Tuesday Picks

Tuesday Picks

Vionnet pleated dress
$1,585 – net-a-porter.com

Ralph Lauren Collection jacket
$2,900 – net-a-porter.com

Pink diamond earrings

Kendra scott jewelry
$50 – charmandchain.com

Oasis jewelry
$50 – oasis-stores.com

Gold wedding ring

H&M retro sunglasses
£4.99 – hm.com

From day to night : Friday Picks

From day to night : Friday Picks

Vionnet drape neck dress
$2,070 – net-a-porter.com

Marni extra long sleeve shirt
$890 – barneys.com

Burberry silver coat
$1,200 – stylebop.com

Steve Madden peep toe wedge
$100 – zappos.com

Cross bag
$2,350 – barneys.com

CÉLINE mini tote
$1,397 – fashionphile.com

Michael Kors face jewelry
$250 – michaelkors.com

Chan Luu brown jewelry
$180 – shirise.com

Nicole Farhi bangles jewelry
£54 – psyche.co.uk

Vince Camuto facets jewelry
$35 – vincecamuto.com

Triangle ring
$17 – bardot.com.au

Cartier diamond jewelry

Diamond jewelry

McQ by Alexander McQueen square scarve
£85 – flannelsfashion.com

Behind the Seems…more on Vionnet

Vionnet created her designs 'in the round' on a miniature mannequin and then seamstresses would translate the garment into full size.

Cutting fabric on the bias is the name given to the technique for cutting cloth diagonal to the grain of the fabric enabling it to cling to the body while moving with the wearer.

Many of Vionnet’s designs are highly influenced by Greek art.  She did not like garments that restricted the wearer but those that would flow beautifully around the body.

Vionnet was known as 'Queen of the Bias Cut'. Her designs were inspired by the time period: Art Deco

Behind the seams with Designer Vionnet, Madeleine

Vionnet, Madeleine. 1876-1975. Designer. Born in Aubervilliers, France. She Apprenticed to a seamstress at the early age of eleven. Vionnet worked in the Paris suburbs in her late teens before joining Kate O’Reilly, a London dressmaker, in 1898. In 1900 she returned to Paris and was employed by Mme Gerber, the designing member of callot soeurs. Vionnet joined Docet in 1907 and remained with him for five years. In 1912 she opened her own house, closing during World War I and reopening shortly after. Greatly favoured by pre- World War I actresses Eve Lavalliere and Rejane, Vionnet was one of the most innovative designers of her day. In the late 1920’s and 1930s she reached the height of her fame. She was credited with the popularization of the Cowl and Halter neck. She favored crepe, crepe de chine, gabadine and satin for evening dresses and day dresses, which were often cut in one piece, without armholes. She is a one of a kind designer who equalled her enormous technical contributions to haute couture. Vionett retired in 1939.