MTV UK visited ONIKAI during fashion week and discussed the designers inspiration and experiences shooting a look book film. Check it out!
I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas… or Kwanza… what ever floats your tote you know. Here’s a little inspiration I just could not pass on posting really quickly. Seriously I will find a way to a) buy these b) make these or c) steal these. Let’s hope it’s either a) or b) because I heard life in prison kinda sucks. xo
While so many designers corp. and independent alike are quick to travel to the places that their collections are inspired, Karl Lagerfeld had no desire to go to India. He feels “It’s much more inspiring not to go to places than to go.” This sounds a little odd, but it makes complete sense because it allows your imagination to travel to the right and the wrong corners of a destination with out being so literal. Let me start off by saying that I love this collection; I think it’s new, I think it’s refreshing and I think it’s outside of the normal Chanel box. You will still find the traditional Chanel tweeds, white accents in leather, wool, and silk, the Signature Chanel black toe shoe, and clean makeup with the smokey eye… Keeping true to the flavor of Chanel, but the accents are amped and twisted and taken to a far away dream land with hints and flavors of India. The Chanel smokey eye is more of a thick charcoal for obvious reasons, and the white accents are adorned as dhoti’s but worn over high leather boots and white leather pants. LOVE. There is a plethora of jewels and head pieces that really pull the collection together and give it a urethral and royal vibe that screams Indian princess. The thing that I admired most about this collection is that for Chanel it was almost under designed; a lot of the pieces flourish in rich silk fabrications but the detail is in silhouette not beading or lavish construction. This leaves room for more interpretation, however a bit of French royal did managed to poke it’s way through. [see mustard and pink ensemble] But who can blame Karl? This is Chanel after all.
Ready for a story? It will be at least semi entertaining I promise: Last FNO I had the flu (noooo!) so this time around I was super pumped to go out, dress up and enjoy the overall ambiance that is Fashion’s Night Out! My good friend Steph and I started the night out by attending the Paul Frank red carpet event in Hollywood with our friends Jlo & VB. Needless to say I was running behind as usual and was still adorning my Rambo like headband from the work day, could not find my shark tooth necklace and of course was covered in dog hair… luckily I found a lint roller [THANK GOD]. The PF event was filled with colorful PF adorned decor all over, a henna tattoo station, an open bar that literally had the best cocktails I’ve ever tasted, a clothing station, a candy “bar” and surprisingly a very good dj. MUY BUENO. Did I buy anything? NO! there were gift bags lol besides if I want a crazy monkey printed on my clothing I’ll just tape a photo of Denny the puppy onto my couture and call it a day!
After the event (that we probably would have stayed longer at but it was a million degrees inside) we headed over to the Kitson Party on Robertson where, might I add, I slowly sipped the strongest raspberry vodka concoction I have ever had… eventually retiring it only a 1/4 way devoured and dreaming of a soy latte’. Serious. Passing many boutiques on our way down Robertson, and many many blondes and cute hipster gay boys in faux fur we ended the evening at the Curve boutique event which was pretty much a HUGE dance party in the front room of the store. Perfect? I think so. FNO I heart you.