Trapped amid the non-so-speculative rumors stating that Maria Grazia Chiuri will soon be appointed as Dior’s first-ever female creative director, the French Maison has just tapped Australian model Julia Nobis as the face of its fall 2016 ad campaign. To hit it big even more, Dior’s creative headquarters asked iconic fashion photographer Steven Meisel to capture the campaign’s pictures, as well as the model’s true essence.
Designed by Dior’s in-house studio directors Lucie Meier and Serge Ruffieux (who will also design Dior’s fall couture show, which is scheduled to be showcased on July 4), the Dior fall 2016 collection came out right after Raf Simons’ departure as the label’s creative director, and was overall well acclaimed. It did not go too heavy on the patterns (apart from animal and floral prints, this collection could be regarded as low profile indeed), but celebrated elegance, ready-to-wear and modernity as the core of its aesthetics.
It went big, however, on the accessory line, with bags and shoes destined to enter the Fashion Hall of Fame with a blaze, as most of the staples are about to become the main It-items of the upcoming season.
Such modernity, along with the accessories, was at the core of the Dior fall 2016 campaign too, wherein frozen dynamicity figuratively represents the label’s transitional period. Julia Nobis is seen theatrically trapped between dynamic and softer poses, representing all the things a woman usually does throughout the day.
Her athleticism showcases the richness of the collection, exposing side slits, airy flounces, minuscule and intricate embroideries, and elegant details, such as buckles on the handbags.
“Her personality is spontaneously expressed in an unfiltered mix of garments, motifs, and embroideries,” explained Dior in a statement.
Eclectic and spontaneous, Nobis dons remarkable staples, such as a fitted black dress with loads of frills and an elegant high neck figure, an oversized trench coat with cheetah patterns, an asymmetrical short coat dipped into a soft, delicate creamy white color, and some of the collection’s sultriest skirts, the prints of which match the line-up’s incredible array of clutches, handbags and edgy backpacks.
Wearing high heels and au naturel makeup that is light on the eyes and heavy on the lips, Julia perfectly embodies the upcoming fall’s major womanswear trends, confirming once again that Dior will always rise from the ashes like the most fashionable phoenix ever.
As for Nobis, her enigmatic and classy personality can be seen in numerous AW 2016-17 campaigns, such as for Givenchy and Marc Jacobs too.
Following the success of Gucci’s first capsule collection with Net-A-Porter which saw the most desirable pieces selling out in less than a day, Gucci’s back with another limited edition capsule collection that will only be sold exclusively online viaGucci.com.
Simply known as the Gucci Garden collection (just take one quick look at the print and you’ll figure it out), the collection will only be available in countries where Gucci offers e-commerce, and in our part of the world that means Australia, Japan and Korea. Still, if you want something bad enough, I’m sure you’ll find a way, even if it means sucking up to an overseas colleague you’d rather not owe any favours to. But for the sake of Gucci, it’s worth it, right?
Besides the Dionysus bag that will come in 3 sizes, there’s also a zip-around wallet, along with the shoes, one a sneaker, the other a pair of mules that come adorned with another Gucci signature, the Horsebit buckle. There will also be a selection of RTW, from a reversible zip-up bomber jacket in silk twill to skirts that come pleated in silk crêpe de chine. There are shorts, there are dresses, there’s even a cardigan, all essential wardrobe staples that will help you become the Alessandro Michele’s quintessential Gucci girl of today.
For more information on what’s available and their prices, do check out Gucci on 5 July 2015, but remember to act fast because it will probably all sell out pretty fast again.
My favorite season is summer, but you wouldn't necessarily know that by looking at me. Almost my entire wardrobe is black and I'm pretty pale, which is usually the hallmark of people who prefer things a little cooler. In truth, I used to be one of those people, but half a decade of New York winters has given me an appreciation of warm weather I didn't have during my quarter century of brutal Atlanta summers. I still have my lifelong preference for black clothing, though, so I have to pick and choose my summer shopping list carefully.
