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I am Coco Chanel. I love myself.

From Coco Chanel biography - I am Coco Chanel. I love myself

Among the key designers who made a bold and lasting impression on women's fashion in the twentieth century, Gabrielle"Coco" Chanel (1883–1971) deserves special recognition. Born in Saumur, in the Loire Valley of France, Chanel survived an impoverished childhood and strict convent education. The difficulties of her early life inspired her to pursue a radically different lifestyle, first on the stage, where she acquired the nickname "Coco," and then as a milliner.With the help of one of the male admirers who would provide key financial assistance and social connections over the course of her career, Chanel opened her first shop in Paris in 1913, followed by another in the resort town of Deauville. Selling hats and a limited line of garments, Chanel's shops developed a dedicated clientele who quickly made her practical sportswear a great success. Much of Chanel's clothing was made of jersey, a choice of fabric both unusual and inspired. Until the designer began to work with it,  the  jersey was more commonly used for men's underwear.

With her financial situation precarious in the early years of her design career, Chanel purchased jersey primarily for its low cost. The qualities of the fabric, however, ensured that the designer would continue to use it long after her business became profitable. The fabric draped well and suited Chanel's designs, which were simple, practical, and often inspired by men's wear, especially the uniforms prevalent when World War I broke out in 1914. As her fashion-conscious customers fled Paris at the beginning of the war, Chanel's boutiques in Deauville and Biarritz flourished. Chanel's uncluttered styles, with their boxy lines and shortened skirts, allowed women to leave their corsets behind and freed them for the practical activities made necessary by the war. Elements of these early designs became hallmarks of the Chanel look. Chanel took great pride as a woman in designing for other women, and by 1919, at the age of thirty-two, she enjoyed huge success, with clients around the world. Soon after, she relocated her couture house in Paris to 31 RuCambon, which remains the center of operations for the House of Chanel today.Chanel's own lifestyle fueled her ideas of how modern women everywhere should look, act, and dress. Her own slim boyish figure and cropped hair became an ideal, as did her tanned skin, active lifestyle, and financial independence.

Coco Chanel apartment at 31 Rue Cambon
Coco Chanel apartment at 31 Rue Cambon

Throughout her career, Chanel succeeded in packaging and marketing her own personal attitudes and style, making her a key arbiter of women's taste throughout thtwentieth century. The designer's passionate interests inspired her fashions. Her apartment and her clothing followed her favorite color palette, shades of beige, black, and white. Elements from her art collection antheatrical interests likewise provided themes for her collections. When Chanel attended a masquerade ball dressed as a figure from a Watteau painting, she later reworked the costume into a woman's suit. She hired Russian émigrés from her circle of friends to work in her embroidery workshop, creating designs to her exacting specifications. Known for a relentless drive for perfection, whether in design or fit, and strong opinions in all matters of taste, Chanel backed her clothing with the authority of her personal conviction. Chanel continued to create successful looks for women through the 1920s and '30s.

In 1926, American Vogue likened Chanel's "little black dress" to the Ford, alluding to its almost universal popularity as a fashion basic. In fact, the concept of the dress suitable for day and evening did become both a staple for Chanel throughout subsequent seasons and a classic piece of twentieth-century women's wear. The designer also used colorful feminine printed chiffons in her daywear designs. Evening ensembles followed the long slim line for which the designer was known but also incorporated tulle, lace, and decorative elements that soften and romanticize the overall look of the garment.

