This is my (somewhat late) inspiration board submission for the Colette Patterns Spring Palette Challenge.
Grand Palais, Paris, the setting for the Chanel Spring/Summer 2011 Ready-to-Wear show, and the 1961 movie Last Year at Marienbad (which inspired this Lagerfeld’s collection for Chanel) made me want walk the streets of Paris on a sunny spring day, visiting museums and taking a break in one of the city’s beautiful parks. A lazy day I can only dream about right now. So, I decided to translate this dream into a mini-wardrobe...
Top Left: Grand Palais Paris, the location of the Chanel Spring-Summer 2011 Ready-to-Wear Show
Top Centre: View through the Louvre Pyramid, Globe Hoppers.
Top Right: Packaging shot for the 1961 movie Last Year at Marienbad, film costumes designed by Coco Chanel.
Bottom Left: Lily of the Valley Mandala, by Shirley Two Feathers, Flickr
Bottom Centre: Chanel Flower Ring as seen on Zhush