Tag Archives: Chanel

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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Karl Does Christmas

In this month’s edition of Harper’s Bazaar US (Jan/Feb 2014), Karl Lagerfeld speaks about his feelings for Christmas and the holidays.  Photographing his team for this Harper’s Bazaar issue, he draped each employee in yards of silver garland which is a little out of character for Karl.  The article states that he hates Christmas day […]

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Paris January Sales 2014

♫ It’s the most wonderful time of the year ♫ Yes, it is sale time in Paris!!  France has some sort of law that only allows stores to hold sales twice a year.  One is in January and the other is in July.  The January sales started today (January 8th) and will run until Feb.11th 2014.  […]

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Window Shopping in Paris

One of my favorite things to do in Paris is to go window shopping and look at all the wonderful items I would buy if I won the lottery!  My usual spots to go are along Rue Cambon, and around Place Vendome.  Thought I would share some of my favorite looks from the windows of […]

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Celebrity Spotting at Paris Fashion Week

One of the perks of getting invited to Paris Fashion week is that you may find yourself in amongst celebrities while at the shows.  Or, if you are lucky you may even be seated near them!  In the past, I have been across from Kanye West, a few rows behind Taylor Swift and a few […]

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Chanel Embroidery

I have found another inspiring video that shows the work that goes into the Chanel Haute Couture collection.  Being trained by Chanel in their embroidery house, I have had the luxury of experiencing the amount of work required to create Chanel’s lavish collections.  Hopefully by showing these videos, others will also begin to appreciate the […]

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The making of a Chanel Couture Dress

A rare glimpse into the atelier houses that do the exquisite work for Chanel Haute Couture.  This video gives me so much inspiration for my own couture embroidery and beadwork!  The work that goes into these Haute Couture gowns is amazing, and I hope this look into the work of these artisans evokes some inspiration […]

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Chanel Flower Cart

Celebrating Mother’s Day in England this weekend, Chanel has opened a flower stall in Covent Garden.  This unique addition to the Chanel brand will be open March 8 -10th in front of it’s beauty boutique.  Flowers featured in the brand’s perfumes, like jasmine, rose, and tuberose will be for sale, and gifts like hand-tied posies […]

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Karl’s Garden at Chanel Couture S/S2013

Although I am not physically in Paris this time for Couture week, my soul is still there.  I am usually snapping as many photos as possible and running from show to show through the streets of Pairs this time of year.  This year, I am relaxing in the sunshine of Florida and checking out the […]

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Chanel Bombay Métiers d’Art Collection

Karl Lagerfeld showed his Bombay collection for Chanel in Paris back in December 2011, and it was a wonderful showcase of artisan craftsmanship.  The theme “Paris-Bombay” was a reminder that Europe’s fashion industry has increasingly turned to India to produce handcrafted pieces.   It has become expensive for the designers to make them in Paris as […]

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