Last night I watched "Coco Avant Chanel".
I am not a fashionista and really didn't know much about Coco Chanel except that she was a clothing/hat designer and has perfume named after her.
The fact was, that she was fiercely independent, had a sense of style like no one else at the time and knew exactly what she wanted to do.
The movie stars Audrey Tautou (she also starred in "Amelie")
who is absoloutely elegant as Coco.
The movie is beautifully set in France, the colours and lighting are enchanting.
The costumes..... fantastique!
So if you haven't had a chance to see it yet, I highly recommend this story of one of the strongest and most influential women in the fashion industry.
I leave you with a few quotes from Ms Chanel....
“Fashion passes, style remains.”
“Nature gives you your face at twenty. Life shapes your face at thirty. But the face you have at fifty is the face you have earned.”