Thursday, November 26, 2009

Rewind & Recent Buy: Nina Ricci Fall/Winter 2007

Belgian-born Olivier Theyskens joined as creative director for Nina Ricci in 2006, and his collections won ardent praise by fashion critics for his ability to channel the house’s airy romance through chiffon layers and jeweled accents, consistently creating glamour with a Parisienne-punk edge. But to everyone's disappointment (mine included), he was let go after the fall 2009 show. During his short 3 years at Nina Ricci, my favourite collection of Olivier's for this fashion house was without doubt, his incredible debut collection for Nina Ricci: the Fall/Winter 2007 collection. This magical collection reminds me of 'The Chronicles of Narnia' perhaps with a touch of 'Swan Lake'...

For this collection, Olivier Theyskens said he wanted "to introduce a new wave of cool—something urban and gray-ish, but nonchalant, fragile, and superlight". He surely succeeded in doing so with teardrop-shaped down-filled blousons, twisted sweater dresses, and diagonally zipped biker jackets that fell open in soft, petal-like folds, his mood was beautifully ethereal — with carefully individually placed downy feathers floating from the models' hair creating a breathtaking effect. Having always loved the L'air du Temps bottle of perfume (and the actual perfume as well), I simply adored the spiraling cuts reminiscent of the crystal flacons of the classic perfume bottle, reflected on the floor-length gowns.

Sadly, I have no red-carpet occasions to wear such dresses (nor the money tree to supply funds to obtain one either). But I am so excited with my recent purchase: the opening silk teardrop-shaped twisted down-filled blouson jacket...I absolutely love it...and am looking forward to using it when I go to Japan in December (tips/recommendations/suggestions still more than welcome)...




















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Can't you just picture Tilda Swinton as the White Witch from 'The Chronicles of Narnia' in the stunning finale dress, or in that snuggly fur jacket?




Loved the ethereal snow fairies on the catwalk...




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43 comments:

  1. Breathtaking. This collection was pure genius and put Nina Ricci on the map for me. So sad that he was let go. What is he doing now?

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  2. oh how gorgeous! i love the black and white jacket so much!

    cant wait to see your new purchase in pics! [where do you get your stuff from online?]

    s

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  3. I'd like to have that money tree you talk of! These items are all so lovely. I'd like many of them!

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  4. Amazing collection!

    Please don't forget my new etsy necklace giveaway! ;-)

    X♥X♥

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  5. Dear CC,
    I hope all is well. Just went over from Nini's blog and I'm electrified by the very exciting package you were talking about.... First I thought: Hey, she is talking about my missing parcel ;) (since it has been returned to me it's still here, sorry for the delay.... btw there was/is an original postcard from Volterra on the inside....) - but I guess you mean something compleeeeeeeeetely different... :-D :-D :-D

    I love Nina Ricci very much - I have some lovely items from Olivier Theyskens he has designed for his own label. But you can always recognize his signature on all designs.
    This collection for Nina Ricci is also one of my favorites. I love all the soft marabou feathers in the hair of the models which was a brilliant styling idea!

    Sending you a big hug, sweetheart!
    xoxo Sofie

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  6. Wow..these are stunning! I love how the hair's been done to reflect that icy wintry feel too. The pieces are just absolutely stunning. Love this! :)

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  7. My goodness looking at that took my breath away..
    Very Amazing collection!

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  8. Happy thurday, Brigadeiro.

    OOOOH yes... these are for sure fairy tale dresses!
    The white dress and the yellow/green dress are both magical!!!!

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  9. tell us how you found that jacket!!!

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  10. woow! these dresses seem like a fairy tale!

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  11. I really love it! It feels like I am in a snow wonderland..

    Like your blog, I'm your follower now. Come to visit me: www.barboradudinska.blogspot.com

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  12. I remember this show!it was amazing!i love Nina Ricci!

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  13. Breathtaking. Works of art, indeed. His sweaters and that solid yellow gown are simply beautiful.

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  14. how exciting it must be to obtain a jacket from a favorite designer ... the quote from Olivie could not have be better put ... "to introduce a new wave of cool—something urban and gray-ish, but nonchalant, fragile, and superlight" - thanks for sharing!!! xx

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  15. Oh my, the fifth look down is so BEAUTIFUL!

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  16. Absolutely I see it! Also, just the "Snow Queen" from that old fairy-tale. Stunning.

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  17. nina ricci is like out from this world. always dreamy always farytale like.

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  18. i'm not a huge fan of theysken's garments but i do love his aesthetic around everything else - that runway and hair styling being very good examples.

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  19. I loved those lime-green dégradé colours...

    Love from Paris!

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  20. Gorgeous fashion flashback! Love all the gowns especially!

    And congrats on your purchy!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  21. those are insanely magical and beautiful. i love your connection of them to chronicles of narnia.

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  22. Omg those fabrics!! And amazing what they did with the hair <3

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  23. Ola,

    Ja vim aqui varias vezes, estou escrevendo em portugues porque sei que voce fala portugues e sou brasileira, mas moro em Boston!
    Adorei esses vestidos principalmente o amarelo, e o verde degrade :D

    Beijos

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  24. Love the pictures and love your blog, please come check out mine and let me know what you think :)

    http://stoleninspiration.blogspot.com/

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  25. Love the disheveled look of all the items! It truly is a glamorous type of "cool" aesthetic.
    -Marz

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  26. im just loving this collection :)

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  27. The dresses are a dream, the flow of materials, broken yellow by the white ... pure beauty !!!! Regrettable lost ... I think you know wear it beautifully a muaaaaaaaa

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  28. Love the scenography of this catwalk and the clothes are so dreamy!!
    like living inside a fairytale
    everything seems to be fairy like theese days Vogue UK, this collection, several editorials, the Vogue December I saw on a video I published

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  29. Oi Clarice! Incrivel como eu estava pensando a mesma coisa ao ver estes looks, a rainha branca em "Cronicas de Narnia". Amei!

    re:Obrigada! Eu edito as fotos com photoshop, neste ultimo post adicionei varias camadas (nos modos overlay, screen), filtros (grain) e modifiquei curvas, brilho e contraste. Ajustar hue/saturation (geralmente adiciono mais "lightness") ajuda a dar um toque mais etereo as fotos.

    Beijos!

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  30. wow! amazing colection.
    i love all the pics.
    xxx

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  31. Im glad you made that post, Olivier is to me one of the greatest designers, not to say THE BEST, of all the young generation. I got so mad when Nina Ricci kicked him out. I told them not to do it but they didn's listen. He is just great.ALWAYS.

    www.trendyvibes.blogspot.com

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  32. oh! the shots of the show, {especially the first} are stunning! and the collection? completely amazing, especially the yellow gown in the final image -- beautiful, beautiful

    xo

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  33. I was so disappointed and surprised when he was let go! I find his collections full of mystic wonder and poetic!! Pure genius! xoxoxoxo

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  34. I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool
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    Thanks

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  35. Oh! This is like a fairy-tale! I love the fur jacket, it looks so warm and comfy...

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  36. Wow! The hair looks great ;)

    Saludos,
    Clau!
    http://clobyclau.blogspot.com/

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  37. Totally in love with the angle zip jacket and sweaters....
    Cooool about japan, l'm sure you will prepare a great photo-reportage.

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  38. Love that yellow to green gown.

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  39. That hair in the last picture is UNREAL!

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  40. This collection is so soft, light and ethereal !!!

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  41. i still can't get over the hair in that collection, what a wonderful idea that was...
    love your style darling
    x

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