Archives for posts with tag: Chanel

Versailles in a Socialist France, Karl, Chanel, Chanel Resort Collection 2013, Marie Antoinette, Greek gods, beauty mark

With all of Karls’s antics these days (Mr. Pitt and a certain fragrance among them) it’s good to know he has trust worthy minions creating beautiful things that aren’t overshadowed by simply being provocative. Evidence of this is in the 2013 Chanel Resort Collection ironically titled “Versailles in a Socialist France”. There was literally nothing left out of this delicious mash up of pastels, punk, adornments galore and frothy ruffles that would make Marie Antoinette swoon. Also noteworthy are the interlocking Cs on each lovely lady’s face. It is believed in Greek mythology that the gods placed a small dark mark on the face of anyone who looked too perfect out of jealousy to disturb the perfection. Karl is certainly following their ancient lead…

Vogue Italia, March 2012 Couture Supplement, Christian Dior, Paolo Roversi, Vogue Italia, Valentino, Givenchy, Giambattista Valli, Chanel, Marie Piovesan, Jean Paul Gaultier, Atelier Versace, Armani Privé, Aspinal of London, A Lady In Spring

No one plays with shadow and light like Paolo Roersi. His crafty blend of scullduggery stirs the beautiful and the curious with haunting elegance for Vogue Italia’s March 2012 Couture Supplement titled “A Lady In Spring”. Shadowed by birds, insects and a variety of other flora, Marie Piovesan is cloaked in an array of spring 2012 couture collections: Valentino, Givenchy, Giambattista Valli, Chanel, Christian Dior, and Armani Privé to name a few. And it has rarely been more glamorous to be “masked” in eyewear, which makes the mystery all the more decadent.

Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, Boy Chanel, Boy Chanel handbag collection, Flap Bag, Boy Flap Bag, Alice Dellal, Luxury, Fashion

Someone has it quite rough… or maybe she just plays that way? Alice Dellal, the anything but tragic girl who is the face of the Boy Chanel handbag collection poses in a curious tale only Karl could pull off. The bags, iconically beautiful in all their shark, alligator, iridescent, quilted or patent leather splendor are truly magnificent and appear to bear the burdon of a glamourous life far better than Alice.

Check out her new friend “Boy” in film:

NEO-Romantic, Vogue Italia, Emma Summerton, Imogen Morris Clarke, Abbey-Lee Kershaw, Gemma Arterton, Rodarte, Chanel, Roberto Cavalli, Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, Nina RicciEmma Summerton takes us on a delightful fashion romp in Vogue Italia‘s “NEO-romatic” with the likes of Rodarte, Chanel, Roberto Cavalli, Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, and Nina Ricci (just to name a few). Her attention to detail and ability to showcase both wardrobe and accessories at at their best is what I find sets her work apart. The blue and gold color palette here is exquisite and the compositions are paired down to perfection. She has also achieved a masterful balance of pattern and texture. Emma is currently working on a book of unpublished self-portraits, which I eagerly await and her video work starring Gemma Arterton is terrific:

Laziz Hamani, Harry Winston, Chanel, Cartier, Swarovski, Dior, Levine/Leavitt, llrepsUnless you’ve been under a rock (or maybe that rock sparkled so much that it left you permanently blind), you know the dazzling work of Laziz Hamani. He is trusted by the likes of Harry Winston, Chanel, Cartier, Swarovski and Dior to photograph their precious treasures with his special brand of curiosity and gift for capturing the beauty of beautiful objects. Above you see the memorable Harry Winston ad campaign followed by a delightful collage world of illustrated animals, insects and yes, more sparkling objects. His work is so worthy of exploring that I kindly suggest to begin here:

Chanel, Versace, Givenchy, Dior, Valentino, Armani Privé, Shadow Puppet, Angels and Demons, Paolo Roversi, The Great Illusion, Lara Stone, Fairy Tale, Vogue ItaliaShadow puppetry has rarely brushed shoulders with such glamorous company as Chanel, Versace, Givenchy, Dior, Valentino, Armani Privé. Paolo Roversi’s light and shadow play is enchanting as are whispered tones of color. In this series titled “The Great Illustion” for Vogue Italia, I feel like he hit upon great visions of Grimm’s Fairy Tales and maybe a few from Lewis Carroll and J.R.R. Tolkien. Even in this world of wolves, thorns and demons, I would happily inhabit it.

Givenchy, Nick Knight, Ode Couture, Riccardo Tisci, Ming Xi, Jonathan Kaye, Givenchy, Chanel, Versace and Valentino, Karl Lagerfeld, V MagazineAh, the delights of silk, satin, chiffon, and feathers… better still is the beautiful way such things flow through the air. Nick Knight has captured the movement of these Givenchy, Chanel, Versace and Valentino dresses with ethereal grace in this editorial titled “Ode Couture” for V Magazine. In his innovative photographic and video work, he consistently challenges conventional notions of beauty. Further to this, he launched in 2000, an online fashion media company that showcases experimental interactive projects, films and live performances. Kindly allow action to take over where words fail and discover “Ode Couture” in video at: