Bon anniversaire, Gabrielle Coco Chanel!

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In honour to celebrate the designer’s birthday let us take a walk down memory lane… Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel spent her summer months in the resort town of Deauville. In 1920 she began creating unrestrictive jersey pieces, pearls later became the classic motif along with the little black dress. The house of Chanel is more than 100 years old; Coco Chanel defined womanhood with her eponymous brand. Did you know Coco Chanel first introduced the original Breton striped shirt in 1917 for non-members of the French Navy?

In 1970, in collaboration with perfumer Henri Robert, Chanel created her last fragrance a year before her passing, she named this NO 19 after her birthday. Almost fifty years since, it is one her most iconic fragrances, No 19 Eau De Parfum is sophisticated with its floral-woody-green aroma. Chanel evokes a myriad of beauty classics so below are a few top beauty tips for the woman who is following Chanel’s legacy.

Top beauty tip: Coco Chanel once said, “I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – it’s only out of politeness”. Online beauty buy: Try Chanel Sublime De Chanel Infinite Length And Curl Mascara £25, it contains 360 flexible fibers to add length to lashes.

Top beauty tip: “A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future”. Online beauty buy: Chanel No 19 Eau De Parfum Spray £49, is a timeless classic with its blend of florals and moss.

Top beauty tip: “Simplicity is the key note of all true elegance”. With makeup Coco went for neutral tones for an effortless, classy finish. Online beauty buy: Becca Ombre Nudes Eye Palette £34, has a range of neutral tones which will contour and highlight the eyes.

Despite being a fashion icon she was a woman of wise words. Her quotes about fashion, beauty, and love have been reprinted time and time again.

The Gospel according to the style empress:

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous”.

“All men are children, if you understand that, a woman understands everything”.

“ You live but once; you might as well be amusing”.

“I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all”.

“The best things in life are free. The second best things are very, very expensive.”

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