When she turned eighteen, she left the orphanage, and took up work for a local tailor. Also, she sang and danced in a cabaret, trying to make a career as a singer.It was at this time that Gabrielle acquired the name “Coco,” a name possibly derived from a popular french song. At the age of twenty-two Coco Chanel met Etienne Balsan, a gentleman horse breeder and accepted his proposal to live together, for the next 3 years .While living with him, Coco began designing hats as a diversion, which soon became an important interest for her. Soon, she met one of Balsan's friends, Arthur Capel who helped Coco to open her first shop in Paris,in 1910. Her first taste of clothing success came from a dress she fashioned out of an old jersey.
The nickname was Coco. She got the nickname from the titles from a title of one of her songs, “Qui qu’a vu Coco”. At age twenty-two, she met Etienne Balsan, a horse breeder and accepted his proposal to live together. She never got used to living as his permanent mistress. She wanted to become a milliner and soon she was going to make that one dream come true.
During the 20th century, many women were often overlooked fir their intellect and capabilities but Coco Chanel changed the way how people perceive women. She was born on August 19, 1883 in the Auvergne region of France. When she was a young child, her mother died and her father abandoned her. Leaving her to be raised in an orphanage. Although, she grew up poor, she still had dreams of escaping from the poverty to pursue her career.
In lieu of weekend slumber parties, she would be singing in her uncle’s night club for as she put it, “old perves who reeked of cigar smoke and cheap cologne.” She started off singing for a couple of the bands without vocalist, then tried her hand a playing the saxophone. She candidly explained her first experience with the instruments. She stated that it was reminiscent to virgin having her first sexual experience. She said she was sure this was what she wanted to do, but her inexperience rendered it unsatisfying. “I sucked!
After the performance he made Fanny one of the well known 'Ziegfield Follies' for the 1910 edition and helped boost up her journey of becoming a star. If it wasn't for Ziegfield she would of still become a star, but publicity does make everything. Ziefield gave a twist to her. Instead of giving her the typical girly girl beautiful dress songs, he gave Fanny her signature song "My Man" She had done comedy throughout her career so far and now Ziegfield gives her a sad song to sing. I would of thought Ziegfield was loosing it, don't fix what's not broken.
Objective: To inform my audience on the career and financial obstacles of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. 1. Biography a) Born on August 19,1833 in Saumur France. b) Raised by nuns in an orphanage where she learned to sew. c) In her early 20’s, Chanel became involved with Etienne Balsan, the man who would help her finance her dream to become a milliner (a person who makes or sells women’s hats).
The book switches off between three characters. Gloria; who is the main character and craves the Flapper lifestyle, Clara; she is Gloria’s goody-two-shoes cousin who comes to town and reveals that she isn’t as lily-white as she appears, and Lorraine; Gloria’s jealous best friend whom is constantly trying to steal her spotlight. The themes of this book went all the ways from friendships, to Flappers (of course), to interracial relationships (which was a big deal back in those days!). Word Count: 181 Words Part Two: Literary Analysis
He has amassed all of his wealth for one purpose: to impress Daisy Buchanan. He and Daisy had a romantic past before the war but while he was fighting for freedom in the army, she found a new lover. He began to think of ways to win her heart back and tried several things. He threw magnificent parties very often in the hopes that one day she would end up at one of them and he could have another chance with her. When he finally does win her heart back, he is almost disappointed in a way partly because the chase was over and partly because she had not lived up to the expectations he had created in his fantasies.
Women started to enter a variety of careers and new ways of living. During World War I, women took over men's jobs, and the traditional pompous clothes disappeared. After the war, the development of fashion was influenced by the new attitude of women. Chanel's Childhood Gabrielle Chanel was born in France, on August 19, 1883. The Chanel family did not have money, and they lived in a poor house in a narrow street.
Unfortunately, as life would have it after she graduated high school with a 4.0 gpa she quickly learned that it was all in vain, she was not able to attend a university because of her citizen status. My mother was forced to play the hand that god gave her. As life pummeled her with obstacles she continue to be carried on by her ambition. She now has earned a real estate license and a cosmetology license, all earned while working 2 jobs and raising 2 children. My mother raised me with the same mentality.