Chanel Pre-Fall 2012: Beauty, Accessories and Apparel

For most of us, Winter 2011 is still in effect, although some of us are already enjoying Resort 2012 on a sunny island. Karl Lagerfeld is happy to announce that he is well into next winter with his latest Pre-Fall 2012 collection, comprised of an East African, Parisian and Bombay fusion. These looks are just too tempting to wait until next Fall to wear.

Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012) (Model: Daphne Groeneveld)
Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012) (Model: Daphne Groeneveld)

Model Daphne Groeneveld is wearing Chanel signature pearls, but in an elegant headpiece with gold & white diamond accents. The headpiece pairs nicely with a bohemian-chic dreadlock up-do. Smoky eyes give a sultry appeal, while the headpiece offers a royal touch. Cheeks are slightly pinkish and lips remain natural with a hint of balm.

Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012)
Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012)
Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012)

Other models sport a fanciful gold-mesh headpiece adorned with gold pearls, pyramid stones and an earring cuff attachment.

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Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012)
Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012)
Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012)
Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012)
Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012)
Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012)

Not all models bore the dreadlock look, other textures were straight, tied loosely into a messy chignon. Smaller bejeweled headpieces fell over the forehead. Other royal accents included extravagant nose-ring chains.

Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012)
Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012)

Other ornamental headpieces bore more intricate design with dangling chain-effects and ear cuff attachments.

Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012)
Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012)
Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012)

Breath-taking neck pieces, an Empress bib necklace followed by a smaller bib version and a choker pendant necklace.

Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012)

Smoky-eyes, jewel headpiece and natural makeup really nail the head-scarf look.

Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012)
Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012)
Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012)
Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012)

Karl Lagerfeld and his iconic use of finger-less gloves; just like a Chanel handbag, it will remain timeless. Karl even added a new twist with finger-less chain-mail Indian hand-jewelry gloves.

Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012)
Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012)
Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012)
Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012)
Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012)

An array of unique finger-less chain-mail Indian hand-jewelry gloves remained dominant on the runway.

Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012) (Look 1)
Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012) (Look 2)

While some of us would love to own a credit-line-free credit card to charge up a season’s worth of Chanel Ready To Wear, we must think realistically— this recession is pretty bullet-proof. As economically conscious Fashionistas, let us use this collection as a basis for our own creative spin.

Look 1: Metallic-tweed bejeweled-button dress with pearl-chain accents and leather leggings.

Look 2: Bib necklace, layered colored pearl chains, boyfriend shirt, a loose Capri, loose pants and sandals.

Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012) (Look 3)
Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012) (Look 4)

Look 3: Blazer-jacket, button-down vest, wrap skirt and leather leggings.

Look 4: Bib necklace, tunic and metallic leggings.

Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012) (Look 5)
Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012) (Look 6)
Chanel (Pre-Fall 2012) (Look 7)

Look 5: Metallic dress, pearl bib, stacked pearl necklaces, pearl chain-belt and leather leggings.

Look 6: Stacked colored pearl necklaces, jeweled cropped-top chiffon dress and metallic leggings.

Look 7: Paisley coat with fur-trim.

Let’s be honest, no matter how much I break this collection down, nothing beats watching the runway video. For those with limited time, I provided a 3-minute teaser, but also included an option to view the entire runway video. Enjoy!

3-Min Trailer Teaser: Chanel Pre-Fall 2012 (via Youtube)

Complete Collection: Chanel Pre-Fall 2012 (via Chanel.com)

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