fall trend report: part three

hello all, back again with the third fall trend report of mine. this one issssss

FUR! but don't be fooled, you can have the reals or deck yourself out in fake. And the fake isn't just the economical version of the trend, faux fur was spotted at chanel, mind you. so even if you are protective of animal rights, don't hesitate to put on a little faux fur. or if you're just one to keep up with the fall trends, try on some reals, if you have the dough.
so, didn't think the eskimo could be fashionable with the wave of lagerfeld's wand {and not even metaphorically, i'm under the impression he can work loads of magic...a fashionable dumbeldore, maybe?}? This fall is very unpredictable, mind you. The underestimated are overestimated this season, no doubt.



fall trend report: part two

and here comes part two of my fantastically annual fall trend report. so this trend, i must say, is possibly an all-time favorite trend of mine coming this fall. layers is an amazing trend but i adore this one. and this post's trend isssssss...

yes, this is the new 50s ladies who lunch, quirky librarian trend. this season curves are being embraced with cutsey belts, so someone's curvy figure is truly an advantage. and of course big skirts, nerdy chic prints, and frills are what wearing dresses is all about this season. you can't go wrong with a ladylike dress and some red lipstick! so ditch those retro glam mini skirts and raid your librarian's wardrobe. sounds like a party to me.
as for accessories, accessories are quite open this season. you don't need to have an "it bag" and you certainly don't need to splurge on some pricey jewels that every magazine claims to be worth every penny because this season all that needs to be done is a good look in the back of your closet to reevaluate those cable knit socks or headbands from your blair waldorf wannabee stage because those accessories are easily reinvented this season. i know i'm going to beg to fail my eye test at my next doctor's visit just so I can get my hands on those epicly awesome prada eyebrow glasses. you'd never think that those librarians or old women were actually ahead of your time when it came to style....



fall trend report: part one

fall is like the september of fashion, when you throw out last season's miu mius and welcome in the latest it bag or splurge on that prada dress your dying to have. so, of course, everyone who has the slightest involvement in fashion sorts through those fall runway pictures as statement of advice. so part one of my fall trend report will be devoted to {drum roll!}...

that's right ladies! one of fall's many trends includes textures and layers, the trend that is stylish and very reasonable, too, as you don't have to freeze to death in those sequined minis or those used-to-die-for leggings because all you have to do is keep layering on those knit scarves. this is a message from the fashion gods: this trend is especially for those new yorkers! because the winter here can be pretty brutal, especially when you're going christmas shopping and it's below freezing so you just can't wait to get into the heated saks fifth avenue for some gossip over hot chocolate at their chocolate cafe or try on those YSL leopard stilettos. so now you don't have to be the only one that isn't in a sleek trench coat, everyone will be wearing to-die-for layers that are the warmest things you could wear and also are veryyyyyyyy fashion-forward. fear not, this trend is comfortable and stylish.



the street style muses

although models serve as muses for their designers they model for, they also serve as inspirations for street style. sometimes there are certain knit scarves or loose-fitting jackets that you staple with one big "NO" when you're sorting through what to wear during the day, but when you see models where some of the quirkiest cute things you ever seen and wish "boy, wouldn't it be nice to have a scarf like that.." when i turns out you do. it's just lying around in the back of your closet, bored and unworn.
models can make the most ordinary and old things look magical and trend-setting, like that scarf your grandma bought for you just went down the runway. sometimes you think that wearing a piece of clothing will look hideously nerdy on you, when paired right you can look like one of those first row fashion week guests.
sometimes take a risk and when you see the next street style muse in her gorgeous clothing, you'll have a reason to say that you set trends.
"ha ha, chanel iman is wearing that leather jacket that you thought was last season!"
yes, i love rubbing it in to my friends too.



the chanel philosophy

why is it that chanel stores are as beautiful as their runways? there are certain stores that have a cheesy, cliche look that tries to look cool, hipster, or whatever...but then there's chanel stores. above all designer stores, chanel has this elegance that looks like the shop was made by world famous architects and that every day to them is like a runway show. every day, ever second of the open and closed duration of a chanel shop, it's like a show is on. even if none of the clothing is moving, things look like one big beautiful show to me at a chanel shop.

you can't compare any store to chanel.