Arctic Chic at Chanel

Never has a glacier been so hot as the 265-ton one Karl Lagerfeld had imported from Sweden to the Grand Palais for Tuesday’s Chanel Ready to Wear Fall 2010 show. Models splashed down the runway in winter wear as only Chanel could fashion. Fur was everywhere ( relax PETA, it was the MOST convincing faux fur I have ever seen) and it looked fabulous. Woven into rich tweeds, it modernized their signature suit, as a trim on dresses and pants, it was a divine detail, and as hot pants, well it was just fur-ocious ( sorry-I couldn’t resist)!

As with every runway show, several looks were over the were over the top ( only a wookie should wear those boots), but there were actually some pretty wearable pieces. I am crazy for the graphic print white dress, and the fur worn as a dress… perfection. This is one cold front I won’t mind weathering.

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Oscar hits and misses

Many in the fashion industry refer to the Oscars as the “World Series” of red carpets. Every eye is fixed on Hollywood’s biggest stars as they sashay into the Kodak Theater. Having dressed clients for several awards shows, I know first-hand the painstaking detail that goes into the dress, jewelry, shoe and bag selection. You’re not simply just dressing someone for a night, you’re creating the look that will be splashed across every gossip and fashion magazine and website. So without any further ado, here’s the homeruns, grandslams and, of course, the strike-outs….
Dainty decolletage:
Bare necks were everywhere this year! Gone were the statement necklaces we saw take over the fall and winter runways. Everyone from Jennifer Lopez in Armani to Cameron Diaz in Oscar de la Renta to Carrie Mulligan in Prada rocked a strapless dress with bare necks.

Singing the Blues:
The hottest hue of the season is blue. Cobalt, pastel, indigo… as long as it’s blue in tone, it’s in! Maggie Gyllenhaal in Dries Von Noten, and Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab looked lovely in graphic prints while the usually flash Mariah Carey finally toned it down in navy Valentino.

Feminine Frills:
Rouching, tiers and layers reined supreme on starletes this year. Zoe Saldana’s cascading Givenchy skirt was perfection, I wanted to get lost in Demi Moore’s honey colored Versace and Vera Farmiga was a vision in Marchesa.

Best and worst dressed:
Every year, one or two ladies top everyone’s lists and a few fall straight to the bottom. My picks for best dressed this year were Sarah Jessica Parker in Chanel and the afore mentioned Demi Moore. Worst dressed has to go to Charlize Theron in Dior and Diane Kruger in Chanel- yikes!

Photo Credits: Yahoo