Last Night's Parties: Karl Lagerfeld & Cara Delevingne Step Out For The Melissa + Karl Collaboration Dinner!
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
As a giant globe gently rotated beneath the dome of the Grand Palais, Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel army marched on to world domination to the sound track of Daft Punk’s “Around the World”—and his ideas moved as fast and furious as they did. From their colored mink cloche hats cut like Louise Brooks bangs to their second-skin thigh-high boots garlanded with heavy metal hardware, they were moving billboards for Lagerfeld’s passion for emphatic lines, sophisticated embellishment, and his relentlessly fertile imagination. Lest we forget, Lagerfeld first showed those boots, a trend of the season, in his Chanel Spring haute couture show, and the predominant silhouette revolved around them—a short, full skating skirt, with an hourglass- or boule-shaped jacket or sweater above it. Even the dashing midi-length redingotes that opened the show had panels cut out in front to frame the leg—and the brace of full-length evening dresses were made from black organza that veiled but revealed the micro-dresses beneath.
Velvets and woolens in a moody palette of stormy grays and petrol blues dashed with sunset pinks were sparkled with subtle dustings of glitter, or decorated with strips of patent in place of the signature Chanel braids. Tweeds had an artisanal, hand-woven feel, and the embroideries were similarly crafty—with three-dimensional layers of crochet flowers or spiky textural abstractions that seemed to have been embroidered from dressmaker pins.
A trio of sweater dresses, meanwhile, were skinny and mid-calf length, worked with random colored geometric motifs that evoked the work of the eighties Memphis designers of whom Lagerfeld was such a great champion, whilst marled autumnal knits had (to the modern eye) a flavor or early Missoni—although, Mademoiselle Chanel herself forged these techniques in the 1920s. A pair of jeans patched with flowery explosions embroidered in those same wools were a standout.
That globe reappeared as an adorable hard-leather swing purse—other stylish innovations included the classic quilted bag transformed into a clutch with a band to slot your hand through, or hooked into a horizontal U-shaped rod of tarnished steel. That dulled metal served the necklaces too—loops and loops of thick chain with a punk vibe replacing the house’s signature pearls.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
If there's one thing we know for certain, it's that there will be no rest for the fashion set this month. Fresh off the heels of the couture shows, Mercedes-Benz Stockholm Fashion Week kicked off its Autumn/Winter 2013 season in Sweden yesterday. Not to be outdone by Paris attendees, show-goers in Stockholm are putting their best fashion foot forward, already impressing us with some stellar street style looks. And that's just day one! Click through to see the best dressed guests from the streets of Stockholm so far.
Grapina necklace from our ready to wear for the Feb fashion week! Wear it long or short.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Every girl needs a night out to let her hair down – so to speak - and let loose with her closest group of friends. Whether you are making an appearance at the hottest nightclub or out for a quite night of cocktails - the perfect wardrobe is a must.
While blue jeans are considered a “traditional” type of denim, brightly colored jeans are becoming a fashion mainstay! Just make sure you don’t over-do your outfit by wearing something flashy on top. Try to keep it simple like wearing a black blazer with a beige camisole underneath.
Pulling the outfit all together, add Alzerina’s Miami necklace. Accessorizing a wardrobe with a necklace can be difficult to most. Nearly all of the confusion lies between two questions: What necklace length is compatible with the cut of the shirt? Should the necklace go with the color scheme of my outfit? Overall, the problem is, the wrong necklace choice can ruin the outfit.
Alzerina’s Miami necklace is the perfect addition to this week’s wardrobe, adding elegance and depth to the outfit.
Now, go out and enjoy that stress-free girl’s night out.
Monday, January 21, 2013
As you all may know, the fashion industry is ALWAYS changing. What is considered “in” this week is most likely considered “out” the next. Keeping up with the latest trends often takes a toll on most of our wallets. Luckily for you, Alzerina & her team are here to provide you with outfits and accessories that will never go out of style.
The options are endless when dressing for a cocktail party.
What’s a cocktail party without a fabulous dress? This Red Marilyn Pleated Halter Cocktail Dress is perfect for those occasions when classy, alluring, and elegant attire is desired.
But remember, an outfit is nothing without the perfect accessories!
Perfect harmony is reached when matching the fashion with the accessory. You want to find an accessory that will compliment your outfit, not take away from it. Because this cocktail dress is simpler than most, you want to wear a piece of jewelry that spices things up. Alzerina’s chandelier style earrings are a perfect combination of elegance and glamour. Made of Swarovski crystals, Alzerina’s earrings surpass all others in quality. While wearing these earrings, you can be assured that you’ll light up the room.
Now go out and enjoy your cocktail party looking more fabulous than ever!
Alzerina & her team