By Zaid Taji Farouki

Tag: Chanel

Once Upon A Time

“Once Upon A Time” is a short 13 minute film created by Karl Lagerfeld which tells the story about Coco Chanel’s start and her inspirations. Although the short film was shown in May I just came across it today and I couldn’t help but watch it a few times before posting it here. In the film there are a few shots that inspire me as well and I have screenshot these moments below. The long neck-collar of the man in his car, the long boots on men, the obscene amount of pearls that can be worn by a woman without looking ridiculous, and the use of unusual material at the time to create custom made clothing.

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Chanel Cruise 2014 – Singapore (Men)

So a few days ago Chanel previewed the 2014 cruise collection I spoke about the women’s clothes in the collection. The post can be read here (Chanel- Women Cruise 2014). Looking at the men’s collection, all I wish for is for Chanel to start selling men’s clothes. I believe the Chanel jacket looks impeccable on men.

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Pictures taken by Yoshi Okamoto

Chanel Cruise 2014 – Singapore

Yesterday Karl Lagerfeld previewed the Chanel cruise collection in Singapore. The women’s’ clothing was impeccable as always! I will later post the men’s clothes. I wish Chanel would just start a ready-to-wear line for men.

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Pictures taken by Yoshi Okamoto

Daily Obsessions

The other day I saw a Chanel jumbo bag and it was the first time I see the classic bag in all black. It looks amazing and so different from the Jumbo caviar bag in gold or silver hardware. Is it crazy if I tell you that I like it more than the classic because you don’t see many people carrying it.

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Daily Obsessions

I came across these necklaces by Chanel and they are to die for. But by far my most favorite is the pink necklace. Take a look at my favorite pieces:

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Graduation Gifts

I know I have been flooding my blog with graduation gift ideas, but this is the topic that everyone around me has been discussing. So yesterday a friend of mine called me saying that her parents want to get her a watch as a graduation present. She wants it to be classic but she also loves the ceramic with gold look. After so much search, the final options were a Chanel and a Chopard watch.

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Chanel – Fall 2013

There is so much happening in Paris in the next two days. Chanel, Valentino, Alexander McQueen, and Hermes are showing their collections today. While Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, and Elie Saab are showing their collections tomorrow.

Below you will find my favorite looks from Chanel’s collection. I will soon add another post about the bags, shoes, and detailing from this collection. Enjoy the collection:

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Photos were taken by Yannis Vlamos/ in digital/gorunway

Chanel – Couture Spring 2013

I am just speechless, I loved every bit of the Chanel Couture runway show. I specially loved the venue, it somehow allows me to be transported to a different dimension where dreams come true. Take a look at my favorite pieces from the show:

PS to reduce page clutter I am going to make a slideshow. So in order to see the pieces just click left and right on the slideshow to see the entire collection.

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All the pictures were taken by Marcus Tondo

CHANEL N°5- Marilyn Monroe

Sometimes the business and entrepreneurial side of my personality appears and I cannot but admire a successful business venture or endorsement that helps elevate the brand.  If not the most iconic, then one of the most iconic women endorses Chanel. With her famous reply to the question “What do you wear to bed?” Marilyn responded, “CHANEL N°5.” Marilyn created a large buzz about it. Enjoy the video!