Chanel

  • Inside CHANEL Perfume

    The perfume company CHANEL recently created a whole website to tell the history of the company and how it all came to be. There's so much interesting information behind the company and perfume that we wanted to share it with all of our Roo Girls! The story dates all the way back to 1883 when Gabrielle Chanel was born.

    Of course, CHANEL No 5 perfume is the most well-known of the CHANEL collection, and is one of the most well-known perfumes of the world. So, we were happy to see that "Chapter 1" of "Inside CHANEL" started with the story of how CHANEL No 5 came to be! The fragrance was created in 1921 for the first time, and has such a beautiful story behind it. Watch it here:

    http://youtu.be/tRQa33dqyxI

    We loved learning the story behind the perfume coming to be was that Chanel sought to create:

    "A woman's perfume with a woman's scent. Her scent should be as important as her style of dress. A woman should wear perfume wherever she would like to be kissed."

    Chanel quoteThe perfume was the first time a perfume wasn't based on only one floral scent, and it certainly made an impact on the perfume industry from there on out. It's become a classic and iconic scent that has truly tested time. It's even been honored by the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, and the famous artist Andy Warhol even included it in a series of his paintings! And of course, you can't look over Marilyn Monroe being known for wearing the perfume, revealing that she wears to bed, "just a few drops of No 5." And, ever since then, so many more celebrities, even Brad Pitt, have promoted the perfume. Our favorite part of the whole first video, though may be how it ended: "No 5 resists the whims of fashion and the passage of time, as of Mademoiselle Chanel had found the formula for the feminine eternal." It definitely sounds like she has!

    There's so much more to the CHANEL story than just this Chapter 1 video, though, and definitely too much to include in only one blog post! There are 10 full "Chapters" to the story, as well as an interactive timeline, all on their website at Inside.Chanel.com. If you love CHANEL and CHANEL perfume, it's definitely a fun website to check out. Enjoy!

     Source: Chanel

  • Trend Alert! Embellished Sneakers for Spring and...Prom?

    There is a fabulous foot trend that has everyone talking! From the runways to the streets, designers and celebs are opting for some fancy footwork...and they're not high heals. They're rocking embellished sneakers! With Spring 2014 just around the corner, it's the perfect time to try new trends out, and ditching your typical cross trainers to add instant glam to any outfit is certainly a great way to start! Designers like Christian Dior and Chanel flaunted their pumped up kicks adorned with sequins, pearls, and other embellishments on the runways of fashion week, and the runway looks are already hitting the streets. We are loving this trend and can't wait to see how it continues to grow!

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    The designers at Christian Dior had models in athletic mesh shoes adorned with multicolored sequins. Chanel also took a bold fashion choice by dressing models in chunky sneakers embellished with tweed, shiny leather, and sheer laces giving the shoes an ultra feminine look.

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    We are loving these designs and think this fun footwear trend will not only be popular on the streets, but will carry into prom. Many prom dress designers are photographing models wearing high-tops embellished with crystals, interesting textures, and zippers. Even though the Chanel version can cost up to $4,000, you can still get the look with other inexpensive designers and can even make a pair yourself with some time and creativity!

    Of course, if you love high heels, it doesn't mean you have to lose your pumps to rock sneakers at prom. Wear your heels to the dance, but bring the sneakers as your go-to comfy option once your feet start to get tired. Or, keep the heels on all night and rock the sparkly shoes for after-prom!

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    Would you rock sneakers to prom? Comment with your fashion opinion!

  • Roo's News: Best Dressed 2010

    The year 2010 is winding down and it's time to determine our Roo's News Best Dressed Celeb of 2010.  We've narrowed our list down to five finalists; Kristen Stewart, Taylor Swift, Natalie Portman, Whitney Port, and Keira Knightley. Now it's it in your hands.  Place your vote!

    Kristin Stewart Wearing a Stewart Valentino Lace Dress at the October 2010 Premiere of "Welcome to the Riley's" Kristin Stewart Wearing a Stewart Valentino Lace Dress at the October 2010 Premiere of "Welcome to the Riley's"

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