Style Scoop: Manolo Blahnik is Honored as an Artist and Chanel Chooses Net-a-Porter


For his unmatched innovation in the craftsmanship of women's luxury shoes, Manolo Blahnik must truly be called at artist. And now, that status is to be recognized in the highest form by the The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, which has named Blahnik the recipient of their 2015 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion. The honor has been bestowed upon Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, Ralph Rucci, Oscar de la Renta, and other fashion industry leaders in the past. [Glam Inbox]

Chanel (aside from their beauty products) has kept away from the online marketplace for an impressive amount of time now, but it looks like the luxury label is finally making the jump to e-commerce. Rather than debut the new model on their own website, Chanel has partnered with Net-a-Porter to sell a handful of white and yellow gold jewelry pieces in a collection called Coco Crush. It's a small step in the direction of internet retail. Perhaps purses will be next? [Fashionista]

Take a quiz, find an outfit–that's the shopping model at newly launched consulting site, StyleZest. Members pick and choose which pieces most speak to them in a series of quizzes. Then, a personal stylist analyzes results and sends outfit suggestions based on their favorite retailers and personal aesthetic. [Glam Inbox]

Kanye West claims he went into debt for the sake of fashion. In an interview with Rolling Stone, West revealed that his poorly received 2012 women's ready to wear line, which he funded himself, lost him a good sum of money. We can see Yeezy x Adidas serving as his comeback. [Rolling Stone]

The greatly anticipated Apple watch has debuted in stores in London and Paris. Guests were treated to demonstrations and explanations of the latest design, which was deemed surprisingly “elegant” and “fabulous” by onlookers. [WWD]