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Quote of the Day: 21 March ’12~Miuccia Prada

“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

Miuccia Prada,(born Miuccia Prada Bianchi; 10 May 1949) is an Italian fashion designer (Prada, Miu Miu) and entrepreneur. She also has a Ph.D. in Political Science. Was born in Milan, the youngest granddaughter of Mario Prada, founder of the company. According to: Forbes.com's The World's Richest People 2001: "She and her husband, Patrizio Bertelli, took over the family-owned luxury goods manufacturer in 1978. Since then, they've turned it into a fashion powerhouse, acquiring Jil Sander, Helmut Lang and shoemaker Church & Co." Prada is a collector of contemporary art and owns several artworks by Young British Artists (YBAs) including Damien Hirst.


Quote of the Day: 18 Aug. ’11~Quentin Crisp

“Fashion is what you adopt when you don’t know who you are.” ~Quentin Crisp

Quentin Crisp

Quentin Crisp (born Denis Charles Pratt, 25 December 1908(1908-12-25) – 21 November 1999(1999-11-21)), was an English writer and raconteur. He became a gay icon in the 1970s after publication of his memoir, The Naked Civil Servant.


Quote of the Day: 25 March ’11~Alexander Pope

“Be not the first by whom the new are tried, nor yet the last to lay the old aside.”~Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) was an eighteenth-century English poet, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. He is the third most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare and Tennyson. Pope is famous for his use of the heroic couplet.


Quote of the Day: 22 March ’11~Nina Garcia via Twitter

“Style is about identifying who you want to be. To do this, you have to seek out your inspirations. Anything can be a source of inspiration”~Nina Garcia

Nina García de Castellanos, (born May 3, 1965) commonly known as Nina Garcia, is a Colombian fashion journalist and critic who has held the post of Fashion Director at Elle and Marie Claire magazines, and is currently a judge on the Lifetime reality television program Project Runway.


Quote of the Day: 21 March ’11~George Bernard Shaw

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

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama, and he wrote more than 60 plays.


Quote of the Day: 19 March ’11~Mark Twain

“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. “~Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876).


Quote of the Day: 17 March ’11~Anatole France

“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

Anatole France (16 April 1844 – 12 October 1924), born François-Anatole Thibault, was a French poet, journalist, and novelist. He was born in Paris, and died in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire. He was a successful novelist, with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters. He was a member of the Académie française, and won the Nobel Prize for Literature.


Quote of the Day: 16 March ’11~Bruce Oldfield

“Fashion is more usually a gentle progression of revisited ideas.”~Bruce Oldfield

Bruce Oldfield OBE (born 14 July 1950) is a British fashion designer, best known for his couture occasionwear. He dresses Hollywood actresses, British and International royalty and European aristocracy; famous clients have included Sienna Miller, Barbra Streisand, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Diana Ross, Emmanuelle Seigner, Rihanna, Kelly Brook, Taylor Swift, Elizabeth McGovern, Rosamund Pike, Anjelica Huston, Faye Dunaway, Melanie Griffith, Charlotte Rampling, Jerry Hall, Joan Collins, Queen Noor of Jordan and Queen Rania of Jordan and Diana, Princess of Wales.


Quote of the Day:15 March ’11~Manolo Blahnik

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

Manuel "Manolo" Blahnik Rodríguez CBE, (pronounced /məˈnoʊloʊ ˈblɑːnɨk/; born 28 November 1942), is a Spanish fashion designer and founder of the self-named, high-end shoe brand.


Quote of the Day: 10 March ’11~Donna Karan

“Today, fashion is really about sensuality—how a woman feels on the inside. In the ’80s women used suits with exaggerated shoulders and waists to make a strong impression. Women are now more comfortable with themselves and their bodies—they no longer feel the need to hide behind their clothes.”~Donna Karan

 

Born Donna Ivy Faske, Karan is an American fashion designer and the creator of the Donna Karan New York and DKNY clothing labels


Quote of the Day: 24 Feb. ’11~Mark Twain

“Clothes make the man.  Naked people have little or no influence on society.”~Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876).


