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50 Famous Quotes of Fashion's Greatest.

1 ) “One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress.” —Karl Lagerfeld

2) “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory.” —Coco Chanel

3) “I firmly believe that with the right footwear one can rule the world.” —Bette Midler

4) “I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity.” —Diana Vreeland

5) “A woman’s dress should be a like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.” —Sophia Loren

6) “I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet.” —Carrie Bradshaw

7) “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” —Kate Moss

8) “I can’t concentrate in flats!” —Victoria Beckham

9) “I don’t do fashion. I am fashion.” —Coco Chanel

10) “Walk like you have three men walking behind you.” —Oscar de la Renta

11) “You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.” —Edith Head

12) “Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life.” —Bill Cunningham

13) “When in doubt, wear red.” —Bill Blass

14) “I don’t design clothes. I design dreams.” —Ralph Lauren

15) “Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.” —Marc Jacobs

16) “Fashions fade, style is eternal.” —Yves Saint Laurent

17) “Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing.” —Alexander Wang

18) “How can you live the high life if you do not wear the high heels?” —Sonia Rykiel

19) “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 to live.” —Gianni Versace

20) “In difficult times, fashion is always outrageous.” —Elsa Schiaparelli

21) “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

22) “Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose.” —Lauren Hutton

23) “The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress.” —Hubert de Givenchy

24) “I know what women want. They want to be beautiful.” —Valentino Garavani

25) “A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” —Coco Chanel

26) “People will stare. Make it worth their while.” —Harry Winston

27) “Luxury is the ease of a t-shirt in a very expensive dress.” ―Karl Lagerfeld

28) “And now, I’m just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.” —Lady Gaga

29) “My look is attainable. Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair, buying the large sunglasses, and the little sleeveless dresses.” —Audrey Hepburn

30) “A little bad taste is like a nice splash of paprika. We all need a splash of bad taste—it’s hearty, it’s healthy, it’s physical. I think we could use more of it. No taste is what I’m against.” —Diana Vreeland

31) “Elegance is elimination.” —Cristóbal Balenciaga

32) “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” —Rachel Zoe

33) “Men tell me that I’ve saved their marriages. It costs them a fortune in shoes, but it’s cheaper than a divorce. So I’m still useful, you see” —Manolo Blahnik

34) “What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.” —Miuccia Prada

35) “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” —Coco Chanel

36) “Attitude is everything.” —Diane von Furstenberg

37) “We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.” —Yves Saint Laurent

38) “Playing dress-up begins at age five and never truly ends.” —Kate Spade

39) “Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered.” —Giorgio Armani

40) “Your dresses should be tight enough to show you’re a woman and loose enough to show you’re a lady.” —Edith Head

41) “The hardest thing in fashion is not to be known for a logo, but to be known for a silhouette.” —Giambattista Valli

42) “I don’t approach fashion. Fashion approaches me!” —Daphne Guinness

43) “We have this saying, Christy and I. We don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day.” —Linda Evangelista

44) “My look is a cocktail. I’m not as nicely turned out as the french, but I don’t care like the English.” —Jane Birkin

45) “More is more and less is a bore.” —Iris Apfel

46) “Clothes are like a good meal, a good movie, great pieces of music.” —Michael Kors

47) “I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity—all I hope for in my clothes. —Yves Saint Laurent

48) "Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness, simply didn’t know where to go shopping.” —Bo Derek

49) “Big girls need big diamonds.” —Elizabeth Taylor

50) “Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.” —Karl Lagerfeld



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this world is a terrifying place
it’s the worst kind of horror
one that you can never escape
one that threatens to ruin you by draining you of hope

but don’t let it
don’t you dare let the world swoop in and rip away your heart
because your heart, no matter how fragmented, containsย galaxiesย 

so yes, you can
yes, you will

you will fight by using your voice
you will conquer by using your soul
you will thrive by using your heart

and I will be right behind you
cheering you on like you have done for me
because you have inspired me to be a hurricane
and you have allowed me to be a sunriseย 

and I, I amย privileged to have the chance to have you in my life
and for that I owe you everything I can give

and they may be coming for those who think they can set on fire
to these ancient souls and wounded minds andย burning hearts
but they can not touch usย 
because we are the daughters of those they tried toย destroy once before

—  so now weโ€™re burning them by Abby S

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« In 1906, [Sophia Parnok] continued to doubt that she could find words to express what seemed inexpressible:

How can one write about the quiet fading
of vivid rushes deep within one’s soul?
About how thought, far off in sunless exile,
in morbid meditation or joyless sleep 
looks lifelessly inside herself, exhausted,
and slowly drowns in her own feebleness,
how can one write?
How can one write—about the golden-textured
ray thrown lazily upon the emerald waves?
The play of hues on strange and wondrous sea shells
and lightning’s whimsy, and the thought of thunderclouds.
The loving tuberose’s drunken fever,
and the weeping willow’s lonely tears—
how can one write?!

The three last lines of this poem may have encoded significance. The “loving tuberose” probably alludes to Nadezhda, whom the poet had associated with tuberoses in her juvenile love lyric, “Love has gone. The tuberoses have faded” (J-31). This suggests that the “weeping willow” represented the poetic speaker here, as it would occasionally in much later poems. Thus, Parnok addressed indirectly the issue of writing her lesbian love affair into her poetry as part of the general problem of finding words for the inexpressible. […]

I know profoundly well—you’ve shown me everything,
the breathing of the skies, and speech of mighty billows
and twinkling of the stars within the depths of air,
and lightning’s vivid laugh in gloomy quietude
you’ve given me with you in brilliant consonance. 

This brief poem could be read as the poet’s unconscious reply to her own query of how to write the unwritable, for it shows her underlying realization that she was writing about the inexpressible when she wrote with the knowledge she had received through the body of her woman-lover. »

— Diana L. Burgin, Sophia Parnok: The Life and Work of Russia’s Sappho

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On April 8, 1975, Josephine Baker starred in a retrospective revue in Paris, Joséphine à Bobino 1975, to honor her 50 years of performing. The revue, which was financed by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Prince Rainier, and Princess Grace, opened to spectacular reviews. Attendees at the opening-night audience included Mick Jagger, Sophia Loren, Diana Ross, Shirley Bassey, and Liza Minnelli.

Only 4 days later, Baker was discovered lying in her bed surrounded by newspapers with flattering reviews of her performance. She had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and was in a coma. She was taken to the hospital, where she died, at age 68, on April 12, 1975.  Her funeral took place at Église de la Madeleine. The first American-born woman to receive full French military honors at her funeral, Baker closed down the streets of Paris one last time. She was buried in the principality of her good friend, Princess Grace, at the Cimetière de Monaco in Monte Carlo.