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Threads for Her: Latest from Chanel

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The newest face of Chanel, Cara Delevingne, along with model Kendell Jenner, started off the latest Chanel fashion show for the A/W 2014/2015 collection. Karl Lagerfeld probably doesn’t even know what the inside of a supermarket looks like, but that didn’t stop him from creating a Chanel shopping isle setting for his A/W 2014/2015 show. He compares the show to Andy Warhol and Art Pop, adding that humor is needed for fashion. Lagerfeld included elements of Mademoiselle Chanel herself, such as doormats stamped with Mademoiselle Privé, which was on her studio door.

The Collection:

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We are always excited for what else Karl can bring…

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Fendi Mens Autumn 2014 collection

FENDI
Weapon of C H O I C E
Mens Wear
Classy and Classic Are always Words to describe Fendi with the companies signature looks and styles.
Recently they have launched their 2014/15 Mens Autumn Collection to the runways in Rome. I got their news letter and now I’m going to show you all.
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THE COLLECTION:

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KARLS LATEST
FILMING NOW:

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Mr. Lagerfeld who also not only runs Chanel ,but Fendi as well is releasing a new style video for Fendi’s AW 14/15 release. Called Pure, Brutal, Glamour!
Set to show Fendi’s newest lines as well as the work put into them! So stay tuned for that!
TINIE TEMPAH
The UK rapper was spotted showing off a new Fendi AW 14/15 Jacket shown on the Runways recently.

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What do you all think of the new mens line from Fendi this season? Let me know
COMING ,S O O N
THREADS FOR HER
CHANEL 2015 collection.

Fashion is Art

“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

1. Yves Saint Laurent and Piet Mondrian:

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During the 20th century, Dutch artist Piet Mondrian became a major influence to fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. Laurent designed the Mondrian Collection, featuring dresses based from the designs and paintings of Mondrian. In 1965, the collection was featured on the front cover of French Vogue. Mondrian’s paintings, called “Compositions,” were composed of straight, forceful lines along with the colors blue, black, white, red and yellow. These abstract paintings were transformed into famous shift dresses that are sophisticated, simple and chic. The Mondrian Collection helped Yves Saint Laurent lead the fashion trends for the 20th century.

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2. Gianni Versace and Andy Warhol:

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Gianni Versace was able to capture the eccentric and colorful works of Andy Warhol in the 1991 evening gown design featuring Warhol’s famous Marilyn Monroe and James Dean paintings. Versace, being fascinated with celebrity significance, turned the paintings into wearable designs. Both Versace and Warhol are known for their flamboyant designs and colorful palettes. Versace’s designs matched well with the early 1990s style of fashion. Versace designed both tight skirts and long dresses with Warhol’s designs. The wacky and zesty Versace fashion pieces helped both the fashion house and Andy Warhol expand their names.

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3. Louis Vuitton and Takashi Murakami

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One of the best known fashion and art collaborations is between Japanese artist Takashi Murakmi and fashion house Louis Vuitton. The collaboration started in the early 2000s with the then Louis Vuttion creative director Marc Jacobs. The first creations were monogram bags. Murakmi is known for his exhibition “Superflat.” Famous names such as the Juicy brand, Kayne West, and Paris Hilton have been seen with the designs. The collaboration definitely made a statement for both Murakmi and Louis Vuitton. This evolution of art and fashion brought Louis Vuitton into a new and creative generation.

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4. Rodarte and Vincent Van Gogh

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The Spring 2012 collection from Rodarte is obviously inspired by artist Vincent Van Gogh. The dresses and collection were like a copy of the painter’s famous works. Famous celebrities like Taylor Swift, Solange Knowles, and Dakota Fanning were in attendance for the revealing of the collection. Van Gogh’s painting, including the well-known “Starry Night,” were transformed into fashion pieces. Rodarte brought modern trends, like cut-outs, and Van Gogh’s colored and swirling prints, into the style of the 21st century.

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5. Chanel and Zaha Hadid

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Chanel is known for extravagant and fantastic endeavors, including a traveling pavilion gallery. In 2008, the Chanel Mobile Art Pavilion, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, traveled to Tokyo, Hong Kong, New York City, and Paris. The pavilion was made of mostly steel but also aluminum extrusions and plastics. The structure was elegant, exquisite and versatile. Karl Lagerfeld wanted to celebrate the Matelasse bag along with contemporary art. The Pavilion was presented in a futuristic way by Beaux-Arts magazine’s director Fabrice Bousteau. It was donated to the Arab World Institute in 2011. The glamorous Pavilion brought attention to the art and architectural world in relation with the fashion industry, done by the utmost amazing Chanel brand.

