I spent the day getting re-inspired by my favorite design icons of all time. I needed something to jump start my stalled engine of a brain, to re-energize my waning spirit. I knew exactly where to find it from. The mouths of the firestarters themselves. I was so happy to find so many great quotes to get my good juju going again!
“When in doubt, wear red.”
Bill Blass, fall 2011
“One is never over- or underdressed with a little black dress.”
Chanel couture, fall 2011
“Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.”
—Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent in Paris, 1974
“A woman’s dress should be a like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.”
Sophia Loren in Paris, 1960
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
—Leonardo da Vinci
Calvin Klein, spring 2011
“Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.”
Jean Cocteau, 1936
“Women should look like women. A piece of cardboard has no sexuality.”
Gisele wearing Alexander McQueen at the 2011 Met Gala
“You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet.”
Christian Dior, fall 2011
“I can’t concentrate in flats!”
Victoria Beckham at the Chanel cruise 2007 runway show
“Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable.”
Donna Karan, fall 2011
“Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing.”
Alexander Wang, spring 2010
“Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.”
Marilyn Monroe circa 1952
“I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet.”
On location for the Sex and the City: The Movie in 2007
I don’t do fashion. I am fashion.”
Coco Chanel, 1937
"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different."
"The difference between style and fashion is quality."
"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous."
"Fashion: by which what is really fantastic becomes for a moment the universal."
Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity. - Coco Chanel
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman. - Coco Chanel