She stood on the cold orphanage steps, her 12 years wrapped in a solitary bundle. The tears from her mother’s funeral not yet dry and the drunken stench of her father’s farewell still warm on her cheeks. At that moment, shivering in her thin tattered coat, Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel decided that this would not be her life. Within her possession was a sepia photograph of her mother and this inspirational print became her only comfort.
‘My life didn’t please me, so I created my life.’ [Coco Chanel]
Having learnt the humble skills of a seamstress under the tutelage of the nuns at the convent orphanage, the seeds of a legacy and a success story were born. A milliners store gave rise to trademark fashion items - a little black dress, a quilted bag, an iconic suit, and a perfume that made Coco Chanel the inspiration the world has never grown tired of.
Her secret for success has been bottled. The essence of Chanel N◦5 is way more than ‘sugar and spice and all things nice;’ it is the scent of an ambitious woman who made her mark in a world dominated by men. That spirit has now been translated into inspirational art prints and can epitomize what your dreams are made of.
‘If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.’ [Coco Chanel]
Coco Chanel’s courageous fortitude and gutsy determination were reflected by one binding life principle – she let no-one dictate what she couldn’t do. Instead of being restricted and confined by societal norms and narrow-minded boundaries, Coco Chanel redefined them. Her innate womanly strength and sophisticated femininity were a powerful combination that demanded an audience. This is the unique essence of womanhood and the reason why the Coco Blooms inspirational art needs to hang on your wall.
‘The best color in the world is the one that looks good on you.’ [Coco Chanel]
In our opinion, that colour is pink.
The power of pink, bound up in an elegant and sensual fragrance, is timeless and persuasive. It is empowering and epitomizes passion and dedication. And no matter how you decide to conquer the world, a girl always likes to feel pretty as she embarks on her personal mission of success to make her mark.
Pink is the way to go.
And of course, pretty powerful in pink should always come with a scent. After all, Coco’s warning that a ‘woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future’ must be heeded! We believe you should go a step further. Besides the perfume bottle on your dressing table, hang it on your wall, above your bed, as inspirational art.
‘A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.’ [Coco Chanel]
What good advice! At Inktuitive we have decided that a girl needs to be reminded of these two things daily and therefore needs the Coco Blooms inspirational art print in her space. From there, the seeds of your legacy and success story will begin to grow.
Evocative and inspirational art prints can serve as the driving force to creating your own life and not letting anything prevent you from growing wings.