Friday, 1 July 2011

A girl called Gabrielle

Yay 20 followers! Let's face it, fashion inspired blogs are hardly thin on the ground and when I first started mine I was worried about whether my voice was loud enough to be heard in such a crowded and talented sphere of Internet-land. I could pretend that I'm some crazy fashion rain man who could tell you exactly what collections Yves Saint Laurent has done from 1970 and that I read Vogue like it's the Bible but the truth is I'm just a pretty average girl who likes fashion and vintage and random inspiration. So thanks for taking the time to check out my ramblings!

I thought I'd share one of the icons who first got me into fashion in the first place. Maybe a bit of a cliché but:

Not only did this woman have an amazing life, rising from being abandoned in an orphanage to the most powerful woman in fashion, she totally changed the fashion landscape for women forever.

Just chillin'
I love the simple elegance of her clothes and I'm glad that Karl Lagerfeld has kept a lot of her original aesthetic in his collections:
RTW 2011 (I want this coat! Such a beautiful wine red.)
Resort 2012

SS11 (Love the cut-out necklace)

Pre-fall 2010

"Fashion fades, only style remains the same" - Coco Chanel


  1. very cute! love it :)

  2. I LOVE Chanel -- then now always. xo style, she wrote

  3. ooh! I didn't know that she was an orphan, wow! She has great taste, for sure.

  4. Haha, I know what you mean. There's a struggle to get your voice out there in such a big group! But you can do it! :)

    And yay. Love looking at your inspiration. Chanel is one of mine as well.

  5. Congrats on the followers!

  6. Great post, Chanel amongst other such as Vionnet, Charles Frederick Worth were the pinnacle of fashion.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Hi dear! Lovely post!
    Thank you for your lovely comment! Would you like to follow each other? If so, just follow me and I'll follow you back!


  8. Absolutely love her! definitely a huge inspiration! both in fashion and in life! And i looove that black and white swimsuit!

  9. I love her as well. Her pieces are always so timeless and elegant. Definitely a great inspiration. :) Thanks for visiting my blog. xx

  10. I'm of course obsessed with Chanel. Everything is so classic and beautiful.
    xo Josie

  11. Thank you for commenting on my blog! Your support is greatly appreciated! I know what you mean about breaking in to the fashion blogging world! I am new to blogging too! There are so many wonderful fashion blogs, including yours! Chanel has beautiful clothes, however, I do not know about how she came about in the fashion world. Karl Lagerfeld has some amazing collections.
    -The BF Mashup

  12. Resort 2012..amaaaazing! Love it!

  13. Awesome choices! The red coat is absolutely gorgeous. Kinda makes me wish it were autumn already. Ah well, just more daydreaming. Congrats on 20 followers! Many more to come, I'm sure. ;)

  14. yes i feel the same way, know what you mean! Great post!

  15. I love Chanel. Nice blog. :)
    If you want, follow me and I'll follow you back. :))