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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!



Just your average Friday night outfit

Lorna weightman

Jacket and shoes, Zara; Skirt and top, Awear, vintage brooch from my Nana.

today I’m wearing…the first video blog post.

I’ve taken advice from someone close to me that for a long time I should have been video blogging as well as writing, well here you go. On my holidays and a well deserved bit of R&R, I have started to document through the medium of video the looks I put together whether its to hit some trends or just some experimenting with my look.

This video can be seen in full over on my You Tube channel or here if you prefer to have a read of the blog while you are here. The look today is edgy with some layering, faux fur and accessorising with my new obsession, hats. Have a look and leave me a comment with your thoughts!

I haven’t forgotten….

Since I changed www.styleisle.ie to update daily, I have been neglecting this blog so much! So here is the plan!

Over at www.styleisle.ie all the latest news, trend udpates and interviews are all going to be logged daily to keep you up to date on what’s happening in the fashion world as I hear it. This blog will be kept for my own personal experiences in fashion and all the adventures from fashion weeks to filming shows for stylenation to all the other little things I come across. I have been gathering some stories over the past week and I have so much material that I don’t know where to start!

Coming on Friday, I’ll have my take on the capsule wardrobe (as told to the listeners of Tipp Fm on my regular slot). I’m building up my essentials for Winter so I’m going to give you the low down on what I am doing to get Winter-ed. I’m overcoming my fear of colour, saving for a Burberry trench, carrying a vintage brief case to work and all in all, adding some swagger to sophistication and my day to day work wardrobe.

As well as that, each week, I will be bringing you my look of the week (i.e. which celeb was my best dressed) and a round up of the fashion news of the week that was.

So I hope you’ll keep checking out my adventures here and read all the fashion goss over on styleisle.

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Styleisle in the press!

Check me out at Red Radar today where I give my lowdown on London Fashion Week!

Oh and I’m on Fashion Capital talking about the great show by Bora Aksu!