Givenchy Couture Fall 2016 Looks from Menswear Runway Show

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Givenchy is slowly getting us used to its It-squad of supermodels that strives to change the way we treat fashion (like we did in the Nineties), and the latest Givenchy Couture fall 2016 collection’s runaway show is here to prove it once again. The show reminded us also of another trend that could become a common practice in the near future: showcasing men’s and womenswear line-ups together.

Givenchy Couture Fall 2016 Collection

Riccardo Tisci unveiled both his Givenchy spring 2017 menswear and the Givenchy Couture fall 2016 womenswear collections together in Paris, and all the looks showcased perfectly recalled the iconic, edgy approach the Italian designer loves to take when it comes to haute couture.

As for the models, who had the chance to be the first to wear Tisci’s couture creations, Kendall Jenner, Mariacarla Boscono, Irina Shayk and Bella Hadid were asked to join the catwalk along with Lea T, Joan Smalls, Natalia Vodianova and Yasmin Wijnaldum. Powerful and iconic, the squad features both longtime catwalk habitué Shayk and newly acclaimed models, such as Gigi Hadid’s sister Bella, whose first ever runaway experience was Chanel’s couture show back in January.

Tisci also tapped transgender model Lea T to walk for his show, who, besides being one of the most iconic and beloved models of the moment, reminds us about Tisci’s commitment in making the industry a more inclusive and accepting environment indeed.

As for the looks we spotted at the show, the overall theme was all about the Twenties and Thirties, with looks that combined gender-bender patterns with evening outfits that channeled pure femininity and elegance. All of the looks created an intriguing contrast with the men’s collection, the warrior-like ensembles and overall black and military green color palette of which gave the whole show a sort of street-wear and slightly futuristic allure that was a pure pleasure to watch.

Givenchy Couture Fall 2016 Collection

Although greatly varying in style, all of the aforementioned models wore one thing in common: ladylike drop earrings with gem embellishments. Although small details, these accessories enhanced the models’ facial features, just like the side-parted, super-sleek hairstyles with an edgy wet effect.

Jenner’s look kind of recalled Kris Jenner’s Great Gatsby themed birthday party. Still, at Tisci’s runaway show Kendall was seen showing off a more ladylike dress with frilled details and a one-shoulder neckline that got revamped with a modern black pattern underneath. A more mannish design was instead Shayk’s choice, whose embellished coat was one of the collection’s key staples.

Sweetheart necklines, wrapped tops and quirky shirtdresses were some of the most noteworthy designs at the show, with ties keeping the attention high on the whole gender-bender theme.

Givenchy Couture Fall 2016 Collection

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This Blue Gucci Dionysus GG Blooms Bag is Making Me Feel the Opposite of Blue

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Right off the bat you know I love Gucci. I loved the bags before Alessandro took over including theBamboo, Jackie Soft, and Lady Web and I’ve been on the edge of my seat with the new direction especially fond of the Dionysus. I wasn’t sure until I laid my hands on a Dionysus just how amazing it really was. In pictures the bag is pretty and different but when you actually get to try it out, you may find yourself just as in love as I am.

Many more Gucci bags have come onto the scene and there are plenty that I love, but I haven’t purchased a Dionysus yet and I can’t seem to stop checking them out when I spot one. This version, the Gucci Dionysus GG Blooms Bag in blue, stopped me in my tracks and had me doing many double takes. While I haven’t seen this exact version in person, I am really intrigued. While many of these bags do feature the GG supreme canvas print, this bag stands out because the GG’s are in a deep blue. Typically you’ll find them in classic Gucci brown which coincides with the tan canvas, but the blue is something different.

I ended up loving the Blooms Print Dionysus when we first photographed it, it really stood out in person. The cool thing is there’s blue suede trim peeking out, hand-painted edges, and the blooms print on the front and back of the bag. Antiqued silver hardware doesn’t distract and the chain strap can easily be doubled or worn longer, whichever you choose. On the inside you’ll find suede lining and a center zip compartment, which allows for easy internal separation. Overall dimensions are 8″H x 12″W x 4″D and simply put this bag is just lovely. I’ve come back to the Dionysus so many times that I think I’m trying to tell myself something: pick one already and buy it. Buy this version via Neiman Marcus for $2,400.

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FENDI DOTCOM RUFFLE BAG

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The Fendi Dotcom Bag is back on the block but this time with more edge, sophistication and style. You might think it quite looks similar and resemble the original version but look again as this one comes with the ruffled details in front.

This Fendi Dotcom Ruffle Bag sure looks like the bag to beat. Stylish, funky and modern, this bag still has the same front hole for attaching included pouch but the ruffle detail on the front panel made all the difference.

It has a single leather top handle perfect for carrying it by the hand and a detachable leather shoulder strap if you feel like wearing it over your shoulder. The top zip closure on the other hand gives you easy access.

It’s kind of brilliant – the front hole is made for attaching a pouch bag, which is included in the interior. There is also a front zip pocket and two internal patch pockets inside. And obvious, the bag is big enough to carry all your daily essentials.

It measures 24 x 30 x 14 (H x W x D) cm and is priced $3150 USD or €2400 euro via Luisa via Roma.

