Yesterday, on December 4, we witnessed the first pre-fall Chanel collection without any input of Karl Lagerfeld, who started the re-dating of the annual collections himself. Virginie Viard, the closest collaborator of Karl for over 30 years of his work for Chanel, presented the pre-fall collection, by turning runway into Métiers d’Art – famous apartment of Gabrielle ‘Coco’Chanel, that is preserved exactly as she left it after her death. Models scaled down the beige steps of Art Deco-inspired staircase, one of the most iconic accents at 31 rue Cambon.

Collection was strongly inspired by 90’s – we could spot belts placed lower on the waist, leggings and double-breasted masculine coats. Although looks were dominated by black and gold / white combination, we could spot bright, bold and warm tones of pink, purple and burgundy. One of the most eye-catching moments was definitely the tie-dye tweed cropped jacket and pencil skirt suit.

Overall, collection reminded me of empowered, practical (maybe expect few micro bags) yet funky woman knowing exactly what they want. What I would expect to see, especially from such an influential and tradition-driven fashion company, is more diversity in model choice.

What is your opinion on that show?

Creating shopping lists every month helps me re-consider functionality of my wardrobe (and not only) and keep on track all my expenditures. This season I really want to focus on much needed self-care, organisation and mentioned already functionality (aka no high heeled boots).

1. Retrofête Veronica sequined chiffon midi skirt

Definately the biggest MUST, especially during the festive season. Statement skirt, like this Retrofête bright sequin skirt will help in creating many jaw-dropping looks – paired either with white t-shirt or animal print turtle neck, will definitely be a good investment.

2. 17-month Planner

I feel my best when I’m organized! In the past I owned two planner and recently listened to Almost 30 podcast with the founder of these hopeful and cheerful brand. The planner is wood-free, has jaw-dropping design, fun stickers and most importantly, enough space to write down all your daily tasks and goals! Nothing makes me want to get one for unapologetically comming 2020.

3. Gisou honey infused hair oil

Gisou honey infused hair oil by Negin Mirsalehi

Negin Mirsalehi was the first influencer I fallowed on Instagram back in 2016 and when I found out about her Gisou brand I knew I needed to try it! Especially with the beautiful story behing the product. She combined her fathers’ beekeeping skills passed for six generation in her family and her mothers’ passion for making her own hair products as a hairdresser.

4. Agolde Pinch Waist Jeans

I think I mentioned it at least 100 times – I’m totally in love with AGOLDE denim. It’s amazing quality and perfect vintage fit – they look amazing styled with high heels and statement shirt and they keep everything in place, making you feel more confident than ever. I stan!

5. Dr Martens Rixon Made in England

Dr Martens Rixon Made in England boots

I just realized that all my winter boots, excluding my hiking shoes, are high heeled, which is not really functional. That’s why I decided to place these legendary Dr Martens boots as priority on my shopping list.