“You will not have a second chance to make a first impression”
Coco Chanel is a legend of the 20th century, which not only created its own fashionable empire, but even after its death, continues to be an inspiration to many people. Films and books are written about her, and her classic tweed costume remains one of the most desirable things for millions of women. She brought to the women’s fashion innovations such as a little black dress and tan, and left a large number of quotes and aphorisms that perfectly characterize Gabrielle Boner Chanel herself.
“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”
“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty. Life shapes the face you have at thirty. But at fifty you get the face you deserve.”
“I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little—if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.
“I don’t do fashion, I am fashion.”
“Adornment, what a science! Beauty, what a weapon! Modesty, what elegance!”
“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.”
“A women who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.”
“A woman is closest to being naked when she is well dressed.”“If a woman is well shod, then she is well dressed!”
“If a man talks bad about all women, it usually means he was burned by one woman.”
“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”
“The best things in life are free. The second best things are very, very expensive.”
“It is unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure.
“A style does not go out of style as long as it adapts itself to its period. When there is an incompatibility between the style and a certain state of mind, it is never the style that triumphs.”
“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.”
“Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.”
“Those who create are rare; those who cannot are numerous. Therefore, the latter are stronger”.
“Great loves too must be endured.”
“Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.”