It’s the second week of fashion month and as we can see, fashion’s finest folk is still full of energy to show off their chic wardrobe. Continue reading
It’s the second week of fashion month and as we can see, fashion’s finest folk is still full of energy to show off their chic wardrobe. Continue reading
It’s time to put your summery sandals behind you. Autumnal footwear is taking over
and some great pieces are waiting in stores for you. Continue reading
Just as fall and winter clothes came in stores recently it’s slowly symbolizing that summer is coming to an end. So: for another shopping inspiration source to go, I uploaded some of my left overs from the last fashion month right here. Continue reading
You know how it is with the things you are dreaming of to possess, with time new things will be added to the list and as I am constantly looking for new things to inspire me in the fashion sector I had to update my blog on these kind of pieces. Continue reading
Why did I call this post ‘French Chic’? I am definitely not French. My temperament is Italian for sure, and my French got utterly bad after having finished school and with that; French lessons. Continue reading
A look that has always been a favorite of mine. As I spent a lot of time playing football or adventurous games in my childhood, my favorite movie character wasn’t the typical girly, pink stereotype. Continue reading
If you asked me if I believe in love at first sight you would get a clear ‘no’. However when it comes to clothes it has happened to me once or twice (I’m referring to the lower price section, because if I included the high fashion pieces it would have been countless times). Continue reading
The question that recently came to my mind in terms of street style photography is, how do these pictures help the industry? Continue reading
I’m slowly preparing you for the warm days ahead. Continue reading
Have you noticed that small deviations from the average, basic clothing piece have the power to open up a whole new perspective?
Celine Aagard wearing: Céline glasses, Gucci bag, Replay sweater
With Paris fashion week coming right after Milan there was not much time left to post the second part of the looks I caught in the Italian fashion metropole. Continue reading
From the coolest fahion couple, mother and daughter looks, to models and to some more fashion blogger ouffits, here is the second load of pictures I took in Paris. Continue reading
From Milan to Paris. I must say that the scenery is incomparable to anywhere else. Continue reading
Lineisy Montero after Etro
They are called the faces of fashion. The muses who represent the big fashion houses. Continue reading
First of all I’d like to apologise for not having posted in a long time. Continue reading
It’s my baby’s birthday! Exactly one year ago I posted my first article on here. It was about Jason Wu’s fall 15 collection which I was blown away by. Maybe it was coincidence that this happened on Valentine’s day, maybe not. Continue reading
Natalja Neumeister for Huber Egloff
Yesterday night the 9th edition of mode suisse was held in Zurich. Swiss designers presented their collections in front of people from the Swiss fashion scene. Continue reading
The last few days of sales here in Zurich and fortunately I found this cute striped dress last minute. What I love the most about it are the wide long sleeves. Continue reading
Sometimes all it takes is a picture to inspire me. Continue reading
The thing is that lately I’ve been obsessed with two bloggers, the two I adore: Continue reading
I believe that every woman dreams of a certain kind of closet in her home. Now I don’t mean this dream closets you can see in movies or inspiration images on tumblr but more the ones that are able to tell stories. Continue reading
After overanalyzing all the street style pictures it seems pretty clear who is more present than any other bag. Continue reading
2015.. An interesting year for me and surely for everyone. Continue reading
Merry Christmas to all of you. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas Eve with your beloved ones and are looking forward to what next year will bring to us. Continue reading
With Christmas around the corner comes my pick of the prettiest red lipsticks. Continue reading
It’s clear. The boots of the season are the over-the-knee boots. Continue reading
Corny ambience, Christmas decoration and sparkling lights will follow you throughout the whole month of december. Continue reading
I showed you several pictures I shot during fashion week in Paris but completely forgot to post my own look on the blog, which I am sorry for. Continue reading
Fall and winter are definitely seasons that don’t leave much space for colour. Continue reading
How do these street style stars manage to always look super chique? Continue reading
One of the perks of living in a village in Switzerland is being surrounded by that golden glow during Autumn. Continue reading
left Zara – right Chloé
I need to express my frustration towards Zara and their rapid copy skills today. And as this day brought nothing but exhausting and annoying situations I’m in the perfect mood for it. Continue reading
What trends ruled the Parisian week? Continue reading
As promised, some other pictures I took in Paris during fashion week. I finally found the time to edit and tell you a bit more about my trip. I had three days to make the most of it and get as many shots as possible. So in the end I made it to twelve shows for the street style, each one at a different spot in Paris. One of them was the Emanuel Ungaro show I could even report from inside, but you know about that already (article here).
