Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Vintage Chanel Brooch - How to Style

Yesterday was Coco Chanel's Birthday. Born Gabrielle "Coco" Bonheur Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971), she is the founder of the French luxury brand Chanel.

The legendary lady has made the CC logo an icon. Coveted by people all over the world.

I am so excited when I received my very own vintage Chanel brooch.

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It is such a statement making piece of jewelry, I had to think of different ways to maximize the potential.

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Of course it looks great worn as originally intended.

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It instantly transforms an garment into a Chanel pieces.

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Attached to any chain transforms it into an amazing statement necklace.

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I can't help but try it as a head piece. A fabulous, fabulous head piece.

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The pin makes it super easy to attach to any other kind of chain, much like this already fun belt.

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Finally, it also makes a smashing hair pin.

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Much like the vintage clip on earrings post, a little creativity goes a long way.

Inspired eternally by this fashion icon, I strive to always push the style envelope.

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Go forth, be different and create.

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4 comments:

  1. I'm so in love with this broach of yours! I think I would wear it every single day :)

    xoxo Alison
    www.stylingmylife.com

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    1. Thanks darling, definitely my favourite piece of jewelry these days

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  2. Where did you buy your brooch? I have exactly the same and I bought it online (based in France). I was skeptical about the authenticity but I did pay almost $400 CAD plus some import fees.

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    1. Hey, I bought it from Etsy, paid about 150 for it. But I don't think it's authentic, I just found out recently. See here http://www.extrapetite.com/2012/04/chanel-part-4-vintage-jewelry-brooch.html

      I'm sorry you paid so much for yours.

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