I finally saw Coco before Chanel this weekend. I really enjoyed it. The images to me were beautiful. There was stiff competition for best costume design at the Academy Awards this year, and I have not seen Young Victoria, but I loved the clothing from this movie.
Temperley London Heidi cashmere silk-blend dress, $907
Forever21.com – Tops – Dressy – 2070883575, $23
Diane von Furstenberg Martia pencil skirt, $225
Harajuku Lovers Dobson Heel – Black, $90
Buy CHANEL Classic quilted bag from Matches Fashion, 768 GBP
Chanel’s use of black and white is timeless and fashionable, but it is also practical and easy. What in your closet doesn’t go with either black or white? And when I think of a black and white outfit I think of dressy events and sophisticated style. It’s almost impossible to pull out these two colors and not end up with a good outfit. A black and white outfit is also recession friendly because most people already have one in their closet and it is easy to find in stores at any budget.
Remember my post a little while ago about Chanel’s nail color Jade? It is completely sold out and even if it wasn’t, I don’t know if I would want to spend the $27 to get it. So I searched high and low for a cheaper alternative. And a few weeks ago when I was getting my hair cut I found the perfect match at my hair salon, OPI’s Gargantuan Green Grape. At $9 this is much more affordable and it is basically the same mint green color.
Chanel’s Jade nail polish is something I can’t wait to try out. It is sold out, but I am on a mission to find this color from a different brand (mostly because Chanel’s version is $25).
Although it looks like a spring pastel, placed next to some wintery creams and blacks it looks like it was meant to be there all along. I also think it would be a nice subtle nail polish to wear with some of the neon colors that are in for fall right now, especially a hot pink dress.
What do you think?
I am starting my weekend early and hopping on a 6 a.m. flight to Dallas tomorrow for a wedding. I’ll be back Monday. Enjoy your weekend!
I don’t know what could be a better match than Chanel and Audrey Tautou. I can’t believe I didn’t think of it first. The scenes in this video are vivid and imaginary like a dream. The casual traveler and her casual fling—a love story as old as time. Check out Starbucks and Jane Austen for the screen captures. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe this is Billie Holiday singing “I’m a fool to want you”.