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Remembering Mademoiselle Coco

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Cu intarzierea, cat si cu scuzele de rigoare, a sosit momentul  in care ne gandim cu piosenie la Mademoiselle Coco si la antologica data a nasterii sale, 19 august. Si pentru ca La multi ani-urile sau alte clisee circumscrise acestei idei nu prezinta nicio relevanta, mai bine facem ocolul unor repere si amintiri care definesc esenta primei doamne din moda lumii.

Dar nu, nu o sa vorbim despre moda.  Pentru ca Gabrielle Chanel, ironic si nesperat, este dincolo de moda. Ne-a lasat tweed-ul, sacoul, costumul, poseta, parfumul, regulile, ideile, stilul, gustul, dar, mai departe de asta, ne-a lasat cu un anume soi de intelepciune care a circulat si s-a validat de la o generatie la alta. Asa ca astazi, la ceas de aniversare, facem un tur al celor mai memorabile lucruri/aforisme/filosofii rostite de eterna Coco. Acele citate care ne urmaresc o viata si inca le mai cautam sursa. Nu mai cautati, e aceeasi :)

“Nature gives you the face you have at 20. Life shapes the face you have at 30. But at 50 you get the face you deserve.”

“A fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion.”

“I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.”

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

“How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.”

“My friends, there are no friends.”

“I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little — if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.”

“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.”

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

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

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

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

“A woman is closest to being naked when she is well-dressed.”