The Madam of Monochrome

This week’s Inspired Buys refer to “Igor and Coco” – monochrome style.

Story wise, the film is a little slow – in fact I recommended it to a friend and she fell asleep within 5 minutes – you know who you are!

However, the costumes and the interiors are absolutely incredible – a total visual feast, and I can quite easily watch a film and be totally engrossed in the style, rather than the story – so this is still one of my favourites.

If you love all things black & white then this film is a definite must.

“Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” Coco Chanel

Igor and Coco, hallway, black and white interiors, monochromeIgor and Coco, bedroom, black and white interiors, monochromeIgor and Coco, bathroom, black and white interiors, monochromeIgor and Coco, bedroom, black and white interiors, monochrome

I ended up purchasing the Massimo Dutti scarf from last week’s Inspired Buys. I hope there isn’t a trend developing here! Rather a dangerous road to go down.

Still, at least it wasn’t the Bottega Veneta handbag!

So here’s this week’s little selection:

Yves St Laurent tuxedo, bodie & fou, conran, colette, toast, massimo dutti

Clockwise from right: Designer’s Guild, Porden Wallpaper £38, Canvas Derby Shoes, Toast £175, 10 Digital CD, Colette59th Street Chair, Content by ConranBlack and White Star Scarf, Massimo Dutti £39.90,Tuxedo Jacket Yves St Laurent, Netaporter (in the sale £715), Typed Love Letter, Bodie & Fou £35.

And for the home-style hungry – some of my favourite monochrome interiors:

black and white interiors, monochrome

black and white interiors., monochrome

black and white interiors, monochromeNeisha Crosland, black and white interiors, monochrome

Elle decoration, black and white interiors, monochrome, figuresElle decoration, black and white interiors, monochrome, african figures

Elle Decoration, black and white interiors, monochrome, black ballet shoesElle decoration, black and white interiors, monochrome, bathroom

Black & White interiors, monochrome

House & Leisure, black and white interiors, monochrome, porch, verandah……that star scarf is winking at me!

Images from top: Gaelle Le Boulicaut (Elle Decoration July 2011), Heidi Lerkenfeldt (Elle Decoration November 2011), Claude Weber (Vivre Cote Paris Sept 2011), Happy Living Dk/House of Pictures (Elle Decoration 2010), Heidi Lerkenfeldt, Heidi Lerkenfeldt, Cushion Neisha Crosland, Sigurd Kranendonk (Residence July 2011), Warren Heath & Sally Chance (House & Leisure September 2010)

3 comments

  1. Can I just clarify that any falling asleep during the Coco film was more hangover induced than due to the slowness of the film!

    I absolutely loved all the decor in the Coco and Igor film. I kind of stopped reading the subtitles to look at all the finer detail. I don’t think any of the rooms would look out of date now. Coco Chanel really was the epitome of timeless style.

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