Chanel Spring-Summer 2017 Thefashionguitar

Karl Lagerfeld knows how to leave us stunned. Not only by his impeccable designs, but also with show spaces that are out of this world. During the latest Chanel Spring-Summer 2017 Ready-to-wear show, last September in Paris, he made sure to make an impact – yet again – with the collection as well as with the Chanel data center that was constructed in the Grand Palais. Absolutely Instagram worthy, and fitting in just perfect right with us digital kids…

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ASKA boots Charlotte Groeneveld Thefashionguitar

What once started as a 60s inspired glitter ankle boot, followed by Courreges in the digital-era, the reinvented metallic Gucci loafer – with block heel – we all wanted in our wardrobes, now has formed a cult of fashion forward women who are not afraid to make a statement. A statement with their shoes. These women are easy to identify: They love to wear the ultimate casual outfit – think; a pair of jeans, a navy cashmere sweater, or the good old white shirt – but then turn everything around by the pair of shoes they are wearing with it. It makes them unique, and one of a kind – something we all should try in an era where digital media often tells us what we should be wearing…

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Chanel Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear Collection Charlotte Groeneveld Thefashionguitar

In contrast to last year around this time, I’m not going to make a huge round-up of what I’ve done in 2016, what I loved most, which hoops I had to take to get to where I wanted – I think I’ve done that well enough a few days back – and what’s laying ahead of me. I rather pick a few projects that stood out, blurp a bit about personal and emotional things when it really matters – like a few days back – and share upcoming projects when the time is there. Hence I’m starting with one of THE BEST projects I’ve done this year: My Mother’s Day shoot in collaboration with Chanel and Bergdorfs. I mean, I’ve worked on several occasions with Chanel this past year, but boy did a DREAM COME TRUE shooting this project! A dedicated story in collaboration with a brand that I LOVE, and a store that is my favorite in New York City. Pinch me again!

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Detox green smoothie bowl Thefashionguitar Charlotte Groeneveld

I’ve not only been detoxing emotionally after the past Holiday weekend, but also quite literally, food-wise. But since I can’t live on smoothies only, I figured it was time to try out The Smoothie Bowl. I made one once before, wasn’t a big success. However that was before I really knew how to make it. Research is – as with everything – one of the keys to success, so I surfed the internet trying to find out what “the real Smoothie Bowl essentials” were, and smiled with my biggest smile at Thomas so that he would go out in the cold to buy those “essentials”. Ten minutes after he came back, this green, über healthy, and tasty Smoothie Bowl was standing in front of me. I don’t know how I did it so fast, but it was there, waiting for me to be eaten, and “detox” from all the French cheese, red wine, and roasts I ate over the weekend…

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Dolce & Gabbana Christmas Charlotte Groeneveld Thefashionguitar

What I love most about the Holidays is spending time with my family, eating all the food I love, drinking my favorite Champagne, and watch every single Christmas movie, until I fall asleep on the couch. Luckily I found a man who loves to do the same, so every year our planning is pretty straight forward. We do the above mentioned, we both do our part – he does the grocery shopping, I do the gift shopping – and then we start. For the first couple of years in our relationship, when we lived in The Netherlands – where we both grew up – we spend these days with our families on both sides. However, this changed when we moved abroad. For the better – for a while – and the worse…

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