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Today August 19th is the 133 anniversary of one of the most fabulous women from the 20th Century: Coco Chanel.

She was not only a great creator whose legacy continues to inspire designers, writers, bloggers, modern business entrepreneurs and fashion lovers. Coco was a strong woman committed to making a difference for herself and, for every other woman who wanted to make her dreams come true.

Coco was a brilliant entrepreneur who worked all her life to building an empire that is still very much alive.

Furthermore, some of us who embrace our femininity with true passion should always remember some of her words of wisdom daily. And those of us who have reinvented ourselves must take some of her wisdom to make our dreams come true, no matter what.

Think of Coco whenever you don’t “feel” like making yourself pretty! Think of her whenever you want to feel powerful! Keep reinventing yourself if what you have doesn’t fulfill you! Be yourself! Always authentic and true to your own singularity!

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Here are some of my Coco’s favorite quotes
“My life didn’t please me, so I created my life”
“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”
“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.”
“In order to be irreplaceable one, one must be different.”
” Fashion changes, but style endures.”
“Adornment, what a science! Beauty, what a weapon! Modesty, what elegance.”
” No one is young after forty, but one can be irresistible at any age.”
“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.”
“Look for the woman in the dress, if there’s no woman, there is no dress.”
“Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is a perfect harmony.”

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What is your favorite Coco Chanel quote?

Let me know!

 

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