HAUTE COUTURE SPRING/ SUMMER 2016 FASHION REVIEW – JULIEN FOURNIE

On January 26 I was graced by beauty when I was watching the Julien Fournie Haute Couture Spring Summer 2016 show at the L’Oratoire du Louvre in Paris. It was an amazing show and the collection is very elegant.

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Julien Fournie started his own fashion label in 2009, after previously working for labels like Christian Dior, Givenchy, Celine, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Torrente & Ramosport. Although he loved to draw and sketch as a child, his first academic orientation was in the field of medical studies. But after two years he changed to fashion design and finished his degree at the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne in 2000. Julien Fournie has a very elegant and chic kind of style. He loves black suits, but he occasionally likes to combine them with colourful shoes and clothes.

The Julien Fournie Haute Couture Show Spring Summer 2016 reminded me so much of the 70s. There are two reasons why I had this feeling. Firstly, the models presented the classic Farah Fawcett hair style. Secondly, the song “You only live twice” by Nancy Sinatra made me feel as if i was in a James Bond movie from the 1970’s. Only nowadays Julien Fournie is playing the role of Sean Connery.

I imagined myself to be on the beach in Thailand or in Brazil when suddenly these beautiful tall women with their refined and colourful dresses crossed my way and I loved observing the creations of Julien Fournie. His work on the collection is amazing. The dominant colours on the collection are purple, pink, orange, black, blue and white. He used colours such as yellow and green for the motives. Additionally, he uses leaves and flowers to add a distinct layer which gives me the tropical beach feeling. And what I liked the most was that he also added metalic ornaments in different colours. Overall, I must say this collection is very colourful, with great accessoires and ornaments to give it the ultimate classical stylish look

Below is the gallery of Julien Fournie Haute Couture Show Spring Summer 2016:

My favorite pieces from the collection are these 4 outfits.

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I love the skirt, it was one of a kind in this collection and this would be my type of style.  The second and third dress are astonishing. Turquoise and purple are already two of my most favorite colours. And then the wedding dress. Furthermore, you can combine a white dress with many colourful highlights which conveys a wonderful look. On the other hand, Julien’s choice of creating a diverse ethnic background made me feel whole.

Below is the full video of the show – I hope you enjoy it and envision yourself at the beach too when you see the collection.

Like the James Bond song “You only live twice”, Julien made the right decision.  He managed to let the 70’s  stars Farah Fawcett & Sean Connery highlight his show and Style & Curve is happy to promote this amazing talent.

My look for the show was a red caped dress, a fake fur jacket and black accessories – more info about the look and my idea will follow soon.

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I made the pictures of my look before my trip to Paris. Find below my best posts on Instagram from the event:

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Have a nice day and never give up on your dreams even if you have to change your decisions, because it will be worth it during your journey.

Lyz Lupo

 

 

 

HAUTE COUTURE SPRING/ SUMMER 2016 FASHION REVIEW – ALEXIS MABILLE

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Alexis Mabille is often dressed effordlessly chic with a sporty touch. He has a very charming smile and first it doesn’t make you believe that he has his own fashion house that was presented my times at the Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris. Judging by the pictures I saw of him, he seemed like a very down-to-earth kind of man, but as I looked closer I saw a strong confidence and believe in this man.

Alexis Mabille studied fashion design at the Chambre syndicale de la couture parisienne and worked later for the fashion houses Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent before founding his own housebrand which quickly became renowned for the designer’s modern rendering of the traditional bow tie.

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For the Spring /Sommer 2016 Haute Couture Alexis Mabille decided to present a monochrome collection. Now only is the combination the colours black and white always super elegant, but it also reflects an opposite attract. Some of the clothes are also only in white and some in black. The designer also added dark blue and light beige in some of the dresses. Alexis Mabille even included a classic black bow tie dress in his collection. The dresses are mostly wide flowing style. He used a lot of ruffle style for the dresses and even the tight designs have ruffles on top or on the botton. Some of the dresses are even see-through, because he used very beautiful sheer materials. But they still sparkle in beautiful elegance like his whole collection.

See the collection in this gallerie:

You can also see the video of the fashion show below:

My favorite pieces are the black caped dress, the white pleats dress, the bow tie dress and the last dress – the long caped black & white dress. It would be amazing to wear them. His dressed go up to size 14 and sometimes even size 16 (US sizes).

Thank you for the fashion house of Alexis Mabille for providing us with the amazing pictures from the show.