Quote of the Day: 22 Feb. ’11~Sophia Loren

“A woman’s dress should be like a barbedwire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.”~Sophia Loren

In 1962, Loren won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Two Women, along with 21 awards, becoming the first actress to win an Academy Award for a non-English-speaking performance. Loren has won 50 international awards, including two Oscars, seven Golden Globe Awards, a Grammy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Laurel Award.


Quote of the Day: 20 Feb. ’11~Jane Austen

“Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim.”~Jane Austen

Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature, her realism and biting social commentary cementing her historical importance among scholars and critics.


Quote of the Day: 19 Feb. ’11~Anne Petry

“A man hasn’t got a corner on virtue just because his shoes are shined.”~Anne Petry

Petry (October 12, 1908 – April 28, 1997) was an American author who became the first black woman writer with book sales topping a million copies for her novel The Street.


Qoute of the Day: 18 Feb. ’11~P.J. O’Rourke

“Never wear anything that panics the cat.”~P.J. O’Rourke

O'Rourke (born November 14, 1947) is an American political satirist, journalist, writer, and author. O'Rourke is the H. L. Mencken Research Fellow at the Cato Institute and is a regular correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, The American Spectator, and The Weekly Standard, and frequent panelist on National Public Radio's game show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! He is known in the United Kingdom as the face of a long-running series of television advertisements for British Airways in the 1990s.


Quote of the Day: 15 Feb. ’11~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I have heard with admiring submission the experience of the lady who declared that the sense of being perfectly well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquility which religion is powerless to bestow.”~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Letters and Social Aims

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Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American lecturer, essayist, and poet, best remembered for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.


Quote of the Day: 14 Feb. ’11~Stella Blum

“Fashion is so close in revealing a person’s inner feelings and everybody seems to hate to lay claim to vanity so people tend to push it away. It’s really too close to the quick of the soul.”~ Stella Blum

Blum is an American Fashion Author


Quote of the Day: 13 Feb.’11~Will Rogers

“Every time a woman leaves off something she looks better, but every time a man leaves off something he looks worse.”~Will Rogers

Rogers, (November 4, 1879 – August 15, 1935) was an American cowboy, comedian, humorist, social commentator, vaudeville performer and actor and one of the best-known celebrities in the 1920s and 1930s.


Quote of the Day: 12 Feb. ’11~Isaac Bashevis Singer

“What a strange power there is in clothing.”~Isaac Bashevis Singer

Singer was a Jewish American author noted for his short stories. He was one of the leading figures in the Yiddish literary movement, and received the Nobel Prize in literature in 1978.


Quote of the Day: 11 Feb. ’11~Georg Simmel

“Judging from the ugly and repugnant things that are sometimes in vogue, it would seem as though fashion were desirous of exhibiting its power by getting us to adopt the most atrocious things for its sake alone.”~Georg Simmel

Simmel was a major German sociologist, philosopher, and critic.


Quote of the Day: 10 Feb. ’11~Roland Barthes

“Is not the most erotic part of the body wherever the clothing affords a glimpse?”~Roland Barthes

Barthes was a French literary theorist, philosopher, critic, and semiotician. Barthes' ideas explored a diverse range of fields and he influenced the development of schools of theory including structuralism, semiotics, existentialism, social theory, Marxism, anthropology and post-structuralism.


Quote of the Day: 9 Feb. ’11~Fran Lebowitz

“If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater… suggest that he wear a tail.”~Fran Lebowitz

Lebowitz is an American author & is best known for her sardonic social commentary on American life as filtered through her New York sensibilities. Some reviewers have called her a modern day Dorothy Parker.


Quote of the Day: 8 Feb. ’11~Cecil Beaton

“The truly fashionable are beyond fashion.”~Cecil Beaton

Beaton was an English fashion and portrait photographer, diarist, interior designer and an Academy Award-winning stage and costume designer for films and the theatre. He was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1970.


Quote of the Day: 7 Feb. ’11~Jean-Paul Gaultier

“It’s always the badly dressed people who are the most interesting.”~Jean Paul Gaultier