Melissa Tammerijn

chanel Chanel Spring 2012 Couture | Paris Haute Couture

Skyline Couture – Karl Lagerfeld appeared to be inspired by air travel and stewardess uniforms for Chanel’s spring 2012 haute couture collection presented earlier today. The Grand Palais was transformed into the interior of an airplane with models walking down the aisles in elongated silhouettes and extended shoulder winged sleeves. Playing up the jetsetter theme, blue was a dominate hue for spring with sky blue, sapphire and navy all making an appearance. Amid the blue display, there is crystal beading, drop pocket dresses and pleated skirts.

giambattista valli Giambattista Valli Spring 2012 Couture | Paris Haute Couture

Dream of CoutureGiambattista Valli played with hard and soft elements for his sophomore haute couture collection presented in Paris this week. Feminine touches of lace, flowers and sequins are juxtaposed with streamlined silhouettes for spring. Valli even included outerwear with sheer capes and a more embellished take on a sixties housecoat. Models also wore large floral hair ornaments to match stunning gowns in hues of plum, fuchsia, ivory and black.

dior Dior Spring 2012 Couture | Paris Haute Couture

Couture Mood – With spring 2012 Haute Couture, Dior atelier Bill Gaytten delivers a ladylike collection featuring a tame color palette of ash, black, plum and ivory. Cinched waists, sheer tops and full, pleated skirts dominate the runway this season. Playing with prints, the Dior woman also wears hounds tooth, floral patterns and gradient lines for spring. The finale dresses were demure as well, showing a moody mix of black and grey with just a touch of sparkle.

melissa2 Melissa Tammerijn by David Vasiljevic for <em>Numéro Tokyo</em> October 2011

Dynamic Deneuve – For the October edition of Numéro Tokyo, Melissa Tammerijn channels the timeless beauty of Catherine Deneuve. Often known for her mysterious and aloof style, Melissa does the same in David Vasiljevic’s high gloss images. Perfecting the look, fashion editor Tom van Dorpe styles Melissa in black and white ensembles from the likes of Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein and Yves Saint Laurent.

donna karan46 Donna Karan Resort 2012 Collection

Future FantasticDonna Karan’s Resort 2012 collection looks towards the future with sculptured shapes and metal accents. Offering masculine tailoring with feminine frills, hoop skirts and the button-up t-shirt get reinvented for a sleekly chic uniform. Topped off with a color palette of red, white and black–the resort lookbook offers the perfect play between elegant and street wear ready. / Photos by Seth Sabal, Styling by Nicoletta Santoro

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