North West: The Future of Fashion?

The Kardashian clan is no stranger to a photo shoot. And now even the youngest member of the family, North, has dipped her tiny toes in the modeling pool. Featured in the fifth edition of Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book, Kimye’s daughter rocks head-to-toe Chanel in a spread titled Legends. A legend at just 13 months old? Well, according to Karl Lagerfeld’s accompanying quote, “It’s never too early to care about fashion!” From those glittering diamond studs to the mini 2.55 quilted bag, I’d say little North has a very fashionable future ahead.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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August 15, 2014

Barbie Lagerfeld: A Doll You’ll Want to Display

Barbie may be turning 55 this year, but her latest look – a white ponytail – could make you think she’s even older. No, Mattel isn’t releasing a "Granny Barbie." Rather, designer Karl Lagerfeld is collaborating with the toymaker to release a doll in his likeness this fall.

Karl is no stranger to non-fashion collaborations. You may recall his Diet Coke bottle designs from a few years back, and in 2017 he plans to open a hotel in Macau, China.

"Barbie Lagerfeld" will be part of the Collector Series, donning the designer’s signature getup: a black blazer, a white high-collared shirt, black skinny jeans, a necktie, sunglasses, booties, and, from the looks of the illustration, mini fingerless gloves. No word yet on when or where she will launch, but I’m sure countless collectors (and eBay resellers) will be at the ready to buy this petite version of Karl.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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July 18, 2014

Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

By Nicole Andrew, Rue La La Fashion Editor

 
Time to upgrade your vacation wardrobe? Whether poolside or beachfront, this week’s picks will give it that extra touch of luxe.

Rue La La's Most Coveted 6/9

  1. Monique Leshman Cuff. Make a statement at the pool bar with this earthy-meets-glam bracelet.
  2. Karl Lagerfeld Sunglasses. Switch up your sunny-day look by adding a pair of soft-hued aviators.
  3. LANVIN Crystal-Strap Sandals. On the boardwalk or at an alfresco dinner, these trendy embellished sandals are sure to turn heads.
  4. CÉLINE “Cabas Phantom” Leather Tote. Perfectly sized for all your poolside needs – magazines, flip-flops, etc. Just don’t forget the sunscreen.
  5. Monique Leshman Beaded Caftan. At the end of the day, toss your beach waves into a topknot and let this jeweled neckline shine.

 
Check out these picks and more on Rue La La this week.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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June 9, 2014

Cowgirl Up: A Look at Kristen Stewart’s Chanel Ads

Kristen Stewart – a self-described tomboy who famously favors chucks over heels – might not be the first person you’d pick to front a high-fashion campaign. Yet, her sepia-tinged images from Chanel’s Paris-Dallas collection surfaced today, and the results are stunning.

Kristen Stewart's Chanel AdsImage via Grazia Daily

Now, this isn’t the first time the actress has fronted a major fashion campaign (she spent two years as the brand ambassador for Balenciaga’s Rosabotanica fragrance). But when she was chosen as the face of Chanel, well, I had my doubts. After poring over these images, however, I’m jumping on the KStew bandwagon. I mean, let’s face it: head-to-spur Western clothing could come off as hokey, but she brings just the right gritty intensity the look needs.

So when it comes to Kristen Stewart, high-fashion model, I’m sold. (Along with anything SXSW-related.)

Read the full story at Grazia Daily.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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May 1, 2014

Chic in the Middle East: High Fashion Is Heading to Dubai

New York, London, Milan, and Paris are known as fashion’s four capitals. But could Dubai be gunning for a spot on that list? If Karl Lagerfeld – joined by a small army of fellow high-fashion designers – has anything to say about it, the idea might be well on its way to fruition.

Karl Lagerfeld Dubai
Image via The Industry London

In partnership with Dubai-based retail distributor Chalhoub Group, the designer revealed plans to open 25 Karl Lagerfeld concept stores and shop-in-shops in the emirate by 2018, with a hefty focus on the sale of handbags. Lagerfeld is the latest big name in fashion to partner with Chalhoub Group in an effort to build retail networks in the region, following in the footsteps of Christian Dior, Marc Jacobs, and Louis Vuitton. Whether or not Dubai reaches fashion-capital status, one thing’s for certain: strappy sandals and bare legs will always be in its Fashion Week forecast.

Read the full story on Fashionista.

By Lindsay Lambert, Editor

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April 30, 2014

Best Friends Fur-Ever: Designers and Their Pet Doppelgängers

People who resemble their pets – it’s an interesting phenomenon that I still haven’t quite figured out. But when the owner is a household name in fashion and Fido shares his or her impeccable style, I’m easily obsessed.

Karl and His Cat

Image via The Coveteur

You see, these fashionable duos may not be the identical types that often go viral online, but they do share the same love of style and the finer things in life. For example, Donatella Versace’s terrier is treated to daily deep-conditioning treatments, while Carolina Herrera’s pooch was immortalized in a print for her line back in 2012.

But is all that champagne and caviar kibble all it’s cracked up to be? So far, the BFFs (best furry friends) have yet to comment. Personally, if Karl Lagerfeld ever asked me to jump, I’d probably do one of two things: instinctively say “how high,” or just roll over and die.

Check out The Coveteur to see all of fashion’s furry friends.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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March 25, 2014

Karl Lagerfeld Encourages the Fitting-Room Selfie

Karl Lagerfeld is jumping on the selfie bandwagon. According to a statement from his label, the fitting rooms in his new (new as in just-opened-Friday) London flagship store are outfitted with iPads® for complete selfie-taking bliss.

Each device is loaded with Karl-inspired photo filters that shoppers can apply and then share through social media and email.

Looks like I’ll have to trek to London to take advantage of every last filter – no complaints here.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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March 18, 2014

Is Cara Delevingne the New Kate Moss? Karl Lagerfeld Thinks So

Lately, it seems like everyone is talking about Cara Delevingne. Why? Well, between perfecting the ultimate eyebrows, posting amazing Instagrams, and having a slew of A-list besties, she struts her stuff on some of the most revered catwalks in the fashion business.

Cara Delevingne

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March 10, 2014

Pack Your Baguette: Karl Lagerfeld Hotel to Open in 2017

It’s difficult to imagine the design genius behind two of the most innovative fashion houses falling behind where trends are concerned. Well, I’m here to inform you that the impossible has happened. Between Palazzo Versace in Australia and Armani Hotel Dubai, hotels designed by fashion bigwigs is hardly a new idea. But, as of earlier this month, Karl Lagerfeld has agreed to follow in his peers’ footsteps. That’s right – the Karl Lagerfeld Hotel, a 270-room, 20-story high-rise, is set to open in Macau, China in 2017.

Karl Lagerfeld's New Hotel

Image via vogue.co.uk

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March 7, 2014

Going, Going, Gone Viral: Karl Lagerfeld on Being Invisible

There seems to be no end to the list of unbelievable things Karl Lagerfeld will say, and this interview with Harper’s Bazaar‘s Laura Brown proves no exception. As to what he’d do if he were invisible? We won’t ruin the surprise, but here’s hoping the cops don’t catch him doing it.

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March 14, 2013