, is the birthday of a woman who had a very
big impact on the fashion industry and left a
lasting mark on how to be classy and fabulous,
I wanted to share with you some of things said about her that pretty much says who coco is. I also want to share some of my all time favorite coco Chanel
who is Coco?
Among the key designers who made a bold and lasting impression on women's fashion in the twentieth century, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (1883–1971)
deserves special recognition.
The difficulties of her early life inspired her to pursue a radically different lifestyle, first on the stage, where she acquired the nickname "Coco," and then as a milliner.
A Style Icon
" Chanel's own lifestyle fueled her ideas of how modern women everywhere should look, act, and dress. Her own slim boyish figure and cropped hair became an ideal, as did her tanned skin, active lifestyle, and financial independence. Throughout her career, Chanel succeeded in packaging and marketing her own personal attitudes and style, making her a key arbiter of women's taste throughout the twentieth century."
Coco Chanel - Quotes
“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”
“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.”
“Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ”
“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.”
“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”
“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”
“If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.”
“A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future.”
“As long as you know men are like children, you know everything!”
“The best colour in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.”
“Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.”
“You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life.”
“I wanted to give a woman comfortable clothes that would flow with her body. A woman is closest to being naked when she is well-dressed.”
“Men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness.”
“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.”
“Fashion has two purposes: comfort and love. Beauty comes when fashion succeeds.”
“A beautiful dress may look beautiful on a hanger, but that means nothing. It must be seen on the shoulders, with the movement of the arms, the legs, and the waist.”
“Everyone marries the Duke of Westminster. There are a lot of duchesses, but only one Coco Chanel.”
“There is a time for work, and a time for love. That leaves no other time.”
These are a lot of quotes, i know haha, but i love them all ♥
I can't forget about the little
"All the famous innovations in fashion and design cannot outshine the fame of the single Chanel Little Black Dress. Coco Chanel introduced it in a time between the wars, when the bright colors, prints and heavy embroideries dominated the fashion."
Audrey Hepburn with LBD (Givenchy)
Fun fact: I played Coco Chanel in my English class project/party about the famous people in 1920s