24 January 2013

Chanel Spring 2013 Couture: Beauty Trends, and My Favourite Looks

The Chanel Spring 2013 Couture show took place in Paris this week and today I wanted to share a few of my favourite looks.  Against a backdrop of woody forests came a parade of feathered head-pieces, framed shoulders, exquisite tailoring, and the most breath-takingly beautiful full-length gowns. The colour palette featured black, white, navy and multi-coloured florals - and the final look?  Twin brides – in clear support of the current proposal to legalise gay marriage in France. I'm totally with Karl: why is there even a debate?

Chanel Spring 2013 Couture

As for the beauty, messy updos were the order of the day (YAY!), along with slightly mad looking, gothic eyes – complete with feathery black lace appliqués – and soft pink lips and cheeks. Chanel’s nails are always closely scrutinised by the beauty world, and here we saw peachy nude fingers and dark navy toes - cementing both as massive trends for spring.

Chanel Spring 2013 Couture

Chanel Spring 2013 Couture

What did you make of the collection?

Photos by Giovanni Giannoni, from WWD.


Mary Kapsi said...

Great post dear!
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Adele said...

As usual, Chanel didn't disappoint. I adore the eye lace appliques for drama.
Have a fab Thursday Hun xoxo

Krystal said...

these looks are magnificent!

Ms. Dainty Doll said...

Adore these, I so so love the first one...well all of them really, haha! Sublime :)) Hope you are well doll & have a great day xo

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There were so many collections of inspiration. I love this one, especially look #!..xxMadison

little t said...

Chanel always put on such a show!

Sam said...

I always think the Chanel couture gowns look exquisite on the models and I would love to see how it translates on the red carpet.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Chanel shows always provide such a feast for the eyes. The last gown is stunning!

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Nurse Fancy Pants said...

I'm all for legalising gay marriage but with the make up and head pieces those twin brides are freaking me out..it's all a bit too "The Shining" for my liking :) Love everything else though :) x

Annette Brennan said...

Ahh wow, I love this! The eye makeup is so good too, and the forest backdrop really adds to it. Thanks for sharing! :)


Coco said...

Ems I love the forest setting and the makeup. The collection was breathtaking as expected.Hope you are well honey, the weekend is near :-)
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Caroline Susanto said...

amazing collections ^^

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Jessica said...

hi sweeite so happy you found my blog :) i love kim shes a sweetie! thanks hun have a good day

Emma said...

I watched some of the footage from the show and it looked unbelievable! I love the make up, especially the eyes! What I would give to be at a Chanel show!

Emma x

Sunny & Star said...

It is extremely difficult for Chanel to go wrong in my eyes. I love these pictures and I love the entire collection.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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yummychunklet said...

Great line!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

I love that there boots and acting like tights

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

i LOVED this collection! Karl hit it out the box with this one. i was disappointed in his cruise collection last year. this is a WINNER! love the brides, eye makeup and hair pieces.