I love clothes.  I enjoy the way a good outfit makes me feel.  I love the process of getting dressed in the morning.  Picking an item.  Deciding on what emotion I am going for.  Figuring out my schedule.  Determining if that one article can work with all that I need to accomplish throughout my day.

I think about the items in my closet as though these inanimate objects have the ability to provide me with a new frame of mind.  Like the books that I read, I think of these items as having the potential to change me…somehow.

My sister (Myrnita) and I have both considered our closets in this way.  We each hold Coco Chanel in high esteem and think that she is the epitome of a WELL DRESSED WOMAN.  A Lady with a capital L!

There are a few quotes that I think of when I think of Madame Chanel:
1- “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory.”
2- “A good woman, with good shoes is never ugly.”
3- “There is a time for work and a time for love.  That leaves no other time.”

*Chu, Carol and Chang, Lulu – The Fashion Coloring Book
*Guinness, Lulu – Put on Your Pearls, Girls
*Karbo, Karen – The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World’s Most Elegant Woman
*Matthews, Elizabeth – Different Like Coco
*Picardie, Justine – Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life
*Thompson, Kay – Eloise: The Ultimate Edition
*Tierney, Tom – Chanel Fashion Review: Paper Dolls in Full Color

*Coco Chanel (2008) featuring Shirley MacLaine
*Coco Before Chanel (2009) featuring Audrey Tautou
*Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009) featuring Anna Mouglalis

I think that there must be a correlation between my religious beliefs and my belief in fashion as a way to change…


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