It’s been a while since I blogged, but I have a really good excuse: I was working, and I was doing some research for this post. You see, I’ve recently become obsessed with Chanel. Not because owning a Chanel tweed suit is the ultimate sign of “making it” or because the brand is synonymous with class and refinement. But because Miss Coco was the ultimate rule-breaker.
You see, I have a little soft spot for breaking rules. I broke quite a few of them as a teenager in school, and I still try to break a few here and there when I can. Mainly, I like to get away from the “this is how it’s always done” when it comes to weddings.
Gabrielle Chanel was a classic rebel. She wore pants when it was considered indecent, refused to wear a corset when it was the only underwear deemed acceptable for women. You probably don’t even know it, but your closet most likely has at least one item that’s a gift from Chanel to the modern woman. Among the thousands of styles she created, her most famous “inventions” are:
1- The striped sweater/t-shirt
2- Men’s hats for women
3- Pearls with a front-closing clasp, and
4- The Little Black Dress
So today’s post goes out to all of you who would like to go ahead and do something a little different for your wedding. An all-black wedding? Why not. A non-traditional schedule with cocktails before the ceremony? Go for it! And remember: If it’s uniquely you, it will most certainly be memorable.