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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

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Live Broadcast #Day3 #MustStream #Awesome #NYFW

Yes I have been missing and yes I am still in California suffering the wrath and indignity of NOT being at NYFW. Actually I am gearing up for LAFW because there is a lot I am involved in and have to stay West Coast bound.

Since you, dear reader, aren’t there either but are most definitely craving the feel, insanity and sore feet,  I give you;

MERCEDES BENZ NEW YORK FASHION WEEK LIVE!!!

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Well almost.

That above is a screenshot your fearless fashionista took of the LIVE Herve Leger show.

What’s in store so far for SS 2015? White’s, brown’s, pinks/coral, neon with attention to metallic detailing. But I know how dead set everyone is on drawing their own style and details from the SS 2015 fashion season.

Ready to start viewing? Don’t worry between show’s they re-broadcast the good stuff and highlight’s so you won’t get bored.
Onward and forward darlings;

MERCEDES BENZ NYFW LIVE STREAM;

 


 

McQueen, Meisel & Moss #Fashion #Editorial #Win

Ok, before you ask where has this lovely bloggy been, I have been deathly ill with the flu for  the 2 and a half time. This thing is easy to get apparently if you work at a 50,000 person convention for four days.

But that isn’t what you are here for is it?

My flu story can wait for another day. Fashion, is what really matters on this page. Especially the World of McQueen.

Sarah Burton has my support in spades. She is genius and is carrying on the McQueen legacy with aplomb. Take the newest fashion campaign. Hiring the ever talented Steven Meisel was smart. But genius stepped in when they added the omnipresent Kate Moss.

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With creative direction from Pascal Dangin of KIDS, the 4 completed what can only be looked at as an astounding, and very surreal campaign. There is a mini Kate doll in these photos and I’m not sure whether I am more stunned by her or it. Most likely it’s the over all imagery. Intense, bold, beautiful and blue. The hues create the perfect campaign. Well done House of McQueen and Kate Moss. You’ve once again brought art into fashion.

And the campaign video is amazing as well. Very surreal with a nice creep factor.

J’adore Dior Ready-to-Wear Fall-Winter 2013 at the Opéra Garnier in Paris #Editorial #Dior #Paris

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Not only is Paris the ‘City of Lights’ but to those of us who have spent time there, it is a city of fashion & architecture. And the people at Dior know that.

Hence, this lovely editorial of fabulous, lushly dressed models, Anastasia Ivanova, Daria Strokous, Iselin Steiro, Marie Piovesan and shot by the ever talented, Willy Vanderperre. It’s been out since May 29th, so in case you missed it’s release, here is your weekend dose of fashion elite!

For those readers hooked on the song in this video, the track is ‘Synrise’ by the Belgian band GOOSE. You can download it off iTunes and Amazon. Support good fashion, good music and good taste by doing just that.

Things to Watch: L.A. Frock Stars on The Smithsonian Channel #Brash #Sass #Fashion #Celebs

I admit that most vices in life I have given up. However there are two things I will never let go of. Chocolate and television. And wine. And….oh blast let’s get back to television.

If you are like me you are addicted to every fashionably interesting show out there. I am still fuming there isn’t more ‘It’s a Brad, Brad, Brad World’ and am addicted to the new show The Face. I’m rooting for Coco seeing as she is sassy and quirky. Well Gods be praised a new show has popped up and it looks fabulous. And it’s set in L.A. which makes me an even bigger fan.

Enter Frock Stars L.A. with the ever wicked and cool owner Doris Raymond, owner of The Way We Wore. One of the hottest vintage shops in L.A. County which dresses some of the hottest celebrities (Adele, Dita Von Tease).

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How can I describe the owner? She’s fashionable, savvy and a vintage GODDESS. She knows whats up and down and she should be interesting to watch.

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Add a fab staff of vintage divas in the know. Styles and designers they carry and hope to find range from the 1920’s to the 1980’s. And with a constant search for ‘the holy grail’ of vintage, it’s a super win.

Check out the teaser for the show here.

L.A. Frock Stars: Sneak Peek

Premieres  March 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Are you watching? I will be.