top 10 fashion books you must absolutely read

Because of the lockdown, at BUTTONS PARADISE, we adapt our editorial line to offer you articles that allows you to get away or keep busy! So, let’s take advantage of it together to make it a positive moment! You may have said to yourself, “Well, I wish I could read such a book, but I never have time.” Well, it is time 🙂 Because we know that you are in love with fashion as much as we are, we have decided to offer you our top 10 fashion books that you should definitely read.

PS: We even found the links to find them in physics or digital if necessary.

Let’s go:

THE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS –

1. Vintage Fashion by Nicky Albrechtsen
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Fashion Book – Vintage Fashion – Nicky Albrechtsen

A mine of gold and information, this illustrated book retraces the history of fashion. As a guideline it shows how the ideas and creations of the past continue to inspire or even influence those of today.

Hence, Vintage Fashion takes us on a journey through more than a thousand iconic pieces, photographed exclusively for the book. They reproduce the creations of yesterday worn by icons of today’s style.

From the 1920s to the 1980s, the book illustrates 60 years of creations chronologically and thematically. Filled with practical explanations, anecdotes and … Vintage Fashion. This is why this book is undoubtedly a fashion bible. Finally, mixing shapes and materials, this fashion book confirms that style is timeless.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Vintage Fashion – Nicky Albrechtsen – Citadelles & Mazenod Edition – € 89
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2. Why is it a masterpiece? by Marnie Fogg
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Fashion Book – Pourquoi est-ce un chef d’oeuvre ? – Marine Fogg

 

Do not trust the size of this book! It is a small format (surprising isn’t it?), but very complete. Why is it a masterpiece? This is precisely what this book explains to us through an unprecedented analysis of 80 creations that have hit the mark in the history of fashion. In the form of a notice, he presents each work as a whole, starting with its context and going into the details of what made it famous, exceptional or even emblematic.

To put your mouth watering, you can easily find the story of the White Shirt by Yohji Yamamoto, the Corset by Jean-Paul Gaultier worn by Madonna, or the Little Black Dress signed Chanel. In short, a superb invitation behind the scenes of fashion creation explained by style, materials and creators. This book offers a concise, precise and lively rendering that will delight you!

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Why is it a masterpiece? Marnie Fogg – Eyrolles Edition € 12.90
Eyrolles Edition: https://bit.ly/33P2at2
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3bv3LXc

3. Yves Saint Laurent,
the madness of the accessory by Patrick Mauriès
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Fashion Book – Yves Saint Laurent : The Madness of fashion accessories – Patrick Mauriès

 

Notice to lovers of beautiful books, Yves Saint Laurent: The madness of the accessory, is a work that traces the boundless creativity of one of the greatest French designers for accessories. An anthology compiling all the Yves Saint Laurent accessories since the creation of the haute couture house. An illustrated and explanatory book which makes it possible to better decipher the accessories manufactured between 1962 and 2002.

It combines photographs of jewelry, belts, gloves or bridal adornments and buttons! A big blue pavement, a clever mix of preparatory drawings and photos taken behind the scenes of the parades. Through this book, one is immediately taken into his universe, and made aware of his love for accessories. As he liked to say, “The importance of accessories cannot be overstated. They are the ones who transform a dress. I like a dress to be sober and a crazy accessory. ” You will understand, we absolutely love this book!

A great source of inspiration for us every day, and a shared vision of the importance of accessories.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Yves Saint Laurent, the madness of the accessory – Patrick Mauriès
Éditions Phaidon € 49.95
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4. Mode Anvers L’Académie 50 by Flammarion Publisher
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Fashion Book – Mode Anvers L’académie 50 – Éditions Flammarion

 

Creator of the greatest fashion designers, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp celebrates its 50th anniversary with a book published by Flammarion. He presents through photographs and stories, the story of a school that “has proven that creativity was the only way even in times of crisis!” “, As Jean-Paul Gaultier says in the preface. Statement which is de rigueur you tell us! 🙂

Travel and transcription of the best years of this school which is one of the most prestigious fashion design schools in the world. It is notably thanks to the generation of Martin Margiela and Six of Antwerp (Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Dirk Van Saene, Dirk Bikkembergs, Walter Van Beirendonck and Marina Yee), who largely contributed to this renown.

This book is therefore a real invitation to explore the fifty years of history of the fashion section, following behind the scenes the specific teaching methodologies, the legendary annual fashion show, all while following the journey of several generations of students. In short, a sublime book, which is filled with new archives giving voice to the creators themselves with exclusive interviews. Happy birthday to the Academy of Antwerp :)!

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Mode Anvers L’académie 50 – Flammarion Publisher € 24.90 Fnac: https://bit.ly/3bsMRsh

BIOGRAPHIES OR NOVELS –

5. Beautiful People – Alicia Drake
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Fashion Book – Beautiful People – Alicia Drake

Beautiful People, subtitled “Saint Laurent, Lagerfeld: splendors and miseries of fashion”, is a story that crosses paths with the two monuments of creation that revolutionized fashion in the 70s and 80s. It all started in 1954. The International Wool Secretariat Competition crowned two young strangers (at the time): Yves Saint Laurent, who was 18, and Karl Lagerfeld, who was 21. Both have turned the fashion industry upside down in their own way: one serving brands he will transform and the other in his own home.

This is what journalist Alicia Drake highlights in her novel by retracing their meteoric rise. Also an exceptional investigation, which makes it possible to define the cross portrait of two charismatic personalities. Furthermore, between the story of friendship and rivalry, neuroses and obsessions, passing by fear their ambitions. Finally, the journalist draws the parallel of these two stories that are linked and untied by highlighting the excesses of the time: drugs, AIDS, industrialization of fashion, search for money …

So this is why Beautiful People is a book to read absolutely! Especially if you want to decipher this unique moment in our history: in the hustle and bustle of fashion Paris and the most fantastic decades.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Beautiful People – Alicia Drake – Éditions Folio Gallimard € 10
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6. And Dior created Victoire – Victoire Doutreleau
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Fashion Book – Et Dior créa Victoire – Victoire Doutreleau

“She walks towards him. The stranger has the insolent grace of Saint-Germain-des-Prés; he is the master of fashion. Head down, Christian Dior observes at length: You will be a model, he says, and names you Victoire. – Excerpt from Et Dior created Victoire.

