One of the most iconic and recognizable designers of the 20th and now 21st centuries is without a doubt, Coco Chanel. From her trademark suits to her signature fragrance, Chanel No. 5, the Chanel brand has come to symbolise timeless elegance and good taste. Modern women who want to embody these traits still turn to the Chanel brand for many of life’s important moments. In 2010 we celebrated one hundred years of Chanel fashions. This holiday season, you may want to consider giving the gift of enduring fashion that inspires women to break stereotypes and march to the beat of their own drum, just like Coco Chanel.
Coco Chanel the History
Coco Chanel came from humble beginnings, growing up in orphanages where she also learned to sew. She opened her first shop in Paris in 1910 selling hats and later expanded to clothing. Coco believed that women should be able to wear fashions that are comfortable and practical while still being beautiful and tasteful. She can almost singularly be credited for liberating women from corsets and other restrictive undergarments that were popular in her day.
She introduced tailoring and elements of men’s wear into women’s clothing, resulting in her famous collarless suit with tailored skirt combination. She also reinvented the black dress to change it from traditional mourning wear to chic evening wear.
Never Giving Up
She rose above personal scandal and public criticism to relaunch her brand in the 1970s, continuing to be true to herself and refusing to offer excuses for it. Because of this, she can be considered an inspiration for today’s multidimensional women who also navigate complicated career, relational and personal paths.
Today’s woman is complex, neither angel nor devil, but rather something in between and always one hundred percent herself. If you have a woman like this in your life, or maybe if you are one of these unique brands of ladies, you might want to consider a Chanel gift for the holiday season.
One classic Chanel gift comes from the skincare line. Glowing and radiant skin is always in style. The key to keeping skin youthful is to protect is from the sun and also keep it moisturised.
Chanel UV Essential multi-protection daily UV care with SPF 50. This product also shields skin from environmental pollutants while moisturising to fight against winter’s cold temperatures that can dry and crack delicate skin.
Fashion Sun Glasses
This next pick is perfect for the lady who wants to add a bit of movie star glamour into her life. In silver with an unexpected filigree design, this pair of glasses gives the wearer a little something special and dressed up for the holiday season. They also come in rose, black, and ice blue.
Gemstone Chanel Earrings
When it comes to jewelry, Chanel is always eye-catching and feminine. Perfect for the holiday season are the glittering Strass Bow Earrings. This sparkling duo is perfect for holiday parties or a winter stroll gazing at Christmas lights. The wearer will give off their own glow for sure.
Winter Hat By Chanel
Giving the gift of warmth in style is always a sure win! Wintertime affords ladies the opportunity to don those cute hats in warmer fabrics like knits, tweeds, and velvets. Here is a timeless pick in black tweed with flower embellishment that will surely last many a winter.
Enjoy, and happy shopping!