COCO & IGOR

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Mads Mikkelson & Anna Mouglalis in Coco & Igor

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Just a mini post to tell you that if you love clothes, beautiful set design and Mads Mikkelsen (ding, ding, & DING)  you must go see “Coco & Igor” The look and scenery might not be quite as beautiful as “Coco Avant Chanel” but the costume design and casting in this film about Chanel’s possible dalliance with Igor Stravinsky- deeevine.  Anna Mouglalis is SO beautiful it almost hurts to look at her.  Coco would be twirling in her pearls to have someone this gorgeous portraying her, and don’t even get me started on Mads (remember the James Bond villain  from Casino Royale with the bleeding eye? That’s him)  See this movie for three reasons; 1) you are going to develop a new crush, which is always fun  2) Coco’s clothes…oh, the clothes!!  Better than “Coco Avant Chanel” If you’re anything like me you will be totally inspired to clean out your closets (again)  and 3) Your posture might improve. I think every woman leaving this film is going to try to walk just a little like Anna Mouglalis, at least for the rest of the day (how does she walk like that?? Damn those French women!)

(French with English Sub-titles. And nudie scenes with Mads, which is sort of reason 4 :))

See link to trailer below;

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The Real Deal

PS. LOVED the kaleidoscope visuals in the opening credits but is anyone else tired of credits that keep popping up 10 to 12 minutes into a movie?? Doesn’t it just hinder your surrender into the film, or is it just me ?

COCO & IGOR Click for the trailer

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25 Comments

  1. Interesting story, in the heartbraking European cinema way. Ms.Muglalis is Greek, but I guess her time as Chanel muse helped. Thanks for the post. I was wondering about this film, because it was overshadowed by “Coco avant Chanel”, which features another favorite of mine, Ms. Totou!

  2. I’ve read the book, I hope the movie lives up to the hype. Do you follow Maitai’s blog? She is the unofficial ambassador for Hermes and is exquisite. She lives in France and lives a life of Never Ending Elegance and Perfection. x

  3. Oh I am so glad you loved this! I just saw the preview (when I was seeing Eclipse. Embarrassing, I know!) And it looks SOOO good. I just saw Coco Avant Chanel and thoroughly enjoyed it, and was surprised that my husband seemed to like it too? who knew?

  4. I love foreign films. They are usually held in some old funky theater here in Seattle with lots of history. Last one we went to see was Departures…the best…where there were signs everywhere not to bring in your own food. So who is there doing what you ask!! A lovely Japanese lady with her mom in a wheel chair eating sushi and drinking green tea. It was so sweet and she even offered us some…And everyone that came in either was carrying a huge bag of chips from home or a cooler with other refreshments. So much for rules.

  5. Everyone should experience this AMAZING film. They were magical together and a bit naughty! “Furious Love” for sure, which I have just started to read; Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s ‘marriage of the century’.
    Have a great week Slim.ox

  6. I was always a fan of Channel 19 … love love love. When I got out of high school I went to Paris and we stayed with some friends of my dad’s. The mother – Madame Calvet (sp?) – took us to see a Channel couture show … Jerry Hall was in it! And now that you all know just how old I am .. I close my post. : )

  7. Igor, my husband’s idol, COCO& no 5 mine, wanted to see it yesterday…..will go this afternoon….seeing as it’s another grey day in Paradise! When is the sun coming Slim???

  8. Slim, I want to see that movie. Thanks for including the link to the trailer. It looks so good! I love that a Greek Girl plays Coco. 🙂

  9. Oui , un film à ne pas manquer!
    The new version of No 5 is Eau Première, a lighter version, wonderful for summer .

    • Oui, La Grenouille
      Je suis d’accord…J’aime No 5 Eau Premiere!! I wear it often- even though we have hardly had any summer yet in Santa Barbara! 🙁

  10. Well, tho it is really really HOT in Florida and my brain could be (and is) internally suntanned at this juncture of summer madness . . .could you please tell me how I can print a recipe without printing your entire blog or is that not a possibility. thanks, me

    • When I want to print a portion of a post I “copy and paste”, I’ll “copy” the recipe and “paste” it in either the body of an e-mail or a sticky note and then I just print that. Sticky notes are my preferred way to do this but I’m on an Apple and I’m not sure if Windows have “stickies”?
      hope that helped

    • Oh absolutely Jane-
      I’m not saying I love IGOR in the movie- after all, what despicable behaviour (if it did in fact happen) and right under the same roof as his sick wife and children…
      I’m just saying I love Mads Mikkelsen. Someone emailed me that he was voted the most handsome man in Denmark. 🙂

  11. Went to the movie Coco & Igor. You are dead on, Slim. Mads is a delicious. And the movie itself is a sophisticated wonder. Loved the art deco beauty throughout. VeddyVeddyGood.

  12. I just saw Coco & Igor yesterday since it’s only at the Paris Theatre for a few more days. It was so visually stunning and Anna is to die for gorgeous. I was also dying over her walk! It made me long for a more elegant and dressed up society. Especially after I left the theatre and was confronted with tourists in shorts and fanny packs. Le sigh.

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