Mademoiselle Coco Chanel’s Top Creations

There is no one as inspiring and driven as Coco Chanel. She lived in a time where men ruled the world. A time where men even dressed women. Women were forced into corsets that strained the female body and forced them to live difficult lives as their bodies were forced into the shape that men found appropriate. 

But, Coco Chanel had something else in mind. Her boyish body was not to be forced into a corset or thrown into restrictive clothing that limited a woman’s motion. She was not to be told what to do by a man. 

Coco Chanel overcame her troubled childhood and built a fashion empire from nothing. Simplicity and elegance where the keys to her brand. She took ideas and concepts from multiple sources and emerged them into her style. 

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In honour of Mademoiselle Coco Chanel’s birthday here are a few of Chanel’s most memorable and revolutionary creations:

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1. The Chanel Jacket

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2. The Little Black Dress

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3. The Stripped Shirt

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4. The Quilted Chanel Bag

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5. Chanel No 5 Perfume 

images “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.”

-Coco Chanel

 Remember to stick to your own style and create your own image. Your own style will always make you stand out while following trends will make you blend in. Don’t be afraid of trying something new. Coco Chanel was daring and took ideas from men’s clothing. When I can’t find a look I want in women’s clothing I sometimes turn to men’s clothes and mend the clothes a bit to fit my figure. People sometimes find this to be strange but it doesn’t effect me because they eventually start doing the same. 

 Happy Birthday Coco!

-Genie

Bright Bold Lipstick Colours with Cara Delevingne

Burberry_cara-delevingne-behind-the-scenesBold lipstick can be used to put your look together with minimal effort.

Here are some of my favourite lip colours featuring Cara Delevingne:

Cara-Delevingne-611. Neon Pink

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2. Coral

cara-delevingne-bright-lips-summer-trend-orange3. Orange

cara-delevingne-bright-lips-summer-trend-rose4. Florescent Red

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5. Dark Red

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Whenever you feel down, just pop on some bright lipstick. I don’t know why but often my lipstick colour tells my mood. The brighter the lipstick, the better my mood. 

-Genie

4 Ways to Dress up an Outfit with Edgy Jewelry

I’ve always had a fascination with jewelry that speaks for itself, the type of jewelry that normally is not seen on many. But when worn you know that all eyes are on you as you walk down the street. I love the feel it gives and the attitude it brings with it. 

Here are some edgy statement jewelry pieces that can add drama to any simple outfit:

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The Gold Choker

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Raw Crystals

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Body Chains

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The Skeleton Hand Piece

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Wear these pieces with simple outfits and let the jewelry do the talking. Don’t be afraid to stand out.

-Genie

Let’s Go Back to the Basics with Audrey Hepburn

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One woman revolutionized how fashion was seen at her time. 

At a time of blonde bombshells, Audrey Hepburn brought her own unique style to the world and changed the way we saw fashion. 

Here are a few of her key looks that are timeless and classic:

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The Classic Button Up

A simple white button up can be paired with a high-waisted skirt or with dress pants.

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The Little Black Dress

You can never go wrong with a little black dress. 

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All Black Everything

Black from head to toe with simple ballet flats. Pair with a hairband or scarf headwrap.

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High-waisted Shorts and Stripes

Pair high-waisted shorts with a simple crop top or a collared shirt that’s tied from the front.

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Just remember to keep it simple when in doubt. I hope this inspires you like how Audrey has dramatically inspired my style.

-Genie

Robin

 

No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.

We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.

(Dead Poets Society, 1989)

RIP Robin Williams