01.10.12

Carven Spring 2013

When we think of Guillaume Henry‘s Carven, we think of cute, whimsical dresses and his signature Peter Pan collars, but for Spring 2013 he gave us those things and so much more.

That’s because the Carven girl has grown up. She now wears chic suits, tailored blazers and longer skirts.

Heart-shaped motifs were either laser cut into sharp blazers or embroidered into dresses, to ensure that the newly grown up Carven girl still has a playful edge.

On a Fall-like colour palette of black, navy, grey and maroon, the collection brightened up midway through with a selection of prints before moving on to shades of nude and beige.

Dresses had cool cut-outs, fit-and-flare silhouettes, tea-lengths and long-sleeved shifts.

I particularly loved the laser-cut leather pieces for an edgier flare and the midriff baring A-line dresses.

Key accessories included chunky ankle strap platforms, platform loafers and leather clutch.

Front Row: Anna Wintour, Dree Hemingway and Anna Dello Russo

Favourites: Printed strapless dress and embroidered blue dress with cut-out detail

Who I Would Like To See Wearing This Collection: Alexa Chung, Michelle Williams, Solange Knowles, Emilia Clarke, Miranda Cosgrove, Kate Perry, Jessica Chastain, Cameron Diaz, Michelle Dockery, Dree Hemingway and Datoka Fanning

Alexa Chung In Carven – Elle Fashion | Next Show

Alexa Chung made an appearance at the Elle Fashion Next Show during New York Fashion Week on Friday.

The British TV presenter and writer wore a white dress from Carven’s Resort 2013 collection.

If I had seen this dress on a hanger matched with the Charlotte Olympia flamingo raffia clutch and nude Mary-Janes, I would’ve known instantly that this was an Alexa Chung outfit.

It’s a cute look, but predictable – right down to her tousled dip-dyed hair.

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Fergie In Carven – Crustacean Restaurant

Fergie and husband Josh Duhamel were spotted leaving the Crustacean restaurant in Beverly Hills, California, yesterday after lunch.

The singer was nice enough to stop and take pictures with a few fans that were waiting outside.

I hope none of them lied to her by saying they liked her outfit.

OK, so the pieces separately are fine, but together it’s a bit of a disaster.

Fergie wore a Carven brown blouse with the brand’s signature twisted front, which isn’t very flattering on the singer considering her ample chest. It looks like she tried to strap down her boobs.

I see where she was going with the orange blazer as it offsets the orange hue on her Carven Resort 2012 mountain-print shorts, but between the twisted top and the blazer, the look just feels top heavy.

She accessorized with a Goyard shoulder bag plus a cream Louis Vuitton bag, aviator shades and brogues with a striped platform.

Love or loathe?

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Miranda Cosgrove In Juicy Couture & Carven – CBS’ Teacher’s Rock Special Live Concert

Miranda Cosgrove hit the red carpet on Tuesday to celebrate CBS’ Teacher’s Rock Special Live Concert held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in California.

The young actress wore a cute Juicy Couture ‘Eton’ plaid sleeveless top with a rivet-encrusted collar, which she paired with a Carven black leather circle skirt.

Black and gold trimmed bow-accented Sergio Rossi slingbacks and Loree Rodkin gold bangles accessorized her look.

We don’t often see Miranda in cutesy dresses, so this cool, relaxed look – which almost has a back-to-school feel to it – is perfect and age-appropriate for her.

Loose waves and a nude lip colour completed her look.

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Michelle Williams In Carven – Out In New York City

Michelle Williams and her boyfriend Jason Segel were spotted out shopping in New York City wearing matching sneakers yesterday.

The actress was back in Manhattan after a brief visit to San Diego where she attended Comic-Con 2012 to promote her new movie, ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’.

I love her Carven Resort 2012 dress. Guillaume Henry pieces always seem to tell a story. In this case, the print reads like a vacation in the Swiss Alps.

The look works better without a belt, don’t you think?

Black shades and a black bag completed her look.

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Emma Stone In Carven – ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Cast Visit The Empire State Building

Just when I thought we were going to have an Emma Stone-less day, the actress continued promoting her new movie, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ at the Empire State Building in New York City with her co-stars this afternoon.

Emma looked delightful wearing a Carven Pre-Fall 2012 dress.

Her draped front, electric blue dress features a white Peter Pan collar, button down detail, long sleeves and a slight flare in the skirt.

Of all the non-premiere looks for this promo tour, this is my favourite alongside the Rue de Mail.

Nude Christian Louboutin ‘Pigalle’ pumps and dalla nonna jewels completed her look.

You can buy Emma’s Carven dress from Bergdorf Goodman.

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Bérénice Bejo In Carven – Romy Schneider And Patrick Dewaere Awards 2012

Bérénice Bejo attended the Romy Schneider And Patrick Dewaere Awards 2012 at Hotel Shangri-La in Paris, France, yesterday evening.

The actress, who was the master of ceremonies during Cannes Film Festival, wore a Carven Spring 2012 look.

I’m sure you are very familiar with this multi-colour print by now, as it has been worn by Beyonce Knowles, Jessica Alba, Charlene Choi and Lily Collins.

Bérénice styled her pink collar shirt with a Carven skirt with a ruffle detail.

Black Jimmy Choo sandals and wavy locks completed her look.

I may have missed this look had the shirt not caught my eye.

You can buy Bérénice Carven shirt from Browns Fashion and farfetch.com.

Her Carven skirt is also available from farfetch.com.

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