Clip from Lifetime's Coco Chanel
I finally took time to see Coco Before Chanel, at the Paris Theatre on Friday. Compared to the Lifetime biopic of Coco Chanel with Shirley Maclaine, I felt the movie lacked the spirit and a depiction of Coco's inspiration process; transitioning from her hat business to her acclaimed brand of couture. What the movie did have to offer more so than its predecessor, was the acting and charm of Audrey Tautou. Throughout the entire movie I was lusting after her clothes and how she perfectly blended her masculine and feminine pieces with her wit. In one scene, Coco wears a man’s tailored shirt with a tie, which she meticulously cuts to create a bow.
Having time to spare before the movie began, I paid a visit to the Plaza; a place where my absoloute favorite book, Eloise takes place. Demel, a scrumptious Viennese sweet shop located in midst of the Plaza Hotel, offers pink petit fours that brighten any blustery day. In honor of my beloved Eloise's favorite color, I ordered these rum soaked pink gems.
Anthony + Mo cashmere "baseball jersey" sweater, BDG jeans from UO, Aerosoles loafers, and a vintage black beret.
Venturing further in the Plaza, we found Eloise's home; a fantasy-land drenched in pink.