The Real Coco Chanel

The Real Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel lived her own life as a romantic heroine.

Author: Rose Sgueglia

Publisher: White Owl

ISBN: 9781526761040

Category: History

Page: 224

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Coco Chanel lived her own life as a romantic heroine. Fueled by 19th century literature, she built a life which was partly myth and partly factual. She was the fashion designer everyone admired. The business woman whose fortune was impossible to track. She was also a performer, lover of many high profile intellectuals and, as believed by many, a Nazi spy. Her life was, extraordinarily, affected by history (the Nazi movement and World War II), symbolism and literature. This biography explores her life from her troubled and poor past to the opening of her first hat shop, passions and secrets; the biography also draws parallelisms between myths and facts and how, and if ever, they match at all. The biography also features chapters on the Chanel Maison and the creation of her iconic trademark as well as her ‘little black dress’ and ‘Chanel No 5’. Finally, the biography ends with a reflection on how the myth of Coco Chanel is represented today in pop culture.
Categories: History

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

Sleek. Chic. Notoriously guarded. Welcome to the secret world of Gabrielle Chanel. The story of Chanel begins with an abandoned child, as lost as a girl in a dark fairy tale.

Author: Justine Picardie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061963858

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 391

Sleek. Chic. Notoriously guarded. Welcome to the secret world of Gabrielle Chanel. The story of Chanel begins with an abandoned child, as lost as a girl in a dark fairy tale. Unveiling remarkable new details about Gabrielle Chanel's early years in a convent orphanage, and her flight into unconventional adulthood, Justine Picardie explores what lies beneath the glossy surface of a mythic fashion icon. Throwing new light on her passionate and turbulent relationships, this beautifully constructed portrait gives a fresh and penetrating look at how Coco Chanel made herself into her own most powerful creation. An authoritative account, based on personal observations and interviews with Chanel's last surviving friends, employees, and relatives, it also unravels her coded language and symbols, and traces the influence of her formative years on her legendary style. Feared and revered by the rest of the fashion industry, Coco Chanel died in 1971 at the age of eighty-seven. But her legacy lives on. Justine Picardie brings Gabrielle Chanel out of hiding and uncovers the consequences of what Chanel covered up, unpicking the seams between truth and myth in a story that reveals the true heart of fashion.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Chanel

Chanel

A fascinating look at the real Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, the designer who forever revolutionized the way women look.

Author: Axel Madsen

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504008532

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 364

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A fascinating look at the real Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, the designer who forever revolutionized the way women look. She was a free spirit, brilliant business woman, and beauty who never found reciprocated love. Madsen, with authority, delves into this fashion doyenne’s business and private lives to reveal one woman’s extraordinary progress: from orphan to millinery shopkeeper, from lodestar of feminine style to a very rich woman with a closet full of dark secrets.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Superman Syndrome The Magic of Myth in the Pursuit of Power

The Superman Syndrome The Magic of Myth in the Pursuit of Power

Paradox pervaded Coco's adventurous life. She brazenly told Vogue, ... One of the real paradoxes of the Coco Chanel story is that she became what she hated.

Author: Gene N. Landrum

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595346974

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

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The Positive Mental Moxie of Myth for Personal Growth Joseph Campbell defined a myth as "a life-shaping image, a metaphor that creates a hero out of those who heed it." Author Dr. Gene Landrum takes Campbell's definition one step further by offering a variety of motivational techniques that will propel you to heroic success. Dr. Landrum describes the "superman syndrome" as a series of common behaviors that permit an otherwise average person to rise above the norm. He points out that some of the world's most renowned visionaries-Catherine the Great, Walt Disney, and Ian Fleming-did not conform to tradition because they modeled their behavior on heroic ideals and mythical mentors. Learn how to transform your life from ordinary to extraordinary by focusing on several key ideas: Chasing money is entropic and the path to the poorhouse Happiness is a side effect of being-never trying Romance only comes to those not trying to find romance Anxiety is a by-product of unrealistic expectations Breakdown leads to breakthrough Being stupid is the pathway to being smart Do you have the Superman Syndrome? Test yourself to find out!
Categories: Psychology

The Storm Child

The Storm Child

She would rise above her beginnings, like Coco Chanel had done. The thought prompted her to reach under her mattress and draw out the dog-eared copy of a ...

