A Japanese inspired Chanel campaign. Can it get any better than this?
The strangest thing happened when I first laid eyes on these images. It’s like I had different discussions going on in my mind about each image. Certain elements or items that influence or have influenced my life.
For example, in the first image it’s the setting. I have always admired Japanese inspired decor, (this campaign being specifically inspired by Japanese tea rooms) and I’ve always wanted those exact room colours in my own place one day – light pastel blues and greens as well as light wood furniture.
In the second image, it’s the modern version of the LBD (Little Black Dress). When I was younger I was a huge fan of the Spice Girls, and because I had brown hair, I was Posh Spice. I bought every single book about Victoria Beckham and in one of them, I read that her very first LBD was from Miss Selfridge. I happened to mention this to my Grandmother and for my 14th birthday, I too, was the owner of a Miss Selfridge LBD (I still have it today). Perhaps this needs to be upgraded to a Chanel one…if my budget ever allows it (pfffft).
For the third image, well, that’s how my room looked the other day, but replace the Chanel items with vintage ones. No, wait. The third image is how I want my room to look…with those Chanel items in it.
I’m sure one can guess that in the fourth image, it’s the classic black jacket. It reminds me that I still have to buy this.
When I first saw Chanel’s black and white tweed dress in the fifth image, I fell in love with it. It’s the trapeze silhouette with a 60s inspired peter pan collar that’s made with a luxurious fabric. I’ve got a photograph of myself wearing a checkered dress when I was five, and I remember wearing a checkered dress for my 17th birthday. Weird.
Ah. Red and blue. The colours of my childhood. I loved wearing red and blue. Yes, just like Paddington Bear. (I even had a poster of Paddington Bear.)
Does this ever happen to you? Please tell me I’m not alone.