Monday, September 2, 2013

CHANEL N°5

 
 

They say a bottle of CHANEL N°5 is sold every 30 seconds, if this is true or not I do not know but for any perfume to have remained at the height of popularity for over 90 years now says a lot. Coco Chanel wanted to challenge the status quo and create a fragrance that truly embodied a woman and contained more than a single floral scent like many of the other perfumes of that era.

Working with perfumer Ernest Beaux the scent was finalized in late summer of 1920. He came to her with several viles of perfumes, labeled 1-5 and 20-24. Chanel then chose vile no 5 to be the scent that would outlast many others. She had also told Ernest, "I present my dress collections on the fifth of May, the fifth month of the year and so we will let this sample number five keep the name it has already, it will bring good luck" (Gabrielle Chanel).

And luck it brought her, CHANEL N°5 quickly rose to popularity and became an icon along with Marilyn Monroe when she mentioned in an interview that all she wears to bed is N°5 . She was also photographed applying CHANEL N°5 for Redbook Magazine by photographer Ed Feingersh in 1955.

At this point, there seems to be nothing stopping this fragrance and I have a feeling that N°5 will be around for many years to come.

 
 
Evolution of the CHANEL N°5 Bottle:
 
Marilyn Monroe applying CHANEL N°5:
 
 
 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

OMG...SHOES!










Some of my favorite shoe selections from CHANEL.com, especially love those furry kicks!

Wishing You a Very Stylish Birthday



How could I forget an event such as this? Coco Chanel’s 130th birthday was this past Monday, August 19th. I’ve been thinking to the past quite a bit lately as my Great Grandmother, “Gramsy”, would be having her 100th birthday this coming November. She surely wouldn’t have purchased anything Chanel let alone eat a $1.00 ice cream bar. Growing up in a different era certainly gives you a different perspective. 

Although my Gramsy and miss Coco Chanel seem to be opposites in every sense of the word, they also posses many similarities besides their good looks. These women have both inspired me beyond belief, taught me to strive for things that I might otherwise think impossible, proven the fact that sometimes less is more, and showed me that being myself is always the best person to be.  

Coco Chanel:

Gramsy: 


Friday, August 9, 2013

Coco Chanel: A New Portrait by Marion Pike





Fashion exhibition Coco Chanel: A New Portrait by Marion Pike Paris 1967-71 will run from September 4th- November 16th at the Fashion Space Gallery, 20 John Princes Street W1

Monday, July 22, 2013

From Rachel Zoe...

 
Rachel Zoe posted this today & it is obviously the perfect CHANEL bag for summer!
 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Women Only

 
 
CHANEL Pre-Collection A/W 2013-2014 "Women Only" By Karl Lagerfeld

Rings N' Things

 



The new ring trend seems to be the midi-ring as well as "nail rings". I can't lie - I am a little more than obsessed with this look. I saw some dainty midi rings at the checkout counter at Urban Outfitters, but after drooling over these bad boys I think I need the real deal!
 


Not the only one with an obsession...

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Video from Wanda Productions

Friday, July 12, 2013

Backstage Beauty Looks from CHANEL FALL COUTURE 2013

I spy some eyebrows. Heavy on the brows and simple everywhere else. Thick brows have been the trend for awhile and it doesn't look like they are going anywhere! 







All photos are from style.com -> view the rest here: BTS Chanel

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Mean Green


CHANEL Creepers- still obsessed!

Who is with me on this? I'm still obsessing!

Favorite front-row celeb looks from the CHANEL Fall 2013 Couture Show

Rihanna, Miroslava Duma, Alexa Chung & Amber Anderson. 
Photos from Style.com




Chanel Fall 2013 Couture

Some of my favorite looks from the CHANEL Fall 2013 Couture show. View the entire collection here: CHANEL FALL 2013 COUTURE

Which look is your favorite? I am personally really excited about the emerald green tweed and of course the long white tweed jacket!













Sunday, March 3, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013

Chanel Spring 2013 Couture





Twin brides, lace, tweed, feathers, CARA- What else can you ask for?!
 
The Chanel Spring 2013 Couture show definitely didn't disappoint. When viewing these photos I almost feel like I am in a magical land all things Chanel. What do you think?
 
You can view all the photos at Style.com: Chanel Spring Couture '13