Archive for September 2012

Article about Coco Chanel from 1933 - Posted September 5, 2012

When I have time I love to browse old newspapers for insight into times past. Here is a fascinating one that highlights how famous Chanel had become by the 1930’s while mentioning her “peasant” original. World’s Dress Creators – Women Who Make the Fashions* To most women In Australia the great Parisian dress designers of the […]

Chanel Shows 1934 Creations - Posted September 2, 2012

From Australian Womens Weekly Saturday 7 April 1934 by MURIEL SEGAL, Special Representative in Europe “CHANEL’S collection, which was shown for the Press, was full of new ideas and surprises. Youthful styles held sway, black and white and navy and white predominating, with color given by patterned silks and stamped fabrics and plaid and checked […]

Chanel Accessories from 1933 - Posted

“One of Chanel’s economy ideas for this season is the matching accessory set of hat, handbag, gloves, and neck ruffle—in themselves enough to impart distinction to any “little” black or navy frock. This set is shown in the popular white pique, which has the added advantage of laundering perfectly. I know of several women owning […]

Pretty Chanel Dresses from 1933 - Posted September 1, 2012

GARDEN Party DRESSES by Jessie Tait A simple frock of plaid organza in pale pink, cherry and white. With it is worn a boa composed of hundreds of petals of the organza. The stiffened organdie hat is white with a plaid crown. This charming French frock is of the stiff Mack organza with bunches of […]