by Margaret Postgate Cole
by Margaret Postgate Cole
by VERONICA HOWARD
Born August 19, 1883, Coco Chanel is one of the most famous fashion designers ever. She is famous because she was the first to make very comfortable and elegant clothing for women. Before her designs became popular, women had to fit into very tight, uncomfortable dresses to be considered fashionable. Some of her unique ideas were developed in World War I. For example she designed the little black dress because of all the deaths in the War and the Spanish flu epidemic, which forced widows to go out in black. Also during the War she made her fashions with cheap material but made each design with the same piece of material to avoid any color variation. Because of ideas like these her business survived the war and she went on to greater fame. She died January 10, 1971.
Coco Chanel and I have some similarities as well as differences. One way we are different is that she grew up in an orphanage after her mother died her father left to go to America. When he came back he had remarried and had another child. When Coco was 18 she left the orphanage and never saw her father again. I did not go to an orphanage and I live in America not France. Another way we are different is that she does not like designing fashions on paper, unlike me. She prefered to design them on a mannequin. We are also similar in some ways. For example we both like to design women’s fashions. Another example is that we both have four letter nicknames. She got her nickname after a song she sang at a dance club. My nickname, Nica, is part of my given name Veronica.
Gentle • thoughtful• gentle soul • creative • artistic • a sweet girl• confident • observant • a good artist • gentle and kind • generous • interested • all smiles • kind • lots of ideas • artistic • quietly sweet • has a lot to say • sweet nature • very helpful and smart • #1 treasure collector • good team player • always full of smiles and sunbeams • quiet • sweet and diligent
Do you know what I’ll do on a star-filled night?
I’ll take a picter and give it to you.
Do you know what I’ll do when you sick?
I’ll make some tea and buy some flowers and give them to you.
Do you know what I’ll do when you’re sad?
I’ll play a happy song on the piano.
Do you know what I’ll do when you drive?
I’ll be quiet so you can concentrate.
Do you know what I’ll do when you’re stressed out?
I’ll give you a massage.
Do you know what I’ll do when it’s your birthday?
I’ll make a card and give it to you.
Do you know what I’ll do when you’re upset?
I’ll give you a hug and a kiss.