Chanel Little Black Dress Sketch
Chanel Little Black Dress Sketch

Despite her great success, Chanel closed the doors of her salon in 1939, when France declared war on Germany. Other couturiers left the country, but Chanel endured the war in Paris, her future uncertain. Following the end of the hostilities and resolution of some personal difficulties, Chanel found she could not idly stand by and observe the early success of Christian Dior, whose "New Lookprevailed in the postwar period. While many admired Dior's celebration of femininity, with full skirts and nipped-in waists, Chanel felt his designs were neither modern nor suitable for the liberated women who had survived another war by taking on active roles in society. Just as she had following World War I, Chanel set out to rescue anreinvigorates women's fashion. The designer faced challenges in this endeavor: securing finances, assembling a new staff, seeking out new fabrics, competing at age seventy against a new generation of designers. Chanel's comeback collection of couture debuted in 1954. Although it was not a critical success, the designer persevered. Within three seasons, Chanel was enjoying newfound respect. She updated her classic looks, reworking the classic tweed designs until wealthy women ancelebrities returned to the showroom in droves. The Chanel suit became a status symbol for a new generation, made of solid or tweed fabric, with its slim skirt and collarless jacket trimmed in braid, gold buttons, patch pockets, and—sewn into the hem—a gold-colored chain ensuring it hung properly from the shoulders. Chanel also reintroduced her handbags, jewelry, and shoes with great success in subsequent seasons. 

Following Chanel's death in 1971, several of her assistants designed the couture and ready-to-wear lines until Karl Lagerfeld(born 1938) took over the haute couture design in 1983 and ready-to-wear in 1984. Lagerfeld, like Chanel at the time of her comeback, looked to past designs for the secret to his success. His designs incorporated signature Chanel details, tweed fabrics, colors, gold chains, quilt-stitched leather, and the linked "CC" logo. In later collections, Lagerfeld became more irreverent, deconstructing some of the ladylike polish of Chanel's 1960s looks. Playing with the fact that Chanel's favorite jersey fabric had been used for men's underwear at the turn of the twentieth century, Lagerfeld even incorporated men's T-shirts and briefs into his designs.

Karl Lagerfeld - Chanel
Karl Lagerfeld - Chanel

Nonetheless, Lagerfeld's ability to continuously mine the Chanel archive for inspiration testifies to the importance of Gabrielle Chanel's contributions to women's fashion in the twentieth century.

 
I am Coco Chanel. I love myself.

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[SOLD] FOR SALE: DOUBLE C CLASSIC CHANEL EARRINGS (GOLD)

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The beauty of these earrings is quite simply, its simplicity. The design of these gold Chanel earrings is a variation of the classic Chanel earring, and they are just as beautifully crafted!

Up your glam factor with this elegant accessory. We have a brand new set, in the original packaging, for sale. Book yours now!

Retail price: S$450

Our price: S$4xx [SOLD]

Model number: A42175Y02003Z2800

Material: Metal + rhinestone

Color: Gold

Size: Approximately H1cm × W1cm

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Gold base gives a classy edge to the earrings
The gold gives these earrings a classy, sophisticated verve.
Taken from the web, but please be assured that no models were harm in the process.
Taken from the web, but please be assured that no models were harm in the process.- size for reference only

Who is BrandedSG?

Branded Singapore (BrandedSG) is a Singapore-based e-tailor platform selling specially curated genuine, new and BNIB luxury goods. Interested in Chanel and Dior earrings? Or Hermes belt kit? Like, follow, add us on the following platform:

Website: www.curatedsg.com
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[SOLD] FOR SALE: DOUBLE C CLASSIC CHANEL EARRINGS (GOLD)

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A classic pair of earrings that exudes class and elegant.

The beauty of this pair of earrings is really about its simplicity. This pair of Chanel earrings is the variation of the classic Chanel earring but just as beautifully-crafted!

Up your glam factor with this elegant piece of accessory. We have a  brand new set in the original packaging in gold for sale, book yours now!

Retail price: S$450

Our price: S$4XX [SOLD]

A42175Y02003Z2800

Material: Metal + rhinestone

Color: Gold

Size: Approximately H1cm × W1cm

Email brandedsg1@gmail.com or lionsparadesg@gmail.com to deal!

Gold base gives a classy edge to the earrings
Gold base gives a classy edge to the earrings
Taken from the web, but please be assured that no models were harm in the process.
Taken from the web, but please be assured that no models were harm in the process.- size for reference only

Who is BrandedSG?

