Friday, December 25, 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015

Ralph Lauren

It's not about age. It's about taste, and it's about lifestyle.

Just a thought

Soapbox incoming:
There are so many problems in the world that we have to struggle with.  From violence to natural disasters to injustice to poverty, there is an endless list of things to make life harder. Don't make yourself part of that list.
I think that one large stumbling block that so many women have to work to overcome is the tendency to try to turn themselves into men. I don't mean physically, and even mentally I think most people would not even realise that it was happening. But as human beings, we are shaped by our surroundings. And our surroundings, from every direction, scream at us that men are superior, that they are worth more, that they can do more, that being a woman is a weakness instead of a stregnth.
But that is where they are wrong. It is most definitely a stregnth. And I firmly and whole-heartedly believe that each and every woman is strong enough to fight the daily torrent of down-putting responses each and every day, we are strong enough to push past that, to look at ourselves and say, "I am me. And that's okay. In fact, that is not okay- it is great. I will keep being me."

Anonymous

Sometimes the strongest women are the ones who love beyond all faults, cry behind closed doors, and fights battles that nobody knows about.

Steve Maraboli

There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. That is the true essence of beauty.

Brock Lance Richardson

Don't marry a man unless you would be proud to have a son exactly like him.

Meenu Bagla

Don't try to fit in for the heck of it – your femininity is an asset, not a liability.

Marilyn Monroe

I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it.

A very famous quote from Miz Marilyn Monroe, there is a depth here that I believe can be overlooked easily. And it is in reference to feeling comfortable in one's own skin and sexuality and femininity. To be a woman and to be okay with that. It is more than an outward show of confidence, it is an inner Zen, if you like, an understanding that you are already all you need to be, and that by being yourself, you are being spectacular.
And who is remembered as being spectular more than Miss Norma Jean herself?

Anais Nin

How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?

Coco Chanel

A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant.

Coco Chanel

Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.

Margaret Thatcher

Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.

John Lennon

As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.

Marianne Williamson

When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.

Audrey Hepburn

There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don't need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.

Viktor Frankl

Everything can be taken from... a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.

Margaret Thatcher

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Just a thought

To quote the estimable Debra N. Mancoff in her book "Fashion in Impressionist Paris'" clothing provides "an articulate and accessible code of modern identity. Through their attire, men and women negotiated the complex world's of public image, proper decorum and personal relationships."
Like it or not, any impression made by you will include influence from your personal appearance. That is human nature. And not only would a lady never allow herself to be seen looking less than perfect, she would also never want to lose out on an opportunity to demonstrate her class and ladyship. Therefore, whether you are fashionably inclined or you don't know taupe from mauve really doesn't matter. What matters is that there should be a modesty and attention to detail in your dress, grooming, and hygene that will leave no one wondering whether you are a lady. "Such details would not have gone unnoticed, and in a portrait they would have represented the attributes of a respectable woman."

Monday, December 14, 2015

Link

https://youtu.be/B0rPT2TG7So

This video beautifully illustrates a brief visit to a ladies' finishing school in the United Kingdoms. With interesting viewpoints, rousing conversation, and an intellectual debate, this video is a must-watch for anyone who wishes to learn more.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Link

Audrey Hepburn on We Heart It - http://weheartit.com/entry/212793040