Karl Lagerfeld decided to add Chanel Couture Sneakers to the couture fashion show this week. While I liked the collection, quite a few people thought it was a hot mess. I think the styling was a little off, but the garments were beautiful. The weird thing is that I wore sneakers to prom, so I am not against wearing sneakers with pretty dresses. These sneakers looked like old lady shoes, or those Melissa jellys people used to wear in the 90s. I just don’t know what to say about that. Photos from Style.com. P.S. Today is my 27th birthday. I think someone…anyone should buy my a chanel bag for mah burfday. Ahh… a girl can dream…
Hello readers! I can’t wait to bring you part one of the Spring/Summer 2013 Paris Couture roundup. I decided to so you all some of my favorite shows this season! I’m so excited. Check out pics from Alexis Mabille, Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli, Chanel, Elie Saab, Ulyana Sergeenko, and Valentino. [SOURCE]
Since today seems to be shoe day on the blog, I wanted to bring you my favorite pair of shoes from the Chanel SS13 collection that showed the other day. It reminds me of the popular Louboutin that every celeb was wearing a few months ago, and it features the latest shoe trends- straps and clear material. Photo from Style.com.
Yesterday’s couture shows proved that embellishments are in. From crocodile skins to shiny fabrics and ombre colors, there is nothing plain about these clothes. Karl Lagerfeld used every single shade of blue imaginable. Richardo Tisci used reptile skins in the craziest ways. Giorgio Armani’s fabric shined through a dark runway set. I can see a lot of ready to wear trends in this week’s couture shows. I wonder what the designers are going to show next. Photos from Style.com.
Paris Fall 2011 Couture Week is still rolling along with a few shows yesterday by the big dogs. Chanel, Armani Prive, and Givenchy showed yesterday, and as you can imagine, they were out of sight. Chanel is usually hit or miss for me. There is only so much you can do with the Chanel aesthetic, but Karl Lagerfeld managed to make cool starry night, cosmos themed couture with light shoes too. Armani Prive was just ok to me. There were some definite knockout pieces, but the prints were a little much for me. I love Asian inspired clothing, I just didn’t like how it was done here. Givenchy Couture was the best of the day. I think all future brides should look towards this mostly white collection for inspiration. Riccardo Tisci is a genius when it comes to bead work. I don’t know how he does it. Thoughts? What was your favorite piece or collection so far? Photos from Style.com.
Above: Bottega Veneta Resort 2012, Style.com; Chanel Resort 2012, Style.com; Sportmax Resort 2012, Style.com. M Missoni patterned wide-leg pants, Net-a-Porter.com; J.Crew Irene orange linen wide-leg pant, Net-a-Porter.com; Tucker printed silk blouse, Net-a-Porter.com; J.Crew striped jersey top, Net-a-Porter.com.
While older generations may find the wide-leg trend evoking images of Janis Joplin and peace sign-wielding Vietnam protesters, we who live on the chic side of life see otherwise. Denim and pant alike were stretched out and lengthened on the Spring 2011 and Resort 2012 runways. Paired with a sheer top and classic blazer, the look that comes together oozes luxury. Plus, wide-leg pants are extremely flattering on women of all body types. And, unlike the denim leggings of fall and winter, wide-leg pants can be perfectly light and airy for summer. Pick a pair in a bold color for added effect and compliment with a favorite pair of skinny wedges (chunky will definitely give you the 1970’s effect) and a structured, lady-like clutch and you’ll be turning sun-burned heads all summer.
Paris Fashion Week Fall 2011 has bid us adieu. I feel like this fashion month has gone by soo slowly because so much has happened. It was only a month ago to the day that I was flying into New York for fashion week And now Paris Fashion Week, with all its rumors, intrigue, mysteries, and scandals is over…finally. *Cue…Deep…Sighs…Now! Oh, but while we are on the subject of rumors and such, apparently it is a known fact that Riccardo Tisci will leave Givenchy for Dior!!!! I saw it isn’t a known fact until a press release has been sent out, but whatever. Whoever knows the truth probably isn’t saying anything at all. Duh!!! If this is true, who will take over Givenchy? Aye carumba!
