09 December 2011

From Paris to Bombay {Chanel Pre-Fall 2012}

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One of my childhood fantasies was to be just like Sarah in the movie A Little Princess... especially in the scene when she goes to sleep in the attic of an orphanage and wakes up to an extravagant Indian feast. As a child, I remember being genuinely enamored with the vivid colors, the opulent textiles, the delicious looking food, and just the sheer magic of it all. I guess you could say that the message of the movie, that all girls are princesses, just really resonated with me. ;)

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So maybe it shouldn't come as a surprise that these days, I just can't get enough of Chanel's Pre-Fall 2012 fashion show. The design house's annual Metiers d'Art show, which celebrates craftsmen, transformed the Grand Palais into an Indian-themed dinner party, and the results bring me right back to my days of watching A Little Princess. I love it all-- The tweeds! The silks! The bright colors! The creamy whites! The smokey eyes! The bling! I might even take it to a whole new level of cheesy by deeming the scene a true feast for the eyes! I've never been to India, and I'm truly sorry to admit that my strongest association with the country is a children's movie from the nineties, but like Karl, who's also never been to India, said about the show: "It's much more inspiring not to go to places than to go." Here are my favorite looks:

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If you don't want the feast to end, go check out the beautiful behind-the-scenes images featured on The Coveteur!

Which country's fashion (not including your native country) influences your wardrobe the most? For me, the answer would probably be France, or England. But after gazing upon this inspiration by Chanel, I'd definitely like to start injecting a little more India!

2 comments:

  1. Ah! I was obsessed with that movie as a little girl. That scene with all the rich colors still resonates with me and I'm now 24.

    Your blog is fantastic! I, too, love me some Parisian fashion!

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  2. Kayley: Thank you so much for the sweet comment! I definitely consider other people who are obsessed with "A Little Princess" as kindred spirits! :)

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