Everything is better in (dusty) pink

No need to say that we are not afraid of a touch of pink. My latest obsession is everything dusty pink, it attracts me in everything; interior, accessories, clothes, …. I think dusty pink is really pretty and dainty. I love how elegant and flattering this shade is and at the same time soft and neutral enough to go well with other colors.

As we are creating lots of Christmas gift guides lately, I thought I’d use my dusty pink obsession to create a Christmas mood-board inspired by this pretty shade.

Here are some of our top dusty pink products that we would love to receive under the Christmas tree.pink gold watch

Perfection in a watch by Morris Richardson. The Belvoir classic watch combines sophisticated style with effortless elegance. Harbouring the perfect balance between contemporary and traditional design, the Belvoir is the ideal companion for the modern, fashionable and style-concious lady. The Belvoir incorporates a pink genuine Harris Tweed strap with soft leather backing. The pink tweed in combination with the rose gold makes this timepiece a real conversation starter.pink gloves karl

Kaiser Karl always does it right. As the creative director of French fashion house Chanel, the expectations of Karl Lagerfeld his own collections are always high. With these dusty pink leather fingerless gloves with a cute bow, he went above and beyond to create something classy, girly and cool at the same time. Hurry up before they are sold out!leather bag rasberry vuitton

When we purchased our first Louis Vuitton Pochette Métis in 2016, nobody could imagine that this bag would become the it-bag of 2017. You can read our blogpost about the monogram canvas model here. In the summer of 2017, Louis Vuitton launched a dusty pink version of the bag. It was sold out everywhere in no time and we weren’t able to get our hands on it. Luckily, Louis Vuitton is launching lots of new colors for fall/winter17-18 and this one in rose bruyere is available for pre-order. An elegant accessory that will accompany you wherever you go. (pre-order here)  pink knitwear

Oh knitwear…Nothing beats quality cosy knitwear, especially when it is designed by one of our favorite brands, Acne Studios. We’re smitten for the nonchalant vibes that the Ashia sweater brings to anything it’s paired with. Crafted from chunky alpaca-blend fabric, this style comes in a slouchy oversized fit.Pink wool scarf vuitton

Dusty pink in combination with grey is always a winner. Make the most of your winter with the Logomania Shine scarf. In a soft, warm blend of wool and silk with lurex for shine, it is adorned with an oversize version of the iconic Monogram pattern and is finished with long fringes. Available at Louis Vuitton.

Gucci shoes pink

Last but not least: Gucci shoes. You love them or you hate them. It took me some time to love them. At first, I thought they looked a bit grannyish, but with the right outfit, they can be quite cool. Still debating if I will order the signature leather espadrilles or the suede pump. Anyway, you can order yours hereDusty pink tack

As an extension of our dusty pink obsession, you can find matching equestrian tack for your horse. These dusty pink collection by Equestrian Stockholm is the perfect color match for your grey or white horse.

Enjoy your shopping but be aware; you don’t want to look like Barbie :).

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Did you know…Coco Chanel loved horses? Probably you do, but…what’s even more interesting, she has got her inspiration of the famous Chanel “matelassé” pattern out of the printed vests of a jockey.White Chanel Jacket Chanel high heels and Grey Chanel Classic Flap Bag Horseracing, we already wrote a blogpost of the Kentucky Derby in 2015 (read here) and fashion was all over the place, so I am not really surprised this was the setting were Mademoiselle Coco has got her inspiration.Horseracing Jockey on Horse Kentucky DerbyYou recognise the quilted Chanel pattern in every piece of the French fashion house. The stitching technique ensures that the pattern had some sort of diamond pads in it. Chanel quilted patternAround 1920, Coco (we may say Coco, right) adapted the technique for the first time on her pillows in her apartment in Rue Cambon, Paris. Every since, the quilted pattern has become the signature style for the famous handbags, clothes, shoes and jewelry. Coco Chanel and Boy Chapel Polo Player Fashion InspirationOn the picture, you’ll see Coco Chanel with Arthur Edward “Boy” Capel, a British polo player and muse of the fashion designer.

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Paris Fashion Week. It is that time of the year when fashionistas from all over the world gather in Paris to attend the new F/W17 collection shown by the famous fashion houses.  This week, Karl Largerfeld presented the Chanel Pre-Fall/Winter 2016-2017 collection at the Grand Palais. In one way or another, we”ll see some equestrian influences in the collection. Let’s take a look.Equestrian Lifestyle Blog The hat reminds me of a safety cap. Check out the make-up by Tom Pecheux, who created the arty make up for the Chanel show, using a quilted eyeshadow motif, inspired by the house’s iconic double C-stamped bags.Equestrian Lifestyle BlogEquestrian Lifestyle Blog Who doesn’t want those boots?Equestrian Lifestyle Blog The bobbin bag with its golden threads is a playful nod to the world of couture as well as an ode to the highly skilled artisans so essential to a Parisian house, who are behind the elaborate collections on the catwalk. Don’t we just see thread to start braiding in gold? Equestrian Lifestyle BlogHow classy and stylish would you be at competition with a shirt like this?Equestrian Lifestyle Blog Equestrian Lifestyle Blog What do we ‘equestrians‘ think when we see this belt? …Tie the horse!Equestrian Lifestyle BlogPerfect for your smartphone #WeLoveChanelEquestrian Lifestyle Blog Pictures by Vogue/ChanelEquestrian Lifestyle Blog

2013 was the year the French fashion empire Chanel launched a few equestrian accessoires and although our love for Chanel is infinite, the branded wips and helmets cannot tempt us.

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But did you know there’s also a saddler and luxury-leather goods maker called Chanel? French designer and restorer Guy Chanel gained his experience at the Hermès house in Paris and opened his own atelier in 1989.  There is no connection with the dubble CC brand, but you can see the fashion influences in his creations. We love this chestnut alligator jumping saddle!

Equestrian Lifestyle Chanel Hermes The dressage saddle represents pure craftmanship, elegance and luxury with materials like smooth cowhide, slate ostrich skin and skate-fish skin.

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The hand-made saddles and leather goods are on individual order. If you are looking for something special, let your imagination guide you and plan a visit to Guy Chanel’s atelier.

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All info and photo credits:

www.chanel-saddler.com