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Karl Lagerfeld didn’t fail to amaze us with Chanel’s Fall/Winter 2014 show at Paris Fashion Week. He transformed the Grand Palais into “Chanel Shopping Center”, an extraordinary supermarket with aisles of Chanel branded products (including real groceries that guests took home after the show). The aisles of the supermarket became the runway and the models didn’t just walk, they shopped around with carts as if they were grocery shopping on a normal day. Notable models included Cara Delevingne, Kendall Jenner and Rihanna. The Chanel collection featured normal, every day looks including sporty pieces with added uber chic accessories. The innovative fashion show turned errand run instantly became an Instagram frenzy, and ended with an overhead announcement ” Thank you valued Chanel customers, the show has now ended”.
First it was the cut outs in body con dresses, and then summer brought on the monokini, and now the one trend I’ve been obsessed with lately is cut out booties! Chanel predicted back in Spring 2013 that they would be huge for fall, and they most definitely were, so huge that they’ve carried over into Spring. Steve Madden and Jeffrey Campbell make stunning cut out boots for those who don’t want to break the bank.
My advice: check out urbanoutfitters.com They’re having an amazing sale and even have some cut out booties on sale!
For those of you who want to get in the Halloween spirit without going all out and spending a bunch of money on a cheaply-made costume that you’ll never wear again, here’s an idea: keep things spooky and simple with a festive sweater, black jeans and flats, and dark lipstick. Feel free to accessorize with some fun skull jewelry.
I recently started reading the Coco Chanel biography by Lisa Chaney and have become obsessed with Coco Chanel all over again.
Here she is in all her glory, circa 1940s
And here’s Audrey Tautou as her in Coco Before Chanel
Here a few facts about the wonderful Chanel:
- She was born in France in 1883 and was part of a big family, as one of five children, and she was born Gabrielle Chanel.
- When Coco was 12, her mother passed away from tuberculosis and her father left the family; she spent the next six years in an orphanage.
- She became a licensed hat-maker and owned her first shop in 1910.
- She introduced her first perfume, Chanel No. 5, in 1922.
- She invented the “Little Black Dress” in 1926, which French Vogue dubbed “Chanel’s Ford”, for its practicality and marketability.
- She is credited with popularizing the concept of “costume jewelry” in the 1920s.
- She introduced the idea of using jersey fabric to create clothing, which had prior been used only for men’s undergarments.
- Her classic Chanel suit became famous for its flattering cut, simple fabric, and specially weighted lining, to give it that perfect hang.
- She died in 1971 at the Ritz Hotel in Paris at the age of 87.
I highly suggest you pick up the book if you’re interested at all, and definitely watch Coco Before Chanel, it’s a wonderful movie with insight to one of the most famous fashion designers.
…and I can’t wait!!! Yes, I was one of those people that texted everyone she knew and stalked Twitter for updates. How does this relate to fashion? Modern, royal, gorgeous, stylish woman gives birth to baby with an unlimited clothing budget = fashion news. Finally, someone’s gonna kick Suri out of the tabloids! If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, well, that was a very long nap you were taking.
As for the baby’s clothes, undoubtedly, its socks will cost what half of my closet is worth.
The Valentine’s Day “Heart” collection for the French postal service will be designed by Hermes for the upcoming 2013 season. Hermes will use several designs from their scarves for their inspiration for the postage stamps. Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix, Chanel, Givenchy, and Lanvin have all designed postage stamps for the French postal service before, but I’m sure that Hermes can live up to the reputation.