Devil In The Couture Details.

As I am getting amped up for NYFW this weekend (where you should follow me backstage at the Ruffian show on Saturday morning on ALL the social medias), I would be amiss if I didn't mention the incredible Spring Couture shows we saw over the past few weeks.  Instead of talking about the looks themselves, I wanted to pick out some of my favorite details from the shows...because isn't that REALLY what couture is all about?  (It is, don't argue me.) First up in trusty ol' Chanel who nailed pastels as per usual.  Leave it to Lord Lagerfeld to sneak in something a bit youthful and also questionable in the form of sneakers.  But screw it, I would wear these kicks in a heartbeat.  And if Karl told me to wear them with a tulle skirt, I would be all 'anything you say, you're magic'.

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Raf Simons...you Dior designing gentleman who I wish I was my friend...you are able to use texture like it ain't nothin' and then it becomes EVERYTHING.  It was slightly reminiscent of everyone's favorite merry-go-round centered Vuitton show but stood completely on its own.  The use of artwork and the balance of pastel and deep navy is basically what I wish my wardrobe and life looked like.

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Giambattista Valli kinda killed it when it came to the embroidery and embellishment game.  The color palette was baller.  The accessories were equally as baller.  And dammit I wish I had the money/excuses to wear all of this.

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Schiaparelli came flying in like the slightly more refined but still just as batty sister of Vivienne Westwood.  And it's impossible to not love that.

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And everyone's favorite Valentino went fashion balls out with fabrications.  That lace, those feathers, the embroidery and, oh look, adorable lion prints!  Gothic ballerina on safari.  Well, that's a dream I never thought I would have and now can't stop thinking about...

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(All images c/o Style.com)

Rockin' Resort 2014.

Resort collections are a strange breed.  They always seem to come out of nowhere just as I feel like I've fully recovered from Fashion Week and then leave me in a different kind of retail therapy desperation.  Not only do I want the clothes and want them NOW, I also feel the overwhelming need to go on a holiday.  For someone who, yes, has just been to Mexico and spent three weeks in London, I still feel like I need a holiday.  Mexico was more of a family reunion with margaritas and London wasn't exactly tropical.  I want to put my feet in the sand, sip on a cocktail and watch the world go by.  In fabulous clothes.  So I wanted to share some of my favorite looks from the Resort 2014 collections.  In related news, I will be turning 30 one month from today and have yet to make any plans.  But a well-dressed, last-minute trip somewhere doesn't seem like the worst idea ever.  Who's in?

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Chanel is always a funny one for me.  I'd love a bit more Chanel in my life.  Or rather, I'd like any Chanel in my life.  But the Chanel Resort collections are always a slow starter for me.  There were some real nods back to the traditional Coco Chanel looks but completed with some real punk elements.  Karl always has a vision...it just takes some of us a bit longer to properly see it.  Curse us little minions and our unimaginative brains.  (Speaking of Chanel, have you entered to win a beautiful Chanel print or any other of your choice in our latest giveaway?!  Enter here.)

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The new and improved Christian Dior uses color in some pretty incredible ways.  The fabrications and silhouettes alone make me excited to be a girl.  And for someone who has to go into any shopping trip specifically saying to myself 'do NOT buy another article of black clothing', this collection makes me want to make everything BUT black.  Throw one of those navy blue jackets my way, will ya, Raf?

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I've always been a bit terrified of Cavalli.  All his collections always just seem like a poor man's tacky Versace.  So with this resort collection, it was really nice to see a softer side to Just Cavalli.  Leopard print did sneak in there but even that seems more delicate than usual.  Anyway, it's cool.  Real cool.

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Moschino Cheap & Chic is always endlessly adorable.  And this collection is no exception.  Bows and lace are always present.  But this time, there seems to be a throwback to my adolescence when daisies and tie-dye were having a real comeback.  Well keep coming back.  I'm loving it.  (Done the right way, of course.)

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Oscar de la Renta.  I don't even know what to say.  This man never fails to dazzle.  I love you.  I have always loved you.  I will always love you.  Marry me.

(All images c/o Style.com)

Etsy Monday: Annechovie. And GIVEAWAY.

