Sunday, 22 September 2013

Coco Chanel and wise words

One of my all time idols is Coco Chanel. Everything about the lady, and her brand Chanel, just screams composure, elegance and intelligence. I adore Chanel makeup and fragrances, I go weak at the knees at the sight of those interlocking Cs we have all come to know and love so well, or when I see that distinctive monochrome or padded bag, my heart melts. I very much respect everything that she achieved during a particularly constrictive time.

I love Chanel's quotes, and I take something from almost every one. The thing with inspiring quotes is that you can read as many as you want, but unless they strike a chord in you, they will just fall flat. Some of my favourite quotes include:

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” 

“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” 

“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” 

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

“Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ” 

“Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.” 

“I don't care what you think about me. I don't think about you at all.”

“If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.” 

“I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.” 

“There are people who have money and people who are rich.” 

“There is time for work, and time for love. That leaves no other time.” 

I don't know if any of these quotes will have an impact in you, but I really hope they do. She has many quotes and they have all been well publicised, but I find that it's the shorter ones that stick with me and pop into my head at various intervals. 

Are there any fashion/beauty inspired quotes that are stuck in your head? 


1 comment

  1. I loved that you gave us a collection of Coco Chanel's quotes great to see so many in one place! Every single one struck a cord in me :) xx


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