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21 Fashion Quotes

Today’s Blog Article is a little different. These are fashion quotes in no particular order. Some will make you smile, some will make you go ‘ouch’ and some will have you nodding your head in agreement.

Enjoy them.

Chocolate Strawberry Mousse1.  If not for chocolate, there would be no need for control top pantyhose. An entire garment industry would be devastated.  ~Author Unknown

2.  Just around the corner in every woman’s mind – is a lovely dress, a wonderful suit, or entire costume which will make an enchanting new creature of her.  ~Wilhela Cushman

3.  Women usually love what they buy, yet hate two-thirds of what is in their closets.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960

4.  You have to have the kind of body that doesn’t need a girdle (or Shapewear) in order to get to pose in one.  ~Carolyn Kenmore

5.  On the subject of dress almost no one, for one or another reason, feels truly indifferent:  if their own clothes do not concern them, somebody else’s do.  ~Elizabeth Bowen

6.  Confidence, darling, is elegance.  ~ Desiree Mejer, designer

7.  Clothes can suggest, persuade, connote, insinuate, or indeed lie, and apply subtle pressure while their wearer is speaking frankly and straightforwardly of other matters.  ~Anne Hollander

8.  To be a fashionable woman is to know yourself, know what you represent, and know what works for you.  To be ‘in fashion’ could be a disaster on 90 per cent of women.  You are not a page out of Vogue.  ~Author Unknown

9.  If men liked shopping, they’d call it research. ~Cynthia Nelms

10. Women dress alike all over the world: they dress to be annoying to other women.  ~Elsa Schiaparelli

11. Colour is like food for the spirit – plus it’s not addictive or fattening.  ~Isaac Mizrahi, Designer

12. I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant.  They have expression, modesty, sex appeal and simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes.  ~Yves Saint Laurent

13. Clothes are never a frivolity:  they always mean something.  ~James Laver

14. The quickest way to know a woman is to go shopping with her.  ~Marcelene Cox

Uncomfortable Nail Heels15. If the feet are uncomfortable, the mind is uncomfortable.  ~ Donald J Pliner, shoe designer

16. Sure God created man before woman. But then you always make a rough draft before the final masterpiece.  ~Author Unknown

17. You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen.  But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul’s own doing.  ~Marie Stopes

18. What you wear is a little story about your life.  ~ Victoria Gallegos, Prada Supersaleswoman

19. You’ve got to know the shape of your body and accentuate what God gave you.  ~ Lela Rochan, actress

20. Darling, the legs aren’t so beautiful. I just know what to do with them.  ~ Marlene Dietrich, actress

21. I keep trying to lose weight… but it keeps finding me!  ~Author Unknown

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‘How Not to Look Old’

How Not to look Old - Review ‘How Not to look Old – Fast and effortless ways to look 10 years younger, 10 pounds lighter, 10 times better’ by Charla Krupp was recommended to me by a friend. It was first published in hard cover in 2008 for the American market and targets women who really cannot afford to let themselves go because of personal and financial reasons.

This book covers the many aging challenges we women over 40 face. (Maybe our mothers had it easier. They could age without all this emphasis on looking ’10 years younger, 10 pounds lighter & 10 times better’. Too late now! We baby boomers live in different times.)

There is good advice in ‘How Not to Look Old’ that every woman can use. Charla goes from the top of your head to the tip of your toes.

Do the quiz in Chapter 1 to find out whether you are high, medium or low maintenance. (You probably know this already. It’s just good to be able to say to your husband or partner ‘See! I am not as high maintenance as you think!)

Each chapter starts with ‘Nothing ages you like …’ and is your anti-aging checklist. At the end of each chapter Charla tells you what to buy in all price ranges and where to find it (great when shopping in the US or searching for anti-aging products and services on the web). She covers hair, makeup, clothes, underwear and accessories.

As an Image Consultant and Baby Boomer Personal Stylist, I agree with most of what Charla says. I’ve just taught them to my clients using different words.

Books like ‘How Not to Look Old’ can feel overwhelming by the time you get to the last chapter. There are lots of dos and don’ts in these types of books. My suggestion is to pick three areas to start with and then consistently apply just one tip from each of those chapters for the next three months. If you like the result, you can come back to the book and choose three more tips to apply. That way you get real value from the book and others will notice you looking younger, standing taller and acting more confident.

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