The world according to Karl

17/10/2013

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Karl Lagerfeld is a bit like an iceberg – we only get to see the very top that, whilst incredibly impressive, is still just, well, an incredibly impressive preview.

With his new book, Lagerfeld opens a door into his world just a crack wider giving us a chance to explore, learn, smile, frown and adore for every witty and refreshingly frank hand-picked quote on fashion, Chanel, style, life, luxury, books and the man himself is like a delicious nugget of wisdom to absorb, digest and nourish the mind.

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Visually, the hardback black and white edition is beautiful to look at and enjoyable to browse, so whether you admire the designer, a nonsense-free conversation or need a solid reference for numerous quotes (there’s nothing worse than relying on Pinterest for those!) that somewhat reflect your own perception of life, the The World According to Karl will definitely make a welcoming addition to your fashion library.

To start you off, here are some of my favourite…

“Fashion is of the moment. The best thing that can happen to a dress is that it gets worn. Fashion isn’t about museum exhibits.”

“Trendy is the last stage before tacky.”

“Young designers are so nice, but often they have no technical knowledge. Valentino and I sweated for years, he at Desses, me at Balmain. We knew we weren’t there to play art critics, we were there to learn.”

“To think appearances don’t count these days is a lie: it lets you live in harmony with yourself.”

“Chanel left us with something better than fashion: style. And style, as she preached it, doesn't’ grow old.”

“My work is not to make he Chanel suit survive, but to make sure it lives.”

“I hate ostrich skin. It makes me think of a mummy that had regular acne.”

“The essential thing in life is to reinvent oneself.”

“Buying books is a real disease for me, but I don’t want to be cured.”

The book is available on amazon, Net-a-Porter, Shopbop and Barney’s.

31 comments:

  1. interesting book! xoxo

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  2. Thank you for the recommendation. Adding it to the ever growing list. :)

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  3. Loved these quotes! It also sounds like an interesting book to add to the fashion list. x/Madison

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  4. OhmyGosh I have to get this asap - I love Karl and his quirky (and often rude) comments. He is a very brilliant man in many ways. The last quote is me too - happy day sweetest Natalia.
    Ax

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    1. Yes, that one describes me well, too. :) There are a few pages of "book quotes" and I could relate to every single one of them. x

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  5. This book sounds fantastic! I want it :)

    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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  6. Haha, his quotes are sometimes really brash but funny nonetheless. You should be working for a magazine, this is an excellent review. Thanks for your kind visit and sorry for the late reply - internet issues. Have a great day doll!

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  7. trendy is the last stage before tacky--he's so right!!

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  8. Hi Natalia! You know how much love fashion books too, plus I adore him so now the book is officially onto my wishlist, I need to get it!:) His quotes make me smile, I enjoyed them. So agree with the fact trendy is the last stage before tacky! I think I have the same disease: buying too much books, but I neither want to be cured!:) Kisses dear! xo

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    1. Happy book shopping, Lilli! Hope you enjoy reading it! x

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  9. I didn't know he had a book out! Thanks Natalia! I think we all have a love hate with Karl. You never know what box he's going to come out of. I think he likes it that way too. LOL
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    1. Kim, I think he doesn't really care what others would thing of what he says, nor likes or dislikes it. He is just very true to himself and doesn't speak nonsense unlike many people. That's why I like him. :)

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  10. Great review- Karl is such an icon. :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  11. Great review! Karl is such an icon. :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  12. Haha I love the quotes, especially the one about the ostrich skin!

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  13. I love the quote that starts with "fashion is of the moment", such a great line.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  14. I've heard lots about this book, hope I'll have possibility to read it!
    Thanks for review)

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  15. Great post dear! Looking forward to seeing your future posts.

    xoxo;
    What Kenny Hearts, a Lifestyle Blog by Kenny.

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  16. I love your comparison of him to an iceberg. So valid. =)
    I loved perusing this book. Whether or not you like him, he is a strong fashion expert and legend in his own right. So he's definitely one to try to learn more about. =D

    xo,
    nancy

    http://adoretoadorn.blogspot.com

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  17. Absolutely love every single quote on there! I was going through the list and kept thinking "yep that one's my favourite" haha!

    hayfa
    http://londonloafers.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Exactly how I felt. :D Now imagine reading the entire book! ;)

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  18. Great quotes! I'd love to read the book :)
    xoxo

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  19. I cannot believe he has a book! I cannot wait until I read it, Im so excited.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  20. This sounds wonderful!! I must get it!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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