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7 Unusual Facts You Didn't Know About Coco Chanel

HuffingtonPost.com | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 08.20.2014 | Style

Coco Chanel may be famous for her incredible sense of style and amazing quotes, but she also led one of fashion's most interesting lives. For the ...

Women in Business Q&A: Shanti Atkins, Founder and Executive Chairman of NAVEX Global

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.06.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Shanti Atkins is the Founder and Executive Chairman of NAVEX Global, an international ethics and compliance consultancy. She has been an innovator in ...

It Was All About Chanel On Twitter This Week

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 05.17.2014 | Style

This week on Twitter, we couldn't stop drooling over all things Chanel. Whether it was the Chanel Cruise 2015 Collection in Dubai, Blake Lively's stun...

In Paris, a New Source for Interiors

J. Michael Welton | Posted 04.22.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Let's say you're an English-speaking expat and a Francophile wandering the streets of Paris in search of a pair of easy chairs designed by modernist Oscar Niemeyer in 1948. Where would you go?

PHOTOS: Coco Chanel Looks Exactly As We Imagined

Posted 08.19.2013 | Style

The name Chanel has become larger than life, from the perfumes and the quilted bags to the famous suit jackets reinvented by Karl Lagerfeld. We hear t...

Shopping for Elegance (With My Mother)

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 06.13.2013 | Style
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

She would find the one leather craftsman in Florence making a copy of a $2,000 French purse, and she would carry that Florentine bag, tucked away lovingly into its fabric-carrying sack at night, for the rest of her life.

Galliano's Addiction -- Death by Dior: Part Two, The Vanity Fair Scoop

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 08.04.2013 | Celebrity
Alison Winfield Burns

Galliano describes "hearing the rustle of the taffeta" and "being able to smell the perfume on the girl." The glee that once was Galliano's shines through still, alive and well. Galliano brings fairy tales to life, although he's been very close to losing his own.

Style Icons From The 1920's

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 05.20.2013 | Style

Many important things happened in the 1920s (Prohibition, jazz music, Art Deco...) But in our minds, one of the more significant developments of the d...

Punks and Flappers and What They Can Teach Us

Pauline Millard | Posted 07.14.2013 | Women
Pauline Millard

Despite thriving over 50 years apart, these two groups have quite a bit in common and can give us a good refresher course on female empowerment, which is totally having a moment right now.

Hotels Where The Stars Live

trivago | Posted 06.19.2013 | Travel
trivago

A stay in any of these historical hotels is a fantasy in itself, but living in one -- surely a luxury reserved for the VIPs of the world. The hotel se...

Ella: Fashion Sense (PHOTOS)

Pam Peterson | Posted 06.15.2013 | Style
Pam Peterson

With her brand, Ella, Elinrós Lindal has made it her mission to provide luxurious clothing that make women feel beautiful and confident, while, at the same time, being mindful of the environmental and economical impact of the industry.

La Marinière, an Eternal Classic

Pam Peterson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Style
Pam Peterson

In the early 20th century, Coco Chanel saw fishermen on the beaches of France wearing striped shirts, and began to wear them herself. The shirt worked its way into the wardrobes of Parisian society, and a classic was born.

21 Women Share Their Worst Fashion Moments

Posted 01.09.2013 | Fifty

Theoretically the great part about getting older is being wiser about your choices, whether they be related to relationships, friendships, work or you...

Quiz: What Is Mary-Kate Olsen's Middle Name?

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 11.13.2012 | Style

It's OK, we didn't know either. Take the rest of our Fashion Quiz!

QUIZ: Do You Know Iman's Age?

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 10.16.2012 | Style

And more style trivia! Can you get 'em all right?

PHOTOS: Chanel's Signature Look Throughout The Years

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 08.19.2012 | Style

Coco Chanel once said, "In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." It seems like the iconic designer took her own advice, because her...

Celebrity Collector: Tanna Frederick

Reyne Haines | Posted 08.06.2012 | Celebrity
Reyne Haines

When she isn't rehearsing her lines she is scouting shops and the Internet looking for vintage jewelry. And not just ANY brand will do. Frederick is addicted to Chanel. And let's be honest, what woman isn't?

Coco Chanel's Roaring '20s Style

The Huffington Post | Shana Honig | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

As one of the most instrumental figures in 20th century fashion, Coco Chanel embodied her famous words: "A girl should be two things: classy and fabul...

Why Chanel's Little Black Jacket Is a Really Big Deal

Katherine LaGrave | Posted 08.08.2012 | Style
Katherine LaGrave

Chanel was a woman of great spirit and determination, and it was with this spirit that she was inspired to design a jacket that was not only pleasing on the eyes, but was something women -- and even men -- could feel comfortable in.

Magic Realist Painter Bridget Tichenor at Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 08.04.2012 | Arts
VernissageTV

The biography of Bridget Bate Tichenor by Zachary Selig reads like a "Who's Who" of the high society of the first half of the 20th Century, but only i...

Why I Love The Paris Ritz

Kathleen Beckett | Posted 07.31.2012 | Travel
Kathleen Beckett

There's still time to experience the Ritz before it's too late. The rue Cambon side with its Hemingway Bar may already have closed, but the Bar Vendome with its open-air Terrace, the Espadon restaurant, the Ritz-Escoffier cooking school, the Ritz Health Club pool, the rooms themselves, even Coco Chanel's suite, all remain open, until the last booking the night of July 31. On August 1, c'est fini.

QUIZ: Which Model Designs Underwear And More Fashion Trivia

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Do you know which model designs a line of underwear? Or which designer got her start as a milliner? Take our quiz below and test your knowledge of fas...

Kinder Aggugini: Designing Beyond Fashion (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Crane.tv

The restlessness that permeates the collections is mirrored within Kinder himself. He eventually hopes to widen his repertoire, not only expanding the label into menswear but possibly doing more collaborations in theatre and dance.

Coco and Some Coquettes at the MidWinter Gala

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 05.15.2012 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

2012-03-15-pullquote.jpgCoco Chanel would have appreciated the coquettes who artfully arrayed themselves at the Legion of Honor for the MidWinter Gala.

PHOTOS Every Girl Should Own A Tweed Jacket

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

I was more than a little annoyed recently when I tried to stuff my leather jacket-clad arms into my puffer coat, and the result was sausage arms that ...