Be still my tartan and fair isle heart! Karl Lagerfeld's pre-Fall 2013 collection for Chanel was outstanding, it is hands down still my favorite couture collection. Very wearable but with interesting twists. I'm a Lindsay with ties to Clan Lindsay, so maybe I'm genetically programmed to love this look, but really, can you blame me? The layers of knit and wool fabrics are winter perfect. And all those details...swoon! May I please have that ruff? And that orange scarf
A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. -- Coco Chanel
Chanel has been a frequent source of inspiration. In my college days, it was the suit fabrics I loved. I'd go to the couture stores, study the fabrics and then try to replicate them on my loom. But these days, I study the knitwear and beadwork.
This collection is ultimately urban and yet very wearable. Get ready to flash your knees, ladies. Forget tights and pull out your most handsome hand knit knee socks. Or knit a boot topper to wear with your knee high skirt. I love the modified ponchos that look a bit like a sweater tossed over the shoulders. The look is carried further with scarfs that look like sleeves. And all those fingerless gloves. Yeah! Take some of that knitwear and add a few well placed grommets. Throw on a few chunky pearl ropes and you are ready to head out the door. Lagerfeld hit it out of the ballpark.
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