Paris Fashion Week: Chanel, Trainers & A Supermarket

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And the winner of the strangest backdrop for a runway show goes to … drum roll, please … Chanel.  The iconic brand displayed its fall runway collection last week in a faux supermarket erected at the Grand Palais.  A strange setting for a runway show?  Perhaps not.  Lagerfeld’s obsession with the modern and even mundane (note the low top and lace up trainers in every look) translated into a fall collection with a nod to modern consumerism that was at home among aisles replete with Chanel branded pasta, canned goods and even home cleaning products.  Such a setting was a fitting juxtaposition for the high fashion design house and Lagerfeld’s amalgamtation of 90s grunge, 80s decadence, 70s glam, 60s mod and, of course, classic Chanel tweeds.  Apparently, show goers were treated to complimentary produce and other goodies on their way out, including gummi bears shaped like Chanel No. 5 bottles!

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Images via Fashionista

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Style Stalking: Peony Lim

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No stranger to the camera, Peony Lim’s polished and uniquely feminine style has garnered a fair share of well-deserved street style lens attention–I mean, gorgeous clothes AND beautiful cityscapes are a winning combo if I ever saw one.  If you haven’t checked out her blog, do so–it’s filled with amazing places, beautiful photography and, of course, great fashion.  This girl’s closet is INSANE.

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*Images via Peony Lim / Fashion Telegraph / Fashionista / Vanessa Jackman

Paris Fashion Week: Street Style Faves

Leigh Lezark rocks a punchy yellow suit.

Nautical chic in shades of blue and gold. 

Vibrant fuchsia pairs elegantly with a green painterly print.

Elisa Nalin adds her signature dose of color with some amazing footwear.

A pretty printed maxi is elevated with sky-high yellow pumps.

White denim is winter appropriate with a flashy striped fur.  

A belted jacket and full skirt is elegant and demure. 

A pretty peplum.

Elisa Nalin in green and blue and, as per usual, another pair of amazing footwear.

An open back on Stephanie LaCava.

Images from Harper’s Bazaar via Mr. Newton.