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August 9, 2012

First Look: Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura

karl lagerfeld for shu uemura

I found a few images online of the the Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura collection so I thought I’d give you a sneak peek. The packaging is adorable and features Karl’s Mon Shu girl stamped all over it.

karl lagerfeld for shu uemura

The collection features seventeen pieces including Shu Uemura favorites “UV Under Base Mousse, eyelash curlers (with a red pad instead of black) and the cleansing oil.” (StyleJunkee). There are some really fun products too like patterned fabric false eyelashes and mulit-colored false eyelashes. The three nail colors will be sold with nail stickers adorned with Mon Shu.

karl lagerfeld for shu uemura

The line will be available in October but I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of this online before the release. What do you think of the collection? Is it worth the wait?

karl lagerfeld for shu uemura

karl lagerfeld for shu uemura

karl lagerfeld for shu uemura

Image via Styleite

Source: Grazia

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August 8, 2012

R.I.P. Anna Piaggi

Anna Piaggi and Karl Lagerfeld

Anna Piaggi and Karl Lagerfeld


Italian fashion writer and style visionary extraordinaire Anna Piaggi passed away yesterday at the age of 81. Piaggi wrote for Italian Vogue and she was ubiquitous in the front row of fashion shows with her eccentric look. Anna Piaggi was also Karl Lagerfeld’s muse and he is quoted as saying “Anna invents fashion. She automatically dresses herself as we will dress ourselves tomorrow.” (AFP)

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July 25, 2012

KARL by Karl Lagerfeld at Selfridges – Video

Yesterday was the launch of the KARL pop-up shop within the Selfridges department store in London, just in time for the Olympics. I found this video online that details the opening, has some Karlisms and interviews with KARL fans and you get a glimpse of the festivities which included KARL macaroons and a KARL flag. See the fun for yourself…

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July 24, 2012

Do As Karl Lagerfeld Does – Karl’s Top Spots in Paris, St. Tropez and Monaco

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Karl Lagerfeld is a tastemaker extraordinaire and if you were wondering where Karl likes to sleep, eat, shop and play, now you can follow in his footsteps. Lagerfeld lists his favorite places in Paris, St. Tropez and Monaco. Start your checklist now – maybe if you’re lucky you’ll see Uncle Karl at one of these places…

Paris

Restaurants

La Société
“We needed a new place in Saint-Germain, the brothers Costes created it and Alex runs it to perfection.”

Orient Extrême
“You can eat outside when the weather is nice, and it’s just the ideal food for me! ”

La Maison du Caviar
“If you love caviar (which I do), do not bother to go elsewhere. But the crab and salmon are also unique. People also love cheesecake and strudel (I am not entitled to these wonders). George and his team make it a unique place, very Champs Elysees … in the best sense. ”

Café de Flore
“Without the Flore, Saint-Germain would not (or anymore) be Saint Germain. This is THE most excellent left bank café.”

Nightlife

The VIP Room
“This is my nightclub in Paris (as in Saint-Tropez) and I love the restaurant and its decor. Jean Roch knows his job … and friends … ”

Shopping

Colette
“Because of Mme Colette, whom I admire, and her daughter Sarah. This is shopping as an art form. You are so well received here, and you can feel the current wave of fashion, music and other objects. ”

Le Bon Marché
“The name is ironic, but considering the quality of what they sell, it is effectively good value. ”

Lachaume
“Since the lovely Caroline and her sister took over after their grandmother, the flowers are even more beautiful. ”

Saint Tropez

Restaurants

Sénéquier
“It’s the heart of Saint-Tropez. I like it even more since the Chanel fashion show we held there. ”

The VIP Room and its restaurant La Gioia
“It’s Saint Tropez in the evening and night. Dining out in the garden is a dream. The food is everything I love: simple. But it’s also my favorite club, especially when Double A (Alexandre Arnault) is DJ! And this is where Baptiste Giabiconi (model discovered by KL – ed.) made a splash this summer with his first song which is not even out yet on the market! ”

Le Quai Joseph
“The place to be. ”

The Banh-Hoi
“My favorite restaurant after La Gioia of my friend Jean Roch. But the Banh Hoi-has a unique cuisine. And I love dining out in that narrow street with little traffic. ”

Le Club 55
“A classic, but I love the restaurant, its ambience and friendly boss.