This time everything was slightly different. I met some street style photographers and got more insider information about locations of the shows and the whole fashion week in general which was truly helpful especially in terms of the little time I had.
They are all super kind and I realized that most of them know each other for years now. I was the new little baby that was too young when the whole street style scene started to grow. At least that was what Tommy Ton’s friend said to me after I told Tommy himself that I’m a huge huge fan of his (literally my words). So whenever friends and people call me a paparazzi, I learned that this is not true at all! My photographer friends told me the exact difference between us and the paparazzis. It’s as simple as that: streetstyle photographers are good and paparazzis are very mean people!
I heard that to capture the celebrities, they push people away and don’t care about others at all as long as they can get their shot. During fashion week rumours were spread that they pushed a lady so hard that she really hurt herself. What kind of human does that!?
How to recognize them : they always wear black, have big zoom lenses and an evil face expression.
Having said that, stay away whenever you see a person matching my description!
Exciting news! FACES magazine will post my pictures again very soon on their page. I will keep you updated about the publication on my facebook page, so make sure to give it a thumbs up.
Otherwise here is the link : faces.ch
Thanks for browsing through! Other detail shots and more pictures will follow. This will surely not be the last post (after all, I have taken 2500 pictures). If you would like to know anything and wonder how things worked out, just ask by leaving a comment! I will be happy to answer your questions!
all pictures by The Hidden Closets (Laura Jane),
when reposting: make sure to give the credit to thehiddenclosets.com or instagram: laurajanethc
Yesterday it took me inside of a show at Paris Fashionweek. For once I was not outside shooting the people who attend shows in the most beautiful creations of designers but I had the opportunity to catch the models wearing the new spring/summer collection from Emanuel Ungaro. Creative director Fausto Puglisi introduced two type of girls on the runway and mixed their personalities in the looks. One romantic and shy, a lover of flowers and the other a strong, funky woman arised from the sixties. Puglisi took over shapes from Courrèges and assembled them with his strong, dominant prints which he is well known for.
A beautiful collection and for me, certainly a wonderful first experience at a Paris Fashion Week show.
All the pictures shot by Laura Jane G. (The Hidden Closets)
If you consider to use the images, please make sure to contact me HERE first.
New camera, new clothes, new shots, everything new but Paris remains the old and beautiful Paris.
It took me again to the fashion metropole straight into this fashion week madness. I’ve been running around the whole day to haunt the newest looks and trends. How do I feel now? Exhausted and everything hurts. I don’t want to know how other street style photographers that have done the three fashion weeks before feel…
I’ve had the opportunity to talk to a lot of interesting people and experienced lots of new things that I want to tell you more about. My computer is full of pictures that are waiting to be uploaded but for now I’m going to start with a little preview from my day. I’ve got to get some rest for another exciting day to come.
Stay tuned !
all pictures by me (Laura Jane, The Hidden Closets)
in case of reusing the photos, give the credit to thehiddenclosets.com
Sofia De Vita
It was that time of the year when Switzerland had to pick two candidates to send down the international runway for the final of the world elite model look. The choice was hard to make but still, it’s a done deal.
For the first time work took me behind the scenes of a big modeling contest and showed me what’s actually happening backstage. I honestly imagined it to be wilder but Switzerland doesn’t want to fit in this picture I have of backstage madness during a fashion show. Everything was well organized and the models didn’t show a sign of rivalry between each other, a wonderful atmosphere!
The participants were styled and dressed by Scotch & Soda and accompanied during their catwalk by Luca Hänni and his new single.
While all that happened I took some pictures to give you a little impression of a show like this one.
Watch the whole show this Sunday 27.9.2015 / 18.55 on Sat 1 to find out who won the race.
Malik Neusch, Malin Hunziker
Kevin Pinter, Ivana Dominkovic, Luca Hochuli, Benjamin Aston
picture credit: Laura Jane (The Hidden Closets)
Short review and summary of London Fashion Week. This week went way too fast !
Milan is debuting today but first we take a look back.
I’m presenting you my four favorite looks straight from the runways of London.
