1. Recent comments

    1. jon.emmony
      14:25 6 Oct 2011
      That looks incredible...
    2. n
      14:57 6 Oct 2011
      Fantastic to read your thoughts Amanda and to start to see your world. Can't wait for more .
    3. amy.ireland
      12:33 7 Oct 2011
      What a magical world! Thanks for sharing with us Amanda.
  2. by Amanda Harlech .

    Chanel Spring 2012 - From The Sound Desk
    Karl's Purified Ocean World

    Rehearsal complete - the timing is crucial as the giant cockleshell has to open at the right moment for Florence to emerge and sing her siren song.

    Drink too many espressos with Olivier Wicker from Liberation. We try and work out why Karl is such a perfectionist.

    Good to see Freja and Stella - missed them this summer. Have long talk about tweed and woollen mills with Stella - every stitch has its story.

    Panic - first outfits and I'm not in the sound box yet with Michel Goubert (the most privileged seat in the house - thank you Michel and Stephen, Etienne, Stephan and Florence's sound guys).



    1. 10:59 10 Oct 2011
      Stunning! Amazing to have this in-house voice to talk us through the action. A rare priviledge
  3. by Amanda Harlech .


    Crawled back from Paris and crashed. I feel incapable. Desk piled with accusations - so much undone or not even started. bad night after bad night. Wind banging the house.


    1. ericesquire
      09:37 30 Nov 2011
      home sweet home...

      eric esquire
  4. by Amanda Harlech .

    Last of the roses

    Last gold before Winter's dark approach. Last of the roses. So many other things that I should be doing but I am drawn back to the garden and its passing splendour. I just sit and watch.

    Recent comments

    1. 18:22 17 Oct 2011
      how beautiful!
    2. Dreamer
      22:47 19 Oct 2011
      There's nothing quite like the colours of autumn. Waking up for warm sunshine, a walk by the the creek, watching dogs chasing around, the horses peacefully wondering around, the sound of the piano and a glass of red wine. All little puzzles of life falling to place as nature calms you down.

    1. ericesquire
      11:03 23 Nov 2011
      yes - paris grey sky makes one calm...

      e e
  6. by Amanda Harlech .

    By the sea...

    Day one of Chanel ad campaign.

    The weather switches on for Karl. Elemental Chanel by the sea.

    I'm knackered after art party at VIP for Karl last night and an early flight to Nice this morning.

    Going to swim in sea.


  7. by Amanda Harlech .

    A sense of the Past

    Went into the bowels of the Royal Academy on Saturday and discovered the drawing schools - a sense of the past - ghosts - and the very real acts of making that take place there every day. Strange feeling of "coming home". Going to try and sign up for a course.

    On my way to Rome this morning - overcast heart. When I come back all the leaves will have fallen.


    1. ericesquire
      20:42 8 Nov 2011
      yes, the pics makes it very tempting to attend - cool interior

      e e
  8. by Amanda Harlech .

    Dining in Rome....Raining in London

    Nino's -the 1930's panelled restaurant in Rome - best artichokes in the World. Love the attentive starched waiters with brilliantined side partings sneaking bitter chocolate sauce over my vanilla ice cream.

    Smell of charred chestnuts in the streets, bells and seagulls laughing like old women over head.

    Came back to black rain and a band of bagpipes at Euston station. My friend,the Angel of Death was there. A good welcome home.

    Recent comments

    1. Sam McKnight
      13:40 7 Nov 2011
      Your blogs are poetic inspiration, Amanda. Love 'em.
    2. alex.fury
      14:17 7 Nov 2011
      Hear hear Mr McKnight!
    3. CarrieScott
      10:08 8 Nov 2011
      I second that emotion!
    4. ericesquire
      15:55 8 Nov 2011
      it's all about contrasts...

      e e

    5. ericesquire
      15:56 8 Nov 2011
      never been to ninos - must go now after reading this.

      e e
    6. john
      11:08 10 Nov 2011
      yes please more blogs from Amanda !
    7. ericesquire
      20:15 10 Nov 2011
      Yes, please more from amanda...

      e e

    1. ericesquire
      11:45 14 Nov 2011
      alone is a kind of luxury - as well...

      e e
  10. by Amanda Harlech .


    The rancour of romance in Paris. But it could be sweeter than it looks.

  11. Recent comments

    1. alex.fury
      10:28 6 Dec 2011
      Ah, I read about this and thought immediately of you. Where next?
    2. ericesquire
      19:41 6 Dec 2011
      I like your case - who's the maker?


      eric esquire
  12. by Amanda Harlech .

    Paris - 6th December 2011

    Chanel's show date for its metiers d'art spirit of India, Paris - Bombay.

    The set at the Grand Palais is an elegant Moghul palace hung with chandeliers. A vast table piled with roses, tiers of fruits the colour of an 18c miniature, gilded glass and ropes of tuberoses. A silver train carrying decanters chugs around the perimeter of the table cloth. Karl has created his other world with genius set designer Stephen - alias Lulu.

    Recent comments

    1. alex.fury
      11:49 7 Dec 2011
      Oh my good Lord! This is incredible. Another world I'd love to live in, for sure.
    2. S
      11:59 7 Dec 2011
      Edie is great, love her blog AMA too
  1. Page 1 of 5
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5