Tag Archives: Chanel

Mad for Plaid

Screen Shot 2015-10-19 at 9.22.02 AM

Copyright © 2013 infinitas. Article Photo for Denim Jeans Observer www.denimjeansobserver.com All brands, product names, corresponding products, supplementary materials, graphic or photographic images, licenses, registered trademarks, trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

Sofie-Tartan_610pxIMG_8268

IMG_2913IMG_2882

I love everything about fall, the cooler weather, the warmer clothes, the hot drinks, the cozy fireplaces, the mountain getaways, pumpkin spice everything (OK maybe that’s getting old), but you get the idea, and plaid! Just as the seasons change, so do our wardrobes, and plaid is always a traditional staple. I’m not saying you can’t wear plaid during the other months, there are tons of cute gingham and light-colored combos available, but those big buffalo plaids and classic tartans just scream fall!

After viewing  some of the runway shows, I was glad to see the checkered styles with new twists. Look for high-low cuts and flounce detailing on blouses and jackets. Pair your traditional tartans with heavy studded jewelry and thick chains for a punkish vibe, or wear an all-over coat dress with short boots for a cool, indie look.

We think men look sexy in plaid too (that’s why Roadkill Ranch is the number one Pendleton distributor in Orange County)! Wear your Pendleton alone or layer with a white T-shirt for a dapper look.

The first picture is from the Chanel runway show.

The second picture is from the Tommy Hilfiger collection.

The third picture is M Missoni’s ad campaign.

The fourth picture is Sydney Beaver modeling for Roadkill Ranch & Boutique. We think our photo shoot is better than Missoni. (We’re not biased or anything.)

The last two pictures are of our stylish man friends (Matt Brady and Joshua Titus), modeling Pendleton shirts for Roadkill Ranch & Boutique.

So grab a good book, a good cup O’Joe and get cozy somewhere (in your plaid of course). Because fashion is a feeling, and you deserve to feel fab!

PS Take quick advantage of  this weather, tomorrow may be 80 degrees again (blogging from a cute leopard chair in Fullerton, California).

Photo Credit: Getty Images, Savannah Kaefer, Julie Rasmussen, Tommy Hilfiger, M Missoni

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Double Trouble

Fendi-Spring-2015micro-bags-trend-2chloe-resort-2016-05_1

mulberry_main__thumbnailLouis-Vuitton-Double-Bag-Trend-2

Two bags are better than one. It’s true, Fendi, Chanel, Chloe, Mulberry and Louis Vuitton all say so!

The trend of toting two bags at the same time is coming in hard this season. Designers are featuring larger silhouettes like a tote or travel bag as a focal point and then accessorizing with a smaller pouch or clutch. Brilliant! Thanks Fashion Industry! Now all of us fashion addicts can purchase two designer bags at once without feeling guilty and be totally justified.

The first picture is Fendi, a functional and easy look to achieve. Add a tiny novelty bag to the outside of a larger one for a funky look.

The second picture is Chanel. Drape a few cross-body bags over your bodice while carrying your main purse. (It’s all the rage.)

The third picture is Chloe. Just carry two in the same hand (no big deal).

The fourth picture is Mulberry. Cross-body over bodice and tote in hand. (My fave.)

The fifth is Louis Vuitton. Just do it, carry two (everyone’s doing it).

This is one sure way to drive handbag sales up for the season. Pretty soon we’ll see designer shoes hanging off of designer bags. Then we can buy two pair of designer shoes, one to wear on our feet and the other to accessorize our two bags. Woot!

And, if anyone tells you that you have too many handbags or shoes, get rid of that person! You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life! The only extra baggage you need is CHANEL!

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Cat Scan

hbz-choupette-august-2012-lgn

cn_image.size.choupette-300x401

Karl Lagerfeld , the head designer and creative director for the fashion house Chanel, recently told reporters that he has fallen in love. With his cat!
The Siamese feline named Choupette has captured Karl’s heart and he spares no cost in pampering her.
“She is like a kept woman. She has a strong personality. She has lunch and dinner with me on the table, with her own food. She doesn’t touch my food. She doesn’t want to eat on the floor. She sleeps under a pillow and she even knows how to use an iPad. She has two personal maids, for both night and day. She is beyond spoiled.” Said Lagerfeld.
The kitty also has a full-time scribe whose job is to watch her every move and document it in a diary. From what she ate to how she behaved, and whether she was tired or not; Karl wants to know everything the cat does when he’s not there. “I would marry her if I could.” Claims Karl.
Choupette Lagerfeld even has her own Twitter account @ChoupettesDiary.
Her bio reads:
I’m a famous beauty who refuses to eat on the floor & my maids pamper my every need. I am Choupette Lagerfeld and I am a spoiled pussy.
What’s next? Long walks on the beach? A 10 karat diamond ring? I love you Karl, but you’ve definitely given new meaning to the term “pussy whipped.”
Photos courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld
Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Lego Lagerfeld

chanel-lego_1chanel-lego_3 chanel-lego_4

Sometimes I can’t help but play army men, Legos, cars, and everything else that comes with having a seven-year-old son. But lately, I’ve been thinking to myself that I’ve been spending too much time playing games and should probably grow up a bit. Then, Chanel came out with these Lego-inspired clutches during Paris Fashion Week, so now I’m justified!!! Woo Hoo!!!

