piątek, 15 maja 2015

Noblesse oblige

The synonym of charm and elegance

 Many people consider her to be eternal queen of fashion. To me, personally she is a real heroine, a woman who I admire for her courage, outstanding achievements and noble qualities.

“Success is most often achieved by those who
don’t know that failure is inevitable.”

- Coco Chanel

Revolution in style of a woman

She came from nowhere and from illegitimate child, who reinvented her whole childhood; she became the queen of fashion, revolutionizing women’s style forever.

Her life motto was: 
“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”

Coco and her pearls 

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel became a legend in her time and never faded away. Her name came to mean emancipation as she turned the meaning of fashion upside down.  She invented sportswear for women, costume jewelry and little black dress. Gabrielle gave permission to women to wear trousers in order to feel more comfortable while riding a horse. 

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”
- Coco Chanel

New definition of fragrance

She was the first woman who had courage to replace floral scents with new, synthetic fragrances. The introduction of her perfume conquered the world of fragrances and became an icon. Gabrielle named her perfume Chanel No. 5, as number five was very special to her, signifying spirit and mystic meaning.  Marilyn Monroe used to say that Chanel No. 5 was the only thing she wore to bed.  

“Fashion changes, but style endures.”
- Coco Chanel

Her living room at Ritz hotel

She was known as extraordinary lady. In order to satisfy her appetite for luxury and fine furniture, she used to live in spacious residences with gardens. She even hired people to decorate her house from top to the bottom and fill the library with the books she should read.

“Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.”
- Coco Chanel

Little black dress

Despite having many love affairs, she became wed only to her business. Her work was her escape from reality and the past, and her triumph. Although she became an essence of new decade, she died at the age of eighty-eight as a rich woman, internationally known but very lonely.

“If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.”
- Coco Chanel

Always a real lady - the truth to her own

Source: photos come from my private book about Chanel

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