Fashion fades, only style remains the same. – Coco Chanel
Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel story is a classic rags-to-riches tale that’s now inspiration to us all. When her mother died, Chanel at age 12, was left in circumstances that can only be described as dire (think orphanages and extreme poverty). However, the placement in the orphanage may have been the best thing for Coco’s future because it is where she learned to sew. Pulling herself up from her bootstraps, Chanel worked as a seamstress by day and a cabaret singer/dancer by night.
Various twists of fate and personal connections helped Chanel launch a career that began modestly. She was a hat-maker and a boutique owner before becoming a bonafide fashion designer. And the rest, as they say, is history. Chanel brought us everything from pencil skirts and tweed suits to the cardigan jacket and menswear redesigned to flatter a woman’s body.
Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel story will forever be an inspiration to me. She took an unfortunate situation and turned it to a successful inspirational situation. I firmly believe that you can not have a testimony with a test first. When we are being tested it’s only because something greater is brewing for you. Dream big. Work hard. Never give up.
What I Am Wear:
Jumpsuit: Pretty Little Things
Chanel Inspired Brooch: Le Beaute Trinkets
Shoes: Ego Official