Welcome to Monday, ladies and gentlemen!  This past week has had us East Coasters very spoilt with proof that Spring has arrived without the threat of disappearing again.  Having been victim of some pretty rotten winter seasons throughout the years, I have to admit...this wasn't the worst.  But the tease of a beautiful day tricking us into thinking nice weather had arrived early only to be met with, literally, feet of snow the next day, was seriously irritating.  That being said, I am going through a pretty heavy phase of bright colors and fresh flowers.  Because I can. 1

Flamingo Abstract on Canvas

Which is why I am so excited to be sharing the stunning work of Anne Harwell, aka Annechovie.  While her prints and paintings strike a very excitable chord in my fashion nerve, it's the colors that really draw me in.  And for good reason too...Anne herself says, 'Color seems to define my style more strongly than any other element and I love to work in clear, saturated colors'.  And I love that she loves it.  Her combinations are striking and demand a head turn and a smile.  Anne's aesthetic brings together a mix of materials and skill with a sense of humor and passion that brings her work to life.  And her work injects a little bit of life into the viewer as a result.  It's amazing what a punch of color and a beautiful object can do to a girl.

English Roses on Canvas

Chanel No 5 Print

Ginger Jar on Canvas

Strike My Fancy Matchboxes

Working mostly with gouache/ink and acrylics, this self-taught artist found her talent as much as it found her.  'After school, I went to work for my parents who owned a home furnishings boutique at the time. I became interested in picking up a paintbrush and trying my hand at some watercolors and then I found I really enjoyed it. I took on a few commissions from customers and sold some pieces in the shop and then decided I wanted to pursue art more'.  For those of us trying to make careers for ourselves without the same level of formal training as others we may be competing against or working with, Anne is a real inspiration.  'As far as any formal art education, I have none (other than a 1 week art camp in 7th grade). I am pretty much self-taught. I've been through the school of hard work, close observation, long hours, trial and error and the passionate desire to create.'

Chanel No 5 Print

Queen Swirl Collage

Now if we really want to talk about inspiration, I think Anne's work screams about where hers lies.  'I am totally energized and inspired by color and living in a place where the light is spectacular and there is a great deal of natural beauty, Florida.'  As a fellow seeker of daily inspiration and beauty, Anne works to take in the world around her.  (If you need a bit of help in this, like I sometimes do, check out my post on this amazing book that works to help you 'be an explorer of the world', no matter where your own personal world may be.)  'I am inspired by everything around me, nature, books, travel, different cultures, interior magazines, design blogs, fashion and especially COLOR!'  Love it.

Chanel Chance Print

Hermes Bag Print

And now...YAY, A GIVEAWAY!  Anne is going to give one lucky Thrill of the Chaise reader a paper print of their choice from her Etsy shop!  Open internationally, all you have to do is click here to enter before the end of the day on Monday, June 3rd...and don't forget to visit Annechovie and leave a comment on this post letting us know your favorite item from the shop!  Look at all those exclamation points...I MUST be excited.  Good luck and spread the word!

(All images c/o Annechovie)

The Vintage Skeleton.

Thanks to the beauty of the internet and social media, we all have the pleasure of coming across really cool people doing really cool things.  I came across The Vintage Skeleton on Twitter of all places and knew this fella and his work was something I had to share. Michael Gramling by name, The Vintage Skeleton, by moniker. This badass 24 year old, currently living in Charlotte, NC, is a corporate designer by day and artist by night. In 2010, he started making t-shirts in college, and now he owns and is the only designer of The Vintage Skeleton Shop.  Dude takes high fashion label logos and turns them into designs that seem to come to life in a bit of a 'Mickey broke the broom into a million creepy, really aggressive brooms in Fantasia' sort of way.  It's awesome.

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Though he has just sold out of his 'Arms N' Gloves' design, Michael has just launched his 'Leg N' Boot' design and it's fantastic.  And bless him for using the original logo instead of the new 'y'-less version which has me up in arms.

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So come on fashion crew!  These 'play on logos' designs are one of the biggest trends happening at the moment...get on board!  How would you style one of these bad boys?  I'd love to know!  (P.S. Michael uses American Apparel t-shirts which means they are going to be super comfy-cozy too.)

Leg N' Boot

Follow the Vintage Skeleton on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram... and don't forget to follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

(All images c/o Vintage Skeleton)

Au Revior, Fashion Month! My Paris Highlights.

