How to Join
the Fashion Spot / All Things Vintage / Icons From The Past
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Rules Links Mobile How to Join
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
28-11-2010
  151
V.I.P.
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Moscow, Russia
Gender: femme
Posts: 17,908
Vogue Japan August 2010 ebook30

  Reply With Quote
 
10-12-2010
  152
windowshopping
 
StarBright's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: London
Gender: femme
Posts: 46
Listen to Karl talking about the inspiration behind the new Chanel line

http://www.vogue.co.uk/video/voguetv...spx/exclusives

__________________
I could live all day in Haute Couture
www.fashiongluttony.com
  Reply With Quote
17-12-2010
  153
backstage pass
 
dodencebt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Macedonia
Gender: homme
Posts: 780
For someone who asked about the Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky movie, those bad reviews are made by people who don't understand fashion nor art. They obviously come from people who are only interested in mega hit movies with famous cast.
The movie is very beautiful, especially the story about the love affair between Coco and Igor. The movie literally shows the empty love life of both characters - and how special they feel after secretly getting together.
It's an amazing movie, really. Definitely worth watching for people who understand what real treasure is.

__________________
"See, there is a difference between me and you. When you hear Celine you think of Dion. I think of the brand."
  Reply With Quote
20-01-2011
  154
V.I.P.
 
Boomer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Caught between the moon and New York City
Gender: homme
Posts: 22,356
BOOK REVIEW: The Glamorous Lies Of Coco Chanel

We tend to give the people we admire most the benefit of the doubt. But what good is that practice when the person we’re busy admiring is the one who created that doubt to begin with?

That’s the question confronted in Justine Picardies new biography Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life. As it turns out, Madamoiselle lied. A lot. She told countless versions of her life story to different friends and family members, purposefully obscuring (or conveniently forgetting) the truth as it suited her needs. From her actual age (Was she in her teens or her 30s when she met Boy Capel?) to her upbringing (Did her father deposit her at a convent, or was she orphaned and raised by her aunts?), the designer who turned simplicity into luxury had a few things she wanted to hide.
Picardie’s zeal in uncovering the truth — and discovering the hidden meaning behind the symbols that popped up in Chanel’s work and personal lives — makes for a read that is always interesting, if at times a little dense. Still, the diference between Chanel’s legacy and the life she actually lived is sure to get anyone who loves the brand or its founder through even the most detail-laden of Picardie’s paragraphs. Then again, the devil (and the whole story) is in the details.
If we’ve piqued your interest, well, good!



stylite.com

  Reply With Quote
24-01-2011
  155
V.I.P.
 
farou7a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Gender: femme
Posts: 4,079
need it!

NEED it.

__________________
Fashion is not about utility. It is merely a piece of iconography, to express an individuals identity.
  Reply With Quote
04-05-2011
  156
V.I.P.
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Moscow, Russia
Gender: femme
Posts: 17,908
Elle 3407 France April 15-21, 2011 ebook30


  Reply With Quote
17-05-2011
  157
V.I.P.
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Moscow, Russia
Gender: femme
Posts: 17,908

Harper's Bazaar Russia March 2011 ebook30

  Reply With Quote
17-05-2011
  158
V.I.P.
 
Boomer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Caught between the moon and New York City
Gender: homme
Posts: 22,356
Re #154- I just ordered the book, was surprised to find a used copy cheap...

  Reply With Quote
19-05-2011
  159
V.I.P.
 
Boomer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Caught between the moon and New York City
Gender: homme
Posts: 22,356
Good news!! This show was much better than it's reputation, as far as I am concerned anyway...the original cast recording is still available- Would love to see it back in NY!!

http://www.refinery29.com/chanel-sho...ondon-comeback

  Reply With Quote
20-05-2011
  160
V.I.P.
 
Boomer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Caught between the moon and New York City
Gender: homme
Posts: 22,356
In Karl's Fairy Tale film for the Cruise show, Kristen mentions she is buying "Coco's house"- and here it is!!

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/20/gr...9wVjPy1Iaa3DWA

  Reply With Quote
02-08-2011
  161
V.I.P.
 
Boomer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Caught between the moon and New York City
Gender: homme
Posts: 22,356
The new book is out, but for those of us who are obsessed with these things, not much that we haven't known already, although it has usually been downplayed in a major way- so you can make of this what you will...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...oved-Nazi.html

  Reply With Quote
13-08-2011
  162
V.I.P.
 
Boomer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Caught between the moon and New York City
Gender: homme
Posts: 22,356
Chanel spied for Hitler: book

Coco Chanel was the best-dressed Nazi spy in the 1940s, according to a shocking new book on her life, which claims the creator and muse behind the Chanel brand was an intelligence operative for the German military organization Abwehr.

Journalist Hal Vaughan, born in America and who lives in Paris, lays out evidence of Chanel's work with the Nazis during World War II in a new book, "Sleeping With the Enemy: Coco Chanel's Secret War." Vaughan reports that in 1940, Chanel was recruited into the Abwehr, having been introduced to the organization through one of her lovers, Baron Hans Gunther von Dincklage, a German agent who was honored by Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels during the war.

Dincklage, reports Vaughan, "managed Chanel's relations with Nazi officialdom in Paris and Berlin," and arranged for her to live in the Hotel Ritz in occupied Paris, which had been reserved for Nazi officials.
The designer was labeled in Abwehr records as Agent F-7124, he claims. Her code name was Westminster, borrowed from Chanel's longtime friend and sometime lover, the Duke of Westminster.

The book says Chanel used her Nazi ties to try to regain ownership of Chanel No. 5 perfume from her Jewish partners, the Wertheimers, who produced and distributed her fragrance across the world. Her bid was unsuccessful, as the Wertheimers had shielded their businesses before fleeing to the US. Chanel No. 5 went on to be the biggest-selling fragrance in history.

Chanel later fled to Switzerland with Dincklage for nine years until she returned to Paris at 70. She was never charged for any involvement with the Nazis, and died in 1971.

Vaughan's book will be published Tuesday by Knopf.

NY Post


Last edited by Boomer; 13-08-2011 at 07:28 PM.
  Reply With Quote
15-08-2011
  163
V.I.P.
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Moscow, Russia
Gender: femme
Posts: 17,908


Harper's Bazaar US August 2011



storemags via tarsha

  Reply With Quote
18-08-2011
  164
V.I.P.
 
farou7a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Gender: femme
Posts: 4,079
^ eeee!

__________________
Fashion is not about utility. It is merely a piece of iconography, to express an individuals identity.
  Reply With Quote
24-08-2011
  165
V.I.P.
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Moscow, Russia
Gender: femme
Posts: 17,908
Domovoy Russia March 2001 my scans

  Reply With Quote
Reply
Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Tags
chanel, coco, gabrielle
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"


 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:21 AM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TheFashionSpot.com is a property of TotallyHer Media, LLC, an Evolve Media LLC company. ©2014 All rights reserved.