Posts tagged ‘chanel’

January 29, 2014

From Paris With Va Va Voom!

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A look from Chanel with the now famous €3,000 trainers (all the looks were paired with trainers all costing the same, see more below.

The Spring/Summer 2014  Couture collections showcased earlier this month in the city synonymous with couture and fashion: Paris.

Celebrating the fantasy and dream that is flamboyant fashion without worrying about price tags, I’ve selected some of my favourite looks from most of the designers that showed.  A milestone for couture and for women in fashion this season was the first official granting of couture status to a woman in over thirty years to designer, Bouchra Jarrar.  Capturing the nonchalant essence of Coco Chanel, the new grande couturière excels in everyday couture and why not! Although one guess is that women who wear everyday couture don’t have to take the Northern Line…

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March 19, 2013

Chanel’s Yellow Mascara

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Chanel has launched a yellow mascara!  It is part of this Summer’s butterfly inspired makeup range from the luxury fashion brand.

I can’t think of any worse colour to highlight my luscious

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October 13, 2012

Little Black Jacket

A celebration of the Chanel little black jacket is currently on at the beautiful Saatchi Gallery in London.  Karl Lagerfeld was at the opening of the exhibition he organised in collaboration with Carine Roitfeld.  The exhibition is on until 28th October and has arrived in London after a world tour including Tokyo and New York.

The iconic jacket is an original Chanel design but is has stood the test of time and still has an irresistable charm. 

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July 25, 2012

King Karl

Fashion royalty, Karl Lagerfeld opened a pop-up shop in Selfridges Oxford Street this week for his own brand.  If you have never seen it, I wholeheartedly recommend Lagerfeld Confidential, the documentary (now on DVD) about the life of fashion’s most confident and mischievous designer.

As you may know Karl is the head of

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June 11, 2012

Beauty With Austerity

Doom and gloom on the 24 hour news channels can only mean one thing: let’s go comfort shopping!  Lipsticks are generally the preferred recession purchase for women, however, The Guardian have a wonderful article on hero products under £10 that is well worth a read and so I decided to tell you about some of my own faves…cheap smiles all round!

Being a geek pays: if you buy cheaper brands go for the ones that have rich parents

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August 19, 2011

Operation Modelhut

Sounds like a plot for a spoof but this was the name of the peace settlement that COCO CHANEL thought she was helping to broker during World War 2.  Did someone check her temperature?  She was a fashion designer with powerful friends, including Winston Churchill, but a peace broker – what a laugh.

Unfortunately some of the other revelations

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April 21, 2011

Bare Necessities

One of our lovely Chatterboxes recently commented that she wears green eyeshadow so I thought I would recommend some for you to play with.  First up is Envy by Bare Minerals (available in Selfridges etc):

All natural ingredients,

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March 26, 2011

Enter The Dragon

You cannot beat a Chanel nail varnish – I know everyone knows about them but have youever thought that it is an EXCELLENT gift for a girlfriend/cousin/sister?

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