The gospel according to coco chanel

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Oct 28, L. And of course there is her search for the perfect Chanel jacket. Karbo recognizes that Chanel was and is a lifestyle package.

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It's not dry like some history can be. Mademoiselle Chanel is a very strong, opinionated woman. You can find the entire thing on Amazon. And, as always, there were typos and mistakes that would have been caught by a copy editor or proofreader.

I understand the book was not meant to be a critique of Chanel's life or her decisions, but some of these life lessons could have been about how NOT to live your life e. I also gosspel watched Coco Avant Chanel before I ran into this book and that is what got me interested in Chanel and so when this book came into my life and picked up Coco's story where the movie had left off it was perfect.

The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons From the World’s Most Elegant Woman

There were more parallels to Steve Jobs than I anticipated. This book is three parts biography, one part self-help, along with a few of the author's related personal experiences on her quest to acquire a Chanel jacket.

A Fun Take on Chanel This book is a humorous reminder of Chanel's life story and how this one woman single-handedly created the modern woman cooc her example as a woman who did it her way, as well as through her designs. Usually dispatches within 3 to 5 working days.

The Gospel According to Coco Chanel - Fine Society

It was a very good read. Gabrielle Chanel, born poor, invented herself and left some of her history a mystery, as the author explains how Chanel often fabricated ha chajel about herself.

And to suggest all females gosprl act as such a lunatic in order to seem feminine is a whole other kettle of fish. Frankly, she was a bitch. Karbo mixes old-fashioned elegance with modern wit.

The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons From the World's Most Elegant Woman | Karen Karbo

And it really was. May 23, Jana Kaplan rated it really liked it. If biographies were coffee, then Karen Karbo's book would be a mocha cafe latte.

I started smiling on page 50 and am still smiling. Know the right people, and 1.

Return to Book Page. Style is knowing who you are. So, besides totally relating to the author's Chanel quest that results in her CIJ, there are pearls of wisdom to remember. I found its charming little factoids about the people in Chanel's life intriguing and learned about some very interesting people, such as Misia Sert and that Elsa Schiaparelli was definitely the original hipster with a little help from Dali, of course.

Nov 06, Libby rated it liked it. It makes you dizzy.

The Gospel According to Coco Chanel : Life Lessons from the World's Most Elegant Woman [Hardcover]

Specifically, when she declares that any good relationship needs some irrationality. There If biographies were coffee, then Karen Karbo's book would be a mocha cafe latte.

Oct 16, Cassie rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Karen Karbo made me reminisce of her, in the sense that she acording to be driving a fast car, switching from the left to the right, making U-turns when least expected, only to find herself speeding again towards a destination that you thought was long left behind. Jan 17, Black Elephants rated it it was ok Shelves: Oct 02, Kara rated it it was amazing Shelves: To confirm availability and pricing, please call the store directly.

Yes, author Karen Karbo did talk about how Chanel's style differed from that of her contemporaries and the fabrics she favored. This is a fun, insightful look at the genius behind the little black dress.

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