I truly love the beauty of fashion and I hope you like it too.

Stay tuned for more Haute Couture Paris features next time.

Lyz Lupo

 

American Music Awards 2015 – Style Review

I woke up this morning and the first thing I saw was a video of Jennifer Lopez from her performance at the American Music Awards. I realized that I forgot that the #AMA showcased tonight. But thanks to the news I can now review the style and performances from the American Music Awards.

I want to start with the WORST DRESSED list:

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Jack Sparrow would say: “Oh no, the sea monster is back!” Z Lala’s outfit looks like she was going to a Halloween party. For me it’s just crazy and my worst dressed outfit. But she is always dressed like this at every event – just look at this link.

Kendall & Kylie Jenner

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What were they thinking? I guess nothing! The outfits don’t look good at all. The cut outs and the combination of leather with other materials don’t look harmonious at all.

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I am #ProKardashian, but this is a #NoGo. This is also the first time that Kylie is better dressed than Kendall. Kendall Jenner is usually the only one in this family who is chic and elegant dressed. But here the heels don’t match with the dress and the fake fur doesn’t match with the dress either. This is a complete missmatch!

Selena Gomez

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The next one with a missmatched outfit is Selena Gomez. Her show outfit was great, but this is the wrong dress according to me. Nevermind the red sequin material on this dress, but why did Givenchy combine it with an inner tube? Again there is no harmony in this dress.

Gwen Stefanie?

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The dailymail named Gwen Stefanie as one of the worst dressed ladies from the #AMAs, because you can see her underwear in this dress. Oh really? Like that is a bad thing nowadays still? So you say it looks terrible on her, but when Kim Kardashian wear the same you praise her for her fashion style?

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I don’t agree with the dailymail and I think that if Kim, Beyonce or JLo can wear see through outfits, then Gwen can too!

Now let’s go to the BEST DRESSED list:

Rebel Wilson

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I can’t even express my joy of seeing Rebel Wilson wearing a silver dress. No black, no dark grey, but SILVER! She is such an shiny, confident and curvy star. She proves with this outfit that plus size women can wear everything they want. And the lollypop clutch fits perfect to the dress and her silver heels. This is a dress from Eloquii. Get it here. Everything on this outfit matches. 2 thumps up, Rebel!

Jennifer Lopez

WOW! Jennifer Lopez was the host of the show, made the best performance and wore the best dresses. The only reason why she didn’t made it to my number one, was Rebel’s courage to wear a silver dress. Anyone who is also plus size, knows that we mostly stick to black dresses for big events. Plus JLo dominated already the whole night. I think I would rather make her my 1,5 place on the best dressed list. Here are her outfits:

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poses in the press room during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Jennifer Lopez poses in the press room during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

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Dear, Kendall and Selena. THIS IS HOW TO WEAR A CUT OUT DRESS. And no mix of materials together that don’t match.

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Not her best choices, but still not bad. I like the cape jumpsuit in the middle the most. More info about the designer follows below.

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This looks like a mermaid dress to me. It seem simple, but this is a handmade dress and it’s stunning.

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Audrey says “HELLO“!

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Princess style is always a good choice.

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This is my second favorite outfit of her. I just don’t like how the pants look when she walks. It would have been better if this was a dress.

And the best dress worn by Jennifer Lopez is:

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performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

If you wonder why Jennifer has such a huge smile on her face, then let me tell you it is not because she is the host of the show. It is not because she knows all the tabloids will write about her. It is because she knows they will write about how amazing she looks in this dress. It is a dress from the designer Zuhair Murad.

‘Designer Zuhair Murad grew up in Baalbek, Lebanon. Since his childhood, he always dreamt of evading to a world of fantasy. He started sketching dresses at the age of ten, quoted as saying “I don’t recall a day in my life without a pen in my hand!”. ‘

Zuhair is known for making amazing see through designer dresses for women and he is one of my favorite designers also. If you ever want to buy a dress that is worth saving, then you need to get his gowns one day.

Watch here the latest fashion show of Zuhair Murad:

Gigi Hadid

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Unlike Kendall, Gigi Hadid knows how to look great for the #amas even if she is wearing just a white dress. You can see again some cut outs, but no mixing ov differents materials. Simple and elegant.

Meghan Trainor

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performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Meghan Trainor choosed a simple and elegant outfit for her arrival. And a beautiful tight-fitting dress for her performance later. Especially her kiss with Charlie Puth at the end of her song was making the audience cheer loudly. It was one of the special moment of the American Music Awards.

