Tomorrow would have been CoCo Chanel's birthday...so this post is dedicated to her...

Coco was born in 1883 in the South of France, with the name Gabrielle Boheur Chanel..Her mother died when she was little...but before her mother died she taught Coco how to sew...When Coco was just a little girl her father brought her to an orphange and just abanded her...and this is where she grew up and learned to sew even better...

As you can see Coco started with humble beginnings...She began designing hats and designed some of the most beautiful hats France had ever seen....She became famous for her hats which she sold out of a little boutique on 21 rue Cambon in France...

It wasnt until years later that Coco would design her famous bags and perfume...Most people when mentioning the name Coco Chanel always think of perfume..however Coco was directly responsible for the creation of the Little Black Dress..It was Coco who put this in the fashion pages forever....

Her perfume is one of the highest sold perfumes in the world and is still going strong...

Sadly her personal life never thrived..She never married nor had any children..I guess you could say she was married to her craft...She changed fashion in a way that her style still remains today...She is style...She is class...She is a role model for all of us..She was born with nothing and created an Empire...if that it not something then I do not know what its....

On that note...I would just like to say ...HAPPY BIRTHDAY COCO....you are an inspiration to me and to all the other Fashionista's out there....xoxomish

Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.-- Coco Chanel


  1. awesome post!! she is a legend! =)

  2. She is SUCH an icon. Great post. :)
    I read a biography on Chanel a year ago. I wish I could remember the name of it. It was a huge coffee table type book with lots of gorgeous photos. Apparently the only love of her life died before they could marry. Such a tragedy.

  3. What a wonderful tribute to the woman about town. Love this post! :)

  4. Gotta love Ms. Chanel =) I'm really excited for the movie about her to come out!

  5. Wow! What a great post! Thanks for sharing that story because I had no idea. ;-) What a great woman she was!

    xoxo, Shelly

  6. Lovely tribute, darling!
    That last quote is fantastic!


  7. I did a report about her in finance class. I love her. She is such an icon. Thanks for visiting my blog. You would love Mad Men. Don't forget to enter in my We Love Colors contest.

  8. She is such an inspiration. I saw 'coco avant chanel', and loved it. Her live was so turbulant and she made the most of it.

  9. Sigh. She is a timeless icon and her products will never go out of style. <3 Chanel

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