I think we all know by now that Karl Lagerfeld is a fashion genius! But we all fail to realize that he has GREAT team of people under him that makes sure that all of the Chanel clients get the best product knowledge as well as the best styling tips.
The Chanel Boutique in Orlando was one of the lucky store to have one of Mr Lagerfeld Styling Advisor fly in directly from Paris. Her name was Elisa Lagayette and she had that “je ne sais quoi” that all French women have that challenges your inner self to be a little more chic! Elisa works directly with Lagerfeld from the time he starts sketching the collection to the time it goes to production. She’s aware of all the little details that are part of the Chanel pieces and where the inspiration comes from.
As a stylist I truly enjoyed listening to her and seeing how investing in a Chanel jacket or even a skirt can be useful and pay for itself overtime. The collection she presented was the Chanel Airlines which was absolutely fantastic. Everything from planes to flight attendants uniforms played a huge part in this collection.
My favorite piece was a metallic tweed jacket that worked with EVERYTHING! The jacket could take you from the office to a cocktail party or even a plane ride to keep you warm. It was great to see how one statement piece in your closet could play so many “roles”. The only thing that you had to switch was a pair of pants or jeans, an evening dress or business skirt in order to change the whole look. The accessories, shoes and handbags also played a big part-of course, who doesn’t want a Chanel bag!
Here are a few pictures of the presentation to give you a little taste of this wonderful experience.
The tweed jacket shown here with the matching skirt. Great for work , church or even a speaking engagement.
The same tweed jacket with a flowy white skirt and a silver belt for a chic evening out.