The time has come for us to bid a sweet (and exhausted) goodbye to 'fashion month', as it is now dubbed.  Fashion editors, bloggers and the style obsessed alike have been wandering the globe for the last four weeks, chasing the trends and excitement of the Fall 2013 collections.  I know I have said it before but we all know Paris gives the final bow for good reason...it is fashion on a whole other level.  In presentation and style, it is a brand unto its own.  This season, there seems to have been a real move into a world where the beauty is in the details.  It was less about making a statement and more about silhouettes, fabrications and construction.  A move from the excitement of fashion to the love of it...which is inspiring.  Paris round-up?  Black and white and biker jackets. Here are some of my favorite moments from Paris Fashion Week:

Alexander McQueen

Alessandra Rich

Alessandra Rich

Chloé

Chloé

Chanel

Chanel

Chanel

Christian Dior

Christian Dior

Christian Dior

Givenchy

Givenchy

Kenzo

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton (and the immaculate Kate Moss)

Miu Miu

Miu Miu

Valentino

Valentino

Valentino

(All images c/o Style.com)

Chanel Couture Spring 2013.

I've not been saying a lot of nice things about Uncle Karl lately.  I've been underwhelmed by his recent collections and we all just have to deal with that.  I'd never say it to his face.  To be fair, I'm not sure if I could say anything to his face...I mean, in my world, he is more of a god than a mere mortal.  Sigh...

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This couture collection is not one of my soul-shaking fashion moments.  But this was some kind of brilliant 'Alice went to Wonderland and hooked up with the Mad Hatter' vibe.  And I dig that.  Seriously dig that.  Part of it may be the brilliant beauty that Karl always seems to deliver.  (No matter how wishy washy I may be about some of the Chanel collections, I always adore the beauty.)  See the entire collection here.

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(All images c/o Style.com)

Pre-Fall 2013: Burberry Prorsum, Chanel & Rachel Roy.

It can be a bit funny who you find kicking around the Pre-Fall gang.  Classics like Burberry and Chanel are regular attendees but suddenly the likes of labels like Rachel Roy are sneaking in and trying their hand at the 'extra collection' game.  And I'll tell you right now...it doesn't matter how long you've been around and what your reputation is, if you're trying to create a collection that makes a statement in between the traditional Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter collections that also need to make a statement, you're gonna be up against it.  Case in point: Burberry Prorsum, Chanel and Rachel Roy. I love Burberry Prorsum.  They always deliver the perfect mix of classic high fashion and British quirkiness.  They can literally knit a cartoon-looking owl onto a sweater and you still want to make out with the person wearing it because they look so foxy.  It's weird and I don't totally understand but it's brilliant.  When it comes to Pre-Fall, I was really excited about seeing a bit of this fun.  But, even though it is a nice collection, it fell short and, in many ways, just seemed like a further extension of their past few collections.  The fabrications may be slightly different but it didn't stop me from saying 'I've seen this shoot before, I know I have'.  It was actually the menswear that stood out in this collection and the womenswear just played a supporting role.  Which is fine.  I guess.

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I have to put in the disclaimer that no matter what I say about any of his collections, for Chanel or otherwise, I love Uncle Karl.  But this disclaimer is necessary because I've not given much of a great review to any of his collections since his India-inspired show (here) ages ago.  The construction is always beautiful and the man sure can put on a show.  And to deliver the number of looks that he does for every single collection, it's mind-boggling.  That doesn't make me like it any more though.  Starting in heavy Scottish Highland influence, it was a theme alright.  It all looked heavy and though it also looked warm, it looked shapeless and on the wrong side of grungy.  Looks went from quite matronly to suddenly the perfect looks for teenagers.  Slowly you could see the theme morphing though.  It all went a bit court jester before finishing with influence that was so Elizabethan, it read almost strictly costume.  Which is brilliant to look at.  There were some really cool moments and some really beautiful ones too.  But I think I'd like a little bit more.

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Oh Rachel Roy.  I bet you're a really cool lady.  I also think you're really pretty.  You're welcome.  And I know that you really tried with your Pre-Fall collection.  Your separates are great...I think you have some really cool pieces in there and business ladies who hate wearing suits will rejoice.  But I hated your styling and what I saw I had to struggled to fall in 'like' with.  Sorry.  I really like your shoe collections though.  Do you want to hang out sometime?

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(All images c/o Style.com)

Chloe's 'It' Boots...By Zara.