So, this is how the career of the woman begins! Similarly, she will become the most famous model of her time (the 1950s): Victory. But above all, through the largest fashion house in Paris, this stranger will become a true icon. Dior created Victoire is therefore a biography of the life of Victoire Doutreleau. She shares her story with us in complete privacy. From its beginnings to its glory through the after model. Indeed, Victoire will know glory and learn to face it. Not Surprisingly either, she will have to juggle between fighting against the jealousy of women, appetites of men, Paris traps … Victory will especially have to accompany a lot of celebrities (Princess Margaret, the Empress of Japan…).

It was then that she discovered the excitement and decadence of the Parisian nights of the time accompanied by her two friends, still unknown: Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld. In short, Victoire Doutreleau opens us in this biography, behind the scenes of the collections and shows us behind the scenes.

In short, a roughly well written and intimate story in which we discover a rebellious model. Yes yes you heard right … She always refused to wear a sheath! (An outrage at that time :))

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
And Dior created Victoire – Victoire Doutreleau – Éditions Robert Laffon € 8
Book available in E-book (Kindle / Kobo / Epub / Google Play)

7. Sonya Rykiel: When she has no Red, she puts on Black by Carmen Castillo and Evelyne Pisier
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Fashion Book – Sonia Rykiel : Quand elle n’a pas de rouge elle met du noir – Carmen Castillo et Evelyne Pisier

Indeed, what about a true story of a lifetime? Amazing because this book is at the perfect cross between a biography and a novel: The true story of Sonya Rykiel’s life. Carmen Castillo and Evelyne Pisier followed the career of this great lady, Sonya Rykiel, for a year. They take up in this book, all its history, and especially, all its life.

Indeed, she was the oldest of five girls from a family of Jewish emigrants from Russia and Romania, she has no diploma in her pocket.

In contrast, Sonya Rykiel is part of this avant-garde of women who have excelled through their double hats: Designer and Company Manager. Back on this woman who invented a style that liberates women and their gestures, while founding a family empire so she defends independence at all costs. A book that subtly combines humor and provocation with the image of the designer, in order to bring us into the interlacing of her destiny, her private life, her secrets, her intimate dramas but also her loves and her successes.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Sonya Rykiel: When she has no Red, she puts on Black – Carmen Castillo and Evelyne Pisier – Éditions Fayard € 21.90
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8. The Panther by Stéphanie des Horts
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Fashion Book – La panthère – Stéphanie des Horts

The Panther is a biography of the famous Jeanne Toussaint.

This book, written by journalist Stéphanie de Horts, traces her life entirely. It all started at the end of the 19th century, when Jeanne Toussaint was born in Flanders of embroiderers. Also endowed with a desire for steel, she set out very quickly to conquer Paris accompanied by her very sure and very pronounced taste for fashion. It was then that she met Louis Cartier, the famous jeweler, who fell in love with him from the first moment. As a result, she quickly becomes his muse, and he teaches her precious stones and mysterious alloys.

A few years later, their symbiosis will give birth to absolutely extraordinary and iconic jewelry: Birds of Paradise, Egrets and Chiseled Tiaras, but above all and not least, the mythical Panther which will become the emblem of the label. It was at this very precise moment that a new style was born, hers, that of Jeanne Toussaint.

Thus, Stéphanie de Horts highlights the surprising destiny and the flamboyant personality of the one who was the greatest jeweler of her time. Moreover, through reading this book, you will come to meet the key figures of the century who were an integral part of Jeanne Toussaint’s life. For example, Proust, Cocteau, Hemingway, Scott and Zelda, Coco Chanel or the Duchess of Windsor.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
La Panthère – Stéphanie des Ports – Le Livre de Poche Publisher € 8
Book available in E-book (Kindle / Kobo / Epub / Google Play)
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9. The Irregular by Edmonde Charles-Roux
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Fashion Book – L’irrégulière Coco Chanel – Edmonde Charles-Roux

The book L’irrégulière, subtitled “Coco Chanel’s itinerary” is THE reference biographical book on the life of Gabrielle Chanel.

So in this book, the writer traces the journey of the first 70 years of this century. Taking up the journey of the most famous seamstress in the world. Because everything is there: her childhood spent in an orphanage with her sister. Then her young years in Moulins where she learned sewing, passing by her arrival in Paris where she created the house Chanel. 

What is even more surprising is that it is a veritable collection of minute details. But also, it is for the first time lifted the veil on the history and psychology of Coco Chanel. In fact, it is portrait of a famous stranger who, throughout her life, has been marginal, “irregular”.

As a matter of fact, the writer Edmonde Charles-Roux was president of the Académie Goncourt from 2002 to 2014.

As a result, her famous book, L’irrégulière, was adapted for cinema by Anne Fontaine “Coco avant Chanel” interpreted by Audrey Tautou and with the actors Benoît Poelvoorde and Marie Gillain. If you want to know more, we talked about it in our previous article – Top 10 Fashion Movies.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
The Irregular – Edmonde Charles-Roux – Le Livre de Poche Editions € 9
Book available in E-book (Kindle / Kobo / Epub / Google Play)
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10. How should we dress? by Adolf Loos
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Fashion Book – Comment doit-on s’habiller ? – Adolf Loos

Adolf Loos (1870-1933) is a famous Austrian architect. He is revolutionary and an advocate of total stripping in modern architecture. But not only !

