30 June 2011

Chanel Robots


Chanel Fall 2011 Nail Colours

Peter Philips has done it again!!! I can hear the stampede already for the new range of Chanel nail colours launching July 2011. The Illusions d'ombre de Chanel collection for fall 11 consists of three stunning nail colours:
Graphite - Metallic Silver
Peridot - Green Gold
Quartz - Silver Beige
I them all, in fact I have my name on the waiting list for all three and I would suggest you do the same.

Image: Chanel

Chanel: Cannes 2011 Best Dresses

Below are some of the best Chanel dresses from Cannes 2011, stunning as usual.

 Karolina Kurkova

 Kirsten Dunst

 Anamaria Vartolomei

 Claudia Schiffer

 Elodie Bouchez

Eve Hewson

Images: Chanel.com

Chanel Boy Bag

Chanel launches the new Boy Bag Collection this fall 2011.The Boy Chanel is produced in three sizes and it`s available in black, ivory,  red, grey and lead green, my favourite being the grey. Price range is between $2500 – $4300 and they will land in Chanel Boutiques in September, so get your name on the waiting list NOW!!!

“Karl Lagerfeld suggests this with a new interpretation of boyish charm saying, “Chanel used men’s underwear to make dresses; she had this boyish attitude, in fact it is the very spirit of Chanel. She got it from Boy Capel, the great love of her life, which, incidentally, explains why the new bag is called the Boy Chanel.”

Images: Chanel

Sneak Peek: Lily Allen in Chanel wedding dress

Below is a picture of the gorgeous Lily Allen in her Chanel wedding dress photographed at the fitting at 31 rue Cambon by Benoît Peverelli. Who knows if she wore this dress, I am sure if she did, it will have been a private moment as I have not seen this image published as part of her wedding photos.

Sketch of Lily Allen’s dress by Karl Lagerfeld.

Image: Chanel.com

8 inch Louboutin's anyone?

Christian Louboutin has taken height to the next level producing a pair of eight-inch, red-soled pointe shoes.
Modeled on the ballet shoe, the towering nude silk and Swarovski-encrusted heels are due to be  auctioned off along with a number of other fashion wares to raise funds for the English National Ballet.

Happy Chanel-Day

Image: Styleesa

Today, is Chanel-Day and I am going to celebrate all that is Chanel.

29 June 2011

New in this week

New in this week

Reed krakoff
$1,790 - net-a-porter.com

Fendi stiletto high heels
£635 - brownsfashion.com

$995 - net-a-porter.com

£1,280 - net-a-porter.com

$795 - net-a-porter.com

Marilyn Monroe's Iconic Dress Sells for $4.6 million

"Oh, do you feel the breeze from the subway? Isn't it delicious?" The words were uttered by Marilyn Monroe in the 1955 film The Seven Year Itch as she stood above a New York subway grate and gusts of subterranean air lifted her white dress well above the knee.

Well, that very dress has just sold at auction for $4.6 million to a buyer who wishes to remain anonymous. The dress was part of a huge film memorabilia collection owned by  the actress Debbie Reynolds that she has accumulated over the years that also included Dorothy's ruby slippers and blue gingham dress from the Wizard of Oz and Charlie Chaplin's bowler hat.

Trend Alert: Detachable Peter Pan Collars at Louis Vuitton

Peter Pan collars are going to be big news for Fall 2011. As seen on the Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and Miu Miu runway, these collars are a versatile and less bulky alternative to a shirt when worn under a dress or a sweater. They are the ultimate accessory that you can keep in your handbag to update your look at a moments notice. Alexa Chung was spotted last year wearing the Carven version and fellow collar lovers include Carey Mulligan and Emma Watson.

 Louis Vuitton
 Louis Vuitton

28 June 2011

The Berkeley Fashion Trunk

I have to say I love this idea, it is so glamorous and takes me back to a bygone era. My favourite London hotel, The Berkeley has teamed up with Atelier-Mayer to allow guests staying in one of their suites to request free of charge for the evening the use of the fashion trunk containing a selection of vintage statement pieces.
Accessories include a 1960's Dior necklace, 1970's Pierre Cardin Studio 54 clutch purse and a 1950's Marilyn Monroe style mink stole. The vintage style trunk will be delivered to your suite in time for your 'getting ready' ritual.
Guests can enjoy all the accessories with The Berkeley's compliments for the evening and should you find you cannot live without the Dior necklace or the Chanel resin earrings The Berkeley's concierge will arrange for you to purchase your own.