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Another special moment was the tribute for the victims of the terrorists attacks in Paris 10 days ago by Jared Leto and by Celine Dion singing an Edith Piaf song: http://perezhilton.com/tv/?from=navbar_perezhilton#.VlLu9OJ0dyk.

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performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

I also liked the performance of Justin Bieber. Yes, of Justin Bieber. I never thought I might start to like him, but I do since his collaboration with Dilpo and Skrillex for “Where are Ü now?”. Watch the full performance here: http://perezhilton.com/tv/?from=navbar_perezhilton#.VlLu9OJ0dyk. I want to point out his song “Sorry” here, because the pictures above from this performance are just amazing. Made me also want to do a rain shooting.

But the best perfomance came from Jennifer Lopez at the beginning of the show:

My last words on the show is that it was a great show, that I am happy to see that you can be famous and still plus size like Rebel Wilson and most of all that we don’t give up like Jared Leto said.

Picture Sources: dailymail and getty images.

Cheers from Lyz Lupo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herbsttrends Teil 1 – Langer Mantel

This is a “GERMAN ONLY” post. This means the main text is in German, but we include shopping links if you are from other countries below.

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Ich schaue mir ja immer gern online an was so die Models und Stars derzeit tragen, denn ich weiß das sie immer die neuesten Trends zeigen. Das liegt meist daran das die Firmen ihnen ihre Kleidung zusenden. Und je mehr Follower das Model hat, umso angesagter ist alles was sie trägt. Und so passierte es das ich in letzter Zeit oft Stars mit langen Mänteln in ihren Bildern gesehen hab. Ich habe gleich erkannt das dies der neue Trend in diesem Herbst/Winter sein muss.

Hier gibt es eine kleine Gallerie zu dem Trend für 2015/2016:

Wie ihr sehen könnt tragen nicht nur die Stars lange Mäntel, aber auch die Topmodels und Fashionistas. Und da fängt für mich der Trend an. Kim Kardashian trägt ja seit Jahren immer nur lange Mäntel, vor allem jetzt während der Schwangerschaft. Aber wenn Karlie Kloss und verschiedene Bloggerinnnen auch sowas tragen, dann ist das ein sicherer Trend.

Nach langer Suche habe ich auf Alba Moda endlich etwas gefunden das mir gefiehl. Es gibt auf der Seite mehrere länge Mäntel in verschiedenen Farben. Ich habe aber im Bild unten nur den Kurzmantel eingefügt, weil ich mir diesen auch bestellt habe. Ich steh ja derzeit total auf den Nude Look. Daher habe ich mir nun dieses Outfit zusammengestellt:

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Ich musste 2 Schuhe bestellen. Man will ja doch eine Auswahl haben und ich probiere eh immer gerne mehrere Paare aus. Ich musste mich sogar zurückhalten nicht noch mehr zu bestellen. 😀

Ich bin echt sehr gespannt darauf wie das mir stehen wird. Und vor allem wie ich es schminken soll wenn ich es für mein nächstes Date mit meinem Freund tragen werde in Paris. Ich weiß nur das ich auf jeden Fall wieder meine roten Lippen haben will. Ich bin da so eher für diesen Look:

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Ich war überrascht auf der Seite noch Kleidung zu finden in meiner Größe 48/50, aber es gibt auf der Seite auch Größere Größen. Und auch wenn der Preis teurer ist, so ist doch die Qualität eine viel bessere als bei anderen.

Dies war der 1. Teil einer “Herbsttrend” Serie die ich teilen möchte. Seid gespannt auf meinen nächsten Post und die Links die ich gefunden habe.

Liebe Grüße von Lyz Lupo, der Chefredakteurin von Style & Curve

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AUTUMN TREND PART 1 – LONG COATS

This is the first trend post that I am excited to write about. Ever since  saw Karlie Kloss in this picture wearing a long coat, I knew this is the new fashion trend. Then I found more info about this online with bloggers who wore this style also.

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Long coats are fashionable since Kim Kardashion wears them all the time and get’s shared with her look everywhere. I might also not like everything about her and her family, but I have to admit that her style is great. That might be, because Kanye created her style and I love everything that he creates.

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HERE ARE SOME COATS THAT I FOUND FOR YOU ON MY SEARCH:

Asos, Nordstrom and Simply Be UK

Update: After checking Forever 21 again I saw the khaki coat worn by Denise Bidot.

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