Lanvin arrives in H&M on the 23rd of November and I am more than a little bit excited. I have been looking forward to this for a while but if, unlike me, you aren't sure what all the fuss is about I implore you to watch this video. Epic is the only word.
This is my new winter label, I want to swan into my office looking like this beauty from the Carven A/W10/11 Look Book.
Carven is a much underrated French fashion house that began in Couture in the 1940s, being one of the first fashion houses to dress actresses and royalty for red carpet events. In 2009 it came under the direction of Guillaume Henry who relaunched the label as a chic and desirable RTW collection that draws on its heritage but never looks back.
I particularly like the delicate mix of coquettish secretary and saucy temptress;
It may sound like I am being biased or overtly patriotic but my love for Tati Cotliar stems from more than our shared Argentine heritage...promise. I have in fact been following this stunning lady ever since I saw her strut her stuff down the catwalk at LFW in February, and since then this beauty has been making loud, crashing, splashy waves in the fashion world.
Further more she is very lovely. I was luckily able to chat to her and take her photo when I spotted outside Somerset House in February and even though I could see (from the crumpled A to Z in her hands) that she was rushing off to another show she still stopped and gave a nobody like me a little time. Plus she was funny; funny, sweet and beautiful it is an all powerful combination.
I think I love her and want to be her in almost equal measures.