Karl Lagerfeld’s “Once and Forever” A Short Film Starring Kristen Stewart


Once and Forever, the short film by Karl Lagerfeld, premiered during Chanel’s pre-fall collection in Rome on December 1st.  The film, which stars the tremendously talented Kristen Stewart, is more about what it is not than what it is.  Kristen Stewart, the film’s star, doesn’t actually play the part of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel.  She plays an actress who is portraying Coco in a biopic.  Also appearing in the film is Geraldine Chaplin, daughter of Charlie Chaplin, who plays on older version of Coco Chanel.

“The final image of Chanel is not her youth, her lovers, her beauty—it’s the old lady,” Lagerfeld told Harper’s Bazaar.  “People who know the history of fashion know, but the public doesn’t see the woman, who she really was. That’s the story of the movie.”

A Chanel brand ambassador since 2013, Kristen Stewart will also star as the face of Chanel’s 2015-16 campaign.  However, in Once and Forever, the actress channels the late designer’s look in a number of period costumes.  Wearing her brunette hair in a straw hat while wearing glamorous gowns, she captured the essence that was Coco Channel.

In a recent interview with Women’s Wear Daily, Lagerfeld called Kristen Stewart “one of the greatest actors of her generation.”  In an interview with Vogue, Kristen Stewart described the vintage Chanel couture pieces she got to wear in the film as “jaw-dropping.” She also talked about how it was like working with Lagerfeld on set. “Karl is supremely natural and thoughtful, which rubs off on an actor, always…that confidence,” she said. “His interest in cinema is clear and working with him in that way was inspiring.”

Oscar de la Renta Perfume Wear Haute Couture Every Day!


Oscar de la Renta

(Photo © 2015 Ian Anderson)

Oscar de la Renta’s own fragrance is the perfect scent.  It blends the fine elegance of haute couture with the necessities that come with day-to-day wear.  In short, it doesn’t overdo it.  It is actually a very versatile fragrance.  For example, if it is brunch with the ladies and you want to feel light and breezy, a small application will do as this ethereal scent has a very clean aroma.  If a night out on the town or an elegant evening out is on the agenda, you can still use this same perfume, only this time, you will want to use it on you wrists, neck, decolletage, and even your hair.  The fragrance is not so overpowering that it cannot be used liberally.

I recently purchased this bottle of Oscar de la Renta perfume at Saks Fifth Avenue in Palm Beach.  I am so obsessed with wearing it to different occasions and, with the holiday season fast approaching, I can’t wait to debut it to some of my friends who have not been introduced to my newest fragrance!