Friday, January 22, 2010

chanel, c'est belle...

Would you ever get a tattoo done? How about wearing a temporary tattoo? What if that temporary tatt was designed and produced by Chanel...

I have recently put my name on a wait-list for the soon-to-be-released Chanel Trompe-L'oeil tattoo transfer set. Designed by Chanel's artistic director of make-up, these stunning designs have been featured in Karl Lagerfeld's SS/2010 Paris collection.

It is admittedly a strange juxtaposition, using the word "Chanel" in the same sentence as the words "temporary tattoo". I guess I think of them more as body art than tattoos.

I know many Chanel fans hate these already, branding them tacky, or too similar to little kids' tattoos. Personally, I think the idea is innovative and fresh, and the tattoos themselves are so delicate and ethereal and gorgeous.

I would never have a real tattoo done - I love my skin just as it is, I am petrified of needles, and I hate the idea that I could never get rid of it easily if I grew to hate it. I think Chanel has produced the ideal temporary tattoo for grown-up girls. Now I just have to wait patiently for them to arrive in-store!

Thoughts? Opinions? Love them or loathe them - would you wear these?

Images courtesy of Google Images.


  1. I love them! I love the first picture! It looks like a necklace!

  2. I think they are gorgeous! I would wear them for sure and think they will look great on you.

  3. Chanel can do anything and people will buy it. If these were produced by Diva, I doubt anyone would be on the wait list.

    That said, I think you'd look good with them. Only a skinny, or lanky small boned person would be able to pull them off in an elegant way, much like the model pictured.