Hidden Messages and Man Repeller

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Hello my lovely readers! So before you go ahead and throw a shoe at me yelling "you promised us full fashion week coverage!", I'm here to tell you that I can explain.

My mom came to visit Paris for the first time during this lovely, hectic, and VERY important week, and being the good daughter that I am, I accommodated her and took her to lunch, and museums and palaces, and all the things good hosts do. 

Nevertheless, I'm here to bring you coverage from the last show I attended which was Valentin Yudashkin. 

The fashion week presentation of the Valentin Yudashkin SS18 collection was the first of their shows that I have ever attended, and I fell in love with their SS18 collection. I saw many pieces which I would love to add to my personal wardrobe for a trip to the Amalfi Coast, or even back in the Caribbean in the future.

Their opening piece to the collection was strong, and easily my first favourite of the collection (Check out those awesome sunglasses!). I found that many of the pieces were astoundingly similar to my personal summer style and that of when I lived in the Caribbean.  I love that some of the pieces of this season's collection are those that I can see easily fitting into my personal wardrobe, but would also work for women who have a sense of style totally opposite of mine.

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  What stood out to me the most were the colours in the collection. This year, the two most impressionable colours in my wardrobe were the bold primary colours yellow and red. The designers incorporated these two colours throughout 85 percent of their collection, combining them with whites, nudes, and sometimes green; creating buoyant and billowy dresses perfect for a warm summer evening (shown here), beautiful evening gowns and cocktail dresses in the eye catching colours of red, orange and yellow (shown here and here).

Not only did they create pieces for the timelessly chic woman (look 1 & look 2 ), but for the more sportive woman ( look 1 , look 2, look 3 ).

The sunglasses showcased in the collection encapsulated a look of the late 60s to early 70s, and reminded me of an editorial image done by Irving Penn for Vogue US in 1968. Accompanied by extravagantly brimmed woven hats; also seen in the Jacquemus collection, these conspicuously round shaped sunglasses are a massive trend for SS 18. It's no surprise, as these sunglasses have been dancing around on social media for some time, and have also been a big trend in the collections for Italian brands such as Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana

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For this show, I wore a large turtleneck sweater (here), with a pair of shorts since it was a little warm that day. I began to ponder, somewhat, my decision on the sweater after having been seated in a very warm room waiting for the show to commence. Accessorising with only dropping earrings from Six and a vintage cross-body bag, my outfit was complete, so much that I was photographed by Simon Chetrit for Man Repeller's article "The Best Of Paris Fashion Week Street Style So Far"! OH MY GOSH! I KNOW RIGHT?! I was absolutely shocked when I found out, and it definitely made my day (Thanks for telling me Alexandra!). 

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Ending on that exciting piece of news, I leave you all this evening, (or morning, in my case) and I hope that you all have a great day, no matter which time zone you are in at this present moment. 

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I love you all very much and am very thankful for the support thus far! Thank you so much for sticking with me, and I hope that our relationship stays compact like cement ;) 

Until next time; A bientôt! 




PS: The "hidden message"  was in the photo of the wall of pixels. Upon taking these photos, I realised that it carried the message: "No one is born hating another because of the colour of his skin". I thought it was a great photo opportunity and message to share with you all in light of everything happening recently.

PSS: Did you know that you can click on the pink highlighted words, and it would take you to the page I'm referring to? Try it out!

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