Favorite Fashion / Designer Quotes

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  1. ShelleyBaby

    ShelleyBaby New Member

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    I'm not sure who it was, but I read the sig on from someones profile on here which quoted Tom Ford's 'Beauty is a powerful thing. It can add enormously to the quality of life.'

    Anyone care to share........?

    i'll get back to you with mine.

    x
     
  2. mikeijames

    mikeijames no tom ford, no thanks.

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    personally i love "elegance is refusal" although i can't nail down who actually said it first. i've heard it attributed to both coco chanel and diana vreeland. what it means to me, within the contexts of fashion, is that that sense of elegance is achieved from an outright clinging to one's refusals. a woman who refuses to wear a plunging neckline, for example, wears what she wears with such a personal and palpable elegance.
     
  3. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    i shall chant my mantra for all to hear...
    in the immortal words of the great designer christian dior...

    "it is not money that makes you well-dressed, it is understanding"

    :flower:
     
  4. tott

    tott slightly dizzy

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    Chanel said something like "Luxe should be treated as garbage, and garbage should be treated as luxe".

    It really is true, I think.
     
  5. pinkcouture

    pinkcouture New Member

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    "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." - Coco Chanel
     
  6. tiffany

    tiffany Active Member

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    that's a brilliant quote :flower:
     
  7. Alejandro

    Alejandro & R.V.R

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    F**k fashion :lol:
     
  8. purplelucrezia

    purplelucrezia New Member

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    "A fashionable woman is always in love- with herself."
    -La Rochefoucauld

    "About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs."
    -Manolo Blahnik

    "My weakness ... is architecture. I think of my work as ephemeral architecture, dedicated to the beauty of the female body."
    -Christian Dior

    "Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity; and fashion will drive them to acquire any custom."
    -William Shakespeare

    "Artistic creativity is a whirlpool of imagination that swirls in the depths of the mind."
    -Robert Toth

    (I posted all but the first one on this site...
    http://build.tripod.lycos.com/trellix/site...edit_page.html)
     
  9. Sephora_Socialite

    Sephora_Socialite Fierce Flava

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    This is one that I truly believe in

    "Fashion can be bought but style one must possess."- Coco Chanel

    Its true, you can be in expensive clothes and still look like trash if you don't have style B)
     
  10. Sephora_Socialite

    Sephora_Socialite Fierce Flava

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    Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear. - Anatole France :lol: True in so many cases..

    A man has his clothes made to fit him; a woman makes herself fit her clothes. - Edgar Watson Howe :lol: How many times have you women done that! I am a guilty of it :ninja:

    The expression a woman wears on her face is more important than the clothes she wears on her back. - Dale Carnegie B)

    Never in the history of fashion has so little material been raised so high to reveal so much that needs to be covered so badly. - Sir Cecil Beaton on mini-skirts

    Be not the first by whom the new are tried,
    Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. - Alexander Pope

    Fashion. A despot whom the wise ridicule and obey. - Ambrose Bierce

    It is fancy rather than taste which produces so many new fashions. - Voltaire :wacko:

    Dress simply. If you wear a dinner jacket, don't wear anything else on it ... like lunch or dinner. - George Burns :lol: Simple enough.

    Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury. -Coco Chanel

    Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.- Christian Dior

    What is this goofy walk that all the models do? You know that walk? Down the runway, like they really have to go somewhere. You know they're all wiggly, all full of importance and attitude. And then they get to the end and they look around and go, "Well, I guess I'll just go back." -from the show Seinfeld.
     
  11. As You Like It

    As You Like It Proponent of Plaid

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    Dior had some great lines back in the day.

    I remember there was one from him about the success of a dress design can best be judged by how much it makes a man want to take the dress off its wearer.
     
  12. Spike413

    Spike413 barcode

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    "Some say that there are more important things then fashion........yeah, right."

    It's from French Connection.
     
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    Oh do I know how true that is :innocent:
     
  14. ignitioned32

    ignitioned32 Mannikin

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    These are great quotes. :flower:

    I'm not sure if I have a favorite, but, I like "For something to be beautiful it doesn't have to be pretty." - Rei Kawakubo
     
  15. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    omg...igni...i :heart: that :blush: :heart:
     
  16. Sephora_Socialite

    Sephora_Socialite Fierce Flava

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    [/quote]
    Thats a great one igni! I :heart: it. :flower:
     
  17. Spike413

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    My new signature, it's so painfully true. Mlle. Chanel definitly new what she was talking about....
     
  18. snowqueen

    snowqueen New Member

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    "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." - Coco Chanel

    so true, i :heart: this quote

    it is my new msn screen name lol
     
  19. hollyslookingdry

    hollyslookingdry New Member

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    See the Chanel quote in my signature... :heart:
     
  20. ahhGucci

    ahhGucci Active Member

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    I can't remember the words, something about the emperor and his new clothes...
     

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