19 August 1883 is the most stylish date in history. On this day a designer, no a trailblazer was born. Her name was Coco Chanel. The woman who gave us the little black dress, the woman who “freed” us from tight, restrictive clothes and the woman who saw style in everything around her.
Every fashionista worth her rock salt loves her for she was (is) a style icon like no other but for me she is much more than her Chanel brand. She was a person who was determined to rise above her less-than-perfect childhood, a woman who was not afraid to tread on her own path and a lady who gave birth to style.
Here are some of my favourite quotes from Coco Chanel.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
You live but once; you might as well be amusing.
I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.
Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.