I Sea, Aussi

I see sea-Chanels by the seashore.

Helloooo Sailor! Chanel's Resort 2010 Collection

They are calling me to a bygone era…

Sweet sea breeze and spectators

…a carefree one, by the ocean, where perhaps Gatsby and his darling Daisy once walked…

"There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams - not through her own fault but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion." - The Great Gatsby

Gatsby would have gasped, seeing Daisy in such a delightful ensemble.

Mademoiselle Chanel would also have been pleased with Monsieur Lagerfeld’s Resort 2010 collection. After all, she fell in love with the sea – and the striped shirts of sailors – on her visits to Deauville, in the Basse-Normandie region of France. It was a place she visited often with lover, Arthur “Boy” Capel.

Audrey Tatou in Coco Avant Chanel

Sea-soned stripes strut down the boardwalk runway

If you haven’t seen Coco Avant Chanel, you must. Audrey Tatou becomes Coco and director Anne Fontaine’s subtle use of Chanel’s aesthetic in the art direction and visual vocabulary of the film left me with a rich view into Chanel’s world.

Fitzgerald’s protagonist, Nick in The Great Gatsby said it best: “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

See more of the 2010 Resort Collection in Red or DeadResorting to the LBD and Flappergasted.

Images from Style.com.

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