Today we're taking a cue from Chanel's Spring runway and scattering loose pearls on a pretty white blouse. This is an easy update that will lend a ladylike feel to a top you already have in your wardrobe. Watch on to see how it's done, and start transforming your blouse today! On Allison McNamara: BCBG Max Azria blazer, Diane von Furstenberg top, DIY necklace.
Alice Dellal reprises her role as the face of Chanel's Boy Bag with a brand-new campaign for Spring 2013. Posing with a white horse and a hot horse handler (model Jake White), Dellal plays the part of modern equestrienne perfectly, her trademark shaved hair and punk-rock vibe contrasting with her preppy cardigan-and-tie-blouse ensemble nicely. Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld at La Ferme de la Chapelle in Fontaine-Chaalis, the images also call to mind the famous photos of Coco Chanel riding horses with Boy Capel. All the campaign images — plus a look at all the newest Boy Bags — here.
Karl Lagerfeld's globalization-themed Fall 2013 show for Chanel was dominated by the presence of a 25-meter-high globe, and the designer says the idea for it shook him out of his slumber.
"This idea comes when I sleep," Lagerfeld said during a video interview with Harper's Bazaar's Laura Brown. "I always have a paper next to my bed because I have very good ideas in the early morning just before waking up. I have very clear visions of things I could do, should do, and want to do."
But Brown doesn't just talk business with him — she also gets him to joke and laugh. When Brown says Lagerfeld resembles Angelina Jolie, the designer deadpans and says, "I don't think so. We have big mouths, that's all."
More from the interview, below.
The Chanel jacket might have risen to worldwide acclaim in 1954, but its timeless nature owes much to the reason it was created: freedom of movement.
In a new film released by the house, Coco Chanel herself is seen in an interview, explaining that the hardest part of her job is "enabling women to move with ease, to not feel like they're in costume. Not changing attitude, or manner, depending on their dress. It's very difficult. And the human body is always moving."
But in the early '50s, the prevailing fashion was highly decorative, wasp-waisted, and decidedly harder to move in than Chanel's straight-cut tweed jackets and wraparound skirts. It's no surprise that Chanel's masculine jacket started what the house rightly calls a revolution in the way women dress. Since the '80s, when Karl Lagerfeld took over the house, the jacket has been shown in scores of different fabrics and colors, but the spirit of the original design (and the way they're made) remains intact.
A look at what led to its creation in the video below.
Jennifer Aniston is an icon when it comes to her hair, but her makeup is equally enviable. Lucky for us, we got all the intel on Jennifer's red-carpet look at the Oscars from her go-to makeup artist, Angela Levin (who is not just a wealth of knowledge when it comes to makeup, but charismatic, too). She divulges how she made Jennifer's lashes so voluminous and fluttery, the key to contouring, and a neat trick to keeping lipstick on all night. Get all the tips and watch a true artist in action in today's Celebrity Secret Weapon. On Kirbie: H&M blouse. All of Jennifer's red-carpet products can be purchased at Chanel.com.
- David Bowie has tapped longtime friend Paul Smith to design the official t-shirt for Bowie's upcoming album, The Next Day. [Vogue UK]
- Dita Von Teese debuted the first completely 3D printed dress, which was made out of powdered nylon and adorned with 12,000 black Swarovski crystals, at the Ace Hotel in New York. [Paper Magazine]
- Chanel has released a limited-edition collection of nail polishes to celebrate the opening of its new beauty boutique in Hong Kong. [She Finds]
These stories and more here, in our daily news roundup.
There are no two ways about it, Jessica Chastain was Paris Fashion Week's standout style star. Not only did she make an appearance at just about every major show, but she also delivered impeccable ensembles for every front-row moment. From Chanel to Louis Vuitton to Saint Laurent and Givenchy, the actress brought her fashion A-game in a variety of chic hues: black, white, fiery red, with pops of purple and gold. As for silhouettes, Jessica dabbled with formfitting styles, tried mini and maxi hemlines, and even showed off a sleek jumpsuit. Without further ado, step inside to witness Jessica's nine best PFW style moments, then vote on your favorite once you've seen them all.
For Fall 2013, Chanel has mastered the dramatic eye yet again. Designer Karl Lagerfeld played with the fashion house's signature motifs, while the beauty team created a sparkling take on Chanel's signature smoky eye. The hair was styled straight and sleek, so it could easily fit under furry, helmet-shaped hats and be tucked into collars. And if the Parisian runway is any indication, classic dark pink polish will be huge for Fall.
The look: Glittered lids and vibrantly hued cloche-like hats.
Color scheme: Eyes dotted in glistening champagne and silver tones; fuzzy caps in shades of pink, mint, royal blue, and oxblood.
The ambiance: Celebrities such as Jessica Chastain and Milla Jovovich sitting in the front row at a grandiose production featuring a gigantic swirling globe.
Chanel goes global, and Saint Laurent takes on grunge — are you dying to know what else c'est passé a Paris? Our fashion and beauty director, Melissa Liebling-Goldberg, has all the fashionably French scoop straight from the Chanel Fall 2013 show. Click on to check it out now!