I really discovered Oscar De La Renta collections while living in New York. Since then I became a huge fan of his work. Each of his collections was a wonderful tale that he narrated with such elegance and poesy. Almost every little girl (more…)
I visited a couple of times the Clearessence Hotel Spa, I was quite impressed by the service quality and the overall experience. Especially in a busy city like Lagos, sometimes you just need a little escape. Inspired by the Californian lifestyle, the boutique hotel is a peaceful place where you can eat healthy dishes, drink fresh fruit juices and pamper yourself. The spa which is nested in a beautiful garden, offers a large range of luxurious treatments: from different sorts of massages, facials*, body treatments to mani pedi you can be sure you will feel relaxed and refreshed after a little visit!
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Here is my recap for Paris Collections, there is so much to say but I just selected the most striking moments for me. First, Givenchy was my favourite show. I’m crazy about tight over the knee boots so when combined to leather laced up the result is just spectacular, plus the pairing with the warrior princess dresses and sexy black jumpsuits is to die for! I’m really starting to be into the Hedi Slimane revamping of the Saint Laurent house. In this particular collection there was a certain nostalgia of 70’s rock glam groupies hanging out on L.A’s Sunset strip, oh and don’t get me started on those hats and platform shoes… Dries Van Noten collection made me think of fabrics brought back from a trip to India but chosen with a lot of delicacy. The silhouette was flowy, with a rich palette of organza, brocades, satin colours and patterns. I felt at peace when looking at those feather weight silk chiffon tanks, dresses and silk pyjamas pants, pure happiness. The new Paris sensation, Jacquemus, is most definitely one to watch. I believe it’s only his second or third season showing but we already get a good sense of who the Jacquemus girl is. She ‘s a “Femme enfant”, who is not conscious of her sensuality and the power she has on others. The looks I like the most were the big stripes structured biais skirts worn with bikini tops over men’s white shirts. One of the other highlight of Paris week was Jean Paul Gaultier presenting his last ready to wear collection, the show was full of references: Miss France committee former chairman, Genevieve De Fontenay, soccer players wives, mexican wrestlers, famous fashion editors, elderly women turned beauty pageant queens, like we say in French it was a grand “n’importe quoi” (meaning a big mess) and that’s probably where reside his genius. When you are Jean Paul Gaultier, one of the most influential and avant garde designer of his generation, and it’s your last collection I guess you can afford to do whatever the hell you want!