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Things are looking Elizabethan @ Chanel Pre-Fall 2013

tumblr_m3isdb2Ogy1r83bi3o1_1280Talk about timeless fashion!  The iconic Queen’s distinguished taste is proving to be all the rage for Pre-Fall 2013, as Mr. Lagerfeld sent some lavished ladies down the runway at the Chanel with runway show.  Here’s some undeiably Elizabethan inspired looks we’re digging!  You into it?

Chanel Pre-Fall 2013

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Elizabethan Man, Chanel Pre-Fall 2013

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leathered goods

Oooh, leather.  The durable, sumptuous material that comes straight off the cattle’s back.  Leather has to be one of the most intimidating, luxurious materials in existence and the fact that it’s natural only adds to its cool factor (at least we think so!)  When a gal chooses to dress herself in the indulgent stuff, she clearly ain’t no wallflower.  In fact, she may just be looking for a little bit of trouble, at least that’s the message she’s  hinting at, weather she knows it or not!

Here’s a rundown of the leather infused collections from Spring/Summer 2013.  Our favs are ICB, Proenza Schouler, Sportmax, and Mugler!

Erin Featherston, Spring 2013

Derek Lam, Spring 2013

Jason Wu, Spring 2013

Nicole Miller, Spring 2013

ICB, Spring 2013

Proenza Schouler, Spring 2013

DKNY, Spring 2013

Mulberry, Spring 2013

Sportmax, Spring 2013

Fendi, Spring 2013

Trussardi, Spring 2013

Barbara Bui, Spring 2013

Damir Doma, Spring 2013

Mugler, Spring 2013

Loewe, Spring 2013

Chanel, Spring 2013

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The Carpetbagger’s Weekly Case Studies

Taylor Schilling in Technicolor embroidered sheath

This dress is awesome!  Its fresh and exciting, not to mention a real work of art!  I see so many sources of inspiration in this beauty and love every last bit of it.  From tropical fish, to scuba inspired, to art nouveau this embroidered sheath aces it!  Taylor did a great job at keeping it simple with laid back hair and makeup.  She’s smart in letting the dress shine all on its own.

Malin Akerman

Just one question: Ho ho anyone??

The delicious Hostess dessert

Mm, not so much Lea Michele.  I think I can (maybe?) see where you were trying to go here, but girl you aimed wrong this time.  Now I am all for sheer black laced ensembles, if done in a flattering and appropriate fashion, but this aint that.  First of all it looks a smidgen too tight for Lea up top, which is a shame cause she clearly really does have a smoking body, but a proper fit is of mucho importante.  Second of all I can’t tell what’s going on with that bra/tank top situation underneath and it’s really distracting!  My eyes go straight to those white straps on her shoulder and ruin any graceful flow this trend should always possess.  My last problem with this dress is the length.  Tea length is workable at times but its tricky and best served on the tall, lanky type.  Not to say that Lea couldn’t potentially pull one off, but without the right fit there’s very little hope to be had.

Camilla Belle in Chanel

Camilla Belle is one of my absolute favorites to watch.  Besides the fact that she makes fun, yet wise fashion choices, she is ridiculously gorgeous.  I mean fucking stunning!  Her styling for this look is superb.  Between the 60’s inspired makeup, poufed hairdo, and subtle accessories, this dress looks like it was made to be worn on Miss Belle.  Ever so ladylike, but not the least bit dowdy, the actress rocks this Chanel dress.

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The Carpetbagger’s Weekly Case Studies

Gwyneth Paltrow in Band of Outsiders and Jimmy Choo

Nothing soo special, but still nice.  Though I gotta hand it to Gywneth for getting getting away with that neckline.  She carries the sexy detail off with class.  Hate the shoes, wish she went with simple black pumps, but ya win some, ya lose some.

Heidi Klum in Versace

Heidi looks super adorable in this Versace mini.  Nicely accessorized with the two-toned heels, and simple jewelry.  But this dress, I’m having my own little love affair… I think it’s the cut outs with gold embellishments that really do it for me.  Versace, why weren’t you this cute when you did a stint at H & M?!

Vanessa Hidgens in Tibi

This color looks beautiful on her skin tone.  Nice and simple, just hope she doesn’t trip!

Elizabeth Olsen in Chanel

So I may have said that toying with the Pilgrim trend has potential to be quirky cool, but good Lord, this sure isn’t the way.  I’m sorry Chanel, I will always love you, but I had no idea you were capable of such doughty disarray!  The only back this coat should be seen on the back of is perhaps that of a middle aged woman of Royal descent, making a an appearance at a boring formal event.  Certainly not a cute young (not to mention gorgeous) actress who could do so much better.  And while the long navy skirt peeking out looks as if it could have been snatched from a wicca obsessed 90’s high schooler, the navy pointed (velour?) shoes may as well be from decade old collection by Neutralizer.  Better luck next time, Elizabeth.

Mena Suvari in Ramona Keveza

Oy, Mena!  Noooo!  All you’ve managed to do here is show us what you would look like dressed as a giant cotton ball.  I’m guessing she was trying to get all high fashion on us alla Kate Moss in Louis Vuitton, Spring 2012…

But the girl failed tremendously.  Not to put down her totally adorbs 5’4 frame, but such a dress as this shouldn’t even be considered unless you’re a freakishly tall girl who can wear anything and get away with it.  And the bow tie shoes only enhance the ugh factor.  Props for trying, but sorry honey, this is a disaster.

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Street Chic

Chic in Stripes and Leather

Ashley Tisdale rocking the iconic French look

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1988, Represent!

To kick things off, I thought I’d start by giving a shout out to some rad advertisements from Autumn/Winter 1988, the fine year I entered the world.



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