16 April 2010

Rouge Coco, the colours of a legend

The lipstick is the female makeup par excellence and indeed it is my favourite one. I have got completely hooked on the special names of the new Chanel lipstick, Rouge Coco, and they have really caught my curiosity. They have legendary names, as special as the colours they indicate, related to the life of Mademoiselle Chanel and else.
Where do these names come from?




I - BEIGES
Perlé
Her emblematic jewel: long strings of pearls over a little black dress.
Secret

The secret world that each woman has.
Égérie
Egeria was a water nymph in Roman mythology. Here it refers to her personality, smitten with freedom and modernity, during a turbolent era.
La Pausa

Her villa La Pausa in Roquebrune on the French Riviera, facing the sea in the midst of a iris garden.
Beige Félin
Beige is the colour of the first jersey tailleurs, symbol of a new elegance.
Cashmere

The soft and light knit of everyday sweaters and cardigans.
Téhèran

The capital of Iran, lively like the bohemian spirit.
Sari Doré
The sari is the traditional female garment used in India, usually with garish colours.


Coco Chanel with her loved pearls and black dress.


Roquebrune, French Riviera

II - PINKS
Mademoiselle

Her nickname used in the lounges of Rue Cambon.
Légende
Her extraordinary life, with a style that invented new codes of femininity.
Satin
Satin originated in the Middle Ages as a term for the more lustrous types of the heavy and luxurious silk fabric. The name satin came from the Chinese port where Middle-Eastern traders obtained it, Zaitun (now Quanzhou) in Fujian province.
Cambon
The historic building of the House of Chanel, located at 31 Rue Cambon.
Muse
She was the muse of princes, poets and of a cosmopolitan Paris of the Roaring Twenties.
Taffetas rose
The radiance of a precious fabric on a skirt suit with pure lines.
Organdi Rose

An airy and romantic fabric in the day or precious silk of an evening gown.
Rose Comète
It refers to the Comète jewelery line based on diamonds.
Ruban Rose

Eternally fresh ribbons sewn onto a prim and proper dress, interlaced in the chain of a belt or tied into a bow on satin shoes.
Camélia
Her favorite flower, the emblem of a spontaneous femininity without frills.
Orchidée
Ornament used in the lounges of Rue Cambon.
Gardénia

An imaginary creation, an intense floral fragrance launched in 1925.
Rouge Orange
An intense darkened pink, dynamic and full of fantasy.

Camellia
 
Orchid


Gardenia

III - REDS
Gabrielle

Her first name.
Ballet Russe

Supporter of the arts, she admired and aided the work of Diaghilev.
Rivoli

Steps away from the Cambon lounges, Rue the Rivoli incarnates the eternal and lively Paris.
Vendôme
Famous Parisian square where Chanel is located at No. 18, among the most illustrious jewelers.
Paris
The capital of elegant women and the birthplace of Haute Couture.
Bel Respiro
Her home in Garches (a commune in the western suburbs of Paris), meeting place of the Grand Duke Dmitri, Cocteau and Stravinsky.
Byzantin
The byzantin art inspired her costume jewelry collections, uniting Byzantine crosses, baroque pearls and fine stones, such as amethyst, citrine or garnet.
Rouge Noir
A colour that takes inspiration from the Gothic. An intense darkened plum, the rigor on an inimitable classic.
Talisman
Her favorite ring. A sentimental gift in gold and topaz that never left her.
Lune Rousse
It's an astronomical phenomenon, during a lunar eclipse, for which the moon appears red. A coppery darkened brown, a perfect harmony of warm tones.

Rue the Rivoli, Paris

IV - BROWNS
Bois des Îles

Her first woody feminine fragrance, created at the height of the Art Deco movement.
Venise
Her favourite city, thanks to its soul, mysteries, Byzantine treasures and intangible colours.
Baroque
The decoration of her apartment: a mixture of crystal, gilding, Chinese folding screens and a thousand treasures.
Sycomore
A woody fragrance, a luxurious vetiver subtly strewn with spices.


Venice
 
Sycamore Maple leaves


Souces of the photos: DonnaModerna, Getty Images, Wikipedia

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