forte_forte’s newly opened Parisian boutique
is located at 11 Rue de Grenelle
LA FEMME PRADA
"As an olfactory chimera, La Femme Prada is an invitation to emotion. Straying from fragrance’s more familiar routes, a sultry journey is evoked by its frangipani wake. This solar note, a hyper-sensual floral, evokes the dewy humidity associated with the faraway flower. The note is interwoven with ylang-ylang, its spice made smooth with beeswax, vanilla and tuberose. A distilled vetiver finishes the fragrance, grounding and rounding its feel."
"L’Homme Prada is a fragrance of pairs, of doubles, of juxtapositions and layers. The classic codes of the male fougère are all present in neroli, geranium and patchouli. Yet the interchangeable male/female prada signatures are present, too, in the shape of iris and amber, the principal elements. It is a mix that is both airy and yet purposefully, highly sensual."
AN EDITORIAL COLLABORATION
Featuring pieces from the Fall 2015 Ready-To-Wear Collection
At the very mention of CHANEL to just about anyone, I’ve noticed three consecutive reflexes: eyes grow wide, body language confirms familiarity and declarations are made, usually involving the word, “love.” Chanel's name alone evokes an image of classicism, romanticism, independence, and timelessness. It evokes devotion, it evokes love.
Allow me to follow suit, because I am no exception. I love Chanel. I mean, really love. It commands my undivided attention.
So, after years of watching every Coco & Karl documentary I could get my hands on; admiring each ready-to-wear, resort and couture collection via youtube; and essentially becoming a walking "Chanelopedia," one can only imagine how wide MY eyes grew when an opportunity to creative direct and style an editorial shoot with Chanel came to fruition. For me, this was the ultimate. An accolade so high on my life's resume, it couldn't be topped.
Still Life Collaboration with Kim Keever
It has been made quite clear over the past few fashion seasons that along with every new collection comes some form of extreme (unfavorable) weather. This time around it was a rainy and gloomy Paris what made us seek a Spring escape -even if it meant sheltering altogether from the outside world.
forte_forte made this all much easier with their dreamy spring/summer '18 collection; smooth silks and airy linens made us forget about the unwelcoming weather and keeps allowing us to find the best kept hidden location throughout the City of Lights.
PHOTOGRAPHY: IULIA MATEI
INTERIORS: MAISON MARGIELA BOUTIQUE
803 Greenwich St, New York City
Entry upon a Maison Margiela boutique anywhere in the world is an atmospheric, sensory experience all on its own. Prior to reaching eagerly for runway look number 7 for example, I cannot help but notice subtle injections of House codes and mathematical beauty from every angle. My visual exploration of MM's Greenwich Street boutique interiors, nestled seamlessly into the heart of NYC's West Village, was both fascinating and fantastical. The amount of disproportionate satisfaction I derive from compositional discovery, perfection, and capture is no secret, so let's just say I was well fed in this House....
CREATIVE DIRECTION: SOPHIA MACKS
PHOTOGRAPHY: SPENCER KOHN
As we packed up all our sundresses and soaked in the last few days of summer, fall got ahead of us and made an early appearance just in time for Paris Fashion Week. It couldn't be a more perfect time as I switch up my closet with cozy sweaters and warm coats.
forte_forte plays a main wardrobe role once again, this time featuring their new fall/winter collection --Onirich Rhapsody. A perfect Parisian fit for any location and occasion, and just the right coat for each. I could spend all day snuggled up in their softest fabrics as I make my way from one show onto the next.
Fashion Month may be over, but style carries on as I make my way back to New York --and with it all of my forte_forte ensembles.
PHOTOGRAPHY: PAIGE CAMPBELL LINDEN & DANIELA CASADO