Friday, 8 March 2013


For the Fall Winter Ready to Wear Collection 
Karl Lagerfeld created Planet Chanel 
with an enormous globe sparkling with hundreds of flags

 each one stamped with the Double C.  

Here are some of our favourite looks from the Show:


Here is Lindsey Wixson with the 
Make up Look for the FW13/14 RTW Show

which was Natural and glowing for the most part 
with space age modernity
at the lash line with the addition of 
platinum sequins like eyeliner which extend randomly
to the end of the lashes which give the models an other worldly look

The Skin was prepared with HYDRA BEAUTY SERUM 

The Complexion
VITALUMIÈRE AQUA Ultra Light Skin Perfecting Makeup
POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE Natural Loose Finish Powder
ÉCLAT LUMIÈRE Highlighter Face Pen

 Peter Phillips applying ROUGE COCO SHINE 
Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in Instinct - 2013 Autumn Collection 
 The Cheeks 
 in Inspiration – 2013 Autumn Collection
 The Eyes 
LES 4 OMBRES Quadra Eyeshadow in Prélude
LE VOLUME DE CHANEL Volume Mascara in Black
RECOURBE CILS DE CHANEL Precision Eyelash Curler
LE CRAYON YEUX Precison Eye Definer in Noir Black
LE CRAYON KHÔL Intense Eye Pencil in Clair 

 On the eyes, platinum sequins line the upper lashes,
 like an 'eyeliner' randomly reaching out over the lashes
(not for sale). 

 LES VERNIS Nail Colour in Elixir - 2013 Autumn Collection 

 a beautiful deep rose pink - we like this new short length
we are loving this ultramarine furry flying hat
other shades are powder pink, powder green and mulberry

2013-14 Fall-Winter CHANEL Ready-to-Wear Show Backstage
© CHANEL 2013

Photos Vincent Lappartient 

Chanel explains that 'The ready-to-wear collection crosses 
continents in as Karl Lagerfeld says in a “very mysterious palette of greys”, 
evokeing an energetic globe-trotting woman 
whose modern allure is reflected in 
a silhouette that plays with volume and proportion.'

Karl has designed tweed suits as  trompe-l’œil dresses and

black, grey, blue, purple and pink and redingotes, 
reefer jackets and suit jackets, 
with rounded shoulders, wide raglan 
or kimono sleeves, funnel necks or slashed sailor’s smock collars. 
They are worn with wide shorts, pleated short skirts 
or skater skirts with asymmetric hems. 
There are knee-length skirts which unzip 
to the waist revealing a mini-skirt beneath.

Front panels are cut away on coats to 

reveal thighs Karl Lagerfeld explains that this
 " doesn’t hinder movement when sitting down”.
 His designs for this whole collection do not stop movement in any way, 
these women are women of action - they are travelling 
- globetrotting - got places to go - no time to waste.
There are coats inspired by military designs, 
in navy, peacock blue or verdigris and lined with fur-effect organza, 
embellished and fastened with planisphere buttons. 

There are many versions of the little black dress  - a Chanel Classic 

Short and underwired, with delicate sparkle,  
with translucent beads or hemmed neoprene; 
with cuffs white ruffled chiffon and tweed splashed 
or with white resin or trimmed with patent leather.

There is one version with a trompe-l’œil cape in 

bright pink, blue and orange feathers, extended by a patent leather skirt. 

Others have a graphic edge as leather stripes are highlighted 

by white sequins resembling streaks of paint. 
A patent leather with white geometric patterns transforms 

into dresses that imitate a jacket and fluid skirt.

There are three underwired voluminous tunics, 

cut from a tweed woven out of zips, leather, lace, sequins 
and golden metallic fringes by the house of Lesage.

We love the long black organza dresses at the end 

of the show pleated their panels shortened 
at the front to reveal a matching miniskirt beneath. 

With the kilts, tweed, check, zips,

biker boots, leather and pvc there is definitely
a modern punk style to the whole show.
The over all palette which you can see if you
look at the completely beautiful backstage pictures
by Benoit Peverelli on Chanel News
is a truly painterly palette of greys, ebony,
dark indigo, verdigris, prussian blue, ultramarine,
fuchsia, strawberry rose, powder pink, gold,
duck egg pistachio, mint green all woven together
in a rich tapestry of Chanel's famous tweeds, knitwear
and feathers, chains and jewels.

Accessories are Globe shaped clutch bags, 
fingerless gloves with chains and jewels,
 bright coloured flying hats
 and ankle biker boots with chains that taper 
into skin tight thigh high leather 
and tweed gaiters zipped up at the back.

Jewellery is Chain chokers and necklaces and resin cuffs.

Here is the entire show:
Photo Olivier Saillant
Courtesy Chanel

Check how the boots, part biker, part cowboy shape covered with chains
are worn over skin tight thigh high leather gaiters
or here the boots worn over skin tight thigh high tweed gaiters

The mighty Karl Lagerfeld

And for close ups on the Accessories:
Classic Chanel boater worn over mulberry fur flying hat

 chain choker, cross chain belt and fingerless gloves
 ultramarine fur flying hat and black and white chain choker
beautiful chain and jewel necklace


the globe clutches

we love this double bag

 These are patent gaiters

 you can see here the zips at the back of the leather gaiters worn with chunky sole
black leather moccasin style shoes with chains around the sole

 These boots are cut away with criss cross chains at the front

Check the Backstage Gallery on the Ever Brilliant Chanel News Page
with fabulous photographs by Benoit Peverelli

Above Photo courtesy Chanel

Until next time J Xx

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