If there is a woman who has truly inspired the world with her way of life and action, it would be Coco Chanel. Known by the world for her iconic discoveries and work ethics, she is a true inspiration in any field of life.Despite being born in an era of chauvinistic society, the rebel at heart managed to leave a legacy behind in fashion. An iconic figure of the 21st Century, Coco was a passionate, rebellious, feisty and uncompromising. A woman leagues ahead of her time, here are reasons why Chanel would totally fit in today’s world:


“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud”

Just like anyone of us, Chanel didn’t realize her ambitions at first. Before venturing into fashion, Coco was a cabaret singer. Desiring to live a life of stardom, she fled to the town of Moulins in attempts to become successful. However, things did not work that way and she smartly realized it soon after. She didn’t lose hope, instead this experience allowed her to focus and realize exactly what she wanted in life.


“Gentleness doesn’t get work done, unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs”

Passion and relentlessness went hand in hand when Chanel spent endless hours working at the atelier. She detested Sundays as seamstresses had a day off. She willingly channeled her energy into her work and worshipped it whole-heartedly (Even if it meant re-stitching a shoulder twenty-seven times). It was perfection for her and nothing less. The only thing that fuelled her was passion.


“Keep your heels, head and standards high”

With modern-day wars blindly being waged by women on feminism, many have forgotten the meaning of the word altogether. A feminist at heart, she desired and managed to live life on her own terms with independence in a ‘man’s world’. At the same time she loved to be hard to get with men and enjoyed her feminine side with an element of mystery. She was complete in all aspects as human and defied notions or the way of life based on gender.


“A girl should be two things: Who and what she wants”

Despite having everything wired to the second, producing collections season after season, Chanel would always manage to create time for leisure pursuits. She would often indulge in horse riding, yachting, fly fishing and other activities. If a woman of such stamina could do it all and still be successful, why do we not give ourselves enough time? Think over it.