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

Balmain Paris F/W 2010 RTW

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Lanvin: All in the Details

For Fall 2010 Lanvin’s strong women wear armor instead of jewelry – and beyond the studs.  Alber Elbaz controls elements of wood, bone, metal, exotic skins, shards of crystal, beading and feathers to create a powerful, show stopping balance of beauty and warrior.

Topstitch Boutique and Love Illuminati Fashion Show

Brain Gravy Creative and Topstitch Boutique have been working together for the last several months to put together a 3 part film series documenting our Holiday 2009 collection.  This video is made up completely of stills (stop motion animation), no actual video footage was used.  man these guys are good. xoxo

Wednesday, Manhattan Fall 2010 New York Fashion Week – Karen Sabag