Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel

 I think when someone says Chanel i immediately think of lots of pearls...
Mademoiselle, as she was always called by her employees, launched her Parisian fashion house in 1915 and although no longer with us is still probably one of the most well known names in fashion. Chanel believed that less was more, while her competition was using bright colour and exotic fabric, Chanel preferred to pared down her design message again and again. Nor did she sketch, Chanel designed by adding material to live models. The iconic Chanel pieces i think were the pleated skirt, dropped waistlines and the cloche hat. A style that is still very current.

Alexa Chung, a well known ambassador for Chanel!
Alexa is also modelling the Chanel bag. Im not personally a fan of this basket like design, but I am however a massive fan of this one...the large flap bag with its trademark chain strap!
I also use CoCo Chanel perfume! Come to think of it im a bit of a Chanel fan myself! 
And to finish off, here is an illustration by Zoe Sadokiersk from a little book called 'A life in frocks' by 
Kelly Doust. I love this painting and the quote is one of my faves!

Hope you enjoyed...x

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