Rebecca Laurey


The Art of Illumination at Issey Miyake Spring ’14

Issey Miyake, the Japanese fashion house, lights up the runway for spring/summer 2014 with the illuminated silhouettes of its new collection.

Where’s the Issey Miyake woman going this season? According to show notes, she’s walking “toward the stars and shine in the inky black sky, toward the moon.”

Gros bisous!

Getting cheeky backstage with Issey Miyake’s womenswear designer, Yoshiyuki Miyamae.

Rays of light in rainbow patterns splash across dresses and separates, creating a freshly innovative outlook on high-tech wearability. And of course, no outfit is complete without a spritz of Issey Miyake’s Pleats Please, a Nordstrom exclusive fragrance that embodies one of the most fundamental concepts of Issey Miyake.

Jump over to our Beauty Blog and discover the look that Alex Box and the M·A·C PRO team has created for spring/summer 2014.

Qianna Smith
Photos by Ford Leland

Fashion Week Food & Drink

The Sweet Side of Paris Fashion Week

From the fabulous fashions to the decadent delights, the week of chic in Paris is a sensory experience unlike any other.

The Thread found our guest editor Zanita Morgan and her bestie Rebecca Laurey of Raspberry & Rouge enjoying a break between runway shows on the rooftop of the Terrass Hôtel, located in the artsy Montmartre district. Get a taste of the sweet life at Paris Fashion Week from two fabulous fashion bloggers we adore.

Treat Yourself: “I love this location,” says Zanita, a model turned photo blogger. “The 7th lounge is a hidden gem and a great place to relax in the midst of Fashion Week chaos.”

Parisian Pastries: It’s impossible to not develop a passion for food and fashion while in Paris.

The Art of Friendship: “It’s been great attending Fashion Week with Zanita. We both live this slightly fashion obsessed life,” says Rebecca, based in the Netherlands. “We met at an event in Barcelona in May, and we’ve been bonded ever since. We have this great international friendship.”

Bon Appétit: Classic French desserts like tarte aux fraises et à la crème, mille-feuille and éclairs are divine little pleasures.

Toast of the Town: Be inspired and add a little French twist to your daily style.

Zanita is in MISS WU Pocket Crêpe de Chine BlouseAbstract Chain Jacquard Skirt (both Nordstrom exclusives), MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Blake’ Bracelet Watch and Dogeared ‘Reminder – Infinite Love’ Boxed Pendant Necklace in Gold Dip. Her beauty statement comes in the form of NYX Black Nail Lacquer with Black Pearls and Yves Saint Laurent ‘Rouge Pur Couture’ Lip Color 001 Le Rouge.

Rebecca is in MISS WU ‘Delicate Leaf’ Print Crêpe de Chine Blouse & Pleated Leather Skirt (both Nordstrom exclusives) and kate spade new york ‘skinny mini’ bow bangle in silver. Perfectly polished nails in Deborah Lippmann ‘Jewel Heist’ Nail Color in ‘Rolling in The Deep’ complete the look.

Qianna Smith
Photos by Ford Leland

Our thanks to The 7th lounge at the top of the Terrass Hotel! With stunning views of the Eiffel Tower, it’s an ideal setting for an apéritif or a sunset dinner in the heart of Paris.