When standing outside the Chanel Haute Couture show last month (see here), I found myself thrown together in the pit of sorts with lots of name-shouting, excitable photographers trying to get the best shots of the drop dead gorgeous celebrities making their way into the show.  It was purely by accident because I really just wanted to see what the arriving guests were wearing and wasn't actually taking any photos other than mental snapshots.  Ah well.  The point is that it was actually a female photographer that caught my attention with her super casual but super cool style.  Slim leather ankle-length trousers matched with a semi-sheer white t-shirt and a pair of red studded boots I was immediately obsessed with. Browsing through Zara the next day and lo and behold!  Have I found them?  These super cool ankle boots?!  All the pieces of my life began to fit together and make sense suddenly as this woman finally gave me hope in life.  As long as I can afford Zara, I can be a cool French photographer outside the Chanel show too!!!

 

But nay.  It took me only a couple of hours more to realize that somehow this lady could afford to put statement boots from Chloe on her person and I, the fashion student, would be condemned to the 'knock off' version.  But in reality...the boots are cool and Zara has done a pretty bang up job on holding their own despite potentially stealing the idea...so aside from quality, craftsmanship and a few details that make the Chloe pair a bit more thought through, I'd rather spend $189 on a pair of boots that may or may not stand the test of trendsetting time.  Think of all the fun I could have with the $1,100 left over :)

So I'm not making a judgement.  I'm just making a statement.  Zara is a copy cat but does an ok job at it sometimes.  What do you think?  A bit too much of a tribute to the Chloe boots?  Or just enough?

(Zara images copyright of Zara. Chloe images copyright of SSENSE.)

My Little (Karl) Pony.

The more I write, the more I seem to realize I may be a little obsessed with Karl Lagerfeld.  I'm fascinated by this mysterious man behind the sunglasses who is the king among kings in the world of fashion design.  And I also think that it may come with the territory of studying fashion and beginning to find my place in the industry.  Uncle Karl is our headmaster, of sorts. Anyway, I get a kick out of all the artistic likenesses that seem to be coming forth of Mr. Lagerfeld...I just find him such a bizarre and brilliant character and seeing these different takes on the man himself.  There have been snow globes and plush toys to t-shirts and robots.  This necklace was featured on The Street Muse last week.

And this little lady was a highlight of our tour of Lesage during my course in Paris.

So you can imagine my delight when I saw this new rendition of K.L.  It is super creepy but also pretty hysterical.

What will they come up with next?!  (No, seriously...what's next?)

Lesage: The Warriors Of Couture.

One of the most interesting parts of the course I just finished in Paris was a visit to Lesage, an embroidery atelier that has been an integral though quite unknown facet to the world of haute couture since its inception with the first 'fashion designer', Charles Frederic Worth.  While I was really looking forward to seeing first-hand some beautiful embroidery and beading, I had no idea what I was actually in for. The history of not just Lesage but of ateliers across the country is fascinating and somewhat mysterious.

When you watch the haute couture shows, you imagine the drawings being made by the creative directors (Karl, Raf, Valentino) and then busy worker bees in their studios tirelessly creating the looks with a watchful eye over them.  And this can be rather true.  What is more of a secret, however, is the origin of the parts of the garments that are the actual show stealers.  When you watch a Chanel look stride down the runway and your breath is taken away by embroidery and beading designs fit for a king, you never think that component is actually something created by someone else entirely.

Saying that these smaller ateliers creating the embroidery and beading, the hats, accompanying accessories are 'masters of craft' that are 'the hands and eyes of haute couture' may not be enough to fully explain the depth of their involvement.  These silent heroes of couture have a very interesting process in their involvement in each collection which may help in understanding:

1. The designer visits the Lesage atelier during the early planning stages of their collection and delivers the inspiration and theme.

2. Embroiderers take the inspiration and create samples of embroidery and beading to present to the design house.

3. The designer returns to view the samples and to choose which they would like to use in their collection.  It's important to note that all samples are made just once and only presented to one designer.  Confidentiality is key at Lesage, as is the constant creation of new ideas.  A visit to their sample archive is both beautifully overwhelming and almost a bit sad.  Stacks of some of the most beautiful hand work sits before and will never be used.

4. The designer delivers final plans, designs and fabric and the incredible talent at Lesage creates the pieces of the garments with their embroidery or beading which are then sent to the design house atelier for construction.

