Northern Women in Chanel

Nothing gets me more excited than tributes to my Scandinavian heritage. As a citizen of Norway, I love seeing the tiny country of only a handful of a million people in the spotlight. So, imagine my delight to find that not only are the beautiful women of Scandinavia being showcased–but in Chanel couture, nonetheless!

With unlimited access to Chanel’s archives, the duo shot close to 300 looks by the house in little over a year, including one-of-a-kind pieces dating back to the early 1920s. “We’re so close to nature here,” says Farago, who was inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s earthy heroines. “That strength and honesty makes for a graceful, down-to-earth kind of femininity.” source

This amazing 300+ page book called, “Northern Women in Chanel” will be released July 1 from Farago Publishing.

I can’t wait to have it in a place of honor on top of my stack of books on the coffee table! After pouring over the images, of course.

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  1. 06.09.2011 / 2:10 am

    Scandinavian women know how to work it–and in such a way that they make it look so…effortless. And that book sounds totally amazing. I'll add it to my must-get list for my dream library–Beauty and the Beast-style. Which in turn reminds me of that quote by Jorge Luis Borges: "I have always imagined heaven to be a kind of library.” ME TOO.

  2. 06.09.2011 / 5:21 am

    My grandfather on my mom's side was Scandanavian. Of course, it figures that my brother (not me) ended up with the white hair & blue eyes! I love the idea for this book & will definitely be checking it out!!

  3. 06.09.2011 / 5:31 am

    Thay are so beautiful! I didn't know you were Scandinavian! In each post I learn a little bit more about you 🙂

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  4. 06.09.2011 / 1:21 pm

    the 2nd photo is stunning!

  5. 06.12.2011 / 9:27 am

    Kristina… for many reasons, I am glad you posted this. I think part of what makes this country great is the diversity of all of those who live here. We can showcase this diversity by highlighting and promoting our heritage as you did here. This has really inspired a future blog post on my site. BTW, both models are stunning. (-:


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