Saturday, July 23, 2005
Wake Me Up Before You Coco
Today LL, LC and I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to check out the Chanel exhibition. It was heavenly. The spirit of the House of Chanel was re-created in a presentation of iconic fashions from Coco to Lagerfeld. I will admit, upon entering the exhibit hall tears came to my eyes. I'm not sure why I got choked up, but I think it has something to do with my youth. On my 10th birthday my Grandma gave me a bottle of Chanel No. 5, she said, "Your double digits now and almost a woman." I've worn No. 5 ever since.
I thought we could all benefit from some Coco Chanel pearls of wisdom. Below are some of her most famous quotes (the last being my favorite):
I never wanted to weigh more heavily on a man than a bird.
There are people who have money and people who are rich
Fashion fades, only style remains the same
Elegance is refusal
A woman is closest to being naked when she is well dressed
I don't do fashion, I am fashion.
A women who doesn't wear perfume has no future