Parfum

Trupheme
“Ideal in the genre, the staff is aware of everything. And you can find everything there. ”

Hotel

La Réserve
“Especially the spa, gym – which are always adored by my guests – and the restaurant: this is an ideal place. Perfection! It is at a hundred meters from the house that I rent in this divine enclosure. I’m perfectly happy and safe. It’s Fort Knox! ”

Monaco

Restaurants

Yoshi
“The restaurant of the Hotel Metropole which is, for me, the best Japanese on the Riviera. By Robuchon. ”

La Vigie
“The table of the Monte Carlo Beach: for me, it represents Monte Carlo. Moreover, in this place, I love everything: the Monte Carlo Beach, the pool, the hotel, the cabins … ”

Le Grill
“The panoramic restaurant on the top floor of the Hotel de Paris: the view here is magnificent. ”

Rampoldi
“The ‘Lipp’ of Monaco, with on top of that the kindness of the boss. ”

Flowers

Sorasio
“Because of the flowers, but also the lovely owner, Danielle Carlesi. ”

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July 23, 2012

Team Karl Comes to Selfridges for the Olympics

team karl karl lagerfeld selfridges

Where Chanel goes, KARL by Karl Lagerfeld follows.  First Lagerfeld opened a pop-up shop in St. Tropez for the summer (as did Chanel) and now the KARL brand will pop-up at Selfridges in London just in time for the Olympics (Chanel will have a free-standing pop-up at Covent Garden).

Karl Lagerfeld designed a capsule collection for the event called “Team Karl” and will be sold in a pop-up space on the third floor of Selfridges in the contemporary women’s department.  The collection includes t-shirts designed by the I Love Dust agency including one with the graphic above showing Karl Lagerfeld preparing to throw a discus.  Selfridges will also launch the KARL Fall 2012 collection as well as the first Karl Lagerfeld Paris Man collection.

If you’re in London you should definitely check out the space. Uncle Karl himself will make a personal appearance for the opening on the 24th.

Source: WWD

 

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July 19, 2012

Chanel Autumn Melody Fall-Winter 2012/13 Pre-Collection

chanel fall-winter 2012/2013 pre collection autumn melody

Chanel has released a new campaign and microsite called Autumn Melody and gives us a look at the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Pre-Collection. The campaign is shot by Karl Lagerfeld and features models Lindsay Wixson & Edie Campbell. You can see the images below or on the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Pre-Collection Autumn Melody website.

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chanel fall-winter 2012/2013 pre collection autumn melody

chanel fall-winter 2012/2013 pre collection autumn melody

chanel fall-winter 2012/2013 pre collection autumn melody

chanel fall-winter 2012/2013 pre collection autumn melody

chanel fall-winter 2012/2013 pre collection autumn melody

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July 18, 2012

First Look: Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura Mon Shu Girl Video

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In June I posted about Karl Lagerfeld’s collaboration with Shu Uemura on a cosmetics capsule collection for Holiday 2012. Now we get a first look at his collection in a little animated video where we meet Mon Shu Girl, the cute mascot for the Shu Uemura x Karl Lagerfeld collection. Karl Lagerfeld has long used Shu Uemura eyeshadows for his sketches and we see his work come to life before our eyes in the form of Mon Shu Girl. We see some hints at what we can expect to see in the collection but we’ll have to wait until the end of the year to get our hands on the collection. For now, enjoy Mon Shu Girl…

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July 16, 2012

First Look: Maïwenn for Chanel Eyewear Campaign

chanel maiwenn eyewear

Last month I wrote that Karl Lagerfeld had chosen Maïwenn to be the face of the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 eyewear campaign.  I recently found images online of the campaign shot by Karl Lagerfeld featuring a very natural looking Maïwenn wearing little makeup and with tousled hair.  Maïwenn stated:  “I had just come back from holiday, so I was feeling great…Maybe that’s the reason it looks simple, natural and spontaneous. And I think I’m wearing hardly any makeup — just a touch of concealer.”

chanel maiwenn eyewear

The Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 eyewear campaign features the Tweed collection of glasses which features tweed molded onto the rubber stems of glasses.  This is the first look at the Tweed eyewear collection that I’ve seen and I can’t wait to see more.  I’m sure Chanel used the latest process to give the most realistic look.

The Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 eyewear collection will retail for about “200 euros to 380 euros, or $415 to $492 at current exchange.”  The campaign is set to publish in magazines starting in September issues when the glasses will be available for sale.

Source: WWD

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July 12, 2012

Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Haute Couture Look Book

Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Haute Couture Look Book
Chanel’s fall-winter 2012/13 haute couture look book features model-turned-musician-turned-model Jamie Bochert. The look book was shot by Karl Lagerfeld as is customary. For fall-winter 2012/13 the photos are in black and white and in some ways, I feel the lack of color actually makes the details stand out more. Rather than being distracted by color, you are able to focus on what is important. Jamie Bochert’s statuesque silhouette is the perfect canvas for the Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 haute couture collection. See the rest of the images below…
Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Haute Couture Look Book
Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Haute Couture Look Book
Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Haute Couture Look Book
Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Haute Couture Look Book
Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Haute Couture Look Book
Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Haute Couture Look Book
Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Haute Couture Look Book
Chanel Fall-Winter 2012/13 Haute Couture Look Book

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July 10, 2012

Chanel Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2012/13 – Karl Lagerfeld Interview

As always, full of Karlisms – here is Karl Lagerfeld on the Chanel Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2012/13 collection…

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