The faux-wrap skirt is a piece of art and looks inside as good as it does outside. The quilted skirt-lining is very comfortable. The faux-wrap concept allows the wearer to walk easily without restriction.
Combined with the Cardigan Jacket, we are now able to make our perfect couture designer suit in Chanel-Style ourselves.
In conversation with literary historian Fanny Arama, ambassador and spokesperson for the House Charlotte Casiraghi invited writer and friend of the House Anne Berest to examine the figure of girls in literature, through a tribute to the work of Anne Wiazemsky. Actress and CHANEL ambassador Alma Jodorowsky opened the discussion with a reading of excerpts from "Jeune fille" by Anne Wiazemsky, and "Sagan 1954" by Anne Berest.
The video in french language. Please leave a comment below the video: English subtitles please!
'The little book of Chanel' is a great little book. The book is small but has a perfect design and contains beautiful photographs. Do you want to know everything about Coco Chanel and the fashion house Chanel? It is all in the 'little book of Chanel' this booklet, summarized and beautifully in the style of Chanel.
Yes we like:
We do not like:
We love the beautiful hardcover-design and photographs. The book is a great nice 'small' gift for a Chanel-fan. A perfect suggestion for the holidays.
'Femmes fatales' is a beautiful book about strong women in fashion. Nowadays women in the fashion world have a lots of influence, but this was not always the case. From pioneers to "Boss ladies"; this book is an ode to these strong women!
'Femmes fatales' is a coffee table book pur sang
The book was published by Waanders Publishers in Zwolle, the Netherlands in collaboration with Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, the Netherlands. The book was part of the exhibition: "Femme fatales, strong women in fashion" in 2018-2019. The book is bilingual, Dutch and English. Unfortunately, the translator is not listed.
The book is a large format book and is very beautiful because of the layout, photos and the mix of photos and text. It contains essays and interviews with the big names in the fashion world such as Coco Chanel, Jeanne Lavin, Elsa Schiaparelli, Fong-Leng and Agnés B. Some of the interviews are quotes from interviews from the past.
The photos are a collection of photos from the history of fashion through to modern fashion photos, which are like fashion photos should be: striking, creative and above all very unique. And a coffee table book like this should be, because the content will never get boring and the book is a real eye-catcher.
Strong women in fashion
The essay: "From pioneers to Boss ladies" is really worth reading! Women fashion designers were pioneers and did not have an easy time in a world dominated by men. For a long time, the women were called "seamstresses", even though they were the designers and their collections were very good. The fashion world has long been strongly gendered.
Still, a few women managed to become designers and to become "leading ladies" of the fashion houses. This was not only due to their talent and ambitions but also because they approached fashion in a different way than their male competitors. They respected the female body more and took their curves as concept. Coco Chanel is a good example of this: her famous jacket was mainly designed with the idea that women could dress beautifully and move easilly. These times, comfort in outfits was not a priority at all...
"Only a man who never was intimate with a woman could design something that uncomfortable"
Either you love it or you hate it
Who likes prints? Most people love it. From tropical flowers to a 'tiger print', it can't be colorful enough. Especially in the summer we are crazy about to prints. It makes us happy and it looks great as a blouse or summer dress.
But read Ines de la Fressange's books and one thing becomes very clear: prints are NOT DONE! According to her, you will not easily find a real Parissiéne dressed with 'a print'. The Parisian style is more about the monotonous colors, the creative combinations of trés-chic and elegance of the timeless classics.
If we want to look stylish but occasionally deviate from the 'rules', then combining a Chanel-style jacket (self-made of course!) With a print underneath is definitely a nice idea.
Who says that this can't look be chic and casual at the same time? Bouclé and tweeds, but also summer tweeds, are often very busy in terms of appearance. The fabrics are woven and there is always a beautiful mix of colors and sometimes even patterns.
A blouse with a printed design underneath can easily come across as very 'busy' and a bit cheap.
Fringes, edges and prints?
Apart from that, the Chanel style is often characterized by a lot of fringes, beautifully finished trims and two or even four pockets stitched on the jacket. They should of course be the eye-catchers of your outfit.
Taking all this into account, we would like to point out that a printed blouse, t-shirt or even pants, under a Chanel jacket, is fine if you observe the following rules:
- do not deviate too far from the original color of the fabric of the jacket (see top left, blue / gray with a blue-white blouse underneath and a blue-white clutch)
- if the jacket is dark in fabric, choose a lighter print
- if the jacket is light in color, choose a darker print
- if the jacket is pale in color, choose a brighter color print, (see top right, a beige Chanel-style jacket with a brighter light blue printed blouse underneath, The dark blue in the print of the blouse is exactly the color of the buttons and the trims of the Chanel-style jacket)
- if the jacket is bright in color, choose a calm print don't make it too colorful
- choose either a printed pants or skirt, or a blouse, both are too much, this also applies to a printed dress
- do not use too many accessories; limit jewelry, bags, scarves or hats
Prints will never go out of style and occasionally combining with them may not be 'Paris' chic, but again not as 'not-done' as suggested in many style books and guides on Chanel couture and Parisian style.
We love prints ... occasionally.
For those who can read it: herby the book review and hopefully you will enjoy it anyway...
We read and see how Coco Gabrielle Chanel built her empire through her unusual and renewed style. She created outfits for women that were stylish but above all gave the woman more freedom to move. The hats were practical and minimalistic, and the corsets were banned. Coco designed clothes for the modern woman who was not standing still in life but on the move, perhaps working (this was very unusual at the time). Her choice of colors, minimalist style and specific accessories such as the famous Chanel 2.55 handbag are still very popular and expensive 'must-haves'.
Little people big dreams
This is a series of books written by several writers and illustrated by various illustrators. The covers are colorful and have very nice illustrations. But above all, it stands out because of the famous names on the covers of the books. Great people in our history, like: Coco Chanel, Maya Angelou, Agatha Christie, Audrey Hepburn, Anne Frank, Jane Goodall, Simone de Beauvoir and Mother Theresa.
Fashion designers, style icons, writers, feminists, nature activists, war heroes and so on.
But men are also included: Stephan Hawking, Martin Luther King Jr., David Attenborough, Rudolf Nureyev, Muhammed Ali and many more. In addition, series have also been made, available in nice collection boxes: 'Women in science', 'Women in art' ... and there are card games. coloring books and posters.
Never heard of it? Almost impossible. From now on, the books will suddenly catch your eye in the bookstore, and it may become your 'Quilty Pleasure' to collect them.
"Discover the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began as a child with a dream."
The illustrations are wonderful. Colorful, cheerful and just amazing. The lyrics are easy, to the point and great fun to read to children. Summarizing someone's life on 12 double pages is clever and inventive. The illustrations not only supporting the text, but are largely the story itself. It is almost impossible to introduce a child to a character from history in a better ways than these little books.
".... and being different might make other people think differently too. That's why everone now remebers the young Gabrielle as the great designer, Coco Chanel."
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