Lovely Betty from Le Blog de Betty
Beautiful Louise of Miss Pandora
This is not the sort of thing I usually do, you know, like get invited by Chanel to Paris. I did an ultrasonic scream in the street when I received the email from Julie, I’m sure a dolphin heard me somewhere. It did take me a full minute to realize I don’t have a single Chanel item (aside from a lipstick and nail polish) and this blog isn’t really about luxurious life choices. But heck, would you turn down an opportunity like this? Just the fact that I could take photos of Madame Coco’s private apartment was enough to get me signed up.
We arrived at 31 rue Cambon after a pleasant 2-hour Eurostar ride; the lovely ‘French gang’ were there already – Alix the Cherry Blossom Girl, Betty of Le Blog de Betty, Louise from Miss Pandora, Elodie of Le Blog de la Mechante, and Natalie from the German blog Les Mads. Lunch in the lounge came first, and of course I had to screw table manners and take photos of the food – only if I’d had a thicker skin to last through to dessert!
I’d known about the Coco Chanel Cocoon bags before from this sassy video with Daul Kim (RIP) and had fallen in love with the versatility and youthfulness of the shape and material. This new collection (with Vanessa Paradis taking over Lily Allen) was a little less casual, which was a bit of a shame, but where else can you find a bag that can double as a cat/pillow?
I’m still very tickled to have experienced such new and beautiful surroundings, thank you Julie-Anne and Chanel for the invitation and amazing opportunity.