Friday 1 October 2010

    Carousel Inspiration ~ A Carousel at the Grand Palais

     

    I adore this pretty, functioning Chanel carousel

    and would love to enjoy a twirling ride.

    In a spectacular setting in the Grand Palais, the maestro of Chanel transformed the catwalk into a fairground with a giant carousel as the centerpiece. In the place of horses, the many symbols of Chanel circled ~ quilted handbags, camellias, pearls, flacons, shoes, bijoux, bows, hats, lipstick and interlocking Cs.

    At the end of the show, the carousel started to turn…….

    Lagerfeld, a master of catwalk theatrics, dreams up incredible larger-than life sets.

    And the music in the show is great ~ Blind by Hercules & Love Affair & Beatific by Glass Candy.

    Chanel Fall Winter 2008/2009 Full Show Part 2

    Chanel Fall Winter 2008/2009 Full Show Part 1

    Images include: Elizabeth Fourmont

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    Sunday 14 March 2010

    Carousel Inspiration ~ The Wheel

     

    Mad Men: The Carousel

    MAD MEN & Don Draper’s carousel of genius

    Nostalgia – it’s delicate, but potent.

    Teddy told me that in Greek,

    “nostalgia” literally means

    “the pain from an old wound.”

    It’s a twinge in your heart

    far more powerful than memory alone.

    This device… isn’t a spaceship, it’s a time machine.

    It goes backwards, forwards.

    It takes us to a place where we ache to go again.

    It’s not called the Wheel.

    It’s called the Carousel.

    It lets us travel the way a child travels.

    Around and around and back home again,

    to a place where we know we are loved.

    It’s 1960, and the Sterling Cooper advertising agency on New York City’s Madison Avenue, where Mad Men plays out, is pitching a campaign for a new-fangled Kodak machine that creates slide shows. The company is fixated on the “wheel” metaphor, but Don Draper (Jon Hamm), using images of his own family, shows the Kodak executives that the sum of technology is more than its moving parts as he introduces them to the “carousel” in which memory, yearning and images become one.

    Whilst fans of Mad Men will understand the irony of Don Draper’s pitch, I am inspired by the sentiment and dream it encapsulates. And a love for the sixties fashion style!

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    Sunday 7 March 2010

    A White Carousel is born

     

    A White Carousel is a blog of discoveries that are mythical, artistic, metaphorical, nostalgic, romantic and glamorous. I encourage you to dream, fantasise and be in the moment as you ride the carousel.

    In The Wheel episode of Mad Men, advertising executive Don Draper is pitching a campaign for a new-fangled Kodak machine that creates slide shows, and he introduces them to the “carousel” in which memory, yearning and images become one.

    “This device… isn’t a spaceship, it’s a time machine.

    It goes backwards, forwards.

    It takes us to a place where we ache to go again.

    It’s not called the Wheel.

    It’s called the Carousel.

    It lets us travel the way a child travels.

    Around and around and back home again, to a place where we know we are loved.”

    The Wheel & Mad Men on YouTube

    As you ride A White Carousel remember Don Draper’s carousel of genius. The carousel possesses a nostalgic charm. Carousels ask you to enter into a world of dreams. This blog is where I will share findings that are beautiful, inspire me and capture the essence of a white carousel girl. Go to ‘About‘ for more.

    Thank you for riding the carousel and spending some of your time with me.

    Carousel Girl, Cate

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