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Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, or as many know her as, Coco Chanel, was born August 19th, 1883 in Saumur, a small city in France. She was born in a poorhouse to traveling salesman Albert Chanel and Jeanne Devolle. She had two sisters, Julie and Antoinette and three brothers, Alphonse, Lucien and...

You know, there's Chanel everywhere....I take a little idea and I make a collection." -Karl Lagerfeld, WWD Empress Theodora and the Byzantine Empire were the inspiration behind Karl Lagerfeld's Paris-Byzance collection. Coco Chanel herself loved Byzantine jewelry and she borrowed motifs...

Coco Chanel's Quotes about Fashion, Style and Beauty: Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. Fashion changes, but style endures. A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no...

Fashion Royalty – Coco Chanel A new film about fashion royalty Coco Chanel is set to hit cinemas this Friday. Coco Before Chanel looks at the life of the icon before she launched the Chanel brand. Whilst we'd all like to own a piece of Chanel, the £1000 + price tag for most of their items...

The story of famous Parisian couturier and legend, Gabrielle ‘Coco' Chanel is an epic tale full of fantastical characters, malevolent aunts, green-eyed friends, endless lovers and her beloved homeland Paris. It's no wonder that her life story has been depicted in so many books and romanticized...

" No final da década de 20 do século passado, o trabalho de Coco Chanel tornou-se numa revolucionária colecção de vestidos. Sem adornos espalhafatosos, em negro total, e um pouco ambiguos na cultura popular, os vestidos de Chanel ficaram conhecidos no mundo da moda pelos LBD (little black...

Coco Chanel took her boyfriends' clothes and easily adapted those for her figure. She experimented with everything from Boy Capel's sweaters to tweed coats of Duke of Westminster. She had also a weakness for sailor's striped vests which she teamed up with innumerable beads. 6. Jackets...

Monday, December 6, 2010 'if you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing' - Coco Chanel 'if you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing' - Coco Chanel This is one of my favourite quotes from Grabrielle 'Coco' Chanel, one of my favourite and...

Earlier this month, I had my first-ever sniff of Chanel No. 5 and fell in love with it. Beyond that, Chanel is my favorite high-end brand and I find Coco Chanel herself incredibly interesting, so I thought it was high time that there be a Fashion Philosophy post dedicated to her. Now, it...

1922, Chanel introduced a perfume , Chanel No. 5, which became and remained popular, and remains a profitable product of Chanel's company. Pierre Wertheimer became her partner in the perfume business in 1924, and perhaps also her lover. Wertheimer owned 70% of the company, Coco Chanel...