He was also a brilliant chronicler who was in favor of waking up Austria in the 20th century by inculcating in it the principles of modernity.

A true collection. Therefore, the book How should we dress, brings together all the texts he wrote on the subject of clothing and fashion. An intellectual, spiritual and somewhat mad work, in which nothing escapes the author.

Thus, from hats to shoes via underwear … it decrypts everything! He also does not pride himself on answering the question of his own novel: How should we dress? The book is then classified according to several questions such as: According to what criteria to choose your coat? How do you look like a gentleman when you ride a bike? Should women wear short hair? In short, a lesson in style!

Aldolf is also the author of another book, “Paroles dans le vide”. Book that we love at BUTTONS PARADISE, since it contains, according to our founder, the most beautiful of the quotes on the button:

“If nothing else were to remain of a disappeared people than a single button, it would be possible for me, from the shape of this button, to deduce the clothing and the uses of this people, its mores and its religion, its art and its intellectual life. So great is the importance of this button. […]. But the way is this: God creates the artist, the artist creates the era, the era creates the artisan, the artisan creates the button. ” LOOS Adolf, Paroles dans le vide, 1897-1900, Ivrea, 1994 Answers to questions from the audience (1919) p.270

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
How should we dress? – Adolf Loos – Editions Les Cahiers Rouges Grasset € 8
Book available in E-book (Kindle / Kobo / Epub / Google Play)
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Now tell us! What are your favorite fashion books? 🙂

Do not hesitate to tell us in the comments, we will be happy to discuss with you your favorites and discover new nuggets together!

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5 French symbols that inspire fashion!

With the current health crisis, there is a good reason to believe that fashion will open a new era, even more responsible and local. And as in any transition in movement, why not return to the French symbols which participate in the fashion of today and even more that of tomorrow?

Here is a quick and fun look at 5 French symbols that make France one of the leading figures in fashion.

1. The marine style

Initially, it was primarily a style of British naval inspiration. In the 18th century, in fact, King George II has been inspired by his wife’s red and white Amazon clothing, for him and the uniform of the Navy. Very quickly, the Americans followed suit followed by the French who brought a touch of blue. Because the sailor uniform fascinates. It is sober, elegant and above all practical to allow movement and action. With the burgeoning growth of cruises and seaside resorts at the start of the 20th century, the marine style overwhelmed fashion with a very French style.

And it is above all, a great French fashion designer, Coco Chanel who gave a real naval inspiration to the fashion of yesterday and today: the feminine flared pants, it is her and the striped sailor sweater too!

2. The striped sweater

 It is especially the striped jersey that most symbolizes, the sailor clothing. Did you know that originally, the striped sweater displayed twenty-one indigo blue lines to illustrate the number of Napoleonic victories? Brittany, meanwhile, made it from the 19th century, the working clothes of shipyard workers and fishermen.

Then in the 1920s, as said above, it was Coco Chanel’s turn to take it. She wears a sailor sweater and a male jacket, a very avant-garde sign for her time. Then it’s Brigitte Bardot’s turn in the 1950s, notably in the film Viva Maria. It must be said that there is something very elegant in this French-style t-shirt. It is undoubtedly for this also that Jean-Paul Gaultier places and revisits, in the 90s, the theme of the striped sweater at the heart of his parades!

3. The emblematic hats

The beret

Originating from the Pyrenees and more precisely from Béarn, the beret is THE most used French fashion symbol abroad. Worn by Occitan peasants from the 17th century, the beret is an accessory that is still worn today. In wool, cashmere or covered with pearls or buttons, the beret has its fans. It is also probably because it is the smallest French hat that it inspires the biggest!

From Elsa Schiaparelli through Chanel, Maison Michel or even in 1967, Brigitte Bardot for the video for “Bonnie and Clyde”, the beret is the most French of hats, mythical and inspiring. Without forgetting Jane Powell and her dancing beret with Fred Astaire in the film Royal Wedding!

The Cloche hat

Made inseparable from the boyish style during the roaring 20s, this hat is a true example of a French symbol. Imagined by the talented French milliner Caroline Reboux, it embodies a form of femininity that is still relevant today. The Cloche hat is a timeless best case! Particularly suitable for short hair, as practical and space-saving as the beret, it highlights the face like no one. This is certainly why its shape has become a model of French inspiration. Notice to fans of hats for a guaranteed Parisian style!

4. The gingham

This fabric and its checkered pattern have origins that are not very identifiable. That said, as early as the 14th century, we already find traces of this motif. The checkered canvas was made by Flemings and Burgundians living in Burgundy. A kind of Europe before Europe! Later, it was Napoleon III who brought it to light. While traveling near Vichy he fell in love with this motif by visiting a factory very close to the city. The baptismal name is sealed because the fashion is then in lilac and white, the two favorite colors of gingham!

But still in Europe, this motif would also be a Franco-British mix! Indeed, the gingham fabric before becoming that of the city of Vichy, where it was mass produced, would be that of the checked linen fabric of the city of Guingamp in Brittany. And that’s why in England this fabric is called Gingham, because it was imported from Brittany! Except that in Manchester, where it was copied, the English gingham was primarily blue and white and not pink and white. Queen Victoria adored her as much as Brigitte Bardot in a gingham skirt in and “God created the woman”!

5. Blue white red

 

Because we cannot evoke the emblems of French style without its colors! First white, universal color even if for France, it is the royal color. Then the blue and red which at the time of the revolution represent the city of Paris, quite a symbol! Finally, let’s admit that these three colors are harmonious and bright. Jean-Paul Gaultier at the risk of over-citing it in use and abuse it for our greatest pleasure. And I especially remember that a fashion that reinvents itself, makes consumers useful, responsible and local must precisely draw from its origins! 

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Top 10 fashion movies you must see

Who says exceptional time, says exceptional post!

