Monday, July 5, 2010

Stained Vanity

I'm too afraid the "plastic" impression of fake hair on even nails would hurt my conscience. So I stick to lipstick. Its seductive tact suggests something like a statement. To think its history includes a law against it. You have to love it.

So... I charmed my favorite candy/cherry/orangy lipstick with an all too gorgeous birthday outfit (finally 18 YaY) that featured tight black leggings, a must have knit and an approving leopard print jersey once owned by the woman I call "mom". A cheap hair pin then took the duty of presenting the look all together

Friday, July 2, 2010

A few months ago I opt to read my first biography, of Coco Chanel, written by the prominently talented Axel Madsen. Not only did the book contribute to my Little knowledge of the French Revolution and the two world wars. It expressed mademoiselle Chanel's endemic opinion on EVERYTHING. Besides a few hundred words, I've also learnt plenty from the extraordinary woman...
Like that 1) "your character is who you are when you are alone"
              2) Dress hems should be cut longer at the back
              3) A fashion is for the masses
              4) Love overcomes us all, because "a woman that is not loved is a woman lost"

A convicted Gabrielle "coco" Chanel, whose initial fortunes were those of men, became associated with greats like Picasso. Her brilliance grew a huge empire contributing novel seasons that created comfort for women now resulting to grieve after the second world war.... expectations (things every woman should have like the LBD) and excuses, when making bogus jewellery more fashionable than the real thing, for the now financially deprived masses during the depression.

She created an ageless sense of subtleness in style " her name is enough to define a pair of shoes".