In one of his many youth quotes, George Bernard Shaw mused, "Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children." But as we grow older we start to realize that youth isn't a state connected to the passage of time, but one connected to a feeling of timelessness. We may grow old, but we don't necessarily have to grow up. Sophia Loren perhaps said it best in one of her youth quotes: "There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age."
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Designer Coco Chanel was a bit of a woman of mystery, creating her own lore based as much out of fiction as fact. What is known is that at the age of 18 she went to work for a local tailor. She gained her name Coco during a stint as a cafe singer in World War I. During the 20s she became the first designer to create loose women's clothing from jersey, up until that time used for men's under garments, not exterior wear. In 1922, she launched her famed Chanel No. 5, then the cardigan jacket three years later and in 1926, the little black dress, which is still a staple of every woman's …
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