So it's a bit of a no-brainer that I'm going to catch the Coco Avant Chanel film this weekend. According to the majority of reviews, it's supposedly not a paltry/flimsy bit of gratuitous biopic making and is also a visually stunning treat. The sort of easy watching that the weekend requires. Maybe with a bit of gratuitous window ogling beforehand.
I'm probably going to be bumping into a few of these Chanel aficionados who staged a Chanel Flash Mob last night at Kings Cross St Pancras International station (geddit…trains to Pareeeeeee…) to celebrate the release of the film. The whole thing was organised by the gals behind Queens of Vintage who called for people to turn up and evoke the Chanel style with their outfits, either with actual Chanel pieces or Chanel-inspired ensembles. Cue pearls, LBDs, tweed jackets and some quilted bags. When I first heard about this, I was thinking there would be a bigger horde of people so that it's more of a 'mob' and less of a chic gathering. I guess Chanel-channelers got the dates mixed up a little as even I thought it was going to take place last week. Still, a shining effort considering flash mobs are hard to pull off unless a hefty amount of Facebook/Email/SMS activity is used as well as a slightly more accessible theme… silent disco anyone?