Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Fabulous Contemporaries: Catherine Baba.

 I have noticed Catherine Baba several years ago. First, I managed to run into her in Paris, I think in 2010 while presenting my Collection at The Box, in one of the little outside cafes Paris is so famous for. I landed myself couple tables away from Catherine and spent the next 30 minutes quietly observing her style. At the time, I did not know who she really was, but I figured she is, probably, a stylist or an editor of some world famous glossy publication. Turns out, I was right! I remember being captivated by how free she really was, wearing impossible white coat , turban and lairs of something magnificent in color underneath her coat.
 Catherine is one of these rare figures of Fashion whose appearance along let's you know she breathes and lives Style. I always find myself drawn to people whose interpretation of style is far from literal confirmation to the trends of the season. Catherine epitomizes what I call " Three Perfect "E"s" - exotic, eclectic, extravagant. She is actually was born in Australia but lives and works in Paris for the last 15 years. It is impossible to guess how old she really is. Every time I open a magazine with the editorial styled by Catherine Baba I know I am up for a treat. No wonder, Catherine has worked for the most respected names in business: Chanel, Balmain, Ungaro, Givenchy...
 A great lover of vintage pieces and a lover of hats, I have read somewhere that Catherine loves to collect vintage Yves Saint Laurent. Catherine to me is  also a perfect example of being fashionably free of any stereotypical behavior we usually see when it comes to stylists with big names. You will never see her arriving at the show in a black shiny car (just like all the rest). Instead, she drives a bike and she completely rocks the ride wearing the highest heels in history of all bike rides. :-)))) Finally, it is safe to say that none has ever made turban (an you know that turban is one of my favorite hats to work with) look THAT good.
 I am leaving you today with the collection of images of Catherine and I hope you will enjoy the selection. In my opinion Catherine Baba is a fabulous contemporary and one of the very few people in Fashion I look forward to seeing the most during Fashion Week In Paris.












1 comment:

VM Creation Atelier said...

Woooow.....Wooow and WOW!!!

Dear Anya,
I can say nothing,I am just speechless after all these unimaginable great images of Catherine!

What an personality and wonderful personal feeling for only her style.....Fantatsic!!!
My favs.are images with a gorgeous ''turban'' hat:)))*
I send to you my warm spring hugs:-)*

Much Love,
***Violetta***