Author: Rita Bradshaw

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509898138

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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From the top-ten bestselling author of One Snowy Night, Rita Bradshaw, comes The Storm Child, a sweeping family saga set during the run up to WW2 in the north-east of England. It’s mid-winter, and in the throes of a fierce blizzard Elsie Redfern and her husband discover an unknown girl in their hay barn about to give birth. After the young mother dies, Elsie takes the infant in and raises her as her own daughter, her precious storm child. Gina grows into a beautiful little girl, but her safe haven turns out to be anything but. Torn away from her home and family, the child finds herself in a nightmare from which there’s no waking, but despite her misery and bewilderment, Gina’s determined to survive. Years pass. With womanhood comes the Second World War, along with more heartbreak, grief and betrayal. Then, a new but dangerous love beckons; can Gina ever escape the dark legacy of the storm child?
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Living with Coco Chanel

Living with Coco Chanel

Vogue advised readers to wear large Chanel pearls in 'pink, blue, almond and grey', ensuring they wouldn't be mistaken for the real thing.

Author: Caroline Young

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: 9780711240346

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel was one of the most influential and ground-breaking fashion designers of the twentieth century. This beautifully illustrated biography tells her remarkable story in a unique and accessible way, examining how the homes and landscapes of her life relate to her work. From her childhood at the convent at Aubazine to her boutique and apartment on Rue Cambon in Paris and her villa, La Pausa, on the French Riveria, Chanel’s style was inspired and influenced by her environment. Emerging at a time that allowed women to be more independent, she designed clothes that let them be free. As she found fame, love and success, she used the memories of her past, and the way that she lived, to forge her own independence. Featuring designs, drawings, archive imagery and contemporary photography, Living with Coco Chanel provides a fascinating insight into Chanel’s life, work and legacy.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Gospel According to Coco Chanel

Gospel According to Coco Chanel

I'd been “watching” a Chanel jacket (“Authentic CHANEL Tweedy Suit Jacket”) for a week. There were a few more hours left to bid, but it appeared my auction ...

Author: Karen Karbo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762774852

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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NOW IN PAPERBACK! A modern look at the life of a fashion icon—with practical life lessons for women of all ages Delving into the extraordinary life of renowned French fashion designer Coco Chanel, Karen Karbo has written a new kind of self-help book, exploring Chanel's philosophy on a range of universal themes—from style to passion, from money and success to femininity and living life on your own terms.
Categories: Self-Help

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

exchange, proving that Chanel's touch was magic indeed. For herself, Chanel always claimed to prefer costume jewelry to the real thing, but the contrast ...

Author: Isabella Alston

Publisher: TAJ Books International

ISBN: 9781844063826

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 96

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Coco Chanel, without question probably the most famous fashion designer of all time, was named by TimeÊ magazine one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. Her life was filled with trauma, romance, intrigue, and scandal, but her business acumen and groundbreaking talent (along with funding by her paramours) took her far beyond her humble beginnings. Chanel understood how to get what she wanted from life and never hesitated to pursue the grandest of visions. Her designs broke numerous barriers, and her influence on style and aesthetic forever changed the world, especially for women. WomenÕs liberation took a major step forward when Chanel made it acceptable and stylish for women to throw away their corsets and pull on pants! Moving beyond tangible style to the intangible, Chanel broke new ground when she introduced her own scent, N¡5. She was the first designer to do so. Today most fashion houses have their own fragrance line, but it was Chanel who started the trend. This was but one of many trendsÑnow considered classicsÑthat were born of ChanelÕs brilliant design mien: ropes of pearls, cardigans, jewelry cuffs, slinky jersey fabric, and more. Vive la Chanel!
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Sleeping With the Enemy Coco Chanel Nazi Agent

Sleeping With the Enemy  Coco Chanel  Nazi Agent

Slowly, deliberately, the duke set out to capture Chanel's heart. It is easy to imagine why Bendor was attracted to Chanel; she was petite, ...

