June 29, 2009

Coco Avant Chanel

"How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but someone." -Chanel

Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel has been one of my idols pretty much since I learnt who she was. I could quote Chanel all day for she was an extremely talented woman with a brilliant mind. She was given the nickname Coco during her brief career as a cafe and concert singer and it stuck with her. She revolutionized women's wardrobes in the 1920's with her signature cardigan jacket in 1925 and, every girls staple, the Little Black Dress or LBD in 1926. She is also known for her perfume Chanel No. 5 which was created in a little town in the south of France called Grasse that I was lucky enough visit and even make my own perfume there. The movie trailer above is a new film made about the life of Chanel. It's in French, of course, but the hope is for it to show with English subtitles at a theater close by! Enjoy the sun today and I'll finish off with another quote from the extraordinary Coco Chanel.
Peace xox

"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” - Chanel

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