Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Farewell Collection Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld’s last collection for Chanel opened with a minute’s silence for the late designer on Tuesday, as friends, collaborators and fans turned out in Paris to remember his 35 years as the creative force behind the French couture house.
Conceived before his death at 85 in late February, the extravaganza transformed the catwalk into a typically over-the-top winter wonderland, complete with wooden chalets and smoking chimneys, sealing Lagerfeld’s reputation at the pinnacle of fashion showmanship.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Karl Lagerfeld 2033-2019

                                                Karl Lagerfeld  2033-2019
                                             Master designer of Chanel   (RIP)
Karl gave conflicting accounts about his birth year and fabricated tales of noble blood. But the German newspaper Die Welt revealed in 2013 that he was born Karl Otto Lagerfeld in Hamburg, Germany, on Sept. 10, 1933.
His first gig was an apprenticeship with designer Pierre Balmain, which he parlayed into positions at Patou and Chloe. He joined Italian brand Fendi in 1965 and was elevated to design chief in 1977, a position he maintained until his death.
Lagerfeld helped make “Paris the fashion capital of the world and Fendi one of the most innovative Italian houses,” said Bernard Arnault, CEO of Fendi’s parent company, LVMH.
Lagerfeld took the reins at Chanel in 1983, when the design house had laid fallow for nearly a decade after the death of its legendary matron, Coco Chanel. He took the brand in another, more modern direction.
“What I have done, Coco Chanel would never have done. She would have hated it,” he once said according to the 2013 collection of his aphorisms, “The World According to Karl.”
Lagerfeld modernized Chanel’s signature skirt suits and expanded the company’s footprint in the 1980s by opening some 40 boutiques around the world.
“Today, not only have I lost a friend, but we have all lost an extraordinary creative mind to whom I gave carte blanche in the early 1980s to reinvent the brand,” Chanel CEO Alain Wertheimer said.
But the outspoken designer also raised hackles for a litany of off-color remarks — such as when he called Adele “a little too fat” in 2012, and claimed Kim Kardashian was asking for it when she was robbed of $11 million in jewelry in 2016.
Lagerfeld, who lost his husband to AIDS in 1989, was intensely private about his personal life. 
But he did shine the limelight on one family member — his beloved Siamese cat, Choupette, who became an Instagram star. 
“She is spoilt, much more than a child could be,” he told The Associated Press in 2013.
Lagerfeld’s health had reportedly been declining for years. Many feared he’d taken a turn for the worse when he didn’t show up for Chanel’s January haute couture show in Paris. 
“Why should I stop working?” he told VogueTV in 2012. “If I do, I’ll die and it’ll all be finished.”

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Chanel Fashion Show 2019 Ready to Wear

Chanel show for ready to wear 2018

 Chanel , Fun at the Beach,  Consisted of real fake waves and sand.
See video below!

The show observed Chanel through the enthusiastic lens of a girl who loves stealing her mother’s oversize ’80s tweed jackets, suits, cropped cashmere sweaters, and quilted chain bags. Talk about athleisure and the newly arrived trend for leggings and cycling-slash-scuba shorts? Ha! Karl Lagerfeld first took Chanel to the surf in 1991 with his scuba-and-tweed collection. Yes, it made waves.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Chiara Ferragni Wedding to Fedez

I must say Chiara's wedding to Fedez the Italian rap singer was by far 
an amazing event held at the Dimora Delle Balze in Noto, Italy on Saturday Sept 1st, 2018
Much like the dream of a fairytale wedding!

First you should know, that Chiara Ferragni's career began as a fashion blogger for the "Blonde Salad" in 2009 and has come along way from that first idea to become a social media fashion blogger.
She is estimated to make over 10 million per year and her social media wedding was estimated to 
generate over 5 million in estimated dollars of media coverage . Chiara has over 14million instagram followers. and lucrative partnerships with both fashion and beauty brands.

Vogue was  there is report on the details of this extravagant affair.
The couple flew their loved ones to Sicily on a private Alitalia jet with 
the hashtage " the ferragnez" which may have been the perfect marketing 
planned wedding theme  for Chiara and Fedez. 

Chiara wore two Dior Couture gowns custom designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri.
the first worn during the ceremony required 1600 hours of work at the Dior atelier in Paris. While
her reception dress was embroidered with motifs inspired by the couple's relationship, including a lion in honor of their son, Leone.   Stunning dress!
For the rehearsal dinner Chiara wore
a custom Prada creation.

Though Chiara may not be royalty, she will, without a doubt sit in the fashion
industry throne for years to come as queen of making money and building buzz for herself
and anyone who hires her..
Congratulations Chiara  on your wedding to Fedez!  

Wish you a beautiful Marriage filled with Love!

Friday, July 27, 2018

The Cloister Costume Exhibit 2018

Hello, Hope everyone is having a relaxing summer. Recently made a 
visit to the Cloisters  NYC with a few friends for the  costume exhibit.
Was so impressed with the  display and  beautiful details of the costumes.  I am trying to get back there
before the exhibit is over. I'm  pretty sure it runs to October 2018. 
If you want a enjoyable day out with friends, make it to the cloisters. Visit their wonderful restaurant for lunch.

The Costume Institute's spring 2018 exhibition—at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters—features a dialogue between fashion and medieval art from The Met collection to examine fashion's ongoing engagement with the devotional practices and traditions of Catholicism.
Serving as the cornerstone of the exhibition, papal robes and accessories from the Sistine Chapel sacristy, many of which have never been seen outside The Vatican, are on view in the Anna Wintour Costume Center. Fashions from the early twentieth century to the present are shown in the Byzantine and medieval galleries, part of the Robert Lehman Wing, and at The Met Cloisters.

The Met Cloisters
March–October: 10 am–5:15 pm
November–February: 10 am–4:45 pm
The Met Cloisters, located on four acres overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park, is the branch of the Museum dedicated to the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval Europe. Deriving its name from the medieval cloisters that form the core of the building, it presents a harmonious and evocative setting for more than 2,000 exceptional artworks and architectural elements from the medieval West.
Open Seven Days a Week

A 1967 wedding ensemble from the House of Balenciaga at the Met Cloisters