Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Nautical Stripes

Or La Mariniere (si tu parles francais). Introduced to the fashion world by... no surprise here, Coco Chanel. I guess it goes like this: she went to the beaches of  Deauville , the fisherman were wearing striped shirts and... Voila!, the rest is history and we are wearing the white shirts with navy stripes ever since. Wish I will get so inspired at the beach also.

Coco Avant Chanel, the movie.

Chanel Resort

What would be the prefect weather for this, I wonder?
Yet Another not practical item.

Wassily Kandinsky, The Singer ~ 1903

I wonder how he knew the stripes will be in fashion.
Parce que, c'etait avant Coco.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Maison Michel

Images from Maison Michel.

"Parisian-based Maison Michel has been perfecting the art of headwear since 1936. Founded by French milliner Auguste Michel, the atelier is now owned by Chanel and is widely admired for its exploration of shapes and materials."~ from

I don't care much about hats, but I will take any of these.

Especially the lace Mickey Mouse ears.