She may not be my favorite Gossip Girl, but having Karl Lagerfeld throw a party in your honor during Paris Fashion Week to commemorate you being named the face of the Mademoiselle Chanel handbag line makes Blake Lively one of the luckiest ladies alive. André Leon Talley’s given us his account of the evening, that boasted a menu of langoustines and caviar, along with delectable macaroons from Ladurée (yumm!). The girl has a pair of Christian Louboutin’s named after her, but nothing compares to being outfitted in a silver haute couture Chanel minidress, and having Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine attend and perform at your request.
As for getting the look:
1. David Koma – Wool, Silk and Leather Dress with Skater Skirt; $4,670.00, BrownsFashion.com
Between the land of Egypt and its rich history, there’s enough culture in this country to warrant a lot of fantasizing and a lifelong love affair. As Egypt forges ahead on a new path of hope and new freedoms it seems only right we take a minute to reflect and accessorize accordingly for both home and wardrobe. Nefertiti is said to be one of the most beautiful Pharaoh Queens in Egyptian history, her beauty was as astonishing as an Egyptian artifact. Adding a thick sweep of liquid eyeliner is almost a little too easy in any emulation of Nefertiti, but adding in phenomenal accessories like the 18 karat gold Anubis ring from Arosha Luigi Taglia and the Yellow and Crystal Ornate studs from Ben-Amun have just the right ode to her Majesty of Egypt. The Phillip Lim 3.1 tunic and its embellished inset works under a blazer with a pair jeans or trousers and makes any additional accessories optional. As for the beautiful urn, it is an example of spectacular Egyptian artistry, it’s mimicry of the eye of Horus is almost hypnotic and said to be a means of protection.