I always look forward so much to the Dior show, since it never ever disappoints (proof: Maria Grazia Chiuri's first collection only a few months ago, and the amazing Haute Couture show earlier this year). I was particularly excited this year, as we decided to make it our very first show of this FW edition! We started off our day in beautiful Paris with my favourite tradition to celebrate our excitement: a decadent brunch. And since I'm eating for 2 these days, we went all out at the beautiful Nolinski hotel, with eggs, fresh pastries and baguettes, fruit tea and freshly squeezed orange juice. So good!
Needless to say there was some (a lot of) outfit stress due to my popping baby bump. To cut it short, basically nothing fits me anymore! :) I initially wanted to go with a flowy chiffon dress and trench coat, but eventually opted for a black Designer's Remix sweater (with super flattering cut-outs at the shoulders), cropped Levi's jeans (yes, totally from the men's collection), a red oversized leather jacket from Jamie Wei Huang (officially obsessed), and white Dior kitten heels. I chose a red-and-white bag from The Volon, my Céline sunnies, and Kasha Bali choker to complete the look.
From the moment we arrived the inspiration for the collection was crystal clear: the colour blue! The Musée Rodin bathed in this gorgeous navy blue hue, that according to Christian Dior himself "is the only colour which can ever compete with black, since it has all the same qualities". Smoke and a soothing repetitive soundtrack covered the runway in a mysterious atmosphere. And who knew I could ever love a dark coloured collection so much! The opening look was again presented by Ruth Bell, whose boyish hair cut peeked from underneath the beret that all (!) the models were wearing. And as it turned out, navy didn't only inspire this collection's colour scheme; we saw lots of pieces in this super thin 'parachute' fabric that I adored (excuse me, j'adiored), aviator-shaped sunnies, tough boots and - the most surprising of all - denim overalls! If this is Dior's idea of the Navy, I'd be happy to join! And speaking of Dior's loyal army: true to form, super starts Rihanna, Rosamund Pike, Kate Moss, and Sienna Miller were spotted front row - and they saw it was good. Thanks so much, Dior, for always raising the bar, and leaving us o so inspired!