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Porsche and Chopard honor Le Mans with limited edition time pieces

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The bezel is studded with eight blackened screws while the crown is fashioned to resemble a steering wheel. The dial is flanked by two distinctly red rubber pushers. The car analogy is taken further in the case middle, which is made to resemble the cooling fins in the car’s engine.
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The watch is powered by a Chopard Caliber 03.05M. Other important features include a 60-minute power reserve and a flyback function. The mechanical self-winding chronograph movement has been COSC certified. The very rare blend of endurance racing and time-telling will retail for about $14,370.

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CHANEL JEWELRY BOXES

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Chanel Large Jewelry Box
Style code: A80632
Size: 5.5′ x 22′ x 9.3′ inches
Price: Unknown

“I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit”, a quote aptly put by Michael Kors. Now the problem is, how will you be able to store all those fine pieces of jewelries you’ve had and keep them in tiptop shape? Well, look no further as this large quilted jewelry box from Chanel will do the perfect job.

The combination of quilted leather effect and the nubuck suede lining all its jewelry trays exudes that luxurious touch. It screams Chanel luxurious touch, to be exact.

If you love to invest on a treasure chest, this one might be the perfect fit for you. It has those lovely pearl-tipped drawer pulls that make this jewelry box irresistible to open. You’ll definitely look forward to opening this treasure trove as you decide which pieces of jewellery you’d like to wear on any given day.

All of these jewelry boxes are made from lambskin, but just take a quick glance, doesn’t it make your heart melt?

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Chanel Jewelry Box
Style code: A80629
Size: 4.7′ x 13.1′ x 7.5′ inches
Price: €5500 euro

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Chanel Mini Jewelry Box
Style code: A80631
Size: 3.5′ x 8.7′ x 5.3′ inches
Price: €3600 euro

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Chanel Small Jewelry Box
Style code: A80630
Size: 3.9′ x 11.5′ x 6.5′ inches
Price: €4700 euro

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How To Check Gucci Authenticity: A Few Starting Points

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There are a lot of fake Gucci bags online given the fact that they are so sought-after nowadays. So either if you’re looking for the real deal or good Gucci replica bags, I think these Gucci authenticity tips will help you out.

Gucci Authenticity – Common Features

First of all, let’s start with the inside tag. All Gucci bags except the vintage ones feature a leather inside tag with the “Gucci Made in Italy” stamp on it and a registered trademarked circled “R”. So getting to know the font, deepness, spacing, positioning of the logo and that of the circled R really well will prove to be extremely useful for many Gucci styles. First of all, you need to make sure the font is correct and that the letters don’t touch each other. And here’s an interesting Gucci authenticity tip: the left side of the “U” in Gucci should be thicker than the right. But you should also check the letters “G” and the two Cs carefully.

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Another interesting thing about this leather tab/label is that the seams across it match the color of the lining, not the color of the leather! But on any other leather trim on the bag the stitching should match the color of the leather.

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The serial number should be on the back of this leather tabs and feature two rows of 6 numbers that are embossed close together. Make sure both rows are centered. Again, this rule does not apply to vintage Gucci bags!

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Gucci Serial Number Font and Format

Gucci replica bags have really blossomed this year, with all the new beautiful designs that have been released. The already iconic Dionysus bag, the Sylvie bag, the GG Marmont bag or the Gucci Padlock bag and all their numerous variations are some of the most coveted replica bags of the moment.

As I’ve told you before, if you’re trying to learn more about Gucci authenticity, the first site you should start your research with is the official Gucci site. They are quite generous with the pictures they show of each bag, which is really useful if you want to study the details of a certain Gucci bag.

If you are interested in Monogram Gucci bags, then the first thing you need to check is the Monogram GG canvas, of course. And here are some Gucci authenticity tips for you: even though the two Gs face each other and are really close, they should not be touching. Then you can notice that the horizontal line of each G forms a shape that looks like a triangle (reversed for the left G).

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The same rules apply to the Gucci Guccissima leather as well. But please take into account that even though some guides say that the Monograms should line up even where the sides are stitched together, this is not true (just like in the case of the Monogram LV bags). What is true though is that the GGs will be the same throughout the handbag, which means the letters will have the same size, shape and font.

Here’s the bottom of the Gucci GG Supreme duffle bag. Notice how the monograms don’t line up around the stitching? Just so you know, I took the photo from the official Gucci site:

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Authentic Gucci GG Supreme Duffle – Monogram Are Not Symmetric

I know there are a lot of articles on how to check Gucci authenticity online and that can be confusing. Please keep in mind that many of these guides were written years ago, so some of the information there might not apply to new Gucci styles. Let’s take the fake Gucci duffle bag for example because I know this is still one of the most popular styles from the brand.

Finding cheap Gucci luggage used to be easier before for a reason. The Gucci Duffle bag made of canvas had textile lining and therefore the costs were not very high either. But things are different with the new Gucci duffle bags. The interior is made from “microfiber lining with a suede-like finish” which is harder to copy and also more expensive. So if you’re looking for cheap Gucci luggage, maybe you should stick to the older pieces.

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You should, of course, check to see if the stitching is smooth and even. If you find uneven or sloppy stitching, the bag is probably a fake. Another general Gucci authenticity tip is to check the hardware engravings: clasps, zippers, bottom stud, hooks or any other engraved piece of hardware. The engraving should be clean, clear and the weight of the hardware is also important because authentic Gucci hardware is made of solid metal, so it should be on the heavy side. Needless to say that authentic Gucci hardware doesn’t rust or chip off.

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I’m sorry I wasn’t able to offer more tips on Gucci authenticity for vintage bags. But I don’t feel like I have enough information, so I think it’s the right thing to do.

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