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NJ Goldston, The Brunette

#PFW: Chanel Takes Us For A First Class Ride on Flight #SS16


Fasten your seat belt. Perhaps one of the best Chanel Ready-To-Wear shows ever, is what all of Paris is saying. We literally took off with Captain Karl, journeying through the airport in style from the moment we entered the Chanel Terminal at the Grand Palais — complete with Gate No 5.  You could board for New York, London, Dubai, Hong Kong and major Chanel destinations worldwide.  With the terminal jam packed, we took our seats to the sounds of jet engines roaring. Just to make sure we paid attention, we watched hunky pilots make their way to their flights. Of course their uniforms had sequined lapels. This was a first class trip (at the private airport of our dreams) along with every look that marched down past the 32 gates. “Passengers'” marched and dashed to catch their flights – often in perfectly orchestrated packs. The timing couldn’t been more ironic, and not lost on the crowd, with Karl Lagerfeld choosing the airport theme just as an Air France labor strike broke out wreaking havoc at Charles de Gualle and elsewhere.


This however was literally the private airport of our dreams -imagine no queues- just smartly dressed passengers and airline “staff” following the routes to gates in tweeds, flat silver transparent boots, reflective sunnies, massive layered necklaces, and rolling the ultimate wheely bags.




Using new shapes that are more comfortable for travel, the skies got bluer with immaculate tailoring and aviation patterns that made the looks soar.






Denim outfits were city slick with immaculate tailoring, but the big wow was stunning sparkle for evening. Major embellishment and big Chanel black bows were the perfect touch to almost close the show.





Not to be left out, accessories took flight with trim caps, turned backwards, silver shoes, the “Coco Carrier” as Chanel is calling its wheely bag, buttons looking like crescent moons, eyes covered in reflective glasses, white and blue aeroplanes, and a hair clasp that reminded me of airplane flaps.






For the close, what Leese? Karl picked up his godson to take his bow and Cara was right there alongside.


As for me, I wore a blue Chanel tweed dress to the show and sat right next to Vanessa Bryant who had selected the exact same dress. Perfect for two brunettes.



Now, if only this was a real airline!

With Love From Paris, the Grand Palais and the Chanel show. Next Stop the Louis Vuitton show.

NJ Goldston, The Brunette.

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NJ Goldston, The Brunette

#PFW Postcards From Paris: A Cocktail Dinatoire

Paris Fashion Week kicked off days ago and within hours of touching down in the City of Lights, I was all dressed up in my Antonio Berardi embellished tartan dress with a plunging neckline and zipper reveal. I quickly made my way to the exclusive Cocktail Dinatoire party hosted by fashion designer Mary Alice Haney, […]

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Giveaway: Astrid Black Label Tops!

Fall is finally here and I have some of my own exciting fashion news.  I am very proud to introduce my new Fall/Winter The Astrid Black Label Collection. It’s my fifth collection in collaboration with the Belgian Fashion Chain ZEB. The collection has sixty-five pieces including, finally (!!), the”must have”blazer. This time around we even have great […]

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David Soriano

Congrats To The Katie Dean Giveaway Winner!

We’d like to take a moment to announce the the lucky winner of the Katie Dean ‘Oui’ 18k Gold Plated Bar Necklace!  Congratulations to Allison! Allison, please check your inbox for details on how to claim your prize! As always, thank you to everyone for making The Blonde & The Brunette your quick daily dose of fashion, style […]

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Lauren Cheek

Things We’re Loving Right Now: The ‘Pyjama’ Suit

Seductive, sensual, and far too stylish to keep just in the bedroom! The new trend that has been sweeping the Fashion Week runways (and streets) is, you guessed it, the chic pyjama suits! These PJ’s present a whole new alluring option for evening wear this Fall and into next Spring! Completely elegant, silky PJ pants […]

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NJ Goldston, The Brunette

#PFW: What I’m Packing For Paris Fashion Week

I’m just going to say it. I’m the worst packer in the world. Anyway, I have a mission. I need to get ready for #PFW pronto.  Let me just break it down for you. I need dinner dresses, casual run-around choices, party dresses, bags, shoes, and probably boots along with a coat or two, plus […]

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How to Nail The Top Knot 2.0

We’re calling this years “it” hair style, the top knot 2.0. This time last year, we were all about the messy top knots, & it looks like they’re back with a makeover! It’s basically just a half-up, half-down version of the go-to top knot style we have all come to love so much! We recently […]

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NJ Goldston, The Brunette

#MFW: Will You Be Buying These Looks From The Runway?

I sense the beginnings of a small fashion revolt. Some of the most influential fashion bloggers, customers, buyers, critics, and more, are slowly being pushed aside (as not being seated at shows) for the a new wave of millennial and “Z” Gen “It” girls. They are frantically being outfitted in loaned clothes,  instagramming and Snapchatting […]

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NJ Goldston, The Brunette

(Finally) Sleepwear For The Modern Woman

It’s that time of year to start thinking about sleepwear. But there’s always that bedtime dilemma. It’s a difficult balance between looking a little sexy for your man, and being comfortable – without the frump. Plus, we all just want to sleep better (and we’ll explain that in a nano second). Enter Lunya. The mod […]

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