Coco Chanel

“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”

~ Coco Chanel

This describes Gabrielle “Coco Chanel” perfectly. She lived life on her terms. Having grown up in poverty, she built a life by using her skills and connections. Today her fashion brand is well known the world over. She popularized casual chic and her designs were meant to be worn without a corset.  She also designed the popular interlocked cc monogram that is associated with her brand since 1920. Her empire now boasts fashionable clothing, bags, perfumes, cosmetics and accessories.

“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” 
~ Coco Chanel

I believe that her brand did embody this thought. Everything about her brand was classy and elegant.

She was unapologetically unique. Despite all the controversy surrounding her love life and her alleged spy work, she tirelessly focused on doing what she wanted, when she wanted and did it the best way, she knew she could. There is something to admire about Coco Chanel. I love some of her quotes. She recreated her life the way she wanted it to be.

“I don’t care what you think of me. I don’t think of you at all.”

~ Coco Chanel

Featured Image by Laura Chouette on Unsplash

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