Kind of insane, right?!  Yves Saint Laurent used Lesage exclusively (if you're familiar with the amazing beaded jackets directly replicating Van Gogh paintings, they were made at Lesage) and the atelier is owned by Chanel (though they work with all couturiers).

Our visit was fascinating, complete with a presentation on the French fashion industry and its rich history, followed by a tour of the actual ateliers where we not only got to see people hard at work but also were treated to one on one demonstations...and let me tell you, this work is not for the faint of heart.  Lesage is committed to keeping their methods traditional...you'll only find one sewing machine in the 6 floors of the building.  Everything is done by hand, from hand drawn designs to almost archaic methods of transferring designs onto fabric before they are taken to be embroidered or beaded.  All embroidery and beading is also done upside-down, meaning that the work is done on the back of the fabric and the embroiderer cannot see what the final product looks like, as it is underneath where they are working.  I can't even imagine what that is like when you're working with fabrics that aren't at all sheer!

Photos were not permitted in most of the atelier due to confidentiality (yes, I got to see people working with a drawing by Karl Lagerfeld sitting next to them) but we did have free reign when it came to areas of the beautiful materials being used.  Even in these parts of the atelier, you feel like you've gone back in time.  They do not employ any kind of computer system to keep track of materials, those who know where things are just know where things are...and that suits Lesage just fine and has done for over a hundred years.

Lesage has recently opened a school which includes courses for leisure but also those for professionals.  Almost makes you want to rethink your career path when you see the work and finished products, until, of course, you remember that these people have more talent in their little pinkie than I probably do in my entire clumsy hand  :)

So what I've been trying to say this whole time is that when you next watch the most incredible garment you've ever seen walk the runway, give a little more thought to the hands and eyes that really made it the work of art that it is.

A huge thank you to all the staff at Lesage for giving us such a wonderful experience and education.  (Photos courtesy of my fellow classmate and blogger, Vogue Epilogue.)

Uncle Karl, I've arrived.

As I may or may not have mentioned once or twice or forty times, I'm in Paris.  I'm in Paris studying fashion.  Yes, I am aware how ridiculous that sounds and am also revelling in appreciation for the outlandish position in which I have yet again found myself.  It's hard to believe that I am already halfway through my course here and the first week was a doozy...in the best possible way.  Once we got through the first day of introductions to not only each other and the course but to the French language and culture, we started the second day with a field trip... TO STYLE WATCH OUTSIDE THE CHANEL HAUTE COUTURE SHOW.  Yeah.  I know.  Even days later I am still so excited by it that I can't help but do a little squirmy dance where I scrunch up my nose and squeal a little bit.  I am sure that has nothing to do with me not being allowed inside the actual show  :)  It is a bit of a wonder which is better and more inspiring though.  Standing outside the show and people/celebrity watching or actually getting to go inside.  Because I was having a f**king ball without even being allowed into the venue.

What I wanted to do here was show a few images from the show and tell you all that I wasn't that impressed and in some cases it felt like K.L. took all the worst parts of every decade and smushed them all together making me wonder what at all makes it an haute couture show.  And I still kinda feel that way.  After the Versailles Resort show that was reasonably 'meh' and then this show which seemed to be ready-to-wear just under a different name, I have to kind of wonder if Karl is getting a little bit bored at Chanel.  I know, how dare I?!  But it's true.  THAT BEING SAID...I watched the video of the show and do have a greater appreciation for what was being sent down the runway so I felt it best to share that instead.

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Now Karl didn't entirely let me down because I was in awe of the styling of the celebs that I stalked at the entrance to the show.  Diane Kruger was a vision in real life and, gonna throw an odd one in here, Leslie Mann is a freakin' knockout.  I think it may be the best I've ever seen Alexa Chung look (not 'try too hard') and there seemed to be an adorable (and successful) attempt at working the traditionally Parisian style throughout.

Seems as though Lucky Magazine knows what's up too...they have already put together a mini-shopping guide helping recreate some of the best celeb looks from the show!  Check it out here.

Gone a bit Gatsby.

It has been no secret that one of the major trends we have seen for the upcoming S/S season is a throwback to the romance of the Gatsby era.  Which is impeccable timing for the remake of Gatsby currently filming, but less so for me.  I am currently looking out the window at the first major snowfall of the winter (that freak storm in October doesn't count) and even I, notorious for not knowing how to appropriately dress for weather conditions, know that I have to wait to properly embrace this look. Here are some of my favorite looks from the runways...

