The Dog About Town You’ve Heard About 0.1

Chanel Haute Couture FW17/18 interpreted by Peony Lim, featuring Iraida the dog, Kit Lee on stills and Frances Davison and Rosie Lord on Video.

For Chanel Haute Couture FW17/18 Karl Lagerfeld payed tribute to Paris, the Eiffel Tower (one of the worlds most admired monuments), Robert Delaunay and the perfect autumnal day in Paris. But London is my home, and the Tower Bridge is my Tower. I wanted to create a shoot that was inspired by the Chanel Couture collection but represented in London, in an english way. This collection is about form and structure just like these great works of art and architecture.  Both  Couture and Architecture are all about the workmanship and craftsmanship, structure and form. The practical and the artistic. This was the first collection from Chanel Couture I have worked with, with emphasis on the form over the detail. It was exciting and empowering to wear clothes made to fit and form, not decorate and elaborate. I somehow felt more of a person, a woman. Like all good clothes, they made the focus me, not them. Iraida, my canine companion, was the perfect accessory (along with the wonderfully slouchy cabbage hats, I fell totally in love with). She was so strong and elegant, so determined and sculptural. Our shades of grey merged into one.

Sihlotte, shape and colour.

Chanel Haute Couture FW17/18

Thank you to Chanel for inviting me to shoot this stunning collection and all the women who helped make it happen.
You can find my other editorials in collaboration with Chanel Haute Couture below.

The Dog about Town Series
Part 0.1
Part 0.2
Part 0.3

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Solar Sunrise
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The Floral Series
The Flower Shop
A Pocket of Blossom
Powder Winds

Sexy Ruby

With notes of pepper, orange and vanilla... Sexy Ruby will make you feel on fire.

When I was asked to attend the events around the launch of Sexy Ruby I was so excited. Who wouldn’t be? By the prospect of getting all dolled up, having my hair done, having tea with the MK muses (all of whom turned out to be as lovely inside as they look on the outside) and finally attending a fabulous party at the Tate Modern to celebrate.

The fragrance itself comes in a gorgeous bottle, the liquid inside looks like oil, it’s so thick and lustrous through the red prism of the glass bottle.  Boldly luxurious, brilliantly faceted and glamoursly mesmerising. The top notes of the fragrance are raspberry, apricot, cabana and pepper.  These mingle withe mid notes of orange blossom absolute, indian jasmine samba and rose petals. Finally combined with the dry notes of moss crystal, cashmere woods and vanilla bean.

Ultimately this combination evokes a modern chypre fiery with sensuality. Emotive and rich in seduction, strength and glamour. Where fantasy meets femininity and a woman is her sexist. A boldly luxurious, brilliantly faceted and glamoursly mesmerising fragrance.