Branded Singapore (BrandedSG) is a Singapore-based e-tailor platform selling specially curated genuine, new and BNIB luxury goods. Interested in Chanel and Dior earrings? Or Hermes belt kit? Like, follow, add us on the following platform:

Website: www.curatedsg.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/brandedsingapore
Instagram: www.instagram.com/brandedsg1

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[SOLD] FOR SALE: DOUBLE C CLASSIC CHANEL EARRINGS (GOLD)

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A classic pair of earrings that exudes class and elegant.

The beauty of this pair of earrings is really about its simplicity. This pair of Chanel earrings is the variation of the classic Chanel earring but just as beautifully-crafted!

Up your glam factor with this elegant piece of accessory. We have a  brand new set in the original packaging in gold for sale, book yours now!

Retail price: S$450

Our price: S$4XX  [SOLD]

A42175Y02003Z2800

Material: Metal + rhinestone

Color: Gold

Size: Approximately H1cm × W1cm

Email brandedsg1@gmail.com or lionsparadesg@gmail.com to deal!

Gold base gives a classy edge to the earrings
Gold base gives a classy edge to the earrings
Taken from the web, but please be assured that no models were harm in the process.
Taken from the web, but please be assured that no models were harm in the process.- size for reference only

Who is BrandedSG?

Branded Singapore (BrandedSG) is a Singapore-based e-tailor platform selling specially curated genuine, new and BNIB luxury goods. Interested in Chanel and Dior earrings? Or Hermes belt kit? Like, follow, add us on the following platform:

Website: www.curatedsg.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/brandedsingapore
Instagram: www.instagram.com/brandedsg1

[SOLD] FOR SALE: BNIB DOUBLE C EMBLEM CHANEL EARRINGS (GOLD)

New release for 2015 – Classic Chanel Double C Emblem logo earrings  (Gold) adorned with rhinestone! This pair of earrings is modern, elegant and yet luxurious – a simple classic design to match any outfit.

Classic Chanel Double C Emblem logo earrings (Gold). Latest design for 2015

Reference number: A88429Y02003Z4357

Our price: S$4xx [SOLD]

Email at brandedsg1@gmail.com or lionsparadesg@gmail.com to deal!

Size :  Approximately W: 1.2 x H: 1.0cm

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Who is BrandedSG?

Branded Singapore (BrandedSG) is a Singapore-based e-tailor platform selling specially curated genuine, new and BNIB luxury goods. Interested in Chanel and Dior earrings? Or Hermes belt kit? Like, follow, add us on the following platform:

Website: www.curatedsg.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/brandedsingapore
Instagram: www.instagram.com/brandedsg1

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[SOLD]FOR SALE: DOUBLE C CLASSIC CHANEL EARRINGS [SILVER]

Hot seller at BrandedSG. Grab yours today.
Double C Chanel Classic Earrings - A42175Y0200Z2371
Double C Chanel Classic Earrings – A42175Y0200Z2371

This pair of beautifully-crafted Chanel earrings is a fast seller here at BrandedSG. The beauty of this pair of earrings is really about its simplicity and its size – just the right size to be noticed but yet elude a understated elegance.

Up your glam factor with this elegant piece of accessory. We have one set (Silver) for sale, book yours now! Comes with all original box, pouch, ribbon and flower.

Our price: S$4xx [SOLD]

Model no. A42175Y02003Z2371

Material: Metal + rhinestone

Color: Silver

Size: Approximately H1.5cm × W1.5cm

Email brandedsg1@gmail.com or lionsparadesg@gmail.com to deal!

Taken from the web, but please be assured that no models were harm in the process.
Taken from the web, but please be assured that no models were harm in the process.

Who is BrandedSG?

Branded Singapore (BrandedSG) is a Singapore-based e-tailor platform selling specially curated genuine, new and BNIB luxury goods. Interested in Chanel and Dior earrings? Or Hermes belt kit? Like, follow, add us on the following platform:

Website: www.curatedsg.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/brandedsingapore
Instagram: www.instagram.com/brandedsg1

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[SOLD] FOR SALE: BNIB DOUBLE C CLASSIC CHANEL EARRINGS

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A26210Y98051Z0042

Most popular Chanel earrings at BrandedSG – We have one pair available for sale!

