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Showing posts with label Chanel. Show all posts
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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Nicolas Ghesquiere for Louis Vuitton @ Cannes

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Louis Vuitton’s Cruise 2015 Collection

Palais at Monaco 
The Palais Princier Monaco was the setting for the Louis Vuitton show (@drdidou66)

Today Nicolas Ghesquiere took the Louis Vuitton cruise collection to the catwalk for the very first time. For such a grand occasion, an equally grand backdrop was needed and with the world’s starriest of stars currently holding court in the French Riveira the Palais Princier Monaco was, naturally, the perfect location. When Ghesquiere showed his first collection for the legendary house during Paris Fashion Week in February, he certainly made his mark by showing his collection in a pared-back manner. And despite the swanky setting for the Cruise 2015 show, the same execution applied.

celebrities at Monaco 
The stars arrive for LV (clockwise from left): Adele Exarchopoulos, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jennifer Connelly, Miroslava Duma, Carine Roitfeld, Brit Marling 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

PARIS F/W Spring 2014 starts today

©ourtesy of FirstComesFashion & Vogue.co.uk
paris fashion weekPARIS FASHION WEEK starts today – an epic nine-day-long marathon that ends next Wednesday. It’s the mother of all fashion capitals, the home of fashion’s biggest and oldest names, from Chanel and Dior to Balenciaga and Givenchy. If energy levels are beginning to wane among the fashion press, who have now been on the move for three weeks, Paris is always certain to inject a new verve. –> Instagrams of #PFW 

The action gets underway today with Anthony Vaccarello – who is rumoured to be Versus’s next collaborator. His sexy, skin-tight dresses are a given though, and we look forward to seeing them worn by his model muse, Karlie Kloss, who is a regular on his catwalk. Wednesday’s big show is Rochas and all eyes will be on creative director Marco Zanini, who is rumoured to be leaving for recently-revived fashion house Schiaparelli

Friday, August 30, 2013

Fab Kids Get Own Show at F/W

©ourtesy of Charlotte Cowles
Barbie The Dream Closet Playdate at Lincoln Center, Saturday February 11th
The weekend of New York Fashion Week is the unofficial “bring your kids to the shows” day. It’s a status symbol, really, proving you’re successful and cool enough to show up with an impromptu — albeit miniature — plus-one, Jennifer Lopez style (bonus points if your daughter carries a tiny Chanel bag). But if you’re a fading reality star who has enough trouble wrangling show invitations to begin with, or if you’d just rather watch your kids parade around in clothes instead of skinny models, why not hold your own fashion show starring your own children instead? That way everyone can marvel at your offspring’s cuteness with no distractions at all.
Enter “Kids Rock,” a fashion show that will be held at Grand Central Terminal on September 11, at 6 p.m. WWD reports that the “models” will include Teddy, daughter of Kelly Bensimon; Jeffrey Tarpley, son of Sherri Shepherd; Lil C, Jaden, Cyia, and Carter, children of New York Yankee CC Sabathia; and Amar’e Jr., Assata and Ar’e, children of New York Knick Amar’e Stoudemire. They’ll be “wearing the latest trends,” says a spokesperson for Haddad Brands, which is sponsoring the show. Stoudemire will “host,” and the labels represented (Levi’s, Converse, Jordan, and Nike) will donate items to his foundation, as well as to Kids in Distressed Situations.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

S/S 2013 PARIS F/W: Our 10 Most OMG Moments

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If we could paint a picture of our idea of Utopia, it would pretty much be Paris in the Fall. There’s just something uniquely majestic about the refined city that makes our heart literally skip a beat…so surely you can only imagine what Fashion Week in Paris could possibly do to us. As difficult as it is to not shower you with the countless numbers of images that blew our minds, we’ve somehow managed to pull together a peek at the 10 most drool-inducing garments to hit the Parisian runway this season.  From Chanel‘s colorful play on the classics to Kenzo‘s ferocious animal prints, it’s obvious that the French really do have that je ne sais quoi, non?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Coco CHANEL Best Quotes