Whether you’re teleworking or babysitting at home, use these rare moments to do what you never have time to do. And this is why we are launching, for the next few weeks, a new series of articles dedicated to offering you little tips that allow you not to be bored, to have fun or even to escape. But you know us, it will be always around fashion for sure!

So we start this series with our top 10 fashion movies you should definitely watch or rediscover. Whether funny, light, poignant or inspired by actual events, they all deserve to be seen.
So let’s go !

VINTAGE MOVIES

1. Funny Face – “Drôle de Frimousse” (1957)

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Funny Face – Kay Thompson, Fred Astaire, and Audrey Hepburn in a publicity photo from © the Paramount Pictures 1957 film Funny Face.

Did you like The Devil Wears Prada? Then you will love Funny Face!

At the time of the Paris 50s, worthy of a postcard, Maggie Prescott, editor of the American fashion magazine Quality, is looking for the new model to present the latest creations of the renowned designer Paul Duval. Joëlle Stockton, a Greenwich Village bookseller, will become the new face of the big magazine.

Upon her arrival in Paris, she is accompany by Dick Avery, a star photographer of the time. But the young woman quickly abandons the sirens of fashion in favor of her first passion: philosophical discussions of Saint-Germain-des-Prés… In short, a post-war Paris in full effervescence around Fashion which will make you spend a pleasant moment, with a casting of choice: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Michel Auclair. All of this was staged in a sublime musical by Stanley Donen. Funny Face is truly one of the last films of classic Hollywood music to see and watch again without moderation!

2. Falbalas (1945)

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Falbalas – ©AFP

Philippe Clarence, a great fashion designer. He is widely famous in all of Paris, is known and recognized for his creations, but especially for his many feminine conquests. Don Juan in his spare time, it is fever and excitement that drives him.

A serious relationship? No, don’t talk to him about it. For him, outside of work, passion is only a handicap. It was then that he met Micheline (yes… those were the first names of the time:)!), The fiancée of her best friend, both of whom came to Paris to organize their wedding. Philippe falls in love with the beautiful Micheline. And does everything to conquer her. He does not suspect for a moment the depth of the feelings that will resurface. In his third feature film, Jacques Becker introduces us to a passionate character through fashion, although tortured and even rocking, into madness. A masterpiece!
Ps: for the anecdote, Falbalas is Jean-Paul Gauthier’s favorite film, so we can only recommend it to you!

TRUE STORIES

3. Saint Laurent (2014)

Saint-Laurent is a film directed by Bertrand Bonello which recalls the 1967-1976 period of the life of the famous French great couturier: Yves Saint Laurent. Instant immersion in the most creative years of the couturier’s career. Gaspard Ulliel, delivers here an intense interpretation of the genius between solitude and the desire to be loved. 

A designer torn between passion for his work (haute couture), and morbidity, Bertrand Bonello makes us discover the hidden and no less confrontational faces of a singular man who engages in controversial pastimes like drugs or stories of one night…
Here, the director takes us through a tortured genius, supported by a mind-boggling acting game that is both just and disturbing.

4. The September Issue (2009)

The September Issue is an unreleased documentary film that follows the editorial staff of the famous Vogue magazine, including editor-in-chief: Anna Wintour. A true fashion popess, Anna Wintour is one of the most powerful and fascinating icons in the fashion world. Until now, she had never allowed anyone to interfere in the backstages of her magazine.

Except for R.J Cutler, the director. This documentary film brings us to the discovery of the conception and the manufacturing of the September 2007 issue. This “back to school” issue is one of the most awaited in the Fashion sphere and must set the tone for the fashion season. A nice opportunity to discover behind the scenes with a concrete example the making of the back to school number. But also the opportunity to meet the closest collaborators of Anna Wintour by following her through the different Fashion Weeks.

5. Coco avant Chanel (2009)

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Coco Avant Chanel – © Haut et Court Ciné Archives du 7eme Art Photo12

Biopic on the pre-glory of Coco Chanel, Coco avant Chanel is a film that focuses on the life of Gabrielle Chanel. Where is she from ? How did she get to the top? This is what director Anne Fontaine and actress Audrey Tautou show us.

To understand the woman behind the fashion figure, Coco avant Chanel takes us through Gabrielle Chanel’s difficult childhood in an orphanage where she is with her sister, Adrienne. A few years later, they will sing in a “bellowing” of the mills, where they will meet two men who will change their lives … A film around a fashion icon, which presents us with elegance and emotion, the first steps of Gabrielle Chanel as a seamstress through the birth of her fashion house.

6. The Eye Has to Travel (2011)

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The Eye Has to Travel – Diana Vreeland – 1978 ©Lynn Gilbert

The Eye Has to Travel is at the border between a film and a documentary. It skillfully traces the life and career of the great Diana Vreeland. We are carried away in an introspection of her childhood at the time of fashionable Paris during the Belle Epoque. Going through her beginnings as Editor-in-Chief of the famous magazine Harper’s Bazaar, when she literally revolutionized fashion by popularizing the famous blue denim and the Bikini. A large part of the documentary film also traces the fabulous years of Diana as Editor-in-Chief of Vogue magazine. She brought her very artistic vision, making the magazine an inspirational bible to the unique vision of fashion.

A very beautiful tribute to travel through poignant and exclusive testimonies of Vreeland, as well as interviews of her loved ones, her family and her colleagues. Through this film, we discover an intimate portrait of a woman full of ambition, brilliant, and eccentric who left us a true heritage of fashion. Diana Vreeland, the great popess of fashion, created the fashion of today and tomorrow in the 1920s!

THE OFFSETS

7. The Devil wears Prada (2006)

Cult film … The Devil wears Prada is a timeless one that lets you watch at least once a year! (Yes… We are a fan at BUTTONS PARADISE). A young journalism graduate, Andrea Sachs (embodied by the sublime Anne Hathaway), has just arrived in New York where she gets the job of her dreams: assistant to the editor-in-chief of the prestigious fashion magazine Runway. Dream job … yes but especially on paper!

