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Coco avant Chanel.......

Yesterday afternoon after finishing my painting, I decided to treat myself to the luxury of watching a girly DVD before Mr FF returned from work.

I decided that by watching the movie in French, it would also double as French homework.

What a fabulous movie, I loved everything about it - the fabulous and oh so french houses, gorgeous costumes and the fabulous and chic Coco. I love the word "coco", it somehow rolls of the top of your tongue.

The attention to detail is fabulous, what fun they must have had working on this movie set.

Love the tables, chairs and gorgeous lamps. Not forgetting how fabulous Audrey Tautou looks in this chic outfit.....

Simply fabulous, in every sense of the word!

I love everything in this photo, books, couch, fabulous suit and gorgeous shoes.....tres chic!

I do not want to give too much away in case any of you have not already seen this fabulous movie, but it is safe to say that I shed a tear and her life reminded me somewhat of Edith Piaf's who also suffered a great loss and never fully recovered.

They say that it is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved, but such loss must make one very, very sad or as they say in French "très triste".

Did you like the movie as much as I did?

L x

p.s. I am back to painting this movie for me today!


  1. I also love this movie so much! Yesterday I watched it again, the third time :-))) Hugs Yvonne

  2. Yes I loved this movie also. I waited until hubby went to bed so i could immerse myself in it. The only thing I nearly couldnt bear after a while was the smoking but other than that I enjoyed to watch a story I hadnt heard before.

  3. Oh Leanne, so excited for you and your bathroom!!! I exactly know how yuo feel...You know I've been thinking about wooden walls for mine as well...They're so cottage style.... One of the next weekends (the first sunny one...) I'm coming to France, to Nice....Can't wait!! I will do some shopping for my home... Maison du Monde is a great "invention", I can put a touch of french to my home thanks to it....

    Je te souhaite bon travail alors!! J'attend de regarder les photos de ta salle de bain!!!
    Bisous xxx

  4. Love Love Love this movie! I love everything about it and especially Audrey Tautou. My only criticism is that the later part of Coco's life whizzes by at a speed of knots on the screen... I could have sat in the cinema and watched a little longer!

  5. Yhanks for the review....
    I'm on it ...
    as soon as we get home!
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  6. I did! I loved this movie too and watched it about a week after watching the Edith Piaf movie. Such strong women and similar pain. Audrey Tatou is amazing in everything I've seen her in. It's a girl movie for sure...I didn't even try to get my husband to watch with me and I enjoyed it all by myself. :)

  7. It is a wonderful movie! Coco was such a strong woman, when all odds were against her. The film is quite a feast for the eye, as well as a great story. I haven't seen the film about Edith Piaf-- will have to check that one out. Have a lovely day! :)

  8. I too finally watched this film, something I've been dying to do. I thoroughly loved it and loved the portrayal of strength and a determined direction that she would not be denied.

  9. I saw this movie for the first time on the airplane on my way home from Paris. It was a lovely way to extend my Parisian trip for another 2 hours. I'm a real fan of Audrey Tautou. She's so exquisitely Parisian, n'est-ce pas?

  10. Sounds like my kind of movie, not to mention I love Audrey Tatou...she reminds me of Audrey Hepburn (her look that is). Thanks for the recommendation.

  11. is a great film isn't it. I am glad you mentioned it again as I think it definitely a keeper. Off to Amazon to check it out!!

    Thanks :)


  12. Now I want to see it! The chair in the 3° are my dream... thank you for the suggestion

  13. Thanks for bringing this movie on the radar for me... Maybe this weekend I can take a few hours to myself and watch!

  14. how strange is this? i watched this movie last nite for the very first time...what timing! i shed a tear as well...very much enjoyed the movie...and like you...all the fabulous clothing & furniture...
    beautiful pics!

  15. I watched this recently and loved it. All the lovely fashions and homes were a feast for the eyes. But I never realized how sad her life was. Thanks for sharing this.

  16. Can't wait to "reward" myself after all my spring cleaning and rent this!! thanks for the inspiration, can't wait to check out your new bathroom too!!



  17. I haven't seen this yet, but it is on the top of my hit list! I love everything Coco Chanel, so much so, I named my blog after her, she is such an icon.

  18. Last weekend I was standing with that movie in my hands and did almost buy it! I will definitely go back and buy it this weekend! Thanks for sharing! xo's Kristin

  19. I watched this movie for the second time recently, (isn't Audrey gorgeous) and just loved it all over again.

  20. I haven't seen it yet and now know what I shall be watching soon. I LOVE Audrey Tautou. Pleased to see you are behaving yourself and nourishing yourself with beautiful inspiring women when Mr FF lets you escape from the painting!


  21. Thanks for your nice comment ;) I never realised you were working with Ange ;)

  22. I so want to see that - the whole process unveiled like - how so very cool...

  23. i loved loved the movie-i think its one of my all time greats!!

  24. Yes, loved this as much as you did Leeann! I just wanted it to go on for another 3 hrs.!
    Millie ^_^

  25. It's on my list now - thanks! I shall watch it this weekend, in French, like you!

    Love your blog ...

  26. I want to jump into that world from 'out here'! Fabulous! Absolutely fabulous. Sigh....


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