CHANEL

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One of the first female entrepreneurs, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel’s company continues to demonstrate the power of the brand. You only need to glance at the double C logo and it is instantly recognisable as a symbol for timelessly chic, classically shaped and exquisitely made clothing, accessories, jewellery, makeup and more… One of the things I love about Chanel is that the pieces are all very classic shapes which are timeless rather than trend-driven (which I’m realising more and more is the kind of shape I go for). It’s not just the brand that I love though, I am fascinated by the woman behind it. I recently bought Justine Picardie’s book on Chanel and I can’t wait to start reading it, (unfortunately I have a stack of reading at the moment already…including a couple of books that I need finish and review for The Crack…) I think Gabrielle Chanel was an amazingly inspiring woman who demonstrated that hard work and impeccable craftsmanship can create a global enterprise. What is important about Chanel though is that the legacy has lived on and Lagerfield continues to create beautiful timeless pieces.

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Laura Bailey, Poppy Delevigne & Alexa Chung

On a slightly different note, I am utterly convinced that those tweed hotpants are clearly a staple (and essential) garment….now I just need to convince someone to buy me a pair. Although that being said I could definitely settle for a 2.55 instead of the hotpants…

(photo from Laura Bailey’s blog on Vogue UK)

P.s. Thank you to all the readers who messaged me about my spanish lessons, I can’t wait to start learning now!!

18 Comments

  1. September 1, 2011 / 9:49 pm

    While Chanel is definitely epic, I'm not sure how I feel about the tweed hotpants… You'd think it would be an oxymoron, but then Karl comes along and proves you wrong…

  2. September 1, 2011 / 10:09 pm

    Love alexa! Happy thursday hun xx

  3. September 2, 2011 / 8:34 pm

    Gorgeous collage and bio!
    Love this CC!!

    xoxox,
    CC

  4. September 3, 2011 / 6:39 am

    You have a beautiful blog… Coco Chanel really did change the whole fashion scene for women and it's amazing that her style still influences us today. Great post!

    http://www.cashmereandcandy.com

  5. September 3, 2011 / 7:34 am

    nice post!

  6. September 3, 2011 / 7:49 am

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  7. September 3, 2011 / 11:56 pm

    love it !

    kisses,
    Klaudia B.

  8. September 5, 2011 / 8:34 pm

    I totally love the tweed short-shorts – the mix of sexy and professional is so great. I love all of these outfits, but I'm not sure I could pull off Laura's!

    x. jill
    those ghosts

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