Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2014

Check out the Flock Of Seagulls hair at 

Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2014!

It’s fun, non?

I’m not sure I entirely get it though.

The hair being so angular works with the architectural feel of the collection, but it doesn’t look fabulous/silky/inviting/glossy/healthy.

It makes me think of a 1980’s music video.

The collection itself was also interesting in that it featured a considerable amount of day wear.

Typically we associate couture collections with elaborate evening wear. But billionaire wives no doubt don’t want to be forced to buy their entire day wardrobe off the rack, so Chanel offers them the option of a comprehensive couture collection.

I like the streamlined structure, but some of the collection felt chunky, and when heavy weight shorts were paired with flat, unattractive flipflop footwear looked unflattering.

Or maybe just un-Chanel?

The lines on the jackets were however, superb.

Of course.

After all – it’s Chanel.

I did enjoy the detailing on slim fit pants

and I love the shiny silver loafers, but somehow they don’t feel like a couture collection? Maybe it’s just the shot, but don’t you think these shoes look like something you’d find at an inexpensive shoe stall at the mall?

But overall the collection was so multi-dimensional,

and leading with those crisp whites,

it also had a regal feel.

Perfect for the couture consumer.

Christmas Shopping Coffee Table Books

Looking for an elegant and fashionable

gift for Christmas?

Check out these fabulous coffee table books,

which make both a sartorial statement in your own 

living room, or a stylish gift where it counts.

No one shoots Dior quite like Demarchelier.

Dior Couture may just be the ultimate tome on the fashion house.

Valentino Themes And Variations is a celebration

of the designer’s 45 year career.

Based in Rome, Valentino was one of only 2 couture houses outside of Paris to be recognized by the French government.

Chanel, The Vocabulary Of Style explores the key elements

that have defined perhaps the most influential fashion house of all time, photographed by the world’s leading photographers.

Balenciaga by Pierre Arizzoli-Clemental was published to mark the inauguration

of the Balenciage museum in Getaria, Spain. Described by Coco Chanel as “the only true couturier among us” Balenciage made his name in the world of haute couture during the 1940s and 1950s. 

This book celebrates some of the most significant pieces from the museum’s permanent collection.

Lanvin by Dean Merceron looks at the oldest surviving couture house,tracing a path from Jeanne Lanvin’s 56 year career through today’s Lanvin with Alber Elbaz at the helm.

Chanel Fall 2013 Campaign

Check out the Chanel Fall 2013 Campaign!

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Shot by Karl Lagerfeld,

the campaign features my favorite Korean model,

Soo Joo Park

in her asian blonde glory,

along side Chiharu Okunugi and Ashleigh Good,

in a futuristic themed story.

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The trio poses, and sometimes floats through space,

with their accessories gliding gravity free behind them,

in the fashion house’s fabulous fall fashions, thigh boots,

and exciting new accessories.

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