Thursday, June 30, 2011

The (Byzantine) Dream

Have I died and gone to heaven?

I just can't believe what I see! Mosaic tiles on a dress !

The glamour and sophistication of this outfit is more than a dream!

And the collection includes shoes ! I wonder if they are close to what the real shoes in Byzantium looked like. To what Anna Comnena or Empress Irene or Theodora wore.

Of course !

Pinch me. I am still dreaming.

If the devil wears Prada, the heavens wear Byzance Chanel Collection.

Follow your dreams.

Set your goals according to your heart's desire
and forget about how sensible it may or may not sound.
There has to be a way to do it
feel, think, act

Do not ever "let the past bury its dead" know what I mean!

What was the source of inspiration for Chanel Byzance Collection ?
View my previous post here and listen to Karl Lagerfeld's interview.
View more chanel on their website here
A detailed British historical documentary on the Byzantines from youtube here


  1. I cannot possibly imagine what it would be like to wear such gorgeous pieces of art? A marvelous post and looking forward to watching the documentary on Youtube. Off to dream!!

    Thank you!

  2. every picture a dream! I am stil dreaming......

  3. dreaming away I wish I was much much younger!...

  4. Το βυζάντιο πάντα αποτελούσε πηγή έμπνευσης (ρούχα, κοσμήματα ,μουσική κλπ).Δυστυχώς σήμερα είδα το μέιλ σου και σου απάντησα.Συγγνώμην για την καθυστέρηση!!!Φιλιά

  5. Beautiful, and intimidating... Perfect for the princess girls, I imagine.

  6. θα σου στείλω κάποιες φώτο από μωσιακά από κύπρο (αρχαία) και ισπανία (του γκαουντί)

  7. το προηγούμενο σχόλιο ήταν δικό μου λάθος e-mail

  8. Stunning!! I love it!!!

    Im your new follower!


  9. @ Dumbwit Tellher, I hope you will love watching the documentary!

  10. @ Design Elements and Anonymous, Thank you!

  11. Eric, intimidating...? That too!

  12. @ Χρυσάνθη, έτσι. Το Βυζάντιο κρύβεται πίσω από την δυτική τέχνη και πολιτισμό. Η Αναγέννηση ήταν η συνέχεια, η εξέλιξη της Βυζ.Τέχνης. Τα υφάσματα σήμερα στην Τουρκία, τα κοσμήματα τους έχουν άρρηκτη σχέση με την βυζ.αυτοκρατορία που κατάκτησε η οθωμανική. Και άλλα πολλά..

  13. Πρόεδρε, ευχαριστώ που με σκέφτηκες!

  14. @ Yelena, I was happy to receive your message. welcome!

  15. Pinch me too! Of course, it is Chanel!! Karl is brilliant and understands the importance of ancient decoration.


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