These are exclusive pictures from the Chanel Paris-Shanghai collection. It's pretty out there, as far as Chanel goes. I love the idea of making your elegant Chanel bag resemble a Chinese take-out container. That's one expensive restaurant.
"My little China girl...." Seriously, she's cute. Very unique bag. Definitely my favorite from the collection.
If Dorothy carried around a Chanel, it'd probably look like this.
Thanks to Sarah Andersen from Nordstroms in Seattle for these pictures.
In the wake of Alexander McQueen's passing, his fall collection emerges as a gorgeous tribute to the late designer. He died in February, shortly after his mother.
The mood is somber, but the medieval-inspired looks do his memory a great justice. There is almost a hint of oriental-viking, too, especially with the headdresses. McQueen was inspired by churches and religious iconography. This fall collection seemed to be a very personal, private one compared to the others. There is no runway, just an intimate room for a select few to see one of McQueen's last masterpieces.
Ohhh, those socks. Yeah, I want those. Following in suit with Marc Jacobs for his Louis Vuitton fall collection, Prada decided to share the runway with women who have boobs. The result was, of course, perfection. To truly capture the 'Mad Men' 60s look (complete with beehives! Amazing!), they need the physical likes of Lara Stone, Doutzen Kroes, and Alessandria Ambrosio. Hopefully this trend is here to stay. It makes it easier for me to visualize myself in the clothes.
Everyone else has covered this collection back in spring or earlier, but I wasn't in the mood for fall until a few weeks ago. It is truly the most wonderful season and my favorite, and Marc gives me one more reason why. These are not all of the looks, but most. Just some of the highlights.
Ruby Aldridge starts off the show with a bang. In my opinion, Ruby is the quintessential Marc girl. Very unfussy looking and her model-off-duty style is spot on (see earlier post). All of Marc's girls look as though they don't brush their hair or really do anything other than put together an incredible ensemble.
I am crazy for the lace dress. So beautiful and simple. The boots give the femininity a little toughness. Same with the cream jacquard dress. Ultra cool with the shades. The thing I love about all of these looks is that they're extremely wearable, even for the anti-fashion girl who hates to mess with accessories and mixing and matching. The SS/10 collection was very inspirational for girls like me who adore giant bows and wearing stripes and plaid together, but a lot of people would not go there. These outfits are very minimal and downplayed, but still have the special MJ twist.
This collection reminds me of a cooler version of the Gap. The minimalist stripes, oversized sweaters, muted colors, plaid, field jackets, and lace-up boots make me vie for fall even more. I love that most of the models are sporting socks with their shoes. The Urban catalogues are literally overflowing with this look; so help me, girls in Omaha will wear (visible) socks with shoes. We're still trying to spoon-feed them.