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a week in fashion #73

By Marlene | Published: 15. July 2012

Why would you fly to Italy for 24 hours only? To look at how Max Mara make coats. Which is what I did this week and, oh my, I would’ve walked straight out of the factory in one of their “101801” coats – a deceptively non-descript name for a pretty amazing garment – if I thought I would’ve stood a chance at getting past security. I also got a tour of the company archives and the picture above is of their first full-colour and rather beautiful ad campaign. Yes, a hand-illustrated ad campaign. Times have changed. And here are a few other things that helped pass some of the week’s remaining 144 hours:

*One million flowers were used for Raf Simons’s first Dior presentation and here’s the video of how they were installed. One word: amazing.

*Good news, Berliners! The Kooples has finally arrived in town.

*Another French label I’m a little bit in love with right now: Raoul.

*If ever there was a person meant to give a tour of her closet it was Cher Horowitz. Count on the team at The Coveteur to make it happen.

*Are you reading Suri’s Burn Book, yet? Oh, you should. To quote: “My life is over. Katie has tasted power and apparently enjoys it. During this Macbethian phase of dictatorship, she has decided to sign me up for … wait for it … school.”

*The interview on Into the Gloss with Julia Sloan of Nars ist pure beauty porn. Yes, porn. Hello, new readers!

*”An at-home hair salon is one of her additions.” Just in case you ever wondered how to spend a few billion, the Ecclestone girls have some handy tips.

*Don’t need anything else for wardrobe inspiration right now, but this picture of Charlotte Rampling. And this picture of Lauren Hutton.

*And you know what else? James amazing new website and shop went online this week. Have a look, it’s right here.

Have a great week!

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  1. lis
    Posted 15. July 2012 at 23:24 | Permalink

    charlotte! dieser blick. auch ansonsten wieder eine ganz fabelhafte week in fashion liebe marlene. merci so very bieng.

    • Marlene
      Posted 16. July 2012 at 12:18 | Permalink

      Hey, dank dir! Das Video von den Vorbereitungen für die Dior Show könnt ich mir noch hundertmal angucken. Wahnsinn. Ach, und Charlotte. Mit dem Blick mag man durch die Welt gehen, oder? Schöne Woche, my dear.

  2. lis
    Posted 16. July 2012 at 14:54 | Permalink

    ebenso, ebenso liebe marlene

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