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Two of my favorite books. Chanel: Collections and Creations by Danièle Bott and Chanel: An Intimate Life by Lisa Chaney.

Since it is May 5th, today is the perfect day to mention my Chanel obsession. Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel loved the number five and considered it her lucky number. In fact, she would show her latest collections on the 5th of May. Her most iconic fragrance, No. 5, launched on May 5, 1921.

If you’re interested in learning more about her rags to riches story, her place in fashion history, or want to see beautiful photos of her legacy, check out Chanel: Collections and Creations by Danièle Bott and Chanel: An Intimate Life by Lisa Chaney.

If you’re a movie buff, I highly recommend Coco Before Chanel (2009) starring Audrey Tautou.

Hope today is as lucky for you as it was for Chanel!

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