Summer black is more abundant than you'd think, but if that's not your thing, there's a little color below as well, especially in the handbags. There's even some white, even though I am objectively too messy to be a person who wears white. I can dream, right?
Ancient Greek Galatia Sandals
I love a flat sandal, I love a black sandal, I love a strappy sandal. Since these tie in the back instead of buckle or snap, it'll also be way easier to adjust them perfectly.
Building Block Backpack
A couple weeks ago, I walked several blocks behind a girl carrying one of these, and it was so sleek and beautiful in person.
Clare V Leopard Simple Tote
I've loved this smaller version of the Simple Tote since it made its debut, and this fun little leopard version is my favorite one yet.
Coach Rexy Bag Charm
I love bag charms but have never bought one; these dino charms from Coach are so cool and intricate that I might take the plunge.
Dior Chromics Sunglasses
Dior makes all of my favorite sunglasses right now, and white pair feels particularly fresh for summer.
Gianvito Rossi Portofino Suede Sandals
Between Chrissy Teigen and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, I'm fully convinced of the virtues of Gianvito Rossi summer suede.
HD in Paris Alessia Lace Dress
A little black dress is always useful, and all-over lace lightens up the look for warm weather.
Mansur Gavriel Mini Lady Bag
I'm a longtime fan of Mansur Gavriel's bucket bags, and I like this color and size of the Lady so much that they just might be the way I branch out.
MCM Mini Milla Bag
I'm really into mini totes right now, in case that wasn't already clear.
Nike Air Force 1 Flyknit Sneakers
I've actually already ordered these. I have the all-black version, and the Flyknit material makes the sneaker light as a feather and totally non-bulky. Perfect for summer!
Peter Thomas Roth Strawberry Scrub Fruit Enzyme Polisher
My favorite facial exfoliator is from this brand, and this one for body (and face, if you're into that) gets very high marks. Gotta keep the arms and legs soft for the season.
Raquel Allegra Tie-Dyed Mini Dress
My favorite summer pieces are things that feel a little boho and a little goth. This one fits into that perfectly.
Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil
If there's anyone I trust to make my skin soft and sexy and wonderful-smelling, it's Tom Ford.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Bobby Dazzle
This shows up not as white, but as a totally sheer shimmer that doesn't look too glittery or frosted. It's your lips but better.
Zimmermann Harlequin Plunge Swimsuit
I'm strictly a one-piece girl, and this one is both classic and sexy.
Modernity at its purest with a sensual geometry is at the core of the newest Hervé Léger by Max Azria resort 2017 collection, which features both the French fashion house’s signature body-con and a few, super contemporary proposals that perfectly intertwine the label’s legacy with the hottest fashion trends of the moment.
When Max Azria relaunched the Hervé Léger brand back in April 2007, everybody was concerned about the label’s history and influence upon the fashion industry, wondering whether it marked the end of the era or not. Luckily, Azria was well aware of Hervé Léger’s importance not only in the industry but in pop culture as well. The French designer’s signature bandage-like strips have wrapped the bodies of some of the most influential personalities in the world, letting the wearers overwhelm the red carpets with a strong wave of self confidence.
Inspired from this legacy, creative director Lubov Azria focused on harmoniously cut pieces of fabrics, whether in the form of bondage strips or pleats, and geometric patterns to create her newest holiday-ready collection. The entire emphasis is placed on the hourglass silhouettes that sinuously and elegantly hug the bodies and elongate the figures.
The line-up’s color palette greatly helps the silhouettes to stand out even more, as Azria chose to counterbalance the grey, blue and overall cold-toned colors with the contrasting hems and warmer hues, such red and orange. What’s more intriguing, however, is the ample usage of nude colors, implemented either with shimmery strings of slightly darker-toned fabrics or with ombre patterns that keep up with the overall contrasting theme.
Such a contrasting theme is seen in the majority of silhouettes spotted in the collection, with the aforementioned sinuous hourglass designs giving enough room to explore the flared and peplum cuts as well. The many A-line and peplum shirts and skirts introduce another major theme exercised in the collection: the Nineties.
