“Could just one skinny woman make an actual revolution? Yes, if this woman is – Coco Chanel”

Happy Birthday Coco!

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It is hardly possible to find in History a female figure, who was not a queen or a politician, but could make such a huge influence on human society as Coco Chanel has. I would call her “a leader of feminism in fashion” because she quite fast and easily liberated women from corsets, crinolines, long skirts and nonsensical underwear and successfully dressed them into very practical, comfortable, simple and elegant clothing. She, very harmoniously incorporated in woman’s fashion practically all elements of a traditional man’s costume.

Chanel was born in a poor house. After her mother’s death and father’s disappearance (Chanel was 12 years old) she spent five years in an orphanage where she worked hard, lived in an unheated dormitory, slept on an iron bedstead and ate watered-down porridge. When she closed this miserable and tragic page of her life she desired only one thing – never ever get back to poverty again. And she did not.

Coco Chanel possessed an extraordinary taste and fantastic charisma. She was incredibly stylish, extremely talented, madly ambitious, highly determined, bossy, tough, confident, bitchy and practically indifferent to moral or religious principles. She adored publicity and fame. Once she gained a circle of aristocracy and made the desirable connections she never lost them. She constantly extended and strengthened her position in high society. And this great talent of hers provided a long and brilliant professional career.

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Thank you, Bradford Public Library!

Taking down “The Historical Figures Of Canada” exhibit (July 31, 2015, Bradford).

Thank you, Bradford Public Library!

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“Spirit Of The Past” Doll Collection By Irina Gorelkina

Doll pair “The Sisters”

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Part 2. “The Sisters”. A Shepherdess Hat

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Created: July, 2015

Material: fimo, wire, fabric, raffia (raphia)

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“Spirit Of The Past” Doll Collection By Irina Gorelkina

Doll pair “The Sisters”

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Part 1. “The Sisters” Undergarments

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Created: July 2015

Dolls’ height:  20,3 cm; 25,3 cm

Material: fimo clay, wire, fabric

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“Skates” In The Summer Season…

A strange combination?

Not at all; since “Skates” is just the title to my doll pair,  

which is taking part in the beautiful “Summer Art and Gift Show”.

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The art show has been arranged by the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts.

It is taking place at the Collingwood Art Centre (Ontario) until July 26th, 2015.

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Exhibition in Bradford, Ontario

This is the main display case of the Bradford Public Library (Bradford, Ontario).

Thirty dolls from “The Historical Figures of Canada” doll collection by artist

Irina Gorelkina will be the guests of this beautiful display until July 8, 2015.

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This exhibition is taking place thanks to South Simcoe Arts Council and to the

Administration of the Bradford Public Library.

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