ROSHI gets the CHLOE crown

all images by Etienne Tordoir, courtesy of Roshi Porkar

... I hope that you will excuse me for not writing about this definite fashion highlight earlier but I was travelling in China and Korea and could not pay attention to all that was going on fashion-wise in good old Europe. (Would you like another example of insufficient attention paying? I have been an assiduous watcher of the Euro Vison song contest, like, always, and the first time in years I don't watch it BECAUSE I AM ON A PLANE an Austrian contestant wins - absurd, right?).

Now, Hyères (yes, that's right, the Festival international de la mode et de la photographie de Hyères) is not the #ESC but it most definitely is a very important date on the fashion calendar and over the years quite some Austrian designers have done pretty well in the South of France. 

This year's edition was no exception and saw a notable success by a designer who studied fashion at Angewandte uni's "Modeklasse" - Roshi Porkar was one of two joint winners of the Prix Chloé. It was only the third time that the Prix Chloé was given to a finalist, the challenge is to create a look that reflects the aesthetics of the Paris-based fashion house.

As you can see from the images from Roshi's graduate collection, she did already bring a little bit of that Chloé twist to Hyères. So that's perfect. Another thing that should be mentioned: she has spent the past few months in Paris where she worked at Lanvin, so here we've definitely got someone reaching out for the international heights of the fashion world. Bravo, and to be continued ...

... c'est très Chloé ça, les silhouettes montrées ci-dessus, ne trouvez-vous pas ? Eh ben voilà. Et c'est donc tout à fait juste que la très douée créatrice Roshi Porkar, qui a terminé ses études de mode à la Modeklasse de l'Université des Arts Décoratifs à Vienne l'an dernier, ait gagné la troisième édition du Prix Chloé, décerné il y a peu au cours du Festival international de la mode et de la photographie à Hyères.

Vous voyez là quelques looks de la collection-diplôme de Roshi, et cette esthétique qui lui est évidemment très chère correspond tout à fait aux codes de la maison Chloé. Et puisque c'est exactement cela qu'on demande aux finalistes du festival, de créer un look qui reflète l'esthétique de Chloé, Roshi a gagné à très juste titre. Elle vient de terminer un stage chez Lanvin, à Paris, ce qui fait deux très grands noms dans sa poche, en quelque sorte, et l'on verra bien ce que l'avenir lui apportera ...


GAGA's wig GIG

... well, it had to come, sooner or later: another of those infamous Gaga posts. While I've recently been going on about Kylie and Britney on KaltePlatte.com, I thought that Lady Gaga should make her appearance on ParisVienne.com - for obvious reasons (first things first). 

So let's take a look at "G.U.Y.", Gaga's latest video which was shot in Hearst Castle in California (what a great setting THAT is). And you know what? When I was in Cali and we were travelling from San Francisco to Los Angeles, we arrived too late that day to visit Hearst Castle - so I only know it from hearsay and official images. 

When I watched Gaga's "artpop" video, I was pretty sure that the location had to be the Hearst place even though I thought it could also have been Gianni Versace's villa in Miami, which was recently up for sale (and will be turned into a hotel, is that right or am I mistaken? I was right of course, only that it ALREADY IS a hotel, apparently).

And why did I even think that it could also have been the Versace mansion? Because it seems like Gaga is now set on impersonating Donatella and sporting Versace looks in everyhting she does. Now of course she is the reigning celebrity testimonial #01 for the Versace fashion brand, but I wonder whether Versace also acted as sponsor for this artpoppy little film.

So again, I will have to ask the question, where do music videos (or artpop films) stop and where do commercials start..? 


TIMELESS, not beastly

Timelessly beautiful and absolutely not a beast, wouldn't you agree?

... I mean, no comment, really. Hardly any comment necessary at all. Joan Collins' very own cosmetics range? Irresistible. She's so versatile, right? One moment she sells you a chocolate bar, immediately afterwards it's her own beauty collection... 

So convincing! I'm only wondering - what happens to her mouth when she has to say the word "skincare" for the first time after approximately five seconds? I wouldn't exactly interpret that expression as joy and glee. But then again, who cares...?

So, are we surprised that she has "always done my own makeup for films and photo shoots" (see the little video I posted above)? Well, I am not, quite frankly. Do we believe her? We do believe her every single word. After all she pretty well is Alexis Morell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan, isn't she? 

via Dynasty Wiki

Bathing in champagne and scrubbing her luxurious body with pearls of caviar, always plotting against someone totally innocent. That's how we were brought up to imagine her (us, fashion editors growing up in the 80s that is). Alexis, not Joan of course, but is there really any significant difference? 


Lovely, lovely, lovely. And just look at that marvellous nail polish, sorry, "lacquer", in the tiny little bottle that looks like a very corporate very high skyscraper in Denver. Isn't it adorable? Never mind the quality of the product contained therein, I'd almost be tempted to say. Were I not grasping for breath after hearing Mrs Collins state, in the video promoting her "Timeless Beauty" line on sale via QVC: "I believe that looking good and feeling great is the right of every woman. Because beauty is timeless." And so it is and shall forever be ...