Chanel’s Metiers d’Art Paris Salzburg and Victoria Secret Fashion Shows 2014

Chanel’s Metiers d’Art Paris Salzburg and Victoria Secret Fashion Shows 2014




Hi guys, 


On this post I am basically going to share pictures from both these shows (Chanel’s Metiers d’Art Paris Saltzburg and Victoria Secret Fashion Show) which tok place on the same day 02 December, 2014 in France and England respectively.

The Chanel Metiers d’Art show is a prestigious annual event that takes place in amazing locations with just a select few guests invited.

Models like Stella Tennant, Lara Stone, Lindsey Wilson and Cara Delavigne all walked the runway.
This year’s collection featured textures like the obligatory tweed, lace, cashmere and leathering dark red, white, navy blue and black hues.

See pictures..


 




Have you see the new Chanel Film by Karl Lagerfeld? Click here to watch..

Here are some photos of scenes from the film;





The annual Victoria Secret Fashion Show is one every model dies to partake in. Compared to other fashions where its mostly about the designer’s pieces and collection, the VSFashion Show is mostly about these models personalities. It always gives off this fun vibe. 

Although the major models are donned in bras as expensive as $2m, the shows are always really mental and beautiful.


Some pre-show pictures..





See some of my fav pictures from the 2014 show..





Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Arianna Grande graced the occasion with their performances..



Doesn’t this show look like major fun and self expression?



That’s all folks.. make sure you check out our Facebook page as there are loads of bits and bops on there as well as full version of videos..

My next post would feature my wedding look from this past weekend as well as looks from the British Fashion Awards, nominees and winners at the BFA 2014.

Have a great rest-of-the-week.. Thank you so much for stopping by.




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“Lingerie. Its curious that something so flimsy can make me feel so strong.” – Bebe Epoque

Reply to Arisce Wanzer on Open Letter to Kendall Jenner.



Hi Guys,

So today’s post is basically my opinion on Arisce Wanzer’s open letter to Kendall Jenner. The letter would be pasted on here but before that lets take try to understand its contents.

If you follow us on Instagram and Facebook, you’d know the Metrogypsie brand lauds and applauds the lady that is Kendall.

Arisce Wanzer is a model in New York that’s signed by BMG.
Here is a video of hers on YouTube titled Meet Arisce. Chrysalis. Lingerie for the Transgender Woman.
Last words on the video ‘don’t be ashamed of who you are, its going to make you sexy.’ Strong message.

So about this letter, she made the following points;
            told Kendall to take a moment and extract herself from her current social status and imagine she was a poor and struggling model living in all them harsh conditions, striving to make her dream come true

            then eventually landing a job, going through all the hassle to find money, fly down, get to the show against all odds and after all that struggle she sees a “reality TV star over there in hair and makeup”


            and then she starts to question.. “Yea, that’s definitely a Kardashian or something. What is she doing here? Did she take the subway? Was she at the casting? What agency is she with? I didn’t see her last season..”
            Lastly she asserted that the fact Kendall was able to land these jobs undermines the prestige of the fashion houses she walked for.

I would go on with these statements Arisce made in her letter but she totally lost me at these questions about Kendall’s motives when she said  “Does she need MORE fame? MORE money? A green card perhaps? Doesn’t she get enough cash from that show that all of ignorant America glamorizes? Didn’t her sister have sex with someone on camera and profit from the video sales to get their family its new line of limelight?..


I can understand the pain she feels, (we feel it frequently in our 9 – 5s) but can definitely not relate to them. I mean such is life. I wish she would kindly take a quick look at her fingers, are they equal? This type of situation occurs every damn day. It is very mean and spiteful to blame Kendall for growing up in a family that is as popular as hers, and then going ahead to question her drive and passion for success.

Sex tapes are released everyday of people with their partners, why would you be so judgmental towards someone because her sister made the best of her own situation? Is Kendall going to wear that around her neck all her life and not try to get somewhere herself?

I doubt Arisce has any evidence Kendall’s mum range anyone to get her daughter hooked up, I mean Kendall is GREAT on the runway. If you had to fill up your bucket from a stream and it was just teaspoons available to most people but you had a bowl, wouldn’t you use that?? Or better still dip the bucket right into the stream?

If Kendall was bad on the runway, that’s a different ball game.
The fact that a model entered a subway, slept in a shared room does not make her a better strutter than one who drove herself to her castings. The fashion houses; Marc Jacobs, Balmain, Givenchy, DVF, Chanel etc, yes they are a business first but these brands have built their name over so many years and would not tarnish their images for someone who cannot represent and sell the creativity and art of their pieces.