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Threads: Skin Care for Men

Condition Your Skin:

Women seem to have a ton of products in order to keep their faces healthy and smooth. Men, on the other hand, are rather limited in the skin care and beauty area. In order to maintain healthy skin, you need to protect it and keep it clean. With the right care, anyone can have wonderful skin.

Aftershave:

The majority of men shave. With shaving, unpleasant factors can occur like bumps and razor burn. Aftershave becomes a must for men who shave. Certain aftershaves can give off harsh feelings and strong smells, so it is important to find the right kind to fit you and your skin.

Clinique Post Shave:

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$19.50 HERE
-Worth every penny!

Face Wash/Acne Prevention:

Whether it’s sweating, age, or stress, acne can happen to anyone at anytime or age. While breaking out isn’t fun and can put a damper on important events, it seems inevitable. There are plenty of easy acne prevention and face wash cares out there for both men and women. With proper daily care, acne can be tolerated and even prevented.

Evolution Man Face Wash:
Ranked Top Skin Buff  for 2014!

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$22 HERE
Tools of the Trade:

The difference between a clean and smooth face and a stubbly one is the result of a razor.
The razor the difference between a clean face and a stubbly one. Most people have difference preferences I prefer electric I’m a product of the modern ages. So with that being said I will now show you my all time favorite electric razor. Best thing in the world if your waking up late or rushing to catch a meeting!
Braun Series 7

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$290HERE
Deodorant
Two things happen to everyone woman and men we sweat and what happens when we sweat with out protection we tend to not smell like roses. So with that deodorant is important for daily use. You should always get a brand with the longevity to get you throughout your day comfortably no matter what your doing. Smell wise it’s all in your preference I enjoy the name brands I’m used too as well as the luxury and longevity. Here are my favorites

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CHANEL$38HERE
VERSACE$24HERE
CK $16HERE
GUCCI$27HERE

Modern Day Chanel: Karl Lagerfeld

“Personality begins where comparison ends.” – Karl Lagerfeld

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The Head Designer for the House of Chanel is a very talented individual who also manages Fendi along with three other independent companies. Karl Lagerfeld started in the fashion industry at a very young age and from there has made his name extremely well known. He has been with Fendi since 1965 as well as running Chanel since 1983. His name is known worldwide. Lagerfeld mixes in with celebrities names such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Lily Allen. His talents include fashion design and management, is an author as well as a film director. He wears signature black sunglasses and is usually found wearing a head-to-toe black wardrobe. He lives a well and luxurious life and works hard for what he wants, such as his incredible weight loss. Being the sage behind such an iconic name brand as Chanel, Lagerfeld is known for several controversies and is obviously not afraid to speak his mind, an example being his comments on Adele and his plan of marrying his cat. No matter where his designs, ideas, and schemes lead to next, Karl Lagerfeld will definitely be a name to remember in the fashion industry.

Credit: Karl Lagerfeld

“Eau de Chanel”

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Coco Chanel:
Founded in the early 1900s, a young orphan girl who was abandoned by her father set out to make a different in a world dominated by the male gender. With woman being dressed in tight corsets, long peasant dresses, and big hats. Gabrielle Bonhuer Chanel wanted to be remembered in an era where only few woman had made a difference. She decided to open a small shop in 1921 in a little French district, usually only getting business from working girls. She never gave up and with the help of her then husband, she traveled the neighboring countries setting out to find the new age of clothing. And thus began Chanel…

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Bleu de Chanel:

“Eau de Chanel” is a French term commonly used by the legendary french couturière herself Coco Chanel describing her perfume
No.5. Since the Early 1920s, No.5 has been taking the world by storm and soon became the best selling top of the line perfume of the century. The newest product out of the House of Chanel is “Bleu de Chanel” a new cologne the brother to the luxurious No.5. Being only a few years old, Bleu de Chanel is already a best seller and in the top 5 for male fragrances. Like everything Chanel has put on the table, this cologne is soon to be iconic like No.5. “Chanel the Enternal.”

PERSONAL OPINION:
In my opinion anything that can last almost 100 years and still be claimed iconic is worth checking into. Chanel has immortalized herself not only in her clothing that started a new era, but her iconic No.5 perfume. Bleu de Chanel has been and will forever be my favorite cologne it is timeless and can be worn on any occasion.

Credits by: Chanel