Archive for December 2011

Tips for Buying Chanel on eBay: Treat yourself for the Holidays - Posted December 9, 2011

The run up to the Holidays is a great time to look for genuine Chanel handbags and clothing on eBay. eBay sellers of designer goods often save the best pieces for this time of the year so buyers will have a great selection to chose from. One of the most searched for items on eBay […]

Arthur J. Capel, Boy Capel’s father - Posted December 4, 2011

Following is information I have collected regarding Arthur J. Capel, Boy Capel’s father. Most of the popular biographies of Coco Chanel I have seen repeat inaccurate speculations about Boy Capel’s origins and parentage. However I have found that the information is there to be discovered if one is willing to delve in to publicly accessible […]

Arthur “Boy” Capel’s Shipping Line - Posted December 3, 2011

Captain Arthur Edward “Boy” Capel  CBE  (b 1881, d. 22 December 1919) Here is a collection of information I have collected in my searches for information about the Chanel – Boy Capel connection. We can determine that Arthur Edward “Boy” Capel was a man of means coming from a well-to-do family whose learned his trade […]

Arthur Warren meets Monsignor Capel – excerpt from London Days 1920 - Posted

Just then a wet prelate in a shaggy coat shook himself at the door, as if he were a huge dog that had soaked in the rain. His prelacy was revealed by the purple at his throat. “Monsignor Capel,” exclaimed Sala. “How are you? And did you come in a boat?” {35} “The voyage from […]

Mgr.Thomas John Capel (1836–1911), at Cedar Villa, Kensington, London - Posted

Abingdon House and the Catholic University College Source: To the west of Wright’s Lane at its south end lies Cheniston Gardens, a dour little development promoted between 1879 and 1885 by the Kensington building partnership of Taylor and Cumming. The site had previously been occupied by Abingdon House, one of the several Georgian ‘villas’ […]