Endlessly Quotable Chanel

Coco Chanel once said, “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself,” adding, after a beat, “Aloud.” The legendary fashion designer did exactly that for most of her life, which meant that she became not only one of the world’s strongest forces in fashion, but also one of its most quoted citizens. In honor of CHANEL Aug. 19 birthday, here’s a look back at our favorite of Coco’s many declarations.
Source: Corbis Images
History About designer CHANEL from Wikipedia: Gabrielle “Coco” Bonheur Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971) was a French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand. She was the only fashion designer to be named on Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century. Along with Paul Poiret, Chanel is credited with liberating women from the constraints of the corseted silhouette and popularizing the acceptance of a sportive, casual chic as the feminine standard in the post-World War I era. A prolific fashion creator, Chanel’s influence Continue reading

Friday, April 6, 2012

Party Show Fashion Week with Illustrator Nicolas Tavitian

Fashion Week Paris WORLD EXCLUSIVE for Style Voyeur, a conversation with Parisian Illustrator, Nicolas Tavitian – as he takes us inside a Paris Fashion Week show!
Above & Below: Lanvin Fall/Winter 2012 show
At Paris Fashion Week we asked Nicolas, you were on Style Voyeur back in 2010 (see here), how did you get to know Style Voyeur? I don’t remember anymore how I got to know Style Voyeur. I can’t help thinking it is my curiosity which drove me to your blog. But I can still remember what I thought about your pictures and your words the first time I glanced at them, which is more important. I was intrigued because I found that the people you photographed had a very relaxed attitude, looking satisfied and happy to be there, happy to show at fashion week, what they did or their outfits. It was like pictures taken during a party, not during what could be considered in Paris as a working moment. It was cooler. It told me something about Perth but also something about the Paris show.
This is a major fashion week scoop for me, one that I am very blessed to share with my readers, how is it that you're able to give StyleVoyeur such an EXCLUSIVE? I Read more…

Fashion Fall 2012 Paris fizzling

©By CATHY HORYN courtesy of NYtimes :: ( Paris Fall 2012 Fashion Week )
Alexander McQueen, fall 2012.
Making Magic at Saint Laurent | Balenciaga: Geeks and Spies | Rochas: Stonewear | French Laundry | Town and Country From Pedro Lourenço |
Paris & London fashion seems to be talking about three-dimensional fashion, and the future. Tonight, at Salle Wagram, the same place where Alexander McQueen staged his dance-marathon collection, his successor, Sarah Burton, gave a magical rendering of both. The show started calmly with snowy white bell-shape coat dresses and laser-cut calf skin, resembling lace. All the models wore helmet like white-blond wigs, their eyes shielded by visors. Then Ms. Burton turned up the volume, first with feathery and fur coats Read more…

Thursday, January 12, 2012

TOM FORD’S Chanel Campaign

Models: Saskia de Brauw and Joan Smalls

Chanel‘s Spring / Summer 2012 campaign and, of course, Karl Lagerfeld has set the bar high for us mere mortals. Joan Smalls and Saskia de Brauw look impossibly graceful working a variety of gymnast-tastic poses while perched on exercise equipment. But forget your standard baggy tee + leggings gym gear, these ladylike ladies flex their muse-worthy muscles in delicate frocks and frothy evening dresses, with not one drop of sweat in sight. This is Chanel, daaahling. The series of striking black-and-white photos were styled by Carine Roitfeld and shot by Uncle Karl himself over the water at Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France (where the Resort 2012 show took place, dontcha know). – - more Read

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Fashion photos of the week

Top fashion images from the runways of the world, including Oscar de la Renta in New York and Chanel in Paris. Chanel’s Metiers D’Art show is a collection of fall designs, arriving in-store before the main ready-to-wear line. Designer Karl Lagerfeld infused the outfits with equal parts Bombay and Paris. Click HERE to view more photos and coverage of these and other Designer Collections shown in the past few weeks, including Hair & Accessories from NYC, Paris to Korea. – - CLICK HERETop fashion images from the runways of the world, including Oscar de la Renta in New York and Chanel in Paris. Chanel’s Metiers D’Art show is a collection of fall designs, arriving in-store before the main ready-to-wear line. Designer Karl Lagerfeld infused the outfits with equal parts Bombay and Paris. Click HERE to view more photos and coverage of these and other Designer Collections shown in the past few weeks, including Hair & Accessories from NYC, Paris to Korea. – – CLICK HERE

