Although, I love traveling, backpacking, getting dirty, finding dirt cheap and filling eats, and economy class... lol. Sometimes the miles add up, a first class upgrade awaits, I scrub up, dress up, and pull out the other side of me... then I wake up in a 5 star hotel wondering how a nerdy and lonely kid made it to what people think is the height of success and luxury.
I really do love luxury and fashion. It has been a part of me since I was in high school. When the other kids did not want to get to know me or bullied me, the varying colors and designs of fashion designers always inspired me, giving me hope that I could fit in in a world where I always felt I didn't look perfect enough. Clothes could mask the lack of bulging muscles, my height and a fit could change the way my body type is perceived.
Today, I started thinking and remembering why I love fashion because I binged watched Chanel fashions shows. The Chanel fashions shows are famous for their quirky sets and big productions. This year I was so impressed with two recent Chanel fashion shows set in Paris, France.
My favorite Chanel Prêt-à-Porter/Ready-to-Wear (RTW) video featured a massive French café in the center of the runway. To the surprise of many attendees and me, models and servers actually interacted in the middle while the fashion show occurred. Models were drinking and chatting as if not one was around. It certainly made the show stand out because who would imagine a real café working in the center of a fashion show? According to those interviewed, "it was very Parisien and real".
Then the next fashion show for Chanel Haute Couture featured a huge surprise for a movie and music fan like me. Actress Kristen Stewart, Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore, singer G-Dragon from Big Bang, singer Rita Ora and more celebrities appeared from backstage and walked to the center of the show where casino tables and dealers waited. Then they proceeded to hang out and to interact with each other in the middle of the set! Then the models appeared and continued to strut around the the celebrities in their own world.
I was so intrigued and impressed so many celebrities were involved in the project and that Karl Lagerfeld had them gamble in the middle of the whole fashion show. The act in the center stage performance in itself was so simple yet entertaining for someone like me. I appreciated it because it was extremely entertaining for someone who knows how tedious a fashion show can be without the right music, attitude, designs or the right company. Now, I only wish I could be successful enough to be invited to those central seat at Chanel Casino Royale.