Some facts about CHANEL you never knew about
Camellia Collection Story
Camellia is an Asian flower representing longevity and purity. Its pure white bloom totally charmed and inspired Mademoiselle Chanel. Besides being her favourite flower because of sentimental reasons,it also appealed to Coco’s taste. Pretty often she was wearing the flower pinned to her coat.
According to Elle Magazine, the symbol of camellias originate (as flowers normally tend to do) from love: “Talk about love at first sight: Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel fell head over heels for the camellia after one was given to her by her polo-playing lover, Boy Capel. She started pinning silk versions to her lapels, her hair and the blossoms found a home on the black-and-gold-laquered Coromandel screens in her apartment at 31, rue Cambon.”
Coco Chanel made Camellia as a symbol-inspiration of her designs, using it in every item of a woman’s wardrobe. Flowers have become a key symbol of the fashion house, present in clothing, accessories like the Chanel camellia glasses and even in Chanel skincare products for their hydrating quality.
Still, in Chanel sunglasses and glasses collections, the camellia is used pretty often and charmes women by its purity and chic.
Other CHANEL Icons
These icons can be found on every Chanel product, whether it’s clothing, accessories, or eyewear. Every model in the Chanel eyewear collection is dedicated to a certain icon. Let’s choose your favourite one!
The CHANEL Signature
Probably the most common icon – people who would see the signature would instantly recognise the brand. Kept simple and elegant.
The double-C logo is a very popular icon. It lets people know instantly that the frame is made by Chanel without being over-the-top.
This collection represents Mademoiselle’s love for horses and equestrian wear. The metal chain and leather strap design is said to be inspired by a horse’s bridle. High quality calfskin leather is used to produce this collection. This icon is the most popular among fashionistas, trendsetters and celebrities.
Like the Chaine icon, the quilting pattern is also inspired by equestrian wear and Coco Chanel’s love for horse-riding. The material used to create the quilting is calfskin leather. The stitches are hand-sewn by skilled artisans.
Coco Chanel love was caused by 2 reasons: Scotland and the 2nd Duke of Westminster, Hugh Richard Arthur Grosvenor. When the Duke and Coco were seeing one another, he’d always invite her to stay with him in his Scotland estate. She may have been on of the first women to ride horses like a man but he taught her to how to fish.
Coco Chanel always wore pearls as part of her signature look. She didn’t care whether they were real or fake, she wore them all. Sometimes, she’d wear fake pearls of different sizes to create a unique look. Chanel was one of the first ladies from a wealthy background to wear fake jewellery proudly.
Coco Chanel was quite superstitious and also believed in astrology. In her apartment at the Ritz in Paris, she would surround herself with her lucky charms. Wheat is a symbol that represents prosperity and fertility; you can still spot some eyewear models with the distinct wheat pattern on the frame.
The bow is a another lucky charms symbol. Bows are said to represent romance and love; perhaps the bows would remind Coco of her first love, Arthur “Boy” Capel and the 2nd Duke of Westminster, Hugh “Bend’Or” Grosvenor.
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