Friday, July 3, 2009

See This - Coco Avant Chanel

Last night, I escaped the wintry Melbourne weather with a trip to the cinema with some fellow bloggers including Fashion Hayley, Super Kawaii Mama and Sea of Ghosts to watch Audrey Tatou's portrayal of fashion icon Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel.

What This Movie Is About:

The movie gave a very in-depth look at the background of Coco before her career in couture in Paris. It charts her rise from tavern-singer to hat maker and the people who influenced her including her sister and various friends and lovers.

What This Movie Isn't About:

The clothes.

This is a story for devotees of Chanel the woman, rather than Chanel, the fashion house.

There was one scene where Chanel clad models drifted down a mirrored staircase like so many pieces of brightly coloured confetti (I literally held my breath during this gorgeous visual feast), but this movie is about Coco the non-conformist.

I still enjoyed this film and thought Tatou's Chanel was executed very well. There were many scenes where Coco had no dialogue, but her thoughts and moods leapt from Audrey Tatou's eyes, carriage and subtle facial expressions.

Thanks to Nuff Nang for generously providing the tickets and my fellow bloggers for a lovely night out.

Super Kawaii Mama, Fashion Hayley, Sea of Ghosts and yours truly.


Rosie Unknown said...

I can't wait to see it! Glad to hear it was good.

Velour said...

Twas nice, but I think I was expecting a little something more.
Still worth seeing.

p.s. Jacket!!


Alicia - Sea Of Ghosts said...

Ahahaha you blocked my eyes out you doll. I actually don't mind full-faced shots on other blogs, because I think my trolls aren't clever enough to look on other people's sites.

It was so lovely to see you! I hope we can catch up again soon! x

Anonymous said...

Awww you all looked LOVELY!!!! So sad I couldn't be there. :(
Next time!

Hope you saw my vlog.


Jessica Cangiano said...

What an incredibly cool cast to go see a fashion flick with. You all look amazing!

Wishing you a fantastic weekend,
♥ Jessica

Anonymous said...

GUH! I'm a little under the weather right now darling; so I may very well take myself to the cinema tomorrow to get my sniffles out in a public environ.

You all look splendid!


Super Kawaii Mama said...

And thank you for your splendid company! I love it when these spur of the moment things work out!

Anonymous said...

I'm very much looking forward to seeing the film, but it doesn't come to Ballarat until mid August. Your coat is fantastic!

MissRedLips said...

that sounds like such a great time! i'm living vicariously through you! what a wonderful photo, too :-)