PFW has always held a special place in my heart. The first fashion show I ever attended was here in Paris, and I made a really big deal about it. I planned a whole day of Paris clichés, from getting macarons at La Durée to buying my very first pair of Louboutins - anything to make that special day last just a little bit longer. :) I still get a bit emotional when I think about it, and I have to say I kind of relived this particular memory when I was invited to the Chanel show this year. Karl Lagerfeld is known for his one-of-a-kind innovative runway shows: when you go to a Chanel show you just know that everything, from the invitations and the designs, to the insane venues and music, will be à point.
So I put on my sweet Chanel outfit - a long baby pink dress and matching jacket (that also matched my O.P.I. It's Pink P.M. nails, and Ole Lynggaard Shooting Stars ring :)), patent leather ankle booties, and the cutest black minaudière bag, and off we went! It's probably no surprise that it was absolute madness in front of the Grand Palais, with appearances of Lily-Rose Depp (the latest Chanel muse), Courtney Love, and Usher, and of course the very best of the fashion world. Inside, we saw Chanel's take on the digital future. Sounds a bit nerdy? Think again! Endless rows of huge clean machines and colourful wires provided the perfect background for the most surprising opening looks of PFW so far - 2 models dressed as robots stepped onto the runway, and everybody knew: Karl did it again.
I so adored the bright silhouettes and poppy prints that reminded us of the famous Instagram paint brush strokes, and how cute was the reinvented iconic bag that literally lit up the runway with little LED-lights?? The classic tweed pieces and flowy dresses were cut to offer a sneak peek of the delicate lace lingerie underneath. But the most eye-catching pieces for me were the super cool matching baseball hats: the new Chanel girl knows what she wants, and it's 100% gangsta.
O man, I'm so humbled by this amount of creativity. The future's looking bright, people! :)