Hi guys, I am back after the exams and everything. Today i am starting a new series called ‘The story of…’ that will be based on the life stores of well known designers. First is one of my absolute favorites Gabrielle Chanel aka Coco Chanel. I am also aware that there is a book and a movie, but I decided to make a small biography about her and if you like it, I recommend you watch the movie, it’s really good.
Now let’s get started. Coco’s full name was Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel and she was born in France on the 19th of August 1883. After her mother died when she was 12, her father put her in an orphanage. In there she was raised by nuns, which taught her how to sew, a very important skill for her future career.
Her famous nickname ‘Coco’ came from her short career as a singer in clubs in Vichy and Moulins where her stage name was Coco. Around her 20s she met Ettienne Balsan who helped her set up small business in Paris, but later left him for one of his wealthier friends Arthur ‘Boy’ Capel. Both of them were really important and helped a lot with her first fashion venture.
When she first opened her shop, she was only selling hats. After she opened few more shops, Coco started selling clothes too. Her first taste of clothing success came from a dress she created from an old jersey on a cold day. When people asked where she got it from she offered to make one for them.
Chanel became a famous Parisian figure in the literary and artistic worlds. She designed costumes for Ballets Russes and Jean Cocteau’s play Orphee, and counted Cocteau and artist Pablo Picasso among her friends.
In 1925, Chanel introduced the now legendary Chanel suit with collarless jacket and well-fitted skirt. Coco’s designs were revolutionary for the time- borrowing elements from men’s wear and emphasizing comfort over the constraints of then popular fashions. She helped women say goodbye to the day corsets and other confining garments. Another revolutionary design by Chanel was her little black dress. She took a color once associated with mourning and showed just how chic it could be for evening wear.
Hope you enjoyed the first post from this series. Please leave a like and a comment and follow me for more interesting posts. Have a great day,
I’ve had an passion for bags and shoes for almost 4 years. And I’ve started collecting them 3 years ago. Today I am going to show you and review my two absolute favorite backpacks.
Chanel Graffiti backpack
I got this backpack from my aunt as a gift, I think 4 years ago. I’ve been using it a LOT since I got it. I absolutely love it. It fits a ton of stuff and it’s a great travel bag. You can also wear it with so many things. I would 100% recommend it.
I am not sure how much it costs, also because it’s pretty old.
Longchamp le pliage nylon backpack
I got this backpack in an airport in Munchen. I always wanted a Longhamp bag, but then i decided I would get more use out of the backpack. I believe this is the new collection. I don’t have it for a long time, I have it since December 2019. But I have used it literally everyday since. It looks kinda small, but it actually fits a ton of stuff. Also the material is really resistant to rain and dirt.
I paid around 85 euros for it. It’s worth every penny.
Let me know what your favorite bag is in the comment section. Have a great day!
Since the year is almost ending, I think it’s only appropriate to be prepared for the new year with the upcoming trends.
As I didn’t go to any of the fashion weeks, I watched them online. Here are some of the trends of 2020:
Suits and blazers
You are definitely going to see a lot of suits and blazers in 2020. Most of the big fashion houses presented at least one suit or blazer in their runway shows. I think they are absolutely gorgeous and they are very versatile, because you can use for almost any occasion.
Dolce and Gabbana,Versace
The tropical prints have also been all over the fashion runways. It’s so summery and fun, I think it’s a great trend. The colours are so vibrant and it seems as if they make you happy by looking at them.
Chanel,Louis Vuitton,Tory Burch
Puffed sleeves are such a great detail for shirts, they change the whole dynamic of the outfit. They are one of the trends I am looking most forward to.
The neons are making a comeback, and I couldn’t be happier about it. The power of neon colours is so strong and their such a statement piece.
Sequins were everywhere in the fashion weeks. They are such a cool trend and also they can mix with almost everything. Not really my favourite only because I find them a little bit to out there for me, but I do enjoy them on other people.