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Inside CHANEL premieres September 12
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Chanel-wise, I’m a late bloomer.
I’ve always been fascinated by Coco Chanel, but wasn’t able to afford it until about four years ago.
I’m serious! I was never into the classic flap bag, but this particular bag spoke to me at that time.
It said, “Buy me!” in 2009.

Cecile van Straten

Prior to that, this was my first Chanel bag—swag from a runway show, which I was lucky enough to score on eBay.

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This carry-on was my favorite for years.

I love my closet

Come to think of it, I haven’t bought anything Chanel for a while.
Even though I don’t consider myself a Chanel girl, I do embrace what Coco Chanel stands for.
She is a huge influence in my life. I can thank her for making it OK for women to wear trousers, and for making the striped long-sleeve tee chic.

Coco mariniere

Something I’ve known since I was a teenager: Typical is boring.
After 16 years, my husband has never complained of a dull moment.

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Coco Chanel basically went against all odds and did what she wanted, no matter what other people said.
She fell in love and lost her love in a tragic way, but she built an empire that remains relevant decades after her death.
This Thursday, learn more about Coco Chanel as Inside CHANEL tells the story of a young orphan who became a legend.
Her legacy is continued by Karl Lagerfeld, who shares his vision of Coco and the style of Chanel in five online films that will be shown beginning September 12, 2013.

http://inside.chanel.com/

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Mags

Ok Chanel during her time was amazing. Right on about all that. However, Chanel now is just rehash after rehash of the quilting, the chain, the tweed jacket, the pearls, the cream, the black. Even the perfume reminds most people of old women. Nothing is new. It is typical, it is boring and it is dull – everything Chanel herself supposedly went against. It’s a bit of a nightmare thinking about how many more times they will bring forth these designs without any significant alterations. In 30 years everything will still be quilted, tweed and smelling like dead old women-… Read more »

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Chris

When I hear of “Chanel”, I think of quiet, clean, classic luxury – something that Hermes has lost lately. =(

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I agree with you Ms. C Typical is Boring!!!! [Reply]Walter Robles Reply:September 11th, 2013 at 9:35 AMBut when everyone wants to be unusual, then they become typical. Thus the hipsters dilemma. 😉 [Reply]Rich Cerv Reply:September 11th, 2013 at 11:51 AMI don’t think everyone wants to be unusual, if everybody is unusual lahat na boring 🙂 [Reply]Walter Robles Reply:September 12th, 2013 at 8:22 AMAy anuba talaga, teh. Unusual or Typical ang boring? CVS Reply:September 11th, 2013 at 12:50 PMtrue [Reply]geljam Reply:September 15th, 2013 at 10:56 PMSiguro if you’re being unusual for the sake of being unusual, yun yung typical. But if… Read more »

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Walter Robles

But when everyone wants to be unusual, then they become typical. Thus the hipsters dilemma. 😉

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I don’t think everyone wants to be unusual, if everybody is unusual lahat na boring 🙂

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Walter Robles

Ay anuba talaga, teh. Unusual or Typical ang boring?

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geljam

Siguro if you’re being unusual for the sake of being unusual, yun yung typical. But if you’re unusual kasi you don’t let the thought of public head-to-toe stare get to you while wearing something you like, yun I admire 😛

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Walter Robles

Yep, I know a lot like the former. Unusual and quirky because they read about it somewhere and thought, “That’s me!”

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Walter Robles

She was also accused of collaborating with the Nazis when they invaded Paris.
Wonder if Uncle Karl was persuaded because of that.

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