L is for the Way You Look at me…
Sunday, September 23, 2007
I still have about five more posts on Paris (including a detailed description of the best new slouchy boots), but I'm interrupting them for a moment to post the Coco Mademoiselle video, which I saw for the first time on TV last night during the commercial break for The Bourne Identity (actually, it came on twice during the first 30 minutes, before I retired to my bed to watch the pilot of Gossip Girl, which you can download free on iTunes and which – surprise, surprise – I seriously loved. But I digress.)
Anyway, the launch of this Coco Mademoiselle commercial was one of the reasons we were all invited to Paris; we sat in artistic director Jacques Helleu's office and watched it (no joke) four times together at all its various lengths, dissecting every little detail (Why does she look a little sad at the end? What was the decision behind the Joss Stone song?). Truth be told, at the time I was a little meh about it – I thought it was okay, but it all seemed somewhat intensely overdone, so much so that it eclipsed the airy lightheartedness it was trying to convey. But actually, when it came on TV last night, it was just perfect – a breezy, distinctive, instantly noticeable song and a lush, detailed little film amidst the otherwise humdrum mix of shampoo commercials. Shows you what I know about advertising.
Actually, I think the only thing that really bothers me about this commercial is (and we're going to get nitpicky here) the dangling diamond necklace that hangs over the top of the higher-necked dress. I have very ingrained views on how necklaces and formal dresses should go together, and every time I see this, I was to yell (as I imagine Karl might), "No! No! No! Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!"
Am I crazy to think a diamond choker would be a better fit with this dress? Or that a plungy v-neck would be a better fit with this necklace? It's annoyingly distracting to me.
Warning: The Joss Stone tune will get into your head, and it will rattle there incessantly until someone around you starts singing Madonna's "La Isla Bonita" and then that will plague you for a good 3-4 days.
Also note: Gossip Girl! I'm seriously hooked, if only for the fashion. Serene's slouchy-yet-sophisticated ensembles are infinitely copyable. In fact, I'm planning on channeling her striped tee, men's vest, and shorts action today.
Final note: Is it wrong that I am getting fashion inspiration from a show on the CW?