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October 4, 2012

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Photo courtesy of Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld has had impressive sets each season and when you think that you’ve seen it all, he brings wind turbines and solar panels (as the flooring) to the Grand Palais in Paris. Inspired by light and air, these themes were evident in the volume (big rounded shoulders juxtaposed with cropped bolero jackets) and textures of the clothing (chiffon and mesh).

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Apparel wise, this was one of my favorite apparel collections I’ve seen in a long time. It’s interesting because Karl Lagerfeld stripped away many of the Chanel signatures like the chains, the buttons and the braid trim yet the collection was quintessentially Chanel. Instead, Karl Lagerfeld focused on Coco Chanel’s iconic pearls (and a bit of matelasse for good measure). He made pearls modern by enlarging them and grouping them in large clusters. I especially loved the large pearls on the clothing – especially that denim dress! Lagerfeld closed the collection with spring-appropriate dressed with floral appliques made from plastic petals.

Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection

I loved this collection and can’t wait for some of the accessories to hit shelves. The collection looks so grand set amongst the wind turbines it must have looked so amazing in person!

All images from Style.com unless otherwise indicated.

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October 3, 2012

Karl Lagerfeld Interview – Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 RTW

Here’s Karl Lagerfeld on the Chanel Spring-Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear. As is customary the interview is full of Karlisms. He may say some things that are out of line sometimes but I love this man. His talents are limitless and yet he is still so humble – he leaves it up to us to determine whether the clothing is chic. Uncle Karl, of course it is!

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July 18, 2012

Sponsored Post: Ultrabook™ Inspired by Intel – the LBD of Computers

vintage chanel belt Vintage Chanel belt

When I was asked by Intel to snap and share images of designs that inspire my love of fashion it was a no brainer. As a Chanelphile, you can see Coco Chanel’s influence everywhere in how women dress almost one-hundred years after she started designing. Today, I’m sharing with you some pieces from my closet – most are Chanel – some are just Chanel-inspired – but all reflect my love of the Double C.

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What I love most about Chanel are the design elements that were so important to Coco Chanel – simplicity, functionality and comfort. Her classic designs look as modern today as they did sixty years ago. And like all good design, her works don’t just look good, they feel good and are comfortable.

chanel inspired sweaterChanel-inspired sweater

In some ways the Ultrabook™ inspired by Intel is like a classic little black dress in your closet. It’s dependable and can run for hours and standby for days. At less than an inch thick, the lightweight and highly portable Ultrabook™ is easy to grab and go anywhere and probably much smaller than your favorite bag that you carry your life in. The Ultrabook™ wakes up in a flash, so you get quick access to your favorite content by going from zero to go in seconds.

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I hope you enjoy the images of some of my favorite Chanel and Chanel-inspired pieces from my closet. Keep up with me on Instagram by follwing me @MissGDK.

black bow headbandBlack bow headband

chanel cuffChanel cuff

chanel inspired bow topChanel-inspired bow top

chanel camellia red rain bootsChanel camellia red rain boots

chanel camellia wallet with chainChanel camellia wallet with chain

chanel hoop earringsChanel hoop earrings

Now you don’t have to sacrifice beauty for power. Introducing the ultra-sleek, ultra-responsive Ultrabook™, Inspired by Intel. Visit intel.com/ultrabook for more information.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Intel via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Intel.

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July 11, 2012

Chanel Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2012/13 Fittings

Chanel Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2012/13 Fittings

Chanel is giving us very special inside looks for the Chanel Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2012/13 collection – first we saw a glimpse of backstage and now we can see the inner workings of Chanel fittings. The hallmark of haute couture is fittings – each piece is made specifically for one person and is custom fit. Here’s an inside look with photos by Benoit Peverelli for Chanel.

Images by Benoit Peverelli for Chanel

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Backstage at the Chanel Haute Couture FW 2012/13 Show

Backstage at the Chanel Haute Couture FW 2012 2013 Show

Seeing what goes down the runway is very easy to access these days – but it’s a rare look we get into the inner workings of the backstage scene of an haute couture show in Paris. Chanel sent images by Benoit Peverelli to give us an inside look at the magic – enjoy!

Photos Benoit Peverelli for Chanel

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June 26, 2012

Blake Lively Jumps From Chanel to Gucci

blake lively karl lagerfeld chanel

Blake Lively, the face of the Chanel Mademoiselle bag collection last year was hand-picked by Frida Giannini to be the face of the Gucci Première fragrance – named for the Gucci couture line started in 2010.  The interweb is abuzz with this and I thought I would share my two scents (ha! pun intended).