Just realize that life is unfair (using whatever fairness parameter) and although it is great to voice your opinions about various subjects, it doesn’t pay to be bitter about one’s success, and yes, Kendall is a success.

One advice Arisce, try and take a moment and remove yourself from your current situation to a life that is riddled with excess, and see if you would be able to harness your talents while ensuring you reach your full potential in the midst of people who do not know you but have the biggest opinions.

Kendal on the runway of some shows she worked at this year..








That’s it folks.. Find below the said letter..



Dear Kendall,

Take a moment and remove yourself from your current situation, if you can, to a life that isn’t riddled with excess and only hearing the word “yes” to your wants and requests. Now, imagine you’re from a small town and/or Third-World country where your only way to get out of your current social class, achieve your dreams, get a green card or just gain better work conditions is to become a high-fashion model. You have to leave for six months to a year sometimes, signing contracts you can barely understand, let alone oblige to, almost without choice. You’re away from your family, your friends and everything you know. You live in a one-bedroom apartment with six other girls in the same situation in this Big Apple, New York City.

Did I mention you’re only 17 when all of this goes down? That means you have to go to tutoring and/or English lessons in between learning how to “walk” at the agency, attending castings every other day, going on test shoots to get you experience, trying to learn your new neighborhood, going to the gym and hoping to maybe make some money all at once. Oh, and your apartment and test shoots aren’t free, by the way. They are added to your account with the agency, as are your casting outfits and cellphone. These are going to leave you in some serious debt if nobody books you for anything; some girls owe upward of $30,000 after a year of trying to book gigs, so take that into perspective as well, Miss Jenner.

So now let’s pretend you actually lived through all of that, and it’s finally Fashion Week. Exciting, right? This could be your big break! You could send your family in Belarus or Woodbridge, Va., the money they need for your little brothers to have new clothes and/or books for school and/or even afford a plane ticket home for the holidays! Imagine standing in line after line of girls with your exact height and body measurements all day, each one hoping for a coveted spot on the New York Fashion Week runway.

Casting after casting, and you just can’t seem to get your place. But suddenly after a week full of the word “No,” killing yourself at the gym, exhausting yourself in classes, cutting your diet in half, not talking with your family and sleeping in a room with six equally exhausted girls, you get the call. Your agent texts you with an 8 a.m. fitting at Marc Jacobs. Oh my god, you’re going to walk for Marc Jacobs! This is a dream come true, someone finally said yes, and the prestige is beyond what you could have imagined! So you pack your model bag, a bottled water, your walking shoes and agency-approved casting outfit. This could be your big break, assuming they don’t cut your look last minute, a common practice done to no-name girls, so fingers crossed!

The fitting was perfect, your garment is amazing, and Marc was SO nice! And cute, too! One last fitting after that one, and it’s show time; you’re finally going to debut everything you’ve worked so hard for. You get to prove to your family that you left everything behind for a great cause, and you can finally pay back all of your agency debt, not to mention the money your parents lent you to make ends meet.

It’s the morning of the show, and you’re up and ready, grab some fresh fruit to nibble on, pack your bag, and you’re out the door. The subway is packed with lots of models, agents, buyers and fashion people in general, all exhausted, but ready to work. You’ve been bumped/tripped by both a hairstylist’s travel kit and a makeup guys’ enormous Caboodles-like suitcase, all before 10 a.m. You walk into Lincoln Center, and it’s like magic … you can’t believe you’re here! You’ve finally made it!

Backstage is a commotion circus of clothes, hair, makeup, yelling, Fashion TV interviews … it’s an Instagram overload! All the big names are there, your personal heroes including Hanne Gaby Odiele, Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, Jamie Bochert, Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs himself — the list goes on! You’ve really hit the big leagues!

But wait, isn’t that a reality TV star over there in hair and makeup? Yea, that’s definitely a Kardashian or something. What is she doing here? Did she take the subway? Was she at the casting? What agency is she with? I didn’t see her last season … Does she need MORE fame? MORE money? A green card perhaps? Doesn’t she get enough cash from that show that all of ignorant America glamorizes? Didn’t her sister have sex with someone on camera and profit from the video sales to get their family its new line of limelight? This girl didn’t do and doesn’t owe half of what you did (remember, you’re NOT “KJ” in this scenario) to get here today, that much is certain. Her mommy surely called a top agency, got her in the door and the design houses just chose to milk her fame like the cash cow that it is. One by one like dominos from Vogue to Givenchy, fashion is selling out to the ignorant masses for money. What happened to the art, the cerebral part of fashion? Did it really all die with Alexander McQueen?

