While we were on vacation a few weeks ago, we stopped into a vintage poster store. They sell "original" posters (isn't that an oxymoron since a poster is a copy of an original work?) We looked thru a ton of posters hoping to find something perfect for the spot in the dining room between the window and door. When I finally did find something that might work, I quickly passed when I saw the price was $4400!!! Ok, I understand these were the original posters used in Paris and that is tres cool but my tiny heart skipped a beat when I realized that posters would sell for that much. End of unrelated tangent.
Anyway - I did happen to stop upon this poster in another pile. Thankfully it was in a totally different price category.
I didn't know anything about it at the time but I thought it would work really well in my office. But we weren't there to find posters for my office so we kept looking for dining room poster until we had to leave for dinner plans. I planned on coming back to buy the Chanel poster but we never got around to it before our trip ended.
Then last week, a FedEx delivery guy showed up on my doorstep with a present for me! The Mr. had ordered it for me. Isn't that sweet? So now its mine and I can't wait to see it hanging in my office.
Its not so much that Im a Cocophile or that I even wear this perfume...I just find Coco Chanel to be a very admirable source of inspiration. And who couldn't use a style reminder staring them in the face? I mean - check this woman out.
Coco falls into the same category as Martha Stewart for me. Woman who leave their style mark on the world.
Im debating whether to get it framed professionally ($$) or go with an Ikea poster frame. Considering all the other things I have to spend money on, Im leaning on going the cheap route. I could always have it properly framed later on.
In case you're wondering, this poster is one of a set of four different color combos painted by Andy Warhol. The posters were used as advertisements by Chanel in 1997 on the streets of Paris. Andy Warhol created this design in the 1980's but, due to his unexpected early death, the images were not used until much later.
What do you have hanging in your offices for inspiration?