It's Chanel time, bitches!!
Ugh, what exactly is there to say about the latest Chanel Pre-Fall 2011 collection? PLENTY. First of all, it's evidently opulent. It exudes it tremendously. The golds, the sequins, the metallics, the jewels, the styling....everything about it exuded pure luxury. The Byzantine inspiration was indeed a perfect match for Chanel. Lagerfeld made it an inspiration that appealed not only by referencing the history of the Bynzantine culture, but by appealing totally and completely modern perspective. I also loved how there was a underlying nonchalant bohemian vibe going on in here, which I felt was evident in the slouchy corduroy pants (a must have for me next fall/winter). I also love how within the collection, you could tell there was a dash of previous Chanel collections like the London & Russian Pre-Fall collections in there (two of my personal faves). Being more of a stylist than anything, I was in complete bliss looking at how everything was styled, especially putting sandals on the models. It's not everyday we see a Pre-Fall collection that has sandals, which obviously has it's spring/summer connotation. I'm also lusting over the hair and the crown each model had adorned on their hair. It had a complete princess-esque vibe about them, which I loved. I loved the tweed, the metallics, the corduroy pieces, the usage of black, the shoes, and everything else about it. The byzantine's opulent history mixed with Chanel's chic aesthetic cause Karl to make a Pre-Fall collections that I know I'll be raving for a VERY long time. Btw, here are my absolute favorite looks from the collection that I'd love to wear with some good ol' commentary:
Ugh, I'm lusting over the opening look. Absolutely effortless and chic. Plus, It's all black adorned with metallic pieces here and there. Just loves it. I'm adoring Natasha's tweed look. Btw, she looks AMAZING with the new hair color.
Love the left look A LOT. All the gold + black= bliss. Gold is the new black y'all. I love Sasha's sweater top. Especially the embroidery on it.
Aline's dress is cute, but I'm IN LOVE with Karmen's all black look. Black skinnies, that black coat, with all those luxurious necklaces! ugh, loves. Plus, it's so nonchalant with those sandals, which I love.
Freja's look is definitely my favorite look from the whole collection. I just love everything about it. Makes me want to get corduroy pants, add a button up, and just mince down the streets with an adorned headband. I'm lusting over Iselin's look. I'll love anything with skinny pants.
I'm head over heels for Aline's look. I neeed those gloves, like asap. Anna's looks is impeccable as well.
The short dresses were alright, but one of my absolute favorites was this one on Milana. All black with some texture. Karmen's is something i'd so wear to a nice evening dinner with my papi chulo, no?
Oh gawd, Iselin's black and white dress is perfection! Btw, this sheer dress on Caroline neeeeeds to be worn on any red carpet event. It's soo glamourous!
The last two looks were instant favorites. Especially Snejana's, which has to be my absolute top second favorite look.
One word, bitches: OPULENT!