Anywho! I decided to do something different for these last few shows. In place of my usual
pitiful photo collages, I have brought you fashion videos because videos are more fun and entertaining. Thank me later.
Let’s start with Yves Saint Laurent! I love the suiting with the cropped pant or short skirt that Stefano Pilati did. It was a good mix of masculine and feminine. His use of fur was fabulous as well. I loved the white fur coat and the coat before it with the black fur hood. I also loved the white section at the end. I don’t usually wear all white, just a few pieces here and there, but I would wear that white tux. They say that Pilati may be out soon at YSL, but the higher ups at the label said recently that that is a lie. Let’s hope so, because I like his work at YSL.
People have been claiming that couture is dead because couture clients have been dwindling down and most rich people just buy ready to wear clothes that look like couture. I think this season is showing that couture is alive and kicking. The Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture has even added some new members in recent years. Couture will be here for awhile.
Dorothy Perkins Jacket and Purse, plain black tank, Old Navy Sweetheart Black Jeans,Chanel Pumps
Now that you seen the outfit that I wore to the DeLibel Boutique Anniversary, check me out trying my new lip products from the MAC Tartan Tales collection. I can’t wait to go back to the store and buy some more stuff.
FCC: I bought everything in this posts. MMMKAY!
Here’s what we have coming up next week at BDB:
Sunday 11/21: Special evening sale featuring exotic reptile handbags from Fendi, Judith Leiber, Nancy Gonzalez and more
Monday 11/22: Louis Vuitton Vintage Handbags, Pur Cashmere, Spring & Clifton
Tuesday 11/23: LAmade Kids, Paul Frank Kids, Early Learning Centre Toys, Bodhi Handbags
Thursday 11/26: Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours!
Friday 11/27: Gray Malin Photography Holiday Sale, Resort Apparel Blowout
All of our sales begin at 8am PST/11am EST and last for 48 hours.
FCC: I bought everything in this posts. MMMKAY!
Armani Privé was not as impressive as I thought it would be. It was like he tried to take the whole greige/beige, camel is the new thing to wear trend and translate it to couture. I wasn’t impressed. There were some nice things in the collection, but I just couldn’t get into it. Also a few of the gowns were a bit ill-fitting on the models, and the hair was a mess.
Bouchra Jarrar was a new name to me. Her collection was just OK. I felt like it was missing something. It was very boxy, geometric, and full of shift dresses. I don’t know about this one either.
Chanel was Chanel, or so I thought. Once I looked through the pictures I fell in love the the huge silhouettes and beautiful coats. The color scheme of ruby reds, golds, blues, and creams looked so royal. I think this collection was fit for a queen. The hair and boots were not cute though. I could have done without those bits.
Dior was a floral masterpiece. I really couldn’t find anything wrong with it. Seriously. It was gorgeous. All of the dresses were based on flowers and the models’ hair was wrapped with plastic wrap like the kind you see on bouquets. The special hats were made by Stephen Jones. Love at first sight is possible.
For Givenchy, everything was covered in lace, fringe, and long hairy fur. Very interesting. It kind of reminded me of bits and pieces of Alexander McQueen’s collections. I’m not a fan of the white stocking with open toe shoe look. It was very somber, Adams Family scary, and interesting.
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Crystal Renn at the Chanel Resort 2011 fashion show in St. Tropez. I think the picture came from The Cut, but I can’t remember.
Don’t forget to shop The Fat and Skinny Shop for sizes 8-20, L-3X!
I can’t wait to see this movie. I remember seeing still shots on a blog last month. The clothes were so fabulous. Now all I have to do is figure out what time it is here when Europe is going through 7:30 CET. If anyone knows let me know. I am EST.
Oh one more thing! Crystal Renn is supposed to walk in the Chanel Resort show in St. Tropez today! WHAT WHAT!
After her appearance on the red carpet at the Met Ball with Karl Lagerfeld, model fans have been discussing the possibilities on the horizon for Elisa Sednaoui. Chanel campaign? New besties? Model/designer collaboration?
