One of my style icons is Coco Chanel. In fact, one of my women in business icons is Coco Chanel. The woman grew up with spinster aunts, in an orphanage, worked as a seamstress, opened a hat shop and created an empire. She borrowed money from a lover, repaid the loan and bought herself a Bentley. She cried when her lover didn't buy her jewels and when he bought her a tiara from Cartier, she cried some more because she thought it was a necklace and did not fit. Coco mixed her real jewelry with her brilliant costume jewelry and the rest is fashion history!