Jessica McConnell

Posts Tagged ‘Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’

Just a Little Thought…

In Diary, fashion on October 25, 2009 at 9:19 pm


This past year I’ve been interested in Marilyn Monroe: not so much as an actress but the idea of her and what it actually meant to be her.

I remembered a quote tonight from Miss Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel that not only conjured up the image of Marilyn herself, but evoked many other things about our society and how fashion truly makes any girl or woman feel beautiful.

So enjoy it, because I can’t think of any other quote that sums up my views of these two women or how women today should feel. Not just because of fashion but because of themselves….

“A girl should be two things: Classy and Fabulous” – Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel holiday--large-msg-123613316757


Coco Before Chanel

In fashion, Movies on August 15, 2009 at 12:26 am

September IS big this month, not just with the size of Vogue or cozy fall sweaters we wrap ourselves up in. No, this September is also the release month of ‘Coco Before Chanel’, the film starring Audrey Tautou. (Think Amelie, A Very Long Engagement)


The film was released in other countries back in April and has since been nagging at my conscience. Audrey Tautou is amazingly talented, one of my favorite modern day actresses, and a perfect choice for this role. Luckily for me, I will be in New York at this time and you can certainly expect an update on my reaction.

September 25, New York and Los Angeles.  coco_before-chanel-535x356

You cannot pass up a film that chronicles the early years of one of the most famous, iconic women not just in fashion but also in history, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel.