Chanel Inspiration

Inspiration Chanel Collage

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

Chanel 2013, windmills

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”.

Chanel 2013 SS Collage Best

Chanel 2013 wind mills

Best Chanel 2013 SS Paris Collage

Chanel 2013 quilted hula-hoop:beach bag hybrid

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?

Sad but true …Chanel‘s CEO Bruno Pavlovsky gave a big #sorryimnotsorry excuse for why the company won’t be launching eCommerce any time soon. He cited the in-store, touch-it-feel-it experience as crucial to brand: It’s a strategic choice. Ok! I don’t agree.. It’s a challenge but you can create a virtual strong experience.

You may not be able to find Chanel designer bags on, but you can find them at  here

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

For Gabrielle Chanel, “Fashion becomes unfashionable. Style never.” Since 1921, N°5 has epitomized this timeless sensibility.

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)

Photo: © Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images For the first time, N°5 shares the nights of a star. Between two icons, an eternal bond.
For the first time, N°5 shares the nights of a star. Between two icons, an eternal bond. Photo: © Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

Chanel fragrance

For the first time a man advertises a woman’s perfume…Brad Pitt for Chanel No5
For the first time… you can see the amazing history of Chanel No5 video here

Have a lovely Day!!!

Chanel books coffee

Images: Chanel Facebook, Photo: © Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images,, images via stephan moskovic, dazeddigital
You can see my outfit post with Chanel bag  here


  1. I saw the quilted hula-hoop/beach bag hybrid at the news – that is what exagerated means ! I like her, but she sometimes over do it…

    1. Of course, but the hybrid bag from a marketing stand point…was all over the news and the blogs!!!

  2. An amazing post Nina! I very much enjoyed reading this and looking at the wonderful photos you have picked! 🙂

    Take care,

    Daniella xox

    1. This post was something I wanted to do for a long time… I love the classic style of Chanel that always has an interesting edge!

  3. I think Chanel will always serve as my fashion inspiration. Chanel’s lines always fall somewhere between high fashion and timeless class. The hoola hoop bag was one of my personal favorites and I am still waiting to re-create that Chanel display! Just followed you on Bloglovin’! Hope you follow back through GFC or Bloglovin’

    1. Thank you Bree for your lovely comment and for following me! Of course, I followed you back!

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