Beautiful as she is, I never really considered Blake Lively a “Chanel” girl and I think she’d be a better fit for Gucci.  I think the problem is that it seems too soon.  Many models and celebrities lend their faces to different products – I just think the timing is not so great here.  In the end, I think Chanel wins in this scenario because it opens up the bag line to be represented by another beautiful face. I just hope Blake didn’t ruin it for the rest of the American ladies.  What do you think about all this?

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June 25, 2012

Chanel Little Black Jacket Editorial in Elle US June 2012 Issue

chanel little black jacket editorial elle us june 2012

Have you seen the June 2012 issue of Elle US? I’m always a little bit behind on reading my magazine but this weekend I decided to delve into my pile. I was happy to see that Elle did an editorial celebrating Chanel’s little black jacket to commemorate The Little Black Jacket exhibition and book. Elle took Chanel’s little black jacket and gave it six very different looks pairing the jacket with current pieces and vintage Chanel. The six different looks are – in order of appearance: Street Wise, Classic, Menswear, Sporty, New Romantic and Haute Rebel. My favorites are definitely the first three – sorry I can’t choose one! Which is your favorite look?

chanel little black jacket editorial elle us june 2012

chanel little black jacket editorial elle us june 2012

chanel little black jacket editorial elle us june 2012

chanel little black jacket editorial elle us june 2012

chanel little black jacket editorial elle us june 2012

Photographed by Thomas Whiteside
Styled by Lester Garcia

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June 19, 2012

Chanel Link List: May and June 2012

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Some of these links have been sitting in my drafts since I was in NY in May and I’m finally getting around to posting them. Better late than never!

the coveteur chanel the little black jacket book

The Coveteur did a piece on Chanel jackets celebrating the launch of Chanel’s The Little Black Jacket Book

MAIWENN Chanel Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld selected French film maker Maïwenn to be the face of the Chanel Fall/Winter 2012-2013 eyewear campaign. Vogue.fr

Katy Perry and her ridiculous exit from LAX draped in a Chanel beach towel. (click to see the video)

misia natanson sert by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Misia Sert a/k/a Coco Chanel’s BFF has a museum exhibition at the Musee D’Orsay devoted to her role as Muse to some of the best well-known artists of The Belle Époque. The Daily Beast

Chanel Illusions d'Ombre Riviere, Abstraction and Vision

Check out these previews of new Chanel Illusions d’Ombre colors Riviere (previously limited to Singapore but now available worldwide) and Chanel Illusions d’Ombre colors Vision and Abstraction.

drew barrymore chanel wedding dress

Drew Barrymore married Will Kopelman in Chanel and Karl Lagereld thought she looked “perfect.” I Am Shallow

Chanel-inspired DIY brows

Learn how to make your own bejeweled Chanel-inspired eyebrows. Beautylish

DIY Chanel-inspired transparent bag

Learn how to make your own Chanel-inspired transparent bag. Glitter ‘N Glue

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June 7, 2012

Chanel – The Little Black Jacket New York Exhibition Atmosphere & Celeb Photos

Chanel The Little Black Jacket New York

Photo by Olivier Saillant

Last night was the official opening of Chanel’s The Little Black Jacket Exhibition in New York City and all of the fancy usual suspects were in attendance. Here are some images of the scene at the opening as well as all of the pretty party people who were in attendance. Oh, to be invited to one of these events!

Click on the first image below to see the images full size and in a slideshow…

All photos courtesy of CHANEL

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Chanel – The Little Black Jacket New York Exhibition Photos

Chanel The Little Black Jacket Exhibition New York

Chanel’s The Little Black Jacket: CHANEL’s classic revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld exhibition opens tomorrow to the public in New York City. The exhibition showcases 113 photographs depicting celebrities and other personalities in the iconic piece, lensed by Karl Lagerfeld and selected from the forthcoming book The Little Black Jacket: CHANEL’s classic revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld. The exhibition will be open to the public from June 8th and will run until June 15th.

The Little Black Jacket: CHANEL’s classic revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld
From June 8th to June 15th 2012
12PM – 7PM
18 Wooster Street, New York

Click on the first image below to see the images full size and in a slideshow…

All photos courtesy of CHANEL.

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