#A Christmas Stor y#Chanel #Beauty #SaksAtlanta #Shop #SaksFifth Ave #Atlanta #SaksBeauty #SaksStyle #Love #Happy Holidays! #Holiday #Memories Chanel No.5
~Little Smiling Smelly Melly!!~Chanel, my Love of a Lifetime!9:59 AMMelanie Woodroffe
A little on the leggy side then and now, I ended up growing to a tall 5'9"! I wore tights, in various colors, always matching my outfits all year 'round. I didn't care about the climate. I am still the same way today, if I want to wear something, I wear it. If I love something, I love it. I'm loyal.
In my teens, I modeled for print & runway, I worked in New York in both beauty & fashion and now, am a lifestyle writer, beauty & fashion being my favorite topics. I fell in love with beauty & fashion very early on in life, as you can see and love it with the same fervor to this day.
One Christmas, at the tender age of 5, I fell in love with Chanel.
Ask my Mother & she will tell you the story. My Father was in the AirForce and had just returned to the U.S. from a visit in Paris. He had purchased Chanel No. 5 for my Mother, her Birthday is the 18th of December & Christmas was just around the corner, it was probably expensive...but love has no price, right?
My Mother tells the story so much better than I, but I will give you a shorter version. It was on her dressing table, this beautiful amber-filled bottle with a glittering crystal stopper. I climbed up, pushing the chair sideways with my feet straddled & planted between the bed and the table.
At least, that is what I told her through the tears. She said she could smell Chanel No. 5 before I walked through the house, however, at the same time she smelled, was simultaneously, the same time I graced the door where she stood. We all know time changes thoughts & memories, but trust me, this woman remembers everything.
To this day, I swear I can remember her being slightly teary-eyed, yet she tells me each time that she wasn't upset or mad. I smiled at her as she bent down and merely asked me, in a quiet way. "Melly, what did you do?" And I said, "Mommy, I am wearing Channel 5."
She only lost a smidgen of the bottle that day and moved it out of my reach. I put on quite a bit for pure perfume & spilled a little on the lace on the dressing table, however, instead of washing my dress, she hung it in her closet as a sachet. And that, my friends, is where the life long love of Chanel Beaute began. Since that day, my Mother has called "Little Smiling Smelly Melly". She sings it. I love it.