Monday, 29 July 2013

Coco Chanel - West meets East

I have to praise Coco Chanel for bringing smart tailoring to women. She is a massive style inspiration to me. She knew that tailoring would give women a sexy silhouette, cinched-in waists, shape, definition and classically timeless style.

I went to the Fashion Museum in Bath a couple of weeks ago and saw some amazing pieces. The exhibition was ‘50 dresses that changed the world’ and this was a favourite look of mine:

Coco Chanel
Coco Chanel
Black Wool Suit with White Blouse, Chanel – mid 1960’s

It also came with a quote from Coco herself: “Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.”

I love the elegance of this outfit, and how it’s so classical that it wouldn’t look out of place for a woman to wear it nowadays. Coco Chanel invented monochrome. Black tailored trousers and a blazer with a white shirt and bold accessories is such a strong, sexy look. I’ll fully admit that having an office job can be quite boring but I love being able to wear tailored, feminine outfits!

Cannes Film Festival
Emma Watson
I also have to include a picture of Emma Watson from this year’s Cannes Film Festival in her monochrome Chanel dress. She just looked so stunning. Emma Watson’s style always hits the mark.

Leah J x

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