The Chanel costumes have made me want to see the movie, though I've never been Ms. Chanel's biggest fan. I think she's more than a little overrated as an innovator and a trend setter, and my impression is she was never a very nice person, even before she was a Nazi sympathizer. It beats me why she's so celebrated. The costumes for her character in this move were beautiful, but it was obvious that they were intended for a body type far different from mine. Unless you're willowy thin I'd wager that sophisticated simple styling is going to come off as frumpy and matronly, not sexy.
Here's what I wore today. It's nowhere near the elegance level of the Chanel costumes, or any of the costumes for that matter. The dress has a wrapped, crossover effect in the bodice that is causing some strange lumpiness under the cashmere sweater. I didn't notice this until I saw it in the pictures. I wonder if I don't look at myself closely enough when I look in the mirror.
|In front of my sister's backyard koi pond.|
|Looking a bit over-exposed in the SoCal sun.|
After perusing the exhibition my mother and I took a turn through the museum store. I added two books to my Amazon wish list and walked away with this:
I'm excited that it's recycled (and produced by a fair trade artists cooperative in Brazil.) I'm supportive of the concept of up-cycling and re-purposing, but usually I think- "Well, that's a cool idea, but it's not really something I would ever wear." But this- this really turns me on, and the recycled and fair trade aspects are a bonus that makes me feel that my money is well spent.