Friday, April 23, 2010

Coco Chanel...The Woman...The Cocktail! Its Friday Folks...

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Maybe it's because she was such a tough cookie. Or that she managed to look as chic in 1970 as she did in 1910. Or that she rose from the humblest peasant domicile to the poshest Parisian salon. Not to mention that, with her brass-buttoned suits, jaunty costume jewellery, and comfortable spectator pumps, she almost single-handedly invented modern dressing. Whatever the reason, for years Cath has been unreasonably fascinated by Chanel and with her Paris, the city of her dreams, the place where she vanquished the ghosts of her impoverished girlhood and scaled the heights of artistic triumph.

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Although it is a myth that she invented the little black dress, Chanel was undeniably influential in popularizing it.

Chanel has said: "Women think about all colors except the absence of color. I have already said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute."


Adding another dimension to what is already known about style
icon Coco Chanel, her three rooms on the rue Cambon in Paris,
where she lived from 1954 until her death in 1971, are timeless,
bold, and surprisingly complex given her noted penchant for

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 "Fashion fades....only style remains"....Coco Chanel

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Her rooms were conceived by her, ” down to the tiniest
details…There in one place were all her passions, the screens,
mirrors, gilt wood, and chandeliers”.

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 Chanels new fragrance Madamoisele - photograph via Wiki commons

“In 1921 Chanel’s signature fragrance
came out. It was called Chanel No.5, because it was the fifth sample product she created. Marilyn Monroe commented it was her favorite, and still today a bottle of Chanel No. 5 is sold every 30 seconds.”         

 And of course in the tradition of style and timeless classics...we present to you...Cocktail Friday!  This week featuring the 'Coco Chanel Cocktail'....YES...there IS such a thing...and we are grateful for it.

Ok fellow cocktail lovers....and of course it is the whole experience that we are trying to encompass here, so make sure that you sip this one with your faux chanel tweed jacket on, and obligatory large black sunglasses please!...dont let the side down now....  This one is as simple as 1..2....3!  Enjoy and Happy Friday to all. We are off to dinner tonight for Jens daughters 18th birthday....will post the pics next week for all to see.  We are getting glammed up and gorgeous!

'The Coco Chanel'

1 oz cream
1 oz Kahlua
1 oz Gin

Shake with cracked ice and serve in a chilled cocktail glass....enjoy!