The Karl Daily

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Haute of the press!

Have you scooped up a Karl Daily yet?

Karl Lagerfeld has done it again. When he zigs he zags, and when you think he’s gonna zag, he zigs just for the hell of it. When the fashion guru is not busy being a brilliant photographer or the architect of some kind of fabulous event, whilst pampering Choupette, he publishes his own newspaper. Yes, the man lifts multitasking to a new level.

If I didn’t already love him because of the creative mastermind he is, I do now more than ever because he confesses to being “a paper freak” to Women’s Wear Daily (WWD).

I love paper. I’m a paper freak. Paper is the material I use for sketching. I always need to have paper under my fingers in order to express myself. I like newspapers. Maybe the iPad is very modern and everything, and I’m not against it, but I like the physical contact. And the physical contact of metal and glass is not as sensuous as paper.”

You tell ‘m! They won’t listen to me.

Books, newspapers, sketch books, magazines… where does he find the time to keep up? Apparantly he barely does…

I read whenever I can, but you know, between the collections, the photos, and all the other things I do, interviews included, there is not so much time left, huh?” – Karl Lagerfeld to WWD.

But still, he managed to publish a gazette.

What to expect? Well, the magazine is mainly Karl in pages. It features his talents for sketching, fashion insight, wordplay, photography and humor prominently, and a couple of pages are reserved for advertising (for his own brands). Like in every decent paper, there will also be a comic strip and it wouldn’t be ‘fashion’ without some street-style elements. Lagerfeld will also treat his readers to a list of hot spots and who doesn’t want to know what he finds hot and where you can spot him? I’m hooked.

And don’t you worry, Choupette will have her part. The fashionable cat was hired as a guest editor and reporter and won’t hesitate to shine her light over the going-ons in the world. Several other contributors will also bring you more exclusive insights into the amazing universe of Karl Lagerfeld.

The newspaper also carries Lagerfeld’s fall campaign picturing model Kati Nescher posing in a mock newsstand stuffed with copies of The Karl Daily.

Check out The Karl Daily and enter the Karl world by visiting his website, Karl.com.

You can also access the full newspaper here.

Don’t forget to like Karl Lagerfeld’s facebookpage for more interesting (& stylish) footage. Because he may share my love for paper, he’s also very aware of the visual world. Being an accomplished photographer and director, he spices up several social media feeds with his classy videos and teasing pictures.

 

PS. Eternal reckless love for the animal who finds me one of those paper Karl Lagerfeld newspapers… I haven’t been able to get my hands on one – yet.

Burberry Prorsum RTW Fall 2014

Nothing delights the inner streetspotter in me more than to see a creatively dressed, misunderstood artist wandering down the street or palavering in a colourful bar. Imagine my excitement when the first images of the Burberry Prorsum RTW fall line for men hit my little laptop screen. A catwalk filled with the gorgeous reincarnations of early 20th century British painters.

According to the designer, Christopher Bailey, who is also the brand’s chief creative officer and chief executive-designate, the line was inspired by artists such as Lucian Freud, Ben Nicholson, Christopher Wood and Duncan Grant.

“Painters on a journey, romantic painters with a masculine point of view, and the artists’ efforts at self-expression.”

For the full slideshow you can click the link below:

Slideshow Burberry Prorsum Fall 2014 Men

Long patterned scarves, classic coats with a twist, chunky sweaters and silk shirts dominated the intriguing look. But also, attention to detail must be given. Not only is it hard to overlook the big leather and suede bags the models carried around,but also the city street map and floral prints that were used to create the fabric’s patterns are quite interesting and amusing. I am glad to see it come back as a theme in the fall line for women as well.

The Burberry Prorsum fall line for women is also all about texture, but had more of a “Downton Abbey” vibe to it. And again attention to detail was payed. The whole line is a patchwork of all kinds of fabric and unusual patterns in odd, but fascinating combinations:

Horse blanket jacquard coats with contrasting geometric patterns, all woven in Scotland; jackets with needle punch embroidery; chunky ribbed knits fashioned into bombers, and voluminous fox-fur sleeves on shearling jackets.” – wwd.com

Again the quirky designs complete the collection. T-shirts, blouses and coats with local landmarks and citymaps printed on them, keep the look light and fresh. While the creative and playful use of textiles and colours keeps it interesting and gives the whole collection a bit of an edge.

To see the full collection, watch the link to the WWD slideshow below:

Slideshow Burberry Prorsum Fall 2014 Women

 

Source : http://www.wwd.com

 

NEW LOOK SS14

Dia1Yesterday I attended the New Look  Spring/Summer Press Day in Brussels.  Even if I’m not so into New look. I had a smile on my face. I have to say that I was surprised of the new collection.  I liked this summer vibe. I saw  pretty pastels, mid length skirts, polka dots, lace, oversized florals, statement necklaces…

I know I’ll be dropping by at New Look this summer. What about you girls?

Here below are some of my favorite pieces.

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Neon Bloom 5

Tomorrows Yesterday 7

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Sebastian Errazuris shows us shoes, sex and stories

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Artists usually draw inspiration from personal experience, but only once in a while it’s reflected this explicit in their work.

Chilean-born, New York-based designer Sebastian Errazuris started using his muses as inspiration for unique shoe sculptures, resulting in a fascinating collection of sexy footwear. With ‘12 shoes for 12 lovers’ he created shoes based on relationships with former lovers. Every shoe a candid reflection of the muse’s character traits and idiosyncrasies.

Every image is accompanied by a photo of the shoe as well as the girl that inspired it, together with a short explicit story that gives insight into the artist’s flirtations and sexual escapades.

