When dressing up for a fashion show, I find it interesting to chose one hint from the designers' classic and style the outfit around it. For Chanel, wearing pearls, tweed or a black and white outfit would seem evident (whether or not the clothes are from other brands, we're focusing on elements/materials/iconic details).
I was lucky to take a look at my mother's closet and steal a gorgeous white tweed jacket with silver details. Rather than going for a classic Chanel brooch, I went deeper into her closet and found a huge brooch that I could wear in the most innovative way. I chose to wear it as a shoulder brooch. For a very structured and military look, I decided to completely close my jacket and very carefully put the brooch on one of the shoulders. To make my look a bit softer and add a daring hint, I went for my favorite high-waist black Zara shorts. And what better than adding a pair of vintage Chanel sunnies to this look?
I am wearing: white and silver jacket from Chanel, statement brooch from Chanel, vintage sunglasses from Chanel, black tights from Wolford, black patent heels from Dior, dark grey clutch from YSL and black high-waist shorts from Zara.Fashionably yours, Lana xx
I know you've all followed up with the amazing Chanel Fall Winter 2014 ready-to-wear fashion show. As usual, Karl Lagerfeld didn't restrict himself from going completely creative and crazy. Some people might judge the idea of the Chanel Shopping Center to be contradictory with the luxury image of the brand but personally I love it when opposing elements are brought together. Everything is in the details and Chanel's creative team proved it with this outstanding show.
When we first entered the Chanel Shopping Center, I got amazed by the amount of work that was done for this show. From the bouncers dressed as cashiers to the supermarket divided in different sections just as any real supermarket to the branded boxes that were aligned for us to sit on them, everything was p-e-r-f-e-c-t. The sales' advertisings hanged on the walls, the Chanel logo on each and every type of pasta/rice/alcohol. It was stunning! I loved the stations of organic fruits and vegetables that were grown in the little garden next to the Chanel offices. Also, the music of the show was stunning and I loved the little voice ads in between the tracks, reminding us of the latest offers at the Chanel Shopping Center.
At the end of the show, we were invited to proceed to the cashiers and pick up our little giveaways and custom-made Chanel candies.
Regarding the clothes, it was a Chanel world of Technicolor (with a lot of pink, green, grey), with sneakers for all the looks and gorgeous trolley bags.
A very special thank you to Mme Violette Chammas for inviting me to attend the show, it was, once again, a remarkable Chanel experience.
Several reviews often criticize Elie Saab of sticking to the same cuts and embroideries. I had never agreed with that point and his fall winter 2014 ready-to-wear collection comes to prove that. Every designer should stick to his classic cuts, to his signature style while trying to bring a change in the details. I simply fell in love with this collection.
First and foremost, I adored how he introduced the use of velvet, I believe the most beautiful part of fashion is introducing new fabrics. I also found extremely interesting how fur, lace, guipure, velvet and crepe were sometimes used on the same outfit. Another surprising note was the use of different hues on the same dress, going from the lightest to the darkest shade of the same range of colors. The use of oxblood was particularly beautiful. Last but not least, even the florals looked different as he took us back to vintage florals: big red flowers on a black background. A stunning yet obscure show, proving to us once again that everything is about mastering fabrics and the use of colors.
On a side note, I loved attending the show with my sweet Nancy, it was great sharing this moment with you!
It's very important to head to a designer's fashion show wearing a little hint to their iconic cuts/shapes/colors/items. You could be wearing something from the designer's creations or you could simply wear something that reminds you of his signature style. I loved going for a complete Rabih Kayrouz look that I carefully styled using two of my favorite items from his Spring Summer 2014 collection: an asymmetrical black and lilac skirt and a shiny wool top opened from both sides. I loved the feeling this skirt gave me when walking, it added so much grace to my look and the top fabric contrasted in a very interesting way with the material used for the skirt. What do you think of this look?
I am wearing: Maison Rabih Kayrouz top and skirt from the SS14 Collection, black patent pumps and neon yellow clutch from Dior. Dark Grey coat from Surface To Air.
Makeup: I used "SVR creme teintee", a great pharmaceutical product that I love using to replace the use of foundation, "They're Real" and "Hypnose Drama" mascaras by Benefit and YSL, "Touche Eclat" by YSL, "Orgasm" blush by NARS.Fashionably yours Lana xx
Thank you Rabih Kayrouz for making me, once again, fall in love with your subtle work. The textures of the fabrics you've picked, the clean cuts, the quality of the work, everything was perfect.
Oriental opulence meeting the simplicity of the occident clearly appears as the theme of Kayrouz' Fall Winter 2014 ready-to-wear collection.
First and foremost, I loved the very minimalistic setting with white smoke coming out from a central piece in the room, reminding us of the Turkish Hammam's from which this collection is inspired. It was a little note brilliantly done.
I loved the colors of this collection: a lot of oxblood, white, off-white, some black and a checkered prints inspired from the Porte de la Chapelle and Lebanon. You already all know, what a huge fan of metallics I am so you can imagine how much I fell in love with Rabih's interpretation of the gold metallics with pretty metallic flowers merged in between. My highlight of the show is definitely the Walter Steiger gorgeous gold snakeskin shoes, I would see myself wearing them with a preppy white blouse and classic black pants for the craziest dancing night out!
Last but not least, I loved the tracks on which the models walked down the runway and I got overwhelmed, almost tearing when I heard few seconds from an iconic Um Kulthum song in between. It makes me proud to see Lebanese designers shining abroad, I take it extremely personally, I have to say I'm a nationalist at heart!
Watch the finale of the show by clicking on this link: IMG_4643
All-in-all, I'm running out of words regarding this collection, as its description says, it's without any doubt the best interpretation of the beauty of Paris with the right dose of an oriental feel.