Gartenkinder at Frieze London 2014

So we are back from almost one week London art trip and there is really so much to talk about. Let’s start with one of my first impressions from Frieze Artfair London. For all, who haven’t yet visited an art fair here comes a short explanation: Art fairs are actually supposed to be trade shows, where private collectors can purchase pieces. However, according to New York Times about 80 percent of Frieze visitors are just spectators. The idea of art fairs isn’t new! It originated in the 20ies in Germany and constantly grew in line with the growth of the global art market, particularly in the major art buying countries, USA, China and UK. The biggest art fair in the world is Art Basel, which is hosted at 3 different locations Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. Frieze, which originated in the UK in October 2003, is the second biggest fair…

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Carsten Holler’s installation “Gartenkinder” at Gagosian Gallery booth at Frieze London. pic

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A new version of the Chanel chain link necklace …?

So we took a closer look on what is going to hit the Chanel stores next March in the field of bags, shoes, jackets – Let’s concentrate on the costume jewelry for spring 2015 now! As the topic of the show was the imaginative Parisian street “Boulevard Chanel” diversity, like we see everyday in the street, was a major component of the show. All the models wore different shades of nail polish, different makeup and yes a huge amount of different jewelry …

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A reinterpretation of Chanel’s fall 2014 chain link necklace will hit store next spring, pic

We had a big Chanel chain link necklace for fall on the grocery runway (view it here). And yes it was something that stimulated some brands to follow among them Zara and Dior, who introduced their versions of the style. Despite of that Chanel is going to launch a new version of its chain link necklace for spring 2015.  It is inspired by the tie dye pattern from the collection and was presented in a pink-orange as well as green-blue alteration on the runway. And for all those, who can’t get enough of the chain – belts and bracelets will be launched as well! Continue reading

Chanel shoes spring 2015

Now its already over one week ago that Chanel showed its spring 2015 collection (If you want to have a look at it – the video is online here!). As it is often the case with Chanel shows the theme of the show – a feminist demonstration in the faux Parisian street “Boulevard Chanel” – elicited controversial discussions on social media. Despite of that the show was well reviewed by fashion critics like Suzy Menkes. That said we already had a closer look at the handbags and jackets that are going to hit store next March – so what about Chanel shoes spring 2015?

Chanel shoes spring 2015

watercolor shoes in the shape of loafers, ankle boots and contrasting toe boots, pic and

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Let’s sum up – skirt trends for fall 2014

After introducing midi and mini trends I feel its time to sum up the skirt trends for fall 2014. What is classy? What is trendy? And where to look for the best styles? Here comes my summary!

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Trending for fall 2014 – the wrap mini skirt

Let’s continue the makeover of the skirts department of our wardrobe for the upcoming fall. As we already discussed in a previous post midi surely was the major skirt length that was snapped by street style photographers during the most recent fashion month! But somehow major online stores didn’t feel that this skirt length is going to become a mainstream favorite any time soon and continued to strongly focus on mini skirts. So how to wear them and which ones are the best this fall?

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Linda Tol wore the Isabel Marant Adelaide skirt in combination with the matching sweater from the brands fall 2014 runway, picture

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Let’s have a look at the Chanel jackets for 2015?

Last week Chanel’s spring summer 2015 ready to wear was presented at the Grand Palais in Paris! For all, who didn’t watch the show video its online here. And as it is often the case with a Chanel show, just think the pregnant Ashleigh Good as a bride at the end of Chanel Couture fall 2014 or the two female brides at couture spring 2013, the faux feminist demonstration that was chosen as a show theme induces a rush of social media discussion that somehow seems to shift the focus away from the fashion that was presented. Let’s do it the other way round! Let’s leave the discussion about sense or nonsense of the show theme to other people and focus on the fashion! What can we expect regarding Chanel jackets for 2015?

Chanel jackets for 2015

… the classic Chanel pocket jacket brigade, pics

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Midi skirts for fall please …?

So let’s continue with our shopping guide for fall 2014 and the makeover of the next wardrobe department – Its skirts. We already reflected on:

So now skirts for fall and when I had a look at the street style during fashion week there was one clear message – midi skirts for fall please!

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The Dries van Noten midi skirt from the brands fall 2014 show looked great with the cropped top and the heels, pic

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Chanel bags 2015 closeup …

The show video for “Boulevard Chanel”, the brands spring 2015 collection with a feminist riot theme is online. And I can only recommend to watch the video here, its really worth it. So time for a closeup of the Boulevard Chanel bag brigate …

Boulevard Chanel handbags

For all the lovers of the Chanel classic flap bag I could spot two versions on the runway – one an incredibly beautiful floral lace bag and the other interwoven white leather. On the chanel news feed was also a group of bags with a vintage newspaper like finish but guess it wasn’t in the show, pics

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Denim trend fall 2014 – Let’s sum up!

After reporting on skinny jeans as the fashion mainstream for fall, full length flared pants, cropped flared pants, which have also been featured in Nicolas Ghesquière’s incredibly beautiful show for Louis Vuitton spring 2015, boyfriend styles, mom jeans as well as dungarees (here and here) its time to sum up! Here comes my denim trend fall 2014 report!

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What’s classy and what trending in the field of pants, pic fashion sketch by

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Our experience at Le Japon Rive Gauche …

The fun thing about a trip to Paris in early September is not only that the new collections have arrived in store and that the city is hosting many interesting exhibitions its also the opening of inspiring concept floors in the bigger department stores! One of them “Le Japon Rive Gauche” a Japan themes retail space at Le Bon Marche, the oldest warehouse of Europe in the heart of the Parisian left bank. So what to find there?

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Incredible multimedia presentation on the art museum project on the Japanese island of Naoshima, pic

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