Skeptic Files: Chanel Temporary Tattoos

By Voxy  

I’ll wait while you process the phrase “Chanel tattoos.” No, go ahead, take your time.

As reported by Allure:

For $74, you get 55 press-on Chanel bracelets, necklaces, pendants, cherry blossoms, and (my fave) a bejeweled bird. They’re based on the temporary tattoos that global creative director for Chanel makeup Peter Philips created for the models at the spring fashion show…. You can score the faux ink on Chanel’s website starting February 15, and at Chanel boutiques in March.

Allure Beauty Director Amy Kelly Laird, who wrote the blog post from which the above is quoted, also posts a photo of herself trying out two of the tattoos:

I have a hard time seeing not only how these are attractive, but also where they would represent meaningful social capital outside of the Manhattan “any-trend-you-can-wear-I-can-wear-louder” crowd. I can’t think of too many other places in which you could find a bizarre enough intersection of economic status, age, and social norms that would enable Chanel and fake tattoos to coexist in the same nightclub. Is this Chanel’s equivalent of the Hameau de la Reine?

What do you think? Am I off my rocker? Let me know in the comments!

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One Comment

  1. avatar Inthelab
    Posted January 17, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Permalink | Reply

    As my kids used to say, “Eew, yuck!”


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