From Design Sponge, comes one of my favorite features-the living in series----That Coco Chanel is a woman worthy of a week’s worth of endless style blather goes without saying, but what’s the fun in that? I’m saying it loud and proud — Coco Before Chanel is pretty much as gorgeous a movie as they come. Duh, you heard me say that it’s about Chanel, right?
1. Brenda Lynn Audrey Hat, $225; 2. Saint James Sailor Shirt, $135; 3. Vintage Chanel Earrings, $764; 4. Camel High-Waisted Pants, $68; 5. Boutique 9 Belinda Spectators, $130; 6. Vintage Thimble, $45; 7. Belgian Chesterfield Chair, $2,095; 8. Gingher Shears, $36; 9. Eugenia Kim Bow, $45
Okay, so maybe it’s not the most factual account of her life and it omits some pretty eye-popping accounts, but on a strictly visual plane, I’m sold. According to the director, Chanel used to say, “I invented my life because I didn’t like my life,” so in that spirit, the movie meets its aim — to cause all of us girls to writhe in awe and jealousy at the beautiful things that exist in the world. Lord knows I won’t be able to afford Coco after Chanel, but a little inspired menswear-y chic à la Coco before Chanel? Yes, that I think I can swing.
1. Kenneth Jay Lane Maltese Cuff, $135; 2. Pearl Necklace, $40; 3. Dressmaker’s Pins, $3; 4. Roving Ray’s Lamp, $348; 5. Moschino Cheap and Chic Bouclé Cardigan, $455; 6. Phillipe Desk, $1,195; 7. Vintage Books, $150; 8. Stainless Steel Ruler, $5; 9. Vintage Chiavari Chair, $1,400/set of two; 10. Chanel No.5, $132