Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Translate that Tiger Beat poster

FASCINATING article in the month's bazaar by Justine Picardie. She went tot eh actual French convent orphanage where Gabrielle Chanel lived from age 11 to 18
Promising to keep the vow of silence that the nuns obbserved, the writer spent time exploring the Abbey. there she noticed the many patterns that made up the midieval stained glass, the iron locks and the mosaics on the tile floor. Familiar themes arose. Geometric interlokced "C"'s, 5 sided petals, chains: all things that can be seen in in classic Chanel designs even today.
When I think about what my teen years may have carried forth in me today, the only thing I can think of is perhaps my continued love of big hair