Happy birthday to one of the most important fashion designers of all time. Happy birthday to one of the most influential women ever. Happy birthday to an icon who’s essence remains timeless, who’s name and legacy will endure long after I’m gone.
Happy Birthday Coco Chanel! Born August 19th 1883, I wonder if she knew she would make such an impact on the world of fashion? Did she know we would still be talking about her today?
To celebrate Coco here are 10 of her most famous quotes:
In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.
Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.
Don’t spend time beating on a wall hoping to transform it into a door.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite which I would like.
A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.
Several years ago in Los Angeles I was on a shoot with a billionaire client who told me he could always tell if I had been in the room because I would leave behind just a hint of Chanel No. 5, in his mind the most feminine, elegant and timeless fragrance.
I think about that every time I smell No. 5 Maybe it’s time to start wearing Chanel No. 5 again, because honestly I could use a little elegance in my life…
Today would have been the 87th birthday of one of the most iconic women of all time, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
I have always loved her, her innate sense of style, her presence, and the glamour that her years with Ari Onassis implied.
Jackie and Aristotle Onassis
I have written about Jackie O before here. When I take the travelers on my Glam Italia Tours to Capri I take them to meet the man who made her sandals when she would visit the island, Aldo Schettino, so that they like me can buy Jackie O sandals. Read about it here.
Jackie and John John sitting outside Aldo’s sandal shop in Capri
To celebrate her birthday, here are some images of iconic Jackie O