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Chanel’s Little Black Jacket Exhibition will land in London!

Get excited! Following massive success in Tokyo, New York, Taipei and Hong Kong, Chanel’s Little Black Jacket exhibition is coming to London!

We’ve read our fair share of articles over the years claiming that Chanel jacket is a wardrobe essential (if you can afford one) and it’s one of those classic lust-have pieces. But recently we’ve been rather taken with the work of various bloggers and fashion journalists who have religiously worn the Chanel jacket and styled it in different ways to prove its versatility and timelessness. If you wore it every day for the next decade it could prove to be affordable on a buy-per-wear calculation…(that’s what we’re telling ourselves).

Of course the project began as a super stylish coffee table book of various models, actors, designers and musos wearing the jacket their way. When the idea is from Karl Lagerfeld and Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld you know it’s a good one and even better when Karl takes all 113 photos himself.

You can get your fashionable mitts on the book this Autumn and visit the exhibition from 12-28 October at The Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London, SW3 4RY. Admission is free so there’s no excuse – put it in your diary!

For real Chanel anoraks (or should that be LBJs) there will also be some beautiful window displays in Chanel’s Bond Street, Sloane Square and Brompton Cross boutiques. Get more here including an amazing video about the making of the jacket.


Lana Del Rey for H&M

And…the pictures are out for H&M’s AW12 campaign starring Lana  Del Rey. Are you a fan?

Images: H&M via The Telegraph.

Amazing kaleidoscope fashion pics

We are obsessed with the Olympics and therefore smitten with everything sporty and fashionable. We stumbled across this incredible series of ‘Kaleidoscope’ photos by fashion photographer Igor Oussenko for a random retailer (wish we knew who) and we love them. So much effort to show off a few handbags!

Pics: Zillamag

Kate Moss for Rag & Bone

There are so many hot fashion stores opening in London right now- Juicy Couture, Chanel’s pop-up make-up wonderland, Victoria’s Secret, Rag and Bone and a new shiny Burbery to come. So of course super cool Rag & Bone wanted a super cool London IT girl and who better than Kate Moss?

I love the baroque detail (so next season) with a rock and roll Mark Bolan-esque edge and all the leather of course. If anyone is in doubt as to why Kate Moss remains a super model, she OWNS this campaign with her effortless sense of style, but can glam it up just as convincingly for campaigns like Salvatore Ferragamo’s sultry campaign (also with baroque print detailing in a very different way.)

Lanvin’s 82 year-old cover star

Fashion legend Alber Elbaz has taken the brave decision  to cast ‘real people’ in the AW12 campaign for Lanvin and the first pic to be seen includes 82 year-old Jacquie ‘Tajah’ Murdock rocking a perky peplum.

He told reportedly fashion bible WWD: “I was interested to bring these clothes back to the street somehow, and seeing how they look on different ages, different sizes. It felt like a crazy family, and I like that.”

Do you like it? We’re intrigued to see the other pics.

What do you think? (pic: Telegraph)

Battle of the high street hotties: Lana del Rey + Rihanna

Brace yourself for stellar adverts for our fav highsteet stores. Land Del Rey is the new face of H&M, while Rihanna is designing a hot clothing collection for River Island.

Lana will film a commercial for H&M and record a song called Blue Velvet especially for the campaign, which so far shoes her in a fluffy pink sweater. Apparently the collection will be super feminine with a focus on knitwear and tweed…two of AW12’s key looks. The brand’s creative director reportedly told WWD that ‘the mood is very LA noir’ … yay!

Meanwhile, after a lot of speculation, Rihanna is officially designing her own capsule collection for River Island…but you’ll have to wait until Spring to get your hands on it. This is possibly a good thing as we bet some of the outfits will be slightly revealing and edgy…not handy in winter with goose pimples.

Rihanna told the press: “I’ve been wanting to design my own collection for some time. River Island is the perfect partner for me to collaborate with and working with a British, family run business also really appealed to me. I find London really inspiring and River Island loves to have fun with clothes. I’m looking forward to working with them and creating something really special.”

Rihanna at the River island HQ earlier this year

Pics: The Daily Mail.

Mila Kunis for Dior

Mila Kunis has been the face of Christian Dior handbags for a couple of seasons now and we loved the adverts…but this season is a whole new type of WOW – perhaps even more amazing than her latest Elle cover.

If you are like us and love old school Hollywood glamour and Parisian chic, you will swoon over this campaign which has an incredible fashion pedigree – with photographer Mario Sorrenti and styling by French Vogue’s editor-in-chief, Carine Roitfeld.

Photos via The Daily Mail.

Chloe Sevigny for Miu Miu

Miu Miu is one of our favourite labels at Snap Fashion and we also love Chloe Sevigny’s strong personal style. So I’m a little puzzled about why I don’t like this campaign more. It is strong and thoughtful but for some reason I’m not 100% sold.

Maybe it’s the clumpy shoes that bring back bag nineties memories, or the extreme-ish haircut, or the clashing prints, but I think it’s because these clothes are really challenging. I can’t see myself wearing them or them fitting into my wardrobe.  Do you like this advert?

Style Crush: Dree Hemingway

Oh off-duty models, you make us sooo green with envy with your effortless style, killer wardrobes and awesome skin! One of our favourites is Dree Hemingway. A fan of leather trousers, kick-ass boots, floaty dresses and awesome hair – not to mention her cool literary connection of being seminal novelist Ernest Hemingway’s great granddaughter – we’re a little obsessed.

Dree pic:whowhatwear

I want the eyes! pic:whowhatwear

Dree Hemingway’s line for Sandro pic:FabSugar

Dree Hemingway a little out of Character for China’s Vogue pic:Fashion Gone Rouge

Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama

This has to be one of my favourite collaborations ever. Having showed her work at the Tate Modern, London, artist and style icon Yayoi Kusama has now collaborated with Louis Vuitton to come up with one sumptuously spotty collection. I am totally in love with the patent heels, cute cuffs, scarfs and cropped trousers- which would be perfect for next season (as this season seeing as summer is a wash-out in London!)

Part of the collection comes out this week with more to follow on 24 August, when the collection has a huge promo at Selfridges…we’ll be there if only to lust after everything and take pics of the window displays!

LOVE! Scarf £490, sandals £635, bangle £265+ but you can afford to paint big dots on yourself?

We’re hoping for a highstreet homage! Awesome scarves £490 each

The artist herself

Sooooo good!

If it’s good enough for Giselle…

Sunglasses £360, strategically places wallets £595 each, pumps of my dreams £710, impossibly perfectly glossy hair £priceless

What I would do for these perfect spotty pumps!

Pics: Louis Vuitton via Coco’s Tea Party (who did an amazing round-up) and The Telegraph, which has sooo much info about Yayoi’s amazing career.

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