Following his sea-inspired collection for Chanel ready to wear, Uncle Karl takes us up to the friendly skies via a mock-aeroplane, for his spring/summer 2012 Chanel haute couture collection.
Global warming is seriously fucking up my wardrobe options. Bad enough that we had to endure that miserable, disgusting Indian of a summer in Paris during the womenswear collections (three words: Espace Ephemere Tuileries) and now good ol’ Mama Nature is messing around with what was meant to be my winter vacay. This time last year, most of Europe was knee-deep in snow and I was mincing around the streets of Stockholm in my Dior moon boots. It’s different this year. The thermometer hovered around 8 degrees celsius this afternoon and I had no choice but to take my suede Church’s boots out for a spin along with my warm beanie and gloves I bought from Urban Outfitters a few weeks ago. Autumn dressing right at the tail end of December. So wrong… but so cozy and perfect.
Beanie and gloves from Urban Outfitters, shirt from Uniqlo, sweater from Zara, jeans from BLK DNM by Johan Lindeberg, shoes from Church’s, bag from Chanel, sunglasses from Miu Miu.
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People always, always shake their heads in disbelief whenever I tell them I need to be home early the night before a Chanel show. It’s important for a girl to get a lot of sleep. Afterall, one has to wake up early. I like to go to the Grand Palais at least an hour before the show starts to see what the incredible Karl is up to. What I like about Chanel shows (at least the ones I’ve been to) is that you can guess the theme of the set based on the invitation. I had a hint that it’s going to be an aquatic set when I received mine. However, no amount of guessing or hinting can replace the actual experience of being there and seeing it for yourself. Karl and his team have always blown my mind (and expectations) away. They turned the Grand Palais into a magical ocean bed, complete with underwater creatures — octopus, seahorses, fish, clams, starfishes, etc.
After the jump: Alexander Wang, Carine Roitfeld, Franca Sozzani, Lady Amanda Harlech, Uma Thurman, Hamish Bowles, Anna Wintour and more!
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You have to hand it to Karl Lagerfeld and his team for transforming the Grand Palais into a massive, white aquarium for Chanel’s spring/summer 2012 fashion show.
Just finished watching the fall/winter 2011 Chanel haute couture fashion show video. How Karl was able to replicate Place Vendome inside the Grand Palais is beyond!!!
Allow me to present you Karl Lagerfeld’s latest new film for Chanel featuring his Cruise 2012 collection, “The Tale of Fairy”, starring Anna Mouglalis, Freja Beha, Kristen McMenamy, landy Amanda Harlech, Baptiste Giabiconi, Mark Vanderloo, Bianca Balti, Brad Kroenig and many others.
Have you seen the latest issue of American Vogue? Rihanna, in Chanel, looks ravishing on this (long-overdue if I may add) cover.
I’m still recovering from Lady Gaga’s marvelous March issue (one of my faves from Vogue as of late). Whoever spiked the watercooler on the 12th floor deserves a gold medal. One smashing issue after another, it’s obvious that they’ve been drinking some major Kool-Aid.
Can’t wait to get my hands on this one. Big kudos to Anna and her team. High-fives all around!
Chanel Spring Summer Backstage – Hair, Make-up and Model Overload!
Here’s the scene backstage (hair & make-up) at Chanel spring summer 2011. The majority of the girls had a super straight, super sleek pony tail. As for make-up, a bit of dark eyeshadow and eyeliner to emphasize the eyes, a little bit of blush and nothing else.
Emily DiDonato is so gorgeous, no?
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