Friday, October 24, 2014

In Memorian of Oscar de la Renta - The Man Who Made Women Beautiful

Oscar de la Renta


As many people in the fashion industry, or simply just fashion admirers, I am deeply saddened by the loss of Oscar de la Renta.
Along with Valentino, Christian Lacroix and Karl Lagerfeld, he has been my favorite designer for many years.


Oscar de la Renta


I wrote so many posts about him, I think I mentioned no other designer more often on my 'Look of the Week'-series.
- My Oscar de la Renta-inspired thigh high boots.
- A December-edition of 'Look of the Week'.
- A post about exquisite gowns, featuring many by Oscar.


Oscar de la Renta
Carrie Bradshaw's iconic Oscar de la Renta dress.

Even though I was never fortunate enough to own one of his pieces, I have a fond memory of de la Renta's fashion;

Just last week when I went to Budapest, I entered a department store heaven that was 4 levels high with dozens of high-end brands,
yet still my favorite piece of the entire store was a embroided teal Oscar de la Renta dress.
I told my boyfriend if I could have just 1 thing in the store, it would be that dress.


Oscar de la Renta


And the many hours spent browsing his collections on Style.com.
He was always in my top 5 favorite designers. Definitely number 1 favorite American designer.


His last collection, Spring 2015:

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2015

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2015

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2015


Resort 2015:

Oscar de la Renta Resort 2015


One of my all-time favorite shows, Spring 2014:

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2014

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2014

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2014


Goodbye dear Oscar.
You will be missed and thought of often.

Your fan,

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

French Madame in Mykonos, Greece

Remember when I created an imaginary Christmas wish list in 2013? Remember I hoped to see Santorini and the rest of Greece in 2014?

Well... it happened! Following the law of attraction, I guess you could say
it manifested in my life (as well as a few other things on my wishlist).

Before I show to you the stunning Santorini, here are my vacation photos of Mykonos,
which was just as beautiful!


Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, Greece

I love that Mykonos city is right by the water and has a few sandy beaches.

Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, Greece

All of the luxury yachts and cruise ships were a pleasure to see.

Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, Greece

The iconic Grecian mills.

Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, Greece

I love the streets of Mykonos.

Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, Greece


I also visited Rhodes, Athens, Napflion, and Katakalon.
And am embarrassed to say I'm booking another Greece getaway in October to Crete!

Grecian Goodbye,


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Couture Fashion Week in Paris

Twice a year, Paris transforms into the glitterati capital of the world
and showcases Couture fashion of the leading designers.

Unfortunately, not receiving any invitation ;) to the shows,
I'm making a show right here on FrenchMadame.com!

Let's start with my favorite:


Chanel

Chanel Couture

Chanel Couture

Chanel Couture

Chanel Couture

Chanel Couture

Chanel Couture

Every pieces is as stunning as the other. I love the Chanel suits, but the train of the wedding gown is truly magnificent!


Next, a little Italian flavor:
Armani Privé

Armani Privé

Armani Privé

Armani Privé


And the ever-dreamy silhouettes from
Christian Dior

Dior Couture

Dior Couture

Dior Couture

Lots of regal ball gowns and floor-length coats.


Did you catch some of Couture fashion week in Paris?

Au Revoir,

Friday, May 9, 2014

In a New York State of Mind

For some reason my mind keeps wandering to my New York trip I took a few years ago.
I've been watching several NYC-based movies (The Great Gatsby, You've Got Mail) and
television series (Sex and the City) to relive some of the scenes that I actually saw in real life.

Help!
I'm desperate for traveling back to the States, and my plans to re-visit
change every year... :(

I guess for the upcoming year, I'll have to satisfy myself with my pictures from 2009.
Here's what I miss:


The vivid Times Square.
Times Square


The gorgeous sceneries and views in Central Park.
Central Park


Central Park


Central Park


These stunning homes on the Upper West Side.
Upper West Side


Getting the "good bagels" from H&H Bagels.
H&H Bagels


Beautiful street view from the Plaza hotel.
Plaza Hotel


And the Flatiron building.
Flatiron Building


After reporting about the 2014 Met Gala, I miss the Metropolitan Museum.
Metropolitan Museum


And its American Wing in it.
Metropolitan Museum


I miss quirky SoHo.
SoHo


And stopping by Tast-D-Lit (several times a day).
Tasti D Lite


And Crumbs Bakery.
Crumbs Bakery


But most of all, I miss the iconic view of the city skyline - which has never left me.
Manhattan Skyline


Have you been to NYC, French Madame followers?