This is without counting on Miranda Priesley (Mery Streep), her superior. She makes her live a real hell. Tyrannical, the editor-in-chief of the magazine spares nothing at Andrea. The film adapted from Lauren Weisberger’s novel, perfectly combines the dreams of a young journalist full of ambitions upset by the reality of the world’s largest fashion magazines. All with a hint of play on stereotypes, but above all a lot of humor. You will understand: a treat!

8. Confession of a shopaholic (2009)

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Confession of a shopaholic – © Robert Zuckerman – Touchstone Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

In the same vein, we advise you to watch Confession of a shopaholic! Becky Bloomwood is a true shopping addict. Passionate about fashion, she runs the shops all day long. And she is literally incapable of reasoning when we talk about the latest and hottest pieces, no matter the price. Pushed by her best friend, Becky has to find a job. Indeed she has to finance her impulse purchases. Ironically, she got a job in a financial magazine. And then, she finds herself explaining to the readers of the magazine how to manage their money and save, while she spends her time squandering hers in the shops: a real pierced basket!

Becky quickly finds herself in a delicate situation, which she seeks to hide from those around her as well as from her very attractive new boss. She takes us through her adventures, in which we discover a moving protagonist, very funny and surprising of resources. In short, a super entertaining all guilt-free film. With that you are going to tell you that there is much worse than you 🙂

9. The intern (2015)

Yes… okay you exposed us so we admit: We love Anne Hathaway! So if you’re a fan, you can rediscover her in this film without headache and pleasant to watch. Ben Whittaker, 70, lost his wife and feels lonely. The retirement having changed nothing in his feeling of loneliness. He decides to apply for an internship for a fashion site. Against all attention, he gets the job! Jules Ostin, the boss of the company is initially surprised to see him. But he soon realizes that this new and atypical recruit has quickly been accepted by the team. Between fatherly love, friendship, and exchange, the two characters bring us lightly to spend this time with them.

10. Zoolander (2001)

So, we warn you, this one is really totally offbeat! But how to speak of the top 10 films about fashion without mentioning the one adulated by the fashion sphere? And which mostly takes a condensed shots of the fashion world. But attention, humor and self-deprecation are rigors. You can imagine that with the infernal duo Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, we should not expect melodrama. Derek Zoolander, played by Ben Stiller, is a famous model. At the height of his career, and Top Model of the Year 3 times, he is on the verge of receiving his fourth trophy. Turnaround, this title is finally stolen from him by a game and ambitious model: Hansel.

The catwalk icon therefore decides to abandon the futile world of fashion in order to rejuvenate within his family. This is without counting on the arrival of his agent. Then, he offers him a new job in which he is far from imagining what will happen to him. Nice casting in this film. In brief, completely crossed out but it appears as a scathing, but legitimate parody, of the habits and customs of the fashion world. You will see: David Bowie, Milla Jovovich, Tom Ford as well as Natalie Portman and Lenny Kravitz.

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Dress up a coat in 3 tips

Our coats are our darlings. We can hardly resolve to part with them but we like to revisit them. Here are 3 tips or unstoppable details to revamp your beloved coat.

Detail n ° 1: style tips

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Luxury design vintage button BUTTONS PARADISE

Because few coats have no buttons. So start by observing your pimples. Are they always on trend or in tune? Too often we overlook this important detail. Probably because a button is only considered a fastener. Only think again. The coat button is anything but a way to close your pea coat, frock coat or cape!

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Faux fur design button BUTTONS PARADISE

This is why it can have a staggering effect on clothing. Design buttons, fancy or haute couture buttons? Contemporary buttons or vintage buttons? There is something for all tastes and styles. And that’s without counting on their materials: galalith (i.e. milk resin), wood essence, molded resin or faceted glass …

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Purple Plum Design Buttons BUTTONS PARADISE

In addition, the sewing button is a reasonable budget. So do not deprive yourself of this clever and stylistic accessory.

Detail n ° 2: the crush accessory

Why crush or key accessory? I always say that THE fashion accessory is essential. So, it is above all a question of making a color shock or adding an unstoppable and identifiable one which will transform your appearance and that of your coat.

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Looks of accessorized coat – royalty-free photos

Because nothing is more sad than a coat without a touch of color or a desirable and creative object, like a magical adornment. Here, the field of possibilities is vast: scarf, scarf, snood or THE bag that will highlight this centerpiece of your ultra feminine wardrobe.

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Cuff bracelet on coat – L’ATTELIER by BUTTONS PARADISE

Detail n ° 3: change shape

There, I hear you say: but where does she come from? By changing shape, I mean not running to the touch-up point near you unless you are passionate about sewing!

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Leather jewelry belts and rare vintage buckles – unique pieces L’ATTELIER by BUTTONS PARADISE

No, by changing form, I’m still in the trick. And there, the belt comes into play. Because yes, a belt can also transform the style of your coat. And whether it’s an overcoat or, on the contrary, a couture piece … haute couture.

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Belted coats – Belts by L’ATTELIER by BUTTONS PARADISE

The belt like the button can do a lot. And then, these are fashion details that participate in the current of anti-fashion: consume less by revamping your coat or consume differently: buy vintage, re-use and revamp your adored coats!

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New vintage, new codes, new fashion

For this post, everything started with an observation and a meeting … Fashion is changing because it has gone too fast, too far. But the next generation is on the move… The new-vintage is resolutely a women’s affair towards a new fashion. Meeting around an original collaboration.

Story of a meeting

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Emma Bonneau, colorful style © allineedisclothes

Emma came to see me in the workshop in March. When it came to a possible partnership, I went to her Instagram account and there, guess what? Total crush <3

I don’t know why but I imagine her straight out of a Sofia Coppola film. No doubt because she is herself, as if out of time; Emma does not cheat; She loves it or she doesn’t, without half measures. In terms of music, I would say that she is the fashionable side of Weyes Blood in blonde, with a dreamlike style, very colorful.