Rock chic vs. puristic clothing
It’s no surprise to find the rock chic girl in the shows of Versus Versace and Julien Macdonald. As we know the motherlabel Versace and their edgy designs, it’s clear that Anthony Vaccarello had to take over the same spirit.
Now Julien Macdonald: I have to admit that I have a special relationship with his brand. The very first high fashion show I was lucky enough to attend was his. He once re-presented his collection in Zurich and I was sitting there on cloud nine. I’m looking for the point in my life where I fell in love with fashion so badly and I might think that this day could have been the one. Already then the metallics dominated his designs and they keep showing up every season.
But still, it was harder to pick a puristic look from the shows. Could it be that clean lines are defining the fashion of our decade? On the streets, runways and magazines it’s all-round and never been as common as now.
But honestly, defining our contemporary way of dressing is not as easy as looking back. We are taking over so much from the past and reinvent us that it’s not even possible to make a clear statement…
pictures by vogue.com/fashion-shows/
If you are just as sick of making a bow on your tie-neck blouse as I am, this might help you to get further styling inspiration. I used to wear and love this kind of blouse a couple of years ago but only knew about turning the ties into a ribbon. After a couple of months I’ve had enough of this kind of trend and didn’t know for a long time what to do with that piece in my closet.
Until now: I rediscovered a beautiful garment.
The first way is simple: Knot your ties, but forget about the doubleknot. One way around makes it look more laid-back and easy.
The second way and possibly my favorite new way to wear the blouse is to wrap it around my neck like a foulard and knot it on the back.
And finally the easiest: leave it! Sometimes it’s better to just leave things how they actually are.
Any preferences? Tell me!
blouse by Angela Atelier Zurich
pictures & styling by Laura Jane (The Hidden Closets)
shot by Phil Oh (vogue.com)
Streetstyle in between shows got at least the same position in the ranking as the shows themselves.
For most of the influential people, except serious entrepreneurs and the press, in the fashion league, it’s probably the biggest deal. Being featured by a street style photographer and make the way to online magazines like Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Elle and many more is the goal.
It’s the reason why I’m going to Paris without attending any of the shows during fashion week. The biggest shows will be held outside of the show locations and I want to capture these moments.
New York Fashion Week is officially over and we are heading to London for more fashion stories to tell. But to conclude this wild but glorious week: Here are the highlights of the New York street spectacle.
shot by Phil Oh (vogue.com)
shot by Tommy Ton (tommyton.com)
shot by Sandra Semburg (aloveisblind.com)
all picture credits under the images
A couple of shows and only few days left until fashion week is moving to London. New York’s creative minds are showing themselves from their best side.
Just like all the editors, bloggers, photographers & co. I’m trying my best to keep you on track. It’s quite hard to follow the shows when you’re not there and especially with the time difference between NY and Europe I’m not immediatly up-to-date. But thank god for Snapchat, vogue runway and the social media that allow us to peek into the shows and everything that happens around.
In this article I collected and put together the best of accessories (so far) from the NYFW SS16 collections. The pieces that stayed in mind while browsing through every single look of every single show (yes that’s what I do in my free time).
The first ones that caught my attention were the high espadrilles, first: it’s genius to turn them into heels, second thing: the large ties make the perfection of a match, by no one else than Joseph Altuzarra.
Second golden accessory is one of a kind. A graceful necklace by Jill Stuart.
The last two, both by Jason Wu. A man that likes simplicity in the choice and combination of colours. Cross high FRINGE (!) sandals and matchy sunnies which I picked because of the purple reflecting glass that just appealed to me.
Last but not least a pair of sunglasses that needs an extra round by itself. They remind me of the dior technology sunglasses in a way but still so different. -By Tome
Tibi, Mara Hoffman, Sally Lapointe, Dion Lee, Jil Stuart -SS16
Pastels come around every summer/spring season on the runways but New York fashion week made me pay attention to faded tones. This kind of light spring softness makes me feel carefree only by looking at it. So for next spring one of the trend messages the designers send us is clear. Not only strict lines (like Givenchy’s women suit) but also wide cuts will make our wardrobe.
