Annie Oosterwyk's Reviews > Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life

Coco Chanel by Justine Picardie
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Jun 03, 12

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Read in June, 2012

Why is it that what makes a person so amazing, also makes them difficult to be around? I probably would not have lasted five minutes in a room with Chanel, but she is fascinating beyond belief. I am still floored, thinking of all the important and influential people she surrounded herself with and the history she lived through. Her clothes are nothing that would suit me, but when the author talked about trying them on and the freedom of movement she felt, I was intrigued. I love that Chanel got rid of corsets and heavy hair and restrictive clothing for us. I have a craving for No. 5.
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