It seems Elisa is the model actress of Karl’s eye. Tomorrow, the designer will unveil his brand new film, Remember Now, as part of the massive Chanel Cruise 2011 presentation in Saint Tropez. As you know, the cast is filled with models, including Karolina Kurkova, Magdalena Frackowiak, Heidi Mount, Freja Beha Erichsen, and Abbey Lee Kershaw, but it seems Elisa has a very special, leading lady role! She stars alongside Pascal Greggory in the short film, full of models, Chanel designs, and hints of Karl – including a pile of iPods. The full film will air on Tuesday May 11th, 7:30 PM CET on Chanel News.
With her movie roles in mind, this is the perfect marriage of fashion and film for Elisa.
I found out via twitter and Musings of a Fatshionista that the final V Magazine preview was out. Please check out Christina’s blog for the rest of the pictures from The Kaiser’s shoot, and check out her commentary on Karl Lagerfeld. I totally agree with her. It is extremely crazy for him to criticize fat people when “A” he was once fat and “B” he just shot this plus size editorial. Whatever!
You know they had to throw in the straight size model to finish the size issue and make it fair. I wanted to show you all of these pictures, but Iris Strubegger is completely naked in all of them except one, and i know some of my readers are reading this at work. I am trying to figure out a way to show NSFW fashion photos without getting people fired.
Also the cover features Gabby Sidibe, from Precious, and Dakota Fanning,who looks disheveled and blank stare worthy, as a dual cover issue.
Photos from Musings and V Mag/Models.com.
Pre-Fall 2010 collections came out last week and they are pretty interesting so far. I usually don’t pay that much attention to resort or pre-fall but everyone kept talking about how cool pre-fall was. I decided to give them a chance. So far everything looks good, but it looks like a continuation from last spring and fall. Photos from Style.com. Part two comes tomorrow.
This collection was a very sharp and serious turn for the young designer. He usually creates funky, laid back sportswear that you can wear anytime and almost anyplace. It reminded me of grown up work wear with a twist because there were a lot of trousers and shorts with trousers underneath. Wang said this collection was for the girl who has “to go to work sometime.”
Christopher Bailey did an awesome job with Burberry’s pre-fall collection. I thought the muted blues, khakis, plums,and blacks were great. The lines were crisp and the tailoring was sharp.This military themed collection went back to the company’s roots, and it worked out great.
Karl Lagerfeld showed a collection in the city that inspired it, Shanghai. The collection was also inspired by the military, so there were Asian prints mixed with Communist military uniforms. I liked how a good majority of the outfits were mostly dark with little bursts of yellow and red. I can also tell you that over the knee boots aren’t going anywhere.
DVF’s collection was colorful and very very youthful. It reminded me of something that the girls on The City or Gossip Girl would wear. The collection was full of cute colors and nifty patterns. There was also an abundance of cropped coats, pants, and shorts. Furstenburg designed a collection that was fun, hip, and cool.
The thing that caught my eye in this collection was the use of orange and the use of patterns. Patterns were used heavily throughout this collection and popped up on blouses and dresses. The color orange was barely used in this collection but stood out to me because of its brightness in a sea of black clothes that I could see women wearing either to work or out at night for a fancy dinner. It was a good solid collection.
Fall 2009 Haute Couture Season has come and gone. It was so quick, but what do you expect when you only have 9 couture designers. I was very impressed with all the collections this season. Usually I find something or another that does not suit my eye, but I was surprised by the looks. On a sad note, this fall’s Christian Lacroix collection may be his last because his company filed for bankruptcy. They are trying to restruture it, but I read on one website, the other day, that they basically fired most if not all of the staff. 🙁 Since I liked all of the collections. I have decided to show you what I feel are the 3 best looks from each collection.
Photos From Style.com
P.S. Here is a little video from New York Times The Cut on the making of a Chanel Couture:
From the Pursuitist:
Here’s a reprint of the Bitchslap ad that Chanel ran on the back page of Friday’s WWD. You don’t want to get on the bad side of Karl Lagerfeld… So editors, writers, advertisers, and other “well-intentioned mis-users” of the Chanel name — think twice or be warned…