“Luxury is not the opposite of poverty; it is the opposite of vulgarity.”
Pearls and a little black dress. This duo will never go out of fashion and who can it remind us of, if not of the spectacular Coco Chanel?! Starting out as a hat maker, she quickly climbed the ladder of the society, brushing shoulders with the aristocrats and demimonde. Coco has been an inspiration and a fashion changer during her times, introducing the uncluttered simplicity of the designs, raising it to a totally new level of elegance. She remains to be a muse in our times and her classical designs will outlive many more centuries to come. This is how I see her and this is how I see every single cloth, or piece of jewelry, or perfume that carries her name. I have a special taste for outfits that can tell a story, or remind me of a certain person that I admire, or it’s simply a classical piece that endures the lapse of time. It’s just because the Classic – is the Feminine. It embellishes a woman’s features, it makes her beautiful, desirable, and somehow mysterious.
“The rarest things in the world, next to a spirit of discernment, are diamonds and pearls.”
( Jean de La Bruyère)
The pearls…these unique symbols of beauty and elegance, enchanted women along the history. They never stopped to impress us, they never were out of fashion, and they adorn any woman in a faithfully sophisticated way. Long known as the ‘Queen of Gems’ real pearls belonged once exclusively to the rich and powerful. The Romans and Egyptians loved pearls and used them as decorative items as far back as the 5th Century BC. Cleopatra is believed to have crushed a pearl into a glass of wine to prove to Marc Antony that she could give the most expensive dinner in history.