Recently, I was showing a dear, old friend my new Jonathan Adler Vice canisters, of which mine read “EYELASHES“, “PROZAC“, AND “PEROXIDE“. She told me how she loved how my funky style has remained over the years, despite my high fashion proclivity. Immediately, I replied back, stunned, telling her that high fashion is quirky. I have always thought of fashion as an art form, and these pieces below are the perfect example of it.
Yazbukey Classic Collection Earrings, $136
Karen Walker, $349
Charlotte Olympia SOS Heels, $811
Karl Lagerfeld + tokidoki Mr UK diamanté-embellished figurine, $190
Maison Michel ‘Heidi Rabbit’ Headband, $533.80
Which of these unique items is your favorite? How would you style ’em?
Karl Lagerfeld is opening a concept boutique in the Left Bank of Paris that will sell all labels under the designer’s expansive influence. It is set to open next February, and will showcase the “world of Karl”, including the Karl label and the premium Karl Lagerfeld Paris collection. It will have two levels, and, naturally, will be colored black & white. It will also highlight Karl’s wide range of talents, like design and photography, and will feature items personally curated by Karl.
A preview of the concept store in Paris
And, on to the next Karl news in order: The Chanel Spring/Summer 2013 runway show, which debuted this morning. The highlights, below:
Chanel Spring/Summer ’13
A resurgance of denim, in a revived and unique sort of way.
Racecar-inspired elements were present via black and white prints.
An underlying trend was a grid pattern seen in many outfits in the collection- a definite upcoming fashion trend (seen in the Marni, Tory Burch, and Olympia Le Tan Spring/Summer 2013 collections, among others).
Tweed was ever-present, and, of course, reminiscent of the classic Chanel look.
Similarly, the silhoutte was the classic 1950’s Chanel, with short, tailored jackets and fitted skirts.
Striped, thick wedges and pointed slingbacks was the main idea in footwear.
Oversized pearl necklaces added a modern, feminine feel.
A view of the runway, and Mr. Lagerfeld, himself
The Chanel show was a play on ecology (cue wind turbines, above), as the designer stated he started sketching the collection in Central Park, and wanted some wind to cool him off. It was overall the most modern show we have seen by Chanel, and truly embodied cool, calm and collected.
Alas, here is proof that Karl Lagerfeld is not an immortal wizard who has drank the fountain of youth. Seriously though, I am in disbelief Karl is 78 years old- he really is living proof that sunglasses make everyone look prettier and younger. Nevertheless, in honor of his new collection KARLouflage, which can be found here on Net-a-Porter, I thought this recently released picture was fitting. What I especially find interesting is his love for collars and the color black, even at such a young age. I suppose that’s why they say style is eternal.
These fun Marni shades come in all different shapes and colors. Sunglasses are a great way to brighten up a mundane outfit, and as Karl Lagerfeld says, “Dark glasses are like portable eyeshadow. The world looks more beautiful through tinted glasses, and everyone looks 10 years younger.”