Sunday, December 29, 2013

Gym Chic: Fashion Sweatshirts!

Gisele Bündchen.
With names like Givenchy and Kenzo taking on the look - and the style set throughly embracing it - the sweatshirt has officially become a high-fashion staple. Here some of my faves that relegate its more humble roots utterly obsolete:

Kenzo. Appliquéd printed sweatshirt, $445.

Givenchy. Patchwork print sweatshirt, $1,440.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Chanel's Dallas Extravaganza

Chanel took its Métiers d'Art show to Dallas last wednesday  - and the show, and the surroundings, were exactly as Texan as you might have hoped. Staged in the city's Fair Park, the event was divided into three parts. A "drive-in" screening of the new Chanel short film The Return, written and directed by Karl Lagerfeld, saw celebrity guests climb into vintage cars - including the spectacle of Anna Wintour, André Leon Talley and Lagerfeld squeezing into a convertible together. 
"I love Dallas. I love Texans. They are the nicest of people," Lagerfeld told Dallas News. "Texas is wild, but I made it more romantic."
The catwalk show came next - with models including native Texan Erin Wasson taking to the catwalk in cowboy fringing and Navajo weaves galore - before guests headed to the after-party, with some (step forward Dakota Fanning) joking that they couldn't wait to get out of their dresses to enjoy some local cuisine. Here are some of my favorite looks: 


For those of you that haven’t already caught wind, last week Beyoncé dropped a surprise self entitled 5th studio album. The currently reigning queen of the pop universe not only released her album in an unorthodox fashion but the album itself is more of a visual journal than your traditional album –each song accompanied by video giving life to the raw emotion and passion she embodies and infecting us beyondé the sonic level. 

The ground breaking album has already sold 828,773 digital units via itunes in just 3 days making it the fastest selling album in the US, ever. When asked what inspired this all her reply was, “I’m bored”, referring to the current standard for releasing music, “I feel like I’m able to speak directly to my fans. There’s so much that gets between the music, the artist and the fans.” She truly is an inspiration and the album, which features Jay Z, Drake, Frank Ocean, and last but not least Blu Ivy is nothing short of complete and masterful.

Get it here: