Sunday, 19 August 2018

Beauty, what a weapon!









"Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress."

"Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions."

"A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future."

"How many cares one loses when one decides not to be 'something' but to be 'someone'."

"Adornment, what a science! Beauty, what a weapon! Modesty, what elegance!"

"Fashion is made to become unfashionable."


Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel (19th August 1883 – 10th January 1971)

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  1. her designs are still classic, elegant, and timeless.

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  2. Love how Coco Chanel created the chic little black dress, an essential in every woman's wardrobe, and made the Breton black and white horizontal striped top an iconic part of the French look. Too bad the mimes also embraced the striped tops and made it a part of their uniforms. But at least you know it's a Frenchman wearing those stripes, with or without the mime make up and black beret...

    Love Chanel No 5...one of my fave scents in the whole world!

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    1. She may have been a very unpleasant individual (flirtations with Nazism, anti-semitism and homophobia), but heavens! - her fashions (and perfume) have stood the test of time... Jx

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    2. This is why I love Chanel No 5. It smells great and it doesn't belong to Coco Chanel! I love how Coco, pre WWII, agreed to license her name for 10% of profits to the Wertheimers, the perfume makers to make Chanel No 5. And when sales went through the roof, Coco tried to screw over Wertheimers, even going as far as using her Nazi allies to try and steal the Wertheimers' company, since they were Jews and Nazis occupying France declared Jews couldn't own property. But the Wertheimers planned for Coco's betrayal and the Nazi oppression and turned over their company to a Christian proxy, who kept the company going. Even after WWII was over, Coco tried to sue and ruin the Wertheimers worldwide successful Chanel No 5. She eventually had to settle, as her Nazi past and whoring ways would've destroyed her company and damage the perfume's sales. Unfortunately for the greedy, racist whore, she now had to settle for only 2% of profits instead of owning 10% pre WWII. She made millions of licensing her name, but it was a hell of lot less than she would've gotten if she hadn't been such a c*nt!

      So everytime I smell Chanel No 5, I smile because I love the scent, and I laugh because that racist skank lost out in her evil plans and the good guys outsmarted her and won! In the end, after going onto exile with her Nazi lover, Coco had to swallow her pride and approach the Wertheimers to get back into the fashion industry. Coco Chanel had to sell her name to the Wertheimers, who own Chanel to this very day!

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    3. Brilliant businessmen - and proof, if any were needed, that the ancien régime will always prevail in the end against the "young pretenders"... Jx

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  3. Not a nice person but when you come from the gutter you don't make it to the top by being nice !

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    1. I think the word "formidable" was invented for her! Jx

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    2. I love how Coco slept her way to the top--banging the right people for resources and access to become top of her field in fashion. What an inspiration!

      If I had applied a little more effort, I could've been the next Kevin Federline, Nick Cannon, or one of Jennifer Lopez's many ex-husbands...

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    3. ...or Stormy Daniels, perhaps. Jx

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