Tina, here.

When I heard Karl Lagerfeld had passed, I felt an era had ended (so did everyone else in the world). He is probably the most influential designer of a namesake brand who followed a House's original iconic founder, and didn't mess it up. There have been others - Tom Ford at Gucci, Phoebe Philo at Céline. It makes me wonder, no, worry, who will replace Ralph Lauren? I've fretted over this for years. But so far, at Chanel, it looks good for Virginie Viard who has taken the helm. I like her. So we'll see...

But I had to honor Karl. And I bought this. It's like having a Little Black Jacket without taking out a HELOC. I'm considering changing the buttons to some vintage Chanel ones.

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It's a pretty good jacket, don't you think? One your daughters can inherit. For $139 you could buy one for each.

Before I move on to the "Shop The Look" section, I really want to urge you to read the latest Style Vault Insiders' post, [Members Only] The Absolute Hardest Thing About Shopping For Every Woman. I received more comments and personal notes on this one post than any I've posted in a long time. It's about why shopping for clothes can be traumatic and makes us become irrational, ticked-off and body-dysmorphic. I share some of my personal history with anorexia, and you'll hear from my beautiful niece, who is plus-size (and she has convinced me that yes, this is the term we should use). I really hope you'll read it and share it. And if you're not a member, no problem, we have a 15 day FREE TRIAL  so you can access it now for free.


More Karl To Love

Honor Karl in your heart today.

Je l'aime. Qu'il repose en paix. Vive Chanel!





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