Largerfeild casts off Chanel?
Well, that’s one way to look at it. Either way, it’s time to get your feet wet – we’re talking fly fishing and Chanel has released a preposterous and overpriced beauty of a fly fishing set. For a mere $18,000 you can outfit yourself in high-flying gear….complete with righteous rod and fancy flies sporting the famous “double C” logo on the gossamer wings. Oh, and let’s not forget the fetching, quilted black leather box.
The fashion house has historically dabbled in branded sports equipment, but there may be more meaning to these new additions to the collection, since the gentle art of fly fishing can be traced back to the fashion house’s founder. Somewhat tomboyish in nature, she took on the sport while dating the Duke of Westminster in the roaring 20s – a girl after our own heart – she couldn’t just sit back and watch him have all the fun!
During her brief moonlight as a fly fisher-wo-man, in true Chanel spirit, she offered up this well-poised advice for the rest of us: “Draw inspiration from the sky. When clear and bright, tie on a Silver Doctor. When dark and overcast, use a Black Doctor”. Even as a novice, she may have landed a few more salmon than even His Grace – And I ask, how many talents can one human possess??
Keep the sporty, Chanel – we can’t get enough. In fact, we’ll have one of everything. Now, all we need to do is learn the art of dabbling til we outperform the men in our lives in each and every sport.
Who’s with me?