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Karl Lagerfeld Passes at 85. Je Suis Triste: A Fond Farewell to a Fashion Icon.

Yesterday and today, the fashion world is in mourning. Karl Lagerfeld has died and the industry will never be the same. He was a cornerstone, a foundation, of the industry.

Karl Otto Lagerfeld was a creative director, fashion designer, artist, photographer, who lived in Paris.  Born in 1933 Karl was quick to learn, and branched out as soon as possible. By 1955, after living in Paris for two years, Lagerfeld entered a coat design competition sponsored by the International Wool Secretariat. He won the competition and became quick friends with Yves Saint Laurent, and was then hired by Pierre Balmain. He worked as Pierre Balmain’s assistant, and later apprentice, for three years. (Wikipedia)

Most importantly in the 1980s, when Chanel was antiquated and dying, he took over. He turned it into the multi-billion dollar empire that we know and love today. Insane runways in the Palais in Paris full of rockets, crystals, industrial sites. and models fighting for a change. His collections have met us at the beach and had us walk on water. Never a dull moment his runways were and extension of his personality.

His last show, 2019, Palais de Paris, Haute Couture

With his death may have shared their stories. Models like Naomi Campbell, and Karen Elson, speak warmly of him. Others, say he was a sizist and misogynist. Perhaps, he was a bit of both, he was known to be cruel at times. Karl, however, made a point of saying,

“Everything I say is a joke. I am a joke of myself.”

Karl was indeed a man of great talent. His vision and vast knowledge made and broke careers. He was known for his acerbic wit and sometimes, brutally honest personality.

Karl Lagerfeld, was one thing. Larger than life. He created, made, spoke fashion. He made the industry what we see today. He has left a legacy for us to build upon. Let us hope that we choose to do the right thing with it.

Karls Interview with Suzy Menkes on how he wants to be remembered

Glass Magazine Chanel Editorial – Summer 2017

What do we love? Chanel. Who else do we love? Glass Magazine. Why?

Recently I have been making friends with the people over at Glass Magazine. By friends, I actually mean Facebook and Instagram friends. This of course will be remedied by me being awesome in their proximity and vice versa. Life goals people.

I’m especially enjoying the work of the Stylist, who works with Glass regularly, Katie Felstead. She is genius and makes everything from modern, edginess too romantic styles look brilliant. You know I don’t give accolades to other Stylist’s unless they are balls out amazing.

Back to this amazing editorial. Chanel is one of those amazing labels that every country understands. Say Chanel anywhere in the world (except maybe the deep amazon, though maybe there too) and it’s recognized as a brand with integrity, quality that costs big bucks.

Glass Magazine produced a wonderful Chanel editorial shoot that’s soft, beautiful and sexy. Giving us the sense of a gentle and delicate Chanel woman.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.


Pulman hotel / London 2017


Chanel No5 Goes Deep With Gisele #Chanel #Editorial #Ocean

Well kittens I am off to LAFW and I can’t be bothered. However, obviously I DO care.


So in all fairness I will leave you with the brand spanking new Chanel No5 editorial video of Gisele Bundchen looking like a million dollars, in the ocean, down an alley looking sexy, sultry and positively radiant.

Enjoy the gorgeous that is Gisele!

@KarlLagerfeld Makes Everything Old New Again, Mod Inspired Shoot with @NumeroMagazine #French #KarlLagerfeld #Photography

Unkle Karl strikes again!


Taking Numero Magazine to new heights, Karl Lagerfeld went behind the lens and created 5 original ‘Mod’ magazine covers with ‘Pop Couture’.

With a sixties psychedelic background, Karl Lagerfeld gives us ‘joie de vivre’ Parisian style, including fashions by;

Jean Paul Gaultier, Dior, Armani Prive, Valentino and of course Chanel showcase a youthful and carefree side of couture – still elegant but completely in line with the way modern women dress.

I don’t know about youthful and carefree as much as devastating, gorgeous and scintillating sexy.

Bravissimo, Karl Lagerfeld! Your creativity knows no bounds. Check the other four masterpieces below.

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And Karl said,”It’s never too early to care about fashion”. Presenting North West in Chanel #BabyFashion #Kimye #NorthWest

When Karl Lagerfeld said , “It’s never too early to care about fashion.”, I don’t think this is what he envisioned.


Baby Kimye, aka North West is looking darling in Chanel including her first garishly, over priced baby Chanel bag.
According to the nice people at the Huffpost, baby North is posing as a model for the CR Fashion Book.

I can just hear it; “With her mother’s good looks and her daddies ego North Strikes a fierce baby pose sans booties.This evening attire can be yours for around $20,000 dollars you were using to re-finance your house.”

OR you can just take in the cuteness people. Yeah, I can’t hate on North West. It is the one thing Kanye and Kim did right.

Chanel’s ‘Once Upon a Time’, Beautiful and Creative #Fashion #Video #KeiraKnightly

Since I am in the throes of viewing runway video, I thought I would bring you a Chanel treat.