Author: Hal Vaughan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448104253

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 412

Coco Chanel, high priestess of couture, created the look of the chic modern woman: her simple and elegant designs freed women from their corsets and inspired them to crop their hair. By the 1920s, Chanel employed more than two thousand people in her workrooms, and had amassed a personal fortune. But at the start of the Second World War, Chanel closed down her couture house and went to live quietly at the Ritz, moving to Switzerland after the war. For more than half a century, Chanel's life from 1941 to 1954 has been shrouded in rumour. Neither Chanel nor her biographers have told the full story, until now. In this explosive narrative Hal Vaughan pieces together Chanel's hidden years, from the Nazi occupation of Paris to the aftermath of the Liberation. He uncovers the truth of Chanel's anti-Semitism and long-whispered collaboration with Hitler's officials. In particular, Chanel's long relationship with 'Spatz', Baron von Dincklage, previously described as a tennis-playing playboy and German diplomat, and finally exposed here as a Nazi master spy and agent who ran an intelligence ring in the Mediterranean and reported directly to Joseph Goebbels. Sleeping with the Enemy tells in detail how Chanel became a German intelligence operative, Abwehr agent F-7124; how she was enlisted in spy missions, and why she evaded arrest in France after the war. It reveals the role played by Winston Churchill in her escape from retribution; and how, after a nine-year exile in Switzerland with Dincklage, and despite French investigations into her espionage activities, Coco was able to return to Paris and triumphantly reinvent herself - and rebuild the House of Chanel. As Hal Vaughan shows, far from being a heroine of France, Chanel was in fact one of its most surprising traitors.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

Yet as Chanel remembered him later, it was not his wealth, she said, but his simplicity and ... 'He only liked what he called Real People', Loelia wrote.

Author: Linda Simon

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861899651

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 207

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The name Chanel brings immediately to mind the signature scent of No. 5 and the understated but sophisticated glamour of a simple black dress and pearls. But to consider Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel (1883–1971) as simply a fashion designer fails to capture her social and cultural significance. As Linda Simon reveals in this biography, Chanel was an iconoclastic entrepreneur who rebelled against and manipulated gender expectations of her time. With her menswear-inspired designs, her loose jersey sweaters belted jauntily at the waist, and her svelte, unadorned gowns, Chanel changed women’s silhouettes, and she became known as a champion of women’s freedom. Chanel not only changed the shape of women’s clothing, but the narrative of women’s lives in the early twentieth century. From her very first hat shop until her death, Chanel sold more than fashion—she sold a myth that became as attractive for many women as her coveted outfits. Simon here teases apart that myth to explore its contradictions—Chanel was a self-proclaimed recluse who emerged as one of the most spectacular personalities of her time; she was a brilliant businesswoman who signed away ninety percent of her company; and she was a genius who claimed she was nothing more than an artisan. In this insightful book, Simon examines the world both reflected and shaped by Chanel, setting her life and work within the context of women’s history in France and America from the Roaring Twenties to the profound social changes of the 1960s. Drawing upon rich archival sources, Simon’s lively book is a clear-eyed look at a woman whose influence and legend transcend the world of fashion.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

Now she took the othertack, according to Madsen, promoting a mix of the real and the artificial: Awoman shouldmix fake and real.To ask awoman to wearreal ...

Author: EPUB 2-3

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 9781438148267

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Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

“I couldn't wear my own real pearls without being stared at on the street,” she said, “so I started the vogue of wearing false ones.” Coco believed that ...

Author: Susan Goldman Rubin

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781683352914

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Award-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin introduces readers to the most well-known fashion designer in the world, Coco Chanel. Beginning with the difficult years Chanel spent in an orphanage, Goldman Rubin traces Coco’s development as a designer and demonstrates how her determination to be independent helped her gain worldwide recognition. Coco Chanel focuses on the obstacles Chanel faced as a financially independent woman in an era when women were expected to marry; as well as her fierce competition with the Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli; and some of her most memorable firsts for the fashion industry, including the little black dress, the quilted purse with gold chain, and the perfume Chanel No. 5. The book includes a bibliography, a list of where to see her work, and an index.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Beauty of the Real

The Beauty of the Real

... has mostly played in support, but in 2009 she brought her authority wonderfully to bear as Coco Chanel in Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky.

