Okay, really not much more to add with that quote! ;-)
I believe the quote I chose from her, really sums up all that I find inspirational about Coco Chanel....
she consistently reinvented herself, women's clothing styles and created a life that pleased her. Fashion designer Coco Chanel was born Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel on August 19, 1883, in Saumur, France. From her reinvention of a man's jersey, which changed the world of fashion, to the legendary "little black dress", to the Iconic Chanel suit and two-tone Chanel pump,Coco Chanel created a world of luxury and comfort. To this day, her view of life has pleased and inspired millions of women around the world. And, she didn't stop there - she was also the first designer to lend her name to a perfume, Chanel No.5.
I've included a short video about Coco Chanel from Biography.com