Chanel debuted their Spring/Summer 2015 collection on a fake Parisian boulevard within Grand Palais in Paris. The show’s clothing had a 1970s vibe with the tweed pantsuits and bright colorful blouses.
It could have been a nod to the feminist movement in the seventies, since Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s creative director, ended the show with a feminist protest. Normally, I would be happy that feminism has reached a new audience but I don’t think the message was ... Read More
Karl Lagerfeld’s recurrent anti-woman and body-shaming comments probably aren’t great career moves for a Chanel and Fendi designer who thrives on appealing to women. He first got under my skin when giving an interview with Harper’s Bazaar... as Coco Chanel herself. When asked if she was still a feminist, the faux Coco Lagerfeld clumsily responded, “I was never a feminist because I was never ugly enough for that.” Wow. Not only ... Read More
Flawless as always, 2007 Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton is the new face of Chanel’s Pre-Fall Collection. According to Karl Lagerfeld, Swinton “perfectly embodies the Paris Edimbourg collection.” He further states, “she is a modern woman, a timeless icon of elegance.”
The collection, filled with kilts, tartan, and tweed, heavily channels Scottish themes and allows Swinton to return to her family’s Scottish ... Read More
Gossip frontwoman and former BUST cover girl Beth Ditto has a riot grrrl background and her personal fashion icon is Divine – “a drag queen who ate dog shit” – meaning she's a rebel who doesn't take any guff. In a recent NY Magazine interview, Ditto talks about being a “fat activist” and bringing her down-to-earth sensibilities to the fashion industry.
In the Vulture.com interview, she condemned the lack of ethical, attractive, and affordable ... Read More
David Quinn might not be a name on your fashion radar, but this underground icon is poised to bring his fun, flattering fabric creations to the mainstream. Quinn makes art for artists to wear, creating costumes for dancers and circus performers, and gowns for brides and burlesque stars alike. He is known for unconventional fashion shows that double as performance art, and for working with neo-burlesque beauties such as World Famous *BOB* and recent Lagerfeld ... Read More
Yep, that's a Missoni bike you're looking at! As I mentioned in the Karl Lagerfeld for Macy's post, buy-for-less lines can tend to be missing a certain special quality, but I'm actually really looking forward to this Missoni for Target line because not only do most of the women's wear patterns look pretty true to Missoni, but there is also a plethora of other things to check out, such as house wares, kids clothes, luggage, computer cases, a ton of overall ... Read More
Of all the designers out there, Karl Lagerfeld is not exactly known for loving "the little people," but not only did he give us a collection for H&M in 2004, but lo and behold he's gone and created another well-priced line exclusively for Macy's now. “To me Macy’s is the perfect department store in the US where everybody can find what they’re looking for without ruining their budget," Lagerfeld said in a ... Read More
Coming from Chanel’s main man, whose personal library houses over 300,000 books, is a rumored fragrance for those who love and long for the romantic smell of musty books over the complete lack of smell from books via computer. According to German papers, FAZ and FOCUS, Lagerfeld is currently working on a fragrance with his publishing company, Edition 7L in collaboration with Gerhard Steidl, the distributer for most of the designer’s photography books. ... Read More
It is pretty common to see mannequins in store windows with an alien-like thinness, their tall willowy bodies and emotionless faces looking down on you. However, when window-shopping the other day, I happened to notice mannequins posing in a lingerie store’s window, all of whom had very visible ribs.
It’s bad enough that mannequins often have very visible nipples (why are they always turned on or freezing?), but these mannequins look as underfed as ... Read More