The Iconic..Coco Chanel

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

Clutch: Express

Accessories: Aldo

What’s The Tee?!

Shall we enter a staple of the modern, youthful wardrobe??!: the graphic tee…

Graphic tees make statements like, “I desire to fit in” or “I’m a part of subculture.” Your wardrobe should consist of a few graphic tees. Be fashionable yet make your statement conveying political sentiments, social desires, cultural tastes, branding, etc. What’s a better way to get a message out other than being a walking message.

I chose to make the statement that I am a fan of the hip hop culture by wearing a graphic tee with Christopher “Biggie Smalls” Wallace. By pairing with just boots, a cute little bag and accessories, Ive created a chic sexy stylish look for the culture. ✊🏾

The 22nd death anniversary of Biggie Smalls, the voice that influences a generation, just passed on March 9th. His legacy and music still lives on till this day.

What I Am Wearing:

Graphic Tee: Cotton On

Boots: Ego

Purse: Forever 21

Accessories: Forever 21

Look Good To Feel Good..

Its not just an old cliche, looking good can actually improve your mood and make you healthier…

You’d be surprised how a hot shower, a nice outfit, and a full face of makeup can make you feel a hundred times better when you’re under the weather. A few months ago, I caught the flu and was feeling down for what felt like an eternity. I’d finally had enough and decided to get out of bed to pamper myself with lashes, make up and a brand new outfit. It was the exact medicine I needed; my energy, confidence, and more importantly my health went up that day!

One organization dedicated to this philosophy is Look Good, Feel Better. Since 1989 they have worked with people who are battling cancer to encourage and inspire them. With the help of thousands of volunteers, they organize makeovers, workshops, and more to support women.

When I’m feeling down, it’s so tempting to give in to the cozy comfort of a pair of sweats, a Netflix series I haven’t binged yet, and some snacks I’ll have no guilt indulging in. But with so many responsibilities in a day, I usually don’t get my fill of relaxation. Sometimes a little makeover is exactly what it takes to get me feeling back to normal. 

What I Am Wearing:

Top: H&M

Bottom: H&M

Jeans Jacket: American Eagle ( cut & destroyed by me)

Shades: Express

Accessories: Aldo

Shoes: Ego

 

 

 

Look Good To Feel Good..