Just like the clothes, the beauty looks at the couture shows are known for being elaborate and decorative but at the Chanel show yesterday, the beauty looks were a lot more low-key and accessible.
At the couture show last season it was all about inky blues and silvers and this season that was developed but instead of continuing the blue, eyes were lined with a black kohl intense eye pencil and lashings of mascara teamed with a silver metallic eyeshadow on the lids and underneath. The dramatic punk-like hair that Sam McKnight created last season gave way for a more every-day achievable look, as models came down the runway with bone straight here that were left to hand down loosely.
After the announcement, it was reported that that the magazine will stay the same but with a different eye, a sentiment that Alt confirmed in an interview with Hilary Alexander after the Chanel couture show this week. "French Vogue today is a successful magazine and it has a strong identity, so it will probably stay along the same lines' she explained. 'But, I mean, some things will change of course, because we have a different eye - It will be the same, but different!"
Despite the show taking place only yesterday I'm sure you've all heard about the huge lion that stood centre stage in the Grand Palais with a Chanel pearl under it's paw at the brand's couture show. Once the models began to sashay down the runway all became clear. The collection was fierce and bold as the centrepiece with it's elaborate embroidery and detailing.
This season Karl Lagerfeld opted for heavy weighty fabrics compared to the loose and airy styles that we saw for Spring couture. The collection manly came in plaids, tweeds and furs in burnt oranges, browns, deep reds and royals blues; but the designer did throw in a fair share of tulle adorned with pastel-coloured flower embroidery. Lace also featured on dresses sitting comfortable just above the knee.
Proportions came in different variations from over-the-knee styles on sequin dresses - and most notably on a beautiful red corseted dress that skimmed the calf - teamed with juxtaposing cropped jackets.
BothLily AllenandCourtney Love have attended their fair share of fashion-week events, and it's no shock that both of them have come to love Chanel dresses. And since both have a pressing list of their own events to attend, we bet the temptation to pluck dresses straight from the runway is strong. But now, Love says Allen is "lame" for not letting her wear Chanel to last week's Brit Awards - and supposedly it all started with a deal that Allen, the current face of Chanel handbags, cut with the couture house.
"I wanted a Chanel couture dress but Lily Allen blocked them out," Love said, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. "And that's lame, because I remember J-Lo had a lock out on Valentino one year but she shared with me." We're sorry that the two opinionated singers couldn't play nice, but we think things would only be messier if Karl Lagerfeld got involved.
I was scared of him! I think a lot of people are scared of him, actually. I don't think I've ever really spoken to him — I'm still scared of him! I'm so shy. But every time I get confirmed there, it's still a big thing. If they ever said to me, 'Eniko, we want you to do our show, but you can't do any other shows,' I would be like, 'OK!'
Follow the tabloids at all, and you'll see the continuing sense of Balmania that surrounds thoseBalmain tennis-ball shoulders. At this week's Chanel haute couture show in Paris, Karl Lagerfeld rolled out his own version. Do you prefer the work of Uncle Karl or Christophe Decarnin?
After a highly lauded resort show on the Venice Lido in May, Karl Lagerfeld had a lot to live up to when he staged his Chanel haute couture show in Paris this week. To do that, he sent models around giant No 5 perfume bottles, which were admittedly austere but memorable nonetheless.
And as for fashion, Lagerfeld tested a new style: flyaway panels behind skirts and suits. That, paired with lace tights and lace-up antique-style booties, should keep the Blair Waldorfs of the world looking modern and classic simultaneously. Another added touch? Tennis-ball shoulders, a la Balmain. Christophe Decarnin, your technique has truly blown up.