Question of values

You all know it like I do. The textile industry is the second most polluting activity in the world. It is true that to make 1kg of cotton, 20,000 liters of water are spent, the equivalent of 340 5-minute showers or 110 baths. So, the era of the 50s / 60s of hyper-consumption illustrated by the Madmen series is over.

But above all, with Emma, we share simple values: a new vintage fashion, responsible and made in France when it comes to bringing a touch of novelty. To consume less but better. Because having style is anything but a matter of money. Besides, Yves Saint Laurent was not mistaken when he fell in love with Loulou de la Falaise. Already at the start of the 70s, Loulou only dressed in flea markets, mixing looks and styles, without taboo, without prejudice for a liberated fashion.

New fashion codes

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Maggie Bracelet by BUTTONS PARADISE for capsule collection oldé.paris

This is why with Emma, we wanted to combine our strengths: – Emma Bonneau, for her vintage OldéParis e-shop and her blog, AllIneedisclothes offering vintage outfits and clothes of beautiful brands from the 60s to the 90s. She deciphers and stages genres like nobody! – Sandrine Mettetal, for ATTELIER by BUTTONS PARADISE’s jewelry, mixing rare, vintage buckles and recycled leathers for design necklaces and unique bracelets or in very limited series. All made in Paris!

New vintage new deal

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Handmade in Paris: Maggie Bracelets by BUTTONS PARADISE

This is why, in the boom of online thrift stores, this is THE new vintage deal of the season. For the launch of the new oldeparis.com site, BUTTONS PARADISE via its ATTELIER range (with two T’s to highlight craftsmanship with both hands!) is launching two limited series of cuff bracelets: First, the Eden Fauve cuff. Adorned with an acetate buckle, designed by its creator and made in the Jura, mounted on a recycled coral orange patent leather. Eden Fauve is available exclusively in this color on the OldéParis eshop (5 pieces created).

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Eden Maggie Bracelet  by BUTTONS PARADISE

As for the Eden Maggie bracelet, it is made of white recycled patent leather. The Maggie has a tangy daisy loop! In summary, a beautiful trendy cohabitation around new-vintage, at the initiative of two Parisians not quite like the others.

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Women, I love you

The most beautiful days are those that celebrate women. So here are my favorites in the feminine plural of simple and extraordinary women. I wish you a beautiful women’s day.

The Fashion Designers

Violaine Lablancherie, Au Juste

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Violaine Lablancherie and her brother, Courtesy of Au Juste

It all started from a meeting with a mutual friend. And hop, love at first sight for Violaine and her brand Au Juste. Aware of the challenges of the planet and graphic designer by training, Violaine launched herself 3 years ago alongside her brother to create the brand Au Juste. A nice and warm brand that gives a second life to used materials but that we can totally reprocess and revive again: wool! First, all Au Juste sweaters are made in France to limit the carbon footprint. Then, Violaine became a talented Artistic Director. Go see the Dean sweater, you’ll love it!

Joëlle Litt, Stylist

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Courtesy of Joelle Litt Fashion

Here is an ‘Instagram’ meet as I like when I started on this network… in 2015! Since then, we have been communicating on insta but also through friends whose Joëlle has asked to come and meet me at my showroom. Joëlle is a stylist like no other. She is inspiring. And above all, it’s a tube of vitamins all by herself.

Here is how she defines herself on her website that I invite you to discover: “I come from a town of 500 inhabitants originally. I style a lot of different people and things. And I write about many different people and things. I love perfect imperfections. Sometimes I play the artistic director “ Joëlle Litt,

Charlotte Husson, Mister K

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Courtesy of Charlotte Husson, Mister K

Committed and responsible because focused on authentic fashion. But above all, Charlotte Husson is one of those young women that cancer shook early. And afterwards, a huge desire to give another meaning to his life. After the event, she put everything together to create the Mister K brand for a committed wardrobe where 5% of sales are donated to the Gustave Roussy Institute.

The Animal lovers

Isabelle Pierard, Maison Soulyé

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Courtesy of Maison Soulyé

Increasingly, the love of animals leads to the choice of the beautiful without animal material. Because finding ultra-feminine vegan shoes is not that easy. But above all, Isabelle is passionate about shoes and loves to taper our legs, she decides to bet on the innovation of alternative materials to leather. It is therefore a beautiful challenge and a daringly loving and ethical fashion!

Frédérique Verley, Sauvade

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Frederique Verley, Founder of the association Sauvade, Courtesy of Grazia

Finally, let me introduce to you Frédérique Verley. Above all, a woman engaged in the rescue of dogs and cats from Reunion Island to the mainland. Thanks to her network and her convictions, Frédérique has created a formidable chain of solidarity in Reunion but also in France. Last but not least, since the creation of the association (to follow on Instagram if not already done: @assosauvade), thousands of animals have been adopted for a new life. Well done !

The Beautiful Souls

As far as beautiful vibes, beautiful souls arrive on the first step! Also, to all my friends, women of heart, women entrepreneurs and courageous: Julie, Claudia, Aude, Isabelle, Aurélie, Véro, Florence, Nathalie, Gaëlle, Pascale, Agnès … But still to all the mothers of the planet who fight and watch over their children.

And then, there are women who carry our voices, echo our desires and relay our struggles: Simone Veil, Benoite Groult, Laetitia Colombani for their love of life and their resilience and their battles.

The absolute romantics

In a word, they are spontaneous, natural, sensitive, funny, talented and terribly women! Juliette Binoche, Sandrine Kiberlain, Laetitia Colombani in particular.

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How to live a sustainable and responsible fashion?

You want to bring something new to your wardrobe but not just how? Do you want to renew all or part of your dressing room while preserving your purchasing power? Here are some tips for sustainable and responsible fashion!

