Classy and Fabulous

 

“A girl should be two things – classy and fabulous.” Perhaps the wisest words ever spoken, by perhaps the most pioneering, visionary, brave and fantastic inspiration of all, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. Today, she would have been 131 years young. To celebrate one of our foremost icons, we’re sharing our favorite photos of one Ms. Coco Chanel, and more of her wise words.

Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel
August 19, 1883 – January 10, 1971

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“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel

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“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.” – Coco Chanel

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“Fashion fades.  Only style remains the same.” – Coco Chanel

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“A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” – Coco Chanel

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“Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty.  It is not – it is the opposite of vulgarity.” – Coco Chanel

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“I am not young but I feel young. The day I feel old, I will go to bed and stay there. J’aime la vie! I feel that to live is a wonderful thing.” – Coco Chanel

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“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty. It is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.” – Coco Chanel

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 “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”