{a bit of dior}

I love the intimate presentation that the house has chosen. I find it far more interesting than the majority of current shows where a blank faced model saunters down a long runway and simply turns back at the end. The expressions on the Dior model’s faces are fun and, at times, cheeky. Not to mention that all the images from the show are far more interesting. Remember all the images that appeared after the fall shows? Who didn’t love the pictures of the models outside the Avenue Montaigne headquarters or this shot of a model looking down at the crowd?

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{chanel & a bit of history}

Say what you want about Karl Lagerfeld, but you must admit he’s a design genius. Chanel has always been about the details and finishing; Karl is certainly continuing that legacy.

With all the hype around Chanel last year, both current and past {think Coco Chanel movies}, it’s hard to imagine Chanel as anything but extraordinary and luxurious. That wasn’t always the case, particularly in the time between Gabrielle Coco Chanel’s death and the time that Lagerfeld stepped in.

The Chanel we know today is the direct result of Alan Wertheimer and the outrageous Lagerfeld. Wertheimer is responsible for persuading Lagerfeld to jump ship at Chloe and join Chanel. It is because of Wertheimer that Chanel No. 5 is en vogue again; it was once selling at drugstores and considered out of date. Interesting, no?

images via style.com edited for {bits of beauty}

{stella & dot}

New {Bits of Beauty} Stella & Dot has recently premiered their Spring ’10 line. They also announced that Cynthia Myer, formerly director of Kate Spade jewelry is joining their design team. We’re happy to have such a stylish sponsor and wanted to show you some of the gorgeous and affordable jewelry!

See what you like? You can join the online trunk show to get $5.95 flat rate shipping on your entire purchase. Just enter Amy Rodbell as your hostess and the promotion will be automatically applied – and feel free to pass it on to friends!