GARANCE DORE NYFW

Chanel duster // Zara tee // The Castings jeans // Gianvito Rossi boots // Mansur Gavriel clutch // Broken Arrow sunglasses

Flashback from this past NYFW on Garance Dore today. Still can't believe I found this Chanel duster on The Real Real. I'm now addicted to looking for more insane vintage pieces and just long coats in general. Which I understand is not the most pragmatic considering my geographical location, but hey, what's a girl to do?

REAL REAL STEAL

Chanel coat // Nasty Gal muscle tee // RVCA jeans // Blends x Vans old skool low

From a few weeks ago during NYFW. Luckily the temperatures dropped low enough one day to wear my new favorite (dream find) Chanel floor length duster cardigan coat magic thing. I found it on The RealReal, which is my new obsession. Basically a curated site of everything I look for on eBay (but without the awkward selfie listing photos). Go git you some.

KARL BABY

(click image for super humongo view)
Dearest Karl,

I will gladly take Freja's fringed jacket since she won't be needing it anyway. Let's be honest, we all know she's a Johnny Cash head-to-toe black kind of gal. As far as the pants, well...I'm going to pass on the pants. After much consideration, I've decided the Minotaur look is just not for me.

Grosses Bises,

Jayne


It's fairly obvious by now that I love Chanel, but I have to clarify that I love Chanel when it's like the above. I don't know if I'd buy a 2.55 any time soon (not to imply that I could), but if there's a gun, or a functioning lightbulb, or a plexi cassette, or a frickin take away box involved, then get out of my way! The above left is from the new Paris-Shanghai collection and limited edition...which basically translates to IT WILL NEVER BE YOURS. Sad face...

Even though I got rid of my own pair, I'm still on the search for the lightbulb heels in black velvet and gold. I just couldn't get down with the silvery glitter of mine. Black is always better for me anyway. So if you ever see a pair, don't be greedy...let me.

REMEMBER NOW

Above image of the Chanel Cruise 2010/2011 show in Saint Tropez. What an amazing location to have a show. People just sitting in the cafe and along the street. Oh and don't forget the people in the apartments above who got a free show. Lucky M(*#&@%(&ERS !

If you haven't seen Karl Lagerfeld's new short film, Remember Now, go see it right this second HERE! His other previous shorts are on the site as well so don't forget to get acquainted with those too. This one is the most movie-like so far, it's really cute I think - sorry, I can't think of a better word. I think it's the Mungo Jerry that did it for me. Actually I'm pretty sure it is. Or maybe Birkin, Bianca, and Bardot?
hi Karl.

when i drip you drip we drip


Calgel makes even weak ass nails like mine long and strong...then of course Chanel makes everything better.

*EDIT : the base is Calgel color 'SW' and the drip is Calgel black. The Chanel art is Liquitex nail paint, hand-painted by me.

PRE FALL 2010

first of all, i've been wanting to say...what the hell is Pre-any season? i just don't get it... anyhow.....here are my picks so far.

Givenchy

  1. For someone like me who belly-flabbage-concealing is of the utmost-importance, peasant tops and generally anything billowy is a godsend. plus i'm automatically in love with anything in a pale nude shade. i like looking like a washed-out corpse.
  2. ruffles ruffles ruffles...i can never get enough. also good for concealing inner-tube waistlines. on the plus side, when i am pregnant one day, i won't have to buy maternity clothes - my closet will be good to go just as it is.

    Givenchy
  3. i think i've mentioned before that i really dig tonal outfits. especially in blacks, whites, and greys. the peplum dress + blazer give a subtle edge to the otherwise straightforward skirt suit.
  4. what the hell do i even say about this jacket. the fur shoulders are so regal. i would just want to command people all day. and then step on them with those insane colored heels.

    Givenchy

  5. wool (?) + leather combo coat, yes. is that a frickin rolling luggage nightingale?? what the...
  6. again with the tonal. the all white look is so crisp, whether it's light linens and poplins in the summer or heavy wools like this. i love anything with a cape look as well. this is a nice shorter version. the overall silhouette is so chic. i would imagine this to be the business stormtrooper in HR that all the other soldier stormtroopers would turn in their W-2's to.

