Tuesday, September 30, 2014

CHANEL SS15 AT PARIS FASHION WEEK


I was going to include Chanel in my collective PFW post but after seeing the extravagant show Karl Lagerfeld pulled off once again, I needed to dedicate an entire post to it. With 82 looks overall, this show was incredible to begin with. The looks themselves perfectly encapsulate the Chanel woman: endless versions of the signature tweed suit, silk florals which were hand painted by Lagerfeld himself, box-pleated skirts, and elaborate cocktail dresses only covers a handful of the designs. The backdrop was equally as extravagant: an ordinary looking Parisian street erected inside of the Grand Palais. So realistic looking that attendees had to do a double take, the "Boulevard Chanel" even had puddles on its sidewalks. 
For the finale, Lagerfeld led a mock protest. The models came out bearing signs that had phrases like, "Make Fashion Not War," "Free Freedom," "Tweed is better than Tweet," "Ladies First," "Be Your Own Stylist," and my personal favorite, "Boys Should Get Pregnant, Too." To top it off, Cara Delevingne and Gisele B√ľndchen had quilted Chanel megaphones shouting, "What do we want?! When do we want it?!" Lagerfeld always puts on an incredible show to emphasize his beautiful designs and this might have been his best yet. 

On The Runway













A Closer Look











The Protest







In Attendance
Alexa Chung

Laura Bailey

Mario Testino, Anna Wintour, and Baz Luhrman

Between New York, London, Milan, and Paris Chanel was definitely my favorite show. Lagerfeld knows how to put on a spectacle and this was nothing short of my expectations. This show will be another to go down in Chanel's incredible history. Stay tuned for a collective post with the rest of my favorites from PFW! To see the entire Chanel SS15 collection, click here.

Friday, September 26, 2014

LONDON & MILAN FASHION WEEKS SPRING AND SUMMER 2015


With school picking back up in full force I haven't had much time to make any posts (sorry!) so I've decided to combine London and Milan into one by picking two shows and one person's street style to review for each! London and Milan were both absolutely spectacular! So without further adieu, here are my favorites from London and Milan! 

Tom Ford SS15 - London
Tom Ford's spring designs bring out the edgy badass in me that I so wish I could be. This show was all about the legs and a very chic grunge/rock look. The models all had dramatic side bangs and heavy black liner to finish off the look. I desperately wish I could pull this kind of look off. They all look so fierce. To see the full show click here.






Marchesa SS15 - London
The models in Marchesa's collection, described as a "touch of hollywood," literally remind me of fairy princesses. There are flower crowns involved and bohemian goodness. I'm going to stop rambling and let the collection speak for itself. To see the full show click here.






Cara Delevingne - London
Ok, so not all of this is street style. Cara modeled in a few shows in London and I've put pictures from those in, too. But she's perfect. She's the queen. It doesn't all have to be about street style, right?

Cara arriving at Burberry Prorsum

Cara at Burberry Prorsum with Kate Moss

Cara opening for Topshop Unique

Cara in Topshop Unique

Dolce & Gabbana SS14 - Milan
Oh. My. God.The Finale. THE FINALE. I loved this show so much I think I'm going to explode. The beading and lace and embroidery was all exquisite. Kendall Jenner lead the finale and I couldn't have been happier. Dolce & Gabbana really know how to pull off and Ode to Sicily. To see the full show click here.







Moschino SS15 - Milan
I think I might be in love with Jeremy Scott for Moschino. First he works with Miley Cyrus at NYFW and now he has premiered a Barbie inspired collection. More accurately, Scott took Barbie's actual outfits and brought them to life. I grew up playing with Barbies and this make's Scott's collection just about the coolest thing ever. To see the full show click here






Milan - Street Style
Ok, so I don't have a specific person to award my favorite street style but rather a few photos taken by Dan Roberts on the streets that I absolutely love. All of these women were attending Milan Fashion Week and photographed because of their style choices. Choices I happen to agree with. 






So those are some of my favorites from London and Milan Fashion Week! Be on the lookout for my favorites from Paris Fashion Week that's going on right now!