I had been toying with this idea a few weeks ago but watching Coco avant Chanel on the plane back from Ireland made we even more inspired to do it. The thing is, I love the classic tailoring and elegant femininity of the Chanel look. I love the black, whites, greys, sages and pinks. The restrained lines with immaculate detailing. It all appeals to me strongly.
The movie was some, but not enough, of what I hoped for. I expected it to be about the elements that influenced Coco's aesthetic but I wanted even more. The few brief moments were not enough and didn't tie it back to her later creations. Less romance, more fashion!
As I cast a new eye over some recent purchases, I saw details were already creeping in.
I love the off-white pajamas with the black piping.
And I just purchased a few of the new Rosalind Keep trompe l'oeil Trench Dresses from Oasis (UK) -
Of course these aren't as detailed, but Forever 21 had some cute options to wear to work and with jeans:
I'm wearing this jacket today with a beaded top, black pencil skirt, black tights and black patent heels.