After much anticipation, CHANEL has unveiled their new boutique in downtown, Vancouver. The iconic fashion brand is known for creating coveted, luxury items and I was excited to receive an invitation to celebrate the opening at two special events.
Stepping into the CHANEL store makes you feel like you’re entering Coco Chanel’s private salon in Paris. I was captivated by so many exquisite details; the gold camellia flower wall paper, the decadent chandeliers, the tweed couches and dressing room artwork. Around every corner was another delightful detail, waiting to be discovered.
The Paris in Rome Collection has just been released and is currently on display. The collection was inspired by French actresses, Italian Cinema and La Dolce Vita. The annual Métiers d’Art collection pays tribute to all of the workshops and artisans who create the special details in the CHANEL collections. It was incredible to see the workmanship up close; from the lace and leather work, to the buttons, embroidery and fabrications. These delicate details need to be seen in person to truly appreciate the incredible craft.
Alas, Cee and I had to return to work after our dreamy morning with CHANEL. It was a lovely way to start the day, and we were very happy to be returning in a few hours to toast the new store, with a crisp glass of champagne!