Rue Cambon

Is this editorial like, INSANE or what?!?! I have posted images of Coco Chanel's Rue Cambon Paris apartment before (she lived at the Ritz but worked and entertained here) ... but this fashion editorial has got me struggling for air and feeling all dizzy... I kid you not.

[click HERE to see the other post about this legendary place]

There are four floors: the Chanel store is at street level, haute couture dressing rooms are on the second floor, her apartment is on the third, and her workshop is on the fourth. The rooftop of the building is said to have some of the best views of Paris. No surprise there, coming from Miss Fabulousness Herself!

Now, did YOU know that.....

Whenever she went to the apartment there were orders to spray Chanel No. 5 around the stairway so her signature scent would greet her... {pass a bottle, right?!)

She decorated the sitting room with a suede beige sofa in a time when both suede and beige upholstery were unheard of. She was selective about who could actually sit on it.

She hated the ornate ostrich-feathered hats of the day, asking "how can a brain function under those things???" the flapper hat was her answer and the women loved it!

A fortune-teller told her that 5 was her lucky number, she named the perfume Chanel No. 5 and it made her millions

I just have one question though.... WHERE is this fortune-teller person!!!!!!!????

Images via Dustjacket Attic

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