Little Black Dress

April 6, 2012

‘One is never over, or underdressed with a little black dress.’ – Karl Lagerfeld


Chanel on Perfume…

March 23, 2012

“A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” – Coco Chanel

“‘Where should one use perfume?’ a young woman asked. ‘Wherever one wants to be kissed,’ I said.” – Coco Chanel

A quote from Coco Chanel…

February 3, 2012

Photo of Chanel by Cecil Beaton

‘Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.’ – Coco Chanel

The Dream Bag…

January 21, 2012


As the name suggest, the Chanel 2.55 bag was designed by Coco Chanel in February 1955.
The bag itself is made from quilted leather with a strap made from a gold chain interlaced with leather.
In 1955, it was uncommon to find an evening bag with a strap. Inspired by the army, Chanel designed this bag to be more practical then the common clutch bag.
The bag itself has been designed to be the ultimate feminine accessory, it features a series of pockets including one for lipstick and one for love letters. It sums up the elegance of the time.
This bag is now a vintage classic and has been remade in a whole range of colours and fabrics. It is iconic and to me this is the ultimate dream bag..

The first ever Barbie doll 1959.

Maybe a strange place to look to for inspiration, but Barbie could be considered a key influence in the fashion industry.
She has been around for over 50 years now and her outfits range from the original black and white striped swimsuit (shown in the image above) which she wore in 1959 to a whole selection of one billion other ballgowns and costumes.
As a toy, she was created to spark a child’s imagination, yet a lot of the time, the clothes she wears are just as extrodinary to adults as well, with many today collecting special editions of her.
Robert Best, a designer for Barbie, creates gorgeous sketches of outfits for the doll, just like you would expect any other fashion designer to and the detail that goes into some of Barbie’s outfits is incredible with trimmings and embellishments completely covering ballgowns.
On top of this, not only does Barbie have her own tailor made wardrobe, she has worn clothes designed by some of the most famous designers in history from Dior to Givenchy. So Barbie, is she just a child’s toy or a style icon?

Sketches for Barbie Designs by Robert Best

Barbie wearing a design originally by Christian Dior

Barbie as Chanel

Coco Chanel

January 11, 2012

‘A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous’ – Coco Chanel