Author: Mick LaSalle

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804782074

Category: Art

Page: 248

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Even as actresses become increasingly marginalized by Hollywood, French cinema is witnessing an explosion of female talent—a Golden Age unlike anything the world has seen since the days of Stanwyck, Hepburn, Davis, and Garbo. In France, the joy of acting is alive and well. Scores of French actresses are doing the best work of their lives in movies tailored to their star images and unique personalities. Yet virtually no one this side of the Atlantic even knows about them. Viewers who feel shortchanged by Hollywood will be thrilled to discover The Beauty of the Real. This book showcases a range of contemporary French actresses to an audience that will know how to appreciate them—an American public hungry for the exact qualities that these women represent. To spend time with them, to admire their flashing intelligence and fearless willingness to depict life as it is lived, gives us what we're looking for in movies but so rarely find: insights into womanhood, meditations on the dark and light aspect's of life's journey, revelations and explorations that move viewers to reflect on their own lives. The stories they bring to the screen leave us feeling renewed and excited about movies again. Based on one-on-one interviews and the viewing of numerous films, Mick LaSalle has put together a fascinating profile of recent generations of French film stars and an overview of their best work. These women's insights and words illuminate his book, which will answer once and for all the two questions Americans most often have about women and the movies: Where did all the great actresses go? And how can I see their movies? Please click here to see a video discussing The Beauty of the Real at the Roxie Film Festival.
Categories: Art

A Secret History of Brands

A Secret History of Brands

The Secret Life of Coco Chanel, 5 September 2010, ... Meet the REAL men behind Chanel's $19billion fortune, 25 September 2013, ...

Author: Matt MacNabb

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473894198

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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The true—and often shocking—stories behind some of the biggest names in business. We live our lives immersed in name brand products. What most of us don't know is that the origins of many of the most well-known and beloved brands in the world are shrouded in controversy, drug use, and sometimes even blatant racism. A Secret History of Brands cuts through the rumors and urban legends and paints a picture of the true dark history of famous brands, like Coca-Cola, Hugo Boss, Adidas, Ford, Bayer, Chanel, and BMW, among others. Learn about: the mystery of the cocaine content of Coca-Cola the Hitler-Henry Ford connection why Bayer is famous for aspirin, but began their journey with Heroin how Kellogg's Corn Flakes were crafted to deter sexual arousal and more
Categories: Social Science

Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn

Most of them were dressed to the nines. Ever the non-conformist, Kate wore her usual beige pants and black sweater. The real Coco Chanel, still miffed ...

Author: Grace May Carter

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 9781612309613

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 520

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Katharine Hepburn was far more than an iconic movie star who won four Academy Awards for best actress (the most ever) and made classic films - The African Queen, The Philadelphia Story, and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner - that still rank among the greatest of all time. She also exerted a singular influence on American popular culture, challenging rigid assumptions about how women should behave - and almost single-handedly gave them permission to wear pants. The list of adjectives used to describe Hepburn - bold, stubborn, witty, beautiful - only begin to hint at the complex woman who entranced audiences around the world (she could also be controlling, selfish, and self-righteous). So here is the full, epic story of "the patron saint of the independent American female," as one critic described her - from her breakthrough in Hollywood in the early 1930s to On Golden Pond in the 1980s to her dramatic affairs with Howard Hughes and Spencer Tracy and beyond. With her distinctive, patrician voice and tsunami-force personality, Hepburn always lived life strictly on her own terms. And oh, what a life it was.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Difficult Women

Difficult Women

The real Coco Chanel was clever, prejudiced, talented, cynical – and interesting. The pale version of her boiled down to a feminist saint is not.

