Posts for August 3rd 2007
>> Erie Basin may have a very small online store, but that's not to say that the wares that are there aren't worth a look. In fact, you'll be missing out if you don't have a peek. The boutique melds the old with the new, the dated with the up-and-coming.
I keep going back to this signet ring from the 1820's -- I love how the wear of the years shows itself. The etching has been mostly eroded away, so that the gold setting and the agate stone it holds seem to have fused into one.
>> The documentary series Signe Chanel, which chronicles the evolution of the Fall 2004 Chanel couture collection from idea to reality, has been floating around the internet for quite a few months now, but I just wanted to make sure everyone got a chance to see it.
The series allows you to be a fly on the Rue Cambon studio wall; you witness things like Karl without his sunglasses and weird conversations between Karl and Andre Leon Talley involving rings and cocaine and condoms. You will also become intimately attached to the ladies of the Rue Cambon studio, so be warned, there are 5 episodes, each about 30 minutes - don't start until you have time to spare.
Without further ado, the first part of the first episode (the rest can be found on Youtube):
Also, before I forget -- the same director, Loïc Prigent, did a more recent doc called Louis Vuitton & Marc Jacobs, the subject of which I'm sure you can guess. I've been anxiously awaiting release information on it, and I'm happy to finally hear that the DVD release date is September 5 (August 22 if you have access to Colette).