Paris Fashion Week
Paris Fashion Week
March 02, 2019
The startling beauty of Valerie Garmino’s latest collection came to blossom at the emblematic 18th century hotel Le Bristol Paris located on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
The venue, show and production at the Le Bristol Paris was dedicated exclusively to designer Valerie Garmino.
A sumptuous oak paneling patina by history, baccarat crystal chandeliers, antique wooden furniture, impressive mirrored windows, embroidered curtains and a beautiful dusty pink floral arrangement, all in pure 18th century French style created a unique elegant atmosphere for the perfect scenario to welcome La Mademoiselle Collection.
Chef Julien Alvarez, a world pastry champion, created a delicious custom-made dessert inspired by Valerie Garmino’s emblem, the rose.
Chef Julie Alvarez holding Makayla, a sophisticated classy and beautiful alpaca. Many of Valerie's coats are made of the finest cruelty-free baby alpaca.
Guests indulged an elegant high tea, champagne and hors d'oeuvres while watching the fashion show.
Daniela Bell (lead makeup artist) and other artists from Make Up For Ever Paris were in charged to coordinate and put the designer’s vision into reality.
The show opened with a powerful and mysterious resonance that moved the listener subtle but powerful into to the collection’s mood.
The designer wanted to create a deeper and more meaningful connection with the audience. For this reason, she selected melodies with incredibly wide and spacious stereo soundscape before swelling into a beautiful climax.
These melodies were built from layers of meditative choral bass and entropic piano that went from deep groove, electro and tech house transitions into an intense chord progression that evoke moments of real magic.
The iconic and award winner Valentina blouse paired with a high waisted skirt was the first outfit of the show. The lineup continued with looks that blend volume and minimalist European aesthetic. Timeless and sophisticated coats and capes from the finest baby alpaca and Loro Piana cashmere were showcased in the runway. Show-stopper blouses made of luxury pima cotton, French lace, and silk drown the attention and applauses from the audience.
La Mademoiselle Fashion Show is a celebration of the natural women’s beauty.
"THE SHOW" images Copyright Lina Silivanova
VALERIE GARMINO LASHES DEBUT
The Valerie Lash debuted at the "La Mademoiselle" show. All the models worn these beautiful and unique eyelashes.
Inspired by Valerie’s elegant and natural style, the Valerie Lash is soft and wispy with a mid-length. Perfect for day or night for a fabulous eye look. This was a collaboration between Celebrity Makeup Artist Daniella Bell and Designer Valerie Garmino.
Daniella Bell - Lead Makeup artist - talking about the venue and show
The designer’s intention for the collection is to show a woman who feels comfortable with her natural and effortless beauty which comes from within.
A pink and coral palette was the prescribed hue to obtain a fresh face style. A luminous skin, subtle blush, a hint of color on the lips and full browns were essentials to obtain a natural and beautiful look. All the models worn Valerie Garmino lashes.
Loose waves and pony tails with a silk black ribbon were part of an effortless and chic hair style. Some of the models worn French fascinators as a statement of elegance and refinement.
Some looks included shine silver and black dot stockings with 3D handmade flowers made of chiffon and Swarovski’s.
For Garmino, the overall look had to be impeccable and well-coordinated from head to toe in order to achieve her desired style for the show.
Miss Originale France in Valerie Garmino's Valentina Blouse
BTS photoshoot at the Le Jardin Français - Le Bristol Paris
Designer Valerie Garmino and her French fashion army
"THE LOOK" images Copyright Laureen Gazio
Rue Moreau earring - Winter Branches in Bastille Collection
Model is wearing jewelry from recognized designer Britt Harless.
These pieces were created out of the deisgner’s love for trees and nature. She loves how the trees represent strength, nurturing, protection and resilience and that imperfect beauty is beautiful. They become a symbolism of hope to her.
Passage de Cheval ring - Winter Branches in Bastille Collection
"PHOTOSHOOT" images Copyright Lina Silivanova
MAKEUP - Daniela Bell
MODEL - Anais Frandemiche
Lead Photographer: Lina Silivanova
Lina is a Russian portrait and lifestyle photographer currently living in Paris. Best known for her elegant, emotive and natural aesthetic, typically shooting in black and white. Her images capture intimate or staged moments that reveal the playful and expressive aspects of life.
Le Bristol Paris ad for Valerie Garmino
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