Karl Lagerfeld's collaboration with Carine Roitfeld on 'The Little Black Jacket: Chanel's Classic Revisted' is the partnership that we've all been excited for. So far the brand have teased us by taking us behind-the-scenes of the shoot for the book, as well as making us a fly on the wall at the recent exhibition for the book in Tokyo in that video that they released earlier this week.
Yesterday they launched thelittleblackjacket.chanel.com, an 'e-exhibition', which showcases everyone from Georgia May Jagger to Olivier Theyskens wearing the iconic black Chanel tweed jacket styled by Roitfeld. The concept really works. The diverse cast for the book is illustrative of the timeless quality of the piece and its ability to transcend generations and styles. The book is available online on Amazon for only $39 but in the meantime, have a glimpse at some of my favourite images from the book.
This week has been a busy one in Hollywood. Earlier on this week we had the People's Choice Awards and last night was the turn of the Critics Choice Awards.
Outfits on the night that realy stood out came from Charlize Theron in Azzedine Alaia, Michelle Williams in Chanel, Kristen Dunst in Christian Dior, Jessica Chastian in Balenciaga and Shailene Woodley in Calvin Klein. I was really excited to see what Elizabeth Olsen would wear over the next week but her yellow Emilio Pucci dress that she wore to last night's event hasn't got me excited about what is yet to come.
You've probably seen the cover but now the accompanying fashion story for Elle andDakota Fanning's December spread in W is finally out. From Kate and Pippa Middleton to Beyonce and Solange Knowles and The Kardashians, stylish sisters have dominated this year but none quite like Elle and Dakota Fanning.
This year the pair have bagged spreads in Vogue and have been embraced by everyone from Karl Lagerfeld to Marc Jacobs and their appearance in W is by far my favourite spread from the magazine this year. The styling by Lori Goldstein is both age appropriate and stylish and Mario Sorrenti's photography is spot on as always.
The Marc Jacobs show doesn't usually shy away from having a star studded front row but this season it's more than the show date that's changing. Rumours allege that the only celebrities sitting front row at the show will be Sofia Coppola and Elle and Dakota Fanning.
Although designers are usually desperate to get A-listers on their front row, Jacobs' decision to go against the grain isn't wholly surprising. Bacjkin February he told Style.com that he would rather have the attention of the press solely on the clothes rather than being distracted by the stars in attendance. “I’m not into the celebrity thing like we used to. That’s boring . . . We’re not going to have celebrities," he said. "We used to have all the celebrities and people there, and I think that at that moment in time, that’s what people loved. It generated so much press and at a certain point it was like, ‘Did anybody actually watch the show?’”
It's no secret that LOVE's Issue 6 has been a success. Their multiple covers featuring everyone from Elle Fanning to Lara Stone had us all waiting in anticipation to firstly hear the confirmed cover line-up, and then to see them final images.
Covers aside, we're currently in love with an editorial, which features in the issue starring Alessandra Ambrosio. The Victoria's Secret model looks unrecognisable. The last time she appeared in the magazine she was styled in her usual pin up-sex symbol way but for their latest issue, Ambrosio does her best sailor impression in this masculine, navy-inspired shoot.
We have a Monday treat for you. Today the Mulleavy sisters dropped the look book for Rodarte's second collection for Opening Ceremony that is set for an October release. As you would expect, the sisters failed to disappoint. Citing Scandinavia as their inspiration, the duo served up a selection of floaty feminine silhouettes in nudes and pastels,as well as frilly tops teamed with high waisted printed trousers.
The collecion had a feeling of youth about it. Think Love cover stars Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld and you're nearly there. But that's not it. For those of you like me who are fans of all things black, the sisters presented a selection of strong black dressed with sheer panneling for good effect.
O.M.G. [The Met Ball] was just the best. I live for fashion. I know all the collections by heart. I know all the models’ names. I live for style.com. When I see someone wearing something I’m like, “Spring/summer 2007?” I recognize it straight away.
LOVE are really teasing us with the covers for their latest issue. First to hit the web was Elle Fanning's cover, followed by Chloe Moretz yesterday and now Hailee Steinfeld's has been released so there's only three more to go.
Last night Derek Blasberg confirmed that the other cover stars are Lara Stone, Mariacarala Boscono and Kristen McMenamy.
Elle Fanning isn't the only girl lucky enough to be covering the latest issue of LOVE magazine. Yesterday this image of Chloe Moretz's cover was released showing her crying too. For this issue the magazine is offering several different cover options so the big question is, what's up next?