I love this hat! A superb ebay find, it is faux fur trim with velvet centre and very Russian. I adore anything Russian from clothes to films, and I had intended to wear the Chanel brooch I bought a couple of weeks ago on the hat, as that had a Russian feel. It looked like it would be part of the Paris-Moscow collection but wasn’t. Unfortunately disaster occurred, I was wearing it on my military jacket (which it looked perfect with) and it fell off and smashed – hence near tears. So, it is now on its way back to Paris for emergency surgery. The bezel on the back must have been too loose, and yet I still felt really guilty having to take the poor broken ruin back to Chanel. I did feel like I wasn’t responsible enough to have been entrusted with it, even though it wasn’t my fault!
Yeah you know how I said I only got a gilet and leggings, well I was lucky enough to snaffle this necklace and a pair of the gladiator flats from the returns pile. Know what? The sandals are really good quality – I got to check out some of the bags and heels and am still under the opinion that they are cheap quality. The sandals however, I was really impressed with, in fact I like them better than my main line ones. Will post some photos – don’t expect me to be wearing them for at least 6 months!
And of course some Chanel treasure, my two rings and 2.55, the crystal ring is my Vivienne Westwood leaf ring, from back when her jewellery was real silver and not faux rhodium plate – WTF! I am living in gilets, plaid shirts and leggings at the moment. Nail varnish is Chanel Fantastic from last A/W I love the matching lipgloss too. Know whats annoying me? I developed the habit of shoving my hands in the pockets of my leather jacket and its gone out of shape a bit, looks like a kangaroo pouch! Can I take some time to express my love for this bag! I haven’t bought another bag since I got this one, and I ebay’ed half my others after. It is perfection. I might have to do a post on Chanel bags and their history actually, I would enjoy that.
Anyway what better to do on a wet and miserable Monday that gaze at some lovely images from Chanel. Love these original sketches from her ‘Russian Period’.
Which of course brings fond memories of the Paris-Moscow collection last pre-fall, I will never get bored of it.