Anne-Cécile graduated from the Central Saint Martins School of London. She started at Ungaro and later at Jitrois. Then an idea came to her and she thought about it for several months.
She finally decided to go ahead and give it a try in creating her own brand « (NO) SMOKING ». The obvious name. Easy to recall. A brand that everyone finds themselves in.
Anne-Cécile is humble. Her brand is not all about herself but wants to give active women a brand that fits them. A brand where they could find what they need to look elegant and feminine. Anne-Cécile has a great cut and sewing know-how. She also does semi-finished clothing for suits that perfectly hang. She likes straight and structured cuts. To respond to the society's needs. To satisfy women and sublimate them.
The tuxedo. In all shapes. Many different kinds. This outfit, very often too conformist, is finally rediscovered, improved, and magnified.
The tuxedo. The suit for men. By finding its way in a women's wardrobe, it revolutionizes the genders. Give credit to the working women. The image of the YSL French woman. Class and allure.
Jazzy and elegant. It was first an evening outfit before becoming The typical symbol of a business man. The tuxedo has become today the society’s suit.
She finds her inspiration in the woman's suits of the 60's. She has found her niche in an unexplored market. Her goal : to change the traditional codes of the tuxedo, to modernize the pieces that are too often seen, and to make them timeless elements. Outfits that each young woman needs in her wardrobe as soon as she gets her first interviews. These are pieces of clothing that give the businesswoman an original and elegant touch. Neat and fancy creations for a dressed-up event. Chic for all ages...
Tuxedos, jackets, suits, dresses, and original accessories make up a collection of graceful silhouettes. They magnify women with low necklines and open backs, gorgeous draped boleros, and tailored cuts. All pieces are symbols of seduction.
Her accessories line broadens habits and modifies classic pieces. Ties and fake collars intermingle with necklaces. Truly embellishing jewelry. Creative and smart.
« The (NO) SMOKING woman is timeless. She is modern and retro. Chic and elegant. »
Shoot for Carnet de Mode
Photographer : Maxime DE POMMEREAU
Hair Stylist : Sonee FLOWERS
Make-Up Artist : Marina Jasmine BERWEIN
Model : Marion