    Givenchy

  7. since i can't seem to track down the elusive '04 Balenciaga shearling jacket, i've been on the hunt for other equally enticing substitutes. there are lots of these black types with the huge fur collar/lapels and leather bodies. this one's not bad.
  8. the coat is a thing of dreams. that shape. that gigantic oversized satin lapel...

    Lanvin

  9. that two tone fur coat is amazing. we've all seen the all black ones or even the crazy neon pink one last year, but this black and white version is my favorite so far. very Daphne Guiness no?
  10. i don't know what to say about this. it's so simple and beautiful and lux. camel coat with a pink fur wrap thingamabob. excellent.

    Chanel

  11. i can't remember the last time (if ever) i liked a red dress. the structured shoulders and (again) capelet top with the full skirt. beautiful proportions. not to mention that beadwork on the chest bib. but then again, what dress wouldn't look good on Stam?
  12. i'm really curious about these boots, i want to see more detail. i'm kind of on the fence but they seem like they could be good. the jacket is so technicolor wowness. my bf doesn't really get why i would like Burberry or Chanel or Prada - he has such a mainstream view of them, thinking they're very St. John-esque matronly brands. i like the odd weirdness that sometimes comes from them every once in a while. very hit-or-miss i know, but when it's a hit (*nudge nudge light bulb heel*) it's a BIG POW hit.

    Preen

  13. i've been both curious and a bit intrepid when it comes to jumpsuits. the only one i own and love is an actual military fighter pilot flight suit that i usually wear with the arms folded around my waist. i'd be interested in wearing a full top/bottom deal but only if i could find the right proportions/fabric. this one looks nice.
  14. one silhouette i love is a big/long top with a slim bottom, but a lot of times, the bottom becomes an afterthought because you only see the knees down. these pants are the perfect color and have the perfect cut outs. i approve immensely.

    Burberry

  15. shearling and brown leather aviator jacket + pleated peg leg trousers. yes please, thank you. i dig you, amelia earhart.
  16. i would very much like this fluffy shag carpet jacket and also her mile long legs. which, incidentally is the only way in which you could pull off said jacket.

    Louis Vuitton

  17. all i keep thinking is Raqel Welch in One Million Years BC. that said, every other thing from the collection (not to mention the travesty that was SS 2010) sucked ass. HARD.

MUST GET MY HANDS ON THESE

absolutely fanatically dramatically spasmatically obsessed with the Chanel bulb heels. i have been beyond retarded in love with the black velvet/gold platform ones pictured below. if anyone spots these for sale, do let me know and i will be forever indebted to you. seriously.

photo via icanteachyouhowtodoit


and this mat from Supreme is calling my name. well, more like shouting.


i have the utmost faith in my readers and all your glorious fashion knowledge so i bestow the following question upon you...WHERE THE HELL IS DARIA'S BAG FROM?!



oh and don't shoot me....

i love clogs.

there i said it.


Chanel SS2010

what the future holds

i've decided that i would like to look like carmen dell orifice in the future. far future of course. i'm on board with jen and would have to say daphne guinness is a badass and i wouldn't mind looking like her in my 40s. i'd be downright stoked! but in terms of the last stop in looks...carmen all the way. most grannies of my culture resort to what i dubbed "ping pong hair" at an early age, describing the short, tightly permed hair that is both effortless and ridiculously unstylish. i get that when you're 70 and have any number of physical ailments, managing a hairdo is not at the top of your priority list, but if i had a choice....if it were an option, carmen would be my look of choice. nevermind that i'm not white, 6 ft tall or have blue eyes.


and i would like this wardrobe from Chanel Resort 2010. i can wear it now, put it away til i'm in my 70s, and be the cool old chick rocking vintage chanel.


1. love the overall look but i'm not generally that feminine so i'd probably switch up the shoes.

2. completely anti me, but hey, one of these days i might want to look like a gondola driver.

3. classic but with a twist. mini skirt and fringe flat sandals.

4. gold and black. one of my favorite combos.

5. love the pink tights. they make the outfit nice and sassy.

6. the classic chanel suit, with a twist. hopefully i'll have enough sense to button it up at 70.

bram stoked



this finale look from the Chanel resort 2010 show instantly reminded me of the brides from Bram Stoker's Dracula circa 1992. For this reason I love it. If I saw you walking down the street wearing it, however, I might throw a quarter your way.