Thursday, 21 January 2010

Just a hint

As a French housewife (yes I know I'm not really) I remember the joy of the rare sighting of the Chanel Camper Van. Yes, in the days before waiting lists galore for nail varnish or lipstick. Before the advent of mass media and the new fangled penchant for blogging. Now where ever I look there is an advert, a celebrity with yet another Chanel bag. There is no longer the mystique, the moment where you are briefly and fleetingly reminded of your Chanel parfum you smile. A quick dab of it on your wrists and oh la la.



image courtesy of Delicious Industries and Sell Sell

11 comments:

  1. I want that van? How are you? Thanks for yr messages on my bloggy x

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  2. Haha! I love it! I'll save it!

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  3. I love that Chanel had a VW panel vans - I hope they've still got one somewhere, tucked away.

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  4. I totally agree. Time was the "it" items were such because they were so elite - as well as chic. Most of the world didn't have the wherewithal, much less income, to sport them. Now every lady at the mall has one. Sorry, but unique trumps common, IMO. Even if the quality of the common item is very high.

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  5. hehehhe
    I love Chanel anywhere!

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  6. Chanel is on every ghetto chick's arm now. I love the designs, but as you say, the mystery and exclusiveness of the brand (among others) is practically gone. I also think it was a huge mistake to water down the label with surfboards, skis and all that crap that Karl always puts out. We don't need to be constantly reminded that the label exists - I think these "crazy" marketing efforts are nothing but detrimental to the brand's reputation.

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  7. What a vision! Is this real? What's that with the French housewife? Sabine x

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  8. Seriously you saw one for real??!! How fabulous, really!! I kind of agree in some respects that some of the mystique has gone, mainly due to knock-offs and like CC says the random logo emblazoned stuff. But still nothing beats the shear awe felt on viewing the newest collections, sitting in the boutique surrounded by all the most exquisitely made items, brought out just for you from their little draws... ah I could go on all day, because it really is the only place with that magic left.

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  9. Why can't a bunch of those vans park on the side of the Tallaght Bypass. Karl could brand the piebalds and old prams with the double c. xx

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