Tel: +44 (0)207 7107 8927

Image: The Berkeley

The Ultimate Chanel Book

A must have for all Chanel fans. This Chanel three book set by luxury publisher Assouline consists of three books celebrating Chanel’s revolutionary style, Fashion, Fine Jewelry, and Perfume. They are housed in a genuine black Chanel quilted leather slip cover, adorned with a silver metal Chanel logo. The books are 80 pages each and the full set sells for $550  This is sure to become a collectors item in the future, in fact, I can see this sat on my very own coffee table.

Image: Assouline

Fashionable Eats: Pret-a-Portea

For those of us who love the decadence of afternoon tea a must visit is The Berkeley Hotel for their fashion famous Pret-a-Portea. The designer afternoon tea inspired by the current seasons fashions is served daily in The Caramel Room from 1pm to 6pm. It is extremely popular so booking as far in advance as possible is advised.

The new Spring/Summer 2011 collection sees a range of cakes and fancies inspired by the world's finest designers served on Paul Smith fine bone china.
Expect to be graze on:   
Tom Ford light pink chiffon summer dress biscuit with rose icing and sparkly silver cuffs 
Chloe praline clutch topped with gold chocolate beads 
Victoria Beckham peach coloured sponge cake tote with chocolate crocodile print 
Marc Jacobs raspberry and lychee cream jumpsuit with over-sized chocolate flower belt 
Miu Miu vanilla bikini biscuit with navy icing and signature white bow 
Tory Burch strawberry and rhubarb bavarois dress with flattering gold button detail 
Prada summer dress of papaya, red currant and blueberry mousse, topped with pate de frui 
Jil Sander coloured block dress of crème de menthe and coconut jelly with must-have sparkly sunglasses 
Roger Vivier black and white chocolate striped ‘belle de Nuit’ high-heeled shoe

You can take your Pret-a-Portea with a  range of herbal loose leaf teas and herbal infusions or a glass of Laurent -Perrier Champagne.

Prêt-à-Portea is now available by delivery aboard a Vespa adorned in the famous Pret colours of pistachio green and pale pink. Your delivery comes complete with handbag take away boxes stowed in a much larger bespoke handbag carrier which perches itself on the back of the Vespa. Fashionistas can send fellow fashion fans set boxes of 10 biscuits for £25 including delivery to the SW1 area.

Prices start at £36.50 per person, if you opt for the Champagne Pret-a-Portea expect to pay £46.50 per person.

27 June 2011

The Row Handbags

This July sees the launch of the debut collection of luxe handbags from The Row. There are multiple options of bag to take you from boardroom to after work cocktails so you will never be stuck with one style "there's a purpose to every bag" says Ashley Olsen. Each bag is made in fine finishes such as ostrich, lizard and alligator and will be stocked at Barneys, New York.

Image: Harpers Bazaar US

26 June 2011

Fashion Books Galore

In Milan's Galleria there is the most fabulous book store with a collection of the best coffee table fashion books I have seen in one place. I am coveting the Pucci book with the fabric cover and the giant sized Vivienne Westwood.

Images: Styleesa

Milan - Window Shopping

Having just returned home from a trip to Milan I thought I would post some images of the window displays showcasing the new seasons collections. These include Prada, Stella McCartney, Celine and a rather gorgeous display at Cacharel (I just love the nude and yellow combo in this window display). Unfortunately in Milan the shop staff do not allow photos to be taken in store, however, I managed to sneak a photo of the fall Miu Miu jewel handled handbags.

 Stella McCartney
 Stella McCartney

 Miu Miu
 Miu Miu


23 June 2011

Beauty Must Have: NARS Bolero Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

I have just discover the perfect Summer shade of lip pencil. NARS Bolero is a gorgeous shade described as "pink cantaloupe" but I would say it is more "coral" but I have to say it looks amazing with a tan. This jumbo sized crayon gives a stunning velvet, matte finish, if you require a sheer finish layer over a little lip balm.

22 June 2011

Own a Piece of Chanel for $34

What girl doesn't love anything emblazoned with a double C logo? Well, I have found these gorgeous eyelash curlers by Chanel a snip at $34. I religiously use my Shu Uemura curlers so what harm will it cause having a back up pair by Chanel.

Images: Chanel