The camellia, a flower of stark simplicity and pure white, could not fail to charm Mademoiselle Chanel. It formed part of her private world: [in her apartment] scattered on Coromandel screens, it also appears in chandeliers or in bouquets with rock-crystal.
Prior to being the flower associated with demimondaines or dandies, the camellia symbolized purity and longevity in Asia. Gabrielle [Coco] Chanel made it a symbol of her designs, featuring it here and there in every item of a woman’s wardrobe.” ~ quoted from Chanel News
Chanel Brooches from the Cruise 2011/2012 Collection
|Black & White Satin Camellia Brooch
|Blue Lacquered Tweed Brooch|
|Black, White & Navy Silk Lacquered Fabric Camellia Bouquet Brooch|
|Lambskin Camellia Brooch with Signature Gold Petal|
Bravoe Runway says
I really like this! The way the Chanel Camellia brooch is made is simple and elegant. The ones I see copied with the overly included petals just look gaudy!
My Thirty Spot says
I have to agree with you 100%! My only problem is I would not know which one to choose because I am in love with each and every one! I find them just so elegant and feminine.
marie Jourdan says
How to order the white and black camelia from the spring collection 2011 2012
Erin Kennedy says
Since it has been so long, the only place would be maybe ebay.