Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld is shopping around a new trend. It is inspired by the look of the Middle East. On paper, this sounds fine. Yet, once on runways, it is scandalously turning heads. And not entirely in a good way.
It's called The Murban.
That's an abbreviation for the male turban. Once common headgear for beautiful goddesses in a David Selznick movie from the 1940s (think Gone with the Wind), the look is now being touted for men. The look entails a swath of white ivory fabric wrapped around the man's head and dotted with a diamond gem. The Murban evokes the style of Middle Eastern princes. Modeling the murban is Karl Lagefeld's young boyfriend and his fave male model, Baptise Gabiconi.
The newest trend in handbags for spring 2013 may look like an oversized coin purse but these unexpected new mini bag shape are essential to any fashionista’s handbag arsenal. Inspired by military field bags these bags are surprisingly practical given their size unlike Karl Lagerfeld’s show stopping Chanel Summer/Spring 2013 Hula Hoop Bag. We found 5 great Canteen Bags to roll into spring with.
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Yes, we may be in the dead of summer now, but fall is just around the corner. So don't procrastinate and get ready for the cool weather with these staple mens pieces that are both functional and on trend.
Gloves are usually thought of as a winter necessity rather than a fashion accessory. But thanks to Karl Lagerfeld and Christopher Bailey, gloves have become the hot new menswear accessory. Known for his signature fingerless leather gloves, Karl Lagerfeld has finally made this look accessible to the general public with his Karl line. For his Burberry Fall 2012 show, Christopher Bailey showed studded men’s gloves that are one of the most coveted Fall 2012 accessories. Other brands who showcased this must have accessory were Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Louis Vuitton and Salvatore Ferragamo. No matter what your style, owning a pair of gloves is essential this fall/winter season.
It would be an understatement to say we admire Karl Lagerfeld. The multi-talented creative has his hand in countless artistic outlets from the obvious—creative director at Chanel, to the obscure—director of a 2011 Magnum Ice Cream campaign starring Rachel Bilson. But our favorite things about the designer are the ways in which he achieves greatness; the practices that result in his intriguing je ne sais quoi, his outside the box thinking, and larger than life reality. In a recent Harper’s Bazaar feature titled “My List," (in which the magazine spends 24 hours with a featured designer) we learned just how precise a day in the life of The Kaiser can be. For example, he sleeps in pristine white linens—freshly laundered each day; he has two houses—one he reserves for complete privacy, the other merely meters away; and he routinely sketches in the morning—next to a window with views of the Louvre and the Seine. Peculiarities have become his routine and not only yield great success but continue to spark new ideas for creative collaborations. Following numerous partnerships from H&M to Macy’s and last year’s cosmetic line with Sephora (you’d have to be living under a rock to miss his affinity for joining creative forces to grow his brand) comes Lagerfeld’s latest endeavor with Shu Uemura.
In case you were unaware, you should know that there’s a world of difference between a fall/winter friendly fragrance and a spring/summer friendly fragrance. Your scent this season should be light and compelling rather than obnoxiously polluting the air in a five foot radius around you. To make sure you don’t become one of those sad individuals all alone at the club because of his poor cologne IQ, check out these 5 summer-friendly scents that were made to complement bikinis and margaritas.
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In the midst of a sparkling spring season and looking (desperately!) forward to summertime, it’s time to get you reading list ready. Whether you’ll be lounging by the pool, burying your toes in the sand, or enjoying a shady breeze at the park—your day won’t be complete without an intriguing read. From books that will put you on course for style superstardom to the shoe lover’s bible, and even the best coffee table toppers, here are our top picks for fashion biographies. The best and most inspiring stories are true ones, so pick one (or all!) of the fabulous finds and spend your next lazy afternoon really getting to know your style icon.
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Chanel creative director, Karl Lagerfield, had his designer foot in his mouth once again. He had spoken to Metro and let them know how he feels about Adele’s talent, as well as her weight! Oh no, no, no Karl. Never talk about a girl’s weight...EVER!
Here is what he had to say about the the Grammy nominee:
"The thing at the moment is Adele," he said. "She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice."
Beijing, China, welcomed the opening of the Culture Chanel Exhibition Tour by Chanel. The National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) was the latest stop for the exhibit that was previously held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai last March, and is now open through December 13th, 2011. The Culture Chanel Exhibition highlights the relationships held between fashion icon Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel and leading artist that defined the 1920’s. Creative director Karl Lagerfield currently leads and produces the tour which features a collection of 1920’s vintage ready-to-wear dresses and jewelry designed by Chanel including her trademark tailored suit.
Wouldn't you just love a Nicki Minaj face necklace swinging off your neck? Not your style? How about the fabulous editor-in-chief of Vogue Anna Wintour? Spotted during fashion week these beaded celeb faced necklaces are the next upcoming "it" accessory, apparently. Victor - John Villanueva (the master mind behind the design) is now selling his collection of "Front Row" at Williamsburg's boutique About Glamour .
The name is a play off the infamous photo of Anna Wintour sitting next to Nicki Minaj looking nothing less than insulted. (We're guessing she wasn't crazy about Minaj's wardrobe choice.) What better way to cement that moment in history than with a jewelry line?
Our First Lady of Fashion is about to get an offer that we think she can't (or rather, shouldn't) turn down. 12-year-old Grant Mower of Texas constructed a gown especially for Mrs. Obama, inspired by an orchid he saw during a trip to the Smithsonian. Mower will travel to Park City next week for a chance to schedule a fitting with the First Lady while she visits Utah for a fundraiser.
The boy has got some serious cred, too. Mower has beat out high school and college students alike in a fashion design contest, and is an apprentice of Michael Faircloth. He has also made an appearance on the Nate Berkus show and has been mentioned in the New York Times as an rising "kiddie couturier".