Chanel Pre Fall 2011

Chanel Pre Fall 2011
Absolutely in LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE with Chanel’s Byzantine adventure for Pre-Fall 2011. Classic Chanel styles sometimes infused, sometimes taken over by ornamentation — square jewel buttons, layers of embroidery, intricate lace, cashmere and silk — all impeccably combined.

Chanel Pre Fall 2011

This bejeweled jacket is shoulder and collarless !!! amaze. when i was in design school i remember designing something like this, and my teachers told me it was impossible. impossible my friends?! not for The Lagerfeld. and how phenom is this jacket combined with oxford shirt and wide whale trouser.. so relaxed but opulent. totally my steez.  i love the massive, almost armor like harness on top of the classic Chanel cream tweed coat. Karl has a way of making slight changes seem so impactful and a la mode.

Chanel Pre Fall 2011

navy and black, cashmere and leather, asymmetrical pops of gold embroidery, mixed prints, sweaters you want to live in when it’s cold and damp outside, crown headbands on messy done hair, leather boot/legging/tights and jewels jewels jewels.

Chanel Pre Fall 2011

the show was held in the couture salon on Rue Cambon, surrounded by opulent gold walls, tapestries and furniture.  the models started out walking to songs off Dark Side of the Moon, and it ended with shimmering tweed, sequin and beaded gowns, mash ups of embroidery.. i love the belt folded over the gown, so unexpected.

Chanel Pre Fall 2011

my favorites tho were the frothy confections of opalescent sheer silk chiffon covered in embroidery and cheeky little gold lame panties, and medium grey sheer maxi dress with chain and jewel detailing on the sleeves..

Chanel Pre Fall 2011

you can watch the video here

lust list

thanks, Candy Pratts Price, for letting me know all of the things i have to drool over and hold my breath till i can afford.

givenchy embellished glove and clutchjust a massive ring, whatevzoh yes plz. from Lee’s final collectionas much as i thought i was over pointy shoes this is spot onit has a face!  and a cute one at that!  get in my life now.i do plan on trolling the vintage shops until i find the perfect oversize envelope clutchAlexander McQueen? I never would have guessed. look at the feathers embossed on the platform! and the silk coving the shoe. so in love.i plan on wearing these shoes with all my new Gareth Pugh…there are only two things this bag is missing:

1. a shoulder strap

2. me.  it misses me and told me so. help get me and my bag reunited!sometimes i need a bag attached to a bag… perfect for all those small things you dont want to loose in large places…“he came in my mouth so i had to kill him.”i intend to make this my “off roading” shoeuh, your fur clutch is only ONE color. pssht.

real quick

there is so much amazingness i still want to talk about from fashion month – Chanel, Louis Vuitton, et al – but im heading out to see two of my most favoritest people this morning so i can only briefly say – HOW AWESOME IS THIS CANADIAN TUXEDO?!  it even includes the boots – aaand the baby!  aaah!  (not so much into the Chanel jacket over it – or on a guy really) but Karl can do what ever he wants!!!!!!!!!  LOVE HIM!

Karl! WTF?!

i have heard some people refer to the Chanel Fall Winter 2010 collection as a social statement about the injustices of global warming.  The ice caps melting on the runway, the models walking thru water in towering heels, their complete fur ensembles getting soaked (and possibly ruined) during the show.  That interpretation is complete and utter ridiculousness.  Half of the clothes were completely unwearable, and as much as i am enjoying this fur heavy season, the extravagant use of fur seemed extremely pointless and wasteful, more of an exhibition of excess than any sort of world conscious political statement.  Where as Topshop Unique was inspired by Where the Wild Things Are, Chanel just knocked the monsters off.

Neon Baroque : Chanel S/S 2010 Haute Couture

a sexy sleek acid trip into Karl Largerfeld’s genius. frothy confections you want to unwrap just to eat the magic inside


some of my favorite looks


Photographs from New York Magazine