Sunday, January 31, 2010

If I was couture, Chanel would be my name

This afternoon, I was browsing through all the fabulous collections presented at Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture last week, and I was immediately drawn to Chanel. With a beautiful mixture of pastels and silver, Chanel's designer Karl Lagerfeld showed a collection filled with finely-tailored suits, pretty day dresses, and exquisite evening gowns. Each look was paired with shimmery tights and metallic silver shoes. Oh, and one cannot forget the dramatic hair bows decorating a heart-shaped, almost-Victorian hairstyle.

All in all, it seemed that Chanel's couture line was meant to portray everything that is timeless and elegant, except with a modern and very flashy twist. Accessorization, exaggeration, and color were key to this collection's success and appeal.

Now for a review in pictures:
(I am quite in love with this dress)
(I would absolutely wear this dress to the opera...if we had one)
(those bands look amazing, totally what draws me in--a bit Grecian even?)
(I love couture because it is exactly what everyone else does not have, totally unique)
(I think "updated, more-relaxed Victorian" with this look)
(the shoulders and metallic fabric totally make this dress)

Now for my favorite suits:

Yes, if I was couture, Chanel would be my name. My personal style and tastes identify most with the flavor of this collection. Thank you Chanel!


Note: All pictures from!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

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Finally!!! I am starting up my own fashionable blog and style diary! In the coming weeks, I will start writing at least once or twice a week. I have so many ideas for this site, and it is really exciting to finally share them with more stylish people. It is TOO difficult keeping them all bottled up inside!

By the way, I am the Junior Editor of Dedicated Follower of Fashion, which is an up-and-coming fashion blog based in Los Angeles. We are moving toward a magazine format more and more everyday and recently launched a redesign. I write up and publish articles on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so definitely check me out there too. Of course, I will probably be reminding you anyway!


P.S. With this being my first post, enjoy a little soundtrack!!