Thursday, August 23, 2012

Coco Chanel’s Paris apartment***

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” ~ Coco Chanel

 Coco Chanel was born in 1883 and died in 1971, she was raised in an orphanage.
 Her first fashion gig was as a milliner.
In the 1920s, she introduced her first perfume. The classic Chanel No. 5 is the best selling in the world, and it is estimated that a bottle is sold every 30 seconds.
 Chanel made the little black dress an icon. Up until the 1920s, black was a color that was typically reserved for mourning. It wasn't until 1926, when Coco decided to put a short black dress from her collection in an American Vogue magazine, that wearing black became chic.
 The fashion icon was briefly accused of associating with the Nazi party. During World War II, Coco Chanel shut down her shops to observe the grim atmosphere in France at the time. However, her reputation suffered when she reportedly began dating a German military officer and became involved with the Nazi party.









































 Coco was a Leo and she incorporated it’s symbol, the Lion, into her personal space.She was a Leo and collected lions.


















 Though Coco Chanel’s infamous apartment is at 31 Rue Cambon, she never slept there. She worked and entertained there but when it was time to retire for the night, she crossed Place Vendôme and went to sleep at her suite at The Ritz. Though she was able to stay at The Ritz during WWII, she lost her suite with a view and was moved to a less coveted suite. Now, if you want to walk in Coco’s footsteps you can stay in her pre-WWII suite at The Ritz – for a mere $11,000 a night that is!


 Coco Chanel standing in her balcony at her suite in The Ritz overlooking Place Vendome.





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                                                                Aurelia

54 comments:

  1. Great choices,Aurelia!

    Fantastic nice post:-)*

    such a very wonderful images from the history of Chanel...................

    Thank you for share,

    Hugs,
    ***Violetta***

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  2. wow great post,thanks for introducing Coco Chanel i think i had never seem her before,love your choices of pictures.

    xo
    carina
    myfashionarchive.blogspot.com

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  3. Hi Aurelia,

    Always enjoy having a little peek into Coco Chanel's life.
    Love her apartment at the Ritz - so glamorous and would need to win the lotto to stay a night.

    Happy weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  4. lovely photos i love milla jovovich :3

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  5. Fantastic post Aurelia, Coco is my icon! This apartment is a mix of elegance and glamour.

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  6. This.Is Amazing!!!! she has always been my inspiration.You ve done great work X
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  7. Coco is an eternal source of inspiration :-))
    xoxo

    http://www.invitationtoinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  8. These are exquisite! Love every image! thanks for your comments. Come back anytime. Following your blog now :)

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  9. Эта фигура оставила глубочайший след в мире моды!
    Спасибо за пост.Любопытно.

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  10. oh wow amazing post, i have always loved chanel, all my sisters do to, my 18 year old neice was named after her. great photos oh to have a bathroom like that, i hope one day to get a chanel bag, im working on it still crazy money though, thanks for sharing such a beautiful post, have a great weekend, big kiss from dublin xx leonie

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  11. Oh wow, I love you for posting this! Everything looks so incredible. Wow...
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  12. This post has made my day!I am a huge fan of Coco Chanel the woman! Her life is a amazing rags to riches story and her talent is unbelievable!

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  13. Фантастическая женщина и потрясающие интерьеры, в которых она жила и творила!!!
    Kate

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  14. Excellent blog very nice and unique information related to sell my apartment. I am grateful to you for this great content. thanks...

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  15. Fabulous post, it is my dream to have a Chanel bag :)

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  16. What a legacy, what a life, what a dream!

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  17. I love Chanel ♥
    New post in my blog,I'll wait you dear!
    Kiss kiss C.♥
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  18. Талант, гениальность, изысканность, порода, красота, идеал женственности - все это можно сказать о Великой Женщине, Коко Шанель.
    Аурелия, я никогда не видела фото ее апартаментов, спасибо за интересную подборку!

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  19. me encanta la selección de fotos que has hecho.
    bss
    .-)

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  20. Love it, can't wait to see what you do next! Come check out my blog, maybe we can follow each other!
    Material Fixations

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  21. wow, gorgeous pics! I love chanel!
    X

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  22. Oh Chanel, I think it's the first brand that made me fall in love for fashion, thanks for sharing these amazing pictures ;)
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  23. I love the movie as well. I didn´t know she was so unlucky in her love life. Maybe that is why she worked that much. She is a model for any women.I love her actitud in life.

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  24. Great post! I would love to have a Chanel jacket or bag :-).

    Happy weekend!

    Xo
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  25. Awsome photos!

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  26. lovely photos! great blog :)

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  27. oh my goodness. it's so amazing!! hope your weekend is well, dear!

    xx, james

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  28. this is such an interesting post!
    the apartment is huge and beautiful!
    she was amazing!

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  29. interesting post :)

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  30. Hello Aurelia!! What a great post!! As usual!!;-) Love her appartement...
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  31. Thanks for that great presentation!, this woman had a very strong personality and has left a large footprint behind her.
    XoXo

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  32. This is such a great post! Thanks for sharing all of the loveliness and history! Love it!

    You Like It? I Made It!
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  33. I loved the pictures are beautiful!
    Post interesting and inspiring!
    Thank you for visit and comment!
    A big kiss to you! :)

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  34. It's a beautiful post. I love Coco Chanel. She's now a fashion icon.
    It's a so stylish and fabulous appartement.
    Nice selection of photos.
    xx

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  35. Thanks a lot Aurelia for your post! It's really great! Amazing suit! I love the fact that she collected lions - so interesting ( I didn't know this before;)
    xoxo

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  36. AMAZING post! the aparment look so nice and stylish! Coco Chanel is the one and the only

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  37. I love this post! Coco had impeccable style and she is such a inspiration. She is the epitome of elegance.

    xxxo
    ola
    www.stylesbyola.com

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  38. an important apartment i can say, love the small round table

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  39. Love the post. Great selection!

    xx

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  40. She has a big legacy to be taken care!
    un kiss
    Rocío
    http://elclosetderocio.blogspot.com.es

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  41. Omg i want to visit that apartment love u blog im following you ;) xoxo lia

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