How is it that every time Karl Lagerfeld puts together a show it captivates more then the last? This season for Chanel’s autumn/winter 2016/17 haute couture runway show, Karl Lagerfeld gave me chilling but beautiful flashbacks of the days I spent roaming the halls of the Metiers d’Art Ateliers LESAGE & LEMARIÉ… The collection itself was yet another beautiful array of iconic Chanel silhouettes (slightly slimmed down, I feel for this collection) and of course great details and accessories! Enjoy!!

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Can you imagine what goes on inside the mind of Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld? The sheer and utter non-stop flow of inspiration that spews out of his imagination on the regular.. I am only asking becuase when you think about the amount of amazingly wild and whimsical but oh so fashionable things this man has created to date, especially inside of the Grand Palais, it’s quite hard to believe! For this season’s Spring 2016, Haute Couture collection for Chanel, UNKLE KARL, created a dreamy outdoor garden scene doubling as the runway which would host a series of cocoon shapes and slinky silk silhouettes that would make up the couture collection.. I love and can only imagine the work behind the embroidery and details of this collection! I guess we will wait to get up close and personal in New York for the Haute Couture appointment ;);)

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Every season, one of my highlights of flocking to New York Fashion Week, is the time I get to spend with my Chanel family at the seasonal Haute Couture appointment. Jump in the car uptown to the Chanel offices, ascend the model maintained elevator to the magic floor where dreams come true and there is nothing but Haute Couture filling up an entire room.. Then you blink twice and realize YAS, this is real (lol!).. This season like every other, I have had the pleasure of once again attending and getting my time with yet another exceptional beautiful and always crazily cool Haute Couture collection from Chanel.. This season, the collection as always had all the signature elements, the iconic jackets, suits, skirts & you know, that iconic Chanel look..

For this season, the collection was themed 3D… Fitting, after learning that pieces and elements from the collection were actually constructed using the 3D printing process to create shell like bodies for jackets and details for other looks… Another amazing element was (as we’ve seen in the past) the blend of elements, textures and textiles… Karl never ceases to amaze me when you really get to look up close at some of these clothes and realize just how much thought goes into everything… The aesthetic was a bit more military with more masculine shapes and silhouettes which obviously I was oohing and awwing over!!

Overall, as you can imagine it was another dream experience with the amazing team at Chanel! Thanks for having me again!! XoJay

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You really must hand it to these guys! One of the designers that really continuously PUSH, imagine and create a whole other world of fashion. The type of fashion that you see in your dreams or in extreme CGI fairy-tale based movies, something like Alice in Wonderland or something! This season for their Haute Couture show, Viktor & Rolf, quite literally made Fashion into Art.. And mind you, did it so absolutely amazingly… You have to watch this!

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You can always expect nothing less than a spectacle at a Chanel show, whether it’s their resort, rtw or in this case couture.. This season for their Fall 2015 Haute Couture collection, Karl Lagerfeld created the Chanel Private Circle, the Chanel Casino.. A circle of beautiful, VVVVVIP people that sashay, gamble and dress impeccably in each others company! But what else would you expect…

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Always a memorable show, Giambattista Valli has just showcased his Fall 2015 Haute Couture collection in Paris, during the Haute Couture shows taking place right now! Here is your first look at some of the (as expected) runway looks making their way down the runway as you read! Remember to follow me on instagram for more live updates/images/etc. as it happens!

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Christian Dior has always been a Haute Couture staple for me. When you think of the name you instantly think of the magical and sometimes other worldly creations that John Galliano used to create for the house during his spectacle of runway shows. Now under the new direction of Raf Simons the house has taken a equally new direction which I unequivocally do not mind! There is a new, softer tone to the clothing, to the shows, to the ambiance of Christian Dior under Raf. Two totally different minds with two totally different perspectives, both which I equally appreciate.

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While in New York, it is mandatory to accept the request of Chanel for their private Haute Couture appointments. There is really nothing like getting up close and personal with couture. The art that goes into couture, still to this day leaves my mind in awe. The nearly infinite hours, countless details – It really does make you look at clothes like art (if you didn’t yet). Art that not only looks beautiful but makes you feel beautiful. Every time I get to attend these Chanel appointments it not only brings me back to that magical trip and experience Chanel selected me to be a part of last year in Paris at their Métiers d’Art but it also rejuvenates my appreciation for fashion, the industry and the art that goes into it.. On that note, let’s reminisce.. Miss this video!

Reminiscing – Here is the video footage I captured from that magical trip & experience I was so lucky enough to be a part of with Chanel… So many great memories from a private fitting, to the shopping center show, all the way to the outsides of Paris to the private Haute Couture ateliers where all the magic happens!! Magic!

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Here are just a couple moments from my first ever couture experience while in Paris last week during Men’s and Couture shows! What an experience it was to be able to walk into such a beautiful venue and not know what to expect! The Versace couture show was nothing one would of expected, it was glamorous, gorgeous, elegant and still SO SO VERSACE! The energy was there, the ambience and the design. What a wonderful introduction to the world of couture for me! I am still in shock that at 22 I got to go to my first couture shows in Paris!!

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