Author: Helen Lewis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473562257

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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** Shortlisted in the 2020 Parliamentary Book Awards ** ** A Sunday Times bestseller ** Well-behaved women don't make history: difficult women do. Strikers in saris. Bomb-throwing suffragettes. The pioneer of the refuge movement who became a men's rights activist. Forget feel-good heroines: meet the feminist trailblazers who have been airbrushed from history for being 'difficult' - and discover how they made a difference. Here are their stories in all their shocking, funny and unvarnished glory. 'This is the antidote to saccharine you-go-girl fluff. Effortlessly erudite and funny' Caroline Criado-Perez 'Compulsive, rigorous, unforgettable, hilarious and devastating' Hadley Freeman
Categories: Social Science

Coco s Secret

Coco s Secret

When Coco discovers a mysterious, decades-old letter hidden in the bag's lining, she sets off on a quest to piece together the story behind it, stumbling across secrets that span three generations as she goes.

Author: Niamh Greene

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9781844882649

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Niamh Greene's new novel Coco's Secret is a deeply moving reinvention story that will be enjoyed by fans of the modern day fairytales of Cecelia Ahern. Throw in Niamh's unique brand of heart-warming storytelling and readers are in for a real treat. Coco Swan has always been embarrassed by her name. With a name like Coco, she thinks people expect her to be as exotic and glamorous as the famous designer, not an ordinary-looking small-town antiques dealer who could win an award for living cautiously. But when a vintage Chanel handbag turns up in a box of worthless bric-a-brac, Coco's quiet world is turned upside down. Where did it come from? And is it just coincidence that it's the same bag Coco's late mother always wanted for her? When Coco discovers a mysterious, decades-old letter hidden in the bag's lining, she sets off on a quest to piece together the story behind it, stumbling across secrets that span three generations as she goes. Could the beautiful Chanel bag be about to teach Coco more than she wants to learn? Or will it show her just where her heart can take her if she lets it lead the way? Coco's Secret is a gripping and thoroughly satisfying story about a young women finally finding courage to become the kind of woman she always had it in her to be. It will go straight to readers' hearts just like her previous bestselling novels, including the bestselling and award-nominated Secret Diary of a Demented Housewife. Her other novels are Confessions of a Demented Housewife, Lessons from a Love Rat, Rules for a Perfect Life and A Message to Your Heart.
Categories: Fiction

Chanel Book

Chanel Book

This book also contains lots of pictures of handbags from the pre-war period to the present day. In this book you will find a whole range of handbags produced by Chanel.

Author: Fufa BOOK

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798595300438

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Page: 337

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Coco Chanel handbags - who doesn't know them?They are real works of art, a symbol of luxury, desired by women.The first handbag was created by Coco to improve the functioning and comfort of women. A symbol of luxury, a timeless classic and an object of desire of many women. This sentence perfectly reflects the nature of the bag, the phenomenon of which has been going on for almost 70 years. Chanel 2.55 has become a cult symbol in the history of fashion, and its unquestionable originality made it loved by millions.Everything started with this handbag in the world of handbags. It was the first women's bag with a shoulder strap - a key detail that allowed me to break free from impractical constraints. Women were delighted with its functionality. Chanel 2.55 has been hailed as the first handbag in history designed with the everyday needs of women in mind.This book, part of a part about the life of Coco Chanel, her path to a fashion designer, the development of her company and the private life of her many men, and not only men. This book also contains lots of pictures of handbags from the pre-war period to the present day. In this book you will find a whole range of handbags produced by Chanel. There are also numerous photos of famous people wearing Chanel handbags as well as ordinary people photographed on the street with these unique handbags.You have fun reading and watching my book.
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The Little Guide to Coco Chanel

The Little Guide to Coco Chanel

COCO CHANEL: STYLE TO LIVE BY When I was young, women did not have a form. I gave them real arms, real legs, proper movement. I gave them back their freedom ...

Author: Orange Orange Hippo!

Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781800691087

Category: Design

Page: 192

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Wit and wisdom from Coco Chanel, who remains one of the world's most celebrated fashion designers.
Categories: Design

Real Luxury

Real Luxury

Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel, in keeping with her ethic and personality, wanted to create a perfume to represent the liberated woman of the 1920s, ...

Author: M. Pinkhasov

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137395573

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

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Real Luxury examines what a 'luxury brand' is from economic, sociological and psychological standpoints. It spells out the challenges the industry is facing and puts forward a new, practical model aimed at reviving and protecting luxury brands, based on the authors' hands-on experience in the industry.
Categories: Business & Economics