Wisdom from Golden Queens: Finding Yourself Through Fashion

Wisdom from Golden Queens: Finding Yourself Through Fashion

It has always been the way. I have always looked to the older and wiser for my inspiration. It seems their experience in the world is under celebrated when it should be prominent. We all have so much to learn, yet the lessons are already there. One thing I encounter far too often are wonderful humans with low self esteem, I too was one of them. However, it was upon discovering women who were unashamedly themselves that enabled e to change my thinking. Their quotes – mere words – had a potent affect on me. These words were drenched in their experience and their lust to live life in every second without compromise. They found a tool to enable this – that tool was style.

Here I share with you some of the quotes I held close for a long time until the words naturally applied to me…

Iris Apfel

When you don’t dress like everybody else, you don’t have to think like everybody else.

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Iris Apfel. Photograph from stylecaster.com

Jenny Kee

Be true to yourself and what you know you do well. Keep it small, Keep it beautiful, keep it honest

 

Jenny Kee. Photograph from celebrityextra.com.au
Jenny Kee. Photograph from celebrityextra.com.au

Coco Chanel

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.

 

Coco Chanel. Photo from thedollsfactory.com
Coco Chanel. Photo from thedollsfactory.com

Lauren Hutton

Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose.
Lauren Hutton. Photo from whatsnewworld.info
Lauren Hutton. Photo from whatsnewworld.info

Gianni Versace

Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.
Gianni Versace. Photo from christopheruveniodesign.blogspot.com
Gianni Versace. Photo from christopheruveniodesign.blogspot.com

Elsa Schiaparelli

Ninety percent are afraid of being conspicuous, and of what people will say. So they buy a gray suit. They should dare to be different.

Elsa Schiaperelli. Photo: Vogue From myfashionillustrations.wordpress.com
Elsa Schiaperelli. Photo: Vogue From myfashionillustrations.wordpress.com

Have you got some quotes you love? Share them with us in the comments below!

 

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