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Wednesday, July 7, 2010


I'm going through a growth-spurt.

I've found great inspiration from
Jackie Kennedy, Grace Kelly, and Coco Chanel.
Their "classic style" was always dignified, elegant, graceful...
Not only in fashion, but in etiquette and poise.
Thinking of what they would do, wear, and behave in any given situation
has helped me become a better person.

Someone once told me,
"A certain type of man will look at Marilyn Monroe,
but every man looks at Jackie Kennedy."
That might have just been one man's opinion,
but there is certainly something to it.
Clothing will draw a specific kind of person to you.
It seems to me Marilyn dressed for men,
and Jackie dressed for herself.
In March of 1957, Marilyn was married to Arthur Miller
and taking classes at The Actors Studio.
The tasteful clothes she wore at this time,
brought out the grace and intelligence in her.

Marilyn in 1957:

Jackie Quotes:

"There are two kinds of women,
those who want power in the world
and those who want power in bed."

"Whenever I was upset by something in the papers,
Jack always told me to be more tolerant,
like a horse flicking away flies in the summer."

"You have to have been a Republican to know how good it is to be a Democrat."

"I have been through a lot and have suffered a great deal.
But I have had lots of happy moments, as well.
Every moment one lives is different from the other.
The good, the bad, hardship, the joy, the tragedy, love, and happiness
are all interwoven into one single, indescribable whole that is called life.
You cannot separate the good from the bad.
And perhaps there is no need to do so, either.”

“You are about to have your first experience with a Greek lunch.
I will kill you if you pretend to like it.”

“Being away from home gave me a chance to look at myself with a jaundiced eye.”

"Something you create yourself is the best kind of present."


Coco Chanel quotes:

"I don't understand how a woman can leave the house
without fixing herself up a little, if only out of politeness.
And then, you never know,
maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny.
And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny."

"The best color in the whole world,
is the one that looks good, on you!"

"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous."

"A women who doesn't wear perfume has no future."

"Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress."

"Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence,
but of those who have already taken possession of their future."

"Elegance is refusal."

"There are people who have money and people who are rich."

"Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury."

"Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty.
It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity."

"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself."

"A style does not go out of style as long as it adapts itself to its period.
When there is an incompatibility between the style and a certain state of mind,
it is never the style that triumphs."

"I invented my life by taking for granted
that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like."

"How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone."

"Nature gives you the face you have at twenty;
it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty."

"A woman has the age she deserves."

"There have been several Duchesses of Westminster but there is only one Chanel!

Mad Men's January Jones playing lost housewife Betty:


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