Chanel supermarket??

 It was Chanel show time at Paris Fashion Week this morning and Karl Lagerfeld exceeded everybody’s expectations. Again!

If you still remember Chanel couture show (and I’m sure you do) not that long time ago, fashion legend wowed everybody by art installations designed by the man himself and now, for autumn-winter ’14 collections, he transformed Grand Palais into a supermarket full of Chanel branded goods that involved everything from meat and eggs, to brooms and liqueur.

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 Models were walking around and ‘shopping’ while showcasing the collection and after the show was over, guests were welcome to take anything they liked from the shelfs!

You can imagine was was happening after such an announcement. Everybody was literally looting the ‘supermarket’ and taking everything with double C sign. After they were done, the shelves were totally empty.

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Karl said that Coco would have hated what he did but his goal was to update the image of the brand. This kind of spectacle was a right choice to emphasise our consumerism and prove that everything with Chanel sign can sell.


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But let’s not forget the collection which was totally amazing! Classic Chanel tweed, stylish trainers, leather leggings, tailored tracksuits and a lot of colour created a luxe home-wear feel and made quite an astonishing sight for the guests.

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Spring – Summer trends at London Fashion Weekend

It’s spring!!! Well, at least in the calendar… But this miserable London weather cannot stand in a way of SS14 hottest trends that will be appearing in my and probably your wardrobes.

So I and my friend Juste have bought the Silver ticket to London Fashion Weekend and Trend catwalk to see what’s the deal. We were well excited! Ha! It was quite a good show I have to say. Four main trends were presented on the catwalk and here are my best pictures representing all of them. We couldn’t sit in the FROW so forgive me for protruding heads at the bottom of some pictures 😀

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London Fashion Week – Street style

So I went to Somerset House on the very first day of London Fashion Week and I couldn’t have chosen the worse time to do so… It was windy and raining non-stop (what a surprise, London!!) and, therefore, there were not that many people around, which was quite disappointing.. Anyway, I did what I came to do, and that was to take some style snaps!

Here you go!

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New York Fashion Week – Put a belt on me

I, like any other self-respecting fashionista, am very excited about this time of the year. Maybe a tad too much… The reason is, of course, New York Fashion Week, which I am not able to attend in person (tears galore), therefore, I am glued to my laptop trying to stream every possible show or at least go through the pictures of the collections. This is the first year that I am so involved and, I have to admit, it makes me very happy! I know, I know it is becoming ‘uncool’ to give a damn about it as there are many articles going around about what a circus Fashion Week had become, but, being honest, I do not care. It is the biggest fashion fiesta and I am celebrating it! And by ‘celebrating’ I mean Tweeting, Instagraming, blogging, etc. Well, that’s just the way we roll these days…

Anyway, I was watching show after show and I’ve noticed one thing. Belts. Everywhere. Everything is belted, from jackets and coats to dresses, and it looks good, and more importantly, it looks fresh. As seen in Donna Karan, Milly, Altuzarra, Custo Barcelona and others, thin belts (even for outerwear) were dominating; however, Marc by Marc Jacobs belted models with thick boxing belts to compliment the designs screaming of ‘girl power’. It is not an easy trend to embrace as we are used to put our belts on trousers or jeans and it’s there on purpose, although belted jacket or a coat gives a structured and sophisticated look as well as helps to accentuate the female form. It is kind of ‘I mean business vs. sexy’ and it grabs an attention without being too flamboyant.

I was never a big fan of belts (except for my jeans; I need them there, please) but New York Fashion Week just won me over. I give in, put that belt on me! Next season it would be interesting to experiment with belting an oversized, slouchy coat and see how it would change an outfit completely.

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The best of Graduate Fashion Week ’13

Today was the last day of the Graduate Fashion Week in London’s Earls Court and I went to see the last show which showcased the best of the best. There were some really great British talent in womenswear, menswear and textile and I am sure we will hear about some of them in the near future.

I loved the diversity of the collections, some of them focusing on couture-like designs, others targeting ready-to-wear market, and others showcasing work that could perfectly fit in on Celine’s catwalk. My three personal favourites were: Nolwenn Faligot (Kingston University), Stephanie Kitchen (Bath Spa University), and Shauni Douglas & Olivia Creber from Edinburgh College of Art.

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Can you be too trendy??

Hello!

Happy Valentine’s day everyone!!!

It’s been a while but I’m back and I missed my little blog!! Also, i’m very excited as tomorrow starts London Fashion Week! A little heaven for all fashionistas 🙂 Well, I have to admit I don’t have any invitations and I’m not going to sit at the FROW, but that does not mean I can’t go there and enjoy! I’ll try to snap some pictures as well! Maybe sneak into a show??? 😉

So here is a little topic to think about before the fashion world gets all crazy: Can you be too trendy??

So… I love fashion to death but I still think you need to be clever about it…

I was on the tube the other day and I saw a girl who was dressed up in all the latest fashions and toped up with long hair extensions. Clothes were nice and trendy; she was like a poster girl for High Street shopping. However… something was missing… That little touch of personality, a little twist and personalisation maybe??

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Alternative London Fashion Week

 

Last week londoners and wondering tourists were treated to Alternative Fashion Week which was taking place at Spitalfields Traders Market. There were catwalk shows, designers selling their pieces at the market and lots of stylish people. Fashion students, young designers, models, photographers, fashionistas and everybody interested in fashion were there! And, most importantly, the entry was FREE for everybody!

I came down on the third day and was impressed by the young and promising talent exposed on the catwalk. I can easily see some of them rocking London Fashion Week in a year or two.

The influences of theatre, avant-garde and bright colours were dominating but every designer was unique and had their own brand.

Best images from Day 3:

Mary Ratcliffe & Lucy Tiffney

Love style and colours! I could actually see some of this selling at TopShop’s Jersey section.

 

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Sexy, Sexy!

 

MY ULTIMATE FAVOURITE COLLECTION!

 

Jade Davies & Gemma Landing

 

 

Totally LOVE this!  Creative, brave, promising and would find a space in Lady Gaga’s wardrobe.

 

Theatre and colour mix!