, and over the knee skirts for the free spirited women of today.

5PW Trend; Céline Brush Strokes

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Combine items from the Art Farty and Sports trend seen at Céline to create a chic black and white outfit. With a heritage in tennis, Fred Perry provides us with a cool sports skirt with striped detail. Add some brushstrokes with a COS top, some architecture with United Nude heels and finish it off with a minimalist leather cuff, also from COS.

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Fave Shop; Dover Street Market London

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If you only had one hour Retail Therapy in London, where should you go? To Dover Street Market, a department store unlike any other in the world. The retail-baby of Comme des Garçons Rei Kawakubo offers the best in high fashion. Four floors full of Comme des Garçons (Play), Alexander Wang, Ann Demeulemeester, Givenchy, Jil Sander, Yang Li, Junya Watanabe, Rick Owens, Saint Laurent Paris, Céline, J.W. Anderson and so on, and so on, fashion heaven. More hours to spend on a little Food Therapy as well? Treat yourself to tea and scones at the Rose Bakery at the top floor.

Dover Street Market, 17-18 Dover St., London, Green Park station

5PW Basic; Céline Inspiration

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Célines collections are perfect inspiration when adopting the Five Piece Wardrobe using chic basics and trendy items. Just make sure you stick to matching basic colors such as black, white, navy and grey. When you do, the classic pinstriped items from the FW12 collection are also perfect with the trendy navy skirt and sweater from the FW13 collection…2 tops, 2 bottoms, that’s 4 chic outfits.

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