Chanel in Dallas, Perfect Ski Outfits, Costco Steals on Tailor Made with Brian Rodda

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Chanel Metiers d’Art Traveling Fashion Show

Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld drew inspiration from the American West for his annual Metiers d’Art traveling fashion show, held Tuesday night in Dallas.

Chanel turned one of the halls at Fair Park, Dallas’ Art Deco exhibition venue, into a barn for the night, complete with a hay-scattered runway. Models in Western-style hats and boots wore outfits adorned with fringe, leather and feathers. The final model was dressed in an all-white ensemble that included fringed pants and a floor-grazing feather headdress.

Lagerfeld said after the show, here featured with Lynn Wyatt that he was inspired by “the idea of the old Texas, even before the Civil War.” He noted that his cowboys were “not typical cowboys, they are transposed, very sophisticated.”

Many of the outfits included Native American-inspired prints, with most of the models wearing a single feather in their hair. Denim also made frequent appearances on the runway.

For more than a decade, Lagerfeld has picked a city linked to the fashion house for the theme of the show staged each December to highlight the work of its artisans.

Other cities that have served as inspiration for the Metiers d’Art show include Tokyo, New York, London, Shanghai and Edinburgh, Scotland.

Luminaries in attendance included: Lily Collins, Dakota Fanning, and the new FACE of Chanel, Kristen Stewart

This isn’t just fashion news, it’s fashion history! When Chanel re-opened her house after the World War 2 she was embraced by the Americans and Lagerfeld pays a big homage here. Proving, you must always think outside the box and find inspiration anywhere!

Ski Outfits

Well, if you’re looking for inspiration for your ski outfits, we’ve got ‘em. With the holiday vacation season just on the horizon, the larger task as to what to pack remains unsolved. Those heading out on a ski trip, forget about just taking a snowsuit and a pair of all-weather boots. Here, we present 3 looks from Vogue for distinctly different destinations:

Beaver Creek

No snowy vacation is complete without a great aprés-ski wardrobe. For drinks by the fire in Colorado, opt for a cozy winter-white pairing.

(1) Alpha Industries Darla parka, $175; (2) Altuzarra Waverley wool sweater, $1,009; (3) Moncler skinny stirrup ski trousers, $385; (4) Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia Hydrating Body Mist, $35; (5) Sole Struck ski boots, $245;


If you’re a zealous snowboarder, you’re probably heading to Whistler. Highlight your sporty side with fun and utilitarian accessories.

(1) Au Jour Le Jour dress, $650; (2) Superdry polar puffer jacket, $125; (3) Gordini Gasp goggles, $100; For information: (4) Bern Berkeley helmet, $110; (5) Super HotHands hand and body warmers, $38 for 40;

Jackson Hole Wyoming

Connect with nature in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; bundle up in heavy textures while taking in the pastoral view.

(1) The Elder Statesman Pretty blanket, $3,360; (2) Wild Finnish Fur hat, $383; (3) Nina Ricci plaid Harris tweed blazer, $1,865; (4) Salvatore Ferragamo two-tone nappa leather gloves, $463; (5) Ugg Cottrell boot, $250;

Costco Deals

Perhaps you can find a good deal on all of your ski gear at Costco!

The Wholesale GIANT has has Prada leather handbags, blinged-out Chanel watches, celebrity hairstylist Serge Normant shampoo and and more. Who knew Costco carried all this designer swag along with affordable bulk goods?

If you don’t believe us, check out these 5 unexpected finds:

Sisley Paris Sisleÿa Global Anti-Aging Day and Night Cream $289.99,

Miu Miu Top Handle Tote Bag Member only item,

Hunter Ladies’ Original Tall Rain Boots Member only item

Black Tahitian Cultured Pearl Strand $2,999.99,

Remington Laser Hair Removal Remington i-Light Pro Premier Intense Pulsed Light Hair Removal System $197.99

The Color Purple Make Up

Well, after you’ve trimmed a few hairs and put on all of that great Sisley Moisturizer from Costco, you might want to check out the Color Purple?!

We’d been digging the fuchsia-purple hue, officially known as Radiant Orchid, long before it was announced as Pantone’s color of 2014. Taking a cue from celebrities like: Lupita Nyongo, Scarlett Johannson, Selena Gomez


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