Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Elie Saab Haute Couture S/S 2011

hôtel de mode favourite - obsessed with splits in long dresses & skirts at the moment!

So sweet

Oh that beading!

Stunning V back & train

Elis Saab Haute Couture S/S 2011

My favourite haute couture designer has to be Elie Saab. Season after season he comes up with the most glamourous yet sophisticated gowns. This collection is everything that I love - lace, beading & sheer fabrics teamed with simple hair & makeup. Loving the colour pallet too. I love getting all dressed up and glamourous - any excuse will do! Right now I'm obsessed with splits in long dresses and skirts and am looking for something of the like for a few upcoming events. I'm well and truly over the mini trend. Nothing like getting a little fashion inspiration from the Paris haute couture shows...

Pics from Knight Cat, {this is glamorous}, Studded Hearts & Others

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Jill Stuart Fall 2011 | New York Fashion Week

Jill Stuart Fall 2011

This is my favourite look from Jill Stuart's Fall collection. It's super cute, yet sexy. Loving the combination of the red wrap dress, teamed with the brown fur scarf, & black booties with socks. Hurry up Sydney winter - not that the weather is exactly summery at the moment anyway!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Wishing all of hôtel de mode's followers & visitors a very happy Valentines Day! I hope you all have a wonderful day with the people you love whether its that special someone or an amazing friend. Maybe Valentines Day has become very commercial, however I still think it's a fabulous opportunity to be thankful for those people who are also there to show you love and kindness.

Lots of love,
Mademoiselle Stefani

A little Valentines Day montage:

Love Actually Opening Monologue on Vimeo.
Opening scene from my favourite romantic comedy

Perhaps Disney has given me unrealistic expectations about love....

If only I could find a straight guy that loves reading Vogue as much as me....

Pics from Le Love, We Heart It, Oh Fashion Model, Detour Through Wonderland & Tumblr

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Jason Wu Fall 2011 | New York Fashion Week

 Loving the lace detail on the sweater for a sophisticated, yet still rather relaxed look.

 Dot stocking are now on my fall shopping list.

 DIY idea - Add a bow ribbon around the neck around a shirt or blouse.

 Adorable! Loving the lace across the face too.

 Ah that coat!

 The perfect silhouette

Jason Wu Fall 2011

I could spend all day looking at this collection. It's as though all my favourites have been combined - delicate lace, Swarovski crystals, ostrich feathers, silk blouses, high waited skirts, thin-belted waists, blazers & chic court shoes. Jason Wu's fall collection is sophisticated & dramatic, yet very wearable. It's rare I find a collection where I love and would wear every look. I'm feeling incredibly inspired and excited for the cooler months ahead! Definitely one of my favourite collections for the fall season. 

Monday, February 7, 2011

Behati Prinsloo in Vogue Turkey

 My fav shot - love love love the Celine shoes & bag!!!

Behati Prinsloo
Photographed by Mariano Vivianco
Vogue Turkey

Isn't Behati just stunning? She looks fab in this editorial appearing in Vogue Turkey which I have noticed has some of the most amazing fashion editorials of late. I love all the colour blocking in the shoot, particularly the red Celine bag and Pierre Hardy wedge shoes. Behati's voluminous hair style is so chic too.

Colour Fiesta

Alina Baikova
Photographed by Nicole Bentley
Vogue Australia March 2011

The title "Colour Fiesta" sums this shoot up perfectly. Despite being a person who has a wardrobe which is largely made up of black, this shoot has inspired me to inject some serious colour into my wardrobe. Further, it has confirmed that I simply must buy a red lipstick with an orange hue! Nicole Bentley is a fabulous photographer. Her photos always have a softness about them, uncommon to high fashion editorials.
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