With summer behind us and winter looming, it’s a great time to reflect on the past season and our accomplished endeavours this year! Last month, we attended the annual Lipstick Sister Anniversary event to celebrate the sisterhood of women with enough entrepreneurial spirit to make Donald Trump quiver! To give you a bit of background on Lipstick Sister, the Beverly Hills based group with an active community that reaches across the country, brings together women from all fields in hopes of providing a platform for networking, lasting connections and new found opportunity. Their second anniversary was held at the ultra chic Riviera 31 space in the Sofitel Hotel in West Hollywood, CA with more than 150 guest in attendance. Guests arrived in head to toe white on the pink carpet to have their photo snapped by Paparazzi Girl Megan and proceeded into the space where large floral arrangements and an all white decor made for a luxe setting. The gathering was a momenteous event for Skinny Bikini as our Founder/Designer, Aida Takyrbasheva, as she was honored with the ‘Lipstick Sister of the Year’ award presented by Lipstick Sister president, Hensi Morris. In addition, our partner Kelly Mi Li was recognized as Lipstick Sister of the Month! We celebrated the night away dancing to tunes provided by LS member Sandra, aka DJ Splash! This event reminded us how great of a year it has been and how thankful we are for all those who have helped make it possible!
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We’re back with our second installment of our fashion week roundup with our favorites from Milan and Paris! In our last post we gushed over the beautiful looks from the likes of Calvin Klein and Burberry Prorsum and now we can’t get over the surrealist collections from Missoni and Chanel. Let’s get started…
What appeared to be absent from this season’s collection was Missoni’s classic chevron print but was rather reinterpreted with the use of seemingly abstract landscapes. With cool yet rich tones of grey, purple, blue and black, each piece was an homage to natural elements of earth, water and air. Clever uses of negative space and jagged shapes helped reconfigure the long-standing label’s name in a way that had everyone paying close attention.
Out of all the collections we’ve perused this season, an elegant simplicity oozed out of Jil Sander that took our breath away. Each look was free of frivolous embellishments with minimal to no ornamentation that spoke to the utilitarian in me. The restrained color palette kept the collection effortless and realistic; while the impeccable silhouettes and cuts of each jacket had us hankering for a wardrobe that screamed “We mean business.”
Ah, Karl Lagerfeld does it again! The man is revered as a sort of living legend and the title holds true this season as he masterfully blurs the line between art, concept and fashion. As Jay-Z’s ‘Picasso, Baby’ blarred through the historic Grand Palais, the living works of art strutted down the runway in youthful, colorful takes on the classic tweed get-up with eyelids that appeared to have been used as a painter’s palette. Lagerfeld, ever the conceptualist, conceived the runway to be a sort of gallery space; where he could display the numerous large-scale pieces he imagined over his period of designing this collection.
Maiyet, a fairly new label showing in Paris, took many by surprise with this recent collection. Founder, Kristy Caylor, made her debut after the departure of former designer, Gabriella Zanzani- and the large question looming was whether she could turn this artisanal, ethical label into a relevant part of the fashion world. The collection was a success in its own right, as Caylor concocted a seamless collection of clean shirt-dresses, slips and more. Her unique take on adornment meant utilizing the age-old Japanese dying technique of shibori to give the impression of minuscule embroidery. I have to say, Maiyet is a label that is crafting pieces that stay true to its origins while remaining insanely current.
All images via Style.Com