Tag Archives: Chanel

A Fashionista’s Christmas Wish List

Every year around this time, people ask me what they should get their fashion savvy friends or family. So I thought it would be a great idea to create the ultimate Christmas shopping list for the fashion obsessed loved ones you need to shop for this Christmas. Or perhaps you are the fashionista who is […]

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The Woman With The Most Birkin Bags In The World

As you all know, I am a little fashion obsessed. So, when I saw this video, I couldn’t believe my eyes. It looks like a little piece of heaven! The video features Jamie Chua, a socialite and entrepreneur. In her closet you’ll find things like a Himalayan crocodile Birkin with white gold detailing and 245 […]

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Karl Lagerfeld Grew A Beard?

The topic of conversation in my house today was about beards. We were discussing when the beard trend started, and how many men now have beards. How did the trend start, and does it span across all generations?  Has it officially become “fashionable?” We started this conversation after I went out for brunch this morning, […]

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Chanel SS Haute Couture Details

After setting the clocks ahead this weekend, I feel ready for spring!  The longer days and warmer temperatures are coming and that means thinking about new spring fashion.  Paris has already started showing their Spring/ Summer collections, and of course some of my favorites are from Couture week. For a little eye candy today, here […]

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Chanel Métiers d’Art Salzburg 2014/15

Every year, Karl Lagerfeld hosts an amazing fashion show called Métiers d’Art which showcases the work of Chanel’s atelier houses.  This year, the show was held in Salzburg.  Since studying at the Lesage embroidery house myself, I have become increasingly interested in the traditional atelier houses that service the Haute Couture industry.  As the traditional craftsmanship […]

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Haute Couture Swiss Textiles

Last week I came across this wonderful video of Swiss textile manufacturing company Jakob Schlaepfer.  They are an amazing company keeping the textile craft alive for the past 50 years, and are still supplying the fashion world with many magical creations.  Imagine a material as soft, sheer and delicate as a soap bubble, or a fabric […]

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A Visit to Flower Maker Legeron

One of the best parts about living in France is getting to visit some of the most incredible craft atelier houses still creating handmade pieces for the world of fashion.  I have always wanted to visit Legeron and buy some flowers for my work, so I finally made time go into Paris and visit this […]

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The Embroidery of Chanel Couture

Once again I am in awe at the impressive embroidery produced by “les petites mains” in the Lesage atelier for the house of Chanel Fall Winter 2014/2015 collection.  The craftsmanship never disappoints, and seems to always be creating new innovative ways to stay relevant in today’s fashion.   This video shows the way the artisans […]

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Shoe Master Massaro

In 2002, Chanel purchased 7 ateliers in Paris, and Massaro was one of them.  A master shoemaker, this atelier built in 1894 supplies boots, pumps and mules to Chanel and also creates one of a kind pieces for celebrities and royalty.  Take a look into the Parisian atelier in this wonderful video of the master […]

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Embroidered Chanel Perfume Bottle

Just wanted to share the piece that I made for my sister for her birthday.  This is a luneville embroidery piece that is hand stitched and then placed in a vintage frame that I found at an antique market in Strasbourg, France.  My sister collects perfume bottles, so this embroidery will be perfect to hang […]

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