Coco Rules Life and Style according to Coco Chanelby Ormerod, Katherine; Melis, Carolina
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With her trademark acerbic wit and no-nonsense attitude, Coco Chanel has always been a wonderfully entertaining source on matters of life and style. Coco Rules gathers her words of wisdom on both fashion and empowerment and uses them to provide solutions to many of the style-based conundrums you might encounter, as well as inspiration on how to be the very best version of yourself - strong, fearless and confident - no matter what you wear.
Written by acclaimed fashion journalist Katherine Ormerod, each rule is accompanied by a bold and stylish illustration from Carolina Melis.
Table of Contents
Every colour in the rainbow suits you 8
You’re a one-off, quit trying to change yourself to look like someone else 12
Basics don’t have to be boring 16
A signature lip colour can lift your mood as well as your look 20
Take inspiration from the catwalk but make designer trends your own 24
Personal style doesn’t have a price tag 28
Sleek and chic, black will never go out of style 32
Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes 36
High heels are a good idea – but only if you can walk in them 40
Flaunt your flaws and you’ll always be unforgettable 44
Underplay the dress code, no matter what the occasion 48
It’s not just about the clothes 52
Accessories can make and break any outfit 56
Look outwards as well as inwards 60
Stuck in a style rut? Head to the salon 64
Ditch the expectations and the angst will go with them 68
Youth is only one measure of beauty 72
Think deeply, but laugh loudly too 76
There’s more to life than materialism (but you can still treat yourself) 78
There’s no such thing as new style 82
Everyone has the potential to fly 86
Fashion is more than the clothes we wear 90
Learn to live outside the box 94
Wear your ‘revenge wardrobe’ 365 days a year 98
Audacity and adventure are always attractive assets 102
Embrace the markers of your difference 106
Choose your scent wisely as it offers a lasting memory 110
If you can’t squat, don’t spend 114
Think big: never let other people’s ideas limit you 118
Wear clothes for living by your own rules 122
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