Just watched “Coco Before Chanel” the movie and LOVED IT!
The Elements of Coco’s Style:
- modernist philosophy and modesty
- elegant without the real expense
- forms taken from menswear
- great textiles
- sexy simplicity
- haute hats
- luxe but loose-fitting
She knew that every woman wants to look divine. She came from humble beginnings and created a fashion empire with hard work and no fear. She is an inspiration and I believe this movie depicted her well.
It turns out the goddess is in the details. Sometimes the smallest details make the biggest impact. I’m in awe of her achievements!
Some pearls of wisdom from Coco:
“Fashion is not simply a matter of clothes;
fashion is in the air, born upon the wind;
one intuits it… it comes from ideas,
“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”
“As long as you know men are like children, you know everything! “
“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.”
“Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.”
“Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.”
“Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.”
“Fashion fades, only style remains the same.”