Monday, September 28, 2009

Coco Avant Chanel- Some Inspiration

Fashion followers vary in pretty much all fashion related aspects.  Some find Alexander McQueen  revolutionary while others just don't get it.  What was with those painted on lips for Fall 2009 anyways?  Some fashionistas embrace today's faded denim vests, white oxford shoes and shoulder padded blazers while others prefer to stick to the mainstream "playing it uber safe" staples of leggings, cardigan and a Longchamp bag (me!).  Some will only shop Chickdowntown while others regularly check the Forever 21 sale rack for some goodies.  But if there is one thing we all have in common, one bond that holds us together, one thread that keeps us united, it is our deep admiration and appreciation for Coco Chanel and her contribution to fashion today.  Her tweed suits, layered pearl necklaces and the infamous 2.55 bag still garner the attention of most fashion magazines.  Coco Chanel embodied the less is more approach with that oh so famous quote that I tell myself most days before I leave my place: "When accessorizing, always take off the last thing you put on."  I had the opportunity to go see "Coco Avant Chanel" and I gotta tell you- it was fabulous.  I am pretty sure that I was her in a past life.  I mean her love of stripes, her desire to only wear flats, never let her hair down and rock the menswear look.  Hell-o!  So me.  You can call me Gabrielle from now on, thankyouverymuch :)  Oh and here is some fun times Chanel inspiration below.  Oh and one a sidenote, Audrey Tautou was fabulous as Coco Garbielle Chanel in this movie. It is definitely a must see.  Enjoy! :)

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Stripe Top- Old Navy $10
Jacket- J. Crew $188
Necklace- Max & Chloe $60
Cardigan- American Eagle $40
Pencil Skirt- Max Studio $59
Tweed Vest- Madison Los Angeles $278