1.31.2010

The Easter Bunny Just Threw Up. The 2010 Spring Summer CHANEL Collection.




While I am usually singing the praises of CHANEL, I fear their latest 2010 Spring Sumer Couture collection is making me slightly nauseated.

Pearlized pastel confections walked down the runway donning Minnie Mouse-Meets- Bride of Frankenstein hairdos in the latest Haute Couture Collection from CHANEL.




Looking like sugared Easter eggs on parade, the latest gowns and suits from CHANEL are clad in pastel and silver metallics, accessorized with metallic gold and silver fingerless gloves, shimmery tights, iridescent gauze, pearl laden shoes and lots of futuristic versions of their classic suits.




As always, the clothes are beautifully crafted, the detailing impeccably produced, but I fear this particular collection is a bit too sweet for my taste. The pale pinks, peaches, greens, lavendar, baby blues and yellows look like butter mints and it makes me long for the austere black and white that Chanel is often known for.







As you can see above and below, the skirt has become the skort in many of the designs and the classic tweed jackets have taken on metallic buttons and ornate detailing that is similar to fondant.





I do dig the pearl accented metallic boots, though:



and a few of the gown like the one below:


As if having pastel suits and skorts weren't sugary enough, several of the gown and skirts have a frothy meringue effect:






Even the giant bows with their signature camellia in the hair of the models were overkill.



Is that a rotary phone cord?

more:




The Bride and Groom finale:



To see the entire collection visit CHANEL here.

I've sung the praises of CHANEL more often than not:

•From Surf To Snow To Skates & Scooters - THE 2010 CHANEL SPORT COLLECTION

•Lilly Allen & Karl Lagerfeld Introduce The CHANEL COCO COCOON Collection

•The CHANEL Fall 09/10 Haute Couture Collection Debut At the Grand Palais

•Smellavision: New Chanel No.5 Film (quotes, stills, casting and more)

•2008 Chanel Sports Gear For Fashionista Athletes

•The Mobile Chanel Art Exhibit

•CHANEL's New Pavilion in Venice by Zaha Hadid

1.30.2010

Fridays' Fun Finds On Saturday: Vodka, Fire, Champagne & Lips


I didn't do the fun Friday finds this week because I did the wild Adidas Star Wars post. So here are a few fun finds for you today:


True American Spirit: 1860s Is A New Vodka In Awesome Packaging


Yee haw! 1860s is a new distinctly American Vodka that is hand crafted and distilled five times filtered through mesquite charcoal. The 1860's bottle comes wrapped in real leather. Very wild west!



New wall mountable fireplaces from Redwitz.


Veuve Clicquot comes out with the Sakura Cherry Blossom Champagne bucket and bottle sleeve for their Rosé in time for Valentine's Day:



Solange Azagury-Partridge's enamel Lips ring:

and a special edition she'd created for (RED):
C'mon people, it's only a dollar.
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