The legendary Coco Chanel was famous for her style, her ability to define fashion moments, her unique perspective on life, her Parisenne apartment and her quotes!
Some of the most famous fashion statements ever written came from her.
One of our favouites is:
“Once you’ve dressed, and before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off”
Here at oceanj we like to think our collections help you make that decision….. the removing of, or adding of one item can transform your appearance, that’s why our carefully selected jewellery, scarves, bags, pashmina’s, pouches and accessories have been selected, to help make your outfit perfect.
Of course, things move on and fashion dictates what we wear to a much greater degree now. In Coco’s day the fashion world, and especially the couture world was driven by the words of designers such as Ms. Chanel and were almost rigid in their rules.
Todays fashion, and especially accessories are much more flexible, with matching necklaces, bracelets and earrings all making a fabulous statement when worn together or separately. Likewise, bags, pouches and purses are all designed to complement each other or be fabulous on their own.
Coco Channels statements are fascinating, and very much of their time, but we wonder if she would be thinking it was time to update some of her phrases.
We have taken the liberty of creating our own versions:
Coco: “Once you’ve dressed, and before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off”
Oceanj: “Once you’ve dressed, and before you leave the house, look in the mirror and make sure your accessories add that final touch of glamour”
Coco: “The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive”
Oceanj: “The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive, the next best are available at www.oceanj.co.uk”
Coco: “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different”
Oceanj: “In order to be irreplaceable one must always accessorise to suit each different occasion”
Coco: “Costume jewellery is not made to give women an aura of wealth but to make them beautiful”
Oceanj: “Costume jewellery is designed to allow everyone to be beautiful irrespective of status”
There we have it, a lighthearted play on famous quotes from a very famous lady. Here at oceanj we appreciate everything Coco did for the world of fashion, she opened the floodgates for women to be able to express themselves exactly as they wanted to. We like to think our collection of jewellery and accessories does exactly the same thing for you.