I have a file on my desktop named Chanel Inspiration. I created this file after the Paris Fashion Week by adding my favorite looks from the beautiful bright colored Spring- Summer 2013 show, in order to make a collage with the most impressive outfits. Soon after, I started adding amazing pictures from the Chanel facebook page, like Marilyn Monroe holding a Chanel No5 perfume bottle and before writing this post, I had collected some of her less famous quotes plus the videos from the Fall-Winter 2012, and the Spring-Summer 2013 ready to wear collection. I am sure you will agree, that Chanel is an inspiration for many reasons beyond her little black dress…not to mention that for the first time a man advertises the legendary Chanel No5 perfume …
The best of Chanel Spring-Summer 2013
I loved the runway’s backdrop at the Grand Palais in Paris. Solar panels and 13 wind turbines shaped Chanel’s runway at Paris Fashion Week. The scenographic idea came to Karl Lagerfeld while he was sitting in central park and wanted a bit of fresh air. He said to British Vogue ” ‘it’s all about the wind, it’s in the air”.
You must have seen this Karl Lagerfeld’s massive accessory, the quilted hula-hoop/beach bag hybrid. But do you know that when the Telegraph asked him what one might need something like this for, he explained: “It’s for the beach. You need space for the beach towel, huh? And then you can put it into the sand and hang things on it.” Well, what do you think about that?
Karl Lagerfeld’s Interview, Spring-Summer 2013 show
Chanel Inspiration- Mademoiselle’s Quotes
“A woman should wear perfume wherever she wants to be kissed”
“If you are sad, if you are heartbroken, make yourself up, dress up, add more lipstick and attack. Men hate women who weep” – Coco Chanel.
“Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.” Coco Chanel
N°5 entered history covertly in 1921. Initially, Gabrielle Chanel refused to sell the “perfume of her own invention,” and sprayed it only in secrecy. In 1937, Mademoiselle allowed her image to be featured in Harper’s Bazaar in its advertising, embodying the myth of N°5. (Photo Francois Kollar © Ministere de la Culture – Mediatheque du Patrimoine, Dist. RMN)
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