I wonder if Karl Lagerfeld sits at home and plays with Legos too? That’s probably why they’re available in a rainbow of colors. Because every child (at heart) knows that playing with just one Lego is boring. And, that’s exactly how I’m going to justify the purchases of the green, the clear and the red. I want to build a fort!  (The army men need a place to hide.)

Happy Monday!

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fashion Is My Drug

fashion-pills--large-msg-116780658611

It’s officially “Market Week” and I spent six hours with one vendor yesterday hammering out my buy plan for our upcoming web store (www.roadkillranch.com). I’m headed back to LA again today for round two.

Yep, fashion is my drug and I love it!!!

Happy Hump Day!

PS follow us on Instagram at Roadkill_ranch for up-to-the-minute style and web store alerts.

 

 

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Ring Your Neck

Prada-Resort-2013-PicturesChanel+Spring+2013+Details+TqmnCDKp9BIl

Spring fashion is full of decorative collars and jumbo, statement necklaces. I recently previewed several spring collections and all of them featured gigantic necklaces or choker-attachments of some kind. The first picture is from Prada’s spring collection and the second picture is Chanel. I love the bold pieces, it’s an inexpensive and quick way to update your wardrobe.

So, invest in a few statement pieces this season. From spikes, to gold, to bold colors to chunky pearls, anything goes. Pair with anything from a collared blouse to a plain, old sweatshirt, and let your style shine through!

Have a glamorous day!

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Red Carpet Recap

Picture 2slide_274459_1978304_free_1Picture 9Picture 8Picture 10

The 70th annual Golden Globe award ceremonies took place last night in Beverly Hills at the Beverly Hills Hotel. It was a star studded event that still has everyone talking! Congratulations to everyone who took home statues and to everyone who continues to make the entertainment world a better place.

I loved seeing all of the amazing gowns parade down the red carpet, but there were a few that had me scratching my head. Here’s my top picks from best to head scratcher.

First pick, Nicole Kidman in an Alexander McQueen gown with a studded top and mesh bodice. She looked fierce, sexy and classy.

Second pick, Anne Hathaway in Chanel. Anne Hathaway + Chanel = Perfection! Need I say more?

Third pick, Isla Fisher in a Reem Acra sheer, nude gown covered in sparkle. I love the illusion neckline. She looked pure, glamourous, and sexy all at the same time.

Fourth pick, Lucy Liu in an oversized “Belle of the Ball” dress by Carolina Herrera. The pattern is very retro, so I think it would have been a better choice to ditch the cumbersome, poof  bottom and turn it into a sleek, form fitting dress instead. I would have given her a ’40s look by replacing the “girl next door” braid with a “pin up” style hair do.

Fifth pick, Halle Berry in a flowy, one shoulder, cut-out bodice, thigh-high slit, Versace gown. Don’t get me wrong, I love Halle (and Versace). Her body is non- stoppable and she looks amazing in everything. However, I felt that she looked more like an island goddess ready to conquer the mainlanders in this ensemble. She can definitely pull off anything, but I would have liked to have seen her play a more glamourous role.

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Karl for President!

 

Karl Lagerfeld, the creative director for Chanel, has accused President Francoise Hollande of destroying France’s economy by taxing the rich. He even went as far as to call the Socialistic leader an “idiot”!

“This idiot will be as disastrous as Zapatero was,” Lagerfeld said in an interview with the Spanish edition of glossy fashion magazine Marie Claire published on Friday.

“It’s a disaster. He wants to punish (the rich) and of course they leave and no one invests,” he said. “Foreigners don’t want to invest in France and that’s just not going to work.”

“Outside of fashion, jewelery, perfume and wine, France isn’t competitive,” Lagerfeld said. “The rest of our products don’t sell. Who buys French cars? I don’t.”

Dr. Mr. Lagerfeld,

Please come to the US and explain your concept. Your vision is profound! Better yet, please run for President. You’ve got my vote!

Sincerely,

Julie

PS And while you’re here, stop by my store (Roadkill Ranch & Boutique in Fullerton), I have something for you!

 

 

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Scent-Sational

After 91 years of famous women endorsing the Chanel No. 5 fragrance, Brad Pitt makes history. The sexiest man in the world (in my humble opinion) received  7 million dollars to align himself with the product.

Check out the film teasers with his sultry, bedroom voice. I’m not sure that it makes me want to buy the perfume;  it definitely makes me want to…Oh!!! Never mind!!!

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
A Small Press Life

Not just a blog, a philosophy

We Heart Vintage blog: retro fashion, cinema and photography

Vintage fashion, photography and cinema from the 1920s through to the 1970s and beyond

My Illustrative Life

Clothes, comics, strong opinions

happymamamoments

The Joy of the Lord is my strength!

WE ARE SO DROEE

fashion, photography, models, editorials, magazines, photographers, campaigns, beauty

|||Feisty Ink Designs|||

tattoo | art | fashion

Give Me Your Forever...

Love... Art... Fashion... Life...

EMILY ALTA

esthete

crewmemo

Just another WordPress.com site

adduncan123

Just another WordPress.com site

Barry Stein's Blog

Inspired Photography and Creative Writing by Barry Stein

KASHFI!

Written By Kashfi Fahim,

A'Nena Jewelry Blog

www.etsy.com/Anenajewelry www.zibbet.com/ANenaJewelry

Painted in a Abstract Way...

Life through the eye of a dreamer.

JustinaWei

The Fashion/Make up/Lifestyle Blog