Idea n°1 for inspiration: storage by the classification

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Jaimie Chua on her Instagram in a consumerist wardrobe – Pinterest

I know what you think … Storing your wardrobe is a must before buying new outfits. Except that there are 1001 ways to organize your dressing room to have a global vision; the basic pieces, the stylish favorites that you love but worn little or no at all. There are also your essentials, your it-clothes, because of memories or you feel comfortable with them and they are your second skin.

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Colorful wardrobe classified by color and type of outfits – Pinterest

Then organization side, you can first, classify your outfits by color and by genre. Like black for example and in the black: sweaters, t-shirts, pants, then dresses etc … This will allow you to evaluate your dominant colors. But most importantly you may find that your wardrobe is overloaded in one color rather than another.

Then and during this stage, take the time to try your outfits if you have a doubt. Your goal, our goal is primarily to classify what we wear and to put away what we love less. To live a sustainable and responsible fashion, also consists in rationalizing our choices without constraint!

Idea n°2 to adopt: trendy thrift shops

To do this, sort out your clothes that can be resold or donated. And there, neither one nor two, you are spoiled for choice in donating clothes. Oxfam, charity shops, various associations or, if you live in Great Britain for example, associative shops that sell second hand clothes to support a cause: medical, animal …

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Denim jumpsuit IKKS videdressing.com – Dress Zara patatam.com

Regarding your choice of outfits for resale, here too, the solutions are many: market places online thrift especially if you have luxury parts or beautiful essentials or … young children who grow up quickly!

TOP 6 online second hand clothing platforms

  • www.videdressing.com (luxe)
  • www.vestiairecollective.com (luxe)
  • www.vinted.fr (toutes gammes, tous les prix)
  • www.percentif.fr (toutes gammes, tous les prix)
  • www.onceagain.fr (toutes gammes, petits prix)
  • www.patatam.com (toutes gammes, petits prix)

Idea n°3: the deposit-sale alternative

If you run out of time, you can always opt for the consignment. Be aware that this solution is less advantageous. A deposit-sale applies, on average, a commission of 40 to 50% (VAT included that it supports). An online thrift shop, in general, operates around a commission of 25%. To know also: the deposit-sale is primarily oriented women’s fashion unlike online thrift stores that offers an offer of second-hand clothes for you gentlemen.

Whatever the second-hand sales method you adopt, you’ll do good for the planet! And wait, there are still two tips for living an even more sustainable and responsible fashion 🙂

Question of look, little conclusion for the responsible fashion hardcore you are!

Idea n°4: the vintage fashion accessory

After sorting, ordering and tidying up, you can also relook or customize your outfits. Indeed, you have a Courrèges straight dress style or a ‘Saharienne’ style jacket in the manner of Yves Saint Laurent in the 70s but you want to give them an air of revival? Here again, the field of possibilities is quite wide.

Break the codes of your fashion mix. Wear one of your silk scarves as a belt … Even more radical? Why not shorten the bottom of your overalls by 20 cm to wear it in combi shorts?
And here, bam, two solutions to choose from.
> Purist method: you cut and make a hem in proper form.
> Quick solution and even more stylish: you make a big outside lapel or two backs but very wide in height. It’s original and will give a new line to your outfit.

As for your dress, think of the sewing buttons! Especially since more and more young brands are getting into vintage accessories. So nothing better for a sustainable fashion than to revive beautiful jewelry buttons of the 70s, 90s or even 60s? In the three options: scarf, lapel and / or sewing buttons, you participate in a fashion solidarity and benevolence in the sense of non-polluting.

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Vintage Lollipop pearl buttons70s Galatée buttons en Galalith resin BUTTONS PARADISE

Especially for beautiful vintage buttons, you can also choose from natural materials such as wood, horn or a beautiful galalith resin made from milk. Galalith was very popular for the design of jewelry, buttons and belt buckles from the 50s to the 90s.

Idea n°5: Be ethical, slow and sustainable fashion

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Frida Westerlund for D magazine – Ecodesigned sneakers Veja V10 suede brown

In other words, there is more and more choice to buy sustainable fashion.
The concept of slow fashion is to buy little and responsible as opposed to the brands that practice the ‘fast fashion’ with more than 6 collections a year and many, many restocking.

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Necklace Eden Duo ATTELIER by BUTTONS PARADISE – Coat and jacket Kimbo by Lesrécupérables.com

Here again, becoming a responsible consumer is easy. Look for young designers who are experts in sustainable fashion. ‘Les Récupérables’, a French brand that practices a fashion around the up-cycling by transforming curtains in trendy dress. Or Gaëlle Constantini who shapes her models from recycled fabrics. L’ATTELIER (with two T’s) by BUTTONS PARADISE, created in 2015, in Saint Germain des Prés, where the designer transforms belt buckles into designer cuffs or long necklaces like the Eden Duo, fashioned to 100% with components vintage. Bluffing effect guaranteed!

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Fashion accessories: buckle up and go!

No silhouette without a belt? Think again, the belt is more than just your waist. It dresses you and signs your style. So, ready to buckle up your belts for a damn curly fashion trip?

History of belts

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From corseted waist to released woman © Pinterest

In the first place, forget the too often cited chastity belt, a trap too obvious. That being said, it is interesting to remember that the women’s belt, before becoming a fashion accessory, had a utilitarian role. Because yes, no drape or dress without belt, without fastener, fibula or button … So we say: before being design and aesthetics, the women’s belt was especially useful and practical.

Now, place to the beauty of the genres!

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From left to right: CELINE puffy large buckle belt, wide belt inspiration on Pinterest pleated skirt

TYPES of belts

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Fine belts materials on Fractals.it

In the second place, and since it is a matter of deciphering the basis of the art of the belt, the fashion illustrations speak for themselves. In addition, great are the choices of materials to sculpt our waist!

