Fancy a drop of sake? Guests were greeted by kimono-wearing Japanese waitresses at Olympia Le-Tan‘s “Sentimental Journey” SS16 show, setting the theme for the designer’s most Oriental-inspired show to date. Even if her creations have always verged on the “kawai” (“cute” in Japanese), a step further is taken this season, with models holding My Melody embroidered clutches, created with Japanese retailer Sanrio (founder of the Hello Kitty franchise). Count on the silhouettes to inject a welcome dose of chic – red tights, nipped-in waists, kimono sleeves and tethering heels were deeply sensual, yet nostalgic : Le-Tan’s collection was conceived in memory of the famous Hotel Okura, recently demolished. FB
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Accessories so shiny you can actually check your makeup in them? We’re in! Especially when they are by cool London brand Marques’Almeida, a favourite amongst the city’s fiercest party girls. Perfect to dance the night away!
Gold leather mules, metallic green leather handbag and coin purse, metallic blue leather wallet, all Marques’Almeida. Photo by Olivia da Costa for Please! Magazine 18
Posted 2 days ago.
Who knew rainwear could be twisted this much? Vinyl one-piece suits, all-in-one trenchcoats, bondage-inspired bodycon dresses… Wanda Nylon’s first fashion show, after a couple of seasons of presentations, was pretty intense. In the former Elysée Montmartre concert hall, which burned down a couple of years ago, guests were asked to wear fun Wanda-emblazoned hard hats – builder chic! Our favourite parts of the shows? The ace soundtrack (Jackson & His Computer Band), the catwalk return of pretty little Charlotte Free, and designer Johanna Senyk’s victory dance at the end of the show. Good vibes all around! FB
Posted 5 days ago.
Stuck at the office while everyone is out enjoying fashion week? (Trust us, it’s still hard work!) The rainbow-hued faux-fur Shrimps clutch is sure to give you an instant mood-boost!
“I Don’t Want To Work in an Office Later”, shot by Olivia da Costa for Please! Magazine 18
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Instagram artist Manchi (@worldmanchi)’s creations are at once playful, whimsical, and just a bit esoteric. We love how he/she (the user’s identity remains completely mysterious) bases his art on everyday imagery, the well-used emojis, to create meaning – or complete lack of it. Fiercely surrealistic, and so very 2015.
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Feeding the ducks in Regent’s Park, stopping for ice cream in Marylebone, strolling through Primhose Hill, running for the bus on Oxford Street… All this wearing one of the strongest shoes of the season, classically elegant with a 2015 twist: the Chanel two-tone shoe, elevated to a mid-heel for autumn-winter. The epitome of chic for a stylish walk round London!
“The Two-Tone Shoes” – directed by Olivia da Costa, art direction by Please More Shoooes (Olivia da Costa and Mathilde Toulot), editing by Edouard Mailaender.
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