Chanel’s tribute to Greece as “the origin of beauty and culture”

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I couldn’t have loved a collection more than Chanel’s Cruise 2017-2018. Inspired by ancient Greece, “The Modernity of Antiquity”, as Karl Lagerfield named the collection, portrays the spirit of a Greek Goddess, reimagined. And if Gucci was denied permission, just only a few months ago, to hold their catwalk show in front of the Parthenon in Athens, Karl Lagerfeld brought the Parthenon to the Grand Palais in Paris.

White like the marble, gold like the sun, blue like the aegean sea. These are the true colors of Greece and they make Chanel’s Cruise 2017-2018 palette. Which is another reason why I love this particular collection. In December 2016 my final project in Art and Design in Fashion for the UHMC was named “Greek Goddess”.  And this is how I  imagined her modern version… With drapes, crowns and everything. Maybe Karl should have consulted me? After all I studied Greek Culture!

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Please don’t judge my drawing skills,  it was my initiation in fashion design and sketching. I have improved since then 🙂

Anyways, you may watch and admire Chanel’s full collection here:

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It was about time I started spring cleaning my wardrobe! As I have so many things I don’t use or wear and my schedule is quite busy to organize a small bazaar, I thought it would be better to open an online shop. For the time being there’s limited stock, but I will be updating it frequently with new stuff. For now you can find bags, shoes, clothes and accessories from Balenciaga, Juicy Couture, Isabel Marant, Tory Burch and more!

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So please check my shop here: Idol Image  and should you find something that you really like go ahead and order it! If you have questions about an item or need more pictures or details you can email me at: idol@mail.com.
Prices are shown in Bahraini Dinars as the items will be shipped from Bahrain but once you go through the check out with Paypal the currency is changed and reflects the price in US Dollars.
You could also register in the shop, and who knows, a small surprise might be waiting for you just around the corner!

 

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September Obsessions

After spending two months in Greece I’m back with loads of news to share with you and a couple of surprises. But first things first. After all, September is the month of pulling yourself together, getting back to your routine, and planning for the months ahead. In my world, it’s the month of obsessions, it’s when I crave for changes and when I scan all fashion trends in order to make my winter wish-list.

Obsession #1 – Hair Color

All of you who follow me on Instagram (idolimages) you probably already know that I changed my hair a bit into a lovely rose gold color.

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I would be willing to try silver too but I’m so obsessed with the rose-gold after I’ve seen it on myself that I guess this shade is here to stay. If you are after a funky change like myself, I suggest you follow Lihn Phan’s @bescene on Instagram for inspiration. If you’re afraid experimenting with the color of your hair I recommend you try Bleach London or Stargazer semi-permanent colors which only last for a few washes. And then who knows? You might fall in love with your new shade and run straight to your hairstylist to make it stay for as long as you wish.

Obsession #2 – Backpack

One of my surprises involves a trip far far away from my home base which I hope I will be v-logging for you. But since I started planning the trip I realized my wardrobe is missing a traveller’s most basic accessory: the backpack. So I searched..
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Moschino backpack available at luisaviaroma.com for $695
Mmm.., “too preppy”…  so I searched..
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Michael Kors studded backpack for $358 at Macy’s.
too many studs… and I searched..
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Chanel graffiti backpack available on eBay for around $15,000
GEE! I ain’t gonna spend this much on a backpack despite its beauty!!!
So I ended up being obsessed with Rebecca Minkoff ‘s Julian, available at Bloomingdales for $395 (or BHD 160). It gives the boho impression I was looking for and it’s not as pricey as others.8723485_fpx.tif
But I don’t know whether to buy the leather or the suede version, which takes us to:

Obsession #3 Suede

And by the way, THE TREND for autumn 2015. Apart from my suede booties I love suede pants and suede bags. Suede may be delicate but I love its texture and slouchiness. And here is my Proenza Schouler PS1 pride. Bought from matchesfashion.com  who btw offer free shipping for a limited time! IMG_2686

Obsession #4 Clogs

Talking about suede, another trend coming from the 70’s is invading our wardrobe this season and it’s amazing in suede: Clogs! You can go with the Gucci horsebit-detailed ones in the picture available from Netaporter for $795 or check the much less expensive options from UGG. Screen Shot 2015-09-20 at 11.35.27 AMMy UGGs were quite a deal at $49,99 ! Yes you read correct. Here are my suede perforated clogs for the season:

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Obsession #5 Perfume

Chanel Coco Noir. Maybe the most expensive of all Chanel’s perfumes (35 ml at about $125) but let me tell you: it’s pure black magic.

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Obsession #6S – I meant iPhone 6S

My tweet at Apple’s last year event was:

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You know, my obsession with rose gold dates back in 2013… or even earlier. When iPhone 6s finally arrives in rose gold, how can I ignore it? 14211-9572-iphone6s-spalsh-l

Obsession #7 Camel Coat 

I know it’s kinda early and with the hot weather here my chances wearing a coat are rather low to zero. Maybe that’s why I haven’t bought one yet even if I have been lusting it for the last two years and believe it to be the ultimate winter wardrobe basic. I can still look for one though, right?
Balenciaga Camel Coat at matchesfashion.com
Balenciaga Camel Coat at matchesfashion.com
So, what are your obsessions for this season?

Shopping Chanel in a Supermarket… (video)

Yes! you read it right. Chanel’s F/W14 runway in a supermarket. Well, it was Grand Palais turned into a supermarket, to be more precise, Karl Lagerfeld’s idea of presenting the new collection. Kinda weird right?
A great oxymoron to me. Cause if Chanel was to be sold in a supermarket, it wouldn’t be Chanel.. On the other hand how many of the ladies wearing Chanel (even those carrying a handbag) would actually visit the supermarket in their precious outfits? Very few, if none including myself, I suppose (now that I’m giving it a second thought, I think my auntie Evangelie would but she’s an exception)..
Ladies in Chanel don’t go to the supermarket themselves. They ask their personnel to do the grocery shopping. In fact they don’t even ask…
But then again Karl has a different opinion…

Watch the video:

What do you think of Karl Lagerfeld’s idea?

Video from AP. Photo: Reuters.