Style Noir

Vogue Paris Septembre 2012 issue.

Finally, the Vogue Paris Septembre 2012 issue arrived here in Toronto newsstands. I don't understand why we get them so late in the month?  What inspired me to blog post about the French Noir Style were the e-mail that I received from Holt Renfrew about the new Chanel Coco Noir perfume and I also saw the Vogue Paris cover for September through the WEB. Definitely Black is back for this Fall. Plus, this week is also Paris Fashion Week for Spring 2013. The Vogue Paris Septembre issue is also the first time that blogger, Garance Dore's column is published. So exciting for Garance! 
 As we know, the colour Black represents power, mystery, sophistication and strength. A woman in Black is a force to be dealt with. Definitely tres chic. Here is the best of the Paris Fall Noir Collections 2012  that I adore. 
Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2012.

Pre-Fall Collection designed by Bill Gaytten. I liked all of Bill Gaytten's collections for Dior, after John Galliano's dismissal. Dior has replaced Bill Gaytten with Raf Simons, who is also a very talented designer. 

Christian Dior Suede Knee High Boots.  
Available at Holt Renfrew Canada. 


New Chanel  Coco Noir Perfume. 'Through Black... light revealed.'   According to Chanel, this fragrance has the 'sensuality of Rose and unique note of a geranium leaf...A modern composition combining power and delicacy.' 

Chanel Noir Gown.

Valentino Rock And Stud Collection.

I love this Rock Stud Collection from Valentino. It is edgy chic at its best!  According to the product description for this collection, the inspiration were the Stars at night.. 'these rock studs will glitter like the stars in the sky.'  Valentino without Valentino still Rocks!  Thanks to the current duo designers, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli for expertly mixing the tradition of elegance and  now edgy style of  the Valentino brand. 


Canadian model Daria Werbowy in Celine Black Leather dress. I love all of Phoebe Philo's creations ever since she was with Chloe and then now at Celine. 

Certainly most wanted - A Celine Mini-Luggage Bag in Noir.

Louis Vuitton

As usual, Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton never disappoints. The train express Fashion Show for Fall, presented earlier this year in Paris, was the best! Such a dramatic show, including the clothes and the accessories. The LV boots above is surely made for elegant walking. The boots has a LV monogram trim in noir.

 Givenchy Wedge Column boots is a hot item this Fall. It has been sold out in some stores and e-shopping sites like Net-A-Porter and

Givenchy Nightingale bag is one of my favourite bags.  This bag is very discreet luxury. No monograms, simple but edgy chic too. I carry mine for work and also for travelling.  The bag comes in different colours and sizes too. 

YSL Rive Gauche.

My own YSL "Muse" Bag.

La Parisienne Muse.

Vogue Paris Editor in Chief, Emmanuelle Alt. So effortless chic!

Photo credits:, Vogue Paris August 2012 issue and Holt Renfrew Canada.

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  1. Great post - so much to admire. I love the Givenchy Nightingale bag - the perfect size. As you say, discreet and a lovely shape. Gorgoeus Chanel Noir gown - somehow reminds me of a ballet tutu and I'm a huge ballet fan!

  2. I'm love the return to the total black look! great post Pamela!

  3. Pam, Love all these! I was going to do a post on black too. Funny. I would love to have those platform pumps and also the Givenchy bag. You are so lucky to have a YSL bag.
    Beautiful post!

    1. Hi Kim,it will be interesting to read about your Black post. Go for it!

  4. Love black and gold studded!! Do you know they are in every store in Madrid!!! great find:)


    1. Hi Tammy, I hope you will purchase those boots in Madrid. The Spanish shoes and boots are the best! The leather there are so soft. Very stylish too.

  5. Well this appeals to me since I have closet full of black. That black Chanel bottle is amazing! Thanks for the peek into your Vogue

    1. Hi Connie, the Chanel bottle is always simple but always make a big statement. You are a very stylish lady then to have an all black wardrobe. :)

  6. So curious about the Coco Noir Perfume. Might have to check it out on weekend.

    1. Go for it! I hope you will like it too.

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  8. I'm really attracted to that first pic, Vogue Paris September 2012 issue...Kate Moss looks magnificent in all black and blod red lips!
    To me black is simplicity, and yet eternally chic!
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  9. I live in Toronto too! ugh it's so annoying how we always get the international magazines like a month late..I need to go pick up this issue! everything you posted is so beautiful!

  10. How interesting Pamela, I bought my Sister a bottle of Chanel Noir for her birthday a couple of weeks ago. I din't get a chance to sample it but she loves it.


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