Posts Tagged ‘Coco’

Channeling Chanel

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

For nearly a century, Coco Chanel has been synonymous with just about every piece of clothing that we consider stylish ~ lots of other items that perhaps, you have not even given a second thought!

You only have to take a peek inside your closet to see shadows of Chanel.  If you have a stash of jackets that you toss over jeans to help your class up your casual – that’s very Chanel.  Of course, it goes without saying that any black dress is the top branch of Chanel’s design family tree!

But did you know that Coco Chanel is responsible for actual pockets in clothing, bell-bottoms, twin sets, belted cardigans, drop waists, short dresses as evening wear, sportswear – yes, even sportswear as we know it, started at the House of Chanel.

And who could forget – accessories galore!!  Basically everything in your closet that has simple lines, skims over the body, is easy to move in, and is simple…so lots of jewelry can be worn without the worry of ever being overdone.

Here are some of my favorite Coco quotes on how Chanel put the Class in Classic!

“It’s always better to be slightly underdressed.”
Overdressing is the first cousin of trying too hard.  It is like shouting out loud that you don’t trust yourself or your clothes to “fit in.”

“All you have to do is subtract.”
Simplicity will forever be in style.  Take a look at yourself in a full length mirror before leaving the house to see what you look like both coming and going.  If it’s too much, take something off.

“One shouldn’t spend all one’s time dressing.  All one needs are two or three suits, as long as they and everything to go with them, are perfect.”
Every beautiful piece in your closet should go with every other fabulous piece.  After all, don’t you have better things to do than fret about fashion?

“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.”
This quote is not Coco’s, but Gore Vidal, who was expressing why Chanel was so perfect.   Coco embraced loving yourself first, dressing accordingly ~ as it will always show.
In honor of Chanel’s philosophy of Classy and Fabulous, I along, with my BFF, Mary Foley, have put together a Holiday Glam Event titled “Rock What You Got!” If you would like to hear more of “Wow! You look Beautiful!! at holiday events ~ or learn how to quickly change from your day look into holiday glam…without breaking the bank ~ and how to create your own sanity in the midst of holiday overload…then this fun and full of great tips workshop is the perfect way to add a little extra glam to your holidays and everydays!
Rock it out as we share:

5 ways to rock a Little Black Dress (or little black anything) using items you already have in your closet – or easily (and inexpensively) found in stores.
Why accessories are necessities and how to add pizzazz from head to toe.
How to insure that your hair “Do” doesn’t become a hair don’t!
Holiday makeup tips to accentuate all of your assets and limit any liabilities.
What every woman needs to do to keep her skin looking healthy & radiant during the holidays.
9 simple, powerful ways to reduce holiday stress and make them memorable and fun again!
How to confidently mingle at office parties and holiday events where you hardly know a soul.
Plus…wine, chocolate, dessert and lots of laughter!
If you live in the Richmond, Virginia area, we would love to have you join us on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 from 7 – 9 pm!!  Here are the fabulous Details and to sign up:  www.livingfabulousgirlpon.com
Beauty is easy…once you know the tricks!

 

Susie Galvez
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