Monday, September 8, 2008

Fashion fades. Only style remains. Coco Chanel

With Fashion Week in full swing, we have been thinking about style. "Style is the intersection of what you wear with who you are."- Leah Feldon-Mitchell The timeless style of black was attributed to Coco Chanel, who in 1919 at a charity ball, noticed that the women wearing colour looked "too awful. Colours make the women ugly. I think they ought to be dressed in black." The little black day-to-night dress waits in that intersection of fashion with identity, perfect for every woman. We have found a LBD at Isabella Bird, square neck, with a hint of spandex for an unbelievable price. (The website is listed in resources.) We have tested it with opaque black tights, pumps, and a fitted jacket for work, with flip flops and a jean jacket, and with strappy sandals, great jewelry and a Chanel red lipstick. Coco Chanel, the inspiration for much of the creativity you'll see in NYC this week, is also being celebrated in a new film starring Audrey Tatou, the gamine of Amelie, and directed by Anne Fontaine. Coco Avant Chanel is in production with a release date set for next year. Check in with us for the review!

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