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karl vs marc.

Okee dokey, 2011 is over and 2012 is here and I plan to make this a good one. I’ve made the bold move into fashion and I intend on making it work. And so to prep myself for fashion weeks, I have eased myself back into work with having a look at the Spring ad campaign  feature on nymag today. To top off my research this evening, I have discovered Pinterest.com which has become my best friend. I’m pinning left right and blindside here. My conclusions on the campaigns will give no surprise with Chanel clearly the frontrunner for simplicity and neatness. Clean lines complement the white palate and sleek styling of the models. And Karl shot this himself. I cannot wait to see what circus of opulence they will have at this year’s couture and ready to wear shows.  I often wonder do Karl and Marc sit down at the beginning of every season and have a tete a tete over a glass of barolo and see how they can outdo each other on the scale of decadence. The conversation my go a little like this:

Karl: Ah Marc, I see Kate has become a favourite of yours for the LV ready to wear shows, non?

Marc: She begged me to do it. I couldn’t say no, I mean she practically offered to do it for free.

Karl: Personally, I prefer something more subtle. Like a carousel of models who step off in turn. Classic and of course very cost effective to produce as is the motto of Chanel. It was all Alexa’s idea.

Marc: Well Karl, I could not accuse you of doing anything by halves but honestly you will have to take it up a notch. Like, I think I’m going to make everyone sit on the floor. Those guys over in Balenciaga thought we wouldn’t guess that the benches collapsing was a deliberate stunt for publicity. I know Anna will just love it. It’s a very original idea.

Karl: Hmmmm, sounds like you’re jealous Marc. Why, the lift thing you did for Fall/Winter, kind of “Get Smart” style wouldn’t you say?

Marc: Now Karl, let’s not go there. Don’t get my started on the Florence oyster.

Karl:  [says nothing, in utter dismay Karl leaves the conversation and thinks, “I’ll show him”].

Obviously this conversation is a figment of my fashionable imagination but let’s just see what happens with these two iconic fashion houses this year.

chanel spring summer 2012

On styleisle, I will have loads more of the regular stuff and hopefully more frequently too! And I hope to do lot’s more styling and writing too! Here’s hoping!



The Garment District – A vintage lovers paradise!

The Garment District - a vintage lovers paradise!


A little Marc Jacobs perhaps?


Or some Ferragamo??


Or just root around? It's only a dollar per pound of clothes?


Or just try on silly glasses like these...


Or these...


Smile...your on camera!

My Miami vice…the shops

I calculated that by the time that we are done with 2010, I will have spent 15% of the year in Miami. So I reckon that is enough of a percentage, to allow me to call it my second home (a la Will Smith in the song Miami). This place is seriously cool, and by that I am not referring to the weather, because the weather here is exactly the opposite. I went outside the office to make a phone call about five mins ago and had to come back inside because I was getting scorched. And my porcelain white skin would be angry with me for that.

I will be blogging from my official second home for the next three weeks. On this adventure, I will be visiting the following shopping destinations and telling you a little about them:

Shops at Bal Harbour. Home to Marc Jacobs, Jimmy Choo. Kind of like the Bond St of Miami.

Aventura Mall. One of my favourites with shops from Hervé Leger to Forever 21. Something for one and all and all shapes of wallats.

The Village at Merrick Way. Another version of Bal Harbour except located in the wealthy suberb of Coral Gables.

Dash Miami. The shop owned by the infamous Kardashians. Has been through a bit of an overhaul since I last visited in January.


Not that this is exactly a shopping destination but I am going here and I’M SO EXCITED. It’s like being 7 again!

Anyhoo, stay tuned.

Oh and as another surprise, this Friday log back on when my buddy Laura Speight will be my guest blogger. If you are a  die hard Hills fan and are currently dreading the end of the dramatics from the ladies in LA, you’ll love her post.

styleisle out for now. x