Well, there goes the neighborhood, I guess. Gone is the prestige you once felt as a “chosen one” by Marc, Anna or Ricardo — this cheapens your entire experience. You thought you were special, that your hard work had finally paid off. You didn’t realize that these coveted spots were for sale. The cost? The soul and dignity of a fashion house. The clothes will still sell, and the players will still play, but the image will be forever tarnished by these real life Veruca Salts buying their way in with sleazy fame rights.

You’re on to walk in five, so you’re smoking to calm your nerves. You need to ash your cigarette, and there’s Kendall Jenner’s drink. You already feel a bit better.
Until next time, Ariscestocrats!

Arisce

Some photos of model, Arise..



















“I do not impose my will upon fashion. I am merely the first to perceive women’s desires and to fulfil them.” – Paul Poiret

Where To Black Friday And Cyber Monday 2014 + Online CODES!




Hi guys, lets get straight to the point as its almost 12 midnight.. Find below the top 11 online stores for your Black Friday and Cyber Monday


deals. Get as much as 70% off from your favourite sites.


All sales on this post start Friday, 28th November (Black Friday 2014) and end December 01 (Cyber Monday 2014).


Here..

1.) BooHoo


30% off and free delivery
No code
Starts on Friday, ends on Monday




2.) Missguided


20% off
CODE: CYBER20
Starts Thursday, ends Monday





3.) AllSaints


20% off
CODE: CYBER
Starts Friday, ends Monday





4.) ASOS


20% off
CODE: CYBERWKND20
Starts Friday, ends Tuesday




5.) River Island


20% off everything 
CODE: TREAT28
11am-3pm on Friday





6.) French Connection


30% off
CODE: 30FCBF
Starts today, ends Friday

40% off
CODE: FC40B
Starts Friday, ends Monday



7.) Gap


50% off
CODE: BLKFRIDAY
Starts Thursday, ends Friday




8.) Topshop


Up to 50% off selected lines
Starts Thursday, ends Monday




9.) Urban Outfitters


Up to 50% off
CODE: BFDELIVERY
Friday only



10.) Whistles


30% off everything
No code
Starts Friday






11.) Kurt Geiger


 

20% off Kurt Geiger 
until the 30th November!




That’s all folks.. The fact that some site’s sales are on till Tuesday doesn’t mean you stall because you’d only be dealt remnants so go get your lives!

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“Buy what you don’t have yet, or what you really want, which can be mixed with what you already own. Buy only because something excites you, not just for the simple act of shopping.” – Karl Lagerfeld

The Rainbow Dress




Hi guys,

Contrary to how I spend most of my Saturday’s, I decided to be out and about from as early as 11am on this
certain
day.

Donned in my new vintage acquisition, a sleeveless, collared stripy multi-colored dress with gathers and the lower hem, I hit the streets of Chiswick with my friend, Lanré.

Lanré 
Practicing for his music video perhaps?


Dress: Alivilette
Bag: MCM
Tights: Primark
Shoes: Converse

This was at Green Park were we grabbed a bite and of course some snaps.




Got to Chiswick.. Did all the thrift shopping. 

Jacket: Paul Smith (thrifted)
Shirt: Topman
Leather joggers: Zara
Shoes: Kurt Geiger
Bag: Alexander McQueenHat: BooHoo
Don’t you just love this velvet jacket? J’adore.


A few more shots later, we said our goodbyes.





Lanré’s music just dropped on Soundcloud.
Just search for ‘LanreAluko’ on the site or its app and boom, you’d see his new single, Prom Queen.
(thanks, please do so). 

Afterwards, I was off to Picadilly Circus for dinner with Iscreeem and a couple other girls, Amanda and Beauty.

Iscreeem


Amanda



Beauty




More of her..



There was some movie/series or just video shoot right beside us..



The day clearly ended with more pictures..

Got my home to face my realities as sincerely, I spent time outside my house so that I could take my mind off stressful thoughts.

Enjoy your week darlings.. Thanks so much for stopping by



Don’t forget t check Lanré out on soundcloud.. 
Click here to get into the music directly.

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“The heart dies a slow death, shedding each hope like leaves until one day there are none. No hopes. Nothing remains.” – Arthur Golden (Memoirs of a Geisha).