Time to think about summer sandals!

Temperatures are finally rising! And yes that means time for sandals. Beeing at the Venice Biennale last week I already had the difficult choice – still go for classics or finally convince myself and jump on the pretty ugly bulky sandal trend thats been around since last summer?

Celine sandals 2015

Emmanuelle Alt wearing Riviera style sandals for Fashions Night Out 2014, picture found on https://www.pinterest.com/stylecloseup/emmanuelle-capucine-geraldine-co/

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The arty It bags 2015 …

… in fashion a lot of talk is about it bags. But what does it take to be called an it bag? A big logo like some Louis Vuitton or Gucci purses? An easily recognizable shape like Chanel 2.55 or Hermes Birkin and Kelly? Or simply being new, innovative and unexpected like Loewe puzzle bag or Mark Gross Grace Box?

arty it bags 2015

A tough handbag choice in my opinion – Lou Doillon attends the Anthony Vaccarello spring 2015 presentation wearing a simple linen tote from her favourite Parisian left bank book shop “Shakespeare & Company”, picture found on https://www.pinterest.com/stylecloseup/handbags/

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Chanel pocket jackets from the Seoul collection

Talking “must haves” and “It pieces” these days its usually all about the bags, shoes, sunglasses and costume jewelry. Rarely the talk is about clothing! However, for Chanel I personally have the strong feeling that this is absolutely not where it ends. After all Chanel was founded as a Couture house instead of a leather goods business. So let’s have a look at the Chanel pocket jackets from the cruise Seoul runway today!

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Siwon Choi is wearing a Chanel pocket jacket from cruise 2014 Singapore while attending the brands cruise 2016 presentation in Seoul, picture found on https://www.pinterest.com/stylecloseup/chanel-obsession/

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Chanel chain necklace – Greetings from Seoul!

Thinking Chanel costume its only logical to imagine pearls. But since quite some seasons another signature style seems to compete with the pearl based designs on the Chanel runways. Its chain necklaces, bracelets and belts. Curious to see how Karl Lagerfeld reinvented the Chanel chain necklace style for his latest cruise collection staged in the South Korean capital of Seoul?

Chanel Seoul necklaces

I recently came across this beautiful picture of Lily Collins in the US version of Glamour. The Chanel chain link choker from the spring 2015 collection looks really glamorous on her, picture found on https://www.pinterest.com/stylecloseup/chanel-obsession/

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Lesson from Chanel Seoul-White socks style revival on its way?

White socks and black pants were the height of 80s mens fashion! Than all of a sudden they turned into a faux pas par excellence. However, seeing the Chanel cruise Seoul collection on Monday a leather deluxe version of the white socks immediately caught my eye. So is there a white socks style revival on its way?

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Is Karl Lagerfeld facilitating a white socks trend or to be more precise revival? picture found on style.com

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Chanel cruise Seoul handbagporn!

Today Chanel cruise Seoul, the brands latest collection, which is about to hit stores in November, has been presented at Zaha Hadid’s masterwork Dongdaemun Design Plaza. So high time to check out the handbags? What about the new cult plexiglass minaudière? Did the story of the Girl bag, you know the jacket turned bag, continue?

Chanel cruise Seoul

The tortoiseshell minaudière is likely to be the next collectible mini bag from the Chanel family, picture found on style.com

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What to expect from Chanel Seoul?

Chanel cruise 2016 – the Chanel Seoul collection will be presented tomorrow! As always I try to shorten the time until arrival of the first runway pics online by summarizing on how I expect Karl Lagerfeld to fuse the Chanel heritage and his signature style with the theme of the presentation!

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Invitation for the Chanel Seoul cruise presentation. picture found on https://instagram.com/modtv/

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Skate shoes trend – safe or splurge?

No matter whether its the it piece of the season or a timeless classic, fashion wise we are living in a time of choices. We can shop for look alike items in almost all price ranges. Which makes me come back to the skate shoes trend for a third time in a line. This time to talk about more affordable alternatives to the Celine, Givenchy and Saint Laurent styles!

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VANS slip ons checkboard print and pre used sole, picture found on https://www.pinterest.com/stylecloseup/slip-on-shoes/

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Skate shoes 2015 – the luxury version

Slip on skate shoes 2015 are definitely a hot topic. Although knowing that the style as such is quite old and its recent revival dates back to 2012 I would definitely call them a must have shoe for spring summer! So here are my top 3 high fashion takes on the trend!

skate shoes 2015

Celine was the brand that brought slip on skate shoes back onto the fashion stage in 2012 and its my absolute first choice when it comes to the deluxe version of skate shoes, picture found on https://www.pinterest.com/stylecloseup/slip-on-shoes/

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Celine skate shoes – Still trending or already a classic?

Skate shoes are by far not a new invention. Skate shoes aren’t a new trend either. In a way similar to sneakers, skate shoes already reached a point of mass hysteria. So let’s have a look at how the skate shoes reemerged in recent years and of course how to incorporate them into the wardrobe!

Celine skate shoes

Skate shoes, like most other items with an origin in streetwear, are extremely easy to pull off. They can be worn with every kind of pants and look even great with a skirt, picture found on https://www.pinterest.com/stylecloseup/slip-on-shoes/

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