Friday, July 8, 2011

Chanel Après Coco

Photographed By Ellinor Forje

The other day, after recieving an invitation to the semi-annual Chanel Joaillerie show, at 18 Place Vendôme in Paris, I was reminded of the cruel reality of life. Due to schedule conflicts and variant woes, I wasn't going to be anywhere near la capital de la France during its haute couture fashion week this season. Then immediately after that epiphany, I remembered a less harsher notion, the fact that I'm yet to watch the movie "Coco Chanel and Ivan Stravinsky".* So I did what any other normal person in my position would have done. Watched the film? Heck no! I drenched my sorrows in a new lacquer. Coco Chanel all the way baby.

*I've already seen "Coco Before Chanel" (2009), staring Audrey Tatou and  Benoît Poelvoorde among others. It's a well written drama about a grandiose life. And a testiment to the Chanel legacy. I especially enjoyed when the classic monochromatic suit made its appearance somwhere near the end. But enough said, I don't want to ruin it for you.

14 comments:

  1. Oh no such a shame to miss the show! You can still look forward to watching the film though!

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  2. omg!!!!!!! i bet you must be super excited! lucky you!!!!

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  3. Thats a shame..the lacquer is lush!! xx

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  4. Very cool that you got an invite! Must watch that film, just been to France and our tour guide told us a lot about her including that she lived in the Ritz and actually spied for the other side!

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  5. thank u Ellinor.
    i see your blog is full of inspiration :)
    wish you many more shows, which you will catch;)

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  6. thank u, too. u're also an inspiration. i love Chanel. hahha.. karl is really living up to chanel's expectations. :))

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  7. Oh, that's tragic! But to even get an invite is wonderful to me. Maybe it's just a regular occurence for you, but it's something, alright! Oh well.. A laquer will be more lasting anyways.

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  8. Lucky you to get invited! And I haven't seen the film either yet. Love all the art and installations in your blog too! Thanks for stopping by my blog xxx

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  9. you have very interesting things on your blog!!!! A pity you can‘t assist to the show! But there‘s always a next time... :D
    Thank U for Passing by my blog!!

    Xxx from Formentera!! :D

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  10. Wow! Lucky you to be invited!! Too bad you couldn't make it! I would ave watched the movie while painting my nails....

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  11. Ellinor, thanks for dropping by to say hello! Your blog is just beautiful! The photos are so perfect. I know I'll be a regular visitor here - very inspirational and creative! ~Siobhan

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  12. Oh Ellinor! Thank you for your comment on my blog, yours is splendid! I am having such a good time looking at all of your photos! So sad that you missed the show, but I'm sure there are more where that came from :)
    Best ~Tina
    http://deerdrifter.blogspot.com

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  13. So exciting!! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

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