Saturday, 19 May 2012

Fashion Aphorism III. Resources for the Aesthete.

Third and last episode (yes, like in Star Wars). If you've lost my previous posts about fashion quotes, and maybe you're looking for fashion aphorisms by actual fashion designers, then go here and here
These ones come instead from great personalities of the Past: poets, moralists, politicians - and a king (SIC)! Some may seem out of the fashion contest, anyway are very helpful to define beauty.
Beautiful clothes are a sign of joy, Joseph Joubert.

Only great minds can afford a simple style, Stendhal.

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love, J. W. Goethe.

Style is a simple way of saying complicated things, Jean Cocteau.

Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself, Samuel Butler.

Where no one are beaux, 'tis vain to be a belle, George Lyttelton.

All changed, changed utterly: a terrible beauty is born, W. B.Yeats.

The novelties of one generation are only the resuscitated fashions of the generation before last, George Bernard Shaw.

Gold! gold! gold! gold! Bright and yellow, hard and cold!, Thomas Hood.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away, Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

The secret of fashion is to surprise and never to disappoint, Edward George Bulwer-Lytton.

The instability of our tastes is the occasion of the irregularity of our lives, Stanislaus Leszczynski.

Fashion is what one wears oneself. What is unfashionable is what other people wear, Oscar Wilde.

26 comments:

  1. Interesting! Thank you for this cofee-aphorims-break!
    Mariana

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    1. That was the last one, I swear! Thank you for your appreciation though!

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  2. Good Day to you ! I was so happy to see that your pictures take you to your etsy shop. I favorited your shop and also you're in my circle.

    Fabulous bracelet and post.

    Happiness to all.

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    1. ...great! Thank you so much. Happiness to you as well!!!!

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  3. great sentens:) nice post:)
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  4. thanky ou so much:) I follow you to:)!

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  5. Love Antoine de Saint-Exupery's but absolutely adore the quote from Oscar Wilde.

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  6. The Oscar Wilde quote is my favorite, makes so much sense! Now to your Etsy shop to see what you have been making!

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  7. why the last none? i really enjoy them :D
    the Goethe one is great!

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    1. ...thank you! I just felt kind of mental publishing three posts of aphorisms!

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    2. Right, I agree 3 is the perfect number :P

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  8. fabulous bracelet, lovely quotes(:

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  9. I like the sarcasm of Wilde! Your bracelet is so beautiful!

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  10. I quote oscar wilde, always the best!
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    1. Ciao ti volevo seguire, mi dici come? Non vedo nè il pulsante di GFC nè quello di bloglovin. Fammi sapere, ci tengo!

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  11. Oscar Wilde is the best!!! so sarcastic but truthful!! :)

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    1. ...Thanks! Oscar Wilde has been the most appreciated, and that'd mean something!

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    1. Thank you for passing by! I love your jewelry, and your etsy shop of course!

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  13. It really is a pleasure to read these quotes :) The second and fourth are my favorites! Thanks for your sweet comment :) XX

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  15. Oscar Wilde is fabulous!!

    Kisses

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  16. Elettrarossa, mi piacciono tanto i tuoi "Fashion Aphorism", ma te ne è sfuggito uno molto famoso, famoso a livello planetario:

    "il vero must per essere cool è una gonnella che fa la ruota e un tocco di lucido alle labbra" ALLEGRA B

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    1. :D MissMinù, sei un genio! Ringrazia l'autrice da parte di tutte noi!

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