Welcome to the Chanel Shopping Center

Welcome to the Chanel Shopping Center!!! Grab a cart, get your fresh groceries, and enjoy a Fall 2014 show!

After walking through an Art Museum, to joining the ranch in Dallas, we now enter the Chanel Shopping Center. The vibrant hues of the products, reflect off the clothing throughout the collection. As Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld plays with: Tweed, Metallics, Knits, Embellishments, and this season’s hottest new style: The Baggy Pant. While we get a little taste of the artistic elements from the Spring collection. When the bell rings, saying that the Shopping Centre is closed, you know a splendid show is over.

Always looking forward to the Chanel show at the end of Fashion Week, Lagerfeld has most definitely impressed me, yet again. And who can’t get enough of Lagerfeld’s muse, Cara Delevingne?

Images from NowFashion.com

Chanel Spring 2014 Haute Couture: An Elegant Future

Set with a Super modern reflective set, in the Grand Palais in Paris; this morning Karl Lagerfeld yes yet to surprise us of all things dynamic coming our way this Haute Couture season. Candy coated and bedazzled sneakers finish off every look. While even matching knee and elbow pads, and even a fellow bum bag as a companion, anyone? Oui, Oui!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To me, the collection felt very fresh and futuristic, similar to how I felt about yesterday’s Christian Dior and Giambattista Valli collections, but what really stuck with me from Chanel’s collection was how futuristic and Sporty the collection might have gotten, the collection always seemed to have that Elegant and Class that kept the House going back in Coco’s day. Something that I truly enjoy, as I have a very Classic, Preppy, Elegant, and Chic style.
The dresses at the beginning of the collection made me think of Candy coated Easter eggs, while the white shifts made me think Coco Chanel. Then the jewel and feather encrusted gowns towards the end made me think of a Classic Flapper. In the end, Cara Delevingne comes out as the bride, with Lagerfeld’s godson, Hudson, carrying that Gorgeous chiffon train. Leading to a finale, of a Chanel Girl ready to face the bright future up ahead of her.

Images from NowFashion.com

Chanel Hits Dallas

Yeeeeeehaw!!!!!!!! Karl Lagerfeld presents Chanel‘s Pre-Fall 2014 collection in Dallas, bringing an array of Rodeo, Native American, and Cowgirl inspired ensembles. 56 years after Coco Chanel, herself, spent time in Dallas declaring that she will start designing Haute Couture again. In my opinion, Lagerfeld couldn’t have picked a better time to present a collection in Dallas, as fringe, animal prints and furs of all kinds, and Knee-high Equestrian boots have pretty much been dominating the runways. At Chanel, the theme was high fashion mixed with the fashions of Dallas. As tweed gets paired with fringe, feathers, Cowgirl hats, and Cowboy boots. Ponchos and bohemian inspired printed skirts and sweaters get paired with the Equestrian boot. Sheer and Sparkly evening gowns get a bohemian print, and are dressed down when paired with a denim jacket. While ruffles and frills also get dressed down with denim. Rodeo gal outfits leave me obsessed, (especially the blue Rodeo gal look that Sigrid Agren sported, which even Zac Posen swooned about last night on Instagram). And ponytails are finished off with Chanel feathered hairpieces. The outcome: Just one Stunning Chanel show.

See the full collection at: http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/2014PF-CHANEL/

See behind the scenes footage at: http://chanel-news.chanel.com/en/home.html

Mixing Rich Staples at Fendi Pre-Fall 2014

As Thanksgiving Break has sadly come to an end, and the 25 Days of Christmas countdown is going on. Karl Lagerfeld decides to leave us all obsessed with Fendi‘s Pre-Fall 2014 collection. Like Lagerfeld has been doing lately at Fendi, the collection shows off a very artistic and structural twist to it. This time, mixing some of my favorite rich staples for Fall. Including tweed trenches, draped with graphically cut fabrics, a oxblood and white leather jacket, must-have fur and feather boots and accessories, striped fur jackets, leather pants, and Ski-inspired silhouettes. All, into a must-have collection. Making me wish I were in the Austrian Alps.

See the full collection at: http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/2014PF-FENDI/

 

Trend of the Season: Carrying 2 Handbags at Once

Trend of the Season: Carrying 2 Handbags at Once

Karl Lagerfeld is known for creating trends. This season, at Chanel and Fendi came an array of different fabrics put all together: creating artistic masterpieces. While the models literally were walking trough a museum of Chanel modern art, came the … Continue reading