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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.

PHOTOGRAPHER / TURKINA FASO
STYLIST / KATIE FELSTEAD
MODEL / SARA DIJKINK @ Premier
HAIR / PAUL DONOVAN
MAKE UP / PORSCHE POON
MANICURE / NICKIE RHODES-HILL
PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANT / PASCAL HUBNER
CASTING / PAUL ISAAC

Pulman hotel / London 2017

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Alexander McQueen SS 2015 Avant Art #SS2015 #Spring #Leather #Flowers #Flourish #WearableArt #McQueen

Sarah Burton has taken the Haus of McQueen and made it a fully functioning palais de genius since McQueen’s unfortunate departure in 2002. Her sense of style, art and the dramatic have become a beautiful beast with a dash of feminine mystique.

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This season the Haus of McQueen has brought laser cut garments, with an Asian inspired flower design and detailing in leather. With a flourish of kimono like dresses and garments that are reminiscent of the early 40’s, Burton inserts her own twist of the modern with cut out breast petals and dashes of embroidery. Add unique latex mask’s in a stunning representation that is truly, wholly, McQueen wearable art.

Check out the SS 2015 line below.

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

Unkle Karl strikes again!

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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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Powerful Beauties in New Balmain Campaign #Rihanna #Naomi #Iman

Leave it to the french fashion house of Balmain to take three everlasting and powerful beauties to grace their new campaign. Partnering with W Magazine, Balmain presents one of the most striking covers of the year.

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The cover itself is stunning, but W mag and Olivier Rousteing, the new head of Balmain take things up a notch inside the pages of the magazine. Snagging the powerhouses that are Rihanna, Naomi Campbell and Iman, W magazine creates an overpowering editorial.

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Olivier Rousteing proves without a doubt (pictured above), at 27, he is beyond brilliant as the new head designer and creative director of Balmain. We can’t wait to see what he comes up with next. Bring it Balmain!

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.

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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.

John Galliano Get’s the Boot From Parson’s. #Again #Burn

John Galliano just cannot get a break. Then again, why should he?

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In 2011 while helming the house of Dior, John Galliano went on a horrible anti-Semitic rant in France. Some poor couple was berated, he was arrested for drunken public behaviour and it cost him his job. This was an unforgivable faux pas, and frankly, pissed off a lot of fashion houses. Then he got it in his head he should sue Dior for wrongful termination making him persona fashion non grata.

Over the last two years Galliano has tried to smooth things over and get his career back on track. He has taken a temporary residency with Oscar de la Renta and HAD scored a job with Parson’ school of fashion design in New York. The key word being ‘had’.

The school, being of sound mind, and knowing their influence on youth in fashion, wanted Galliano to speak about his fashion design AND his actions in the world. Unfortunately being full of ego he still is having some ‘personal’ issues known as anti-Semitism, Galliano disagreed.

According to the Huffpost, a statement about the course by Parson’s said;

a candid discussion about the connection between his professional work and his actions in the world at large.” It said it canceled the workshop after the two sides couldn’t reach consensus on the conditions of the conversation.

A spokesman for Galliano didn’t immediately return a request for comment Wednesday.

Parson’s fired him and his fancy four day course and the rest is history.

In fashion we tolerate a large amount of crazy and terrible behavior. Sex, drugs, and runway are non-stop insanity and the people who make it happen are a bit ‘off’ as well. Being one of them I should know. We will not however tolerate racism, crimes against gays (they are our bread and butter) and religious hate.

Let’s hope Galliano learns to swallow is pride. It just cost him not only a job, but his reputation is beginning to ‘wear’ thin.

The Indomitable Gareth Pugh – #PFW #RunwayReport

This years collections have been over run with blasts from the pasts in design and color from the 20’s-1960’s. Colors have mostly been light blue, Cobalt blue, Persimmon and Burnt Umber with a dash of lime and forest green (Calvin Klein collection).

Thankfully a break in the horizon of fashion has come with the always dashing and daring, Gareth Pugh.

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His collection steps out of the norm to bring non-traditional minimalism. Full of monochromatic modernist beauty with a dash of midnight blue. An ethereal quality to his designs based more on draping and material instead patterns, and flashes of 60’s jewels and glitz.

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As always his collection sets a futuristic tone that has dominated Paris Fashion Week.

After all he is the indomitable. Gareth Pugh.

See the full collection 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)

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)

Balmain Bisous for the Bitch Goddess

I found the ultimate pair of pants.

They are dark, motorcycle bitch goddess sexy and not for the novice. these are utterly modern, stylish and unique. They are succulent, sexy and make your posterior look beyond amazing. They are…Balmain.

Who is Pierre Balmain and why has he stolen my heart? A quick history;

 Pierre Balmain was born in St Jean de Maurienne, Savoie, in 1914. After the end of the war, in the autumn of 1945, having studied under the greatest couturiers of the time, Molyneux and Lucien Lelong, he opened his own Couture house and set up business in the Rue François 1er. (Source from Balmain.com)

The house of Balmain has a history that is rich, colorful and IS the name of luxury. Balmain bridges the gap between old couture and new street style. I admire the designers they have for taking a dash of Mugler and mixing it with Dior-esque timeless charm. That is why these tasty little wax jeans are my new obsession.

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They are sexy and oddly enough high-end enough they can be thrown in the mix for a red carpet casual look. I also can see my self riding a motorcycle in them. Rough and tumble with sass and ass.  Brings out my diva bitch while keeping it classy (right ladies?).

Balmain embodies Paris but also a worldwide savoir faire. They know something the rest of us have yet to catch on to. How to keep casual sexy. Balmain is my new love. It is parfait amour with 1,000 Balmain bisous.

Don’t worry kittens, I’ll save kiss for you.