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Channel ‘brought it’ to Paris F/W

Chanel’s collection was delightful enough, regardless of setting: romantic and feminine dresses, featuring puffed sleeves, ruching and tweed; skirts of all styles; and (a lot of) white, aqua, pale blue pink and black being the principal colours for the season. There was a light, approachable feel to the designs. — Take a Look: Video ©ourtesy Lucire 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Designer handbags at dawn: Fashion Weeks best …!

No Doubt, this ‘Little Diddy” of a bag made of Pearl, was the Star studded gem on the Runways of Paris, this Season. The Looks, the Style, the Pin-age of the Paris Collections for Spring 2012 is ALL caught up in this fabulous cluster. Go Karl…! 
 - – more Handbags News

Saturday, April 30, 2011

An Interview with 'Karl Lagerfeld'

'I'm Not a Fortune-Teller': A Q&A with Karl Lagerfeld

What is the concept behind the Métiers d'Art collection?
In fact there are two concepts. It's a real collection, on the other side of the year. Like Cruise is shown in spring, this collection is shown later in the year. We needed a collection to balance Cruise in terms of dates in the shops. The second concept is the simple idea that Chanel has all these marvelous technicians with the highest level of creativity and quality in their world. It was a perfect idea to use that as a base for a new collection.
Did you have a certain woman in mind?
I have my permanent muses and my muses of the moment. No names.
In a world of increasing homogeneity—and not just in fashion—is the Métiers d'Art collection designed to give more women the opportunity to be distinctive in their dress?
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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Paris '50s Glamour Style

Colorful With Dazzling Details Red-Carpet Preview?

Twice a year, during the haute couture collections, the French fashion industry contemplates an existential crisis: Is the tradition of hand-made dresses and suits costing hundreds of thousands of dollars still relevant?
Couture week in Paris—now whittled down to a mere three days—offered several ripostes this week, from fashion as art at Christian Dior to luxury jeans at Chanel and one-of-a-kind ostrich feather miniskirts from newcomer Maxime Simoëns.
Couture week raises the spectacle of runway shows to its highest form. This season, the catwalks were awash in sequins, pearls, crystals and even snaps embroidered on dresses. A chaste theme of minimal bare skin and below-the-knee looks ran throughout.
A New Wave of Color 
There was also plenty of color, from hot pink at Gaultier Paris to ruby red at Armani Privé—a penchant that could herald a rainbow of hues on the Oscars' red carpet.  
Get all the Details: WSJ Fashion 
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

NYC Bendel’s Fashion Illustrator

Before becoming the house Illustrator for high-end retailer Henri Bendel, artist Izak Zenou whipped up breezy fashion sketches for clients including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Chanel, Catherine Malandrino and Vera Wang.
Now he’s adding “stationery designer” to his C.V. with a new product line for online paper goods store Expressionery.com.
The collection, which includes notes, invitations, stationery and social calling cards, no doubt introduces Zenou’s spirited work to a whole new audience, while effectively giving his fans an affordable way to collect his work.
The artist designed more than 40 products for Expressionery, most of which borrow from previously existing fashion works. Sets of 25 folded notes are priced at $24.
“I selected the illustrations that I felt women could relate to and see themselves in,” said Zenou.
“I enjoy bringing a high fashion look to simple accessory items. It really dresses up your whole look. Since most of my products are only available at select retail locations, we felt that this was a great opportunity for more women to get to know the Izak girls.”
Zenou added that a line of school stationery he had previously designed laid the groundwork for him to take on this type of collaboration, noting, “This opportunity seemed like a natural extension of that.”
We’re excited to nab a few notecards and party invitations that don’t look like slices of a larger sheet of wallpaper — a stationery trend we’re eager to see peel off.
–Emili Vesilind

Illustrations “Palm Springs Weekend” folded notecards by Izak Zenou for Expressionery.com. Credit: Expressionery.com.