Me think Karl Lagerfeld aspires to be more of a director and less art director.

With ‘Once Upon a Time’ Lagerfeld shows a forgotten time splashed with idealism, the sweet hopes of a new business, high society vs. the everyday Parisienne, and dazzles with his collection of Chanel for men and women.

Step into the turn of the century with Keira Knightly as Coco Chanel and enjoy a delightful piece showcasing talent and fashion.

Chanel No 5 a la Brad Pit, Part 1&2 (video)

Karl Lagerfeld is getting weirder with his old age, and so is Chanel. Brad Pitt will forever be a prime piece of yummy no matter what age, or how much he looks like a billy-goat (trim that hot man meat’s hair please).


These two things together?

‘There You Are”.

Chanel No 5 There You are Part 1 & 2 video;

From the Mouth of Unkle Karl, “Model’s are NOT that Skinny”. (video too)

I love Karl Lagerfeld, his style and how he and Choupette have clawed their way to be emperor and empress of fashionlandia.

Recently my white-headed Unkle Karl let out another gem.
This of course is AFTER offending Pippa Middleton re: her face, and singer Adele by calling her fat (he later said he meant Lana Del Rey).

This time the subject; Anorexic models. When asked about working with Anorexic models being a problem, his reply is was simple; Anorexia isn’t the problem, fat girls are. *headsmack*

Karl was quoted in the Huffington Post as saying;

“The story with anorexic girls — nobody works with anorexic girls. That has nothing to do with fashion. People who have that, they have problem with family and things like this. There are less than 1 percent of anorexic girls, but there are over — in France, I don’t know about England — over 30 percent of girls who are big, big, overweight.”

Oh Karl, when will you stop? We know you don’t like bigger girls. After all working with underweight models IS your job. But…having had problems with anorexia himself you think he would be a little kinder when it comes to weight issues.

Karl you are 79, and have earned his bitch wings in fashion, but remember ethics and morality in interviews my dear. It’s called being diplomatic.

See the full video below.

Chanel SS 2013 For The Win!

We all know Karl Lagerfeld is relentless, superior, eccentric and bit of freak chic. With this years SS 2013 collection on a runway dotted with wind tunnels and eco fab, he is now insurmountable aka no one can bring it like he does.

Recreating the 80’s-90’s with a new and fresh twist Karl Lagerfeld focused on material and recreation of shape for SS 2013. Always an original he crossed pattern with shape making the figure less of a focus and focusing on big, bulky, large and fab! Always an original, he even added a little humor with his own take on obtuse bags, giving the house of Chanel a complete WIN!

Let’s take a look shall we;

(Forgive the late posting darlings, I am felled by the evilest of fever flu’s. If I don’t make sense chalk it up to my fever of 100 F)

Let’s Go Vintage; Chanel No. 5 Advert From 1973, Catherine Deneuve by Helmut Newton

I love it when companies open their archives. Chanel recently posted this video from 1973 of a young goddess known as Catherine Deneuve advertising their perfume.

CHANEL N°5 advertising film from 1973
“Whispered,” by Helmut Newton, with Catherine Deneuve
© CHANEL 1973

I love how all they needed was just her. She just purrs and oozes that ‘Je Ne Sais Quoi’ that is French perfection.

Karl Lagerfeld Has a Wax Face, Literally

My obsession with Karl Lagerfelds world is out of control. Thankfully, I am not the only one who thinks this way.

In Karl Lagerfelds old hometown of Hamburg, Germany, he now resides in one of Germany’s oldest wax museum’s in his sexy little finger-less gloves and fab black suit.

Fakin’ Karl

Karl is not only immortalized, loved and amazingly creative but he know’s the fashion market as well. Originally he had a classic German last name of ‘Lagefeldt’, but dropped the T to seem more commercial.

Despite his name change his is still honored in Hamburg’s 125 year old wax museum. His pretty little face took a year to make!! I guess they are big on detail

I love this man. He is by far the classiest bitch in the fashion industry with a super powered brain under that white ponytail. At 78 he still manages to conquer and expand the house of ‘Chanel’.

Even better, his next collaboration will be with….drum roll please…

Shu Uemura!!

No stranger to cosmetics, Monsieur Lagerfeld will be creating a special make up collection for the holidays called ‘Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura’.

Simple enough.

Keep your eye’s open for it. No doubt it will be limited edition/super exclusive. Just like my dear Unkle Karl.

Uncle Karl Reigns Supreme with outlandish must see FW 2012 RTW fashion show. Middle Earth be damned!

In case you have not heard, Karl Lagerfield is a demi-god. He runs the House of Chanel creating and breaking the boundaries of ways to look at fashion.
He has done it again with an overly opulent show and gem studded runway. The towering crystals were laid on a runway tinted with purple hues that reflected in his collection. This is the dramatic arts cutting edge.
Pay Attention!

CHANEL Fall-Winter 2012/13 Ready-to-Wear show
(Original show aired March 6th Paris, France)