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GFY Giveaway: MADEMOISELLE: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History, by Rhonda Garelick

Ooh, this is a good one! I am looking at my copy of today’s (special Monday!) giveaway, and it’s really gorgeous. May I introduce you?<p><b>THE PRIZE:</b> This …

Famous Frocks - The Little Black Dress - Review and Giveaway

The nice people over at Chronicle Books sent me a copy of their new release sewing book <i><br>Famous Frocks - The Little Black Dress</i> <i><br>by Dolin Bliss …

Paris Fashion Week events aren’t the traditional “stuff” that makes feminist news. But last week, Chanel had feminism at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Under the leadership of designer Karl Lagerfeld, the grand finale of Chanel’s runway show was a recreated 1960s-style feminist rally, complete with picket signs and blow horns. The

Paris Fashion Week events aren’t the traditional “stuff” that makes feminist news. But last week, Chanel had feminism at the forefront of everyone’s …

Get a rare, inside look at Coco Chanel's apartment and Paris atelier

French fashion designer Coco Chanel, known for her eponymous fashion house, was the epitome of Parisian chic. The video below gives us a rare …

Chanel speaks for women at Paris Fashion Week

Karl Lagerfeld used the big F word when he presented the S/S '15 Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week last week —a staged outcry for women's rights …

Are fashion and feminism compatible?

When catwalk models staged a faux demonstration as part of a Chanel show in Paris, did it have anything to offer feminism?<p><b>Kathryn Flett, journalist and author of Separate Lives:</b><p>Are feminism and fashion incompatible? I should Coco Chanel! Did you see Karl (“Adele is a little too fat”) Lagerfeld’s …

Seven Wonders: Chanel Campaigns

Wonderland.<p>7 WONDERS: CHANEL CAMPAIGNS<p>In celebration of Chanel’s latest collaboration with Baz Luhrmann, we take a stroll back through the brand’s …

Sneak Peek (Now with Added Drool): Chanel’s Latest Offering is All Feathers, Jewels and Oh-So-Shiny

Ooh, I’m a sucker for a bit of Chanel. The heritage, the packaging, the lovely products. I don’t love everything the brand produces but there are …

Inside Coco Chanel's Legendary, Gilded Apartment

The apartment at 31 Rue Cambon in Paris is an iconic space only few have glimpsed with their own eyes. It's the private residence where the one and …

Exclusive: Baz Luhrmann on his Chanel No.5 ad

'In the end it's about romance, passion - and do I want to spend weeks in the Chanel archives?' The award-winning director Baz Luhrmann explains why he took on the new Chanel No.5 perfume ad starring Gisele Bündchen<p>BY <b>Lisa Armstrong</b> | 15 October 2014<p>The way Baz Luhrmann tells it - which, as you …

Dancing with the Stars

The Original Rebels of Fashion: 8 Designers Who Shaped the Way We Dress Today

When it comes to style, it's the designers who draw outside the lines who really make it interesting. We're talking about fashion's "misfits, the rebels...the ones who see things...

Aintree organisers to issue guide on what to wear inspired by Coco Chanel

Is Ladies Day at Aintree about to turn dead classy? Organisers to issue new style guide on what to wear inspired by Coco Chanel<p><b>The Aintree race meet</b> …

Grand National

London bar creates ‘celebrity’ cocktail list

St James Bar at the Sofitel London has created a cocktail list inspired by eight “icons” of the 20th century, including Coco Chanel, Marilyn Monroe …

Exclusive: You’re going to love Gisele Bündchen’s modern Chanel woman

Earlier this year it was announced that Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen would be Chanel's new muse for its 100-year-old scent Chanel No 5. At …

Karl Lagerfeld directs Pharrell Williams in new Chanel film

Looks like Pharrell Williams will be swapping his Vivienne Westwood Buffalo hat for Chanel. According to <i>WWD</i>, Karl Lagerfeld has tapped the "Get Lucky" beatmaker to star in a new film that will be screened at the Chanel pre-fall collection. The movie also features Lagerfeld muse Cara Delevingne and …

Why A Good Story Is The Most Important Thing You’ll Ever Sell

Start selling stories, not products or solutions, and you’ll connect to your consumer on a deeper level.<p>The fascination with stories has been a hallmark of mankind across cultures.<p>From the cave paintings of Neanderthal Man to the hieroglyphics of the Egyptians to the Greek epics that were handed …

Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography review – no ordinary fashion designer

Biographers usually have their work cut out when it comes to fashion designers, the principal problem being that the clothes tend to be more reliably thrilling than the career, the sequins and seams a good deal less tedious than the shows and tantrums. But Elsa Schiaparelli is a case apart, for …

Best Quotes on Simple Fashion and Dressing with Less - Be More with Less

<b>“Buy less, choose well.” – Vivienne Westwood</b><p><b>“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” – Coco Chanel</b><p><b>“Elegance is elimination.” —Cristóbal</b> …

Chanel

<b>Description</b><p>“Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” So said Coco Chanel, designer of all things fabulous and proponent of simple, elegant chic. …

Coco Chanel

Why Is Everyone Obsessed With French Style?

Here we go again... another headline raving about the endless allure of dressing "Parisian Chic." I've more than noticed that there has been an influx of headlines reading, "How to Dress Like a French Woman" and "10 Style Tips from a French woman." You can see examples here, here and here. …

How the first world war changed women's fashion

<b>Women in the Land Army were trouser pioneers</b><p>Although women who worked in mines before the war wore trousers, they would cover them up with skirts during time off. Those in the Land Army didn’t have trousers as regulation uniform, despite the practical advantages – they were more likely borrowed …

Shop Cara And Kim's Wardrobes

As if you needed any more reason to shop, the sale also has a philanthropic element to it, with the price of every piece sold going directly to each …

5 Things We Learned from Chanel

In honor of the late (and great) Coco Chanel's birthday, we took a closer look at some of the major style and beauty moments that have become synonymous with the house of Chanel.<p>In honor of the late (and great) Coco Chanel's birthday, we took a closer look at some of the major style and beauty …

The Guide to Bags that Fit Small Laptops from Chanel, Louis Vuitton and More

Small and thin laptops are very common these days and can fit certain designer tote bags. Using some of the more popular laptop sizes from Apple, HP …

Chanel Berry Lucky, Cocorange, Sweet Star Precision Eye Definers Reviews, Photos, Swatches

<i>Chanel Precision Eye Definer</i><p>Recently, three new, limited edition shades of <b>Chanel Precision Eye Definer</b> ($29.00 for 0.03 oz.) were released in some …

Makeup

Cara Delevingne earned £6.5k a DAY last year

Kerching! Cara Delevingne, 22, earned £6,500 a DAY last year - and with campaigns for DKNY and Chanel, it's no wonder she banked £2.4m in the last 12 …

Dolce & Gabbana

CHANEL’S CHRISTMAS STOCKING

Chanel’s Christmas collection is the one that always makes my heart flutter. Last year Anna and Amelia hunted down the eyeshadow palette on release …