Chanel’s Shade Parade. Nail Polished Fingers Dance To Little Bitty Pretty One

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As I invited you to share your musical preferences and make some special Friday Breaks by request, I took our dear friend, Adriana’s email as a sign and hooked on to her idea of something fun.

My lovelies, here’s to a wonderful weekend! Chanel’s latest Nail Polish ad campaign took the internet by storm and melted the hearts worldwide fashionistas. Chanel Shade Parade! Enjoy! And click through for more surprises!

As you may imagined, I took the opportunity to seek out and include the song on which the little fingers were cabaret – dancing in Chanel’s ad. It’s Little Bitty Pretty One as performed by Frankie Lymon in 1958. The song is actually a cover of an original composition signed Bobby Day, 1957. However, Bobby Day’s version was covered the same year by Thurston Harris who took it all the way to #6 in Billboard Hot 100. Below, in the same order as written above (Frankie Lymon, Thurston Harris and Bobby Day), Little Bitty Pretty One! What’s your favorite interpretation? (to me they look pretty much the same) Oh, and don’t you think I forgot: it was featured on the original soundtracks of movies like Matilda, Christine, American Graffiti, The Princess Diaries and even Indiana Jones (the last one, with the Crystal Skull). So thank you, Adriana, for your idea! Marvelous! I hope you’ll still enjoy the ad and the songs I linked to it!


#1 ajginger on 09.10.11 at 9:06 am

Kpriss; thank you, thank you! :*
I can not choose between the songs. Indeed they sound pretty much the same to me as well.
This ad was brought to my attention by a lovely 82 year old lady I befriended on Facebook. She loved it! She is the epitome of joy of life, full of optimism. She is deaf due to an illness but she still can hear music in her head and she even post beautiful songs she does remember. Or she enjoys the music if she can read the lyrics! And she’s funny too and still so very much awake. I can not find the right words how I admire and adore her. She’s original Dutch but emigrated years ago to Canada. A lot of Dutch did in the hard years. There live some very nice people down there I would love to hug for real ;) :)

#2 Ellington on 09.10.11 at 1:37 pm

I adore this post Kpriss!
Thanks for making my heart smile!


#3 kpriss on 09.10.11 at 3:35 pm

Wow! She sounds like a wonderful person, ajginger! Just like you! I’m happy you found someone so special to share lovely things like this lil Chanel piece! (and the “say something nice” story) And I’m happy you sent me the idea so we can all enjoy the wonderfulness that this song and this campaign represent.

Oh, and I meant it, do share your musical preferences – it’ll make our Friday Breaks much more interesting ;). Just think about it, mkay?

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