What Was Coco Chanel Like

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  1. snowqueen

    snowqueen New Member

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    For my french class i have to answer (in french of course) the question

    What was coco chanel like ??

    I have absolutly no idea what to say please help if you can

    Thanks luv ya

    Tia maria

    xxxxx
     
  2. purplelucrezia

    purplelucrezia New Member

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    Grumpy, but very determined and talented. She refered to the brilliant Schiaperelli as, "that Italian artist who makes dresses." Here's a short biography on her... http://womenshistory.about.com/library/bio...chanel_coco.htm
    I really suggest that you make a trip down to your local library though. :wink:
     
  3. PrinceOfCats

    PrinceOfCats Naturellement pulpeuse

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    An old French ho - good at sound-bytes.

    However, try:

    Fiery
    Strong
    Tough
    Good businesswoman

    As these probably won't offend your French teacher so much...
     
  4. snowqueen

    snowqueen New Member

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    Lol !! probally thanks for the tips !! I would go the libery but its due in first thing tomorrow morning.

    I know this is a werid question but does anyone know what colour hair/ eyes etc. she had as thats nice and easy to say as its an oral eassy and lets just say french is not one of ym best subjects.
     
  5. model_mom

    model_mom Active Member

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    I think there might be a thread on her in the designer forum. Good luck.
     
  6. snowqueen

    snowqueen New Member

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    Thanks !! Im stressing so much this oral is worth like 30% of my fineal gcse grade (like sat) !!!!!!!!!!!!! : (

    I will try looking there
     
  7. Hanne

    Hanne Storm & Sommer

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    In Financial Times last weekly? or monthly? "How to spend it" magazine there was an article about perfume (limited avaiability leading to desirability) where Coco Chanel was mentioned.
    She was indeed a brilliant business woman, her success in perfumes was ascribed to the subtle way she introduced them..her first perfume she sprayed in all her changing rooms, giving her customers tinny bottles and feigning surprise when her customers returned wanting to buy more..she knew that people wanted and still want what is exclusive and unobtainable.
    I've rehashed the article badly..and I don't have the magazine anymore :doh:
     
  8. snowqueen

    snowqueen New Member

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    Awww !! thanks so much !!

    Ive just made some of it up as thort that my french teacher who is like 60 something is not going to know weather i am right or wrong. I could probally say she had blue hair and she wouldnt know any different lol.

    That picture of the unborn baby is so adorable is it your baby ?? So cute !!
     
  9. ahhGucci

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    A very famous picture of her taken by the late Henri Cartier-Bresson(rip).

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  10. As You Like It

    As You Like It Proponent of Plaid

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    If your French teacher is 60, she most decidedly knows who Coco Chanel was. Chanel was one of the biggest influences in women's fashion for the 20th century; she popularized casual, sportswear-influenced styles for everyday use. She was instrumental in promoting the use of knit fabrics for semi-structured suits. She was fanatical about clothing being simple, functional, comfortable, flattering, and practical.

    I'd seriously encourage you do do a google search on Coco Chanel; she was a very interesting person in her own right, and a very important figure in fashion history.

    Frankly, I prefer Vionnet and Schiaparelli's styles to Chanel's (her signature boxy suits are not my cup of tea) but I have a lot of respect for what she accomplished, and for her witty, snarky personality.
     
  11. ultramarine

    ultramarine chaos reigns

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    She loathed knees!
     
  12. tiffany

    tiffany Active Member

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    lol she did say that she thought they were unattractive - which is why she didn't like miniskirts :P

    for what it's worth, she also stressed the importance of perfume, "A women without perfume has no future" , etc.
     
  13. Alejandro

    Alejandro & R.V

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    She used to hate Dior, cause Dior was all about putting women on corsets and heavy clothing :lol:
     
  14. Hanne

    Hanne Storm & Sommer

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    Thank you tiamaria, and yes that's my baby :wub:
     
  15. snowqueen

    snowqueen New Member

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    Not that you probally care but i thort i would share that i got an A/B on my french oral test thingy lol !! I use suchlong sentenses not !! lol ne ways If all goes to plan I should get my predicted grade of an A or a very high B, It just depends on what the examiner desides to give me !! I hope they are nice. :flower:

    Ahhhh ! bless babies are so cute, is the little one born yet or are you exspecting still ??

    Luv ya

    Tia Maria

    XxXxXxX
     
  16. tiffany

    tiffany Active Member

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    that's great :flower:
     
  17. Hanne

    Hanne Storm & Sommer

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    My baby is "half done", I'm 20 weeks pregnant..so I have about 20 more weeks to wait :heart:
     
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    snowqueen New Member

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    Thanx !!! :flower:

    Ahh contrats if i havent already said !!! : big hug :

    :winkiss: :smile: :D :wink:
     

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