Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Chloe Pink™ salutes Coco Chanel during Women's History Month

There are so many reasons why I adore Chanel. Oh let me count the ways! My mom bought me my first bottle of Chanel No. 5 when I was in college. While I'm not much of a perfume enthusiast, the "5" is still amazing to me. Chanel also invented bell bottom jeans, the little black dress and the famous Chanel jacket and suit. She basically started the revolution of making women's clothes more comfortable and practical when she first plucked a bunch of extra stuff off the hat of a French actress. She then went on to get rid of corsets. She not only made fashion less restrictive for women, but her styles truly celebrated femininity.

But what I've been most
enthralled with Chanel as of late is the conviction she showed during her lifetime to be her very own person. In a world where girls are encouraged to be thin, look like models and actresses, not compete too hard against their peers, not outshine... Oy! Don't get me started! Besides I really must go get ready for an important meeting. And I think I'll turn my skinny jeans into a business suit by adding a tailored little jacket and a few strands of faux pearls. I think Coco would like that.

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  1. I would love to have Chloe Pink’s Coco Chanel cartoon on my gabigecko blog & link back to the site as I have seen on Francophilia.

  2. Let me know how to get you that artwork and link! Would love to.


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