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The sketches that went into the design and architecture of the shoes are easily equally impressive.

All images courtesy of Sebastian Errazuriz.

For more details and photographs go to ’12 shoes for 12 lovers’.

’12 shoes for 12 shoes’ will exhibit at melissa pop-up shop, miami from december 6th, 2013 to january 6th, 2014 for design miami/.

source: Designboom

DKNY pre-fall 2014

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With DKNY turning 25, we can still see the urban approach of Donna Karan. I’m a huge fan of the sporty-chic shapes of this new collection. They also throw a question “ pizza or caviar?” on a shirt. It represents the choice between contemporary-priced DKNY or the designer label Donna Karan. Here below you can see my favorite looks:

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Bicycles are going couture

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For all the environmental-friendly and economic “fashionistas” something you certainly can be happy about. I have to be honest I never liked biking (hate it actually) but after seeing these:

Dolce and Gabbana

Dolce and Gabbana

Fendi

Fendi

Hermes

Hermes

and considering the following advantages:

1. It’s the chicest way to get around the city.
2. Fantastic exercise for burning calories and getting a good looking ass
3. Relieving the stress and feeling free
4. Sometimes it’s the fastest way to get somewhere

 I definitely want one!!! Are you convinced?

PS. Don’t forget to lock your precious bike!

Price: 8000 to 28000 euros, but if you don’t want so spent so much money you can still customize your own bike!

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Isabella Blow : Fashion Galore

In London, the Somerset House pays tribute to the late Isabella Blow (19 November 1958 – 7 May 2007). The exhibition “Fashion Galore” remembers the ever fabulous and fashionable magazine editor, stylist and muse of many talents (such as Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy). A woman who succeeded in establishing herself in the international fashion and art world.

The Somerset House lets you take a look into Blow’s private collection of dresses, hats and accessories.  The exhibition also features personal belongings and footage and fragments of her work. Like entering a walk-in closet that tells a story.

The duo (red. Curators Alistair O’Neill and Shonagh Marshall) also approached Blow’s husband, Detmar Blow, to obtain more personal items for the show. Her Rolodex with entries written in pink ink using her Waterman pen, stubs of her signature Chanel Rouge Coromandel lipstick, old business cards, self portraits drawn on napkins, and her false lashes are displayed, giving insight into her idiosyncrasies.” – Samantha Tse, Blouinartinfo.com

The exhibition showcases over a hundred pieces from her collection, which is thought to be “one of the most important private collections of late 20th Century/early 21st Century British fashion design”. A value that is based on and fueled by the many designer talents she discovered and launched, such as Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy, Hussein Chalayan and Julien Macdonald. For example, one of the more illustrious pieces in the collection is the 1992 graduate collection from Central Saint Martins, which she bought  in its entirety for £5,ooo, paying it off in £100 installments each week.

The curators really tried their best to make the exhibition display a lived life. Isabella’s clothes were not restored to appear as new. They want to show every tear, every missing bead, even lipstick stains, so as to preserve their stories.

We wanted to be able to say this is an amazing beaded McQueen jacket, yet it’s got rips and tears where she got it caught in car doors or when people treaded on it. It’s all a part of the story and I think that we need to be able to think about surviving the dress in this way now because those traces are actually quite important.” – Alistair O’Neill, Blouinartinfo.com

“Fashion Galore” promises to be a true an detailed reflexion of a controversial woman with a defiant and unapologetic artistic vision. A woman that let herself be intrigued by unconventional beauty and experimental artforms, combined with a gift for recognizing talent, which makes her a major influencer and icon of fashion history and fashion today.

“Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore”, 20 November 2013 – 2 March 2014, @ Somerset House, London 

 

A Shaded View on Fashion Film (ASVOFF6) is coming to Antwerp!

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Fashion critic, photographer, designer, filmmaker,journalist and part of the first generation of bloggers… let me present you Diane Pernet, an American based in Paris. While contributing to some of the most highly-acclaimed fashion magazines and pioneering online media, Pernet launched ASVOFF in 2008. It’s a festival of short films and videos from around the world exploring themes of fashion, beauty and style. ASVOFF starts in Paris but goes around the world.

It’s the first time that the event is coming to Antwerp. The sixth edition of ASVOFF will take place on 15th and 16th of october, after the première at the Centre Pompidou during Paris fashion week.
It will be showed in the AMUZ  situated in and around the 17th century baroque St. Augustine Church, located in the centre of Antwerp.

ASVOFF6 ANTWERP is organized in collaboration with MoMu – Fashion Museum

“We all wear clothes, we all go to movies. I want people outside of fashion to watch these films. You don’t have to be a fashion person to enjoy a good fashion film”

When?
Wednesday, October 16 from 19 – 23 pm (free entrance but reservation is required)
Tel: +32 3470 27 70 – asvoff@momu.be.

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WECANDANCE

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Hi my dear animals,

So yeah it’s summer that means that there are a lot of awesome festivals, the most of them just ended but I have some great news for those who still want to spend their energy on one:

WE CAN DANCE SAT 10 and SUN 11 august @ Zeebrugge Beach

You don’t know what it is ? Well dont blame yourselve, it’s a new festival concept organised by the owners of Kitsch Club, Club 69 & Magic. They had the idea to bring the Burning man (see previous article) and the Coachella vibe back. So all those  boho chic party animals who love to get wild on electronic music get your asses at this amazing festival.

Well like the coachella vibe is hanging around you obviously need to come with that calfiornian bohemian look, let the hippie in you out and get those long dresses and those flower print shirts out! Thats actually the dresscode. No inspiration? Get some tips here below.

No ticket yet ? Here.

I hope i will see you at this electronic beach festival.

Peace and love

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