CHANEL + JAY STRUT

 

 

A three day experience with Chanel in Paris inviting a group of no more then 6 influencers to have an inside look inside the world of Chanel. Day 1 was an introduction to the gracious and elegant Chanel team as well as a private tour of the Chanel boutique located at 21 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Following this exclusive tour, we were guided upstairs to the private fitting rooms where we were greeted with racks, on racks, on racks of Chanel goodies, bags, accessories, jewellers, and of course signature runway clothing. Here we were invited to select a look that would be worn the following day for the epic ‘SHOPPING CENTRE CHANEL’ runway collection at the Grand Palais… The funniest part was that I was the only boy in our small group of 6, but I felt right at home among the tweet jackets and silk blouses… The show was an exhilarating collection of punctual colours and interesting new techniques in classic Chanel styles, featuring pieces all weaving in an out of a grocery store of aisles featuring some equally interesting Chanel products! Following the show we were whisked away 20 – 30 minutes outside of Paris where we stopped at the Metiers d’Art Ateliers LESAGE & LEMARIÉ (the magical workshops where countless seamstresses put together some of the most iconic and valuable couture the world has and will ever see).. It was quite an experience to be, well, experience! The third and final day, was probably one of the most exciting.. This was the day where we would journey to 31 Rue Cambon, the historic and first Chanel boutique, and get a private guided tour of, none other than Mademoiselle Chanel’s apartment.. This was a moment in time one could never forget, an experience for the books and a feeling incomparable to anything else before.. After all, this was CHANEL, hosting little ol’ me, a young boy blogger from Canada among these social media powerhouses.. It was like a dream…