“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” – Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel
Coco Chanel is one of my fashion icons. I love the elegant yet livable clothing she designed, including the little black dress and women’s suits. My strands of fake pearls worn all at once with a black knit sweater and skirt are my homage to her style. I don’t own a Chanel suit but fantasize about finding one in a a Paris flea market. In the meantime, an occasional spray of Chanel No. 5 will have to do.
I really like this portrait of Mademoiselle Chanel; she’s so elegant. I always think of her clothing as black and cream, but as some of the photos below illustrate, she did use prints and color. The last photograph is a photograph inside her apartment in the Ritz Hotel in Paris. My sweetie and I couldn’t even get in the door without a white-gloved “non” from the security person.