Thanks to the strategic cut-outs at the shoulders and the Americana necklines with laced-up embellishments, the Herve Leger by Max Azria resort 2017 collection takes us back to one of the most sensual decades of all, when some of the most notorious Herve Leger frocks were shown off by celebrities such as Tyra Banks, Elle Macpherson and Cindy Crawford.
Last but not least, given the fact that this resort 2017 collection comes just in time for next spring’s warmest days, Azria didn’t forget to add some swimwear proposals as well. The laced-up details and body-con versions of the one-piece will surely make those who love Herve Leger classics rejoice.
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So if you want to learn more about Celine Belt bag sizes and the differences between them, take a look here.
I think the main problem here is that different fashion sites and replica sites name these sizes differently.
There are already two Celine Belt bag replica reviews on the blog. One of them is really good and one of them is bad and the ironic thing is that both of them were bought from the same replica site, Bagaholics. You can already read more about how to spot a fake Celine Belt bag based on the serial number and a real vs fake Celine Belt bag comparison. So I’d say that anyone who is interested in this Celine replica can find enough information to make a good decision.
Celine Belt Bag Sizes
The only thing that was missing were the details on the Celine Belt bag sizes. There are not many details about this online, so here is what I was able to find out.
There are actually only two Celine Belt bag sizes:
Celine Mini Belt Bag – Size: 11′ x 9′ x 6′ inches
Celine Small Belt Bag – Size: 12′ x 9′ x 9′ inches
There is a site that mentions a third Celine Belt bag size, the Celine Medium Belt Bag with the following dimensions: 12.2′ x 9.44′ x 7.9′ inches. But this is not an official Celine size.
But don’t get fooled by their name. Because the difference between the two Celine Belt bag sizes is just an inch, so the Celine Mini Belt bag is not really a small bag. It is actually like the Celine Mini Luggage, a large tote. The good part is that it’s a bit less wide than the regular Belt bag.
I also took a look at some of my favorite sites for Celine knockoff bags to see what Celine Belt bag sizes they have in stock right now.
Some knockoff handbags sites don’t even mention the Celine Belt bag sizes they have in store. Some will feature Celine “classic” Belt tote and Mini, some will say “Celine Belt Original” and others will say Celine Belt bag and Celine Small Belt bag. It’s very confusing to tell the Celine Belt bag sizes based on these descriptions, which is why you need to check the dimensions if you want to figure out what size that bag actually is.
But there’s no need to panic, the truth is that there are no big differences between these sizes. Like I said, the Mini is will 1″ smaller in width than the original Celine Belt tote. The original Small Belt tote is actually the classic Belt bag and it’s 12′ x 9′ x 9′ inches. So don’t let this confuse you. Call it Small, call it regular, original or classic: it’s actually the same Celine Belt bag size!
But an important difference I think is that the Mini sizes comes with a shoulder strap while the Small doesn’t.
The only site that mentions the Celine Medium Belt bag is bragmybag.com. But other than this, all major fashion sites say there are two Celine Belt bag sizes and the official Celine site confirms it. So the two official sizes for this Celine bag are the Small and the Mini!
Now let’s see, why isn’t the Celine Belt bag as popular as the Mini Luggage or the Phantom? Well, many women say that it’s impractical even if it’s such a beautiful bag. The closure of the flap makes it difficult to open and close, which doesn’t make it the best choice for daily use. Others say that the closure doesn’t really bother you once you get used to it. It’s a matter of perspective. Still, many agree on the fact that even though they are tired of Celine, they would buy the Belt bag because it’s more understated.
Celine Belt Bag Pros and Cons
Pros: lightweight, spacious, understated, removable shoulder strap – only for the Mini, sturdy, holds its shape well, versatile.
Cons: no zipper pocket in the interior, annoying flap closure, hard to access; if you get it in smooth leather, it scratches easily; not very functional.
Hope this information will help you decide if this bag is right for you or not. Let me know if you need any more information!