mercoledì 6 maggio 2009

Can't Stop, Oh, Off The Train

My mother never owned a car so when I was a child all the holidays we made involved a train journey. Even if trains were slower than now - and believe me, where I live now trains are actually still very slow... - I rembember how much I enjoyed those trips.

Photo by Eurotrash67

I still love trains. Planes are faster, practical but trains have a familiar dimension I like. Of course, there are certain trains I like more...the ones where the familiar dimension is replaced by the luxurious (and pricey) experience.

One of these is certainly The Orient Express, expecially the Venice Simplon one, which criss cross European frontiers with its historic carriages and over the top restaurant. The extended route ran from Paris - or even London - to Istanbul, but I would be ok just (!) with a Venice to Istanbul decadent journey. Murder-less, s'il vous plait ;-)

When I first heard the new Chanel N°5 commercial (a short film, indeed) would have been set on this train, shot by Jean Pierre Jeunet and played by Audrey Tautou and with Billie Holiday as soundtrack, I was pretty excited and now it's a relieff to say that I adore the whole thing. Except the perfum, which I've always disliked, but that's just a side note!

Here's the making of...

...and here's the long version of the commercial, called Train de Nuit

Note to self: save enough money for an Orient Express ticket before...2039?!

5 commenti:

L'armadio del delitto ha detto...

Questo è un argomento a cui sono sensibile: amo il treno! Sogno di prendere l'Orient Express... un giorno?

è la prima volta che vedo questa publicità per Chanel: Audrey Tautou ci è convincente! Il video in cui Jean-Pierre Jeunet spiega il lavoro sulla publicità è molto interessante. Quattro mesi di lavoro! Però!

Anonimo ha detto...

hehe che bella la pubblicità!

the freelancer's fashionblog ha detto...

I love the chanel ad:)

When is the jamboree this year?

Frollein von Sofa ha detto...

hey, just a short note to tell you that I adore your blog ! you have such a great taste and I love the pictures you chose from Grey Gardens...I have one of them on the wall of my living room. You might enjoy my blog, too - it's all about shoes and cupcakes...cheerio from berlin, frollein von sofa

Rachel C. ha detto...

ahhh...train travel. i wish i lived in a part of the world where i could just take a train from one town to the next. you really see so much more!