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Hemlines, heels and haute couture – your daily dose

Oh, uncle Karl, how you make us laugh . . .

Behold! Uncle Karl has spoken, and the word of the moment is “consumption” or, failing that, “opulence”. Pepper that with some “gay abandon” and a little whimsy, and you have Chanel’s latest bag campaign, starring Dree Hemingway(how opulent!) and Abbey …

Wed, Jul 7, 2010, 11:45

   
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Behold! Uncle Karl has spoken, and the word of the moment is “consumption” or, failing that, “opulence”. Pepper that with some “gay abandon” and a little whimsy, and you have Chanel’s latest bag campaign, starring Dree Hemingway(how opulent!) and Abbey Lee Kershaw (whimsical – she has a nose ring!).

Honestly I wish I had an Uncle Karl in my life. We could go shopping together and drink very strong coffee, smoke cigarettes and talk about the good old days, when every Tom, Dick and Harry could afford a 2.55 and you could tell a fake from the jeans of the owner . . . le sigh. You can depend on Chanel for a bit of entertainment of a Wednesday morning anyway.