Mar 242012

1. Karl, Karl everywhere…  Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld seemed to be everywhere this week!  In this Harper’s Bazaar interview, he says he uses Klorane Dry Shampoo to keep his hair beautifully white. I’m not sure if knowing that makes me want to try the shampoo much more, or much less. Probably more.

Also, I loved this peek into his bathroom counter–someone likes Shu Uemura.  My favorite quotes from the article:

  •  “I drink Diet Coke from the minute I get up to the minute I go to bed. I can even drink it in the middle of the night, and I can sleep.”
  • “I actually have two houses. This house here, it’s only for sleeping and sketching, and I have another house two-and-a-half meters away for lunch and dinner and to see people, and where the cook is and all that. I don’t want that here. Even if the place is huge, I want to be alone.”
  •  “I have another jacket I love from the new Dior men’s collection that I bought five of, so people think I wear the same thing every day, but in fact it’s never the same thing.”

Seriously, best clothing advice ever–if you find something you love, buy five. And that’s why I love Karl Lagerfeld.

Also, I found this site which has something new about Karl Lagerfeld every day. It’s like an Advent Calendar of Karl, except its all year long. The quotes are insane:

There’s also a shopping part of the site, of course.

2. The Closing of the Ritz Hotel, Paris. I guess every great lady needs a remodel. This Vogue tribute was a feast for the eyes.

Just four short pages packed with little slideshows of some very glamorous shots taken there. Gorgeous! I loved the little trip down memory lane by Andre Leon Tally and the others, especially the time that models took a nap between Chanel couture shows and Andre “walked in to find them all lined up asleep under layers of fine piqué sheets, like fairy princesses, false eyelashes still in place.”

3. You Can’t Fake Fashion– The Council of Fashion Designers of America had its second annual “You Can’t Fake Fashion” sale on eBay last week. If you blinked, you missed the $200 designer bags sold to raise awareness against fashion counterfeiting. They were amazing (a small sample is below). There are just a few of the standard $45 ones left.

What are you obsessed with this week?

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  7 Responses to “Here’s What Three Things I’m Obsessed With This Week”

  1. Is that a few cans of Thermal Water he has lined up on his bathroom counter? I have to laugh, he can be funny. I would love to know the list of every single products he has in those photos. So French!

  2. As much as I understand the counterfeiting problem, I find the idea of trying to raise awareness for this particular topic as silly, self indulgent…I’m not quite sure of the right word for it. I think raising awareness for poverty, clean water, cancer, genetic diseases, etc. is important and worthwhile. Fake handbags, not so much. We know they exist and if you want something real you should buy it from a reputable store and plunk down the cash for it. Of course you’ll get a fake on a Chinatown street!

    • The issue of counterfeiting is actually very serious and involves human rights abuses. The people who make the counterfeit items are usually “slave labor” in Asia, work under horrific conditions and are often children. This is of course directly related to poverty, clean conditions, disease and education. It is nice to see that the CFDA is taking a stand. I have heard that France has very strict laws against the selling of counterfeit designer items and they are virtually impossible to find there. I hope other countries can follow their lead.

      • Then I would raise awareness for the human rights abuses in general and explain to people that even by doing something as simple as buying a fake bag on the street you may actually be supporting these kinds of abuses. When it’s discussed on tv here the talk is always about how much money the industry is losing, not human rights.

  3. I forgot to mention that I agree with Karl when you find a piece of clothing you really like because it suit your style and fit your body right, buy a few. I follow this practice.

  4. Is it just me? Bc, I don’t quite understand the allure of Lagerfeld. I find eccentricity interesting and amusing, but some of these quotes from him sound simply rude. What am I missing??

    I’m loving the visual of models napping with their false eyelashes on! Too cute! 🙂

  5. I read the full article and it is hysterical. You just have to love the man himself beyond his wonderful creations. Of course he leads a regal and Appolonian life that is quite beyond any reality I can relate to. I love the way he has set up his living spaces. I too love that being alone in my own space, though our spaces are on different planets. I understand how difficult he must be, eccentric and all of that, but from a distance he kinda is a real “pisser”. When you live in the god-realm as he does he has the gift (or curse?) of being totally his own person. He must be older than Abraham who died at 120 years of age.
    Great blog. Merci.

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