lover, Coco was able to open her own millinery, or hat shop called ''Chanel Modes." It was located at 31 rue Cambon in Paris. French actresses wore the hats Coco made. This helped her to get a reputation established. In 1913 at her new boutique in Deauville, France, Coco introduced her...

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...

Mademoiselle Coco considered women's knees ugly so she decided it was right to hide those under clothes. Chanel designed a few basic skirts for businessladies. They were mostly straight and tight, and they were incredibly elegant. 4. Worship little black dresses. Coco Chanel introduced LBD...

Coco Chanel sits in her Hotel Ritz Paris apartment in 1960. Photo: Getty Images If you haven't fallen into the brain-itching wormhole of voyeuristic awesomeness that is The Coveteur yet, get your flashlights ready because you're about to get sucked in. The beautifully executed blog takes you...

, the man who had blocked her for years, Pierre Wertheimer need her help to revive the lagging Chanel Perfumes. His vision involved creating a lavish showroom in New York City with Chanel herself overseeing every detail. Parker returns to his time with the legendary designer in "The Improbable...

Vogue on Coco Chanel by Bronwyn Cosgrave isn't just about bespoke craftsmanship, beautiful photography and rarely-seen fashion illustration, it's also a fantastic read! Idevoured this book in one sitting, so I decided I shall write a review to share the love. In this book besides the...

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...

Let's visit Coco Chanel's Paris Flat at 31 Rue Cambon, above the Chanel Boutique. Even though Coco resided at the Ritz in Paris, which was within walking distance, she lived in the heart of Chanel. The Chanel Boutique has four floors – the shop is at the street level, dressing rooms on the...

As I mentioned in a previous post, the recreation of Place Vendôme for the Fall-Winter 2011/2012 Haute Couture show was significant because The Ritz, the place where Coco Chanel laid her head down to sleep is located in Place Vendôme. It was a place that she was not only familiar with, but she...

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...

 

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