In today's DIY, we're taking inspiration from the gorgeous jewels on Chanel's A/W '12 runway. More commonly known as "fool's gold," Chanel showed everything from statement collars to cuffs covered in pyrite. US FabSugar reporter Allison McNamara is here to show you how to re-create the same pyrite statement-makers. Watch on to see how it's done!
For Autumn/Winter '12, Chanel showed beautiful bags with a frosted finish around the edges, which inspired us to create our very own. All you have to do is watch — in today's DIY, Fashion Reporter Allison McNamara shows you how to transform a basic bag into a whimsical, frosted mauve version. Click on for all the DIY details.
The Autumn/Winter 2012 ad campaigns are rolling in steadily now, and with this latest batch comes another editorialised wave of moody autumnal elegance, luxurious cold-weather layers, and dreamy landscapes. Tom Ford channeled a distinctly luxurious kind of glamour via exotic crocodile-textured outerwear and sultry red gowns, Tommy Hilfiger transported us to the English countryside with preppy tweeds and herringbone prints, while H&M tapped Lana Del Rey to model its retro trans-seasonal wares. Michael Kors showed off sun-kissed models, draped in furs, living large in a Hollywood-inspired locale; Diesel enlisted Coco Rocha for a lighthearted Polaroid-shot campaign; and Rag & Bone nabbed Kate Moss for its first ever ad campaign. All this, plus more A/W '12 treats from Lanvin, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Alexander Wang, after the jump.
The second batch (did you miss the first?) of Autumn/Winter 2012 ad campaigns have cropped up, and with it, comes another wave of moody transseanal elegance, luxurious cold weather layers, and gorgeous landscapes. Chanel showed off its signature tweeds, Mulberry channeled a distinctly whimsical vibe with a nod to Where the Wild Things Are with model Lindsay Wixon playing the stylishly-clad ingenue, while Salvatore Ferragamo tapped Kate Moss to model its ultra-glamorous wares. Dolce & Gabbana picked up right where it left off, snapping Monica Bellucci, Bianca Balti, and Bianca Brandolini gallivanting around Italy in the brand's gorgeous baroque-inspired dresses, Calvin Klein enlisted Lara Stone for a sultry take on minimalism, and Miu Miu nabbed actress Chloë Sevigny as its campaign star. All this, plus more A/W '12 treats from Gucci, Jason Wu, Balenciaga, and Calvin Klein, after the jump.
Chanel is always the show we wait with bated breath for, and yesterday Karl Lagerfeld didn't disappoint with his jewel-toned, embellished vision for A/W '12. Apart from the supe' packed runway (Miranda! Montana!), the front row was just as delectable, with Chanel's loyal celebrity fan-base frocking up for Paris Fashion Week's most elegant event. From Elisa Sednaoui's cute crop top to Alicia Key's sci-fi head wear to Poppy Delevingne's peasant-inspired look, there were plenty of killer ensembles on show. Step inside and get a good look at Karl's well-dressed attendees.
Both a reimagining and an homage to the label's signature aesthetic, Karl Lagerfeld plays in tweed, sporty silhouettes, and whimsical layers and texture (and bejewelled eyebrows) for Chanel's Autumn/Winter 2012. Lagerfeld's all-star cast (minus a noticeably absent Freja), including Miranda Kerr, Joan Smalls, Anja Rubik, and newbie Montana Cox took to the catwalk of a snowy white cave, done up in crystal embellishments that mirrored the life-size versions set on the runway. That in itself set the mood for whimsy, which only became more pronounced in Karl's colourful, metallic-embellished visions for A/W '12 — shimmer reflected in slim pants, sparkly-tinged knits, and sheer skirts. Meanwhile, Chanel's tweed got the rainbow treatment, as did the offering of diaphanous frocks with a dose of soft brights. Outerwear maintained the label's sophistication, though the flair for drama was evidenced in roomier silhouettes, some that gave way to boxier shapes with sloped, rounded shoulders, but more that skimmed and highlighted curves in hourglass proportions. That's not to say that it was "ladylike" — very little here spoke to Chanel's ladylike sensibility. In fact, the feel was overwhelmingly sportier. Even when textures were dressed up in rich metallic detail, shapes were more nonchalant — tunics and dresses layered over pants and perfectly slouchy knits topped trousers. There was nothing too literal; even in playfulness, Karl never overcommits. Jewel tones and geometric details felt fresh, and proportional play felt casual, not overworked. He knows exactly how to draw us in with the theatrics of his runway, but never loses sight of what we've all come to see.
- Trends: Dresses over pants, texture, sporty, brights, sheer, metallics.
- Colours: Black, green, white, fuchsia, purple, yellow, grey, teal, blue.
- Key Piece: The textured metallic trousers were amazing.
- Accessories: Cut-out buckled Lucite heels, oversize crystal pendants and matching bracelets, Chanel crossbody handbags and clutches in every hue.
- Who Would Wear It: Karl's girls, Diane Kruger, Rachel Bilson, and Blake Lively.
What a way to kick off our Friday morning! A little treat for the eyes came our way via these pics of Fab Fave Diane Kruger, who was snapped last night at the premiere of Forces Speciales in the city of lights. Diane worked an all black ensemble, which would usually send us to snoresville — but the style queen made her 'fit trés interesting via a clever play on texture. Her intricately embellished coat from Chanel's A/W '11 collection incorporated chic quilting, metallic braid and bejewelled buttons — which sounds a touch OTT, but when worn with her leather skinnies brings just the right amount of delicate detailing to keep things pretty. Add to that her diamond bracelet watch and a pair of solid ankle boots and you've got signature Kruger cool. See her 'fit, up close!