Thursday, February 25, 2010

Coco Chanel...

I cannot think of a better way to start my blog than to pay tribute to the one person who has inspired me the most, Coco Chanel. I saw her biography last year and was awe struck at her life story. Abandoned at a young age, she learned to sew at the Roman Catholic Orphanage she lived in from ages 12 -18. As an adult she began working as a cabaret singer and then found her way as a seamstress. She sewed and created from the streets to the runway with strength, determination and pure gumption (and with a little help from a few rich lovers).

She took French Fashion by storm taking women out of corsets and into jersey. She was constantly thinking out of the box, created the number one perfume to date and gave birth to the "little black dress" in need of something to wear to her lover's funeral. She had numerous affairs with many influential men, and when asked why she never married, it is said that there are many wives of famous men but only one Coco Chanel. Only one indeed.

Here are my favorite looks from Spring 10 which is only three weeks away!


  1. Congratulations! Love your first post. Nobody better than Chanel!:)

  2. Thanks Haydee and thanks to Happenstance for inspiring me!