Trend Report: Global Fashion Roundup

by Nichole

Wear Victoria Beckham’s crown, Christian Louboutin’s bespoke boots, while reminiscing about late fashion icons.

By Nichole Devolites

Photo courtesy of Bonhams

Photo courtesy of Bonhams

Karl Lagerfeld is no stranger to giving his opinion (or his golden touch) to almost anything. On Monday, 400 lucky students at Paris’ Po Sciences University got the chance to listen to a lecture with the icon, as well as ask questions at the end. Check out some of his responses here. Do you think Coco Chanel would have hated where he took the company?

Finnish designer Samu-Jussi Koski was inspired by techno music, so much so that it spawned a new minimalist label called Samuji. Read his impressive interview here.

Tavi Gevinson, child blogger we all want to hate but can’t, is modeling for Cole Haan’s new ad campaign. See her holiday-esque ad here.

Tattoos and piercings in odd places seem to be the trend these days. “Eye jewelry,” however, is one trend I hope goes away. Check out this interview with Fox 5… I have no words…

In a city where politics meets fashion (sometimes), many of us would recognize Jackie Kennedy’s infamous pink Chanel suit, worn on the day of her husband’s assassination, as a symbol of the elegant style she consistently conveyed to the public. Post-assassination, that iconic “symbol” would have taken on a whole other meaning — especially in the “state” it has been in, had it been released for public view. This is the exact thought her mother had when it went into storage at the National Archives — where it has been hidden away since November 23, 1964 — and will remain until 2103. To read more about it, click here.

Another fashion icon we miss dearly — Isabella Blow. See what Daphne Guinness has planned for the late Isabella’s wardrobe, as well as learn a few “fun” facts about Daphne’s “cheetah” hair.

To complement Daphne’s plans for Isabella’s wardrobe? Nick Knight’s pending book. Check out his interview here and learn which haunted location the shoot took place at.

… and while some leave this world, others leave their careers. Ann Demeulemeester announced, in a hand-written note, that she will be leaving fashion. Although she is exiting, the company will be moving on (with her inspiration interwoven of course).

In another part of the world, Dubai was hosting its own debutante gala, called the “London Season Ball” on a private island (Royal Island), to mix eligible men of status with young girls, who are of “marrying age.” Six debutantes, taught at London Season Academy, were presented.

Looking for a debutante-esque up-do? Check out this how-to.gif for a beautiful up-do you can do yourself.

Shopping/Holiday Gifts

Looking for something flashy to wear with your holiday attire? How about Monica Vinader’s rose gold-plated diamond ring. It comes with a reasonable price tag of $295 and you don’t need an excuse, other than the fact that you deserve it.

Still need the outfit first or want to look more festive in the office? L’Wren Scott’s collaboration with Banana Republic will be released December 5th, and it’s beautiful enough that I might just start dressing up for work… at my home office…

Another treat just in time for the holidays? Alexander Wang’s Balenciaga flagship store in Soho. It is the first overhaul to take place out of all the global stores, which will also be receiving this new look soon.

Just like a good little black dress, I love a good, black handbag. Check out some of the most popular, all under $400!

Want something unique for the evening? First came the Snow Globe clutch (which I’m still the proud owner of) and now, the Chroma clutch. With a price tag of $50, it’s definitely worth the purchase to make a one-time statement.

Need some shoes to go with that new handbag? The latest craze is kitty-cat shoes. Katy Perry would be proud… so would the cat-lady next door.

Looking for a one of-a-kind gift for that special lady? Rumor has it that Victoria Beckham’s wedding crown is going on sale on December 5th. It is valued between $29,000 and $40,000.

Want something less flashy but still one-of-a-kind? Check out the (RED) Auction items, curated by Jony Ive and Marc Newson, two star designers helping to raise funds for Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.  My personal favorite? The $20,000 bespoke pair of Christian Louboutin boots.

As if Ashton Kutcher couldn’t have his hands in any more ventures, he went and created another one. Pickwick & Weller makes ethically responsible T-shirts that are perfectly cut. At $28 a piece, they are an affordable and classic gift for both sexes.

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