I think it's pretty plain to see that I am a huge fan of dresses.  Here are some slightly more wallet-friendly options that can be worn on the day-to-day...

I have a good feeling that as we start to properly move into the season and the weather begins to turn, we are going to see quite a few gorgeous party dresses hit the racks.  I will be dusting off a flapper-style dress that I bought from the first Kate Moss for Topshop collection, fo sho.  What I'm saying is...I'm going to be buying some pretty ridiculous dresses come springtime so I am expecting some party invites  :)

Lions and Tigers and Chanel. Oh My!

I'm now in the full swing of finals at Parsons so levels of crazy are at a high.  But that doesn't mean we can jump off the radar at all and Chanel has just made that impossible to want to do anyway.  The Pre-Fall 2012 collection is incredible.  From the hair to the make-up to the accessories and, of course, the clothing, I am in total awe of this Indian collection.  Oh Karl, you ancient, sexy creeper...what are we going to do with you?  You got me all excited for next Fall while braving the weather that hits the day before a snowstorm.  That's just a bit silly. Here are some of my favorite looks:

And just a side note, Karl, ever thought about maybe putting some of this aesthetic into your Macy's collection?  I mean, come on.  Also, I loved Stella Tennant on the runway.  And that your Style.com review starts 'Karl Lagerfeld has never been to India'.  You star.

Did I mention Chanel brought it home too?

There isn't a whole lot to say when it comes to the expectations of a Chanel show.  You know it is going to be over the top.  You know it is going to be glamorous to the max.  And you build it up to the point of complete dismissal of reality. So what does Uncle Karl then go and do?  Cover your expectations in gold and diamonds, pay someone to throw it as far as possible, and blow you completely out of the water.

Wintourfeld.

It needs no introduction nor explanation.  Just enjoy.

(P.S. Ok, I do need to note that my batty Fashion History teacher says every class that Karl Lagerfeld will outlive us all.  And when we laugh, she gets really stern and yells 'I'm serious!' and I feel like she might actually be right.)

Karl Lagerfeld for Macy*s. Meh.

It pained me to even type the title for this post.  Don't be upset with me, Uncle Karl.  Because you kinda strike me as the kind of person that holds a grudge. I love Karl Lagerfeld.  And I adore what he does at Chanel.  So when I heard about his collection with Macy*s (what is up with the star for an apostrophe?!  Sorry, Macy*s, I love you too) I couldn't wait to see it.  As the ads started showing up online and in the magazines, though, I found myself a bit deflated.  Surely, if logic was at work here, they would use the best pieces from the collection in the previews and promotions, right?

So now the whole collection is out, and there are a couple of cool pieces here and there, nothing I think I would particularly wear, but I still feel like I have no choice but to review it as 'meh'.  How sad!  I mean, it just looks dated and done before...and as much as I like to look at pictures of the man himself, not crazy about it being emblazoned on every bit of jersey possible.

I've chosen a few pieces that I am kinda into but really wouldn't go running out to spend my money on:

What do you guys think?  Yay or nay?

Chanel Kitty Cat

While very excitedly reading the newest issue of UK Elle today, I stumbled across a new campaign from Chanel and am totally loving it!  Only Uncle Karl could make dressing up like a cat look good...beyond good...totally fashionable.

Now, 'cat' is not a look that I have ever personally tried to pull-off but I did have a flashback to seeing a girl at my hairdressers wearing the most amazing and fashionable black cap that, upon closer inspection, had little black cat ears and a nose with whiskers.  All in black, just the shape of it hidden a bit from being so obvious.  I know it sounds crazy but it was 100% glamorous.

It wasn't soon after this that I became fully obsessed with Maison Michel's lace ears (especially the ones with the veils).  Again, it's not all that usual that I see Lady Gaga and want something she is wearing, if I am being honest (Lily Allen is a whole other story, I want to move into her wardrobe). I still dream about those expensive lace ears and I just can't seem to settle for making my own...don't ask me why, it's a principle thing  :)

I still lose sleep over the Maison Michel ears...not that I have anywhere to wear them, really.  But that isn't the point.  I would sit here and blog wearing them if I had them, my 'thinking cap', if you will.  Take a sneaky peek at the Maison Michel website for all his updated work as well, everything is STUNNING.

What I am trying to get at: Mouse ears...how do you feel about it?  Would you?