Chanel couture: elegant and embellished

There was some classic vintage belle sleeping inside the mind of Karl Lagerfeld, inspiring his designs for Chanel‘s Fall 2010 Couture collection. By day she steps out in fur-trimmed coats and 40s silhouettes, understated and elegant. As night falls she becomes more elaborate and exotic, glistening with sequins and jewels and rich embroidery. There’s a fresh modernity to the simple red lips and wispy hair; but regardless of whether the outfit is understated or brimming with detail, the wrists are always dripping in bracelets and the boots are always a statement in themselves.

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Chanel Couture Fall 2010

Chanel Couture Fall 2010

Chanel Couture Fall 2010

Chanel Couture Fall 2010

Chanel Couture Fall 2010

Chanel Couture Fall 2010

Chanel Couture Fall 2010

Chanel Couture Fall 2010

Chanel Couture Fall 2010

Chanel Couture Fall 2010

Chanel Couture Fall 2010

Chanel Couture Fall 2010

Chanel Couture Fall 2010

Chanel Couture Fall 2010

Chanel Couture Fall 2010

Chanel Couture Fall 2010

Chanel Couture Fall 2010

Chanel Couture Fall 2010

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.