Sunday, April 3, 2011
Coco Chanel, Red Lipstick, Pearls and Me
Blogger is having some issues--it will not recognize the need for paragraphs--sorry for the run-on wall of words. I'll be back to correct when the issue is resolved. Who says you can't resurrect an old love? I'm about to return to a fragrance from my past. I stopped wearing it years ago when I changed love interests. I could not smell it without stirring up intermingled scents and thoughts from yesteryear. I moved on and left Chanel #5 in the annals of my past. Blame it on Netflix and my French loving ways, but I've always loved all things Chanel. I feel at my best in a little black dress, with a strand or two of pearls and red lipstick. I admire the woman as well as the bold style path she blazed. Corsets be gone, a woman needs to breathe! She represented timeless style, not fashion of the moment. Coco Chanel gave women freedom of movement in their attire by cutting the corset strings. Style and pain were not companions in her world. Thank you, Coco! Born in 1883 she was the illegitimate daughter of a salesman. Her mother died when she was 12 and Coco spent the next six years in an orphanage where she learned to sew and earn her keep. Through tragedy she discovered her gift. Women of the world still adhere to her little black dress rule and dab a drop of two of Chanel perfume behind their ears when they desire to feel impeccably dressed. A few of my favorite Chanel quotes: A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. A women who doesn't wear perfume has no future. It is always better to be slightly under-dressed. Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants. In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. (My favorite) I will raise up my credit card and say, "This one is for Coco," when I purchase a bottle of Chanel #5. While I'm at the Chanel counter I may also walk away with a new tube of red lipstick.