Isabella Rossellini designed for Bvlgari

Isabella Rossellini – who recently participated in a specially designed photo session on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the famous Italian brand, organized to raise funds for the humanitarian project “Rewrite the Future” – has collaborated with the designers of this Italian fashion house to create a special line of accessories.

Francesco Trapani, chief executive of Bvlgari Group, commented: “These purses gracefully expresses the essence of impeccable elegance of Isabella Rossellini. Sensitive, intelligent and blessed with an innate creative flair, she personifies the feminine ideal which always inspired the creations of the Bulgari brand”.

Isabella Rossellini, who for 14 years represented the image of French luxury cosmetics brand, Lancome, said that her admiration towards the Bvlgari house dates from childhood and she wanted to bring a “personal touch” to the new line of handbags launched by the Italian group.

The star aged 58 years said: “My emotional relationship with Bvlgari brand dates back to childhood, when I went with my mother to the famous store on Via Condotti in Rome. She loved Bvlgari jewelry, I still remember very clearly some of those”.

“The purse is an indispensable accessory for all the women and I tried to make it a stylish and luxury item, like a jewel. I wanted to bring a personal touch to the handbags, including in their design drawings that I created for my surreal films, thereby combining art, design, fashion and film, humor and elegance”, the actress added.

Isabella Rossellini, daughter of Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and Italian director Roberto Rossellini, is an actress, philanthropist, model and writer. He played in movies like “Blue Velvet” (1986), “Death Becomes Her” (1992) and “Napoleon” (2002), in which she played Josephine.

Coco Chanel, 20th century fashion icon

Her style was inspired by men clothing and simple outfits but very expensive.

There are six things that marked the era of Coco Chanel and who made her one of the most influential fashion icons of all time.

1. CHANEL NO. 5

In 1923, with the financial support of Pierre Wertheimer, was released the legendary Chanel No. 5 perfume, the first perfume that bears the name of a designer. This was the first of a chain like Chanel No. 19 perfume, Cristalle and Chance.


 

Chanel No. 5 was and is a star-perfume, because even Marilyn Monroe said in an interview that “with whom you go to bed every night?” she said: “With two drops of Chanel No. 5 ‘.

Even if at that time, most perfumes were floral and sweet, this perfume managed to combine natural essences with those obtained in the laboratory, using about 80 ingredients.

2. THE CARDIGAN JACKET/LITTLE BLACK DRESS/HAUTE COUTURE

THE CARDIGAN JACKET

LITTLE BLACK DRESS

HAUTE COUTURE

Chanel launched the cardigan jacket in 1925, and the classic black dress a year later.

In 1952, Coco introduced in the designers vocabulary the word “little black dress.”
When she was 71 years old, Chanel introduced again the tailleur di Chanel which was composed of a cardigan-style jacket, a simple skirt with a simple and a shirt. This time the skirts were cut shorter.

In 1954 she returned with power in the world of haute couture. The naturalness of the models has attracted attention again, Chanel continued to create and manage her business until her death in 1971.

3. Audrey Hepburn VS Katharine Hepburn

For her role in ”Coco”, Coco Chanel was unhappy with the idea that her role to be played by Katharine Hepburn, saying she would have been happier if Audrey Hepburn was performing in this role.

4. Coco Avant Chanel (2009)

“Coco avant Chanel” follows the unhappy childhood and early life of famous French fashion designer Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel.
  

After several years, Chanel has received an Audrey. This time, it was about Audrey Tautou.

Tautou succeeds to be very close of the original image of Chanel, showing elegance and determination behind some clothes and a figure too often untidy.

Although she emphasizes the idea of courtesan, Audrey Tautou is a success Chanel, and we can read on her face determination and ambition.

5. Quotes by COCO CHANEL

“A woman without a perfume has no future.”

‘Fashion which doesn’t reach the street is not fashion’

“A woman has the age that she deserves”

“To be irreplaceable, you must be different.”

“Fashion passes, style remains”

6. Amazing things about COCO CHANEL
 

6.1 She loved pockets

Coco was so excited by pockets that this has become the main point in creating handbags. More and extremely useful: pockets.

6.2 She made tanned skin a trend

Coco made fashionable the tanned skin when in 1923 she went on a ship to Cannes but she burnt a little.

6.3 Five was her favorite number

Maybe it’s something special about number 5 – enough to create her superstitions and thrills. No.5 perfume was launched on May 5, 1921.

6.4 She never married

Coco Chanel lived many love stories in her life, but never married. Maybe she thought this would remove her from her professional life.

6.5 Her house was the RITZ HOTEL

For more than 30 years, Chanel made the Ritz Hotel in Paris her second home. It is rumored that the German officer, Dincklage whom she had a relationship made all arrangements possible for her stay.