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Coco Beach de CHANEL shoes.
Coco Beach de CHANEL case, $1,050. Jewelry, Parker’s own.
Coco Beach de CHANEL shoes, $725, dress, $3,300, case, $1,050, and CHANEL sunglasses, $585.
Coco Beach de CHANEL bag, $3,600.
Coco Beach de CHANEL dress, $2,100.
CHANEL sunglasses, $585, Coco Beach de CHANEL bikini top, $400, and bottom, $300.

Loco for Coco

by C California Style

Model and photographer Louise Parker snaps Chanel’s surf essentials

Mix Chanel with a dose of sun and surf and what do you get? Coco Beach, a brand-new capsule collection of sporty ready-to-wear and accessories inspired by Coco Chanel’s favorite French resort destinations, including Cannes, Deauville and Saint-Tropez (where Karl Lagerfeld was staying when inspiration struck). Los Angeles-based model and artist Louise Parker, who walked her first Chanel runway in 2013, put the pieces to the test—photographing herself poolside in lattice-printed espadrilles, swimwear, separates and cover-ups. “I love the colorful and graphic prints,” she says. “I look forward to wearing them in Malibu this summer.” Available at select Chanel boutiques; chanel.com.

Written by ALISON EDMOND.
Modeled and photographed by LOUISE PARKER.

This article originally appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of C Magazine.