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Chanel’s Camellias ~ Flowers In Bloom

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“The camellia, a flower of stark simplicity and pure white, could not fail to charm Mademoiselle Chanel. It formed part of her private world: [in her apartment] scattered on Coromandel screens, it also appears in chandeliers or in bouquets with rock-crystal.

Prior to being the flower associated with demimondaines or dandies, the camellia symbolized purity and longevity in Asia. Gabrielle [Coco] Chanel made it a symbol of her designs, featuring it here and there in every item of a woman’s wardrobe.” ~ quoted from Chanel News

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Chanel Brooches from the Cruise 2011/2012 Collection

* 1. black and white satin camellia brooch
* 2. pink tweed & lacquered fabric bouquet brooch
* 3. blue lacquered tweed brooch
* 4. black and white and navy – silk & lacquered fabric camellia bouquet brooch
* 5. lambskin camellia brooch with signature gold petal



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