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What Would Coco Do? Roll over in her grave. That’s what

January 20, 2010

L-A: Okay Karl.


Enough’s enough.We need to talk.

Sure, your ridiculosity amuses me. The fingerless gloves. The constant sunglasses. The bows. The jewels. You’re ridiculously awesome. You are the Don Cherry of Fashion. And I actually mean that in a good way. I was even amused by your teddy bear.

I’ll admit, I put up with the larger than life Persona with a capital P, because I usually love what you’re doing over there at Chanel. You bring the pretty. But dude. Sporting goods? Really?

I’ll give you the tennis. Tennis can be a stylish sport. The country club set would probably maim to get their hands on this. Miffy von Mifflesworth III can’t wait to use that racket to lob a ball at Tippy Smith-Plunkett’s head next time she’s on the court. She’ll be thinking “take that bitch” and doing it in style.

I’ll even give you the bike. Bikes as a luxury goods? Sure. Why not.

I want to ride around Paris with baguettes on that. I want to ride about the Hamptons on it and show Tippy Smith-Plunkett who’s boss.

But a zodiac style boat?

Is outboarding really the haute sport these days? I know the lifestyles of the rich and famous can include deep sea diving off the coast of somewhere fabulous, but I’m pretty sure the non-Chanel boats are already a luxury item.

And what I am guessing is a rugby ball? (sports are not so much my thing. It could be a football).

Karl? Dear? Have you ever seen a game of rugby?


My cousin used to tape his ears down for rugby so that, you know, they wouldn’t get torn off. And I once knew of a girl who broke both her arms. Possibly during practice. Rugby is not the place for Chanel anything.  (Also, from what I recall of the rugby girls back in my undergrad days, they were not so much the Chanel sort of girls).

And this? What is this?

Is that fishing?  Because if it involves hip-waders and fish that hasn’t been lightly grilled or served with wasabi, then it should not involve Chanel.

If Coco Chanel isn’t rolling in her grave, then I’ll just take on some extra righteous indignation at this crap.  Stick to pretty clothes and expensive accessories, like purses and sunglasses. Do not bring me this crap and call yourself haute couture.

p.s. all the Chanel images found at the Chanel site.

AllyG: It’s interesting that you raise this, L-A. Mostly because I want to ignore it and talk instead about a festive holiday that took place yesterday. Yes, it was L-A’s birthday yesterday. And like the awesome co-blogger I am, I completely ignored it on the blog. No golf claps for me today. So, in celebration of L-A’s birthday, I have selected the following (fake) presents for her. If she doesn’t like them, she can always lend them to me!


I think you would adore this Current/Elliot jacket. Much more than you adore Rachel Zoe. It’s perfect for trotting out to pick up a FPQT Official Muffin!

We all know that L-A loves her some ballet flats, but how about these babies?



The fab blog, Season Five tells me that, “for spring 2010 Italian shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti has created black ballet pumps with cartridge holders holding rhinestone bullets”. Whee!

And, L-A needs a purse. How about this Marc Jacobs Sasha Shoulder Bag?

Marc by Marc Jacobs Sasha leather shoulder bag


I recall on my birthday, L-A thoughtfully selected music videos that she thought I would appreciate. I’m going to do something a little different. I’m going to provide L-A with music videos I think she would find terribly poor in quality. The best one I could find was from the teen sensation, Justin Bieber. Now, I love me some crap music, but this is some serious crap on an outstanding level. After watching the “intro” I nearly shoved my laptop up my nose to find pain so intense that it would remove  this shit from my eyes. I know, I’m an awesome friend!

That little brat just made a million bucks today and you haven’t even brushed your teeth yet. Sad fact, friends. Sad fact.

I love you, L-A. Thanks for being born. Your parents rock.


Ally xoxo

L-A: I’ve finally watched that video (I couldn’t watch it when I first read it at work. That video is so much crappy that it is NSFW). I honestly don’t know what offends me more: kids with braces hanging out with Usher, the use of auto-tune or this smug shit move from the end of the video:

WTF?? Is he some kind of Bart Simpson/Macaulay Culkin for the new millennium.  Gag me with an effing spoon. (to be fair, my embarrassing twelve year old self is probably all over this shit, while my fifteen year old self is shooting her death rays for being such a loser).

9 Comments leave one →
  1. January 20, 2010 11:34 am

    omg that Chanel fishing pole was the end for me – how stupid! It does seem rather oxymoronic (or something?) to have Chanel fishing poles and rugby balls. Yeesh. I love Karl for his fascinating wierdness, but agree that this can sometimes move beyond fascinating into just, well, full on wierdness. This is one of those times.

  2. edenkaill permalink
    January 20, 2010 11:35 am

    I do want the bike, though. Desperately.

  3. January 20, 2010 3:52 pm

    LOL – that little Bieber brat drives me crazy too!
    You guys are awesome, keep up the great blog.
    I posted the Karl & Teddy pic on my blog today, its so hilarious.
    T xo

    • allygarbs permalink*
      January 25, 2010 9:19 am

      Thanks, Teej! We love your blog as well!

  4. auntiefashion permalink
    January 21, 2010 1:51 pm

    Happy birthday!

  5. January 26, 2010 12:33 pm

    If that Chanel stuff makes you crazy, check this out: some dude doing a design project created “skin by Chanel”, which includes a headband that imprints the iconic Chanel Cs on your FOREHEAD or other “facial surface of choice”… Takes labels and brand names (or should I say “branding”) to new heights…geesh.

  6. January 26, 2010 12:34 pm

    PS…Happy Belated Birthday, L-A!!! I was away and am catching up on missed posts. Hope it was FAB! xo

  7. January 26, 2010 12:43 pm

    I thought I posted this, but I don’t know where it went?

    If that Chanel stuff drives you crazy, check this out: a design student somewhere came up with this “Skin by Chanel”, a collection of skincare that includes a headband that imprints the iconic Chanel Cs on your FOREHEAD..or “facial surface of choice”…kinda takes labels and brands (or should I say “branding”?) to a whole new level…geesh…


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