I know this is slightly old news, I haven’t had time to get round to writing about this yet! Sorry guys! Also, apologies for this very suddenly turning into a CHANEL blog! Unfortunately, Chanel happens to be my favourite fashion house, so thats probably why I’m leaning more towards Chanel at the moment….
Anyway, this is by the by…
It has apparently been confirmed that British muscian and fashionista Lily Allen has been picked as the newest face of Chanel by Mr Karl Lagerfeld himself.
Lets be honest, it’s been on the cards for yonks! Lily is always front row at fashion weeks, whether that be Chanel or not, she’ll always be sporting at least one piece of Chanel. She owns dozens of Chanel handbags – and is most often carrying (rather roughly sometimes – which does upset me somewhat) the grey large camera bag.
I have to say I was, and still am, in two minds about this collaboration. I on the one hand, think its great. I actually quite like Lily now – although it was only last year she went a little bit mental and dyed her hair blonde-ish and then pink… and only a year before that when she was wearing the hideous prom dress/trainers combo. BUT how she has bloody well blossomed! Just look at her in the picture above, quite the ‘Chanel Girl‘. It makes me smile.
But still, what would Gabrielle Chanel say? Surely she’d be turning in her grave? Hmm. I’m not so sure. One thing I am sure about is I’m very excited to see the shoot and the campaign. I’m sure she’ll look amazing. She’ll be the face of the leather goods – about right really considering she’s never seen without the aforementioned leather goods in question!
What do you think? Good or bad decision on Mr Lagerfelds part?
My two amazing Classic Chanel flap’s sat side by side 🙂
Chanel Classic XL Jumbo Flap in Lambskin (Grey)
Chanel Classic Medium Flap in Caviar Leather (Black)
I absolutely adore them both, using my new grey one lots recently, haven’t had my wee Coco (black) out much of late. I’m keeping her for best:) My grey one is MASSIVE and I get soooo much in it, its brilliant. ALTHOUGH I’m already umming-and-arrrrring over my next Chanel purchase. I think three Chanel Classic flaps is a good number – so thinking about getting just a jumbo version in maybe the beige. I’d like to keep it quite classic for all three, then they won’t date 🙂
I’d have to have this in the gold hardware though!
Now i’ve finally got a few internet related jobs out the way I can bring you up to date with the moving to London and recent events.
So we moved to London on 4th August and now I feel like a fully fledged London resident. I love it so much. No two days are the same… apart from when your working at TOPSHOP 214 (the flagship)! I know it’s only for a few more weeks until I head to head office to be a Buyer; but still it drags and I’ve basically had to go a step backwards to what I was doing in Newcastle. It is abit annoying, and rather frustrating at times – but to be honest, I was doing far more than my role required in Newcastle, and much more than I should have been doing for the wage I was on! horrendous! So in a way, I suppose its ok really… I’m only doing what is required of my role (and abit more considering I’m able…) and I’m being paid £1.50 more than I was in Newcastle! Tomorrow however, I’m taking responsibility for the floor and my massive team as part of my Standards of Performance book. eek. It is quite frightening mind; I’ve only been there for like 5 weeks so I’m worried about stepping on peoples toes. But its good that they’re being so encouraging and supportive; especially since they are aware I’m moving up to Head Office! It began to feel like I was being left out in the cold in Newcastle because I was moving to London; instead of pushing me through my books quicker, so I was being sent to a new store (nevermind the sodding flagship!) at the level I deserve to be at… hmmm.
Moving swiftly on ofcourse, I mentioned about my move to Head Office, well, I’m in the final stages of the Buyers position at TOPMAN. I have my final interview at the end of this week! So fingers crossed for that! I’m just desperate to get started! It’ll be so exciting! Fit sessions, Sample sessions, working with suppliers and designers and merchandisers! Doing Comp Shops and trend spotting! exciting stuff! and not to mention its 9-5! I factually cannot wait at all. And well, the actual salary is a bonus too!
AND to top it off, as soon as I’ve had my first wage from Head Office James is taking me to Chanel on New Bond Street to buy my 2.55 bag!! AMAZING! I am going to be ecstatic for the rest of the month! haha.
Think thats about it really, apart from the amount of celebrities I’ve been ever so blaise with this week! Firstly we had Nicole Scherzinger of Pussy Cat Doll fame (and Lewis Hamiltons other half) in my Kate Moss dept… whom I spoke to and didnt even realise who she was! rofl. “No I’m fine thanks! I’m with a style advisor!” rofl. Then James Brown (Hair stylist to and best friend of Kate Moss herself), who was working in our store this week for fashion week says he likes my hair and that it suits my ‘complexion’. Cheers mate!
BUT the very best has to be Mischa Barton (The O.C) on Friday afternoon! I was on the end till and she came over asking for shopping bags, I actually made her wait while I finished my transaction! oops! she was absolutely lovely though! much nicer than I ever would have imagined! we had a chat and she went on shopping, without a style advisor or body guard in sight;o the way it should be to be honest!
So yeah thats about it, the wife is due in from his hard day at work, so I’m going to cook up a storm in the kitchen!