pictures via: suggestkeyword.com , vogue.com/fashion-shows/
Givenchy SS 16
Only two days of fashion week and I’m overwhelmed! So many extraordinary runway moments that I want to talk about and no idea where to start. Yesterday’s Givenchy show gave me the ideal occasion to start with my thoughts about New York fashion week. An immense show of 88 black, white and nude colours and let’s not even mention the accessories. Pat Mcgrath (makeup artist) astonished everyone with her fine art work regarding the models’ face masks. I don’t even know if it’s possible to top Riccardo Tisci’s (ceative director of Givenchy) performance for the whole fashion month. He set the bar extremely high…
all pictures by : vogue.com/fashion-shows/
collage & text by : Laura Jane ( The Hidden Closets )
I hope I’m not offending anyone by saying that fashion bloggers have just a massive impact in the industry as the magazines themselves on deciding the trends and supporting designers and brands. The whole fashion business has changed a lot during the last couple of years, not that I have been living through it because obviously I was too young at that time, but I mean it’s simply a logic conclusion. Instagram has taken over the guide and made fashion available to everyone. Even if you haven’t been that interested in fashion so far you still find that one person (so called blogger) that represents the style and way to dress that matches you. So have I and one of them is Camille Charrière from the blog camilleovertherainbow.com . By being one of the most influential fashion bloggers, Camille attends every fashion week and has a certain reputation.
The half French, half British visibly unites her two nationalities in her style, clean lines, neutral colours together with this Parisian sophistication. I would describe it as a suitable for everday, sporty chic kind of style.
A blogger to keep in mind folks!
check Camille out on camilleovertherainbow.com
all pictures from camilleovertherainbow.com
I am going to show you affordable and yet stylish ways to get dressed during autumn.
I only picked clothes from brands that are represented all over the world and are accessible to everyone.
Let’s get started:
Only because summer is gone it doesn’t mean that we are losing interest in this kind of style.
Far from it! The fashion industry still doesn’t get over the boho look and goes on by designing pieces for autumn/winter as well. A way of getting dressed for every occasion: work, freetime school..
pictures by: zara.com , hm.com , riverisland.com
Bags and shoes are the most important accessory of a woman. It adds the luxury to every kind of style. Whenever I’m looking at an outfit the first glimpse goes to the lady’s handbag. It can ruin or make an entire look. For fall I’m going to show you only the best!
Here are four of the most loved arm candies in the whole wide world in which you can trust and be sure you’re doing right.
I don’t know why this colour is always getting my attention straight away. Maybe it was somewhere on the runways and it unconsciously settled down in my mind. I seriously don’t know but what I know is, that I love this dress more than anything. The thing with dresses is that they are super practical and don’t ask for too much thinking while styling your look. The right accessories, like my new favorite gladiator sandals, and that’s it!
As I’ve already mentioned, some exciting things are about to come. Fashion month is almost here and about to start off with New York Fashion Week. Stay updated for trend reports and my thoughts about what is expecting us next spring/summer 2016. I can’t wait for it to start and see the collections that the designers have been working hard on.
My personal highlight will be Paris. Wondering why..? Street style paparazzi Laura will hit the Parisian roads again and show the pictures on the blog and on FACES magazine.
Even more things are coming up but you will see what I’m talking about when the time comes. Hope I didn’t make you too curious.
Love, Laura Jane
SHOP the look:
pictures by: Laura Stierli, net-a-porter.com , pullandbear.com
styling by: The Hidden Closets (Laura Jane)
Casual, cool and easy to wear: the long vest is gaining popularity because of its magic to make a basic outfit look incredibly chic. Because of its simplicity there are many ways to attempt it. Victoria Beckham goes into a classy business direction whereas Caroline Issa chose a coloured way by putting it together with a breezy pink dress. And by following her model instinct Kendall Jenner went rather basic. Aren’t you getting excited for autumn to come?
Where to SHOP your VEST
pictures by: alexanderwang.com , net-a-porter.com ,
vanessajackman.blogspot.ch , sassique.com , fashionbombdaily.com
When I was writing about wearing nightwear together with shorts or a shirt to turn it into a quite feminine streetwear look, what I meant was exactly this. I checked my wardrobe and found this gorgeous silk intimissimi negligee and paired it up with some loose black shorts. You could style it as well as a mini skirt if the negligee is long enough (take a look at my article and see how Chloé did it HERE).
Simply throw a matching tshirt over and the look is complete.
pictures by Laura Stierli
styling by Laura Jane ( The Hidden Closets)