donderdag 29 juli 2010

My love is being tested...

Things that send me to fashion heaven aren't that rare, but they aren't that numerous either. Lots of items bring forward an excited 'oooh' or 'aaah', but fail to leave a lasting imprint on my heart. Only few items get my blood flowing everytime I spot them...

Among these, you will find Louis Vuitton's Stephen Sprouse scarf, which is so soft to touch and luxurious, it is the Scarf of all Scarves.

Second, there are those little pieces of art created by Christian Louboutin. How envious I was when I first laid eyes upon Elisa Sednaoui's shoe closet!

Third, walking by Hermes every day hasn't done me any favors and my longing for an 'H' bangle (preferably green or orange coloured and gold) is increasing daily.

I could mention some more (which items have that effect on you, my dear readers?), but they all fail in comparison to that one item that gives me a fashion O just thinking about it.

I am talking about the bag of all bags, the Quilted Chanel Bag.

The QCB was soon to be mine. I had finally managed to come to peace with its steep price (it is a classic after all!) and was looking forward to carrying Coco the QCB around town, filling it with my quintessential daily necessities.

My love (and my wallet, for that matter) is, however, being tested by a greater force: Karl Lagerfeld.

Karl much rather have his baby remain an exclusive item, so he decided to implement a worldwide price increase on all Chanel bags. The increase isn't small either, all Chanel bags (including my black caviar with gold hardware QCB) will become a whopping 20 % more expensive.

So here I am, debating my purchase and evaluating that ever present question: want versus need. Sigh...

Where do you all stand on the Chanel price increase?

woensdag 7 juli 2010

No one does it better ....

.... than Peter Philips for Chanel.

Yes, I know, I've proclaimed my love for his work many times before, but the girls at Chanel HC Fall / Winter 2010 looked so iconic, so chic, that I could not resist another Peter Post!

The already gorgeous Bianca Balti looked radiant and so did Ana, Freja and all the others.

With very little makeup on their faces except for Rouge Coco in Rivoli, the attention was not drawn away from the clothes. So it should be. It was Haute Couture after all!

They came across as empowered, modern women. They could hold their own in a though world, but have not lost touch with their feminine side. This woman is a glamourous one. She's not afraid to turn a few heads while she's at it.

I would like to end this post by saying that I love how this is just such a wearable look. Especially for Haute Couture! Yes, you will get some looks, but if you rock this look the right way, then they can only be good / envious ones. Who's afraid of a little attention anyway!

*the man in the first picture is not my sweet Peter, but the Haidresser with the Magic Touch, who perfected the Tousled Look, Sam McKnight *

dinsdag 6 juli 2010

The Talented Miss Lively

From Surfer Babe ....

.... to über-stylish Parisienne

What look CAN'T Miss Lively rock?
Spotted in Paris while filming the newest season of Gossip Girl, the young actress - blessed with the most amazingly beautiful hair I might add- was wearing slim electric blue pants with sky-high heels, a white shirt and a very glamourous sparkly blazer/top.
As this look takes a lot of courage in real life, you can soften it by ditching the heels for tan gladiator sandals and pairing the tee with a camel blazer. You could also keep it edgy by pairing those magnificant blue pants with a though ankleboot, the same basic white tee and a brownish/reddish/copper-ish linnen blazer. Finish the look with a smaller bag and go easy on the accessories.
You will have to create gossip surrounding you for yourself, though that might not be a problem in an outfit like this!

I'm back!

Dear readers,
after exams and a lot of changes (my boyfriend and I have moved in together) I can finally resume my posting!
My exams went well and I found out yesterday that I will be officially graduating with a Master-degree in September! It's a relief to find out that I have passed and I can focus on more exciting things from now on, such as more beauty reviews and thoughts about all things fashion!