For all the Chanel lovers out there, recently, Chanel’s Fall 2015 show was presented in Paris. And of course, Karl Lagerfeld moved the runway to a restaurant. Last year being a Chanel Supermarket, this year was Breakfast with Chanel. For the past collections from Chanel, I’ve been loving the lifestyle format of the runway shows and I thought it was perfect since all of the clothes were mostly ready-to-wear. So by creating a setting that any person can relate to, it allows the customers image themselves wearing the clothes as well as sends them a message that whether your going to the supermarket or just for breakfast, don’t be shy to dress yourself

Unfortunately, I only found a snippet of this recent collection, soI will post here both the supermarket runway video and the breakfast video for those didn’t watch it yet! Also, check out what Karl has to say about his “down to earth” collection!

And as an extra, here are some photos I’ve found on NY Daily News from the recent collection—
Like the pictures below, I love the black see-through dresses but my absolute favorites were the quilted materialed coats and skirts!

from NY DAil

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Seriously, Karl is an expert at creating these real-life settings for both the models and for the consumers for not just inspiration but also to influence anyone to become fashionable—especially with his designs.


UPDATE: Go to Chanel’s Facebook page or official website and the video is up!
Click the link here→
or here→


How’s everyone enjoying the beginning of fashion week so far?!
As a New Yorker and fashion student, missing fashion week is the sadest thing for me! (But oh well! I’ll just enjoy the rest of my stay here in Japan!)

As I was looking through some of the collections and read some articles from The New York Times, I came upon a pretty awesome article. ABOUT GUCCI! And to be honest, I’m not a big fan of Gucci and don’t own any of their products. But this article amazed me and was impressing to hear about this news.

Here’s the link to those who may want to read the article:

Well to some up the article, the article was basically about the change in Gucci’s style due to a last minute change. After the start of fashion week, there was news that “…Frida Giannini, Gucci’s creative director since 2006, and Patrizio di Marco, her partner and its chief executive, would leave the house after of the presentation of” the first launch of Gucci’s mens. But it ended up being the week before instead after the show. Ms. Gianni abruptly left the company leaving this collection to a halt & having to cut all the booked models.
When that happened, her deputy and head accessories designer, Alessandro Michele, stepped in, taking her spot—working and producing a new collection and booking new models within the week.

And the new collection was something like this:

gucci runway

Pictures taken form The New York Times

The theme being “Urban Romanticism”, for a menswear collection, it looks girly.


Pictures collected from google images.

As describes Gucci, the collection included, “Inevitably, the droopy, androgynous languor of the show and its blurred gender…”
The design was formal yet elegant. But in some of the designs, by including the chiffon bows, it created a feminine look.

But Gucci also include many simplistic looks, like this:


Google Image.

In addition to the chiffon bow collections with the colors of red, burgundy, burlap/beige and exotic prints, Michele was able to also produce simple shirts and pants with a smooth fabrication to create the soft look.

Unfortunately, the blog from The New York Times haven’t given me enough details from this collection, which is giving me a hard time to give you guys great details about the fabric. But from what I’ve seen, corduroy, silk, leather and wool can be used. Corduroy for the double breasted collared burgundy jackets and the wool for the full on coats. Leather is used in the picture above for the shirt. Silk for the chiffon ribbons. I fell in love with this collection with the wide variety of fabrications used and soft color hue used to create a feminine look for the 2015 F/W collection.

Look up “Gucci Menswear F/W 2015 Milan Collection” or something like that on google and see the remainder of the collection!



Shinsaibashi FEB 12th 2015

Photo by Me.

Being in Japan, WAIT, did I tell you guys I’m in Japan?!
Well, YEP! I am! Many of you may know that Japan is a very fashionable country and the people here are adorable with their
outfits that demonstrate their personality and creativity. It’s quite amazing to see all the fashionable gals ( and guys too).

But, unfortunately, they’re all camera shy so I was only able to snap a couple of people and I’ll introduce to you three people today with the fashion trend I think is very popular on the streets of Osaka, Japan (if you don’t know where Osaka is, look it on on google maps).

First, I was shopping in a cute town, Umeda in Osaka and I found this amazing store (which is now my absolute favorite) called,  “RAGTAG“.


Photo by Me.

It’s a second-hand thrift shop that holds many popular and famous fashion labels like Acne Studio, Comme Des Garcons and so much more. As I was shopping around, I couldn’t help but notice how cute the employees were. I guess ‘cool’ rather than ‘cute’ actually. Check out their style:


Photo and Edit by Me.

As you can see above, both of the staff/employees of this store is very simple yet chic. They are both using the basic color of black, making the look formal but not too formal. If you can take a look at their pants length— it’s both ankle length. With the shortness of the pant, they are wearing socks to make the look very casual and to add a pop of color to soften the hard black look. They both told me, “Today is my lazy outfit day! I’m so embarrassed!” Does these outfits make you think that? I don’t think so. But I guess, for the Japanese, they like taking their time coordinating an outfit and creating that clean cut look. But even if these looks are considered, “lazy day outfits”, I think they look pretty good.

Here’s another example of the ankle length pants:


Photo and Edit by Me.

What do you guys think about this trend? I think it’s very cute and actually have been wearing things like this for a while and am a big fan of showing my fancy socks.