Let’s talk Chanel jewelry …

Last Monday we just arrived back from one week in Paris. And what to say it was incredible. Paris in September is always so inspiring – the fall collections have arrived in store, breathtaking exhibitions like AD Interieurs and the Biennale des Antiquaires et de la Haute Joaillerie open their doors, all the restaurants reopen after the big summer break and many of the stores like Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche organize cool events to draw customers to the retail floors. On the other hand the woman’s summer collections for 2015 are in full run. At the moment they are in Milan and next Tuesday they go into the last round hitting Paris. So what to start with? Fall 2014 trends and shopping tips? Inspirations from our Paris trip? Streetstyle and runway news from fashion month? Maybe I start with the thing that’s still most present in my mind …

Chanel jewelry

For the 27th Biennale des Antiquaires YSL’s favorite interior designer Jacques Grange designed a layout inspired by the gardens of Chateau des Versailles. To round up the experience Francis Kukurdjian design a special scent for the perfumed fountain at the entrance, pic taken by CKM

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Dress shopping guide fall 2014

After headgear, scarfs, coats and sweaters its time for the ultimate dress shopping guide fall 2014! In case you want to stay classy you have the choice between a draped, think DvF “The wrap” or a tailored shape with either a pencil style or A line skirt. To keep it really timeless the perfect length is just above or just below the knee. Regarding color black, dark jewel tones and neutrals are the best. For fall its perfectly suitable to jump on a wool cashmere fabric in order to keep you warm…

dress shopping guide fall 2014

What to keep in mind when shopping for the perfect dress this fall! fashion sketch from: http://fashiondollchronicles.blogspot.de

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Trend report fall 2014 – The mod shift dress

Guess that even those persons with only the slightest fashion interest have recognized that 60ies are back this fall. In a previous post I already showed you the softly draped side of the era by means of Ossie Clark style flouncy dresses. But sure there is also another more structured and tailored side – its the original mod shift dress.

mod shift dress

Mod shift dresses are extremely trending this fall, photos from thefashion-court.com, shiliupo.com, http://fashionbombdaily.com

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Have you already had a look at the Chanel grocery store jackets?

It took me until today to realize that I already analyzed the Chanel grocery store bags, jewelry and knitwear but totally forgot about the jackets. And whats a Chanel show without jackets right? So lets hurry and analyze them a little closer together! What looked easy to wear, versatile and timeless as well as of lasting or even increasing value?

Chanel grocery store jackets

Besides the LV debut collection of Nicolas Ghesquière the Chanel grocery collection seemed to be one of the most editorial collections this fall. In particular the candy pink skirt suit made it on the cover of Harpers Bazaar US, into Vogue Paris August issue and on the cover of the Fashions Night Out September supplement as well as into the Elle US Kristen Stewart shooting just to name a few, pic come from pinterest

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Trending for fall 2014 – sixties dresses

We already analyzed the fall 2014 trends regarding headgear,  coats and sweaters. What else usually makes  an impression on the runway? For sure the most integral component of most collections – The dresses! Just take Bottega Veneta with an entire fall collection based on dresses. Despite of this runway situation I feel that most people in the streets no matter whether its fashion week street style or just everyday city life rarely buy dresses. Here everything seems to be about separates and pants!  That said I want to keep the dress trend section quite short, because I feel that there is only one major trend called 60ies revival!

sixties dresses

Floating dresses reminiscent of the fashion of the late sixties and early seventies celebrate a huge revival at the moment, photos: Alexa Chung in Burberry fall 2014 (instyle.com), Dafne Fernandez in Burberry fall 2014 (zimbio.com), Naomi Harris in Buberry FW2014, Donna Air in Burberry fall 2014 (redcarpet-fashionawards.com), Olivia Palermo in Burberry fall 2014 (fashionbombdaily.com), Emma Watson in vintage Ossie Clark (puretrend.com), Kate Moss in Saint Laurent spring 2013 (http://lamodellamafia.com)

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Fashion month is just around the corner …

On Thursday next week the biannual fashion month kicks of and the woman’s summer collections for 2015 are going to be presented. The marathon starts in NYC (detailed schedule is here), travels to London (schedule here), Milan (schedule here) and finally Paris (schedule here). Presentation of summer fashion at a time where everyone started to think about his upcoming fall wardrobe? Is there any reason for a consumer to follow these fashion shows?

fashion month 2015

Fashion month summer 2015 kicks off next Thursday and travels from New York to London to Milan and finally Paris! photos are from http://mtrinkoff.files.wordpress.com, a.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com, italia.it, http://annecatherinefrey.blogspot.de

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Sweater shopping list for fall 2014

Do you need a sweater for this fall? After analyzing some of the major trends, like utility fabrics (parachute at Christopher Kane, neoprene at Balenciaga or mesh at Stella Mc), high end materials (like leather at Milly, mink at Gucci or embroidered lace at Mary Katrantzou) or oversizing (as seen at Celine, Prada and Stella McCartney) its time to sum up! Here comes my sweater shopping list for fall 2014!

sweater shopping list

Classic versus trendy sweater what do you want for fall? The fashion sketch comes from http://rimmamaslak.blogspot.de/2011/08/slouchy-sweater-sketch.html

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Sweater trends for fall 2014 – comic heros & Co.

Sweaters are a wardrobe staple – That’s for sure. But on the other hand they are also one of the biggest trends this upcoming fall! We already analyzed the trends regarding fabric and shape here on the blog so now its time to analyze whats trending regrading patterns!

Moschino spongebob sweater

Streetwear inspired sweaters with comic hero or fun prints are a big thing for fall 2014! all pics from style.com

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Chanel grocery store runway – Let’s have a look at the knitwear!

Ever since Chanel purchased heritage Scottish cashmere mill Barrie back in December 2012 knitwear has more and more become a very integral part of every Chanel collection. When it comes to the pre-fall Paris-Dallas show my absolute favorite knitwear pieces were the huge blanket scarf that came in different colors and texture. For the Chanel grocery store runway Karl Lagerfeld opted for the complete opposite of those surely a little hard to wear pieces and showed some super easy to combine infinity scarfs. Again the scarfs were my absolute knitwear standout from the collection!

Chanel grocery store runway

These little infinity scarfs that came in several trendy colors like orange are a nice way to incorporate falls super bright trend! all pics from style.com

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Big bigger biggest – Oversized sweaters are trending for fall!!!

Since several seasons it feels that the good old tightly fitting cashmere pullover is a little out of fashion. Oversizing slowly started to find its way into the runway shows and seems to hit a peek for this fall! So what to keep in mind when shopping for the perfect oversized sweaters this fall!!!

oversized sweaters

Oversized sweaters with a plunging neckline look great with a loosely slung necktie or a pussy bow shirt, all pics are from style.com

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