Price: S$3xx [SOLD]

They come in the classic double C shape that is synonymous with the brand, and adorned with sparkling crystals. Undoubtedly, they’re beautiful and effortlessly timeless.

Comes with the Chanel box, holder, flower and ribbon

Book yours now!

Double C Classic Chanel Earrings
Reference number: A26210Y98051Z0042

Measurement: W: 1.0 x H: 0.7 x D: 0.2cm

Email brandedsg1@gmail.com or lionsparadesg@gmail.com to deal!

A26210Y98051Z0042
A26210Y98051Z0042

Who is BrandedSG?

Branded Singapore (BrandedSG) is a Singapore-based e-tailor platform selling specially curated genuine, new and BNIB luxury goods. Interested in Chanel and Dior earrings? Or Hermes belt kit? Like, follow, add us on the following platform:

Website: www.curatedsg.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/brandedsingapore
Instagram: www.instagram.com/brandedsg1

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[SOLD] FOR SALE: BNIB DOUBLE C EMBLEM CHANEL EARRINGS

Just arrived! – We have another Classic Chanel Double C Emblem logo earrings adorned with rhinestone! This pair of earrings is modern, elegant and yet luxurious – a simple classic design to match any outfit.

Chanel Signature Earrings A88429Y02003Z3502

Classic Chanel Double C Emblem logo earrings. Latest design for 2015

Reference number: A88429Y02003Z3502

Our price: S$4xx [SOLD]

Email at brandedsg1@gmail.com or lionsparadesg@gmail.com to deal!

Size :  Approximately W: 1.2 x H: 1.0cm

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Who is BrandedSG?

Branded Singapore (BrandedSG) is a Singapore-based e-tailor platform selling specially curated genuine, new and BNIB luxury goods. Interested in Chanel and Dior earrings? Or Hermes belt kit? Like, follow, add us on the following platform:

Website: www.curatedsg.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/brandedsingapore
Instagram: www.instagram.com/brandedsg1

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[SOLD] FOR SALE: BNIB DOUBLE C CLASSIC CHANEL EARRINGS

A26210Y98051Z0042
A26210Y98051Z0042

Most popular Chanel earrings at BrandedSG – New stocks have finally arrived!

Price: S$3xx [SOLD]

They come in the classic double C shape that is synonymous with the brand, and adorned with sparkling crystals. Undoubtedly, they’re beautiful and effortlessly timeless.

Comes with the Chanel box, holder, flower and ribbon

Book yours now!

Double C Classic Chanel Earrings
Reference number: A26210Y98051Z0042

Measurement: W: 1.0 x H: 0.7 x D: 0.2cm

A26210Y98051Z0042
A26210Y98051Z0042

Email brandedsg1@gmail.com or lionsparadesg@gmail.com to deal!

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[SOLD] FOR SALE: BNIB CHANEL NECKLACE (AUTUMN 2014)

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Chanel CC 2014 Autumn Design – Chanel signature CC logo with with intricate details in light chain

The subtle understated design of then signature Chanel CC logo complements a variety of looks. This necklace is the perfect present for your loved ones, or for yourself.

Model no.: A64603X01060Z0000

Material: Metal (Silver)
Size: Chanel Logo (vertical × horizontal): :1.5 x 2 cm
Chain Lenght :57.5 cm top (vertical × horizontal)
Our price: S$4xx [SOLD]

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Who is BrandedSG?

Branded Singapore (BrandedSG) is a Singapore-based e-tailor platform selling specially curated genuine, new and BNIB luxury goods. Interested in Chanel and Dior earrings? Or Hermes belt kit? Like, follow, add us on the following platform:

Website: www.curatedsg.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/brandedsingapore
Instagram: www.instagram.com/brandedsg1

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