1. Elegance is refusal
Say no to everything, even if you agree, just because it’s chic.
2. If you're born without wings, don't do anything to stop them from growing.
This either means that nature is not destiny, or that Chanel secretly had dreams of completing Da Vinci’s gliding wings and liberating women from the ground. It could be both. You decide.
3. Love solitude like a gift
Imagine Gabrielle Chanel alone in bed, wrapped in a blanket burrito and reposting a meme about not being able to adult today. You’re welcome.
4. Nothing replaces work; not titles, not nerve, not luck.
That’s just solid advice we can’t argue with.
5. Conquer your destiny, even if it means deliberately inventing certain moments
A ringing endorsement of “alternative facts” if we’ve ever heard one.
6. Make ease a companion, and instinct a guardian.
Follow your guts, whether they lead you to build one of the world’s most recognisable brands or simply to the frozen food section of the (preferably Chanel) supermarket.