When Karl Lagerfeld presented Chanel’s Resort 2013 collection in Versailles back in May, I had an inkling that the accessories were going to be to-die-for. Well, it’s now been confirmed. The Purse Blog got a close-up look at the handbag, footwear and jewelry line-up recently, and as soon as I saw their gorgeous shots, I knew I was in trouble: I’m in love with every, single piece.
The ridiculous price increases over the last few years made me swear off buying any more Chanel accessories, but I have a feeling Cruise 2013 is going to prove irresistible. On the bright side, at least I have many, many months to save up for that stunning gold and white chain detail bag. Or to work on convincing Santa that I’ve been a really, really good girl.
Image Credits: The Purse Blog
Leather shorts in 25 degree weather? Only a leather addict like yours truly. I know you’ve got one burning question for me: wasn’t your posterior uncomfortably sweaty? Indeed it was not. You’ll just have to take my word for it.
This Erdem blouse, by the way, is one of my most beloved items in my closet. It was a permanent fixture in my wardrobe rotation last summer, and I’m so happy to welcome it back. I’ll be wearing this blouse until it’s threadbare. Same goes for the
sweaty leather shorts by Pink Tartan.
Erdem blouse / Pink Tartan leather shorts / Cole Haan shoes / Chanel bag / LeiVanKash ring / Prada sunglasses / MAKE UP FOR EVER make-up
Diane Kruger in Chanel Resort 2013
After 12 days of nonstop celebrity red carpet fashions, the 2012 edition of the Cannes Film Festival sadly came to an end yesterday. Because we’re obviously already in withdrawal, we thought we’d relive our favourite sartorial moments with – what else? – a best dressed list.
Leading the pack with a perfect run at Cannes this year was Diane Kruger, who wore three of our most memorable looks. She donned an ethereal mint green Giambattista Valli couture gown on opening night and continued to blow us away throughout the festival. Her Nina Ricci dress at the “Killing Them Softly” premiere was divine, while her Chanel frock at the amFAR Gala was quite possibly our favourite look of hers ever. Her hair, make-up and accessories were impeccable too.
Models Liya Kebede and Natasha Poly looked nothing short of fabulous in a sharp Roberto Cavalli suit and head-to-toe Gucci respectively. Actress Bérénice Bejo was a lovely surprise in a printed Giambattista Valli dress with Olympia Le-Tan book clutch in hand, while Paz Vega looked fierce in a feathered Stephane Rolland couture creation.
Vogue Nippon Editor-at-Large Anna Dello Russo stunned in white Alberta Ferretti, Chinese actress Yao Xingtong looked gorgeous in blue Elie Saab couture, and Kirsten Dunst was picture perfect in a to-die-for Dolce & Gabbana dress and Charlotte Olympia shoe pairing.
There you have it – our 10 best dressed at the 65th Festival de Cannes. Who made your list?
Liya Kebede in Roberto Cavalli
Natasha Poly in Gucci Fall 2012
Diane Kruger in custom Nina Ricci
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On Day 4 of World Mastercard Fashion Week, I donned what was probably one of my more outrageous (to me!) getups, well, ever. And I kind of loved it. My day job isn’t particularly tutu-friendly, so I relish every opportunity my other gig as a fashion blogger affords me to dress up in my most office-inappropriate duds.
Gold tulle skirt? Check. Velvet cat shoes? Check. A giant fur collar? Check. All the ingredients to a rather outlandish outfit that was, actually, very me.
Elizabeth and James blazer / Pink Tartan skirt / Charlotte Olympia shoes / Banana Republic belt / Chanel bag / LeiVanKash ring / MAKE UP FOR EVER make-up
I love this time of year: awards season, couture week, and the merging of the two worlds on the red carpets. With haute couture week having just wrapped up for the Spring 2012 season and big awards shows like the Grammys and Oscars around the corner, we scoured the couture collections of the biggest fashion houses for dresses we can’t wait to see on the biggest red carpets of the year.
Might Rooney, Michelle or Tilda be sporting one of these gorgeous gowns at tonight’s Screen Actors Guild Awards?
