As the third installment of Inside Chanel, (catch the first two about how Chanel No.5 became a worldwide sensation with the help of Marilyn Monroe here), the storied luxury brand just released, "Chanel and the Diamond," a fascinating look at how Coco Chanel took the diamond and turned it into a badge of feminism, independence, and modernity.
From the 1929 financial crises to how her childhood orphanage inspired her use of crosses, stars, and crescent moons in the designs, the short documentary walks us through how Coco took a symbol of traditionalism and dismantled it. Under Coco's direction, "[Diamonds were] no longer trophies given by admirers but symbols of liberty." Fashion nerds, watch the video below.
"Fake it 'til you make it" is a pretty useful M.O. in life. Pretending to know what you're doing can carry you through job interviews, public speaking, and many other high-stress scenarios. But, this tactic shouldn't be applied to all situations. And, being interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel is a time when honesty is probably the read
Photoshop fails are the Internet black hole that just won't quit. And, despite shrieking outrage against each case of an artistically thinned model, brands just keep making the same mistakes. The latest offender is swimwear company Fella Swim, who slimmed down model Meaghan Kausman in a series of promotional photos it read