In 1954, she decided to make a come back and the Chanel suit once again caught the eyes and the pocket book, of women. Coco also introduced the pea jacket and bell bottom pants for women. in 1969, Katharine Hepburn, played Coco in a Broadway musical, "Coco" based on Coco Chanel's life. Coco...

all of the items of the costume would be authentic Chanel. Fortunately for those of us with smaller budgets, every brand does their own rendition of the Chanel 2.55 bag, boucle tweed jacket, Verdura cuff, ballet flat and much more. I selected three of my favorite looks from different times...

Last year, Justine Picardie released Coco Chanel: The Legend and The Life . Karl Lagerfeld enjoyed the bio so much that it inspired him to sketch Coco Chanel for a new edition that will be published by Steidl. Picardie and Lagerfeld will host a cocktail reception for the 2nd edition at...

>> Many a biography and biopic have come out delving into bits and pieces of Coco Chanel's life, but an upcoming biography is said to have unearthed some new details. With the release of, out Nov. 10, biographer Lisa Chaney claims to have concrete evidence that Chanel used drugs, embraced...

Lisa Chaney's new biography, "Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life" offers a fresh look at the life of one of the most influential women of the twentieth century. I, like many of you, have long been fascinated by not only the brand Chanel, but the woman that created it all. Her story is one that has...

Lisa Chaney dives deep into the societal and cultural mores, and explains in detail what was happening around Chanel. Giving Chanel's story context helps paint a more detailed picture of the life that Coco Chanel lived. As someone who loves history, I really enjoyed this aspect of Coco...

I love the layout of the books and each one has great quotes from the designer. Vogue on: Coco Chanel, by Bronwyn Cosgrave. Vogue on Chanel may be a short book but it is incredibly comprehensive. The book is full of pictures and quotes. It is hard to read the story of Coco Chanel's life and...

The only books I'm reading these days are Chanel biographies because there are at least five books that have come out this fall about Coco Chanel and I'm reviewing them all. For forty years, writers have tackled the life of Coco Chanel and with the exception of Coco Chanel: The Legend and The...

Today is Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel's birthday, and to commemorate this day, I've decided to finally review Different Like Coco, a children's book about the life of Coco Chanel. I actually bought this book while I was still pregnant – as soon as I found out I was having a little girl, I decided...

I recently purchased Chanel by Jean Leymarie and it now holds a dear place in my Chanel library. Part art book, part biography, Chanel is unlike other books on Coco Chanel because of it's approach. Rather than detail her life story, Leymarie set out "to provide a general overview of...

 

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