Giambattista Valli / Valentino / Dior / Givenchy / Elie Saab / Versace / Chanel
Images via Vogue Italia
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it seems that love is in the air over at Chanel. As has become tradition, the design house is releasing a special, limited edition collection in honour of that one day each year when cupid comes out to play. Past collections have featured quilted classic flaps in bright pinks and reds, with heart-shaped chain links or love-themed charms, but this year’s offerings are a bit more subtle.
For Chanel’s Valentine 2012 collection, Karl Lagerfeld has opted for a lovely colour palette of blush pink and light gold. The design house’s signature camellia is aplenty; it adorns a beautiful belt (my favourite piece in the collection) and is also embossed on an iPad case, make-up bag and coin purse. The designs are classic and chic, which is exactly how I like my Chanel. One of each, please!
Images via Vogue China
Rooney Mara in Nina Ricci Pre-Fall 2012
Awards season is officially underway, as the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards took over the television airwaves and Twitterverse last night. I dutifully watched every minute of pre-show red carpet coverage just so I could bring you this here post. And though I’d like to say that it was incredibly hard work on my part and that it was very tough to narrow the list down to only a handful of looks, the truth is that these 5 actresses and their stunning gowns were standouts that made my job easy.
Rooney Mara was one of the most highly anticipated red carpet arrivals of the evening, and she certainly didn’t disappoint in a chic black Nina Ricci dress. The always flawless Julianne Moore also chose a black gown, by Chanel Haute Couture no less. Her green tassel earrings by Fred Leighton complemented her scarlet hair perfectly.
That wasn’t the only burst of colour. Charlize Theron looked pretty in Dior pink, Emma Stone wore custom eggplant Lanvin, and Tilda Swinton marched to the beat of her own sartorial drum in sky blue Haider Ackermann. Each actress brought her very own brand of glam to the Golden Globes, making for one very fabulous red carpet.
Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture
Emma Stone in custom Lanvin
Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann
Julianne Moore in Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2011
Images via Just Jared, Styleite
Yesterday I posted style snaps from this year’s Operanation 8: A Muse Ball, and guess what? I wore clothes to the Ball too. More specifically, I donned my favourite David Dixon dress. The last time I took my sample sale find out for a spin was to Prom at the ROM earlier this year, when the “Into the Wild” theme of the event called for an animalistic approach to styling. This time, though, I needed an ensemble that would take me from the last day of shows at LG Fashion Week straight to Operanation.
Dressing for two events is always tricky; inevitably I find myself overdressed for one shindig and under-dressed for the other. On this particular day, I seemed to have pulled it off. In fact, Sabrina declared, “If I had a street style blog, I’d be all over you,” or something of that sort. A ringing endorsement, indeed! But since she doesn’t have one, and I happen to, I did the job myself. Ever the shameless style blogger.
Sonia by Sonia Rykiel jacket / David Dixon dress / Chanel bag / Giuseppe Zanotti shoes / Biko Jewellery necklace / MAKE UP FOR EVER make-up
Fellow blogger Spiro Mandylor took this snap of (a semi-reluctant) me at the ShopCatch launch party this week. My beloved one-of-a-kind cameo pin by TOODLEBUNNY + the vintage feel of the shot (courtesy of Instagram) made for a fun photo I wanted to share. Plus, it was my brooch’s first ever outing, so I wanted you all to see it. And to go check out TOODLEBUNNY‘s site! Because they’re an awesome Canadian jewelry line, and I love them.
P.S. Such a fun name too! TOODLEBUNNY, TOODLEBUNNY, TOODLEBUNNY.
Image Credit: Spiro Mandylor
The last time I wore this David Dixon sample sale find, it was the dead of winter; black tights and closed-toe shoes were a necessity more than a fashion choice. In the heat of July I pulled the dress out of my closet for round two, and left the pearls, tights and pumps behind this time. Instead, I turned to purple Gucci sandals for a pop of colour and my FALLON cuff for some edge, producing a decidedly very different vibe from my first go at styling this dress. Sure, the fabric was a bit heavy for summer and I sweltered a bit, but it was all worth it.
David Dixon dress (last seen here) / Club Monaco belt / Chanel bag / Gucci shoes / FALLON cuff (last seen here) / MAKE UP FOR EVER make-up