Chanel SS 2015
With all the talk on feminism in recent days (see: Emma Watson’s UN speech and Beyonce’s MTV performance), it was hard to ignore the statement that Karl Lagerfeld was trying to make with his latest Chanel SS 2015 Presentation in Paris. Models trooped down the runway in outfits that were both loud and proud, subtle and functional. Altogether, everything a girl might need in a powerful working woman’s closet.
The feminist protest on ‘Boulevard Chanel’ served a fitting finale for a collection that showcased both femininity and strength. As a feminist myself, the quote by Coco Chanel on my blog rang especially true after the show: “A fashion that does not reach the streets, is not fashion.” Fashion quite literally took to the streets at Chanel with the protest to “make fashion, not war.” Hear ye, hear ye!
Karl Lagerfeld! Provocative, yes. Spectacular. And on point, I suppose. Not bad for an 81-year-old man from Hamburg.
David Shrigley at Sketch.
Sketch restaurant, London—designed to show David Shrigley’s art.
What a confection. What a revelation.
The Schloss at Köpenick. It’s on a little tiny island in the wide confluence of the Dahme and the Spree—about 45 minutes by bike from our house.Today the Schloss houses and displays art.
Ferry from Wuhlheide to Planter Wald—it literally took 3 minutes but saved us lots of cycling time. Also, it was fun crossing the Spree that way.
In Wuhlheide Park, there is a Finnish beer hut, of course, because when you are there it is not 2014. It is 1982 and that is nice.
We rode through Wuhlheide Park, back in time. The former DDR Park features wooden buildings that look like inside-out saunas, a swimming lake, a kinder train and a kinder museum. Parents are more pierced and less text-y than in Prenzlauer Berg and the whole place feels like it runs forever into apple orchards, farms and meadows.
Pietro Rotari, Girl With a Book, (detail). 1750-1762.
I just bought this plaid shirt/tunic/dress. Preparing for autumn.
Love the wad of Benjamins. Nice touch.
Heart-shaped madeleines for breakfast. (Maija, the recipe is in Little Paris Kitchen).
One by Broken Fingaz collective. Formed in 2001 in Haifa, they recently did (or are doing) their first Berlin show. I came across this—with it’s bold colours and striking image—walking home from the S-Bahn—it’s painted in the side of an old cattle barn.
Bye bye London. That was fun. See you soon.