Coco Chanel, Part 2

18 Jun

“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

Just one week isn’t enough time to talk about one of the most important women in history and fashion. She was a self- made woman and did not live by anyone’s rules.  She never got married, but did have many lovers, and was a very smart woman who is said would die on a Sunday- her most hated day of the week- since she did not have to work them.

Debido a que una semana no hubo tiempo suficiente para hablar de una de las mujeres más importantes de la historia y la moda.  Coco Chanel una mujer decidida y no vivió por las reglas de nadie,  nunca se casó, pero tuvo muchos amantes, una mujer muy inteligente que murió  un domingo, el día más odiado de la semana ya que no tenía que trabajarlo.

“A fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion.”

Coco Chanel

Facts about Chanel

-She became a licensed hat-maker and owned her first shop in 1910.

-She introduced her first perfume, Chanel No. 5, in 1922, and it was one of the first perfumes ever to mix natural and artificial essences.

-It was Coco Chanel who made tan seem fashionable when she got burnt by sun rays way back in 1923 on a cruise towards Cannes! It sure is all in the attitude!

-She invented the “Little Black Dress” in 1926, which French Vogue dubbed “Chanel’s Ford”, for its practicality and marketability.

-She is credited with popularizing the concept of “costume jewelry” in the 1920s, creating seasonal jewelry that mixed fake pearls with real stones.

-She introduced the idea of using jersey fabric to create clothing, which had prior been used only for men’s undergarments.

-She and her brand are most well known for costume jewelry, two-tone shoes, quilted bags, and simple suits made of tweed or jersey.

-Her classic Chanel suit became famous for its flattering cut, simple fabric, and specially weighted lining, to give it that perfect hang.

Datos acerca de Chanel

-Se convirtió en una fabricante de sombreros y propietaria de su primera tienda en 1910.

-Ella presentó su primer perfume, Chanel N º 5, en 1922, y fue uno de los primeros perfumes que mezclo esencias naturales y artificiales. También el numero 5 era su número favorito.

-Fue Coco Chanel quien impuso de moda el bronceado, cuando se quemo por el sol en 1923 en un crucero hacia Cannes.  Claro que la actitud lo es todo!

-Inventó el “pequeño vestido Negro” en 1926, que la revista francesa Vogue llamo “Ford de Chanel”, por su practicidad y la comercialización.

-Se acredita con la popularización del concepto de “bisutería” en la década de 1920, la creación de joyas de temporada que mezcla perlas falsas con piedras reales.

-Introdujo la idea de utilizar tejido de jersey para crear prendas de vestir, que había sido antes utilizada sólo para la ropa interior de hombre.

-Su marca  más conocida por su  bisutería, zapatos de dos colores, bolsas acolchadas, y los trajes sencillos de tweed o camiseta.

-Su clásico traje,  Chanel se hizo famosa por su corte favorecedor, tejido sencillo, y el revestimiento especial ponderada, para darle una perfecta caída con el cuerpo.

If you want to read more Coco Chanel here are my favorite  websites

Si te gustaria leer mas acerca de Coco Chanel aca estan unas de mis paginas favoritas

Chanel.com

Coco Chanel at Wikipedia.com

Coco Chanel at Celebrina.com

Coco Chanel at Women’s History

Coco Chanel at Myhero.com

2 Responses to “Coco Chanel, Part 2”

  1. ojackson5 June 18, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

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