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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