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February 3, 2010 § 10 Comments

You know that feeling of joy, pride and ‘general giddy-ness’(obviously masking guilt) when you put a newly bought piece of clothing in to your wardrobe/closet depending on what continent your on? Just divine isn’t it? Well I got plenty of that over the weekend.

Vintage, Chanel-esque, lambskin, super soft, quilted bag, excellent condition

Alice and olivia, patterned dress (gift from my mum’s friend)

Bold shouldered, drape back t-shirt

Lace back long sleeve t-shirt

Champagne light blazer

Grey skull scarf (McQueen ish, kinda feels back because I could easily afford a real one…)

 

And a newly embelished tank, by me!

XXASAB

PS. I always feel like such a bad designer whenever I buy RTW clothes…

Chanel Haute Couture ss10

January 27, 2010 § 4 Comments

Oh Karl, how you never seize to amaze me! I was shocked when I got word that the show wasn’t at the Grand Palais, as far as I’m concerned some of his best has been shown at the Grand Palais and anything shown anywhere else was shit (Pre-Fall in ShangHai, Cruise at the Venice Lido, Pre-Fall in I dunno, Russia?) but this collection was just spendid! From the little embellished short-suits, to the draped, light dresses with crystal sprinkled neckline and every sherbet pastel, frou frou cocktail dress in between! But the same couldn’t be said for the shoes, hair and stockings, let’s start on the hair, some kind of weird bride, bride of frankenstein puff with grey streaks (again reminding me of Daphne Guinness) and bangs, the shoes weird odd, silvery, concoctions with baubles and the stockings, oh dear the stockings, wet looks -shudders-. My true Aussie pride came out the day after Australia day when I found out Abbey Lee Kershaw was the bride! And only a tiny bit annoyed that it wasn’t darling Lara Stone, who’s actually getting married soon…
 

 

 

 

 

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XXASAB

Model musing: Lara Stone

January 13, 2010 § 8 Comments

I use to hate everything about Lara, her gappy teeth, boobs, face, lips, that annoyed look she always has, and her walk. In fact, I had a nickname for her, Lara Stoner, because she always had that pissed, blank look on her face. But something happened 3 nights ago, something very strange… I was watching the Chanel S/S10 video and she came out at the end with Baptiste (and Freja too, they make quite the ménage à trois) and she just looked so gorgeous, I was intrigued! So I did what I always do with my model obsessions, read their topics on TFS, I went through 100 pages and by the end I was converted. I began to love everything, the teeth, the angry teen look, the walk and yes, even the twins (well they’re out in pretty much every editorial so they’re kinda hard to ignore…)!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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She’s not just pretty but also freaking hilarious! She has a cute lisp and an accent.

And she packs quite a punch (Vogue UK Dec 09)

She eatsIf I could have the discipline to be super-skinny, I would be. I think of dieting, then I eat pizza. I’m a woman, and every woman wants to be skinnier — unfortunately.”

On going topless all the time “Everyone’s seen them.  My girlfriends love them — they play with them!”

Has guy problems (but she’s currently dating David Walliams from Little Britain)Men don’t like me. I haven’t been on a date for six months. I’ve just started a club with a girlfriend called the We Hate Men But We Can’t Be Gay Club.”

Pushed a certain Belgian model down some stairs *cough* Hanne! (if anyone has pictures of this please please send them or link them! “I kept saying ‘Excuse me, excuse me, excuse me,’ because I had to get to the catwalk, but she just kept posing. So I pushed her. It was only a few stairs.”

Not to mention how much Carine Roitfeld loves her, there’s a edition of Paris Vogue, dedicated to Lara. She’s also rumoured to appear in Lady gaga’s Alejandro video too!

XXASAB

Chanel Pre-fall ’10

December 6, 2009 § 7 Comments

Monsieur Lagerfeld loves to take his ‘in between’ season shows all around the world.  From Moscow, London, Miami to  Venice Lido. ASIAN PRIDE TIME!!!!!!!!! Ahahah, I was born in Nanjing which is a stone’s throw away from Shanghai (ok, about 4-5 hours drive) and I had a ‘awwww’ moment when I heard that Karl was going to show the pre-fall collection in Shanghai. Much to my disappointment, this collection was quite boring. There were no innovative ideas, styling or anything eye-catching. But I’m glad he didn’t go all out and do a line of Chanel qipaos (seriously, very few people can actually pull it off) and disappointed there weren’t any silk embroidered shoes or 2.55 bags.

 

 

 

 

 

XXASAB

Chanel S/S10

October 7, 2009 § 2 Comments

-sigh- You know, I’m not a massive fan of Chanel, never really have been and I’m afraid until Karl decides to do something drastic or retire and a new designer comes a long I’m afraid I never will be head over heels in love with Chanel. There hasn’t been a collection since S/S07 where I have loved everything in the whole show, there are always elements that I absolutely hate but also elements I just can’t help but fall in love with. usually it’s the clothes I hate and the shoes/accessories that I love but this season it’s the opposite! The clothes were stunningly intricate, but outrageously not over the top. There were just enough classic, and elegant pieces to balance the cute, sexy, sneaky (probably isn’t the right word) chiffon dresses and thigh split dresses. The wooden clogs made me sick in the stomach, and the stockings… arhg COPY CAT Nina Ricci Fall 2007 (here)! There was a surprising lack of bags which usually is a bit of a life-line for me…

To be fair, I probably should consider the performance side of things because Karl loves to put on a show (yes, at none other than the Grand Palais). The barn set was very impressive, Lily Allen did a little song, not to mention the huge audience of celebrities and apparently “at the end, Freja Beha Erichsen, Lara Stone, and Lagerfeld’s constant companion, Baptiste Giabiconi, were literally rolling around in the hay together” (source-style.com) that in it self would be worth seeing!

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Chanel Couture Fall 09

July 8, 2009 § 9 Comments

Oh mannnnn was this a disapointment… Seriously, it’s the same thing over, and over, and over and over and over (you get my idea). The semi opaque stockings, tweed jackets, dark eye makeup and some kind of head dress. But I do like the ‘mullet dress’. Short at the front, long at the back, but not the finale, bridal number… is it just me or does it remind you of ‘Yanna and Kosta’s wedding’ aka Australia’s trashiest wedding?

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