Apr 13, 2010

Coco Chanel

"Nothing goes out of fashion sooner than a long dress with a very low neck."

"Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress."

"Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions."

"Fashion is made to become unfashionable."

"My friends, there are no friends."

"Innovation! One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics.
 Tonight I watched Coco Before Chanel,
and I was inspired, to say the least.
Here was a woman, who took a risk.
She didn't care about what others 
thought about her.
She defied the odds and created
sport's jackets, the "little black dress," 
her famous perfume Chanel number five,
and looked to a better and brighter future.
Born an orphan, she could have easily settled
for what society was telling her to be and become.
She however, knew she could become better.
She would become one of the most
memorable designers in history.
She didn't back down and she
succeeded in following her dreams.
That is the woman I want to be.
That is the type of women we should strive to be.
Not a woman who gives up.
But a woman who succeeds,
makes a difference, 
who is fierce, original, and independent.
Sure, she can still fall in love.
She can start from scratch.
She can reach for the stars...

I want to be like Coco Chanel.

Do you?

Here's some ads of Chanel I love.
Here's a You Tube preview of the film.
Yes, it is in French and it is beautiful.
I loved the actors and the story.
Go rent and watch it- you'll be inspired.
Let's not forget the potential 
of what we can become.
Any age.
No matter the circumstances.
Follow your dreams.
Become a Coco Chanel.



  1. Chanel always create such beautiful images! xx

  2. Wonderful post, I need to see it! Beautiful images indeed.


  3. I absolutely adore Coco Chanel. She's the reason that I will always love the brand even if in the future it becomes wretched (which, thankfully, Karl Lagerfield is taking care NOT to do!). Every time I hear her story, I'm so inspired.

  4. Thank you for reminding me I need to see this movie! It played here for one night and I couldnt make it :O(

  5. I have been wanting to see this movie so bad. I just haven't had anytime! Maybe this weekend :)

  6. I can't wait to see this movie. I saw the Lifetime version of the Coco movie but I heard this one was better!! She was so inspirational with her words! I love the ads too!!! I want to someday own Chanel, can't wait for that day!

  7. love the photos and the quotes!
    great post hun!

  8. I think I need to see that movie!

  9. I do need to see this movie!
    I will order it from Netflix!
    You go girl!
    YOU can be EVERYTHING you dream to be!
    You are such a dreamer..and I love that about you!
    So much like ME at your age...
    and that will get you MANY places in life!
    Can you imagine NOT being a DREAMER!?

  10. she is such an inspiration!

  11. I adore Coco - she is hte epitome of classy. You MUST read the book "The Gospel According to Coco Chanel." It is absolutely amazing!! :)

  12. I haven't seen this film yet, but I watched the Coco Chanel movie that premiered on Lifetime a couple of years ago with Shirley McLaine as the older Chanel. I loved the story and how she never gave up. I really want to see this movie, too. My sister saw it and she loved it.

  13. I loved Coco Avant Chanel. It was such a good movie, and Chanel is such an inspiring woman!

  14. so inspirational!! lovely images! I hope you are having a nice week lady!! :)

  15. I think everyone wants to be Chanel! What a legacy she's left behind. We can only hope to influence others as she has! xoxo

  16. I love that movie. Chanel was such a strong, inspirational woman who pretty much changed the world with her ideas on fashion. Kind of amazing. We need more women like her these days! :)

  17. Such a beautiful inspirational post! I'm dying to see this movie but haven't find it on DVD yet here in China...Hope I will have a chance to see it in the summer when I'm back in Europe.

    Ps: Many thanks for placing my banner on your page! I added you to my blog roll ;-)

    Hope your week is lovely so far!

  18. Love all of the quotes
    There was a Chanel Quote that I had written down recently but I cant remember where I placed it.
    If I come across it Ill get back to you with it!
    Thanks for sharing

  19. Ahh lovely post. I love those beautiful ads, so timeless. This is a really great post and I too want to be a woman who doesn't give up or let the little things bother her.

    Mwa xx

  20. I love Chanel ads ..they speak volumes :)
    and ive to see that movie now ..

  21. Coco was/is a timeless icon!

  22. Such an amazing, inspiring Lady. We love Coco Chanel!
    Great post. Have a happy day. xo

  23. I love Coco Chanel, even until now Chanel oozes sophistication in every product and every ad.

  24. Hey my sister and I wanted to go see that movie when it came out...I don't quite remember what stopped us *hmm*
    I've always been fascinated by stories like such mainly because I want my life story to be similar;ending in success.

  25. Great blog post! Such an inspiration!! :0)

  26. aww such a gorgeous coco chanel post!!!! hope you have an incredible thursday and weekend! mwa x

  27. I love the smell of Coco ..Thanks for the info on the movie,something on my to do list :)

  28. Really cute. Not only was she amazing but I love that the film was in French. This looks really good and I've never seen it so I think I will now!

  29. Hey girl! I tagged you for a blog award! Go get it :)

  30. I definitely want to seeit... love these photos!

  31. I love Chanel. So, yes, I will gladly be Coco Chanel. ;)


  32. oh i must watch this. i remember learning about her in one of my fashion classes in high school and how i just immediately fell in love with her!

  33. wow - i have been wanting to see that movie! your post inspired me to watch is ASAP!! hope you are having a fabulous weekend!!


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