Life envy can hit at any time. Recently, a fantasy family chat entitled, ‘Would you rather be a Roitfeld or a Missoni?' took place on the fashion desk, while in idle moments others among us wonder what it would be like to be a dancer on tour with Gaga, getting paid to dress up as a lace-covered thunderbolt every night.
Two minutes later, news from the house of Chanel popped into our inbox. Vanessa Paradis is to be the next face of the Coco Cocoon handbags – her fifth time fronting a campaign for the venerable brand. She’ll be taking over from the lovely Lily Allen – a symbolic shift from Brit upstart back to icon of Parisian chic Vanessa.
The relationship between Kaiser Karl and the lovely Miss Paradis is one that goes back many years and has been described as a wonderful fashion fairy tale, written and stamped with the Chanel seal.
All we have to say about this is – humph. Your other half is Johnny Depp AND your best mate is Karl Lagerfeld? AND you have an unwavering source of free Chanel goodies in your role as ‘songbird and muse’? We were sooo born into the wrong life.