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This winter, Chanel expanded its wardrobe once again by presenting a special collection in Shanghai, replete with Eastern interpretations of the haute couture brand. The line also includes quite a few accessories, due out in stores soon. Here, a glimpse at the offerings: Flashy sequined evening bags, lacquered Chinese doll clutches, and even a purse shaped like a takeout container.
This mainstream stuff isn’t the high-style aesthetic we remember coming down the runway. We hate to say it—but are we the only ones who think that these accessories look more like Chinatown knock-offs? We’re not quite buying it. [HighSnobette.com] Keep reading »
Surely you remember the craze that was Chanel Black Satin nail polish. Lindsay Lohan seemed to lead the way, and next thing you knew, every actress under the age of 30 was wearing the color on the red carpet (for better, or in many cases, for much, much worse). The shade sold out quickly, causing half-empty bottles to be sold for embarrassingly large sums on eBay. It was a true nail polish frenzy, followed up by Jade, the greenish hue people were freaking about, and now it’s all about the brownish, taupey Particulier. Next up? Some gold shades that may or may not catch on and wait for it … Black Velvet, the matte cousin of Black Satin. A subtle difference to be sure, but make no mistake, hos will be going crazy over this stuff when it goes on sale next month. That’s not so hard to predict. [The Cut] Keep reading »
“I admire porn … And I personally only like high-class escorts. I don’t like sleeping with people I really love. I don’t want to sleep with them because sex cannot last, but affection can last forever. I think this is healthy. And for the way the rich live, this is possible. But the other world, I think they need porn. I also think it’s much more difficult to perform in porn than to fake some emotion on the face as an actor.”
There’s a rumor flying around that the fashion world is calling “huge.” After Tommy Ton of style blog Jak & Jil got a supposedly juicy tip—”I received some news tonight that is going to SHAKE the fashion world in the next two days. CRAZY!!!”—the speculation commenced. The general consensus: That Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz would be replacing Karl Lagerfeld as head designer at Chanel. B-b-but … will he be as mean, ironic, and kooky as Uncle K? What if we can never laugh at or make fun of Chanel again? (We’d live, we suppose.) [Grazia Australia] Keep reading »
Maybe we were a little slow to realize this, but apparently that huge iceberg in the middle of Chanel’s runway was in fact a real iceberg. Imported from Sweden. (Seriously, where was our Chanel Paris Fashion Week invite this year? We’re missing extremely important news here, people!) We’re actually not surprised that Uncle Karl would stop at nothing to realize his snowman-chic show, but these details via New York mag are still pretty crazy: The ‘berg weighed 265 tons, needed 35 ice sculptors for a six-day carving job, and required a room temperature of a chilly 28-degrees Fahrenheit (you can bet Anna kept her fur coat on during the show). We wonder what Lagerfeld is planning next that could possibly outdo transporting a giant hunk of the tundra to Paris? [New York Mag] Keep reading »