Browsing through fashion icon because i need to find an important speech in fashion field but i fail, end up my attention is caught by COCO CHANEL. Behind that designer Chanel bag is the legend herself! Named as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century, legendary designer Coco Chanel was a pioneer in the world of fashion. Her kind of fashion was inspired by menswear and she believed in simple yet highly expensive designs.


Little biography of her.
Coco Chanel was born in France in 1883 and grew up in an arphanage. Life wasn't easy for her, but she followed her dreams of becoming a clothing designer. " She couldn't afford the fashionable clothes of the period so she rejected them and made her own" ( Time magazine) Her first designer item to publicly known for was her little black dress. She designed this dress using a jersey fabric which was, for its time, stunning. She used pearls, jewels, and lace to turn an ordinary item of clothing into an extraordinary piece of art.

7 things that you should know about COCO CHANEL.
1. SHE LOVED POCKETS
Coco Chanel was so enchanted with pockets that this would prove to be the main focus of her designs in handbags for women! Time to add those extra pockets!

2. IT STARTED AS A HOBBY
Chanel started her career by designing hats which later became a bit hit with aristocratic Parisians. It was her innovative and fancy hat designs that got her attention. Maybe it’s time you turned your hobby into a career!

3. HOSIERY TO HIGH FASHION
Did you know that before she became a fashion legend, Coco Chanel used to work as a clerk in a small hosiery shop? Legends do start small! From humble beginnings to grandeur!

4. SUN TAN WAS STARTED BY HER
If you thought tanning became fashionable by accident, think again! It was Coco Chanel who made it seems fashionable when she got burnt by sun rays way back in 1923 on a cruise towards Cannes! It sure is all in the attitude!

5. HOTEL RITZ WAS HER HOME
For more than 30 years Coco Chanel made the mighty hotel Ritz in Paris her home! It was rumored that German officer Dincklage (with whom she was having an affair) made arrangements for her to stay in the hotel!

6. 5 WAS HER FAVORITE NUMBER
Maybe there was something special in the number 5 - enough to have Coco Chanel superstitious and in awe of it. Chanel No. 5 was introduced on 5th May 1921! No coincidence this!

7. SHE NEVER GOT MARRIED
Coco Chanel might have dated and had affairs with plenty of men but she never got married. Maybe she thought it would take away from her dedication to fashion world.

One of her many quotes.
"A women who doesn't wear perfume has no future." has astounded me.


PS: This post mainly refer from one perspective website, SORRY no offence as i just wanna to share!^^