Chanel Haute Couture Translations

It is wrong to say you hate Chanel, or an article of Chanel clothing, or Karl Lagerfeld. It is much like cursing in church. Sure, you could absolutely go for it, but technically your soul will burn in Hell for the rest of eternity. Therefore, I refuse to say I didn’t like the Chanel Fall 2011 Haute Couture show … I just refuse.

Welcome to the world of couture, walking artwork telling us the story of Coco Chanel. Let’s just say if someone were to hand me a look from the show, I would rip off my clothing Clark Kent style, throw it on, and probably twirl around in sheer ecstasy for hours.

Even though these looks are highly unobtainable to the average Josephine (yours truly), there are definitely some trends that one could rock in order to praise the church of Chanel.

1. Who had LA Lights sneakers when you were a kid, because I sure did, and I loved them to pieces. Heinously ugly, but I love a simple thing like a sneaker with an eclectic attribute. So I clearly am a huge fan of the light up heels and boots at the end of this show. It was such a futuristic, “here I am moment.” Heels that light up are now on the top of my Varuca Salt, “But DADDY I WANT IT NOW,” list.

2. The lace over the models eyes made me want to run to JoAnn’s Fabrics and snatch up some gothic-inspired lace and drape my face in it. How delicate but really edgy all at the same time. You may think I joke about running to JoAnn Fabrics, but this haute couture form of accessorizing can be very affordable.

3. Lagerfeld wears badass fingerless leather gloves that I have been obsessed with for years. And in this show almost every look had a pair of fingerless gloves that went all the way up to the elbow or beyond. Some were leather, some were lace. Either way, I will be investing in a pair for the fall … and I probably won’t take them off … ever.

Can you tell I’m obsessed with Karl Lagerfeld? Yes it is Chanel, and it is Paris, and he had this show at like 10 p.m. Paris time which is so unheard of, and it is Karl Lagerfeld, and it is haute couture.

Shows like these are meant for the ideas flowing down the runway to be adopted, so translate and make them your own!

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