Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Oscar Wilde

Ah! The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analysed, women...merely adored.

William Shakespeare

Doing, in the figure of a lamb, the feats of a lion.

Ambrose Bierce

Belladonna, n.
In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison.

Charles Reade

Beauty is a power, a smile it's sword.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

You do not know her, but she has a soul of steel. She has the force of the most beautiful of women, and the mind of the most resolute of men.

Ayn Rand

The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Dita von Teese

Why do we have to have a reason to dress up or to be glamorous or to have fun? Why do we have to have a reason for it? I hate it when people ask me why. Why not?

Frank Ocean

Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise.

Friday, December 26, 2014


It is better to stay silent, and have the world think you a fool,
than to open your mouth, and remove all doubt.

I cannot stress this enough. In the modern world, it is considered the norm to gab away to uninterested audiences, and sooner or later you are bound to put your foot in your mouth. So please: learn to think before you speak. You may offend someone, or hurt their feelings.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Just a Thought

Who, in your life, comes to mind when you think of a lady? Make a list. Then, reviewing that list, ask yourself:
Why is this person on my list? What qualifies her as a lady? What does she do that I can do? What does she do that I should avoid?
It is a valuable learning lesson. It only takes a few minutes. And any lady, if asked, could produce a list of women (fictional, celebrity, or personal aquaintances) that they view as exemplary.


Monday, December 15, 2014

G. Armani

Elegance is not about being noticed, it's about being remembered.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Role model

Data von Teese. A lady through and through. If you don't know her- learn.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

How to feel sexy

Check out Seduction Queen Dita von Teese's advice on how to feel sexy all the time, every day, Here.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Ogden Nash

I have an idea that the phrase "the weaker sex" was coined by some woman to disarm the man she was preparing to overwhelm.

Marcus Garvey

If you have no confidence in self you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence you have won even before you have started.


It's wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.

Irving Berlin

A man chases a girl {until she catches him}.

Ingrid Bergman

One is never too old for romance.


A host is like a general: misfortunes often reveal (her) genius.

Lord Chesterfield

Take the tone of the company that you are in.

Richard Baxter

In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity.

Cindy Crawford

Even I don't wake up looking like Cindy Crawford.

Charlotte Whitton

Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good.

Rudyard Kipling

The female of the species is more deadly than the male.

Jean Racine

She floats, she hesitates; in a word, she's a woman.

John Dryden

She knows her man, and when you rant and swear,
Can draw you to her with a single hair.

Simone de Beauvoir

One is not born a woman: one becomes one.

Oscar de la Renta

Walk like you have three men walking behind you.

Just a thought

Never judge someone by the opinion of another.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Marilyn Monroe

I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.

Leslie Caron

Audrey Hepburn was in life the exquisite person she represented on screen.

Hubert de Givenchy, on Audrey Hepburn

She shared her joy with friends, but kept her unhappy moments to herself.

Sean Hepburn Ferrer

Style is a word we use often and for a multitude of purposes. In the case of my mother, Audrey Hepburn, it was the extension of an inner beauty held up by a life of discipline, respect for the other and hope in humanity.

Elizabeth Taylor

Audrey (Hepburn) was a lady with an elegance and charm that was unsurpassed, except by her love for underprivileged children all over the word.

Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady, 1964

The difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she is treated.

Audrey Hepburn

As a child, I was taught that it was bad manners to bring attention to yourself, and to never, ever make a spectacle of yourself.

The New York Times, 1993

What a burden she lifted from women. There was proof that looking good need not be synonymous with looking bimbo. Thanks to their first glimpse of Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday, half a generation of young females stopped stuffing their bras and teetering on stiletto heels.

Recommended reading

The World of Gloria Vanderbilt by Wendy Goodman, with a foreword by Anderson Cooper. © 2010. A beautiful photo biography of an amazing life. Ms. Vanderbilt is a real and true lady, no-one would doubt that. Heiress, painter, actress, designer, muse, model, writer, entrepreneur, icon.

Anderson Cooper, on his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt

My mom is a survivor, but she has none of the toughness that term often implies. She has strength, great stores of it, but she has refused to develop a layer of thick skin to protect herself. She remains vulnerable. It is a difficult and sometimes painful choice. She wants to remain open- open eyes, open mind, open heart. It's cost her, but she has succeeded.

Gloria Vanderbilt, upon being asked the source of her stregnth

I had an image of myself that at my core there was a rock-hard diamond that nothing could get at, nothing could crack.