Karl Lagerfeld has done it again! Last week, he debuted new designs in the Chanel Metiers D’Art Show. The show took place in an 18th century castle in Salzburg, which added to the overall romantic atmosphere of the collection.
The collection featured a variety of fabrics including lace, cashmere, felt, and tweed. There was also a wide array of styles featured, including day dresses, jackets, capes, and coats.
The campaign for the newest Chanel collection featured a film called Reincarnation which featured singer Pharrell Williams and model Cara Delevingne, who is also serving as the face of the collection. The film celebrated Austria’s history, as the duo was dressed as Emperor Franz Joseph I and Empress Elisabeth of Austria. Be sure to take a look at the incredible collection yourself!
Bringing the outdoors to you, the Selfridge’s beauty hall is housing Chanel’s counter turned gardens for a limited time only. Complete with swings, trees and green and pink butterflies – Inspired by the shades of Chanels fragrance.
The iconic beauty brand is creating an imaginative oasis for customers to enjoy. Indulge in complimentary makeovers or book an appointment for a manicure with one of the top celebrity nail technicians on hand every Wednesday from 4-8pm.
Snap Fashion loves the limited edition body range, which includes a fun Shimmering Powdered Perfume too.
Chanel’s Butterfly Garden will be open from 29th May to 18th June 2014 as part of the Selfridges Beauty Project.
Karl Lagerfeld’s AW14 supermarket sweep was a joy to behold from the plastic-wrapped bags and shopping baskets to the vibrant tweeds and all the Chanel-branded cereals and juices. But my favourite little detail of all was the rainbow-hued sweetie necklaces and bracelets which also featured the iconic double c logo (of course).
While those little beauties have yet to hit the shops (we presume they will some time) there is a more affordable alternative for now in the form of Swatch’s super fun ‘caramellissima’ watch.
Part of Swatch’s ‘pastry chef’ collection, which also features watches with waffle, sprinkles and macaroon designs, ‘caramellissima’ is the most outlandish and features strings of little sweets to wrap around your wrist. At £38 it’s more of a treat and less of a Chanel investment.
Fashion is stylish vicious circle. Just as you get your head around one set of trends, another batch come along and there are new rules to learn. So factor in the increasing importance of cruise collections (now known as Pre collections) and voila…extra homework!
But it’s homework we’re happy to do. Especially when dished out by Karl Lagerfeld, who has just shown Chanel’s Pre SS14 collection – yup that’s right folks…NEXT summer, before this one’s even begun. So how is this helpful to us? Well, you can be extra shopping savvy by buying into trends that will go the distance…make tricky transitions into Autumn, work as part of your winter wardrobe (yes seriously – we’re talking monochrome!) and come full (non vicious circle) to still be trendy next summer.
Think we’re crazy? Here are 10 tips to make your wardrobe work harder in the future.
Monochrome: Timeless and chic. I love the feathered and tweed looks in this collection. Stock up on a chic pair of cropped trousers and pretty prints to get work wear with serious mileage.
A little bit punk: Take your style notes from the Met ball or tone it down Chanel-style with a quirky fringe.
White on white: It’s everywhere this summer and definitely not just for weddings. White looks crisp and fresh in winter too so feel free to invest in structured pieces – floatiness is just for summer.
Stripes: They’re huge at Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors right now in a 1960s way but Chanel’s are broader and more relaxed. Whatever. Stripes ALWAYS rock.
Sometimes the best fashion accessories are completely frivolous. No-one could claim that a teeny-weenie Perspex clutch is a practical purpose that can be justified on a price-per-wear basis, but how about the value of happiness?
There is something joyful about this summer’s Perspex clutches – a little candy clutch in jelly-bean colours. And much like a sugary snack, which is unnecessary but sometimes just what is needed – the neon clutch is a cherry on top of the sartorial dessert. Guaranteed to brighten up any outfit and add an element of playfulness, they range from the spectacularly expensive (thanks Mr Lagerfeld) to the super playful (Charlotte Olympia’s super-sized perfume bottle) and a tangible treat from Zara.
Yes, you’ll have to be super organised (no dead train tickets, used tissues and gum hiding at the bottom of your bag here) and fitting in your essentials will be a squeeze, but sometimes there is a lot to be said for fun…and if you need a little justification for such a frivolous purchase, the neon clutch will work a treat with the all-white and sports luxe trend. Which one(s) do you want? Here’s a tasty pick’n’mix of the best.
Ah Paris- city of lights and totally over-the-top sets at Fashion Week. Of course PFW is all about the clothes but opulent venues, extravagant runways and now zip wires (?!) are trending too.
I was secretly hoping for a fashion moment similar to Louis Vuitton’s escalator twins of SS13 and I was not disappointed. Chanel set its show at the Grand Palais with a humongous globe as the show’s centre piece…and the mini globe bags were tres chic.
But hold the glamour because Moncler Gamme Rouge raised the biggest smile with its super playful snowy show crammed with giant polar bears, beautiful huskies, men attached to wires, fake snow and fabulous mittens. I just wish the fur was fake *sigh* except for the husky’s…obvs. You have to watch this show right now!
As we separate the winners from the losers (if any Hollywood star is a loser) at this year’s BAFTAs, we’ve picked our favourite looks from the red carpet. From classic Chanel Couture and monochrome Dior to canary yellow and a very cool jumpsuit, there’s something for everyone! Jessica Chastain wins the prize for Vogueing in the rain…no-one has ever looked like they’re having so much fun in drizzley London.
Of course there are some crazy creations shown off at Paris Couture Week but here are five dresses that we would happily wear to the Oscars…if we were nominated and had squillions of pounds, obviously. We would probably go a little easier on the make-up in Chanel’s case though – not that it didn’t look incredible on the runway!
There have been two swanky Chanel dos in the past week welcoming a host of Hollywood and fashion’s finest.
The fashion house celebrated the 80th anniversary of its Bijoux de Diamants jewellery collection with a pretty party in New York. Blake Lively stole the show in a couture gown in her first official fashion outing after marrying Ryan Reynolds, while Diane Kruger wore an SS13 dress hot off the runway.
Meanwhile things looked slightly quirkier in London for the opening of Chanel’s Little Black Jacket exhibition which opens this week. We loved model Edie Campbell’s androgynous look and Alice Dellal’s signature punky style.