Last week, on August 19th, was Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel's birthday. Thanks to this fabulous and stylish lady, women around the world has a LBD(the little black dress) in her closet.
Mademoiselle Chanel in her early years, starting making hats and sold them to the rich and famous. Then, with the help of her friend Etienne Balsan, opened her first shop in Paris. And the rest, is history.
For me, Chanel is a fashion and style icon. With her innovations, she changed the world of fashion and the way women dressed. No more corsets or conventionnal ways of dressing for women. Halleluia!
As for jewelry, Chanel is the queen of costume jewelry. Thanks to her, women from every social status could wear nice jewelry that looked expensive. Glass beads and pearls for example, are my favorites.
What do you like about Coco Chanel? Let me know.
Jewelry designer and fashion stylist