The Colours-Inside Chanel

Love this video from Chanel, it’s worth a watch so thought I’d share with you guys, too ūüôā

Art Attack!

From Celine’s abstract brush strokes, a rainbow palette at Chanel and colourful female portraits adorning handbags and dresses at Prada, there is no doubt about it that art inspired pieces are set to be a huge trend this Spring. The issue with such statement, artistic pieces is that it makes it difficult for the high street to imitate effectively-they might be a much cheaper option, but its not the same high quality and innovative designs as¬†those¬†Prada handbags. At¬†those designer prices, though, I think I’ll have no choice but to admire them from a distance, whilst keeping my eyes well peeled for high quality dupes. The key thing to remember when going high street for this trend is to ensure you buy items that at least look¬†high quality, because wearing artistic designs, like those on the runway, is all about luxury.

        

(Update: check out a dupe of the Chanel look above by clicking here)

Surrealism: Now and Then

So, I know we were all wooed by¬†those¬†McDonald’s inspired Moschino pieces, and then later, by¬†those¬†supermarket inspired handbags (lait de coco, anyone?), but after doing my research I found that maybe such quirky pieces aren’t so original after all…
In the 1940’s designers, like Anne Marie de Paris, took the surrealist movement to the next level by creating witty and playful items inspired by unusual objects that had never been seen before. Sometimes¬†we can get so stuck in the future when it comes to fashion, but it’s always good to know about the history of¬†trends,too. Anyway, I thought I’d share some of these true vintage pieces with you guys, I know I was inspired, so enjoy!

Anne Marie de Paris: Surreal Handbags
(Champagne Bucket, Cocktail Bar, Carousel, Sugar Bowl, Telephone, Playing Cards) 

          

 

 

If Chanel are doing it…

For a few weeks now I’ve been admiring how trainers look on¬†other¬†people, wishing I was both brave enough and edgy enough to pull off such a stylish, sporty twist on my otherwise feminine style. But today my fear of looking a little silly amongst the street style elite has miraculously subsided thanks to the¬†jewel encrusted, couture trainers at Chanel. Now, I’m not usually one for sportswear, but these couture beauties have really persuaded me. Maybe it’s because they’re teamed with pretty pastel shades, white lace and jewels, but I think it’s pretty safe to say that once Karl Lagerfeld puts something on a Couture runway that is¬†that¬†wearable to the outside world, it won’t take long for the trend to catch on across the high street, too.

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