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I'm taking her list of books in the "Acknowledgements" section and adding most of them to my "to read" list. She took it easy from time to time not necessarily out of will but more of circumstance.
Singapore Main store Shelf Location: There were more parallels to Steve Jobs than I anticipated. This book is three parts biography, one part self-help, along with a few of the author's related personal experiences on her quest to acquire a Chanel jacket.
May 30, Autumn rated it did not like it. Yes, author Karen Karbo did talk about how Chanel's style differed from that of her contemporaries and the fabrics she favored.
Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons From The World's Most Elegant Woman by Karen Karbo
This isn't even getting into Karbo's CLEAR personal issues with Karl Lagerfeld which pops up here and there or the fact that she seems to just gloss over Chanel's involvement ggospel a Nazi. This book is repetitive, poorly copy-edited and weakly written. Just skim over the femininity section and you'll be in the clear.
Prices and stock availability may vary between Webstore and our Retail Stores. I would have loved to read more details of her fashion collections or see pictures, but that is not what this book is about.
The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons From the World's Most Elegant Woman | Karen Karbo
It's not dry like some history can be. All in the chznel stretch of two minutes. It is not the best biography, but as the title suggests it is not aiming to be such anyway, which makes its foibles easy to forgive. In fact I'd probably give it 4.
Loved Chelsey Maclaren's sp? It was a very good read.
The Gospel According to Coco Chanel
Her "no regrets" philosophy appeals particularly to me, a woman swimming in a sea of petty regrets. Phil accoring dispense in a lifetime.
Perhaps in Chanel's day and age, this was "easier" for the less moral to do, but today it would be foolish given that anyone can sccording Google your name and find out the facts, making you look like an idiot and your idea of elegance come crumbling down around you.
The writer sympathetically and honestly brought Chanel to life for us to enjoy. What threw me was Karbo's section on femininity. Also, the book, on the whole, doesn't seem particularly well-structured. Not sure I would read any other book by her!
I doubt that she would approve of such outlandish and complicated behavior and certainly wouldn't condone it as typical and expected of women everywhere. I even bought a few strands of pearls and glass jewels with chains.
Nov 09, Sara rated it liked it Shelves: Click here for more info. I wanted to love this book. Delivery time required depends on your selected option. So you have a shoddy past Three stars for the biographical info on Chanel, two stars for the writing, evens out to two and a half stars. I infer this author does too. Karbo describes irrationality as pretty much a necessary component of femininity.
Either Queen Victoria or Mary Poppins said: Style is knowing who you are.