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Fine belts types on Fractals.it

First there were the thin belts in fabrics of the roaring twenties, just after the end of the corset achieved by Mademoiselle Chanel. Then the 40’s/50’s leather straps, the metal belts of the psychedelic years from “Twiggy” but also the rope and ‘belted’ scarves.

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Jane Birkin belted 70’s – Paco Rabanne RTW 2019 – mythical belt metal

BELT BUCKLES

In fact, you have understood, and for those who know me, what I like in the belt is the loop! Design buckles, buckles like meshes as Celine, the variety of possibilities is endless …
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On the left, oversized belt Zana Bayne plexiglass buckle – On the right, Celine black grosgrain belt
Also and for the ideas of look to borrow, the Haute Couture draws in abundance in history: buckle-belt military Ferré, buckles like fibula for Céline or 70s metal buckle in extra-long mode for Adam Selman! …
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From left to right – Gianfranco Ferré dress and belt, Céline dress with pin-loops, Adam Selman outfit and extra long belt

Buckled up silhouettes Haute Couture or New York style

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From left to right: Mango Ring Belt, Stéphane Rolland Haute Couture Metal Ring Belt

In addition to the creativity of women’s belts, it is the boldness and excessiveness that make them fashion accessories. It must be recognized that the border is narrow between the accessory and the jewel!

Once again, the belt shows that THE accessory is essential: simple or sophisticated, primary or complex, the belt guides us!

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Jil Sander Stretch Wide Belt FW18/19, Right, Strap and Button Belt, Giorgio Armani Privé

Wrist or ankle belts

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Elizabeth Hawes Suede Belt 1948 – Eden O-Clock Buckle Bracelet by BUTTONS PARADISE
But the audacity and innovation of today’s belt reside above all in the way of wearing it. You follow me ?
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Satin black wrist bracelet Attico – Eden Design Necklace Duo ATTELIER by BUTTONS PARADISE
More exactly, young fashion brands are free from conventions.
They go from waist and bust to the corseted belts of Azzedine Alaïa and Jean-Paul Gaultier (which we also love!), Ankles and wrists.
Their common denominator? The BUCKLE belt still and always !!!
For example, ATTICO in Italy now has a range of satin anklets inspired by the belt. At the same time, on the French side, the Hermès, Boinet and BUTTONS PARADISE houses break the codes and wear the wrist bracelet.
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Left: Hermès black bracelet, bottom, Maison Boinet wrist bracelet, right, satin anklets Attico
Finally, if Hermes and Boinet are very close to the wrist belt (simple metal buckle with smooth or grained leather strap), BUTTONS PARADISE creates very colorful pieces, unique or in very limited series! In addition, the designer of the brand is concerned about sustainable and responsible fashion: recycled leathers adorned with rare vintage buckles from the roaring twenties to the disco 90’s! In summary, it is to see!

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Haute Couture Accessories: 5 ideas that change everything

Contrary to popular belief, the very first buttons for clothing were jewels and not fasteners. A cult accessory and a symbol that makes sense especially when its style resonates with haute couture

Idea n°1 to borrow: Bib Buttons

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Viktor & Rolf jackets highly buttoned up

In the first place, there are surprising accessories that bring a touch of chic poetry to the seam. Like the very buttoned effect imagined by the house Viktor and Rolf which is bluffing. How to accessorize a super classic blazer jacket? Simply by covering it with monochrome buttons in three colors: black, blue, white for a dark blue or beige jacket, cream, green and turquoise for a khaki blazer. Having said so, the ultimate effect lies above all in the choice of pieces that are adorned with buttons: the sleeves … a sweater or jeans!

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Viktor & Rolf tops and pants buttoned up

Idea n°2 to borrow: The paper clip

After the luxury bohemian style, here is the haute couture ‘business’ look.

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Paper clip and jacket VERSACE FW 2019-2020 – Design 80s buttons circle black gold silver BUTTONS PARADISE

And there, Versace in his autumn-winter pre-collection is of a malicious inventiveness. Moreover, it is a luxury trick made of a singular detail. So do not hesitate to clip the paper clip of your office on your jacket pocket! Donatella will forgive me and Miss Chanel even more! Above all, have fun with accessorizing your black outfit with stylized metallic jewels: original design buttons for example or oversize paperclips!

Idea n°3 to borrow: The paintbrush effect

Contrary to what one might believe, there is no question of canvas or painting but embroidery and buttons effects matter!

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YOHJI YAMAMOTO FW 2019-2020 – BUTTONS PARADISE Design Buttons Gouache

So that elegance is absolute, here is a couture design inspiration. An outfit that speaks for itself! It’s beautiful, sober and explosive. So here too. Do not wait or rather, give free rein to your inspiration! Accessorize your black coat with beautiful beige white buttons and ultra modern minimalist embroidery.

Idea n°4 to borrow: Luxury silver detail

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BALMAIN SS19 – BUTTONS PARADISE Silver glass buttons

Often, we do not dare to adopt enough small details that are the singularity of Haute Couture. And one of the most talented of all the great couturiers and the most disco-pop is certainly Olivier Rousteing for BALMAIN.

Idea n°5 to borrow: Contrasted black look

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Yohji Yamamoto FW 2019-2020 – Set of buttons in symmetrical & asymmetric pose

Similarly, the frock coat or the military imper affirm with a subtle game of buttons … So there, to say that I am totally a fan of this accessory and this style minimalist luxury! Moreover, there is a rare address in terms of haute couture buttons to shopper style haberdashery online or at a parlor like BUTTONS PARADISE installed in Paris.

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BALMAIN FW19/20 – Silver glass jewelry buttons BUTTONS PARADISE

In short, fashion accessories surprise us! Not necessarily ostentatious, they are the delicate and original detail that marks a style. Whether they are jewelry buttons or designer buttons, cultural objects that make our everyday life like a paper clip or a contemporary pen, they shape and guide our look!

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