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Oh Saturday Morning and Coco Chanel

10 May 2013

It's a lazy Saturday morning for me and I don't plan to leave my bed before 2pm. It is a well deserved sabbatical. I have been filling my morning with Organo Gold Latte Coffee--which has been assisting my weight-loss among other things--and watching any and everything that I can get on Coco Chanel's life.

I am starting off with Coco Chanel an Igor Stravinsky and I will end with Coco Avant Chanel. I just love these stories about her. Despite her blustering personality, Coco was a force to be reckoned with. She didn't talk a game, she was the game.

There was something remarkably striking about Ms. Chanel. Her fashion house was her life. But she also loved a few men. None more than Boy Capel boy she did love them and they her.  Her visionary designs were ground-breaking and her drive catapulted her not once, but twice to the top. She was also the first designer to ever have a designer fragrance for which she oversaw the creation, from start to finish. Chanel No. 5 was created in 1921.

Coco had much input into her fashion brand up until her death in 1971 and I feel that she was one of the last great 20th century designers, along with Dior (40s), Vionnet (10s-20s), Schiaperelli (20s-30s), and Ferragamo (60s). Her career spanned 60 years and her name is still synonymous with elegance, classic Parisian chic with a bit of forward thinking modernity. Karl Lagerfeld, I feel is upholding her image even when his design are a bit out there.

One of these days, I will own a Chanel  designer piece. But at the moment I am just letting her timeless elegance inspire my F/W 2013-14 collection.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

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