I was going to write this post about how Vanessa Paradis, the face of Chanel Rouge Coco lipsticks, is now the face of Coco Cocoon for the Fall 2010 advertising campaign. My message changed a bit when I saw the slew of Coco Cocoon bags on Serena Van der Woodsen's bed while packing to run away with her precious lying, conniving father on Gossip Girl. I can barely afford a Chanel Coco Cocoon clutch let alone an entire travel collection. But I digress.
The Chanel Coco Cocoon collection, that's a mouthful, for Fall 2010 collection, also inspired by the softness of a down-filled jacket. The Cocoon collection come in a variety of sizes, styles (bowling bags, messenger bags, clutches, backpacks and a suitcase trolley bag) and colors (black, cobalt blue, charcoal grey, light grey, silver, chocolate and ivory) in nylo, lambskin or washed and textured calfskin, and newly added orylag fur and matt-finish alligator skin.
“I have often photographed her for magazines or advertising campaigns and each time it’s a pleasure,” explains Karl Lagerfeld in between shots. “She really gives the impression that she is instantly on your level when you are working with her. People think she’s wonderful. She plays the game spontaneously, she is super natural. And above all, she creates harmony all around her. We have formed a real bond in our working relationship. She has been to my studio a number of times, and it’s as if she were coming to the house for dinner.”