Coco Chanel

Of course, it doesn't lessen the extreme sadness of his death, if anything his scandals make him seem a little more human and a little less ethereal.
Eva Maria Hatschek not only wore custom made pieces by her seamstresses, but she had a vast collection of couture created by Yves Saint Laurent, Hubert de Givenchy and Coco Chanel. Incredibly, Mrs Hatchek wore most pieces once only or not at all.
Ahead of her time in not just her dress sense, she lived an unconventional life with a string of admirers including the Duke of Westminster. Though she came from humble beginnings, she counted Salvador Dali, Winston Churchill, Elizabeth Taylor and a host of celebrities and socialites among her friends.
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Chanel has always been synonymous with style. Credited with liberating women from the constraints of the corset, the luxury
Dressing well however is something I do for me just as much as I do for third the parties I meet. It just makes me feel more confident, shallow you may say (and I can't disagree) but we all have our own ways of making life work for us.
Stylish women aren't those who slavishly follow fashion, and wouldn't be seen sporting the latest trends. On the contrary, they are women who knows what suits them, and opt for fashion that wills stand the test of time.
"To be irreplaceable, one must always be different", said Coco Chanel. But with the current vogue for 'reality dressing' being played out on the streets and down the catwalks, it seems that it's 'indifference' which is the order of the day.
"Fashion is only the attempt to realise art in living forms and social intercourse," said Coco Chanel. This season, lets embrace the trend but do it in a socially responsible way. And stop citing Rembrandt at the dinner table.
In recent years there has been a rise in short wedding dresses on bridal catwalks. You might have noticed them in magazines, on royals such as the new princess of Luxembourg, and you might also have attended a friend's wedding where she opted for a short wedding dress. This has led some to believe that it is a new 'trend'.