THE DESIGNER STEAL II

While perusing the web this lunchtime & mocking up a geometric inspired window scheme, I came across this stunning tee from Browns. A quick illustrator sketch later & here’s my second pick from foraging the world wide web for fashion deals.

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AD CAMPAIGN: LANVIN SPRING/SUMMER 2013 BY STEVEN MEISEL

I’m a firm believer that an Advertising Campaign should not only sell the brand’s aesthetic and the current collection, but also be a window into a world that you can only dream of being a part of. Sure enough, Lanvin’s Spring/Summer 2013 campaign lensed by Steven Meisel does all of that and more.

Check out the beautiful men’s and women’s campaigns here.

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CHIRAG’S FIRST LANVIN …(IT’S MINE BITCHES!)

2012 was sadly a dry year when it came to buying beautiful things. But you know the saying, “all good things come to those who wait”, well that pretty much sums up what happened two days ago, when I suddenly and unexplainably awoke at 8am and decided to surf the Mr Porter 80% off sale on my mobile phone looking for a new everyday leather tote/satchel, only to bag (forgive me), this A+MAZING, ordained by the Gods and anointed by the holy ones, Leather Patchwork Men’s Holdall by Lanvin.

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SALE PICKS – LANVIN CLASSIC CALFSKIN LEATHER BRIEFCASE FROM FARFETCH

When I see exquisite accessories such as this Lanvin Classic Grey Calfskin Leather Briefcase from the Farfetch sale, I think to myself, “WHY didn’t I pick a profession where I could carry a chic briefcase!!?!?.”

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ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS…IS…A LANVIN IPHONE 4S CASE

Here’s something a little bit more realistic/affordable on my wish list – A Lanvin iPhone case, but in true greedy Christmas spirit I’ve chosen two!

It’s a sad fact that although I ADORE Lanvin, I don’t own anything from the iconic Parisian label *weeps*. It’s also a sad fact that my iPhone 4s has gone without a designer case for over a year, (it didn’t work out between Marc Jacobs and I). But both these quirky, unique and more importantly, affordable sketched covers have won me over with their signature and timeless Alber Elbaz style, that will be sure to “Keep Chirag Chic” whenever and wherever!

…timeless until I upgrade to the iPhone 5 (s?) next year that is…

Available online from Lanvin

 

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LANVIN SNAKE SKIN HI TOP SNEAKERS

Don’t worry, i’m not going to make any cheesy snake jokes…this time anyway…

Aside from becoming infatuated with “stars” and “aztec” motifs this year, I’ve developed an obsession with snake skin – whether it be print, leather or just in tiny details.

So while on my search through Luisaviaroma’s final sale reductions, I came across these beautiful purple snake skin hi top sneakers made from 90% snake and 10% calf, with reinforced metal eyelets and contrasting leather piping which a generous sugar soul needs to buy for me. But hurry! They’re only available in size 7 and with a whopping 50% off!

Lanvin Snake Skin Hi Top Sneaker – £800 £400 from Luisaviaroma

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AD CAMPAIGN: LANVIN AUTUMN/WINTER 2012/13 BY STEVEN MEISEL

If there’s one brand you can consistently rely on for great concepts and execution while retaining their core, it’s Lanvin.

Photographed by Steven Meisel, the theatrical new campaign sees an diverse age range of “ordinary” people rather than well known models, all styled beautifully and yet conventionally while set amongst a bazaar of quirky accessories and furniture to match Alber Elbaz’s tongue and cheek mood.

Check out the campaign and video here.

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LANVIN MEN’S SPRING/SUMMER 2013 – PARIS FASHION WEEK

Catwalk images from Lanvin’s Spring/Summer 2013 menswear showing at Paris Fashion Week with some of my key notes on colours and influences below.

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LANVIN LOVING – MY TOP PICKS FROM MR PORTER.COM

Lanvin just exudes a beautiful French elegance that is worth every penny. Every season we are treated to a plethora of  sleek, chic & timeless menswear pieces (yay for the Flower Pin!!!).

Here are my menswear picks from the pre-fall 2012 collection now available online at Mr Porter.com.

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